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Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Gain control of target spell. You may choose new targets for it. (If that spell becomes a permanent, it enters the battlefield under your control.)

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Aethersnatch Discussion

griffstick on

1 month ago

You've got counterspells so Asceticism can get cut plus it doesn't protect from board wipes. Besides it's your artifacts that are more important.

Cut Genesis Wave you have to many instants and sorcery spells.

Aethersnatch Its not strong enough.

Cut Mirror Match, unless you find yourself going up against slivers or other strong creature based decks. If you want to keep this then go ahead. But I think you've got enough counterspells to stop the real threats.

griffstick on

1 month ago

I thing coolest thing to do here is add flash speed spells. Leyline of Anticipation, and Vedalken Orrery. Are both really strong here other spells that fit right in are Aethersnatch,Commandeer, Counterlash, Gather Specimens, Kindred Summons, Mirror Match, Nexus of Fate, AEtherspouts, Desertion, Mystic Confluence, Spell Swindle

I would also look into artifact ramp with unwinding clock to untap them to put more mana in the pool. Cards like Victory Chimes are perfect

rob_shifflett on Need An Answer To My ...

2 months ago

Gather Specimens and Aethersnatch seem really good here.

Madcookie on ETB effects on creatures stolen ...

2 months ago

@KablamoBoom If you were to Dominate Sleeper Agent you still don't get to retarget its ETB effect. People explained it but I see there is still some misunderstandings. MTGArena or Xmage is great at visualizing this type of stuff, but imagine the ETB as a separate "card", popping on the stack. You can remove the creature card from the battlefield, but its trigger "card" is still on the stack and is controlled by the person on whose side the creature entered the battlefield. Therefore with effects like Dominate that target stuff already on the battlefield, you don't control the ETB trigger and can't retarget it. Imagine we are playing commander with a third person. He casts Sleeper Agent and it resolves. He says "Madcookie will get the creature", you cast Dominate, before the trigger has resolved and steal it. Then the trigger which exists on the stack as "Madcookie gains control of this object eg.Sleeper Agent" resolves and you lose control of the creature and I gain control of it and will lose 2 life on my upkeep if it is still there.

Lastly I suggested Aethersnatch because I got the feeling you were interested in getting a certain ETB. Once a creature has entered the battlefield any ETB from it go on the stack and are controlled by the person whose side of the battlefield it entered play and as far as I know there aren't any cards that can steal triggers from the stack.

Madcookie on ETB effects on creatures stolen ...

2 months ago

To add further explanation. Ray of Command takes control of a creature after it is on the battlefield and its ETB effect has already gone on the stack. In order to do what I assume you wanted to do you need to cast something like Aethersnatch which takes control of a spell (any spell, even their commander) while it is on the stack and when it resolves if it was a permanent, it will enter the battlefield under your control and you will get the ETB.

Neotrup on Approach of the Second Sun+Aethersnatch

5 months ago

That was the initial question. The answer is, if Approach of the Second Sun is resolving and it wasn't cast, wasn't cast from your hand, or wasn't the second time it was cast, it will gain you 7 life and go to it's owner's library.

If you cast an Approach of the Second Sun, then later you're opponent uses Mindclaw Shaman to cast your Approach of the Second Sun from your hand and you Aethersnatch it, that will let you win the game, but outside of a niche circumstance like that you're not going to win Aethersnatching an Approach of the Second Sun.

Penguno on Approach of the Second Sun+Aethersnatch

5 months ago

Follow up:

If it was the opponent's second time casting Approach and I used Aethersnatch, what happens?

Colten_Lee on Approach of the Second Sun+Aethersnatch

5 months ago

At a local edh the other day and the following happened.

My opponent cast Approach of the Second Sun for his second time. I Aethersnatch it. What happens??

We played it as I gain 7, and it went in his deck.

He said I should have won bc it was the second cast, and from his hand. I said no bc I haven't cast it at all...let alone from my hand.

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