Mystic Snake


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Mystic Snake

Creature — Snake

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)

When Mystic Snake enters the battlefield, counter target spell.

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Mystic Snake Discussion

foxinsox on Slimmy ponza

2 days ago

Hey mate,

You've got some great ideas here. I think you're spreading yourself a little thin with your game plan though. Perhaps, as you mentioned in your comment, stick to a counter strategy.

Zur's Weirding is a wacky card, but I'm not sure I agree it really works with this build - not win more, just kind of unnecessary. I think, if I were to approach it, I would build it with a primary focus on disruption:

OUT: 3x Zur's Weirding 4x Tireless Tracker 3x Mwonvuli Acid-Moss 2x Primal Command 2x Eternal Witness 1x Torrential Gearhulk

IN: 3x Mystic Snake 2x Birds of Paradise 2x Voidslime 4x Snapcaster Mage 3x Familiar's Ruse

Familiar's Ruse is hilarious in this build as it basically is a Counterspell that nets you another Counterspell when you bounce pretty much any of your creatures back to your hand so you can replay your Mystic Snake, Snapcaster Mage or any other of the creatures that have a pretty brutal disruptive effect.

I love the primal witness soft lock - I just don't think it fits here.

Nice work!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Venser: Wishful Blinking

1 month ago

I have a blink deck in the same colours: Eternal Displaceness (finite combo flicker).

Though my deck isn't modern legal, you might like some cards out of it: Mystic Snake is just ridiculous with blink effects, and it's especially great with Displace and eternal witness. A card i really enjoy in my list is Battlefield Thaumaturge.

Agent_Fire on Muldrotha the Unyielding Graveyard

1 month ago

I feel like Glen Elendra Archmage is a must-have in any Muldrotha deck. As Foretold is a good choice due to how it allows you to cast cards from the grave for free. I would also try Mystic Snake. Also, try The Gitrog Monster. Look into Riftsweeper as a way to return stuff from the exile.

Lotuslaz1 on Derevi *still figuring this out*

1 month ago

Far too little creatures. Your general ramps you so you dont need too many ineffective ramp spells. Go gor a creature toolbox style deck. Wood Elves, Acidic Slime, Mystic Snake, Mulldrifter are all good cheap inexpensive creatures that have immedeate value. And prolonged value with your general out. For creature tokens the splicers are not good. You should try for creatures that tap to put out a token or actual creature like Elvish Piper or Kazandu Tuskcaller

AdventureSpence on Greed: Trip to Podalicious Value Town Baby!

1 month ago


Yes, come to the dark side

Let me know what crazy stuff you end up doing, that conversation may have inspired me to add Time Warp to my build :D

Also, I may have a chip on my shoulder because I couldn't make Mystic Snake work in limited, but then I remembered that Pod cares about cmc, not strength or toughness.... Who knows, maybe I'll mess around with it.

Crav96 on Greed: Trip to Podalicious Value Town Baby!

1 month ago

AdventureSpence Just put out the Vat to try it out. Anything goes wrong I blame you hahah!

But seriously, the concept seems amazing so Im excited to try it out. I didn't take out Mystic Snake as I have the option to abuse counters by copying it with the Vat, so I want to try that out.

AdventureSpence on Muldrotha, Never Say Die

1 month ago

Haha that might be a while, but I'm open to it once I see some results! And I'm definitely open to constructive criticism, I've been playing magic on and off since 2010 but really only got serious about it in the last year or so, and I'm even newer to Commander so I'll take all the help I can get.

I'm definitely looking forward to play testing (once I trade half my collection) and I'm certainly hoping the deck will grow and evolve as I play it. Sultai is just my jam, I can definitely see Muldrotha being the deck that I keep forever and constantly tinker with.

When you say you don't see Mimic Vat as honest, are we talking "Fair Magic" honest? I can see that I guess, but I don't know how it's any more degenerate than Birthing Pod hahaha. As far as things you could take out for it, I'm not a huge fan of Mystic Snake in this deck just due to the fact that Muldrotha can only bring it back on your turn. Mimic vat can do fun things like imprint on Archaeomancer and bring back your Swan Song or your Frantic Search... or your Time Warp :D Not quite as mana efficient, but far more flexible (and yeah,I guess it's a little dishonest).

I'm definitely excited to see how your deck evolves as well, make sure you keep it updated so I can come back and steal your ideas in the future :)


ElPared on Everflowing Harmony

2 months ago

Has anyone suggested Mystic Snake yet? He seems OP in this deck especially if you were to add some blinking to it like Momentary Blink or Cloudshift (I think Blink is superior due to flashback, but grace is indeed faster and is worded more in your favor in niche cases).

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