Mystic Snake


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Rare
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" Rare
Apocalypse 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

5D_Phantom on Denial Factory (U/W/G Control)

11 hours ago

I would replace Mystic Snake with Spell Queller. It removes your dependence on green, costs 1 less mana, has flying, and has 1 more toughness than Mystic Snake. The only downside is the 4 mana limit (not a huge problem in modern) and the fact that the spell comes back if Spell Queller leaves the battlefield.

Interestingly enough, according to the rulings, "If Spell Queller leaves the battlefield before its enters-the-battlefield triggered ability resolves, its leaves-the-battlefield triggered ability triggers, resolves, and does nothing. Then its first triggered ability resolves and exiles the spell forever." so you could spend total 4 mana (the same as Mystic Snake) to cast Unsummon in response, thus getting 2 uses out of Spell Queller while permanently exiling the first spell.

Emzed on BUG Birthing Pod Toolbox Control

1 week ago

While the card can certainly shine, I don't think you need to worry about a ban. It clearly isn't on the same level as Griselbrand, which is needs no other resources to win once he is on the field. Protean Hulk just recently got unbanned, and I believe that one as well as Deadeye Navigator and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker are all more powerful than Razaketh. Paying 8 mana for a big flyer and some Diabolic Intents is nice if built around properly, but if you really want to push into a competitive direction, the 5cmc version in Sidisi, Undead Vizier is superior just because it's cheaper. In the end, getting Mystic Snake isn't the most broken thing you can do with a tutor, Ad Nauseam, Necropotence or Yawgmoth's Will are.

T12H on BUG Birthing Pod Toolbox Control

1 week ago


He is in the 99 for me. He pretty much ends the game when he gets out every time. I Birthing Pod Hornet Queen into Razaketh, the Foulblooded so I have 4 creatures to sac to him. That is the dream scenario, but I have played him with just 2 creatures and it is just broken to be able to tutor up instant speed Mystic Snake, then find a Chord of Calling to clone the snake. If someone tries to remove him just sac every one of your useless creatures for whatever you want lol. I just think if Griselbrand is banned it won't take long before people realize a creature that turns every one of your creatures into a Diabolic Intent is too good.

joleson490 on Animar's Hydra Horde

1 week ago

I kinda wanted to build this deck too. the one issue i have is the $35 dollar price tag on an animar. As for Suggestions, I'd try and add in things like Gyre Sage, Mystic Snake, Master Biomancer, Temur Sabertooth and Cloudstone Curio. All have various utility. Cloudstone Curio and sabertooth both help bounce things you want back in your hand. The snake is a counterspell on a stick. Gyre Sage is a mana dork and Master Biomancer gets more counters on your hydras and Animar if he leaves the field for some reason.

tntturtle5 on Edric, The Returner

2 weeks ago

Unfortunately I believe Primeval Titan is banned in Commander.

Love Kruphix though, always looking for different cards I can play in my own! Mystic Speculation seems super cool, I should try it out.

I think Seedborn Muse is a card you can pick up. It's not likely going to be dropping in price, so if budget is a concern then Murkfiend Liege is also a possible inclusion. Omnath, Locus of Mana is also a great way to store colored mana, which can sometimes be relevant, while providing you with a large body to beat face with. I also feel like there is a significant lack of counterspells in the deck. Forbid is a great card if you can draw a bunch of cards off of conSphinx or something. But at least a Counterspell, Arcane Denial, Muddle the Mixture or even a Mystic Snake. Additionally, Voidslime, Disallow, and Trickbind are also catch-all answers to that can save you in various scenarios.

Creature-wise, I think you could have an Ulvenwald Hydra, Deadeye Navigator, Nylea, God of the Hunt, and Thassa, God of the Sea are also good inclusions.

Onall_Tarbal on Derevi, Master of Becoming

3 weeks ago

Finally I got a working Derevi deck.

Relies on some combos:

Xenograft + Turntimber Ranger

Deadeye Navigator+Derevi, Empyrial Tactician+Gilded Lotus


Kismet+Stasis+Eon Hub

Sage of Fables+Lorescale Coatl

Deadeye Navigator+Draining Whelk/Mystic Snake

Vedalken Mastermind+Stasis

There are lots of synergies in the deck, so basically you can control the board soon and win choking and restraining your opponents in the mid-term game.

greyninja on Animar, Soul of Ass-Kickery!!

4 weeks ago

Hey I hope you're still working on this! You commented on my deck and it took me a bit to get back as well. I know I +1'd a long ass time ago lol

Since you are going all creatures: you need to find ones that fulfil roles of noncreature spells.

Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Coiling Oracle, maybe Ondu Giant. You have Solemn Simulacrum and Birds of Paradise which are fantastic. There's really expensive ramp too, like Bloom Tender and Lotus Cobra

Phyrexian Ingester, Duplicant, Flametongue Kavu, Inferno Titan... Reclamation Sage, Ainok Survivalist, Manglehorn, Woodfall Primus... Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk...

I could not agree more with hintseeker's first point about drawing cards and utilizing colorless creatures. That's the meat n potatoes of the deck

I like Shaman of the Great Hunt; but not everybody does! It can chug along and turns all your creatures into pseudo-vampires. What's not to like? Thrasios, Triton Hero has a similar draw ability. Rashmi, Eternities Crafter is rad. Prime Speaker Zegana can be huge. Vizier of the Menagerie is a cool new card. Elvish Visionary and Wall of Blossoms just went back into my deck. I don't run Sages of the Anima since I'm running noncreature spells I want to draw, but it would be great in here once you've decided you've played enough lands. Filter them out for multiple creatures per draw. Oracle of Mul Daya is a thing too, and Magus of the Future

To put Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Great Whale, and Palinchron into perspective; imagine the payoff of untapping all your lands after casting multiple creature spells and just keep going. Now bounce one of them with Shrieking Drake/Dream Stalker/Man-o'-War, cast again, keep going. With enough +1/+1 counters on animar: Temur Sabertooth can bounce them for infinite mana and infinite animar counters (Cloud of Faeries needs lands like Izzet Boilerworks/Gruul Turf/Simic Growth Chamber). Deadeye Navigator can also gain infinite mana via "Flicker" effect. Lastly, Tidespout Tyrant bouncing any two colorless and/or land-untapping creatures you control goes infinite. Whether it's eldrazi or morph doesn't matter. Ancestral Statue alone bounces itself into an infinite animar

Obviously I've given way too many suggestions. Choose what works for you and your budget. Also every playgroup/meta is different.

You have some bangers in here like Maelstrom Wanderer, Craterhoof Behemoth, Phyrexian Metamorph, etc. Anger and Ogre Battledriver are great for an aggro deck like this

Cards I would take out: Ancient Silverback, Enclave Elite, Frontier Guide, Hanweir Lancer, AEther Membrane, Primal Clay, Young Wolf, etc. Instead of running something like Grazing Gladehart; invest in a Purphoros, God of the Forge mwahahaha

Above all, have fun! Cheers!

Arian_the_Fox on The Delver's Home: The Simic Combine (Budget Deck)

1 month ago

Maybe drop one or both Mystic Snake sense you have other counterspells that work with Delver. Maybe drop to 1 Hooting Mandrills? To make room for 2 things from the ice. Or drop 1 of the Bounding Krasis. Cryptic Serpent is another interesting option. Bigger than Madrills but no trample. I would use Nature's Way instead of Prey Upon personally.

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