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Creature — Human Wizard
When Reflector Mage enters the battlefield, return target creature an opponent controls to its owner's hand. That creature's owner can't cast spells with the same name as that creature until your next turn.
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Reflector Mage Discussion
1 hour ago
I've seen some people playing Kess in modern. Personally, I think what she contributes, we already had. And what we lack, she can't provide. Right now the biggest problem decks for Grixis are Hogaak Vine and Tron. Kess shines when playing against UW Control, Jund, and I suppose Humans and Phoenix to a lesser extent. UW Control and Jund are, like, the best matchups for Grixis. I don't think a 70% win rate or higher is inaccurate. We don't really need more tools to beat those decks. As a 4 mana creature, Kess is a little bit of a liability. If the humans player can bounce her with Reflector Mage , then we're in a bad spot. And she is pretty terrible vs Tron, which is a matchup that can be winnable with the right configuration.
Nonetheless, I may be underestimating her. I have not tested her extensively and there are other grixis players who are big believers in the power of Kess in modern. If a Kess list can prove itself, then I will definitely be interested in trying it out.
5 days ago
Hi everyone, ive always wanted to build the Humans deck but, as you know, its very expensive so i came out with differents variations of this deck but they never convinced me. Finally i came out with this variation that is, i think better tha the others, or at least more interesting. This is part of it:
The thing is that i dont know if its good enough to start. Im still searching for a substitude for Phantasmal Image , cuz here were i live its at least 15 euros each one. I dont know if i should go with only two or three Aether Vial , cuz its expensive too. Lands are another problem, Cavern of souls its really really expensive so i need a substitude. i guess ill go with Ancient Ziggurat and Unclaimed Territory but i dont know which other lands should i take.
6 days ago
------ Not Viable for DCMD, Extremely slow or just bad to the bone... 20HP mate...
++++++ Gucci 80% - 100% + played cards in Jeskai, Also Auto-includes!
42 Lands GucciBass
12 Obvious DCMD cuts but okay for the slower MTGO1v1Cmdr :
1 week ago
I gotta admit, playing my Brago list has indeed been fun. Somehow Reflector Mage seemed to slide under my radar though, and I'm glad I saw this to remind me. My group is a bit more on the competitive side these days and I'm working with this list here: Brago, Friends For Stax (BFFs), if you want to check it out.
Whirler Rogue is definitely something I recommend. The token generation part is nifty, but the fact he can make Brago unblockable to guarantee proccing the trigger can be huge sometimes, and it's an inexpensive add.
2 weeks ago
To be fair, this isn't really what I had in mind for a snow deck. This is more like what SynergyBuild had in mind. Personally, I don't see the upside to adhering strictly to snow cards. Abominable Treefolk strikes me as a bad magic card. Icehide Golem isn't very compelling - and certainly clashes with the likes of Ice-Fang Coatl . A 1 mana 2/2 is usually an aggro card, but Coatl is most certainly a midrange card. And plenty of decks can deal with the Marit Lage token. Humans has Reflector Mage or Deputy of Detention . UW has plenty of removal for it. Tron can exile it with ease. Even Phoenix plays a fun-of Echoing Truth these days. And those are the top 4 decks. Sure, the next few decks like Dredge, Titan, and Burn can't deal with it, but then again I think all of those decks can kill you before you get the token.
In what way are any of the snow creatures besides Coatl better than Tarmogoyf ? I don't mean to be harsh, but I just don't see the payoff cards. Scrying Sheets is real, but Skred demonstrates that the card is fully playable without maxing the number of snow permanents.
3 weeks ago
I would highly recommend Ghostly Flicker , Archaeomancer , Soulherder , Meddling Mage , and Reflector Mage . Also, I think Venser, the Sojourner (maybe with Ghostly Flicker as the sig spell) is a better oathbreaker for a blink theme.
1 month ago
Look at the modern metagame. Most decks fall into one of two categories. The first is aggressive persistent linear aggro. These include Phoenix, Dredge, Humans, Affinity, Burn. To beat these decks you need to shut them down hard. Wrath of God is a good start, but you only have 2 copies and Phoenix and Dredge only somewhat care about Wrath. Phoenix and Dredge are why UW Control usually plays Terminus . Tucking creatures is a really powerful effect. Nonetheless, the WAR cards do almost nothing to interact with these decks. Kefnet is an okay blocker, but that doesn't really matter when humans has Reflector Mage and phoenix has Lightning Axe . Teferi is so durdly. Bouncing an opposing creature is not good interaction. And Deliver is 3 mana to get back the 3rd and 4th best cards from your graveyard, which is kind of terrible. I'm pretty sure there are better 3 mana recursion spells that still see no play because graveyard recursion isn't good unless it's done by Snapcaster Mage . Gifts Ungiven isn't played for value. It's played as a double Entomb , with value as a backup plan if entombing is bad.
The other type of deck is decks that go over the top. UW Control, Tron, Amulet Titan, even BGx and Grixis Death's Shadow. The first 3 especially try to do something powerful that's hard to interact with and will win the game if left unchecked. Imagine playing Kefnet or Teferi vs Tron. They'll slam Karn, Wurmcoil, Ugin, or Ulamog and no matter how it goes they're in a much much better spot. The story is the same vs Amulet Titan. And the finishers in UW Control are much better. Teferi, Hero of Dominaria can deal with your threats effectively and Cryptic Command will pull them ahead. When facing UW Control is the only time Teferi, Time Raveler might be good, and even then I'm not convinced.
Karn is a very good card, and I think the archetype has potential, but frankly you've built this deck to take down standard. Modern is a totally different beast.
Reflector Mage occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.15%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%