Rune Snag


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Coldsnap (CSP) Common

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Rune Snag


Counter target spell unless its controller pays (2) plus an additional (2) for each card named Rune Snag in each graveyard.

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Rune Snag Discussion

APPLE01DOJ on Adapting U/W Control for the ...

6 days ago

Well Rune Snag is better than Mana Leak in the late game. I'd advise you to run 4 but it sounds like the early game is the issue not the late game.

TlDecker1988 on $100 Budget for Improvements

1 week ago

Sorry, even though I just completed the tutorial and I'm used to Sally. If someone could post here the different commands that'd be awesome.

Running the following in Modern. Next month I'll have ~$120 for Improvements to my Modern deck.

I currently run:Deck4x Nimbus Maze4x Port Town2x Glacial Fortress4x Faerie Conclave5x Plains5x Island

4x Wall of Omens3x Vendilion Clique4x Restoration Angel

4x Path to Exile2x Detention Sphere

4x Serum Visions4x Spreading Seas1x Sphinx's Revelation

4x Condescend2x Negate1x Logic Knot

3x Supreme Verdict

I only run 24 land because I have the full compliment of 4 Wall of Omens, 4 Serum Visions and 4 Spreading Seas.

It does pretty good. The last local Modern tournament I played I went 3-1, with my loss being to 8-Rack.

It's favorable against a good lot of aggro and combo. I haven't tested against a lot of mid-range.

I currently have in my extra card pool:

2x Dread Statuary4x Rune Snag2x Pull from Tomorrow3x Logic Knot4x Blade Splicer2x White Sun's Zenith2x [Momentary Blink]]1x Oust1x Whispers of the Muse1x Think Twice

Atrabilogie on {U/W} Control

2 weeks ago

Also, I doubt that this could be an option but I know an interesting card that can synergise well with this deck.

Momentary Blink

It can be used to trigger Torrential Gearhulk and Reflector Mage abilities.

This Momentary Blink can actually be a counterspell through Torrential Gearhulk, if you choose Unwind or Rewind, it actually untaps more lands than you've used. That's very helpful to cast a full powered Sphinx's Revelation at your opponent's endphase.

I'm new here so let me just relink you correctly my decklist :

3 Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir

1 Skeletal Vampire

1 Dralnu, Lich Lord

2 Dreadship Reef

1 Underground River

3 Dimir Aqueduct

9 Island

2 Swamp

3 Desert

3 Drowned Catacomb

4 Rune Snag

3 Spell Snare

4 Rewind

4 Think Twice

4 Mystical Teachings

1 Seize the Soul

3 Mana Leak

1 Cancel

4 Repeal

1 Cremate

1 Last Gasp

1 Sudden Death


3 Persecute

4 Deathmark

1 Slay

1 Seize the Soul

1 Trickbind

2 Moonlight Bargain

1 Spell Snare

1 Dreadship Reef

1 Darkblast

Things I added :


Hero's Downfall

Wrexial, the Risen Deep (not very strong but cool card)

Venser, Shaper Savant

Grubbernaut on Ponza

1 month ago

One of the giant green tramplers would be a good payoff.

Also, +1 for Serum Visions being worse than Preordain, Ponder, and Brainstorm.

Delver of Secrets  Flip feels out of place. Nimble Mongoose might be better?

Mana Leak is pretty bad late game. I'd suggest changing your manabase to have more duals and fetches, and switch to Counterspell. If you don't want to do that, Rune Snag gets better over time and Memory Lapse is often like a time walk. Some Daze isn't a bad idea, either, especially on the mana denial plan


imafreak05 on Control Mill

1 month ago

Mind Sculpt, Startled Awake  Flip and Dampen Thought are all good mill cards.

Mana Leak, Rune Snag and Stymied Hopes are some good control ideas.

Jace's Sanctum is a good Enchantment to run.

I SAY COUNTER GOOD SIR! is my Counter/Mill Deck I built.

SeekerofSecrets on Counterspell deck help

1 month ago

The most popular counter spells in modern are:

Cryptic Command

Mana Leak

Logic Knot



Spell Snare

Spell Pierce

Stubborn Denial

And some of my personal favorites are (these are not as competitive]:

Rune Snag and Deprive

What you run in what combinations really depend on the shell and mana base your running, if you decide to play like a delver/tempo deck i can help you out some.

Grubbernaut on Blade Voltron [Bant Auras] copy

1 month ago

Looks fun! For my taste, I'd probably sub Negate out for Memory Lapse or maybe Rune Snag, but I dig the build.


MoGoose831 on Sultai Delver

2 months ago

Pretty new to modern so I dont have a lot of feedback but I will say Im much more of a fan of running Rune Snag over Mana Leak in the main board. The first one is a bit weaker right off the bat but then becomes way better for the same cmc. Take them for a spin and see how they work out for you!

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