Snapcaster Mage


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Innistrad Rare
Promo Set Mythic Rare

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Snapcaster Mage

Creature — Human Wizard


Whenever Snapcaster Mage enters the battlefield, target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The flashback cost is equal to it's mana cost. (You may cast that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Snapcaster Mage Discussion

Apakakuta on Solo No No

1 day ago

Dismember should be Terminate

Remand should be Cryptic Command

Crucible of Worlds would be a nice slot for Kolaghan's Command

The reasoning for this is you want proactively strong cards that are consistent to your game plan.Remand is not a control card it's a tempo card you want a hard counter in that slot. Also for removal paying life sucks so terminate is amazing you're in the colors run it. Kolaghan's Command just is value and can buy back Snapcaster Mage or Young Pyromancer

Other cards to consider

Spell Snare, Anger of the Gods, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Damnation, Murderous Cut

Apakakuta on Solo No No

2 days ago

I'd still cut Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker and Griselbrand even.

As for the manabase you want a few more basics and only 5 shock lands. You'd want more fetches instead.

Also if you are running Inquisition of Kozilek + Thoughtseize you want 5-7 of those cards and no Gitaxian Probe or all 4 Gitaxian Probe and no discard.Don't do both choose one or the other.

Also you should run full 4 Lightning Bolt + Serum Visions and cut the Rift Bolt.

Also Snapcaster Mage excels in decks like this as does Young Pyromancer

Apakakuta on Why so Delirious?

2 days ago

I also would suggest Collective Brutality.

I think Stubborn Denial is a great choice.

As for the other choices I'd have a few revisions for you to perhaps consider.

I'd go up to at least 8 fetch lands this would help your consistency greatly.

I'd go up to 4 Mishra's Bauble and down to 2 Bitterblossom. Also Nameless Inversion is a card to consider as it has the tribal subtype and can be removal/pump for your beaters.

Another way to protect your guys efficiently would be Blossoming Defense however I still think Stubborn Denial is just more powerful and flexible.

Also if dredge or Snapcaster Mage are a big portion of your meta I'd consider Nihil Spellbomb maindeck or SB and to go up to 2 or 3 Scavenging Ooze.

Otherwise looks good to me man nice work I always enjoy people playing decks.

Apakakuta on Sultai's Hope (Competitive Homebrew)

2 days ago

@ Eiyros He is relatively slow and dies to removal easily without to much value right away. All my other creatures are must kill or give extra value on etb or can use anow ability.Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is a good card I just want immediate effect I could test him later on but when I really on some counterspells later into the game Snapcaster Mage is better for that.

@ Hatchman Yeah she is solid and she is very flexible with the inclusions that I have.

Ausar on Putting out Pros

3 days ago

EpicFreddi discard it to Faithless Looting and Snapcaster Mage it back for free.

Neo7hinker on Esper Transcendent (Competitive Rogue)

4 days ago

StarMonkey Its role here isn't to rely on it or even jam it turn 5. It's one of the decks recovery/stabilizers like Gideon Jura, and is clutch to replenish your life from fetches, shocks, Thoughtseize, and damage from creatures/burn. It also happens to have a lot of synergy in the deck:

It's a fantastic card for this deck's design and gameplan.

Epochalyptik on Dominus - Dreamcrusher Edition

4 days ago

Regarding Panharmonicon vs Leyline of Anticipation, I agree with most of the above comments; the latter is better. It's relevant to more cards and has the advantage of potentially being free or powering a Force of Will.

That said, I agree that Leyline of Anticipation could probably be replaced for Kiora's Follower, which is more consistently relevant.

Regarding Eldritch Evolution vs Survival of the Fittest, the latter is, again, better. When thinking about whether you get value out of a card in your hand, it's a mistake to assume that value comes only from playing them. If I have the option to discard a card to a Survival of the Fittest or a Force of Will, I would still get value out of that card by doing so. I'm using it to make an effective play. This deck ultimately cares about being effective and efficient, not about making sure every permanent gets its time to shine on the battlefield. I would pitch a Snapcaster Mage to a Force of Will if it were the most effective use of those cards and a necessary one.

I still haven't gotten around to evaluating the partner commanders. Magic is very low in my list of life priorities right now (and has been for a while). You're all welcome to make cases for which are worth considering. I wonder, too, about the potential to use the partner mechanic to splash for some other colors, but I don't know if that's really an evolution of this deck so much as the creation of a new deck.

@enpc: I still think of Isochron Scepter as a clunky utility card. I don't think Dramatic reversal really changes that, especially given that the two cards would need to be individually tutored in order to be deployable as a wincon (and, on top of that, it only forms a wincon if I have enough mana rocks and/or land untappers to abuse it). Everything about it seems too situational.

@clynn3: Birthing Pod doesn't really seem like an effective addition to the deck. Given that it only works at sorcery speed, and that the creature suite isn't really designed to work on a curve-matters basis, I feel like it would be clunky and underwhelming. I'd rather have something that's more relevant and more powerful.

Dryad Arbor used to be in the deck, but I ended up cutting it. The only real reason to run it was the opportunity to use Green Sun's Zenith to fetch it for X=0, but I found over time that this interaction just couldn't justify running a land that suffered from summoning sickness and vulnerability to sweepers.

Neo7hinker on Jeskai Prodigy

5 days ago

saj0219 I can vouch that Secure the Wastes is an incredible card for Control. It has relevance early, mid, or late. It's more efficient than White Sun's Zenith and Snapcaster Mage can even Flashback it. Beyond T5, the card puts your opponent in the red zone. If they have no answer to it, they will most likely lose. Wafo Tapa has played it in Esper Control and Jeskai Control as a 1-2 of, too. It's that good. Nothing cute here.

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