Snapcaster Mage


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

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Set Rarity
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

Vinman on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers

40 minutes ago

Almost positive the art on the box is Snapcaster Mage.

THE_WTF_Brewer on Guttersnipe is Back!

2 hours ago

Deck looks great! I prefer Mana Leak over Rune Snag, but this more of opinion. Rune snag has less consitency and works worse with Snapcaster Mage. Otherwise, this seems like a list that competes well against teir one decks. How is the deck's record? Thanks, and +1! Oh, and one more thing: I LOVE the inclusion of Gigadrowse. I would go up to 3 or 4 for maybe a Baral, Chief of Compliance. Also, have you considered Exhaustion?

My modern deck:

Canadion on Modern Masters 2017 Speculation/Wishlist

2 hours ago

Oh wow I thought this would have been posted already

Packaging art

So it looks like we have the new art for Snapcaster Mage as well as Domri Rade and Griselbrand. There also appears to be an angel but I can't think of what it could be off the top of my head.


RingweMakil on BUG Midrange

16 hours ago

Surely Liliana of the Veil does not synergise well with countermagic?

I would consider 1 Murderous Cut over 1 Go for the Throat.

Consider maindecking two Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. I have been very very impressed with the card against everything - he's a house against Lightning Bolt decks, he wins burn by himself, and with a little help, wrecks dredge; he's card advantage and exiles things; in short, he does everything you would want him to do. Far be it from me to advocate against the Swagtusk, but I would rather play Swagtusk AND Kalitas than only Swagtusk. Given how many of this style of build's typical problems Kalitas solves (opposing graveyard recursion, vulnerability to burn, needing steady stream of blockers), I think any midrange non-tribal black list that isn't playing 2 of him is cutting itself off opportunity.

Sideboard wise, I think you will find Extirpate to serve you better than Surgical Extraction. Do try it; the Split Second is absolutely huge, allowing you to steal Snapcaster Mage from opposing hands uncounterably, to name but one instance.

Loving the deck and its idea - keep it up! +1, definitely. 2+ if I could, because Swagtusk and Last Hope are cool. :D

SlimJim83 on Azorius Lower Enlisted

2 days ago

Thanks for the advice. Catalog is one of the first ones to go. I actually can't decide between Think Twice or Serum Visions. I'm leaning toward visions for the same reason I'm using Dissolve, scry is really important here. What do you think?

I can't afford Snapcaster Mage so I want to be able get the answers that I need. Most of what I'm running in here is to compensate for that, I have to dig since I can't just flashback an answer.

I really appreciate the feedback. It's great to see how others approach the situation. Let me know if you have any other ideas. Thanks again.

Pieguy396 on Which foil snapcaster?

3 days ago

This isn't for sure, but I think they'll give Snapcaster Mage new art for MM3. It's an "Invitational Card" (designed by Tiago Chan, who won the 2007 invitational and whose picture appears in the art), just like Dark Confidant, which was also an Invitational Card (designed by Bob Maher), and which got new art in the original Modern Masters. (Compare Dark Confidant to Dark Confidant. I'm a huge fan of the promo Snapcaster Mage, so I'd suggest getting that version, but if you don't particularly like either art, I'd say wait until MM3 gets spoiled.

2austin5 on Which foil snapcaster?

3 days ago

I am considering buying foil Snapcaster Mages in the coming weeks and will have the opportunity to buy 4 foil Innistrad ones for a good price. But upon thinking about it, would it be better to purchase 4 pro tour foil snapcasters? I know MM3 is on the way, and they could reprint either art or make a new art even, so I pose two questions. 1) Foil innistrad or promo? and 2) Just wait till mm3 spoiler or will the non reprinted art spike the second it gets spoiled? Thanks!

herringtonr on Mono Blue TiTi

3 days ago

lollyx From testing, I have found that 20 lands was the perfect amount for the deck. I have also tested Spell Snare, and found that 4 out of 5 times it was a dead card, so I removed it. As for Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, I was going to replace it with Jace Beleren anyway, and I like the deck to have a lower curve so I don't get screwed out of mana by casting higher cost card and them being countered. Spellskite as proven itself to be strong in the deck as well, as well as Vapor Snag. As for Take Inventory, I can also cast it with Snapcaster Mage if needed, allowing it to reach even higher card draw, even though it is sorcery speed.

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