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
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Mythic Rare
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 its mana cost. (You may cast that card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Snapcaster Mage Discussion

TheSurgeon on Draw, or Draw Not... There is no Deck

13 hours ago

I agree. A playset of Surgical Extraction or Extirpate would get more done with less mana than Echoes. You can probably run 1 echoes as a wincon (I do this in casual games with my mill deck) using Shelldock Isle to get it out for cheap.

Consuming Aberration is also a bad card for the mill meta. Beneath its shiny veneer of text is a mana sucking lifeless suicide play. Don't use this "sucker card". It Sounds good.. It isn't. Wasting 5 mana to play it, then you have to wait till next turn to use it? Crap! You can cast 2 Glimpses and a Tome Scour for that price with immediate effects.

Take Jace out. Planeswalkers don't win you games with mill. Period.

Take out a couple mind funerals for a couple Mesmeric Orbs, this will speed up the deck LOTS, and lower your cmc.

I would also consider Snapcaster Mage for some chump blocking and Glimpse recasting.

Good start, I'm anxious to see how this final product turns out.


coreman on Tasigur the Golden Fang of Seasons Past

1 day ago

Antem: I have considered Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip a bit but he didn't make it. There are a few challenges for him in the deck currently. While I do have a reanimation package, it isn't my primary win condition. So I'd want to look at him from the general usefulness and utility perspective to see if he makes the cut for the deck.From that standpoint, JVP most closely resembles the Snapcaster Mage in his utility. He has filter, but the big pay off is the -3 from the Planeswalker side of JVP. The big difference here is that the -3 is at sorcery speed only and that Snapcaster is at instant speed.

If the reanimation package was higher up on the deck's game plan, i.e. we had 5-8 reanimation targets and more reanimation spells, then I could definitely see cutting a different spell for JVP and then having both JVP and Snapcaster in the deck at the same time.

As the deck currently is, I believe that Snapcaster at instant speed is more useful than the filter and sorcery speed flashback affect.

TheAnnihilator on Selling MM3 Cards on Ebay

1 day ago

The link.
My bro and I are selling some Modern Masters 2017 cards on ebay that we opened from our box, all at a little below TCG Mid price (we're paying shipping). We're beating most of the current ebay price listings. Most are in small lots, and we're really looking to sell them in lots (a few of the cards in the lots are basically throw-in freebies). That said, check it out if you're interested. The cards:

Lot 1: 1x Snapcaster Mage and 1x Serum Visions (Price: $37.50 free shipping)

Lot 2: 1x Death's Shadow, 1x Ranger of Eos, 2x Soul Warden (1 foil) (Price: $11.00 free shipping)

Lot 3: 10x Signets (1 Dimir, 1 Golgari, 2 Gruul, 1 Izzet, 1 Orzhov, 1 Rakdos, 2 Selesnya, 1 Simic) (Price: $12.20 free shipping)

Lot 4: 2x Inquisition of Kozilek, 2x Path to Exile, 1x Terminate, 1x Olivia Voldaren (Price: $22.31 free shipping)

Lot 5: 1x Foil Deadeye Navigator, 1x Foil Simic Signet, 1x Foil Simic Sky Swallower, 1x regular Thragtusk (Price: $11.31 free shipping)

Emeisle on Ephara's Pass n' Draw Flicker Disco Party

2 days ago

@fragarach97 I would so love at add Angel of Serenity. I know she would be crazy amazing and I totally have a think for angels. The only think holding me back is her mana cost, for one, but also that I think she might be too good. I know that I do have a lot of control elements to this deck, which my meta doesn't take too kindly to. I'm willing to accept that, so I want to keep the control side a little handicapped.

@zorsmobile I want to keep away from Glen Elendra Archmage, Vendilion Clique, and Gilded Drake for the same reasons mentioned above, unfortunately. I had been considering Snapcaster Mage, though, but I'm just not sure he would be worth it for just 10 targets? I honestly don't know. Maybe I should do some side testing with him to see how it goes.

@pickelchu I did have Panharmonicon in the deck at one point, but took it out because a lot of the ETB triggers it doubled were redundant. But now that I've added Cathars' Crusade and Angel of Invention, hell yeah it's goin in there.

Thank you all so much for the comments and the up-votes! It's really helping this deck come along. I can tell it's getting much better~~


2 days ago

I would think that Twincast might be a bit too demanding for this deck just because of the double blue in addition to the U/B that most of your really heavy hitters require, and most mill games tend to not last that long.

If you aren't restricted by budget, I'd recommend running Snapcaster Mage in place of the twincast - gives you a blocker and essentially the same style of effect of a twincast, but it's more convenient.

I would also run fetch-lands equal to the number of fetchable sources you have just to maximumize your crabs effectiveness.

I would consider cutting the Darkness for a couple Mesmeric Orb as well, I think the amount is right for the sideboard for sure, but there a lot of decks in the format that it just isn't effective, and you're essentially wanting to close out the game by turn 3~4 depending on how many archive traps you can successfully resolve, against any kind of hand disruption deck it's got to be one of your worst top-decks. Same with Crypt Incursion however burn does seem like a nightmare for you since a lot of the time they just beat you with their opening hand anyway, so it might not be bad, but maybe you just try and race them game 1 and bring them in post-board.

GeminiSpartanX on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

2 days ago

EpicFreddi- I'm glad I avoided opening a box of MM17, tempting though it was to buy at $190 on release day. I went to a draft and opened a pack with a foil Scalding Tarn and a Blood Moon, and the shop was cool enough to let me buy that pack to replace it with another random one for the draft. Even better, the replacement pack had a Snapcaster Mage, so I made out like a bandit :D

However at the end of the night, the guy who opened up the goyf traded it into the store for 5 more packs, and opened absolute garbage, so I was able to see variance at work in the booster lottery.

Bluefire016 on Wizards of mono-blue

2 days ago

I agree with Snapcaster Mage but wasn't sure if you were going for budget or not. It would work well with dumping cards on Contingency Plan.

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