Snapcaster Mage

Snapcaster Mage

Creature — Human Wizard


When 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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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Snapcaster Mage occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.6%


All decks: 0.92%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.32%

Snapcaster Mage Discussion

Monitor on Grixis Control

3 days ago

Suggestions: - Quest for the Nihil Stone only because having no cards in hand is a tougher ask than 1 in hand for the other spell. May be a bit win-more. - Primal Amulet  Flip, Snapcaster Mage are both good tools for different decks -- this one doesn't seem very much spells-matter, so these slots are likely weaker here than what they could be doing elsewhere. - Kaya's Ghostform is just too meh to be worth its slot. You can already get stuff back with better methods. - Ugin, the Spirit Dragon should be on your watch list. You won't always be ahead on board state, but if you have your enchants out and stuff then he will wreck you as easily as he wrecks everyone else with his -x - Pain Magnification might be win-morey or just get you targeted if people keep having to notice your enchants when they get hit by other people. Its awesome, though with your discard punishers. Watch-list item, I'd say. - Panharmonicon is obviously awesome, but it may not be great with your current makeup, as ETBs aren't the prime focus.

Gekix on Temur Delver

1 week ago

Well now that Oko is banned it's certainly not in that form xD

But anyways, I sould give an honest opinion, so here it goes : 1. Trying to fit those 2 planeswakers you left out the best reason to spash green : Wrenn and Six . 2. Also I think a healthy number for inst/sorc in a delver deck is 28+ and you have less so the delver does not flip that often, I suggest you trim down on threats like Tarmogoyf ( and find a way to add W&6 ). 3. Moreover if you want to go with Dreadhorde Arcanist rather than Snapcaster Mage consider adding more 1 mana cantrips like Opt and Peek . 4. Sidenote : I think Hexdrinker is a good card to try in that shell.

DDSpada on Friendless Blue Tron

2 weeks ago

shadow63 : Disallow is a solid card, but it doesn't fit Blue Tron very well. The deck is very fragile in the early game. That's why most interactive instants in the archetype can be cast for 1-2 mana. Disallow on the draw can't counter your opponent's 1-, 2-, or 3-drops. It costs double blue, which at least 13 lands in the deck can't produce (12 tronlands + Academy Ruins ) and doesn't cantrip or scry, which Condescend , Repeal , Remand and Spell Burst do.

plusARGON : Although Blue Tron can produce very high amounts of colorless mana, there aren't very many blue sources (by design; this is far from a mistake on IzzetFanatic's part). Cryptic Command is essentially uncastable, especially on turn 4. Gadwick, the Wizened and The Magic Mirror suffer from the same problem. Sea Gate Wreckage is very good in decks where you expect to have no cards in hand. In this build, 23 cards either cantrip, tutor, or scry. The ability won't be activated often at all. Snapcaster Mage is played in U Tron sometimes, but usually as a one-of, since flashing something back usually requires a second source of blue. Castle Vantress is worth trying out. It's a blue source which will ETB untapped often enough, and will occasionally help in the late game if you flooded out on blue sources.

mrsora00 on Esper mill control

2 weeks ago

I like the Field of Ruin idea, going to swap those in for the Ghost Quarter s and see how it works out. I like the budget options, I already have the Snapcaster Mage s and a few Torrential Gearhulk s as well I’ve considered dropping in in case I need a combat option.

Gilbobaggins on Esper mill control

2 weeks ago

Mission Briefing , Twincast could be a good budget option to replace Snapcaster Mage

FlammendesSchwert on Samson Simpson

3 weeks ago

4x Snapcaster Mage and 4x Asylum Visitor I would give a try for card advantage.

Sicohippy on That 70s Burn (Please Help)

3 weeks ago

@konato I appreciate your feedback. I think after a few play tests in my meta I am going to keep running 2 Grim Lavamancer in place of the Lava Dart . If I were going to run another color I think I'd want to run for Snapcaster Mage or for Path to Exile and Lightning Helix on sideboard.

Profet93 on Baral Combo Control

4 weeks ago

MrChris +1

You don't want to protect your commander with Misdirection or counter their counterspell? Regarding glimmer I can see that, you're just the first competitive list I've seen with it. And I do not discount the cantrips as I have several in my own baral deck, I just was wondering how it played out for you.

I agree with the notable exclusions as you don't have a way to protect them and giving opponents cards is rarely optimal.

Cut Call to Mind for Snapcaster Mage - Doesn't require you to tap out and broadcast your plans. Same CMC (bc of baral)

The next cut is hard... but maybe Mana Leak for Misdirection - Leak gets worse late game and misdirection can be cast for free which is huge in cEDH. If you still don't wish to include it thats fine. It's a pet card of mine that I like to see in most blue because of it's versatility. Many a times I wish I had misdirection over force given my particular meta. With urza in your meta, I can see it's use. Not sure what else you face but I'm assuming it's something with activated ability such as Yawgmoth or Sisay? Thrasios?

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