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Snapcaster Mage

Snapcaster Mage



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

corythackston on First Commander Deck

2 hours ago

You need 5 things to be successful in commander (in most decks):

Mana ramp.

Your colors are not particularly suited to ramping, so like many commander decks you'll need to depend on some artifacts to help you ramp up. Sol Ring , Gilded Lotus , Worn Powerstone , Chromatic Lantern , and Thran Dynamo should get you started. Since it is a 40 life format, usually with a lot of players, the game is won in the mid to late game 90% of the time. Mana ramp helps you accelerate to this stage of the game sooner. Also you can play Weathered Wayfarer to help you search up utility lands and Land Tax to help you hit land drops.

Card Draw.

You'll need something to do with all of this mana you'll be making, so card draw engines are really important. Recurring Insight , Fact or Fiction , Blue Sun's Zenith , Sphinx's Revelation , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Bident of Thassa (if you're running a creature heavy build), and Consecrated Sphinx should get you started.


In a deck with 99 cards, you really need some consistency to help you get what you need when you need it. Enlightened Tutor , Mystical Tutor , Academy Rector , Steelshaper's Gift , Stoneforge Mystic , Merchant Scroll , Fabricate , and Tezzeret the Seeker are some ideas in your colors.

Board Wipes.

Sometimes in Commander, you're just not winning. In these situations, it's best to have a way of wiping the board so that you don't die. Wrath of God , Austere Command , Cyclonic Rift , Planar Cleansing , Blasphemous Act , Hallowed Burial , and Terminus are some staples in your colors.

Graveyard Recursion.

You want to be able to play out of your graveyard, because it lets you play with your best cards for longer. I have topdecked a Treasured Find and won the game on the spot at times. Some good ones for you would be Mimic Vat , Sun Titan , Reveillark (which is deceptively good if you run things like Stoneforge Mystic and Trinket Mage ), Archaeomancer , Snapcaster Mage , and Reya Dawnbringer are all in your colors.

Also, just some general advice based on your general, since he is dependent on attacking, equipments that give him haste and evasion will be really useful. Almost all of the 'sword of yadayadayadas' would be good, Whispersilk Cloak , Lightning Greaves , Swiftfoot Boots , Skyblinder Staff and friends would be cool.

Good luck with your deck man! Check out my budget Damia deck, EDH on a =)

Grimgrinner on Devotion to Green (Modern) W/ Eidolon of Blossoms!

2 hours ago

I was saying that Abundant Growth slows things down because it costs 1 mana, which could be spent casting something more useful. You generate a ton of mana, but if nythos isn't on the field it still sets you back.

I thought Eidolon of Blossoms was bad because CMC 4, as well as dying to 9/10ths of the removal in modern (Lightning Bolt , Path to Exile , Doom Blade , Pyroclasm , Anger of the Gods , Terminate to list a few). Sure "dies to removal" isn't a good argument to not include it in a deck, but why rely on such a fragile combo engine? It just seems like a lot of work. Hell even an attacking Snapcaster Mage trades with it.

I think Wistful Selkie is more efficient because of 1 extra devotion, 1 less mana to cast. Also viable was your previous inclusion of Carven Caryatid . The 2/5 stats are super relevant in the meta. The defensive value gives you more time to ramp.

miracleHat on Mind and Musings of a ...

4 hours ago

Card/Area Being Discussed
splash blue for Snapcaster Mage
If we need to cast a Scapeshift or Faith's Reward and don't have one in the hand but in the graveyard, Snapcaster Mage seems pretty good. It would be easy to get the blue off of fetches, duals, and Lotus Cobra .
Centerpiece for next set/ Idea for what type of deck to build with that centerpieces
I say that we should build around u/r god.

miracleHat on None

18 hours ago

I guess so. The deck that i just mentioned i pilot at the edh league and get first place pretty consistently, or my Vendilion Clique edh deck. Finally, mono blue offers so many great creatures!
Consecrated Sphinx
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
Trinket Mage
Treasure Mage
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
Snapcaster Mage

I just feel that a creature less deck lacks so much utility in place of lackluster spells such as
Arcane Melee
Sphinx-Bone Wand
Visions of Beyond
and co.

WovenNebula on Krayhaft

20 hours ago

I also have a Verdant Catacombs if that's more persuasive to get 2x Snapcaster Mage s from you plus whatever else to cover difference

Tiktacy on Everyone needs a rug

1 day ago

Delver of Secrets  Flip , Vendilion Clique , and Snapcaster Mage are all on the beat down plan. In fact, they are probably some of the best beats in the game.

CanadianSamurai on Teach Me Something New Teferi

1 day ago

@ Tata If you look closely you'll notice I am running Clique in the sideboard. I may swap in one more Creeping Tar Pit though. Batterskull doesn't appeal to me since I can't flash it in. On that note, Gifts Ungiven is counter intuitive to this deck. I want to pick and choose what goes where, and I cannot afford to let something like Snapcaster Mage end up in the graveyard. Hence, Mystical Teachings . I will consider running Grave Titan along side Wurmcoil Engine but what would you take out? I can't bog down the deck down too much.

TheGamer on Bad trade, huh?

1 day ago

So a friend of mine had a Snapcaster Mage for the longest of time and I have been trying to get a hold of it. He trades it away... for this:

Friend receives: Elspeth, Sun's Champion , Brimaz, King of Oreskos

Other guys receives: Snapcaster Mage , and other cards so it is close to value.

I get mad at friend. He got standard cards for a Snapcaster Mage . I was like "WTF!!!"

We are good friends so nothing personal. Anyway, here's my question: Who was this a good trade for? Not my friend right? Price

Low Avg High Foil
$25.0 $33.59 $59.99 $142.45
Power / Toughness 2/1
Color(s) U
Cost 1U
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 2.06
Avg. cube pick 3.55


Format Legality
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Rare