Vapor Snag


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Common
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common

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Vapor Snag


Return target creature to its owner's hand. Its controller loses 1 life.

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Vapor Snag Discussion

kamarupa on Speed simic

2 days ago

I love Servant of the Scale in the mono-green counters deck, Plump Lil' Greenies. With Hardened Scales, it turns into 4 counters for 1cmc. I also really like Hunger of the Howlpack.

I see you've got Inspiring Call in the sideboard. Given the very low AVG CMC here, I suggest moving at least 1x into the mainboard, dropping a Vapor Snag or Pongify for it/them. The added bonus of it granting indestructible to your counters creatures makes it versatile, too.

While I love Pongify and Rapid Hybridization, I'm not sure you actually need blue here. There are lots of green spells that enter or create +1/+1 counters to trigger Hardened Scales, and Beast Within is so versatile, even at 3CMC it's arguably better than its blue counterparts. Of course, it would mean shifting toward a more aggro, less controlling strategy. The real upside, and the reason I'm broaching the idea, is because it will make the faster. Running mono-color means zero mana-fixing needed.

eyes2sky on Salt Mine Prison Escape

2 days ago

Angrychicken0912 Yes, I am going to take out Unsummon for 4x Vapor Snag...also going to go with 4x Gigadrowse instead of Twiddle. Thanks for looking!

Angrychicken0912 on Salt Mine Prison Escape

3 days ago

I would switch around the number of Unsummon's and Vapor Snag's

Podkomorka on Pauper Mono Blue Deep Hours Aggro

1 week ago

I would take out the relic for a second Bonesplitter and take out two Vapor Snag for two Brainstorm or Snap (making 4)

Disciple_of_Doran on Sphere of Nevermore

1 week ago

The main issue is that Vapor Snag returns a creature to it's owner's hand, whereas Condemn tucks it away instead. The life change is irrelevant since the deck has no way of winning by damage deal, and while Condemn does require the opponent to be attacking with the creature, unless we already have a Nevermore effect naming that card a creature that has been bounced could just be played again next turn. Condemn, while more situational in when you can use it, is much better at actually making the creature stay gone.

That said, Vapor Snag or even Unsummon don't seem like terrible additions...

unredemption on Discard Bounce Walls: Please Comment!

1 week ago

put in a few ways to search out your needed enchantments (caress and warped devotion). put in more bounces. UnsummonVapor SnagCyclonic Rift should do you well to trigger your warped devotion.

look up some of the dimir cards that have transmute. Muddle the Mixture can be used to search your deck for liliana's caress. since your win condition is damage through discard, add in a few Megrim, a bit worse on the mana curve, but it is your win scenario. you need to get it in your hand.

frogkill45 on eldrazi black&blue something (help)

2 weeks ago

Made a list for you of things is would try. I have played both Tron and Bant versions of Eldrazzi. if you want to be competitive in modern you need efficiency in the spells you cast, Eldrazzi tron decks can play Thought-Knot Seer on turn 2 and smasher on 3. Plus many other decks in modern spit out Gurmag Angler or Tasigur, the Golden Fang on turn 2. You need cheap removal. Vapor Snag is great vs gurmag/tasigur, Fatal Push is great vs many other decks, but bad vs eldrazi or any creatureless combo deck like storm or ad nauseum. Fathom Feeder is a great card too as suggested above. Elder Deep-Fiend is also a very good card.

example list of what i would run. just tagged things you dont have in the above list


4x Eldrazi Temple

4x Polluted Delta

1x Wastes

2x Island

2x Swamp

2x Ghost Quarter

3x Underground River

1x Sea Gate Wreckage

1x Sanctum of Ugin

2x Watery Grave


4x Eldrazi Skyspawner

4x Fathom Feeder

4x Bearer of Silence / Wasteland Strangler

2x Mist Intruder

4x Thought-Knot Seer

2x Reality Smasher

2x Blight Herder or more Smashers

3x Oblivion Sower

1x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Other Spell:

4x Relic of Progenitus / Tormod's Crypt

4x Fatal Push / Go for the Throat

4x Vapor Snag

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