Mystic Snake

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Mystic Snake

Creature — Snake

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)

When Mystic Snake enters the battlefield, counter target spell.

Mystic Snake Discussion

Funkydiscogod on A green-blue snake deck who ...

2 weeks ago

Matsu-Tribe Sniper is probably best in the sideboard as an answer to Little Miss Aeons Torn and Lingering Souls .

I've been wanting to brew up blue/green snakes for a while. My idea was to discard Sosuke's Summons to activate Vivien's Arkbow , and find a snake, to get the all the Summons back from my graveyard ready to discard again. Bonus points for finding a Mystic Snake in response to an opponent's spell.

In my experience, Orochi Eggwatcher is underrated powerful: as soon as it flips, the game will end: you attack, and sacrifice each blocked creature to pump unblocked creatures.

I can see a combo if can have a Frozen AEther on the batlefield, and a Cryptic Command to tap their creatures you can then start the attack with Shisato, Whispering Hunter until they're dead.

athurdent on Counter Wits

1 month ago

Thanks Caerwyn, I have updated this deck with tutors.

I have other ways to win without Battle of Wits , these are Guile , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Torrential Gearhulk , Crush of Tentacles and Draining Whelk . These can win when played, especially as this is a counter/control deck opponent should have little board presence. this also means that Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic can be very dangerous also.

With the added tutors there are 52 cards to win or find a win (ok Perplex will find idyllic tutor to find Battle of Wits , but it is a counter as well)

While your advice to go the persist route would indeed make a better and more competitive deck, I wanted it to be a counter orientated deck, it is meant to be able to win games which i think it can, while intimidating the opponent with a massive pile of counters!

Takermania on Kraj

1 month ago

So, I like the ramp. Definitely looks better and will allow you to play Kraj sooner. Let's talk about card draw. Fathom Mage is a must-have as you get to draw a card for free every time you put a +1/+1 counter on it. Sage of Fables is good as it lets you cash in your counters for cards. Not quite as good as Fathom mage, because you have to pay for the ability. Path of Discovery pulls double duty by giving your creatures counters AND smoothing out your draws Bred for the Hunt is also an effective and free source of card draw.

Moving onto getting counters on things and protecting them

Durable Handicraft and Retreat to Kazandu are great options for easy ways to get counters on things Hardened Scales can lead to some really silly things, though admittedly, it is a little pricey Sporeback Troll can save your team or specific creatures, assuming you have the mana Counterspells are also useful for stopping a boardwipe Glen Elendra Archmage is fantastic as putting a +1/+1 counter on it negates the -1/-1 it gets from persist, meaning you can just keep using the ability Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic are also good options as they are creatures as well If you want to be mean, you could put in a Trygon Predator to help shut down artifacts and enchanments. Speaking of which, you might want to consider Bane of Progress for that purpose Overall its looking good though!

Tata on Derevi Tempo EDH

1 month ago

Great creature-centric Derevi. I love the curve.

I would recommend a few things.

Cut Mystic Snake . It doesn't do enough. It's too slow and I think you would much rather have something like Oracle of Mul Daya at 4; otherwise you can replace it with a better counterspell. I understand it can create a lock with Deadeye Navigator , but my presumption is that you have already won if Deadeye Navigator is able to resolve soulbond.

I think you could cut Gilded Lotus . It costs too much at 5. Your deck is also not a big mana deck at all. As a replacement, I think upping the land-count to 33 is a reasonable way to use the open slot. Crop Rotation is also fitting.

Spellseeker is a wonderful toolbox card that can get Green Sun's Zenith , Eladamri's Call , Swords to Plowshares , Dovin's Veto , etc. It's very strong.

Lokust on Chulane's fast food chain

2 months ago

GrinningGrebe thanks, Primal Surge is definitely a spot holder. ive been bouncing cards in and out pretty heavy the last week i've actually been thinking about tossing Mystic Snake in for an additional counter and since Deadeye Navigator is already in the deck that might be a good swap for surge.

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Mystic Snake occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

GU (Simic): 0.74%