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.)

Browse Alters


Have (2) Azdranax , Morpho-peleides
Want (2) spawn008 , SkipBalis

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Snapcaster Mage Discussion

wallisface on Competitive Dimir Mill

1 week ago

Reynan - Mission Briefing is better than Snapcaster Mage in mill, because the way Briefing is worded, you can cast Archive Trap for its alternate cost of 0. Whereas with Snapcaster, you’d be forced to pay the full cost of 5 to cast that spell.

Reynan on Competitive Dimir Mill

1 week ago

Hey, nice deck. I can only think in Snapcaster Mage to help you.

Katzmania on Narset’s Nightbound Moon

2 weeks ago

Also if your main strategy is Blood Moon disruption, run more! You should probably cut out the Opt because you are spending a card to get a card for one whole mana, and have no synergies with instants/sorceries besides Snapcaster Mage, which you will usually be using for a counter spell.

thegoldentoast on Early Defence

1 month ago

I just thought of using Snapcaster Mage to run more variety counter spells and discard and just replay the ones I need situationally but I’m worried Day's Undoing will make it not very useful :(

PapLaRiviere on Mill at Will

1 month ago

Hi there! Always nice to see a new Mill deck coming to life.

I feel you should consider replacing the Snapcaster Mage s with Mission Briefing . This will allow you to cast Archive Trap from the Graveyard for assuming your opponent has done a Library search. You cant do that with a card that utilizes Flashback (such as Snapcaster Mage ).

Best Regards,

DeVerbalen on Simic Control

1 month ago

Ouroboros_47 I think that it isn't the perfect fit, seeing that it can't be played at instant speed and it is likely that you have to remove cards from your graveyard that could be valuable to Snapcaster Mage

Sevelantis on Blinking Contest

2 months ago

Hello. I have been studying Blink Brago Control for few weeks and I have to tell that I probably have found my place in MTG - I need to build this deck. The job that you had done is so good.. I'm gonna create my deck based on yours. Why ? Because your deck is IMO lacking some essential cards and OFC an UPDATE. Yep... you really need an update. Im casual player, any feedback is very appreciated. So I encourage everybody who is reading this to a discussion.

card draw / card selection

Rhystic Study - Every blue commander should play this, why don't we try - gives consistent draw to get more cards..

Mystic Remora - more draw..

Esper Sentinel - kinda new card in magic - gets consistent draw

Teferi, Master of Time - perfect for multiplayer commander and also 1v1 - +1 in opponents' turns. Discard helps to cast Delve ability or to play Snapcaster Mage - its fine I think.

Dig Through Time - Powerful because of delve.

Search for Azcanta  Flip - enables delve cards and lets to search graveyard for more options. There are some payoffs like Snapcaster Mage , Sun Titan and more.


Luminous Broodmoth - Mass removal - even more profit! more blinking!

Soulherder - Every blink deck, please. This enables to get more blinking triggers and payoffs at the same time.

Ghostway && Eerie Interlude - Why not ?


Time Wipe - powerful mass removal spell, despite Supreme Verdict or Wrath of God :)

Disallow - extended counterspell...

Trickbind - counter triggers sometimes are gold worth.

Dovin's Veto - One of the most powerful counterspells in magic. Guesss what. It's Azorius colors ;)

Path to Exile - classic


Lightning Greaves - protect commander

Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate - lets sacrifice it anytime we need...


Thran Dynamo - IMO really underappreciated mana base card.


Phantasmal Image - worse version (but only ... ) of Clever Impersonator

Snapcaster Mage - also seems like you are missign something... Play mass removal or counterspell, or anything discarded even by Teferi, Master of Time

Teferi, Master of Time - Isn't this a must-play in an BW deck now?

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria - Isn't it too much mana?

Ammonzy on General Ferrous Midrange [Modern 5c GoodStuff]

2 months ago


There is no 2-drop thats comparable to a 4/4 flyer. The most played 2 drops in modern right now are: Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger , Dauthi Voidwalker , Tarmogoyf Snapcaster Mage , and that one chick who exiles cards. Boros Charm takes away a lot of backbone the deck holds when GFR isn't on the board as you're turning it from midrange to removal.deck. And it leaves a big hole in us getting stomped vs control in G1. Scion of Draco applies far more pressure than Boros Charm or any of the sideboard cards if that's our goal in G1 as it deals 4 dmg itself & makes it more difficult for the opponent to chomp block out other creatures. Going wide is irrelevant.

X3 Bloodbraid Elf and x4 Shardless Agent are already in the deck to increase the likelihood of us casting removal thru cascade along with card draw from Manamorphose & Territorial Kavu . This deck doesn't need 14+ pieces of removal like cause we have a far greater natural board presence due to GFR and access to monstrous 2-drops such as Scion of Draco and Territorial Kavu .

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