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This guy is just one more reminder of why most worlds finals decks run blue. You want to win? Run blue. Because blue has stuff like this guy.
Posted By: MechaKraken (5/30/2012 9:46:46 PM)


The epitome of flashy.
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (9/5/2013 8:26:12 PM)


Instant-speed Regrowth in blue? I'll take four. Ironic that Regrowth is restricted in vintage while Snapcaster Mage and Burning Wish are not.
Posted By: Fermidirac (1/29/2014 10:53:08 AM)


A super-powerful card that likely shouldn't have been printed in its current form. Ironically, this remains legal in Modern while the card meant to answer it was recently banned.
Posted By: Continue (2/8/2014 6:42:19 PM)


EDIT: @Hypa_dude: Its not banned because Modern needs it. If the modern format loses any of its powerful control pieces, Zoo and Jund decks are going to turn the format into something too fast and unplayable. Snapcaster is in some ways the Force of Will of Modern. Without powerful control cards, the eternal formats degenerate into the first player to go winning.

Cyclonic rift may be one of the best EDH removal cards, but its not the best removal in the game, that's a joke. Jund colors are where destruction is at in modern. Abrupt Decay and lightning bolt specifically. Green gets the best creatures in terms of bodies. The 2/1 body is nice, but its not why people are running snappy. Wild Nacatl is an example of one of green's beastly creatures. At the time I am writing this control is not faring overly well in modern, its all birthing pod decks and a bit of Naya ... (see all)
Posted By: Enelysios (3/22/2014 8:19:52 PM)


Just a fantastic card. Rating this below 4.5 is either due to saltiness or lack of understanding

Consider the following
This+ Twiddle= Deceiver Exarch
This+ Thoughtseize is very much like a Vendillion Clique effectively you pay 2 life to deny the draw, power is reduced and doesn't have flying.
This+Any 2 mana counterspell is like Mystic Snake
This+Cruel Ultimatum is roughly Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur... Well ok, it's not really equivalent, but that's the sort of craziness this card is capable of
And that's just comparing it to successful creatures with flash and ETB effects. Note that the portion of the power 9 that aren't artifacts all have obscenely low costs. So do Lightning BoltReanimateSwords to PlowsharesMana DrainRemand and for tha... (see all)
Posted By: Drewskithelegend (4/10/2014 4:12:45 PM)


EDIT: @danagelh

Thank you for the easy questions.

blue creature(s) better than Tarmogoyf: Delver of Secrets (an evasive 3/2 for 1? with no drawback? in blue no less? pfffftt), Snapcaster Mage, Pestermite, Vendilion Clique

blue removal as efficient and versatile as Path to Exile: Vapor Snag, which counters abrupt decay, or end-step bounces your opponents creature, followed by the inevitable counter. Also lets you reuse ETB creatures like Snapcaster Mage and Vendilion Clique. Plus, it has a bonus red-like ping, and no drawback like path to exile. Yep, efficient and versatile.

blue sweepers that are better than Wrath of God and Damnation: Cyclonic Rift, which, granted, costs more, but is one-sided, flexible, and splashable. I have never seen anyone lose after playing cyclonic rift, even if they are extremely far behind. Steals games where it shouldn't. While WOG and Damnation equalize a board, Cyclonic Rift Resets your opponents difficult-to-develop board to nothing while keeping you... (see all)
Posted By: hypa_dude (5/3/2014 12:24:00 PM)


Sigh, no offense but anyone with a brain/anyone that knows anything about magic shouldn't be voting under 4.5/5 for this creature. I voted 5/5 because he deserves 10/5.
Posted By: zeeehmtee (5/15/2012 8:16:23 AM)


Yeah, I was looking at this card the wrong way. I was thinking along the lines of "Oh hey, I can pay three for a one mana instant, this is crap".

Then when I play an FNM and see 5 straight B/U control decks Snapping back their Mana Leaks and Go for the Throat, I notice how awesome it is to recur some kill or counters. Even if they're just Snapping a Ponder, it still sets them up for a severely smooth game.

Freaking blue being broken all day long.
Posted By: OmegaReborn (1/20/2012 11:02:31 PM)


Look at all the cool spells in your collection. Imagine them with "Flashback 1Blue + casting cost. When you flash back this card, put a 2/1 blue Wizard into play."

Now imagine giving that to all of your cards. Vintage decks are winning by pairing Snapcaster with Mana Drain. I wouldn't pay 1BlueBlueU} for Mana Drains 1 through 4. But I'm happy to pay 1BlueBlueBlue to have Mana Drains five through eight. And that's the beauty of Snapcaster: he's copies five through eight of your most powerful spell.
Posted By: Salient (2/12/2012 2:16:12 PM)


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