View Full Version : MTG COTD: Mystic Snake

25th September 2006, 4:06 PM


Apocalypse rare, Time Spiral "Timeshifted" reprint

1GUU: Creature - Snake

Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.)
When Mystic Snake comes into play, counter target spell.

Its fangs are in your flesh before its hiss leaves your ears.


Good GOD, this will be broken for Simic decks. It's a counterspell attached to a 2/2 essentially. It's almost a free card for you interms of card advantage because this guy doesn't cost you a card to counter a spell.


Felix Feral Fezirix
26th September 2006, 11:57 AM
This card got broke. It's...potential is overwhelming. Free 2/2 AND it counters a spell? Think Counterspell + Creature. Pretty worth it. The mana is about the same, but it's in one card. More efficiency.


26th September 2006, 11:38 PM
I love the flavor. I love the mechanics. I love everything.

Everything EXCEPT the mana cost. GUU is very mana intensive and you should think twice about your mana coverage before you stick this guy in.

I like how you can have soooo many options with this card. The obvious one is a counterspell with a 2/2 snakey gift. The other is like a Flash Foliage. Im sure youd use the counterspell option 97% of the time. But atleast you have options when you're in a deep hole.

Shadow the Hedgehog
30th September 2006, 2:27 PM
3 color specific mana? Bad.

Counter? Good.

It all works out in the end. 3/5