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Modern Masters 2017 Instant-Speed Tricks


This is a list of all the instant-speed tricks in Modern Masters 2017. Each color is sorted by converted mana cost.

Spells with an asterisk (*) are non-instant miracles, and can only be cast at instant speed if your opponent has a way to draw cards at instant speed.

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
White W Path to Exile Uncommon Instant Exile target creature. Its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle his or her library.
W * Terminus Rare Sorcery Put all creatures on the bottom of their owners' libraries. Miracle {W} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
XWW * Entreat the Angels Mythic Sorcery Create X 4/4 white Angel creature tokens with flying. Miracle {X}{W}{W} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
1W Graceful Reprieve Common Instant When target creature dies this turn, return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control.
1W Momentary Blink Common Instant Exile target creature you control, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control. Flashback {3}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
2W Pitfall Trap Common Instant If exactly one creature is attacking, you may pay {W} rather than pay Pitfall Trap's mana cost. Destroy target attacking creature without flying.
2W Rootborn Defenses Common Instant Populate. Creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn. (To populate, create a token that's a copy of a creature token you control.)
3W Eyes in the Skies Common Instant Create a 1/1 white Bird creature token with flying, then populate. (Create a token that's a copy of a creature token you control.)
3W Restoration Angel Rare Creature Flash. Flying. When Restoration Angel enters the battlefield, you may exile target non-Angel creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.
5W Banishing Stroke Uncommon Instant Put target artifact, creature, or enchantment on the bottom of its owner's library. Miracle {W} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
Blue U Spell Pierce Common Instant Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.
1U * Temporal Mastery Mythic Sorcery Take an extra turn after this one. Exile Temporal Mastery. Miracle {1}{U} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
1U Cyclonic Rift Rare Instant Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand. Overload {6}{U} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")
UU Familiar's Ruse Uncommon Instant As an additional cost to cast Familiar's Ruse, return a creature you control to its owner's hand. Counter target spell.
1U Snapcaster Mage Mythic Creature Flash. 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.)
1UU Cackling Counterpart Rare Instant Create a token that's a copy of target creature you control. Flashback {5}{U}{U} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
2U Crippling Chill Common Instant Tap target creature. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step. Draw a card.
2U Forbidden Alchemy Common Instant Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard. Flashback {6}{B} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
2U Ghostly Flicker Common Instant Exile two target artifacts, creatures, and/or lands you control, then return those cards to the battlefield under your control.
3U Gifts Ungiven Rare Instant Search your library for up to four cards with different names and reveal them. Target opponent chooses two of those cards. Put the chosen cards into your graveyard and the rest into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
3U Mystical Teachings Common Instant Search your library for an instant card or a card with flash, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Flashback {5}{B} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
2UU Rewind Common Instant Counter target spell. Untap up to four lands.
2UU Venser, Shaper Savant Rare Creature Flash. When Venser, Shaper Savant enters the battlefield, return target spell or permanent to its owner's hand.
4U Spire Monitor Common Creature Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.) Flying
4UU Opportunity Uncommon Instant Target player draws four cards.
Black 1BB Cower in Fear Common Instant Creatures your opponents control get -1/-1 until end of turn.
2BB Grisly Spectacle Common Instant Destroy target nonartifact creature. Its controller puts a number of cards equal to that creature's power from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Red XR * Bonfire of the Damned Mythic Sorcery Bonfire of the Damned deals X damage to target player and each creature he or she controls. Miracle {X}{R} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
R Rubblebelt Maaka Common Creature Bloodrush — {R}, Discard Rubblebelt Maaka: Target attacking creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
R Thunderous Wrath Common Instant Thunderous Wrath deals 5 damage to target creature or player. Miracle {R} (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)
R Dynacharge Common Instant Target creature you control gets +2/+0 until end of turn. Overload {2}{R} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")
1R Ancient Grudge Uncommon Instant Destroy target artifact. Flashback {G} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
1R Magma Jet Common Instant Magma Jet deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Scry 2.
1R Pyrewild Shaman Uncommon Creature Bloodrush — {1}{R}, Discard Pyrewild Shaman: Target attacking creature gets +3/+1 until end of turn. Whenever one or more creatures you control deal combat damage to a player, if Pyrewild Shaman is in your graveyard, you may pay {3}. If you do, return Pyrewild Shaman to your hand.
2RR Chandra's Outrage Common Instant Chandra's Outrage deals 4 damage to target creature and 2 damage to that creature's controller.
Green G Might of Old Krosa Uncommon Instant Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn. If you cast this spell during your main phase, that creature gets +4/+4 until end of turn instead.
G Slaughterhorn Common Creature Bloodrush — {G}, Discard Slaughterhorn: Target attacking creature gets +3/+2 until end of turn.
1G Druid's Deliverance Common Instant Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to you this turn. Populate. (Create a token that's a copy of a creature token you control.)
1G Strength in Numbers Common Instant Until end of turn, target creature gains trample and gets +X/+X, where X is the number of attacking creatures.
3GG Baloth Cage Trap Uncommon Instant If an opponent had an artifact enter the battlefield under his or her control this turn, you may pay {1}{G} rather than pay Baloth Cage Trap's mana cost. Create a 4/4 green Beast creature token.
4GG Summoning Trap Rare Instant If a creature spell you cast this turn was countered by a spell or ability an opponent controlled, you may pay {0} rather than pay Summoning Trap's mana cost. Look at the top seven cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
Multi-Color BG Abrupt Decay Rare Instant Abrupt Decay can't be countered by spells or abilities. Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.
RG Ghor-Clan Rampager Uncommon Creature Trample. Bloodrush — {R}{G}, Discard Ghor-Clan Rampager: Target attacking creature gets +4/+4 and gains trample until end of turn.
UB Agony Warp Common Instant Target creature gets -3/-0 until end of turn. Target creature gets -0/-3 until end of turn.
WU Deputy of Acquittals Common Creature Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.) When Deputy of Acquittals enters the battlefield, you may return another target creature you control to its owner's hand.
UR Izzet Charm Uncommon Instant Choose one — • Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}. • Izzet Charm deals 2 damage to target creature. • Draw two cards, then discard two cards.
BR Terminate Uncommon Instant Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.
1BR Auger Spree Common Instant Target creature gets +4/-4 until end of turn.
1BG Putrefy Uncommon Instant Destroy target artifact or creature. It can't be regenerated.
1UB Soul Manipulation Uncommon Instant Choose one or both — • Counter target creature spell. • Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
XWUU Sphinx's Revelation Mythic Instant You gain X life and draw X cards.
1GGW Advent of the Wurm Rare Instant Create a 5/5 green Wurm creature token with trample.
2WU Aethermage's Touch Rare Instant Reveal the top four cards of your library. You may put a creature card from among them onto the battlefield. It gains "At the beginning of your end step, return this creature to its owner's hand." Then put the rest of the cards revealed this way on the bottom of your library in any order.
2WU Vanish into Memory Uncommon Instant Exile target creature. You draw cards equal to that creature's power. At the beginning of your next upkeep, return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control. If you do, discard cards equal to that creature's toughness.
2GUU Mystic Genesis Uncommon Instant Counter target spell. Create an X/X green Ooze creature token, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
Hybrid GwGw Sundering Growth Common Instant Destroy target artifact or enchantment, then populate. (Create a token that's a copy of a creature token you control.)
3Wu Aethertow Common Instant Put target attacking or blocking creature on top of its owner's library. Conspire (As you cast this spell, you may tap two untapped creatures you control that share a color with it. When you do, copy it and you may choose a new target for the copy.)

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