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Stun Sniper
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Stun Sniper
Alara Reborn

Reviewed June 12, 2009

Constructed: 2.33
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.00

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Stun Sniper

It's like a cheaper Icy Manipulator, except only on creatures, and it can outright kill some creatures. And also it is a creature, so you can use it to kill your opponent's Stun Sniper, if you can get yours into play first.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Multiplayer- 4
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Stun Sniper

I like this card a lot. In creature vs. creature games, your opponent's creatures will either be small and easy for her to pick off, or larger than yours and vulnerable to a stun shot. Oh, and she can attack if your opponent doesn't have any creatures at all. Someone should introduce her to Greatbow Doyen - I think they could be friends . . .

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5




Stun Sniper


Constructed: A pinger and a tapper all in one. Has some ideas.


Casual & Multiplayer: Pingers and tappers has always been annoying ones at the table.


Limited: Has a strong possiblity for top pick. It being a 1/1 makes it easy to kill.


Overall a cool card with fun possiblities.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 3

Limited: 3




Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Stun Sniper

Welcome back today’s card is a remarkable pinger that could prove a benefit to R/W decks. Stun Sniper is a 1/1 for two mana unremarkable in its own right therefore its expected to have a good effect, and this card does have an interesting effect. Paying 1 mana and tapping Stun Sniper allows you to deal 1 damage to target creature and to tap that creature. Not only does it allow you to ping annoying 1/1 creatures but it can hit bigger creatures and possibly lock down your opponents biggest and best creatures or the most threatening. If your opponent for some reason has only one creature as long as you have the mana you can lock it down almost indefinitely. In Standard the ability to tap down threatening creatures and kill the smaller ones could provide a valuable asset, in current standard I don’t see this card making much of an impact but that hardly means it is not a good card. In Legacy and Vintage this creature doesn’t do enough to see any play. In Extended this card could see some potential use it kills Dark Confident, an unpumped Tarmogoyf and taps down threatening creatures it could see some play. In casual and multiplayer being able to take out early small creatures is a blessing the ability to stop even the biggest non shrouded creatures is a plus, allows you to tap the most threatening creature on the board. In limited any creature removal is good and the fact it provides a defensive application later in the game is important. All around another solid card to come out of Alara Reborn that may see some play.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

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