Dire Fleet

Dire Fleet



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First Strike

When Dire Fleet enters the battlefield, exile target instant or sorcery from an opponent’s graveyard. You may cast that card this turn and you may spend mana as though as it were mana of any color. If that card would be put into a graveyard this turn, exile it instead.



  • Kahai

    I love spending mana as thought it were mana of any color. :D

  • Jalais

    Stealcaster Mage.

    • AJ

      That sounds like a name for Hostage Taker, this guy is kinda Turn’caster Mage as it has no flash

    • Shagoth

      I think Castsnaper Mage is my favorite.

  • Shawn Michael Diaz

    This feels like a decent sideboard card. I’m sad that the looked at this and thought they had to make it “what if Snapcaster was bad (red)” instead of just taking the effect (casting an opponent’s spell) and building up from there. Looks particularly good in the burn mirror in standard. That and if Rakdos pirates is a big breakout deck, this will be three deciding sideboard card in the mirror and value elsewhere.

  • Jeffrey Zom

    Modern playable?!

  • AJ

    Really cool low cost creature, maybe RU modern playable but for sure its going into my pirate EDH.

    Gotta say im really impressed how these tribal cards feel, the vampires seem WAY better than SOI and BFZ ones and merfolk were last playable in umm…. a long time.. and pirates are super flavorful and are now one of my fav tribes, dino’s?? Well not a huge fan but they do have some really fun synergy and scary beat down.

  • Derek Niles

    they learned their lesson and didn’t give it flash lol

    • Raven1man

      well with first strike, spend mana as any color, and exile the card anyway if you cast it or not I think if it had flash instead it would be way better then snapcaster mage in the extended formats. Not disagreeing with you or anything I think with out flash this is a really good card. This will probably see extended format play.

      • Shagoth

        Wouldn’t necessarily be better, you’d have to rely on your opponents’ to have an instant or sorcery in their yard.

  • David S. McCrae

    No Flash. And it’s from an opponent’s graveyard this time.

    This is still very good!

  • Jay Kilian

    Swipecaster Mage?

  • Jakub S.

    Castsnapper Mage

    • Bob

      First read it as catnapper mage, to me this guy is just gonna be CatNapper now, hah thats probably why no flash cos he was cat naping

  • TogetherAlone

    Two words: 5c humans. Aether Vial this into play in response to an enemy snap caster, cast whatever they were going to.