Blood Clock


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Rare

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Blood Clock


At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player returns a permanent he or she controls to its owner's hand unless he or she pays 2 life.

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Blood Clock Discussion

ThallionDarkshine on Artificer-in-Chief - Maga, Traitor to Mortals (MB)

3 days ago

I really like the idea of running Blood Clock here to reuse etb effects, but it feels like opponents could abuse it pretty easily. Maybe Erratic Portal would be better? In addition, Sorin Markov is another great way to reduce your opponent's life total so you can kill them with Maga. Finally, you have a ton of nonbasics for a deck with swamp doublers. I would probably cut some of them for swamps so your Gauntlet of Power/Extraplanar Lens work better. In addition, Expedition Map is a must to let you tutor up Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers.

miixxedup on Gonti

2 weeks ago

Blood Clock and Erratic Portal do wonders in my deck :)

NicS18 on Tetzimoc's Hand of Doom

1 month ago

Which is what

Command Beacon Erratic Portal Cloudstone Curio Blood Clock Umbilicus

Are for. Thank you for taking the time to fully read the deck list before commenting.

Steelspike on Elesh norn edh

2 months ago

Crawlspace and Crackdown seem like pretty good tax cards...

Also, Umbilicus/Blood Clock and Contagion Engine seem pretty good.

Omen Machine is great against control decks. Also, you can bounce it with Blood Clock/Umbilicus so you can skip the reveal if you want. With Vedalken Orrery you can play it during your opponents upkeep, or keep it for a political reasons.

Just a few thoughts. :)

greatdevourer on Suspended Animation (Jhoria's Lockdown)

9 months ago

Glad to see that you liked the suggestions. I see why you like the Paradox Haze, but keep in mind that you'll have to be carefull with that card. You don't want to see things like Destructive Flow, Blood Clock (which I use in one of my decks), Necrogen Mists, or Primal Order hitting the table as they would hit you during each of your upkeeps.

I agree with keeping the counterspells. As for disrupting the opponents turn, I think there are better cards than AEther Barrier, Counterbalance, War's Toll. In my experience, the Sensei's Divining Top / Counterbalance combo works much better in a 60 card deck than in Commander, especially multi-player commander where there are simply too many different casting costs for the Counterbalance to be effective. Just for the sake of discussion, consider the following changes. Drop Sensei's Divining Top, Counterbalance, War's Toll. Add in the Mind's Dilation, Pithing Needle, Djinn Illuminatus from your maybe board.

Maybe it would help if explained a bit better. With a War's Toll in play, I would have to attack with all of my creatures. In that case, I would just attack you since you're the one causing me to attack with all of my dudes. Or I don't attack at all and I get longer to build up my stategies and find a Disenchant or Naturalize. So it really isn't that much of a defense and really doesn't alter my strategies enough to make it much of a threat. Look at Circle of Flame instead.

Going back over the list, I noticed that you have a few 'destroy all lands' cards, Obliterate and Sunder. Depending on your usual play group and local meta, those are cards you might want to eventually swap out. Not because they are bad cards, but because they paint the biggest 'kick me, I'm a threat' target sign on your back. In my meta game, we would usually play 1 or 2 games where people would run those cards and then we either stopped playing with that person or would would move to other tables when that guy brought out the land destruction deck. There are ways that players don't mind having the game blown up and there are ways that just annoy people too much. If you're going to go down the path of suspend and land destruction, then consider embracing that more. Otherwise, consider dropping those one-off strategies for cards that help your main goals. Maybe a couple more counterspells?

Let me know what you think of these ideas. As always, temper these suggestions with your collection and your budget. Feel free to take a look at my decks and let me know what you think.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Reap till they weep

9 months ago

How about Umbilicus or Blood Clock to bounce your own guys for replay, while draining or bouncing your opponents?

xyr0s on Jace Control

10 months ago

4 Hedron Crabs is reasonable. Great card for milling. In a deck with 20 lands, and none of them fetches? Not really worth it. And now we are at it with the lands: For this deck, you have way too few. You have quite a lot of spells at 4+ cmc, and no way of reducing cost. Without mana, you can't play them.

Overall, I'm not really sold on this version of mill. You can't mill with mana you hold back for counterspells, and counterspells that cost 3 (like Dissolve are not good enough in modern (except for Cryptic Command, but that is also more than just counter).

Cards, and good reasons to remove them.

  • Echo Mage: 3 mana to cast, 2 level-ups before it does anything. And in response to the second level-up, a Lightning Bolt (which is one of the most played cards in modern) and that was 7 mana wasted.

  • Vanishment, Griptide, and Sweep Away: Exchange for Vapor Snag, for the reasons others have given you.

  • Jace's Mindseeker, Undead Alchemist, and Mindshrieker: too expensive for what they do.

  • Blood Clock: You don't threaten to kill anyone on life. so they'll take their two damage (or recast their snapcaster mage) and you'll have to find something on your board, that doesn't hurt too much to take back in hand. Reality Acid is good here, but you only have 1 of each.

Darth_Savage suggested to splash white for Narset Transcendent. I think it would be a great idea also for a full set of Supreme Verdict. but more likely, black is a better splash, as the good mill cards are UB.

KaraZorEl on Maelstrom Wanderer Takes a Walk on The Wild Side

10 months ago

Blood Clock works pretty well with cascade.

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