Perpetual Timepiece


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon

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Perpetual Timepiece


: Put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.

, Exile Perpetual Timepiece: Shuffle any number of target cards from your graveyard into your library.

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Perpetual Timepiece Discussion

seiseises on Maniac self-milling (help please!)

4 days ago

Xorik_McCloud Thanks for your comments, I didn't know about Perpetual Timepiece and Fraying Sanity! Definitely going to try the first one since both abilities fit so well with the deck. The second one I'll test a bit first, because it looks insane but it forces me to do the extra mill, and that could be dangerous if I didn't have the chance to get the Maniac first.

Traumatize is nice but by the time I could play it my deck would be 25-30 cards at most, so maybe 1 but not more. Oh and I like Tormod's Crypt, but it's only useful if I change the strategy to milling the opponent (which I don't plan to because I have another deck for that =D), or after a Psychic Spiral

Lastly, what about Drift of Phantasms instead of Vedalken AEthermage? I saw it in another deck and it's the same PLUS a nice wall if I already have the Maniac, brilliant!

Xorik_McCloud on Maniac self-milling (help please!)

6 days ago

Perpetual Timepiece to grab him from the grave and it also mills your cardsFraying Sanity on yourself and use Traumatize once or twice to mill yourself out quickly;Deranged Assistant its far less specific and restrictive and it moves your self mill along quickly;Vedalken AEthermage to make sure that you get through a lot of the mill;Psychic Spiral would be a good idea, especially if you decide to mill them out instead. though if you put a couple Fraying Sanity in as well and enchant each other you can either end in a draw or a win. if things go in their favor, a lose, however i would honestly suggest getting Tormod's Crypt its a great card to have. mill them, then exile the grave

Flooremoji on World Shaping

2 weeks ago

I like to think of Perpetual Timepiece as giving me card advantage.

smilkows on Sidisi Reanimator

3 weeks ago

Thank you very much! I am glad you like the list. It s a fun deck and can be powerful, but to be more competitive it needs some spells to counter the graveyard hate. Often you will encounter Bojuka Bog, Relic of Progenitus, Rest in Peace, Leyline of the Void, Scavenging Ooze, and Deathrite Shaman to name a few. Some cards to consider are:

Some reshuffle graveyard spells (Budget and more expensive):Elixir of Immortality, Perpetual Timepiece, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Counter Spells:Counterspell, Forbid, Voidslime, Disallow, Fervent Denial, Glen Elendra Archmage, Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk

Artifact/Enchantment Removal:Deglamer, Krosan Grip, Naturalize, Acidic Slime

Even Broader Removal:Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, Beast Within, Song of the Dryads, Chain of Acid, Mold Shambler, Terastodon, Worldshaper, Vraska the Unseen, Duplicant

Next up are cards you can swap in that are not as expensive to acquire.

Out: Geth, Lord of the Vault, In: Gisa and Geralf;

Out: Fauna Shaman, In: Satyr Wayfinder;

Out: Grave Titan, In: Myr Battlesphere;

Out: Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, In: Archaeomancer;

Out: Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, In: Razaketh, the Foulblooded;

Out: Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, In: Nezahal, Primal Tide;

Out: Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, In: Wood Elves;

Out: Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, In: Ishkanah, Grafwidow;

Out: Protean Hulk, In: Spider Spawning;

Out: The Scarab God, In: Bloodgift Demon;

Out: Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, In: Avenger of Zendikar;

Out: Sheoldred, Whispering One, In: Ravenous Chupacabra;

To allow for the anti graveyard hate cards listed above, I would consider cutting for budgetary reasons: Yawgmoth's Will, Rise of the Dark Realms, Survival of the Fittest, Sylvan Scrying, Diabolic Servitude, Entomb, Coffin Queen.

You can change a lot of cards in the list aside from those mentioned here. Two cards I would not change and would pick up as they are very useful in the list are Volrath's Stronghold and Phyrexian Tower. You can sacrifice a creature to the tower gaining 2 black mana and use that mana to activate the stronghold to put the sacrificed creature back on top of your library. Volrath's Stronghold by itself is also a way to save at least one creature from your graveyard from getting exiled as mentioned in the graveyard hate you would face.

This should give a good sense of what type of cards to think about and try. I have used many of these cards on my way to getting to the list today. Another two good cards that are rarely bad are Wurmcoil Engine and Batterskull. Just good Value cards. Batterskull is not a creature to reanimate, but it is a creature when the artifact enters the battlefield. I hope this helps!

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

3 weeks ago


Perpetual Timepiece is an interesting one, although just shuffling the cards in doesnt quite do what I want. A similar card that could be a consideration is Codex Shredder, although the recursion is quite pricy. But being able to stock our graveyard every turn is super nice, and it plays amazingly with Sensei's Divining Top. Ill have to think on it!

Ad Nauseam if I can get rid of some expensive wipes is a fantastic idea. Im still on the fence about the sideboard idea but I will almost certainly make this change if I move forward with that idea in mind!

Thanks for the comments! I appreciate the chance to discuss the deck, which I put a lot of time into!

MagicBlues on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

3 weeks ago

That totally makes sense. Then I've got another option for you to try out ;)
Perpetual Timepiece is a little more expensive but might be able to fill in more roles than Not Forgotten since they can be used the same. Perpetual Timepiece however can act as pseudo card draw and save your graveyard at instant speed.
If your playgroup is fine with that kind of sideboard I'd definetely go for it. I think I would at first keep one copy of redundant situational cards in the main such that your normal tutors don't have to grab another one to get your board wipes, etc. That do over could make Ad Nauseam better if you can relegate some expensive cards to the sideboard.
It is a pleasure to follow the evolution of a deck of someone who puts that much effort into presenting and improving it :)

Modern_Master42 on Help beat Control Modern

2 months ago

Also Leyline of Sanctity for burn and mill, Perpetual Timepiece for mill, Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Solemnity for infect and any land destruction Fulminator Mage or Crumble to Dust for tron

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