Sands of Time

Sands of Time


Each player skips his or her untap step.

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player simultaneously untaps each tapped artifact, creature, and land he or she controls and taps each untapped artifact, creature, and land he or she controls.

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Set Rarity
Visions (VIS) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Sands of Time Discussion

Coward_Token on Gadwick, Wise Guy

1 year ago

You could use the tapping ability for stax, e.g. Static Orb , Storage Matrix , Dream Tides , Sands of Time

Verity Circle seems cost-efficient. Maybe Toothy, Imaginary Friend ?

dingusdingo on Urza, Lord High Artificer cEDH *Primer*

1 year ago

Mishra's Workshop Seat of the Synod Hurkyl's Recall for sure.

Should consider Expedition Map for fetching and abusing Academy Ruins . If you lean heavier into stax, you should look at 1 cmc cantrip sac artifacts, it will help you grind value. Chromatic Star Chromatic Sphere . Also, Aether Spellbomb should replace Legacy's Allure .

Personally, I think leaning more into stax is a good idea with this deck. All sorts of great artifacts you could abuse Howling Mine Phyrexian Revoker Torpor Orb Pithing Needle Mana Web Orb of Dreams Tangle Wire

Sands of Time has a lot of potential here as well.

pwnzer1000 on Bring The Chaos

1 year ago

I have a yidris chaos deck that is hands down the most fun deck I have ever played. Have you considered: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , Shared Fate , Storm Cauldron and Burgeoning , Havoc Festival , Choice of Damnations , Timesifter , Sands of Time , or Master of Predicaments ?

I have never had great luck with Wild Evocation , it usually acts as a more group hug card than chaos. I would try Elkin Lair .

If you want a chaotic wincon, Reins of Power has never failed to disappoint.

poutrel on [Blue Phasing] I Disappear

1 year ago

Thanks a lot for this suggestion ClockworkSwordfish!

Actually, I knew about this combo, but for some reason it did 't struck me that Sands of Time kept permanents phased out...

I'll try to stay mono-Blue though, but it should do the trick. And then Taniwha and Savor the Moment in the same turn to give it pseudo haste maybe. Or just damage and mill the opponent faster.

ClockworkSwordfish on [Blue Phasing] I Disappear

1 year ago

If you want to phase your opponent's stuff out, a way to really make it hurt is by throwing in Sands of Time . Permanents phase in or out during the untap step, meaning if a card's phased out and you skip the untap step, then it will never come back!

Problem is, if there's no untap step, then cards with phasing aren't phasing out either, so you need a way to manually move them. Reality Ripple is an option in-colour, but the real trick is to use Equipoise . Keep your board slim, and your opponent's creatures, artifact and even lands will phase out en masse.

exec-MTG on Strionic Resonator and Untapers

1 year ago

Thank you!

I'm interested to know more about Sands of Time it looks like you can make some things like Mana Vault, Grim Monolith and Basalt Monolith get a lot of value, but I can see there much more than that.

Brighton-Morrs on Strionic Resonator and Untapers

1 year ago

Unfortunately, Unwinding Clock isn't a triggered ability, it doesn't go on the stack. The resonator can't copy it.

Paradox Engine is a triggered ability, so it works.

Sands of Time is a triggered ability as well, but it takes a little more work to go infinite.

ItinerantFailure on Milling Away (Phenax EDH Deck)

1 year ago
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