Telling Time


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Common
Tenth Edition Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds Uncommon

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Telling Time


Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of those cards into your hand, one on top of your library, and one on the bottom of your library.

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Telling Time Discussion

S_Jake on Jeskai Control

3 days ago

I'm planning to try cutting a Telling Time for a second Magma Spray and I may also try cutting the other Telling Time for the fourth Hieroglyphic Illumination.

StinjyJumpingJew on First Ever Blue / White Control!

3 days ago

Hmm I suggest you try get some sort of dual lands, maybe Flooded Strand, Hallowed Fountain, if they are too expensive maybe try get some Glacial Fortress, Prairie Stream or Sejiri Refuge. Add some more card draw aswell, Serum Visions, Think Twice, Telling Time any of these would help a lot. Maybe have a look at some U/W Control builds floating around on tappedout to give you some other suggestions. Anyways hope this helps a bit.

Avulth on Jhoira of the Ghitu commander

1 week ago

Is Flamekin Harbinger just for Guile? If so, have you found that to be worth doing most of the time? I play Jhoira a lot and one thing that I have found is that it's tough to be as efficient as your opponents. Expensive rocks will achieve this, as well as more extra turn spells. Another route is to go for more deck manipulation. You have Serum Visions and Preordain, but could also go for Brainstorm, Preordain, Fact or Fiction, Impulse, or even Telling Time if you're digging really deep. You can also embrace the long-game and go for tempo effects. My favorites there are Kederekt Leviathan, Wash Out, and Whelming Wave.

Avulth on Avulth's Jhoira of the Ghitu

2 weeks ago

@marcprowstealer I took your advice and removed Aeon Chronicler. I think that Blue Sun's Zenith is clunky in the same way, so I've removed that too. I'm never really going to have card advantage with this deck, especially because of all the mass bounce tempo stuff, which always puts me down a card. I figure the more important thing is that I have the cards I need and can protect my priority drops, so Telling Time and Arcane Denial both help achieve this goal better than clunky card advantage.

Avulth on Avulth's Jhoira of the Ghitu

3 weeks ago

@marcprowstealer one thing which I've considered replacing Aeon Chronicler with is a lower-tier Brainstorm, like Telling Time or Truth or Tale. They don't quite fill the same role, but they're certainly more versatile and faster.

OOBS on DarkSong

3 weeks ago

This deck is sweet, and I may end up trying it. Originally I would do the following edits: -2 Shadow of Doubt, -2 Telling Time, +2 Snapcaster Mage, +1 Spell Snare, but I think ToolmasterOfBrainerd has a valid point. It maybe be much easier for you in a BW shell where you don't have to worry about fetching tricolor + Dark Confidant. I understand blue would be good for protecting the combo and going through the deck to find pieces, but without blue you get access to a strong Ghost Quarter plan and you have plenty of playable cards to add (even if they are just additional copies of Collective Brutality). If you do intend to try out a BW plan it would call for some remodeling, but I think it may be more efficient in the end.

ricvieira21 on Jace, Don't Break the Black Ice

3 weeks ago

Grixis is one of my favorite color combinations and I think you got a good deck here.

If money is not a problem definitely trade Inquisition of Kozilek for Thoughtseize.

Scry spells are always useful since you wanna control the game you need to have more cards in hand than your opponent so I would suggest adding some like Serum Visions or Telling Time

Board Wipes are always needed to play against aggro decks so Languish is a good option

Also I don't see the point of using Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver here so you might take it out too.

Hope it helps you good luck!

Arian_the_Fox on flying goats with lots of damage

4 weeks ago

Turn 1 Delver into turn 2 Telling Time lets you potentially rig the top card to flip Delver.

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