Telling Time

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Commander 2018 (C18) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Uncommon

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Telling Time

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Telling Time Discussion

Goronagar on Niv EDH

1 week ago

Counterspell, Gitaxian Probe, Telling Time, Impulse, Windfall for example.

Reduce artifacts and creatures to 4-5. You need cards like Baral or goblin electromancer. Low costs and high synergy. I prefer cards like Thing in the Ice  Flip and Spellskite.

Legoman18 on Everyone Loves Ice Breakers, V2

1 week ago

Cereal_Killer: I've left out certain notable cards, such as Cryptic Command and Snapcaster Mage, purely because I do not own any. I hadn't considered Telling Time, but it does seem better than Chart a Course. As for Stubborn Denial, I can do some testing to see it's usefulness over Spell Pierce.

Thank you for your suggestions!

Cereal_Killer on Everyone Loves Ice Breakers, V2

1 week ago

I really like the deck, but, since you are basically a control, why isn't there Cryptic Command?

I understand that Chart a Course lets you draw 2 cards, but it's a sorcery and it makes you discard a card. Why not Pull from Tomorrow or Telling Time (or even Search for Azcanta  Flip, or Ancestral Vision)?

Snapcaster Mage seems also a good card you could add.

As someone suggested before, I'd add 1 or 2 Stubborn Denial, for the reasons already mentioned and for another reason: in late game Mana Leak, Supreme Will, Spell Pierce and sometimes also Remand are usefull.

Spirits on Budget Thraximundar - EDH $50

2 weeks ago

Night's Whisper $1.58 is too much, Sign in Blood is $0.18 (and can target opponents), Read the Bones is $0.16 but I don't like the CMC3. Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood definitely the best. Brainstorm $0.70 is even better imo. Ponder is $2.30 so not a great option. Brainstorm/Sign in Blood best for budget. Altar's Reap don't like it either. Costly Plunder also not quite right.

Telling Time also not bad in budget $0.23 lets you scry one to bottom and replaces itself.

Dimir Signet $1.80 is so much. Talisman of Dominance $1.29 is better because it's CMC2. Also, Talisman of Indulgence $0.72. Fellwar Stone $1.25 but less predictable. I think the Signets are great, but $1.80 is tough.

Baleful Strix is $2.95 but pretty amazing, if you free up enough cash for him.

Archfiend of Depravity $1.01 can dominate this format, you've seen it from my Glissa, the Traitor deck.

Displacement Wave slows you down too much I feel, it can give you a Thraximundar alone. You control it with , but it's not going to work in 1 hour format, outside of the 1 hour feel it's pretty weak anyway.

Soul's Fire also feels wrong, a turn you cast Thraximundar you won't have mana for it, only a handful of creatures going to deal enough to be of consequence.

Shrieking Affliction is going to guarantee that 3x players are attacking you, and it's too slow to win you the game.

Nighthowler is a better Wight of Precinct Six (you can run both), he is CMC3, but he also counts your graveyard, and he also has Bestow if you have the extra mana (modular)

Consuming Aberration is a higher CMC, but he can also build the graveyards, remember that time SolomonsEfreet had him out. But high CMC. $1.90 too.

Can up you mana ramp with stuff like Mycosynth Wellspring $0.15,

You have Fleshbag Marauder & Merciless Executioner but missing their good buddy Slum Reaper $0.19.

Traveler's Amulet and Wanderer's Twig are great for color fixing and ramping. Wayfarer's Bauble goes onto the battlefield for CMC1 more.

Deadeye Navigator has lots of positive applications in your build, but he's $2.15. I won't list everyone, you can read the LTB/ETB guys, but Peregrine Drake is infinite ETB & infinite mana.

Murder always a nice multi-purpose removal in this format.

Far // Away $0.24 can also be handy.

You're mana source distribution is quite good 24% / 24% / 37% .

Vona's Hunger was pretty good when SolomonsEfreet played it.

Diabolic Tutor for Torment of Hailfire or the other half of Rite of Replication / Gray Merchant of Asphodel win-con.

Dark Petition is $2.32 but can assist with casting the Gray Merchant of Asphodel, I also don't mind Razaketh's Rite because I just cycle it for if it's drawn early on.

Desecration Demon might be fun, he's only CMC4.

I think your fairly balanced too, maybe a little too heavy on Sorcery, sub 1 for an instant or another creature or artifact.

One of the nice things with Thraximundar is you should get left alone early on because your not an immediate threat vs. someone like your Xenagos.

I wouldn't go counterspell (maybeboard has so many), won't work in this format effectively.

Havengul Lich has some recursion built in, but wouldn't say he's really that synergistic with Thraximundar but he can target others graveyards.

He's not a Xenagos, God of Revels but a good serviceable Commander in $50 budget. Crosis, the Purger no way lol, Sedris, the Traitor King would also work but he the same CMC anyway,

dikwetz on Midnight Gond

2 weeks ago

Serum Visions is definitely better than Telling Time, thanks! About Mana Tithe vs Remand, it's hard to tell which is better, this may depend on the matchup.

I like the birds which may globally accelerate the deck, however I feel Nettle Sentinel is necessary for the tech with Sprout Swarm.

Pieguy396 on Midnight Gond

2 weeks ago

Looks like a pretty sweet deck! Have you considered cards like Birds of Paradise instead of Nettle Sentinel, Serum Visions instead of Telling Time, or perhaps Remand or Mana Leak instead of Mana Tithe?

HollowYoshi on Miracles

2 weeks ago

Here's how I see it: 4x Opt is mandatory, full stop.

Since Opt allows us to cast Terminus at instant speed, I wouldn't drop below the full playset EVER. After that, you get to choose between Serum Visions, Ancestral Vision, Search for Azcanta  Flip, and Telling Time, and I've settled on a 2/2 split of Ancestral Vision and Search for Azcanta  Flip for now.

The minimal mana investment plus explosive card draw makes Ancestral Vision feel like a great choice in a deck this slow. I may even move to 4x AV at some point.

Search for Azcanta  Flip helps with setting up Miracles in a very soft way, but I prefer the raw card advantage of Ancestral Vision.

multimedia on Eminence Necromancers (Budget)

1 month ago

thejeffreyman, control as a main strategy with Inalla as Commander is much very different than what this deck is doing. That being said you have the right idea with Docent of Perfection  Flip. But to play this card and use it with control you want to play lots of low mana cost instants and sorceries especially dig/draw. Dig/Draw for two main reasons you have to first actually find/draw Docent. Then when you have Docent in play to use your mana more efficiently to make Wizard tokens while digging/drawing at the same time to find more instants/sorceries.

You'll want much more instants/sorceries than creatures. In a sense this conflicts with using Inalla as a Commander because her eminence is the most powerful ability and it requires creatures. Using Inalla mainly as a combo piece is fine because she's a combo piece in the Command Zone, you don't have to tutor/find her or worry about drawing her. I now see why you want to play Sundial of the Infinite because the more Wizard tokens you have the better Final Iteration is.

Cards that could be good with a control version of Inalla with a focus on Wizard tokens, which aren't played here. I don't know what your budget is so I'll suggest nonbudget cards as well as budget ones (in no order):

Clones seem good with Docent. Being able to clone it and then make even more tokens when you cast an instant or sorcery. Clones of Iteration also add more pump to Wizards giving Wizards +4 power with flying with two Interation is a lot. Cloning Docent however will not let you flip the clone of Docent into Iteration because Clones are not double sided cards. The only way to get a clone of Iteration is to actually clone Iteration after Docent flips into it. Clones are also very good with eminence because you don't have to choose to clone your own creature with the eminence copy token you can choose to clone an opponent's creature if you want.

Clones to consider that aren't played here:


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