Temporal Extortion


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos (PLC) Rare

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Temporal Extortion


When you play Temporal Extortion, any player may pay half his or her life, rounded up. If a player does, counter Temporal Extortion.

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Temporal Extortion Discussion

Kogarashi on lose life to win

5 days ago

You're off to a decent start, I'd say. Your curve looks good, though you're mana base is a bit weak at the moment (you should be running about 40 land for consistency). Some commentary as I took notes:

Heliod, God of the Sun doesn't seem to fit with the overall theme of the deck. You'd be better off with a card that will give you lifelink creatures or something, to help offset the life-loss from your various effects. Whip of Erebos would be my pick for this deck.

Blood Tribute is going to want more vampires, which are kind of slim in your deck at the moment.

Brainspoil is...poor removal. I would remove it. Killing Wave, on the other hand, is a good choice for sweep, and Remorseless Punishment and Temporal Extortion are nice. I like Near-Death Experience as an alternate win-con, but Path of Bravery is going to hamper that, especially since you don't appear to have super-consistent lifegain.

You have...two? infect cards. I would remove them since infect is really an alternate win-con that you aren't geared toward. Diseased Vermin might make for an alternate rat if you must have a rat, especially if you can give it evasion somehow, and it works with lifelink. It's not a strong pick for the deck, though.

Knight-Captain of Eos wants more soldiers. There are quite a few vampire soldiers, and some of them would work well in this deck. Vicious Conquistador is one that works with your theme.

Seekers' Squire doesn't really seem to fit any of your themes.

Wall of Shards short-circuits your life-drain by giving increasingly large amounts of life to opponents. You don't need it. I would also skip the Hyena Umbra and Hatred.

As for further suggestions, things with Extort are good. There's always the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo, which can also use Vizkopa Guildmage in place of Sanguine Bond.

Other suggestions:

Ones that work somewhat with the life drain: Defiant Bloodlord, Retreat to Hagra, Thrull Parasite, Bontu's Monument, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Underworld Coinsmith (this would be a reason to keep Heliod, actually), Zulaport Cutthroat, and maybe Vizkopa Confessor

Others that pay life or give you life somehow: Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Chainer, Dementia Master, Cruel Sadist, Phyrexian Reclamation, Vona, Butcher of Magan, and Elenda, the Dusk Rose (for working with your creatures dying).

All of this, of course, is subject to what you're willing to buy, and you don't have to listen to anything I say. It's your deck, after all.

K1ngMars on New list

2 weeks ago

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PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

3 weeks ago

Added two copies of Temporal Extortion to sideboard, just to add a little more disruption and headache.

GodRedSands on The Dark Path to Exile

1 month ago

Chasmolinker People could always sideboard them just in case. It could perhaps come in handy. I personally would'nt really run them knowing that I can see their hands and exile massively their deck engine cards with ease. I also wouldn't know what to swap out for it.

My impressions of the sideboard would be any 2 cards from the side swapped with 2 copies of either Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper. I recommend swapping Night's Whisper since Sign in Blood allows you to deal 2 damage to your opponent's health! Basically Temporal Extortion + Dash Hopes +Sign in Blood leaves them with 3 HP. Which means they can't really pay any more health for another temporal or hopes since they'd reach the lethal range of another Sign in Blood.

BMHKain on Need help with a Partner ...

2 months ago

@Homelessguy: Not bad. In fact, It gave some ideas I never would think of. Temporal Extortion gets more useful when a player has less life. I might be wrong on this, but it's better than Seedtime as it requires a Blue Instant to be used by an opponent. I just need more cuts & replacements now until 100...

Geralf_Cecani on All the Time and Resources in the World

3 months ago

I'm really not sure what this deck is trying to do, so I'm just going to assume you're going with a straight walue build. Thus, I'll be going with that in mind.a

I would say ditch Sphinx's Tutelage, cos you're not running much mill (if you need a replacement, you could go with Nekusar, the Mindrazer). Also there are better cards than Monastery Siege that do that sort of thing. I would also consider Mind Unbound and Thought Reflection.

As for creatures, I would say that the Goblin Electromancer is unnecessary, as well as Thalia, Heretic Cathar and the Grand Abolisher. The main thing he does is protect against counterspells, and you can defend pretty well against those with your own counters. Also he's a non-bo with Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir.

Archangel's Light is just a bad card: consider Elixir of Immortality instead. It does the same thing, except cheaper, and it's reusable. You obviously gain less life, but lifegain isn't that strong in commander/EDH. Temporal Extortion is a good card, but is a bit heavy on the black devotion, and Master the Way is way too much mana for what it does.

As for planeswakers, I would cut both teferis, cos you don't have enough instants to take advantage of untapping lands at endstep, for the timebender, or artifacts for the hero of dominaria.

The instants are pretty Neato. Maybe cut back on the point removal: wrath is usually the better option. Maybe cut path and swords cos they only hit creatures, cos there's always gonna be problematic enchantments.

As for artifacts, I would just say you need more ramp. If you're looking to draw a shit-ton of cards, you'll need the mana to play them. They'll also help with finding the right colours too. Signets and Talisman. Good cards. And chuck in a Fellwar Stone too.

Scathain on All the Time and Resources in the World

3 months ago

I'd remove Master the Way (a bit much for removal, even cantripping removal), In Garruk's Wake (too much mana), Temporal Extortion (too black intensive to be worthwhile), Teferi, Timebender (you don't have the right artifacts to justify using him), Beacon of Tomorrows (there are better extra turn cards), Sphinx's Tutelage (not quite worth it without other powerful mill engines, and your deck just isn't a mill deck at heart), Goblin Electromancer (I don't think you'll be casting quite enough instants and sorcery spells to justify him, though you're close), Iroas, God of Victory (doesn't seem to fit your theme), and Aurelia, the Warleader (just doesn't fit the theme).

I'd probably also ditch the rest of your planeswalkers, I'm not sure you have enough ways to protect them to justify using them.

You might want to consider adding in Thran Dynamo for extra mana, as you're going to need a lot of mana to make this deck run well.

Chiberia on All the Time and Resources in the World

3 months ago

Dovin Baan, Teferi, Timebender, Omniscience (not really that great tbh), Sphinx's Tutelage, Sphinx's Revelation (as someone whos been playtesting this card for months, its never been worth it), Archangel's Light (just not that great), Temporal Extortion (way too many black mana symbols for a four colored deck, for a card that doesn't do all that much), Enter the Infinite (too much mana, and in EDH it really doesn't do you anything), Master the Way (its worse than literally any other removal spell you could use), In Garruk's Wake (its good but its way to expensive mana wise, you have way too many big spells), those are just a few cuts.

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