Temporal Extortion


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Planar Chaos 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.

Take an extra turn after this one.

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Temporal Extortion Discussion

Burgdawg on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

1 week ago

Oh yea, I musta been tired when I made that comment, this helm, that helm...I'd only play Temporal Extortion if you like the flavor. If your plan is to win via commander damage there's no upside to someone paying life. Early game it's always good because it cost someone 20ish life to counter, and if they don't you get extra set up. Late game no one will likely give you another attack.

Daedalus19876 on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

1 week ago

Burgdawg: I'll pass on the discard, I think - Thoughtseize could be good, but it doesn't synergize well with the rest of the deck.

I'm not running Helm of Obedience, I'm running Helm of Possession ;)

I have a copy of Temporal Extortion right here, I'm just not sure if it fits here. Thoughts? If you think it's worth including, what would you cut?

Thanks for the comment and +1! :)

Spliced_Minds on [Primer] [Competitive] Erebos, God of Mana

1 week ago

Love the deck idea. Have you considered Temporal Extortion ? Extra time to set up or massive damage to a player

VesuvanDoppelbanger on spooky karl budget

2 weeks ago

Looks like good fun, +1.

A Temporal Extortion would fit in nicely.

Greed is quite powerful, especially when your life total is going to the moon.

griffstick on Kaervek the Merciless, BITCH!

2 weeks ago

@Winterblast you are spot on with everything you said. But I want to avoid or in the mana cost so I don't run into the problem of not being able to cast spells do to color screwed. But if I do a serious mana ramp and mana fix upgrade then maybe then these cards will go in. I especially like sorin cause it's like the tree and like you said putting people at a very low life makes them not want to cast big spells when kaervek is out. I also really like Heartless Hidetsugu and Temporal Extortion they are great suggestions. I'm gonna give every card an individual close look and think of a card that would better hold its place

Winterblast on Kaervek the Merciless, BITCH!

2 weeks ago

I would suggest some damge doublers, for example Furnace of Rath, Dictate of the Twin Gods, Wound Reflection, Gratuitous Violence...also interesting to bring people on a low life total to make Kaervek super effective: Pox, Sorin Markov, Temporal Extortion, Havoc Festival, Heartless Hidetsugu, Manabarbs

You absolutely need more speed though. Throw in the whole package of available artifact fastmana plus Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Seething Song. You need to do a serious amount of damage (doesn't matter if you take damage as well) before Kaervek hits the board, so your opponents really have to think about the importance of every spell they want to cast.

Alkadron on It's Your Choice

3 weeks ago

Phyrexian Portal is also SUPER FUN to resolve - You have to make some hard choices too. Like, if your opponent offers you a face-down pile of 7 or a face-down pile of 3, is it because the pile of 3 has better cards so they want to limit your options? Or is it a trap, and those are just 3 basic lands? Choose wisely.

Also consider Temporal Extortion, if you can swing the quad-black cost. I love watching people argue over who has to lose half their life.

lagotripha on True Blood [Modern Vampires]

3 weeks ago

I've had some success with Temporal Extortion to close out games, but with this madness style and the love of instant plays, have you tested Oblivion Crown as a one-of? It can be super explosive and unexpected if your meta is light on hand pruning, usually a dead card though. Pack Rat is another option if you keep facing boardwipes. Now for my non-dumb idea- Whip of Erebos in the sideboard for those longer grindier matchups?

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