Temporal Extortion


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

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Set Rarity
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

trixster87 on Rebellion Against the Pie!

1 week ago

counter spell and bonus turn
Dash Hopes Temporal Extortion

Spark0fPrimus on MyFirstDeck

2 weeks ago

Beacon of Immortality combos nicely with Tainted Remedy to smite one player instantaneously :) Good ol' Death Ray! It can also save you in a pinch, of course.

Also, since you don't have Blue, I really like Temporal Extortion. Really no downside to playing that card. You either take an extra turn or someone loses half of their life! For 4 mana I would call that a steal ;)

Daedalus19876 on The Very Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

2 weeks ago

pet_snake: Will do! And you're right, those would be good inclusions...

n0bunga: Out of your suggestions, I am most intrigued by Temporal Extortion, Westvale Abbey  Flip, and Archfiend of Depravity. They'll all have to find a slot here :)

Midn8: In most cases, without reanimation, I'd prefer to play something like Demonic Tutor. Thanks, though - I'll consider her! :)

Koffiemelk: He could be good, yeah. There's a whole set of those self-recurring creatures (Nether Traitor, Reassembling Skeleton, etc). I need to find a place for several in here, but slots are tight :(

TheRedGoat: Most of the decks in my meta are playing mostly nonbasics, so I'm not TOO worried about acquiring Snow-Covered Swamps (also, they have terrible art). I'm honestly not sure about that balance either - I'll have to get back to you. The original goal was to usually leave Yahenni as the biggest and last threat on the battlefield.

Thank you all for your comments! :)

n0bunga on The Very Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

2 weeks ago

Decklord n0bunga here :P

LOVE this deck as much as I love this guy's awesome subtyping!

Magus of the Will seems like a fine inclusion for recurring your grave.

Abhorrent Overlord is great for devotion, making harpies and using all of them for your various sac outlets.

Lord of the Void is great for devotion, and another way to control your opponents.

Demon of Wailing Agonies has both a great name and a good Lieutenant effect.

Good ol' Temporal Extortion for a time walk. Unless someone wants to eat 20.

Westvale Abbey  Flip may work as another useful way to beat down since you seem to be able to generate plenty of tokens.

Archfiend of Depravity might be neat.

Contamination for control but depending on your playgroup this could be a sideboard.

Screaming-Fish on Darkside

2 weeks ago

I would take out the Evolving Wilds, and try to get up around 23 swamps!

I would also try Doom Blade or Go for the Throat, rather than Feast of Blood, because they are instants and a little more reliable after a board clear or something. Pharika's Curse is not a really good card, and those two spots are better used for a kill spell or Bile Blight.

I would remove entirely either, Indulgent Aristocrat or Vampire Cutthroat, Blade of the Bloodchief, and maybe remove one of Gatekeeper of Malakir.

Cards you may consider adding: Temporal Extortion, Vampire Nocturnus, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, and maybe Erebos, God of the Dead

Overall I loved your deck idea! Hope I helped!

Snap157 on The Definition of Mana-Screwed

1 month ago

ShayneAustin Thank you! Decks like yours are actually the reason for my entire sidebored! Believe it or not, there is almost no artifact hate in black that doesn't involve creature sacrifice, (i.e. Phyrexian Tribute), so I included Languish, Mutilate and Black Sun's Zenith to take care of any creatures with toughness above 4, and then added in a set of Duress to take care of things like Grindclock before they leave the hand. That being said, I am unsure as to what would kill someone first- the slow Underworld Dreams or Temporal Extortion or the occational Memnite or Myr Enforcer slipping through. I'm certainly eager to playtest! Thanks for thinking of new situations to test this deck!

AlistarFiend on Cruel and Unusual Punishment

1 month ago

Thank you to everyone for getting this to #4 on the Top Deck List today!!

Special thanks to CthulhusNo1FavCultist, Profet93, Snap157, carpecanum, and RazortoothMtg, midget_overlord.

I was finally able to find and add Ward of Bones, Temporal Extortion and Creeping Dread.

I used RazortoothMtg's advice and removed Unwinding Clock.

I also removed Imp's Mischief and All Is Dust as these cards seemed to be the least amount of help in actual game play.

Regarding Burgdawg's inquiry as to why I am using Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath as my Commander...

I started out with Nezumi Shortfang / Stabwhisker the Odious as my Commander and as it was my only creature, it was an easy target. Many times this was from my own doing with creature removal.

As I usually play this deck with four or more players, it can not only deal one damage to each player every turn, but I gain 3 life each turn. I found this really helps with playing Necropotence.

Have Fun :)

RazortoothMtg on Cruel and Unusual Punishment

1 month ago

If it were me, I would cut Unwinding Clock for Temporal Extortion. Clock only does something useful with about 3 cards, while Extortion is fun to play and can just hit someone in the face for half their life. Either way, I would cut clock for something else.

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