Time of Need

Time of Need


Search your library for a legendary creature card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Set Rarity
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Time of Need occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Time of Need Discussion

Azdranax on What are your favorite underused, ...

2 days ago

Time of Need is probably #1 on my list, as well as Whispers of the Muse and Reality Shift. Not sure how underplayed they are, but they probably belong in more of the 99’s in their respective colors.

JRaynor on Five Color Death Punch

2 weeks ago

It may be an unpopular opinion, since Fist of Suns looks like the Infinity Gauntlet and was in the precon, but in my testing I've found both Fist of Suns and Jodah, Archmage Eternal are really terrible in this style deck.

Let me explain - Due to Emminence, Every 7 CMC creature in the deck is already discounted by one, meaning they are now 6 CMC. You, like myself, only run 1 creature that is more than 7 CMC. This makes Fist of Suns and Jodah function as extremely expensive and mana intensive versions of Dragonlord's Servant, which I would argue is already the worst of the ramp cards you have access to.

Sure these two cards do work with the commander - but the fact that you only run 1 other dragon above 7 CMC means these two cards do not synergize with 98% of your deck. They're both super cool, but I just don't think they have a place here.

I'd swap out for Nature's Lore and Arcane Signet. Maybe find room for a Fellwar Stone somehow too. Any one of these three looks like a strict upgrade to Sylvan Scrying.

Also, have you seen the new Garruk's Uprising that was spoiled for M21? I think it's a really good upgrade to Elemental Bond

I like your inclusion of Time of Need. Going to have to hunt one of those down for myself.

Herping_Gaming on Ixalan Park [Pet]

1 month ago

Aesatr I use to run Elemental Bond, and for the life of me, I don't remember why I took it out. Rishkar's Expertise looks fun, but it could end up being a dead card if I don't have any creatures on the field. Apex Altisaur is on the watch list, and I have a copy, but have yet the energy to put it in. Time of Need would be a nice card, but Gishath is really good at digging into my deck for her comrades. Ask for Mosswort Bridge it could be useful, but I am very against lands that enter tapped, also it is a bit risky. Only looking at the top 4. Gishath could easily do that for me.

Aesatr on Ixalan Park [Pet]

1 month ago

Hey, I've been playing my Gishath deck for a while, you can check my deck if you feel like it: EDH Dinosaurs

Some card suggestions I would give are:

Elemental Bond, its just like your Guardian Project

Apex Altisaur, big Dinosaur from a recent Commander Set

Time of Need, it's cheap to buy and can tutor you Ghalta, Etali etc

Mosswort Bridge, super easy to activate

Rishkar's Expertise, it's greedy, but it feels awesome when you play it

Hope this helps, feel free to give me any feedback on my list as well.

Joe_Ken_ on My Saproling EDH deck

2 months ago

Ok here we are with some ramp

Rampant Growth , Grow from the Ashes , Kodama's Reach , Search for Tomorrow , and the signets for your color combinations with Orzhov Signet , Selesnya Signet , and Golgari Signet

Time of Need is a tutor that will find you any of your legendary creatures.

Intangible Virtue will give your tokens a boost and vigilance.

Skullclamp is a little pricy, but can turn most saporlings into card draw.

Jelatinator on Snake EDH

2 months ago


-1 Reliquary Tower. I found I don't often find myself drawing so many cards that reliquary tower is needed.
-1 Tranquil Thicket was replaced with a cycling desert for some synergy with scavenger grounds.
-1 Wildest Dreams is nice for rebuying cards, but that's not really what this deck needs.
-1 Descendants' Path is fine for an extra snake every once in awhile, but doesn't really help the aggro plan. Plus, I found myself wanting some non-creature cards that this puts on the bottom sometimes.
-1 Asceticism is a really, really great effect. However, you have to leave so much mana open to utilize its full effect, and many sweepers in the format ignore regeneration anyways.
-1 Time of Need is a fun card to go tutor up one of the many legends in the deck, but it was just a little too slow in an aggro deck like this.
-1 Shisato, Whispering Hunter. I found myself never really having a big enough board where it would feel ok sacrificing a few snakes. When he does his thing, he's busted, and he'll be moving into my new Xyris deck where he should be much more comfortable.

+1 Scavenger Grounds, +1 Desert of the Indomitable I replaced a couple lands with this small concession to keep graveyard decks honest.
+1 Return of the Wildspeaker Two very relevant modes which are both great in creature-based green decks.
+1 Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip Cheap cradle which may net a card in the process.
+1 Honored Hydra, +1 Noose Constrictor, +1 Moss Viper. A few ok creatures that all provide a little utility. Some will probably be upgraded to better creatures later on. The slightly higher creature count also allows for Itlimoc to hit more often, thought that is almost negligible.

SplendiferousPotato on Saskia Deckbuilding Directions?

3 months ago

Hey all,

So, the printing of Saskia in the upcoming SLD has been the inspiration/encouragement/reason I needed to finally start building her, but I am a bit stuck with how to go about it. I currently have a bunch of directions in my head, but I need to file it down to make it work. Here are my vibes so far:

  1. Legends! I have found a bunch of combat-focused/synergistic to goof around with Saskia's ability, and I think a Legends theme could be very functional in a midrange value deck. Cards like Aurelia, the Warleader, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Queen Marchesa, Marisi, Breaker of the Coil, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Zurgo Helmsmasher and Shalai, Voice of Plenty really offer a powerful way to supply the beatdown. I would of course throw in all of the Legends support spells, like Reki, History of Kamigawa, Captain Sisay (also in the SLD, by the way), Time of Need and Heroes' Podium.

  2. Sunforger! I love this card, and being in four colors gives me a bunch of really great targets to get my damage through, protect my board, find my answers to threats and grind out the game. A few stand-outs from my preliminary research include Naya Charm, Boros Charm, Eladamri's Call, Enlightened Tutor, Signal the Clans, Congregation at Dawn and Crackling Doom, and all of the best instant-speed removal I could want in pieces like StP, PtE, and personal favorite: Crush Contraband. There would need to be a couple Sunforger synergies to make this work, such as graveyard->library shuffle effects like Mistveil Plains or maybe even Gaea's Blessing? Not sure about graveyard shuffling effects, so I am open to suggestion.

  3. Curses! Saskia already reads like a Curse on a creature body, so I thought this may be a weird direction to go in! There are several fantastic Aura Curses in these colors, and I could run an enchantress-style of deck using these cards as a way to delay my opponents' plans and encourage them to attack each other instead of me. Good examples of cards to run in this theme are Curse of Disturbance, Curse of Bounty, Curse of Bloodletting, Curse of Opulence, and while not a Curse, Captive Audience is pretty hilarious - especially when cast against the right opponent. I would obviously run the supports cards to make this strategy work, such as the enchantress creatures and enchantment-casting synergies of the like.

So, I think some subset (maybe all?) of these themes and strategies could coexist, but I would love to see what y'all think. What could I do with my favorite badass asskicker?

Joe_Ken_ on Marath, Will of the WIld EDH

5 months ago

I use Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Ivy Lane Denizen in my Marath deck as a extra copies of Hardened scales to attempt to go infinite with Marath and Mana echoes

I’ve also wanted to test out Heliod, Sun-Crowned in my version for some damage output.

A tutor I also find useful is Time of Need to get either purphoros or put out from my deck.

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