Target player takes two extra turns after this one.
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Time Stretch occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.02%
Time Stretch Discussion
1 week ago
3 months ago
If you wanna go all-in on the spell copying i have a few things. You need cost reduction, in addition to Electromancer you have Baral, Chief of Cumpleaños , Arcane Melee , Mizzix of the Izmagnus , and Curious Homunculus Flip for creatures. There're also the Medallion artifacts( Sapphire , Emerald , and Ruby ) and Jace's Sanctum is an enchantment that also has you scry 1 each time you cast an instant or sorcery. You can also look at As Foretold , Throes of Chaos , and Maelstrom Wanderer as ways to get "free" spells so you can use the mana that the spells cost to instead copy them. You're also going to want more mana acceleration so you can cast multiple spells or utilize multiple copy effects the best dorks are Rattleclaw Mystic , BoP , and Sylvan Caryatid and for 2CMC rocks you have the Signets( Izzet , Simic , and Gruul ) and the Talismans ( Creativity , Curiosity , and Impulse ). If you don't want to rely on artifacts for ramp since they don't synergize with Riku Kodama's Reach and Cultivate are pretty much auto-includes for G ramp spells, and Nature's Lore , Farseek , and Skyshroud Claim to get non-basic Forests into play faster, this does mean you'll need more non-basic Forests so you should get Breeding Pool , Stomping Ground , and Sheltered Thicket . Once you have costs down you can focus on the value you get out of your spells an easy way is looking at Twiddle effects like Rewind , Frantic Search , Snap , and Unwind , similar to Peregrine Drake and Palinchron , they untap their costs worth of lands so when you copy them or reduce their costs they start to generate mana. Now that you've generated a stupid amount of mana you need things to do with it so you have Epic Experiment , Expropriate , Time Stretch , and Rishkar's Expertise for value and you can use Fireball , Fall of the Titans , Finale of Devastation , and Electrodominance to just straight up kill people. Additional ways to copy spells are Dualcaster Mage , Dual Casting , Repeated Reverberation , Bonus Round , and Increasing Vengeance and Echo Mage , and some added value effects you can use are Rashmi, Eternities Crafter and Sunbird's Invocation .
3 months ago
Build fringe decks. Either use Commander's that are not common, or use common ones but build them in uncommon ways.
I'm currently designing a Lands Matter Riku of Two Reflections , which is based on landfall and land synergy. I can double spells such as Cultivate and Kodama's Reach , pulling more lands and thus filtering my deck, giving me a higher chance to draw into more powerful spells.
Most "competitive" Riku seeks to copy extra turn spells, which I have one or two of. Namely Time Stretch so that one spell gets me 4x turns.
TLDR - Build fringe decks and catch players off guard. It's super fun and generally cheaper as you use cards and methods not typically seen, meaning demand for said cards is lower
3 months ago
There are quite a few 0 Mana equipment cards that do more than Paradise Mantle .
Accorder's Shield , Cathar's Shield , Spidersilk Net , and Bone Saw all cost 0 to play while also having the possibility to help out Urza. Especially with the shields; if we want Urza to be efficient, he's gotta stay on the board.
Also, these artifacts can tap for mana while equipped and they do a lot more than the other 0 mana artifacts you have. Darksteel Relic does literal nothing, Fountain of Youth is awful in any format I'd say, and cards like Spellbook cost 0 but don't expect them to do much else.
Tormod's Crypt is probably fine, especially with some kind of recursion, same with Herbal Poultice and Mishra's Bauble . The only recursion I see is Emry though, so maybe add some. Also with recursion, you get access to Mindslaver which, with just 1 activation, can be back-breaking for your opponent. Getting to loop Mind Slaver also just wins the game because if your opponent can't stop it, they can't play anymore
Winter Orb and Static Orb is interesting. I'm trying to think of a way to make it so it only affects your opponents. Maybe I don't see it, but the only way I can think is to tap it on the previous player's end-step, then, at the end of your turn, untap it with something. That something, from what I see, is Unwinding Clock . That's only one card, maybe add Voltaic Key because even outside of this synergy it's pretty good.
Apart from Urza's ability, you don't have much payoff for turning everything into a Mox Sapphire. The top of your curve has so few cards, and some of them don't just win on the spot. Time Stretch is a good one, but Darksteel Forge , while good, isn't something we want to pay 9 for and it just keeps the game going, not actually winning on its own. I do see Arcum Dagsson , but, again, 1 in 99 cards and blue has 0 creature tutors. Blightsteel Colossus is the only easy win card, but it still has to get through and attack and it could get exiled
Maybe Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur to draw into more spells. A part of dumping your hand of 0 mana artifacts is that you need to draw more cards to play off all these supposed Mox Sapphires. Bunch of mana and nothing to do with it. Jin-Gitaxias helps this by drawing 7 every turn
You could even play Eldrazi. All the Titans, or even It That Betrays or Desolation Twin , can win games easily. Getting to Mindslaver someone with a 13/13 in play, drawing cards just for fun, exiling and destroying permanents, or just stealing your opponent's board can all win games very easily. Annihilator is also just a busted mechanic on its own.
4 months ago
If Reality-Snap would be cast without paying it's mana cost, exile it and you lose the game.
Choose a card you own from outside the game. You may cast it without paying it's mana cost and it can not be countered by spells or abilities. If it is a permanent, create four tokens that are exact copies of it when it enters the battlefield. If it is a non-permanent spell, copy it four times. You may choose new copies. Then exile Reality-Snap.
Had to put the lock on it. Otherwise you could RS into an RS. That's not fair.
How about that's the next challenge: Make the card you would hunt for with Reality-Snap.
Was Ninja'd, but it's a wildcard so we are good.
4 months ago
Randrik, thanks for your input however this is mainly a competitive deck. Time Stretch and Rite of Replication does not win games, and especially with no way to cheat them out makes it unnecessarily clunky and too high to cast for it's CMC.
The only good turns would be a storm like deck in a more competitive meta. Other than that I would consider running Final Fortune over any of the blue extra turns as my win condition combo is compact.
Appreciate your thoughts!
4 months ago
Hi TheLocustDog, thanks for commenting!
You use The Gitrog Monster with Dredge cards (e.g. Golgari Grave-Troll ) and discard effects to dump a lot of your library into your graveyard. You get tons of value out of Muldrotha, the Gravetide this way, but to win, you're looking for Lion's Eye Diamond and Deadeye Navigator , which makes infinite mana in combination with Muldrotha.
With infinite mana, winning the game is pretty trivial. I did it in a pretty roundabout way here: you can combine Eternal Witness with Deadeye Navigator to recur Time Stretch to take all the turns, and attack your opponents with Emrakul, the Promised End . An easier alternative is to just run Walking Ballista .
You could also win with Gitrog + Laboratory Maniac . I chose not to do this because my last deck won with LabMan and I wanted to do something different :)