Timely Reinforcements


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon

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Timely Reinforcements


If you have less life than an opponent, you gain 6 life. If you control fewer creatures than an opponent, put 3 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield.

Timely Reinforcements Discussion

Catpocolypse on Wait, Isn't Shadow Supposed To Be Aggressive?

2 weeks ago

That would be Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip(Flipped) and/or the above mentioned Timely Reinforcements . Again if I wanted to be competitive, I'd drop the Avatar of Hope entirely and rum a playset of both Death's Shadow and Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip. But this ismore about having fun building and maybe having playing with your friends or at your local FNM than about winning GPs.

Catpocolypse on Wait, Isn't Shadow Supposed To Be Aggressive?

2 weeks ago

I kinda like the look of Timely Reinforcements because Death's Shadow is kinda our only real creature we can consistently get out. Street Wraith is basically a card draw spell, Avatar of Hope is janky and difficult to get out and Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip flips into a plainswalker. I don't need the lifegain so much(Another perk of Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, get below 3 play Avatar of Hope then sac Death's Shadow ) but it could definitely come in handy in certain situations.

Snowmen1 on Wait, Isn't Shadow Supposed To Be Aggressive?

2 weeks ago

yeah sounds like a cool idea. If you wanna do a split this sounds good. Thought of some cool cards you can use too. Pulse of the Fields and Timely Reinforcements . Just something you can think about plyaing.

JKRice on Esper Mentor - Please Help :)

3 weeks ago

Dovin's Veto . Forgot about that one. Amazing card, maybe split 2/2 with remand?

For the sideboard, here are some random suggestions that might be good.

2x Surgical Extraction . you have a lot of destroy and discard, so in bad matchups a turn one discard into extraction is crazy good. You can also hit fetches, so that’s fun.

1x Detention Sphere . This would hit things like Rule of Law or Damping Sphere that make it hard to turn your creatures into big threats by spamming spells.

1x Thoughtseize, 1x inquisition of kozilek, 1x collective brutality. Into combo matchups these do some serious work. Actually, in to any matchup except graveyard stuff they aren’t good.

1x Supreme Verdict in case they are out-boarding you with threats.

2x Nihil Spellbomb (and maybe 1x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet ?) for some graveyard hate. Kalitas is especially good into decks like dredgevine that want lots of creature deaths. Ashiok, Dream Render would also work here.

2-3x Timely Reinforcements . This card is just mega broken.

1-2x Kaya's Guile just because it’s a good card. You probably don’t want more than four or five graveyard hate cards though.

I think Stony Silence is your best option into artifact decks, but I’m not sure.

hungry000 on B/W Gideon, Brisela

1 month ago

For the Zombies deck some extra exile cards are gonna be useful; 2 Celestial Purge , maybe 1 Settle the Wreckage . Here's where I'd start for a sideboard and how to upgrade it:

2 Duress (upgrade --> Thoughtseize )

3 Nihil Spellbomb (upgrade --> 2 Rest in Peace / Relic of Progenitus + 1 Grafdigger's Cage )

2 Celestial Purge

1 Blessed Alliance

1-2 Runed Halo

1 Sorcerous Spyglass

2 Kaya's Guile

1 Timely Reinforcements

0-1 Oblivion Ring

1 Settle the Wreckage

Deck seems good to me, it'll probably perform well too. Have fun and tell me how it does next time you play.

hungry000 on B/W Gideon, Brisela

1 month ago

Oh, Martyr refers to Martyr of Sands . Sideboard is mostly dependent on what the locals play in your area but here's a general guide:

2-4 graveyard hate cards

2-4 artifact hate cards

2-3 Tron hate cards

2-3 anti-combo cards

2-3 anti-aggro cards

2-4 protection/anti-control cards

When making a sideboard, you should also consider what types of decks your deck will be good against, what decks it's bad against, what cards your opponent may bring in from their sideboard, any factors that may restrict your card choices, and how you can choose cards that will help with your deck's overall game plan while also shoring up your bad matchups. Your deck gains a lot of life and has various control elements, so it'll have a good matchup against aggro decks, a fair one against midrange and control, and a worse one against combo and graveyard decks. Traditionally Martyr decks also have a really tough time against Tron as well. So you'll need to address combo, gy decks, and Tron more heavily than aggro, midrange, and control in your sideboard. Next, your deck plays Martyr of Sands , so you'll want to play as many white sideboard cards as you can.

Here's an example sb:

2 Thoughtseize (alt. Duress for budget)

2 Rest in Peace (alt. Relic of Progenitus )

1 Grafdigger's Cage

2 Stony Silence (alt. Disenchant )

2 Damping Sphere

1 Sorcerous Spyglass

1 Runed Halo

1 Eidolon of Rhetoric

2 Blessed Alliance

1 Timely Reinforcements

If you know what others play in your area, I can make a more refined sb for you. There also exist more budget-friendly sideboard cards, so tell me if you want suggestions.

Noa on Only To Reach The Labyrinth

2 months ago

Now having Narset, Parter of Veils & Spirit of the Labyrinth I haven't had an issue having finding the combo, and I'm enjoying the 3/2 split. Sorin, Solemn Visitor is a power house with Lingering Souls when you don't get the combo going.

The issue I am having is burn. The deck loses a lot of life and Collective Brutality hasn't been enough. So I'm going to drop the 2x Unmoored Ego s for a Timely Reinforcements and Blessed Alliance .

bigsampz69 on BW Token Prison

2 months ago

Spairut Didnt include Lingering Souls because of the very high likelihood I won't be flashing it back. Even though Timely Reinforcements tokens dont have flying for matchups like Spirits or for Mantis Rider , the extra body and almost guaranteed 6 life gives way more value for the same mana cost.

Bitterblossom also handles fliers extremely well.

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