Timely Reinforcements


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Timely Reinforcements Discussion

Oloro_Magic on Esper Control

2 days ago

If you are taking the deck esper, esper control is a really underappreciated deck in my opinion, then first and foremost I would pick up the card that makes esper so appealing in Esper Charm, it does virtually everything you want and is the real reason to go esper in my opinion.

Additionally I disagree with the above sentiments regarding Search for Azcanta in fact I would even consider upping it to 3, as I'm sure you know a control deck in modern these days is largely judged based on whether or not it has Search online, and recently seasoned control players such as Benjamin Nikolich have been championing 3 in the mainboard.

Timely Reinforcements is more of a sideboard card, in its place I would play some more traditional control finishers, namely Secure the Wastes, White Sun's Zenith.

Also for sweepers I think Supreme Verdict is still the best option, its more flexible and most of your lands are already blue sources so it makes sense. I would aim for 3 since you have the lingering souls plan. Also I would cut 1 Tasigur for another Logic Knot though that stems from my strong control preference.

Overall, the list looks solid!

Good draws, Oloro

ArchonBlue on U/W Control

3 days ago

I've got a few suggestions that shouldn't really raise the cost of the deck.

ArchonBlue on U/W Control

3 days ago

I've got a few suggestions that shouldn't really raise the cost of the deck.

LuxCannonator on Soldier Mayhem

2 weeks ago

I love white weenie decks. This looks like a particularly fun iteration!

I would drop the Chaplain's Blessing, it just feels out of place here.

Martial Coup, Launch the Fleet, Preeminent Captain, and Timely Reinforcements could all work really well in here.

Launch and Coup both have great late game potential when youre sitting on a turn without much else to spend mana on.

ArchonBlue on U/W Control V.2

3 weeks ago

I'd make some room for Spreading Seas in the mainboard. I recommend cutting 2x Wall of Omens and 1x Logic Knot, not sure about the 4th slot.

For the sideboard, I'd cut out 2x Geist of Saint Traft and 1x Kor Firewalker for either 3x Leyline of Sanctity or 3x Timely Reinforcements, depending on your meta. Secure the Wastes could be good too.

recell08 on Budget UW-Control

3 weeks ago

Hey,thanks for your suggestions! I like Field of Ruin but I will stay with Ghost Quarter for only one reason: I already own 8 copies of it. But I have this card already in my mind and I'll keep it there.I thought about Thing in the Ice  Flip sind my mono-blue-build and you're right. I'll do that change and will remove both Nyx-Fleece Ram, all 3 copies of Timely Reinforcements and will add 2 more Wall of Omens and 3 copies of Thing in the Ice  Flip.I will test Opt and Anticipate for my draws.

Dorotheus on Budget UW-Control

3 weeks ago

Keep in the Spreading Seas plan, they are super good right now in the mainboard. Thing in the Ice  Flip is one of the best budget friendly cards in a control deck right now, and translates to non-budget decks too, works with yourOjutai's Command also. Opt and Serum Visions are also great budget cards that help smooth your curve and give you answers, you could probably get rid of Nyx-Fleece Ram and Timely Reinforcements to move them at least sideboard, and get 4 Things and 2 more Wall of Omens.

I've been working on a control deck also Belafonte, Life Aquatic (Mono Blue Teachings), but I still don't have most of it. But in tests Field of Ruin has been better than Ghost Quarter.

chadsansing on Mono-White Lifegain- Under Construction

4 weeks ago

If this is more casual, Swords is great. If you want to drop into Modern events, maybe swap it out for Condemn (for your creatures) or Path to Exile (for opponents' creatures).

Maybe drop Accord. Sticking an Evra seems to be the best plan here.

Suture Priest might be more important than Pridemate since Evra is the win con and Archangel of Thune handles counters.

I would either drop many of the bigger creatures and play the smaller ones with ETB life-gain triggers + Archangel + Evra or maybe just play the bigger creatures, including Archangel of Thune, as 1-ofs to get around Extraction and similar effects. I would also choose between a defensive, Felidar Soverign game plan or an aggro Evra one. Having 8 6-drop win cons seems like too much.

Let's assume we have a list with 24 lands (to make sure we can cast 6-drops), maybe 6 instants, and 6 enchantments, giving us

Now we have a way to get Evra damage across more quickly if the opponent's shields are down. I think I would play a little cautiously to make sure that I could trigger some life-gain with something like a Martyr after switching my life total with Evra's power.

Sideboard would be something like:

A more defensive build might look something like this:

With Evras or Archangels in place of Sovereigns in the sideboard.

What do you think?

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