Timely Reinforcements


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

sylvannos on Which tokens to bring

1 week ago

I like making my own tokens using tip cards from booster packs. If you using rubbing alcohol or acetone (acetone works easier), you can then use a rag to wip/scrub the ink off the tip cards. Then, you draw your token using permanent markers.

This is a really inexpensive, yet personal, way to get those really obscure tokens.

The other one I noticed missing from your collection that are common in Modern (not already mentioned) are 3/3 Beast tokens (from cards like Beast Within, Thragtusk), 3/3 Golems (Blade Splicer, Precursor Golem), 5/5 Demon (Skirsdag High Priest), and 1/1 Soldiers (Timely Reinforcements, Elspeth, Sun's Champion). We'll probably also see more 1/1 merfolk tokens since Rivals of Ixalan added a few.

sylvannos on Bygone Bishop over Smuggler's copter?

1 week ago

Smuggler's Copter is way better just on the side of dodging sorceries. It also costs less.

I have to agree with SoakingDrop52's points. The fact you can curve into Lingering Souls/Spectral Procession/Timely Reinforcements makes Smuggler's Copter way better.

taylorg95 on Blue and White Lockdown

2 weeks ago

Hello just like to say that i love the idea of this deck. I would maybe add in Geist of Saint Traft you could take out both of your Search for Azcanta  Flip. You are running 3 Supreme Verdict MB and 1 SB i would just run 2 MB because you have enough counters and the Path to Exile to deal with them. Also i would most defiantly recommend Leyline of Sanctity you should MB this but if you don't i would take out the 2 Kor Firewalker, because the red spell is most likely to be a burn spell. Then take out 2 Timely Reinforcements from the SB. That leaves one spot open in the SB possibly take out the 2 Rain of Blades to add 3 Ghostly Prison.

My main deck is similar to this its a prison deck. Check it out if your want Forever in the Prison.

arcane_trouper on BW Tokens

1 month ago

Casshern I thought about Timely Reinforcements in the side for burn, but decided to go with Auriok Champion instead. It's painful to cast Timely Reinforcements, only to get hit with a Skullcrack.

Auriok Champion is also great to perpetually block Death's Shadow, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, and Gurmag Angler.

Casshern on BW Tokens

1 month ago

Elspeth, Knight-Errant and/or Orzhov Pontiff would be a good fit. Gather the Townsfolk and Timely Reinforcements are also an idea. Timely is a great sideboard against burn.

Casshern on BW Tokens

1 month ago

Elspeth, Knight-Errant would be a good fit. Gather the Townsfolk and Timely Reinforcements are also an idea. Timely is a great sideboard against burn.

Bulldawg1310 on Ideas for Eldrazi Ramp (Emrakul)

1 month ago

Irianne youre not gonna want to ramp into a 15 mana costed creature. Who does that and lives to tell the tale? What youre gonna wanna do is cheat it out. Theres a few ideas you can run with, Polymorph tokens is one to do it. Proteus Staff is another way, or you can combine them both into a small soldiers tokens deck with cards like Raise the Alarm or Gather the Townsfolk Timely Reinforcements would help as well. Or you can build the jeskai control deck that had some success a few years ago and see how you like that, get a bunch of Wall of Omens and other defenders and chump blockers until you can max out your Nahiri, the Harbinger. Keep me posted im interested in reading about which way you go!

Gattison on Life Gain/Steal Black White

1 month ago

Hi. I just have some basic suggestions, nothing extravagant really.

firstly, if you/your playgroup is into infinite combos, Exquisite Blood is a classic combo with Sanguine Bond (which you already run).

You have a decent amount of permanents, but I still think you may have a few too many sorceries. also, you could consider Diabolic Tutor and/or Dark Petition instead of Diabolic Revelation, though you might want to stick with the multi-tutor in the end. ::shrug::

I would personally also add Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse to the land base, to help with mana-fixing and "deck-thinning."

Lastly, Timely Reinforcements appears underwhelming to me, because you have so much lifegain, it looks like you'll rarely be able to take full advantage of it. Since you'll really only be getting tokens from it, maybe Secure the Wastes or Rally the Ancestors would be better?

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