Timesifter

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Timesifter

Artifact

At the beginning of each upkeep, each player removes the top card of his or her library from the game. The player who removed the card with the highest converted mana cost takes an extra turn after this one. If two or more players' cards are tied for highest cost, the tied players repeat this process until the tie is broken.

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Timesifter Discussion

Raging_Squiggle on Can I permanently Lock an ...

1 week ago

Note that the absolute max amount of turns you can take with Timesifter is equal to the amount of cards in your library, nothing more. This is because Timesifter exiles the top card. It’ll never go infinite without outside help such as Pull from Eternity and a way to shuffle back into the library.

Boza on Can I permanently Lock an ...

1 week ago

Just to reiterate, timesifter has a chance to fail and the number of turns it generates is not infinite.

Even if you somehow guarantee that your opponent will always have a land on top vs your non-land on top; you can take exactly N turns with Timesifter where N is either the number of your non-land permenanents (that cost more than 0) or their lands, whichever is smaller.

Boza on Can I permanently Lock an ...

1 week ago

This is not a infinite a combo. You do not have a loop with a predetermined result. If you have to manipulate your opponents library different number of times in order to get a land on top, it is not a loop.

If you have say a Jace, the Mind Sculptor + Timesifter and say Emrakul, the Aeons Torn in hand, I think you have a resonable case for the judge that you can take infinite turns and short cut it. Or if you have Jace and non-land card, while the opponent has a land on top, I think this is grounds for unlimited amount of turns.

LiM3D on Can I permanently Lock an ...

1 week ago

Im trying to make a Lantern Control Deck work in my Budget Modern League.

The part I struggle the most with is finding an apropriate Lock-Piece.

When I control our topdecks and can consistently get a Land on my opponents Library I get to take infinite turns with Timesifter right?

thrane on When The Dust Settles

1 week ago

Consider Timesifter :D

Woiteck on Akroma Chaos

1 month ago

My personal best with Timesifter is five turns in a row and my average cmc is kinda similar to yours (slightly lower even). So go for it, it really is a fun card!

Also, how I envy you for being around during Tempest! I started playing by the time Fifth Dawn was out, which is not a bad era of Magic either, but retrospectively I consider Tempest to be one of the very best sets ever!

Matt_The_OGRE on Akroma Chaos

1 month ago

@Woiteck - Thank you for the suggestions and the Upvote! All of those cards should be considered for any chaos style deck. I completely forgot about Pyxis of Pandemonium and will have to find room for it in this deck. I used to run Goblin Diplomats but found it to be low impact and ended up replacing it with Sunbird's Invocation when that card came out. Sands of Time has a fun synergy with Price of Glory that will keep players from being able to tap their lands at the end of an opponents turn in order to untap all their lands on their own turn. It is definitely worth testing if I can pick up a copy. Timesifter seems like it would be great in this deck with all the high mana cost cards in it. With my luck though, I would hit a pocket of land and never have another turn, but at least it would be fun. I will try this out when I get a copy. Shocker would be great if I could get it down turn 2 but after that it and Barbed Shocker suffer from being easily blocked unless the opponent wants a new hand. Although, Shocker does bring me back to my old days of magic. I always loved that card and I remember first reading it back when I opened a pack of Tempest. :D

Woiteck on Akroma Chaos

1 month ago

I have a chaos deck as well and I love it! So much fun.

Anyway, you should consider Barbed Shocker, Goblin Diplomats, Pyxis of Pandemonium, Sands of Time, Shocker or Timesifter, those are very funny cards in my deck that you do not have in yours.

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