Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
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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Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.)

Counter target activated or triggered ability. If a permanent's ability is countered this way, activated abilities of that permanent can't be played this turn. (Mana abilities can't be targeted.)

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Trickbind Discussion

Pheardemons on Blue Tron Scrimage

6 days ago

I believe the reason a lot of people are saying Mindbreak Trap (aside from the fact that it costs 0 mana eventually), is that double blue tends to be a little difficult for blue tron. You run 8 sources, and I'm sure you've been in the situation of holding cards back just to counter something because you have to choose between the two. Mindbreak Trap allows you to stop something for free, AND hold up counters, or cast for free if needed. I completely understand that Summary Dismissal is better overall for stopping Emrakul, the Aeons Torn because it will also stop the extra turn trigger. However, Mindbreak Trap tends to be better in the meta we're in with Gifts Storm running about. Not to mention, a free counter if you get into a counter war with another control player.

I noticed something that wasn't in your sideboard, Trickbind. You seem to be worried about so many triggered abilities, so here is a card you should look into and playtest. I know that adding in both is more slots, but since you're considered 4 Summary Dismissals maybe do a split of 2/2 here. That's what I have in my deck. Trickbind hits ALL of the same cards that Summary Dismissal can hit, except of course Emrakul, the Aeons Torn which will resolve, but your opponent won't get another turn. If Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is truly that prevalent and is constantly cast that much in your meta, by all means keep Summary Dismissal, but some food for thought. I just wanted to lay out some reasons as to why people keep recommending one card over what you're playing. Of course, above all, play with what you like. It is more important.

Neotrup on Imprinting and split second: questions

1 week ago

Well, yes, Trickbind can counter Stratus Dancer's ability, and Stratus Dancer's ability can counter Trickbind, just depends which one is responding to which, just like how Counterspell can counter Counterspell.

Creatures can be sacrificed with split second on the stack, just not as part of the cost for casting a spell or activating a nonmana ability. For instance, if a player has Ashnod's Altar, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, and Mystic Snake with no +1/+1 counters on it, they could sacrifice the Mystic Snake for , triggering undying to return the Mystic Snake, triggering it's enter the battlefield ability to counter Trickbind.

Upyron on Imprinting and split second: questions

1 week ago

wow so no one can sacrifice creature, when split second is in a stack... is OP.Trickbind can counter Stratus Dancer when is turned face up because " Trickbind, it would stop everything after the word "When", "Whenever", or "At"(not for mana ability)." thus making it.

THANKS goblins you're awful <3

Neotrup on Imprinting and split second: questions

1 week ago

Cursecatcher's ability is not a mana ability, because it (most importantly) cannot add mana to a player's mana pool. It also targets, which a mana ability cannot do.

Stratus Dancer's triggered ability could counter Trickbind, because morph is a special action and thus is not stopped by split second, and triggered abilities still trigger with a split second spell on the stack.

Rhadamanthus on Imprinting and split second: questions

1 week ago

Yes, countering something means it has no effect. If you counter a triggered ability with Trickbind then the trigger doesn't do anything.

Cursecatcher can't be used to counter Trickbind because Trickbind has the "Split Second" ability. This means you can't activate Cursecatcher's activated ability in response.

Upyron on Imprinting and split second: questions

1 week ago

thanks, just 2 questions.

If you were to Trickbind, it would stop everything after the word "When" thus making it. The definition of a triggered ability is anything that follows the words "When", "Whenever", or "At"(not for mana ability).

Cursecatcher can counter Trickbind because is mana ability ?thanks again!!

Neotrup on Imprinting and split second: questions

1 week ago

The abilities that start with "whenever" are triggered abilities, you can tell because they start with the word "whenever." They are also mana abilities which means they don't use the stack, and will function any time you have permission to activate a mana ability. They do also have static abilities that function as replacement effects modifying how they enter the battlefield, and Caged Sun has a static ability to boost power and toughness, while Utopia Sprawl has the keyword static ability Enchant. An example of a similar mana increasing effect that is not a triggered ability (or mana ability) would be Mana Reflection, note that it uses "if" to indicate a replacement effect rather than a trigger condition.

Split Second is a static ability that functions while a spell is on the stack. If a spell has Split Second no player can cast spells or activate non mana abilites. It does not counter anything. Trickbind is a spell that can counter target activated or triggered ability AND also has split second. Take Possession is an Aura that gives you control of a permanent AND has split second, it cannot counter anything.

Neotrup on Imprinting and split second: questions

1 week ago

Temporal Mastery has a CMC of 7 at all times, in all zones. It's miracle cost is an alternate cost that can be used when you draw it as the first card for your turn, but that does not altar it's CMC. Panoptic Mirror only cares about CMC.

Trickbind can counter an activated or triggered ability, which I believe covers all Imprint abilities. It is very difficult to counter Trickbind, but it is possible. If you put imprint Trickbind onto Panoptic Mirror you'll be able to cast it during your upkeep to counter another upkeep trigger you control, but to little other effect. The Panoptic Mirror trigger would still use the stack and could be Stifled to keep you from casting Trickbind, as the trigger does not have split second.

A mana ability is an activated ability that could add mana to a players mana pool and is not a loyalty ability or an ability that targets (like the ability of Simic Signet or Spectral Searchlight). Or a triggered ability that does not target and could be triggered by the activation of another mana ability (like the triggered ability of Utopia Sprawl or Caged Sun).

Trickbind and Stifle can only counter abilities, not spells, which is why they cost less than counterspells. Disallow or Voidslime would let you either counter a spell or ability.

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