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"Why are you playing Time Reversal?"

Modern Combo Control U/B (Dimir)



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End step turn 4 Notion Thief into Time Reversal = ~4 free 2/2's off Zombie Infestation , completely destroys your opponents hand, can start the Life from the Loam/Raven's Crime combo more easily to keep you in control of the game, and your opponent will never see it coming.

Time Reversal/Life from the Loam + Zombie Infestation = Free 2/2 Zombies.




zandl says... #1

Or you could just ramp to 8 and use Army of the Damned instead.

It's a noble concept, but... meh.

January 7, 2012 11:49 p.m.

BLund says... #2

Army of the Damned would be fun in this deck too. I could maybe splash green for birds and elves? Or prolly splash red for a Galvanoth .

January 7, 2012 11:54 p.m.

zandl says... #3

I was saying that you could use Army in place of your elaborate three-piece combo.

For one more mana, you get twice the benefit with only one third of the cards and then you aren't letting your opponent draw 7 cards. If they draw into Day of Judgment , Slagstorm , or any board-wipe for that matter, you're boned. You'll have no cards left, no creatures left, and they now have 6 cards to smash face with.

January 7, 2012 11:58 p.m.

BLund says... #4

Mmm, true. I'm really trying to get this 3 piece to work though. I could probably run more Mana Leak or Dissipate to counter board wipes. Atleast with Slagstorm though, if I have 2 or more Cemetery Reaper 's out I'm fine, and a Grave Titan can get me back some zombies. Also an Endless Ranks of the Dead would maybe help.

January 8, 2012 12:02 a.m.

Necrosis says... #5

Occam's razor - The simpler solution is usually the correct one. Doing a BUG control deck that ramps up using green while controling with blue to drop Army of the damned is alot more straight foward.

Basically your trying to get a car to run on hopes and dreams while handing your opponent the equivalent of seven shotguns to blast you and your soon to be army in the face.

Blasphemous Act and Rolling Temblor says hai :P

January 8, 2012 2:03 p.m.

rayman says... #6

2 more Mana Leak And At least 1 Dissipate As the said any thing that would clean the bored has you but if you can counter it then your better off.

January 8, 2012 3:18 p.m.

Nezuminokage says... #7

Psychosis Crawler? A sphinx, crawler, then time reversal is 21 points of damage which wins unless they have gained life haha. Just something to think about. ;)

January 8, 2012 5:27 p.m.

BLund says... #8

That's an awesome addition, Putting that in.

January 8, 2012 5:33 p.m.

SaintHipster says... #9

i really like your concept here. HOWEVS. for the price of this deck im pretty sure there are more efficient ways to do what your trying to do. +1 for creativity. I used to be really into elaborate ways to create infinite damage and such. And ive leanred the simpler it is the mroe likely it will work. If you can get this little combo of yours to work with even one less card needed your going to have significant improvemnet

January 8, 2012 8:38 p.m.

McChisel says... #10

you could probably use Elixir of Immortality , cause you might discard alot, but you could always need some of those cards you discard, also you are essentially milling yourself down pretty fast with your combo, so you could probably use a way to get some cards back into your deck.

January 8, 2012 8:55 p.m.

Plummyr says... #11

+1 for originality.

Like it's been said before, probably more efficient ways to do it, but it's refreshing to see new ideas!

January 8, 2012 10:16 p.m.

cardcoin says... #12

The deck needs more draw, Less creatures, more interruptions!

January 8, 2012 10:37 p.m.

McChisel says... #13

so I realise that Time reversal shuffles your gy into your deck, so my previous comment can be disregarded.

January 8, 2012 11:48 p.m.

ianbrewman says... #14

I like the idea, however you need to work on mana acceleration. Control will only take this deck so far, if you can't have 5 mana by turn 4 or 5 this deck loses it's value very quickly.

I suggest (without going into green, cause everyone does that and tri is just crap.) Alloy Myr or Palladium Myr and possibly fetch lands.

Also i suggest lowering your high cost cards to 2 or less except for your combo cards. Mana curve will kill you every time.

January 9, 2012 12:37 a.m.

ianbrewman says... #15

sorry for the extra post, Heartless Summoning fits extremely well in this deck. putting two in can't hurt. SURE it gives you negative 1 negative 1, but being able to turn 4 Grave Titan would be bad ass

January 9, 2012 12:39 a.m.

ianbrewman says... #16

wow... ok honestly, i'm not trying to cause problems here, one more thing that would make this deck freaking hilarious is undead alchemist. honestly, SUPER funny. create all kinds of zombie tokens, then control by milling the crap out of them with the zombies you created with all that discarding.

January 9, 2012 12:44 a.m.

coleman984 says... #17

My 2 cents, add in some fun flashback cards so you don't waste discards.

January 9, 2012 7:04 a.m.

coleman984 says... #18

Also IMO run 2 or 3 zombie infestation, more than one on the BF is a dead card. +1

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January 9, 2012 7:06 a.m.

BLund says... #19

Tuned the deck to what you guys said, Added some Undead Alchemist and flashbacks (Think Twice , Forbidden Alchemy ). Also added card:Jace's Erasure since with all the card draw you could potentially mill your opponent dry.

January 9, 2012 4:51 p.m.

ianbrewman says... #20

thats just silly Blund, love it. This deck is really starting to shape up. +1 for sure.

January 9, 2012 5:03 p.m.

BLund says... #21

Just play tested against a familiar blue/black control/mill deck, EVERY time I was about to Time Reverse with an Infestation and Sphinx out, he would always doom blade the sphinx or make me discard my hand with an Archivist. It's just those silly things that make me laugh. Other than that I had a load of fun playing this. Gonna tweak it even more. And thanks for the +1 Ian!

January 9, 2012 5:27 p.m.

ianbrewman says... #22

hey Blund, i literally just put together a deck before this, been tweeking it but it's quite similar to what you are trying to do. minus the draw deck:heartless-ranks-of-the-dead. give it a look. there might be more in there that you could get idea's from.

January 9, 2012 6:26 p.m.

TheVampireMS says... #23

Hi. I really liked the deck idea. It seems a bit slow, but that's to be expected. It's definitely original. Something to consider, off the wall, would be card:Jace's Archivist, since it lets you dump your hand for the infestation, then refill. Also messes with your opponents game plan, as their hand changes every turn. Also might consider Turn Aside s, since for 1 blue, you get to ensure your sphinx or infestation or titans get to stay.

+1 from me, great idea

January 15, 2012 2:54 p.m.

meatman says... #24

I think another great addition would be Jin-Gitaxias, Core Auger. That way you get more infestation food and your opponent would not benefit from the time reversal. I know his cost is rather high so maybe Quicksilver AmuletMTG Card: Quicksilver Amulet? Otherwise I think this is a great combo deck and +1.

January 22, 2012 4:52 p.m.

BLund says... #25

Meatman, that would be an awesome addition to this deck. I'd plop in 2 Jin-Gitaxias and 2 Quicksilver AmuletMTG Card: Quicksilver Amulet, but I have no idea what I'd take out for them. The amulet would also help with titans and sphinx's as well.

January 22, 2012 5:06 p.m.

bigapple3am says... #26

what is the point of Jace's ErasureMTG Card: Jace's Erasure if Time ReversalMTG Card: Time Reversal puts opponent's graveyard back into their library?

I think this deck, especially the milling aspect, would be a lot stronger with Nihil SpellbombMTG Card: Nihil Spellbomb involved. Without it, the milling just won't work.

Cool idea! Just needs work.

February 1, 2012 2:18 p.m.

BLund says... #27

I never even thought about putting Nihil SpellbombMTG Card: Nihil Spellbomb in to get rid of their graveyard before doing a Time ReversalMTG Card: Time Reversal. I only had Jace's ErasureMTG Card: Jace's Erasure in there to dick around with the combo, but that's way better.

February 1, 2012 2:21 p.m.

uargaroth says... #28

Why not Notion Thief , to make their draws from the Time Reversal get removed? It also fits well on curve, with a end-of-turn Thief into next turn Time Reversal .

August 7, 2013 3:23 p.m.

BLund says... #29

That's an awesome idea. What should we dunk for it?

August 7, 2013 3:33 p.m.

KingTorg1 says... #30

Have you tried splashing red for Reforge the Soul?

Seems better than Time Reversal to me.

March 23, 2016 6:59 p.m.

BLund says... #31

Time Reversal can shut off Tarmogoyf and goofy delirium decks, where as Reforge the Soul is usually a strict upgrade. :)

March 26, 2017 2:34 p.m.

Angermaker says... #32

I've actually been trying to come up with an idea for a solid mill plan in u/b and I gotta say I love the interaction between time reversal and notion thief. Might have to borrow that one :)


June 15, 2017 1:16 a.m.

chatomarro says... #33

Hello. I am working on this sultai dekc and would apreciate some feedback. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sultais-dead-empire/ Thanks!

June 23, 2017 11:04 a.m.

chatomarro says... #34

I love this deck btw, so +1

June 23, 2017 11:07 a.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.60
Tokens 2/2 Zombie
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Top rank #8 on 2012-01-22
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Revision 3 (4 years ago)

+2 Go for the Throat main
-2 Raven's Crime main
-1 Consecrated Sphinx main
+1 Notion Thief main
+1 Go for the Throat main
-1 Cryptic Command main

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