Lighthouse Chronologist

Lighthouse Chronologist

Creature — Human Wizard

Level up (: Put a level counter on this. Level up only as a sorcery.)
[1/3]

LEVEL 4-6
[2/4]

LEVEL 7+
At the beginning of each end step, if it's not your turn, take an extra turn after this one. [3/5]

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Lighthouse Chronologist Discussion

RambIe on Why is this Card Played …

4 months ago

UpperDeckerTaco
ya your probably right

but last Saturday i was playing my Timmy temur deck
T1:i played a forest into Magus of the Candelabra
T2: i floated the green played Simic Growth Chamber
bounced the forest used candelabra to untap chamber
then casted Broken Bond on my buddies signet
put the forest back and then casted Sol Ring
T3: i played a mountain and then casted Skyline Despot
T4: i played Alchemist's Refuge and casted Seedborn Muse
leaving the rest of my mana open for Spell Burst & Voidslime

after this topic today i really can't help but to think
how cool it would have been to have Lighthouse Chronologist in my hand on Turn 4 in that game
idk i might even add it to the deck ive been needing more mana dumps anyways
Thanks Sultai_Sir

RambIe on Why is this Card Played …

4 months ago

Last_Laugh
i just reread your post
yes in a +1/+1 focused counter deck i would total agree Sage of Hours would be the goto
i would not even consider Lighthouse Chronologist as an option in a +1/+1 counter deck.

RambIe on Why is this Card Played …

4 months ago

as a turn 2 play with the intentions of paying 7 more into it
i would classify this card as useless

Lighthouse Chronologist should be played like Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip
meaning if you cant make it go live the turn you play it then you probably shouldn't play it

now i'm not trying to say this card should be considered as a cedh staple
but in the right deck Lighthouse Chronologist is completely degenerate
to clarify my previous example in Atraxa, Praetors' Voice
it's not used as a early game turn advantage
its utilized later in the game to speed up the infect clock
after everyone has already used up there creature removals on the infect and proliferate bodies

also worthy note: i have seen it hit the board and go live turn 4
in a Omnath, Locus of the Roil lands matter deck
by utilizing Evolution Sage with fetch lands and paying into it.

RambIe on Why is this Card Played …

4 months ago

@Sultai_Sir
Lighthouse Chronologist
Is extremely broken, why is it so little played?
Well first reasons have already been provided for you in this post
Second is there is a ton of powerhouse combos that the game recorders / meta makers are havnt cought and uploaded yet. Example todate their has only been one t0/t1 edh hit meta.
And lastly becouse everyone seems to forget that leveling up is a counter, and all the wonderfull proliferate mechanics we gained access to in war of the spark.
were i have seen Lighthouse Chronologist become the biggest problem is in infect Atraxa, Praetors' Voice decks.

MagicMarc on Why is this Card Played …

4 months ago

Your compared creatures are not good examples. Both the Apex Devastator and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger provide value with their ETB trigger or static ability as soon as they get put into play. They impact the game as they get played. The chronologist provides no advantage at all when you put into play.

I ran a playset of these in a deck for quite a while before finally taking them out. The sorcery speed, no immediate value and how often they get primaried off the table without ever doing anything. I replaced them with card advantage.

There are multiple problems with the card that make it unpopular for people to use it. One, it's slow and fragile to reach the level 7 extra turn goal and needs heavy island investment. The fact it dies to removal may not seem important to you, but it is a fact it does die to removal and opposing decks are more likely to have more sources of creature removal than other types of removal which makes it less popular. And it will get primaried by people who know what it does.

Another reason is that it complicates a game tremendously to keep track of in multiplayer magic. I am sure many people would skip it just because of having to keep track of it. There are many other uncomplicated ways to time walk for yourself or against your opponents. I have had opponents kill it just because they got annoyed at the card screwing with the turn sequence of a game.

And it sucks as a combo piece, which it really is not. So combo players won't use it when deckbuilding for extra turns, casual players won't use it for being a hassle to track, and non-mono blue players will skip it for the mana investment.

Lastly, but an important note, if you are in a 1 vs 1 situation and your opponent has somehow copied the Lighthouse Chronologist and leveled it to 7 as well then it no longer impacts the game as an extra turn source. You both will play the rest of the game in alternating extra turns until one of the cards is removed.

Sultai_Sir on Why is this Card Played …

4 months ago

Seriously, Lighthouse Chronologist is broken. A card designed for Modern, it becomes a cheaper Time Stretch, both in mana cost and monetarily, with one of the most ridiculous ceiling in EDH. I've taken more then 8 turns with this card. It's one of the best cards in my Derevi Deck. It should see so much more play then about 1,024 decks (taken from EDHREC). And yes, I know it dies to removal, but so does almost every creature. Does anyone have any ideas?

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