Teferi, Time Raveler

Teferi, Time Raveler

Legendary Planeswalker — Teferi

Each opponent can cast spell only at any time they could cast a sorcery.

+1: Until your next turn, you may cast sorcery spells as though they had flash.

-3: Return up to one target artifact, creature, or enchantment to its owner's hand. Draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Secret Lair (SLD) Rare
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Arena Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Teferi, Time Raveler Discussion

psionictemplar on The Suspense is Killing You

1 day ago

I'm about to head into work so it'll be either late tonight/tomorrow before I'll have you a build. If I'm feeling the brewing spirit, I just might make both a build for both options I suggested. My brains even been teasing me with a 3 color control build that uses Teferi, Time Raveler in combination with Isochron Scepter and Delay to possibly leave your opponents spells in exile. Either way, I'll see what I can do for you later.

cyeRunner on The other Weenies - Wb Tokens Aggro

6 days ago

ellie-is: here is the update from today:
- Game1 Esper Control: Got good starts in both Matches
- Game2 AspiringSpikes Jeskai Wildfire:
-- Match 1: Mulligand to 5 with still 1 Land -> Conceded turn 3 to opponents Teferi, Time Raveler with only 1 Land myself
-- Match 2, the good case happened: Got 4 Birds out of Battle Screech Turn 4 and won Turn 6 with them :)
-- Match 3, the bad case happened: Got my board cleared with Supreme Verdict, played but was not able to flash back Battle Screech afterwards and then lost the game to Cryptic Command + Mystic Sanctuary + Jace, the Mind Sculptor :(
- Game3 Temur Taking Turns:
-- Match 1: Opponent was able to keep his head above the water with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath's Lifegain and Cryptic Command-Tap my Team. Did not draw any "Virtues" and lost to the combo with 13 1/1 creature tokens onboard
-- Match 2: Opponent got down a turn 1 Wrenn and Six due to Gemstone Caverns and was able to ping down my early tokens, played an Anger of the Gods turn 4, slowed me down with Jace, the Mind Sculptor & Chandra, Torch of Defiance and won with his combo turn 7

Conclusion: the games where overshadowed by my lack of sideboard cards against control and not by Battle Screech alone and I need more playtests, do you have any suggestions ?
The MonoW manabase felt a lot better than the Orzhov manabase indeed

I don't think that cutting on the 2-Drops is a good idea due to the low landcount and Windbrisk Heights coming into play tapped (sometimes turn 3) , it would be possible to run a split between Battle Screech, Spectral Procession and Lingering Souls.

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

1 week ago

Arzais, also, Silence is a solid add if needed. I went with Teferi, Time Raveler instead when I considered the card. I wish Winds of Abandon was instant speed, but I prefer to have the mass removal over the singleton removal when it comes to having little removal in a deck.

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

1 week ago

rkjunior, Mox Diamond would be the best choice. Also, I’m actually thinking about adding Strip Mine, finally, since I removed both Armageddon and Ravages of War. I still want some way to remove lands. I personally like Ashaya, Soul of the Wild, but it is a flex card for me and can be replaced with something better down the road. So I feel you’ll be fine without it.

Arzais, I too have a Niv-Mizzet, Parun deck I face regularly. Things I would consider to add to help would be Drannith Magistrate, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Narset, Parter of Veils, Oko, Thief of Crowns, Teferi, Time Raveler, Teferi, Master of Time, Kenrith's Transformation and Darksteel Mutation. I’ve had huge success in shutting down Niv with such cards in the past. Hopefully you find it helpful.

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

2 weeks ago

unwucht, oh no, I’m sorry about Ravages of War. I just slotted mine back in my Gishath, Sun's Avatar deck. I’m going to hold onto Armageddon in the deck, at least a little longer to apply major pressure. Maelstrom Wanderer will be replaced with Temur Ascendancy. The two times I’ve cast Maelstrom in testing, I have whiff pretty bad. As for the addition to Teferi, Time Raveler, it is to prevent interaction while we are trying to blow up on a turn, since we don’t run any counter. Hopefully it’s useful and not a waste of a slot since he doesn’t really have synergy with the build.

unwucht on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

2 weeks ago

Starsky2814 What did motivate you to integrate Teferi, Time Raveler ? It is for sure a decent commander staple, but does it synergize well with the deck?

Lanzo493 on Ramp to Progenitus, What About …

3 weeks ago

Niv-Mizzet Reborn is hard to play right without lots of money for cards like Assassin's Trophy, Vindicate, Teferi, Time Raveler, etc. He's not that great otherwise.

I'd just suggest to have more card draw. It's essential in commander to draw cards, mostly because of the prevelance of boardwipes and the fact that 3 people are killing off your stuff at most points in the game. You've got to get enough cards out to overwhelm several people around the same time. Card advantage is half of it. The other half is mana ramp.

DeinoStinkus on Strange Tales #1 - War …

1 month ago

Strange Tales #1

Hello everyone. I’m DeinoStinkus, TappedOut’s resident crocodile and ultimate master of jank and underappreciated strategies. This is the article series Strange Tales, where we’ll be exploring everything custom, from the craziest custom cards and user-made formats to wild speculation and analysis of sets.

Today, we will be looking at the wonderful world of War of the Spark. Is it underrated? Yes. Is it brilliantly designed? Yes. Were there issues regarding communication between the story and card design? Unfortunately, the answer is also yes. War of the Spark was a letdown in some respects, but many overlook the fact that it not only contributed massively to Standard archetypes but it also introduced many unique and underestimated cards.

To take a look at War of the Spark, we must first examine the mechanic known as amass. Amass, found on cards like Dreadhorde Invasion and my favorite, Eternal Skylord, is a mechanic that allows you to emulate the creation of an army. Flavorfully potent and a decent mechanic, although unfortunately it probably won’t be reprinted as it was a very specific ability that fitted War of the Spark very well, but not much else. The most likely plane for amass to return to is Innistrad, but even that seems very improbable. Amass as a mechanic is fairly powerful, especially when compared to mechanics like trample or first strike. It generates a creature or makes it stronger. Its interaction with cards like Doubling Season or The Ozolith is interesting and makes for a neat and fun way to play. Unfortunately, amass did not have any cards that are sufficiently powerful enough for competitive play, except Dreadhorde Invasion in niche decks. Lazotep Plating is decently powerful, but Heroic Intervention beats it in every way, unfortunately. Amass as a mechanic needed better support in my opinion, and cards that helped amass synergies rather than simply having amass would have helped. The Grixis-colored cycle of “Zombie Armies have {insert keyword}” was a good try, but only Eternal Skylord really stands out. Deathtouch is counterintuitive for a massive army to have, trample is kind of decent, but only flying is a powerful enough evasion ability to be worth the mana investment of the creature. Amass isn’t very powerful when combined with blink effects, mostly due to the highest amass X being printed on a creature being 2. Overall, despite amass’s potent effect, it did not make it very far due to a general lack of support. Widespread Brutality was too underpowered, Enter the God-Eternals had it as a side thought, and even Invade the City was simply a big creature. Amass, while an amazing and well-built mechanic, did have shortcomings in the long run.

The return of proliferate, however, was much better in this set. The strangest thing about this is that despite proliferate being a very-well supported mechanic there is not a single rare in War of the Spark that has the word proliferate on it. Roalesk, Apex Hybrid is the only mythic with the ability. While this is strange, there are many synergies that exist within the rare slot to be supported by proliferate, a few examples being Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin and Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi. Proliferate even adds its own power to amass, despite a small discontinuity between their colors (proliferate was in GWU in this set while amass was in UBR) and this synergy is part of the reason why War of the Spark Limited is painfully easy to draft.

Let’s talk power level.

Teferi, Time Raveler, Finale of Devastation, and Liliana, Dreadhorde General stand out as the three most powerful cards from the set. Teferi defined Standard for a long time, giving control decks a (rather annoying) tempo play that allowed them to execute their game strategy without delay. Devastation actually did not hit Standard very hard. Its power level (and by association its price) have been mainly due to Commander players. In Commander, this Finale is better than Green Sun's Zenith in every way except mana cost. It searches graveyards, it doesn’t have the color limitations, and let’s be honest, the “final” cost of the spell essentially says “I win the game”. Dreadhorde General is an incredible enabler for Aristocrats. Her passive is generous, her +1 is fodder for her -4 which is bonkers and breaks parity very easily, and her -9 is a pretty decent ultimate, but not super beneficial for her passive. These three cards have each stayed at around $20 recently. They are the face of War.

However, we must not forget that War of the Spark introduced quite a few cards that people still use today, even if they are not equipped with $20 price tags. They include Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God, an amazing flavor win and a really neat planeswalker, Arboreal Grazer, a cute ramp card that sees play in a lot of Commander and Standard decks, and Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner, a neat Elemental Bond/Kiora's Follower crossover that makes Simic stompy players feel jiggy.

Overall, War of the Spark was a set that was really good. People often take it for granted, and look to sets such as Double Masters or Throne of Eldraine as the best sets of recent times. But War of the Spark not only managed to end an era of Magic: the Gathering lore, it also created some really neat cards in the process, and brought many amazing characters together in a unique way. It’s hard to pull off something like that.

Thanks for reading my article! Feel free to leave some feedback below or contact me about any ideas you have for future articles, I plan them one in advance. My email is [email protected] if you want to reach me that way. If not, have a good day, be cool and kind to everyone, and GIVE ALL YOUR WORLDLY POSSESSIONS TO Omniscience_is_life, a cool and funny deckbuilder whom I have had a lot of fun times with on the site. See you next time where we will talk about a subject that often generates some controversy in the MTG community: custom cards! See you then!

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