Temporal Extortion

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos (PLC) Rare

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Temporal Extortion

Sorcery

When you play Temporal Extortion, any player may pay half his or her life, rounded up. If a player does, counter Temporal Extortion.

Take an extra turn after this one.

Temporal Extortion Discussion

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Question about resolving the stack

1 week ago

Actually, if you copy Temporal Extortion , your opponent does not get the chance to counter it by paying half their life. Temporal Extortion's "pay life to counter" clause is a cast trigger, and since the copies are not (usually) cast, that trigger will not be added to the stack on top of them.

Fun fact, if you've got a Swarm Intelligence and a Narset's Reversal , this allows you to take infinite turns with TE (or with any other extra turn spell. Cast TE, copy it. Cast Narset's Reversal targeting it, then have the copy of Narset's reversal target the original Reversal. Copy resolves, bouncing original Reversal to hand, and copying it - new copy targets original TE, which is bounced to hand and copied. You end up losing no cards, and taking two extra turns, during which you can repeat the cycle.

TypicalTimmy on Question about resolving the stack

1 week ago

Upon looking a second time, you can do something similar.

  • Cast Temporal Extortion
  • Inform players you would like to hold priority
  • Cast Narset's Reversal , targeting TE
  • your physical copy of TE is returned to your hand, and a copy of it is put onto the stack
  • Now you either get an extra turn, or someone loses 1/2 of their life while TE sits in your hand

And this works with any spell that copies, such as Twincast , Reverberate , the Expansion half of Expansion//Explosion, Dual Casting , or my personal favorite Howl of the Horde . While none of these return the spell, you do get to copy it. But you need to be clear you are holding priority so someone doesn't pay 1/2 life before you finish your setup.

Weekend_Magic_NC on Question about resolving the stack

1 week ago

I have been working on an extra turns / proliferate EDH deck that uses Temporal Extortion and Narset's Reversal . I'm trying to make sure I understand that stack and be certain that I would resolve this correctly.

  1. Temporal Extortion is cast

  2. Opponent pays the life to counter the spell

  3. Narset's Reversal is cast targeting Temporal Extortion .

  4. Upon resolution Temporal Extortion returns to my hand and one of my opponents is now half his life lighter.

Is this correct?

LordBlackblade on Personalized User Spellbooks

1 month ago

I actually have a deck I built that I designed to be my Signature Spellbook, but I'll show off some of my highlights:

- Bubbling Muck - Somehow, no one ever expects the black High Tide . Nearly all of my most destructive plays of all times started with this.

- Defile - Mutilate lite. I was torn between this and Tragic Slip , but settled on this due to the "more black is more powerful" feeling it has.

- Exsanguinate - Ah the classic. I've finished more games with this card than... something that happens a lot.

- Liliana of the Dark Realms - It was either going to be this or Sorin Markov , but I feel that black, big mana is more indicative of my favored strategy than, "Welp, you're at ten life now."

- Phyrexian Obliterator - This creature is everything that black should be: big, high devotion, and just plain unfortunate to face.

- Syphon Mind - Probably my favorite black draw spell. Being two cards up on each of your opponents feels pretty solid.

- Temporal Extortion - Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I never play this card hoping for one mode or the other. I do my best to drop it where either mode is horrible for my opponents.

- Torment of Hailfire - Truth be told, I prefer this to Exsanguinate . I've put up some pretty ridiculous numbers with this bad boy. Even if it doesn't drop all of my opponents, whoever remains is usually so weakened they might as well be dead.

Wargles on Looking for cards to fit ...

2 months ago

ClockworkSwordfish those are indeed some spicy deals, I particularly like Temporal Extortion , Stronghold Gambit and Choice of Damnations

I did look at Captive Audience and I like it but I took it out to make way for other deals. It is firmly in the maybeboard though.

ClockworkSwordfish on Looking for cards to fit ...

2 months ago

Red is the best for forcing decisions. You've got Whims of the Fates , Stronghold Gambit , Breaking Point , Browbeat , Flaming Gambit , Vexing Devil and Blazing Salvo , among others. But black isn't so bad itself, including Dash Hopes , Lethal Vapors , Temporal Extortion , Volrath's Dungeon and the aptly-named Choice of Damnations . Eye of Doom might also be an option for forcing people to choose which permanent to put on the chopping block.

Demarge on Mono-Black Discard

2 months ago

Sidisi, Undead Vizier is a tutor on a body, though honestly mono black is kind of rough to pull off as there's essentially a limited number of strategies to play out for just one color, cabal coffers and stronghold for ramp tutors for days and much boring day.

Though it's not mono black or strictly discard strategy, my Crosis, why you make him discard?! has some interesting ways to keep opponent's hands stocked and discard engines to run. Storm Cauldron Noetic Scales and Warped Devotion all make for discard fodder making engines you can run in a mono black deck. And if you like creature-less you can run Pithing Needle naming Lethal Vapors , Temporal Extortion is also a weird Time Walk

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