Temporal Extortion

Temporal Extortion


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.

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos (PLC) Rare

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

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Temporal Extortion Discussion

zapyourtumor on

3 weeks ago

Just wondering, do you want to have a subtheme of giving opponents choices? I see you have fact or fiction but also stuff like Temporal Extortion, Killing Wave, Pain's Reward, Do or Die, Curse of the Cabal, Desecration Demon, Coercive Portal etc.

mtgApprentice21 on Elsha of the Extra Turns

1 month ago

Um... It looks awesome, though I would probably run Rhystic Study instead of the Mystic Remora, just on the principle that the Rhystic Study is far more obnoxious because you get to ask for cards whenever your opponents cast any spells at all. If you ever think of changing your commander to add black to the deck, Time Sieve and Temporal Extortion are some really great cards. Temporal Extortion in particular can be very niche when played at just the right moment. XD +1 from me for sure!

MrKillStar on MoNo IsN'T aS GOoD

2 months ago

Tortured Existence for easy swap of big creatures to reanimate later for small creature to cast them again during early game.
Cards like Sadistic Sacrament, Bitter Ordeal, Nightmare Incursion, Praetor's Grasp are great for removing either important combo pieces of opponent's decks or just remove anything that could directly harm you and your plan. Peer into the Abyss could be fun aswell, also Temporal Extortion.
Fabled Passage - I dont really understand why would you use this in mono-color deck? Doesnt really seems like worth using just for another land for Urborg.
Beacon of Unrest - Really nice card to reanimate any creature or artifact.
Buried Alive, Reanimate and Entomb are just classic reanimator cards.
Blood for Bones, Victimize are also pretty decent reanimator cards.
Mortuary/Haunted Crossroads - kinda reanimator enchantments for Bolas's Citadel

For Syr Konrad, the Grim I run Tainted Strike as a sneaky finisher. All you need is a lot of creatures on board and someone just board-wiping them or I use Tortured Existence+Desecrated Tomb+Phyrexian Altar
Cavalier of Night - works both as good sac outlet and reanimator for creatures with cmc or less.
Clackbridge Troll could be worth using both as "food" for Massacre Wurm and force opponents to either sac or take damage from Troll during combat.

bloodborn on If hurting myself kills you its worth it.

2 months ago

JRaynor I would agree Temporal Extortion isn't the best due to the fact that it can just be countered normally, but it fits the gimmick of the deck and best case scenario: extra turn baby!

Glad you like the idea. I'll be sure to checkout that The Commander's Brew game. Best of luck brewing Licia!

JRaynor on If hurting myself kills you its worth it.

2 months ago

Me Reading Temporal Extortion: This card sucks because they'll always choose to lose the life so you'll never get the ... waaaaait a second!!! hehehe... Hahaha... MWAHAHAHAHA!

Clever! I still don't think it's a great card, but isn't it the best feeling when you find the perfect place for a weird obscure card like that? So nice. :) well done.

Just overall, I find Licia to be one of the coolest mardu commanders out there. Still, lifegain has never appealed to me and I didn't think she was really playable any other way until I watched a guest on The Commander's Brew play a version of her featuring Axis of Mortality, doing a lot of the same shenanigans you're doing here.

Fascinating stuff. Hope to put together my own list eventually.

Unlife on Theater of Insanity

2 months ago

Wound Reflection could fit, it also combos with Havoc Festival. Temporal Extortion as life loss or possible take another turn. Rain of Gore to prevent lifegain, maybe Kaervek the Merciless

SufferFromEDHD on Rakdos, the Defiler: the original metal demon

6 months ago

You get a +1 from me just for the concept/strategy but most importantly using pet cards of mine like Temporal Extortion and Heartless Summoning and using them well. This is an interesting deck. Suggestions:

Deserted Temple!

Cut Faithless Looting. Add Past in Flames

Cut Infernal Contract. Add Wheel of Fortune

If Living Death is the true engine of the deck and you run a lot of reanimation support it might be worth running Demonic Collusion. Fills the yard while getting whatever you need.

Gamble is always good but the random discard can be utilized in this strategy.

Endless Atlas or Phyrexian Arena rakdos gas

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