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25 Fun and Interesting Interactions with Time Spiral Cards - Billy Moreau (10/16/2006)

Now that Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
is going to be Tournament legal in less than a week, I've decided to take a look at some of the cards in the set and some of the less obvious interactions with other Type 2 cards. If any of these are posted anywhere else I apologize. I do not intend to take any of these interactions from any website, just out of my head and if they are posted somewhere else than it's nice to know someone else out there thinks like me.

1. Cloudchaser Kestrel
Cloudchaser Kestrel
Cloudchaser KestrelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Cloudchaser Kestrel comes into play, destroy target enchantment. W: Target permanent becomes white until end of turn.
with Pentarch Paladin
Pentarch Paladin
Pentarch PaladinSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
R
Number:
32
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.) As Pentarch Paladin comes into play, choose a color. WW, T: Destroy target permanent of the chosen color.
- Cast the Paladin choosing White. Use the Kestrel to turn anything white. Blow things up.

2. Evangelize
Evangelize
EvangelizeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
16
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Text:
Buyback 2WW (You may pay an additional 2WW as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Gain control of target creature of an opponent's choice that he or she controls.
with Quicken
Quicken
QuickenSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Text:
The next sorcery spell you play this turn can be played any time you could play an instant. Draw a card.
- Cast the Evangelize
Evangelize
EvangelizeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
16
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Text:
Buyback 2WW (You may pay an additional 2WW as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Gain control of target creature of an opponent's choice that he or she controls.
on your opponent’s turn to remove one of his creatures from battle, steal on of his creatures to prevent them from attacking you, or just to gain control of one of his creatures so you can attack on your turn.

3. Icatian Crier
Icatian Crier
Icatian CrierSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Spellshaper
Rarity:
C
Number:
23
Artist:
Michael Phillippi
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1W, T, Discard a card: Put two 1/1 white Citizen creature tokens into play.
and Firemane Angel
Firemane Angel
Firemane AngelSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
205
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike At the beginning of your upkeep, if Firemane Angel is in your graveyard or in play, you may gain 1 life. 6RRWW: Return Firemane Angel from your graveyard to play. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
or Shard Phoenix
Shard Phoenix
Shard PhoenixSet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phoenix
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying RRR: Put Shard Phoenix into your hand. Use this ability only if Shard Phoenix is in your graveyard and only during your upkeep.Sacrifice Shard Phoenix: Shard Phoenix deals 2 damage to each creature without flying.
- Discard the Firemane and start gaining life or return it to play later on. Discard the Shard Phoenix
Shard Phoenix
Shard PhoenixSet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phoenix
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying RRR: Put Shard Phoenix into your hand. Use this ability only if Shard Phoenix is in your graveyard and only during your upkeep.Sacrifice Shard Phoenix: Shard Phoenix deals 2 damage to each creature without flying.
and return it to your hand during your upkeep and repeat. You get 2 1/1's for 5 mana every turn.

4. Magus of the Disk
Magus of the Disk
Magus of the DiskSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
27
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Magus of the Disk comes into play tapped. 1, T: Destroy all artifacts, creatures, and enchantments.
and Wipe Away
Wipe Away
Wipe AwaySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
or Ghostway
Ghostway
GhostwaySet: Guildpact
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
6
Text:
Remove each creature you control from the game. Return those creatures to play under their owners’ control at end of turn.
- Bounce the Magus after putting the ability on the stack with the uncounterable Wipe Away
Wipe Away
Wipe AwaySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
. Or remove all your creatures from the game after the Magus's ability is on the stack.

5. Momentary Blink
Momentary Blink
Momentary BlinkSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Remove target creature you control from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control. Flashback 3U (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
and any morph creature- Play the morph creature as a 2/2 then use Momentary Blink
Momentary Blink
Momentary BlinkSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Remove target creature you control from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control. Flashback 3U (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
to allow it to come into play face up.

6. Outrider en-Kor and Stuffy Doll
Stuffy Doll
Stuffy DollSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Construct
Rarity:
R
Number:
264
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
As Stuffy Doll comes into play, choose a player. Stuffy Doll is indestructible. Whenever damage is dealt to Stuffy Doll, it deals that much damage to the chosen player. T: Stuffy Doll deals 1 damage to itself.
- redirect all damage from the Outrider to the Stuffy Doll
Stuffy Doll
Stuffy DollSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Construct
Rarity:
R
Number:
264
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
As Stuffy Doll comes into play, choose a player. Stuffy Doll is indestructible. Whenever damage is dealt to Stuffy Doll, it deals that much damage to the chosen player. T: Stuffy Doll deals 1 damage to itself.
to make your opponent take a lot.

7. Pentarch Paladin
Pentarch Paladin
Pentarch PaladinSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
R
Number:
32
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.) As Pentarch Paladin comes into play, choose a color. WW, T: Destroy target permanent of the chosen color.
and Momentary Blink
Momentary Blink
Momentary BlinkSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Remove target creature you control from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control. Flashback 3U (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
- Once you’ve used the Paladin to destroy all creatures of the chosen color (or merely the most potent creature of that color) you can use the Blink to reset him to a different color.

8. Pentarch Ward
Pentarch Ward
Pentarch WardSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
Enchant creature As Pentarch Ward comes into play, choose a color. When Pentarch Ward comes into play, draw a card. Enchanted creature has protection from the chosen color. This effect doesn't remove Pentarch Ward.
and Stuffy Doll
Stuffy Doll
Stuffy DollSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Construct
Rarity:
R
Number:
264
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
As Stuffy Doll comes into play, choose a player. Stuffy Doll is indestructible. Whenever damage is dealt to Stuffy Doll, it deals that much damage to the chosen player. T: Stuffy Doll deals 1 damage to itself.
- No more black zero-toughness removal since that is one of the few ways to deal with the Stuffy Doll
Stuffy Doll
Stuffy DollSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Construct
Rarity:
R
Number:
264
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
As Stuffy Doll comes into play, choose a player. Stuffy Doll is indestructible. Whenever damage is dealt to Stuffy Doll, it deals that much damage to the chosen player. T: Stuffy Doll deals 1 damage to itself.
.

9. Clockspinning
Clockspinning
ClockspinningSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Choose a counter on target permanent or suspended card. Remove that counter from that permanent or card or put another of those counters on it.
and Serrated Arrows
Serrated Arrows
Serrated ArrowsSet: Homelands
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
David A. Cherry
Text:
When Serrated Arrows comes into play, put three arrowhead counters on it.During your upkeep, bury Serrated Arrows if there are no arrowhead counters on it.T: Remove an arrowhead counter from Serrated Arrows to put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
, any Thallid
Thallid
ThallidSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
During your upkeep, put a spore counter on Thallid.0: Remove three spore counters from Thallid to put a Saproling token into play. Treat this token as a 1/1 green creature.
, Gemstone Mine
Gemstone Mine
Gemstone MineSet: Weatherlight
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brom
Text:
When Gemstone Mine comes into play, put three mining counters on it.tap, Remove a mining counter from Gemstone Mine: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. If there are no mining counters on Gemstone Mine, bury it.
, suspended cards- This is one of the more obvious combos but I thought I'd list it anyway. Use Clockspinning
Clockspinning
ClockspinningSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Choose a counter on target permanent or suspended card. Remove that counter from that permanent or card or put another of those counters on it.
to make your opponent’s Suspend cards stay suspended, Add extra counters to your thallids to make token creatures faster, add more counters to Gemstone Mine
Gemstone Mine
Gemstone MineSet: Weatherlight
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brom
Text:
When Gemstone Mine comes into play, put three mining counters on it.tap, Remove a mining counter from Gemstone Mine: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. If there are no mining counters on Gemstone Mine, bury it.
, add extra counters to the Serrated Arrows
Serrated Arrows
Serrated ArrowsSet: Homelands
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
David A. Cherry
Text:
When Serrated Arrows comes into play, put three arrowhead counters on it.During your upkeep, bury Serrated Arrows if there are no arrowhead counters on it.T: Remove an arrowhead counter from Serrated Arrows to put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
or put more -1/-1 counters on a creature that the Arrows already shot.

10. Ixidron
Ixidron
IxidronSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
R
Number:
65
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
As Ixidron comes into play, turn all other nontoken creatures in play face down. They're 2/2 creatures. Ixidron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of face-down creatures in play.
and Pyroclasm
Pyroclasm
PyroclasmSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.
- a friend of mine came up with this idea. Cast the Ixidron
Ixidron
IxidronSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
R
Number:
65
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
As Ixidron comes into play, turn all other nontoken creatures in play face down. They're 2/2 creatures. Ixidron's power and toughness are each equal to the number of face-down creatures in play.
and then all other creatures become 2/2's. Then cast Pyroclasm
Pyroclasm
PyroclasmSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.
. This is a way for R/U to deal with Paladin en-Vec.

11. Magus of the Jar
Magus of the Jar
Magus of the JarSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
67
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
T, Sacrifice Magus of the Jar: Each player removes his or her hand from the game face down and draws seven cards. At end of turn, each player discards his or her hand and returns to his or her hand each card he or she removed from the game this way.
and Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant BlissSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
U
Number:
64
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
- Use the Magus's ability to fill your hand. If you draw an Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant BlissSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
U
Number:
64
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
in those seven cards, you can remove your hand and at the end of the turn, stack the abilities so that the Magus's will trigger first, and the Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant BlissSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
U
Number:
64
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
second. You have effectively come out well ahead in card advantage.

12. Ophidian Eye
Ophidian Eye
Ophidian EyeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Enchant creature Whenever enchanted creature deals damage to an opponent, you may draw a card.
and Looter il-Kor- Draw 2 and only have to discard one. I already know everyone knows about the combo with Niv-Mizzet.

13. Paradox Haze
Paradox Haze
Paradox HazeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
71
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Enchant player At the beginning of enchanted player's first upkeep each turn, that player gets an additional upkeep step after this step.
and suspend cards- This is somewhat obvious but I didn't even notice it until someone else told me about it. When the Haze is in play you get two upkeeps so you get to remove two counters from your suspend cards. If you have two in play you get to remove three counters. Hopefully the rest of the block has cards that can make this combo worthwhile.

14. Telekinetic Sliver
Telekinetic Sliver
Telekinetic SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
84
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "T: Tap target permanent."
with Hivestone
Hivestone
HivestoneSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
256
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Creatures you control are Slivers in addition to their other creature types.
and any token maker- This will recreate the old Merfolk Opposition
Opposition
OppositionSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
40
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Text:
Tap an untapped creature you control: Tap target artifact, creature, or land.
deck. Make a lot of tokens, cast Hivestone
Hivestone
HivestoneSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
256
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Text:
Creatures you control are Slivers in addition to their other creature types.
to turn them all into slivers, then cast Telekinetic Sliver
Telekinetic Sliver
Telekinetic SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
84
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "T: Tap target permanent."
and tap all your opponent’s permanents and prevent them from casting anything while you slowly build up an army to blast away with.

15. Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder
Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder
Endrek Sahr, Master BreederSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Whenever you play a creature spell, put X 1/1 black Thrull creature tokens into play, where X is that spell's converted mana cost. When you control seven or more Thrulls, sacrifice Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder.
with Dread Return
Dread Return
Dread ReturnSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
104
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Flashback-Sacrifice three creatures. (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
and any other creature- Get Endrek into play and cast another creature. Get lots of thrulls. Then you can cast Dread Return
Dread Return
Dread ReturnSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
104
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Flashback-Sacrifice three creatures. (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
to get a creature back and sacrifice 3 thrulls to flash back the Dread Return
Dread Return
Dread ReturnSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
104
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Flashback-Sacrifice three creatures. (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
.

16. Faceless (Butcher or Devourer) and Momentary Blink
Momentary Blink
Momentary BlinkSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Remove target creature you control from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control. Flashback 3U (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
- Put the Faceless creature into play. Put its ability on the stack, then cast Momentary Blink
Momentary Blink
Momentary BlinkSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
29
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Remove target creature you control from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control. Flashback 3U (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
on the Faceless creature. The Faceless creature will remove one creature permanently, then remove another normally as it comes back into play.

17. Liege of the Pit
Liege of the Pit
Liege of the PitSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
8
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
113
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
7
Toughness:
7
Text:
Flying, trample At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature other than Liege of the Pit. If you can't, Liege of the Pit deals 7 damage to you. Morph BBBB (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
and 2 Nether Traitor
Nether Traitor
Nether TraitorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Whenever another creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay B. If you do, return Nether Traitor from your graveyard to play.
s- Sac the Nether Traitor
Nether Traitor
Nether TraitorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Whenever another creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay B. If you do, return Nether Traitor from your graveyard to play.
to the Liege. Next turn sac the second Nether Traitor
Nether Traitor
Nether TraitorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haste Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Whenever another creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay B. If you do, return Nether Traitor from your graveyard to play.
to the Liege and return the first one to play. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

18. Plague Sliver
Plague Sliver
Plague SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
R
Number:
124
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
All Slivers have "At the beginning of your upkeep, this creature deals 1 damage to you."
and Essence Sliver
Essence Sliver
Essence SliverSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a Sliver deals damage, its controller gains that much life.
- You take 2 damage, but gain it right back and you gain even more life when you attack or block.

19. Sudden Spoiling
Sudden Spoiling
Sudden SpoilingSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Creatures target player controls become 0/2 and lose all abilities until end of turn.
and Pyroclasm
Pyroclasm
PyroclasmSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.
- Cast Pyroclasm
Pyroclasm
PyroclasmSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.
, then respond by casting Sudden Spoiling
Sudden Spoiling
Sudden SpoilingSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Creatures target player controls become 0/2 and lose all abilities until end of turn.
to turn all creatures your opponent controls into 0/2's. They all die and you still have your army to attack with. Another nice effective way to clear the board of any pesky protection from Red or Black creatures.

20. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
Jaya Ballard, Task MageSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Spellshaper
Rarity:
R
Number:
166
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, T, Discard a card: Destroy target blue permanent. 1R, T, Discard a card: Jaya Ballard, Task Mage deals 3 damage to target creature or player. A creature dealt damage this way can't be regenerated this turn. 5RR, T, Discard a card: Jaya Ballard deals 6 damage to each creature and each player.
and Shard Phoenix
Shard Phoenix
Shard PhoenixSet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phoenix
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying RRR: Put Shard Phoenix into your hand. Use this ability only if Shard Phoenix is in your graveyard and only during your upkeep.Sacrifice Shard Phoenix: Shard Phoenix deals 2 damage to each creature without flying.
- For 5 mana you can constantly either Incinerate
Incinerate
IncinerateSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Creatures damaged by Incinerate cannot regenerate this turn.
your opponent or one of their creatures.

21. Lightning Axe
Lightning Axe
Lightning AxeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
As an additional cost to play Lightning Axe, discard a card or pay 5. Lightning Axe deals 5 damage to target creature.
and RmllcnkgTemper
Temper
TemperSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
120
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Prevent up to X damage to target creature. For each 1 damage prevented in this way, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature.
- Kill an 8 toughness creature for 2 mana or deal 5 to a creature and 3 to your opponent.

22. Wheel of Fate
Wheel of Fate
Wheel of FateSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
187
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Wheel of Fate is red. Suspend 4-1R (Rather than play this card from your hand, pay 1R and remove it from the game with four time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost.) Each player discards his or her hand, then draws seven cards.
and Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant BlissSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
U
Number:
64
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
- Suspend the Wheel and as the last counter is removed, cast the Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant Bliss
Ignorant BlissSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
U
Number:
64
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
. Let the Wheel resolve and at the end of the turn you get your original hand back plus what you got from the Wheel, plus one more from the Bliss.

23. Phantom Wurm
Phantom Wurm
Phantom WurmSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
211
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
2
Toughness:
0
Text:
Phantom Wurm comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it. If damage would be dealt to Phantom Wurm, prevent that damage. Remove a +1/+1 counter from Phantom Wurm.
and any card that pumps toughness- You get a creature that cannot die due to damage.

24. Auratog
Auratog
AuratogSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice an enchantment: Auratog gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
and Hatching Plans
Hatching Plans
Hatching PlansSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
27
Text:
When Hatching Plans is put into a graveyard from play, draw three cards.
- Sacrifice
Sacrifice
SacrificeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Sacrifice one of your creatures to add to your mana pool a number of black mana equal to that creature's casting cost.
the Hatching Plans
Hatching Plans
Hatching PlansSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
27
Text:
When Hatching Plans is put into a graveyard from play, draw three cards.
to pump up the Auratog
Auratog
AuratogSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice an enchantment: Auratog gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
and gain three cards.

25. Academy Ruins
Academy Ruins
Academy RuinsSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
269
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 1U, T: Put target artifact card in your graveyard on top of your library.
with Grinning Totem
Grinning Totem
Grinning TotemSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
288
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
2, tap, Sacrifice Grinning Totem: Search target opponent's library for a card and set that card aside. That player then shuffles his or her library. You may play the card as though it were in your hand. At the beginning of your next upkeep, if you haven't played the card, put it into its owner's graveyard.
or Jester's Cap
Jester's Cap
Jester's CapSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
2, tap, Sacrifice Jester's Cap: Look through target player's library and remove any three of those cards from the game. Shuffle that library afterwards.
- For eight mana every turn you can take your opponent’s best spell out of their deck and possibly play it, or you can use the Cap and get their 3 best cards out of their deck forever.

Those 25 interactions may be easy to see and some may be hard to see, but they will be fun to play win or lose. Good luck with all your Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
deckbuilding and tournament playing.


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