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Time Spiral Release Event - Chewie! Slate (10/11/2006)

This weekend, I had the privilege of going to the 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.
Release Tournament. When Brian (my Two-Headed Giant partner and all around dork pal) and I got to the store with 15 minutes left during the sign up time, there were all of four people in the store that didn’t work there. One of them was waiting for the Pokemon tournament. But eventually, 26 people showed up for the tournament. It was announced that there would be five rounds of Swiss with a cut to single elimination for the Top 4. Van (the guy what runs the store) announced that he would be giving out a tournament pack and three boosters, as opposed to the two boosters that would be the usual at this tournament. He then handed out the promotional Sudden Shock
Sudden Shock
Sudden ShockSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
179
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
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.) Sudden Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
that everyone got for being in the tournament.

I get my product all organized by color, and I start checking out which colors I should play. Here’s the stuff that’s interesting in each color.


White: Only 1 noncreature spell shows up here. I have a ridiculous amount of weenies, 2 Ivory Giant
Ivory Giant
Ivory GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Ivory Giant comes into play, tap all nonwhite creatures. Suspend 5-W (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with five 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. It has haste.)
s, Tivadar of Thorn
Tivadar of Thorn
Tivadar of ThornSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
44
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strike, protection from red When Tivadar of Thorn comes into play, destroy target Goblin.
, Flickering Spirit
Flickering Spirit
Flickering SpiritSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 3W: Remove Flickering Spirit from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control.
, Thunder Totem
Thunder Totem
Thunder TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. 1WW: Thunder Totem becomes a 2/2 white Spirit artifact creature with flying and first strike until end of turn.
(you know it’s a white creature), and a couple of slivers.

Blue: This is actually pretty deep. I have a Deep-Sea Kraken, a 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."
, 2 Shadow Sliver
Shadow Sliver
Shadow SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have shadow. (They can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
s, Pirate Ship
Pirate Ship
Pirate ShipSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Do 1 damage to any target.Cannot attack unless opponent has islands in play, though controller may still use special ability. Pirate Ship is destroyed immediately if at any time controller has no islands in play.
, Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
, 2 Temporal Eddy
Temporal Eddy
Temporal EddySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put target creature or land on top of its owner's library.
, Voidmage Prodigy
Voidmage Prodigy
Voidmage ProdigySet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
UU, Sacrifice a Wizard: Counter target spell.. Morph U (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
(foil!), Stormcloud Djinn
Stormcloud Djinn
Stormcloud DjinnSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Stormcloud Djinn can block only creatures with flying. RR: Stormcloud Djinn gets +2/+0 until end of turn and deals 1 damage to you.
, Spiketail Drake
Spiketail Drake
Spiketail DrakeSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
U
Number:
48
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Sacrifice Spiketail Drake: Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3.
bGluZw==, and several shadow creatures. There’s also a Mistform Ultimus
Mistform Ultimus
Mistform UltimusSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mistform Ultimus is every creature type (even if this card isn’t in play).
Mistform Ultimus may attack as though it weren’t a Wall.
hanging out in here. There’s also a Chronatog Totem
Chronatog Totem
Chronatog TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
252
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool. 1U: Chronatog Totem becomes a 1/2 blue Atog artifact creature until end of turn. 0: Chronatog Totem gets +3/+3 until end of turn. You skip your next turn. Play this ability only once each turn and only if Chronatog Totem is a creature.
, but it wouldn’t be more than mana acceleration.

Black: My favorite color, and my greatest disappointment. There are 3 good cards, and they’d make a great splash. They are 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.
, Assassinate
Assassinate
AssassinateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy target tapped creature.
, and Feebleness
Feebleness
FeeblenessSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets -2/-1.
.

Red: My other favorite color is my other disappointment. The exceptional stuff was pretty good. There was Barbed Shocker
Barbed Shocker
Barbed ShockerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample, haste Whenever Barbed Shocker deals damage to a player, that player discards all the cards in his or her hand, then draws that many cards.
, Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw KavuSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
153
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Echo 5R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.) When Firemaw Kavu comes into play, it deals 2 damage to target creature. When Firemaw Kavu leaves play, it deals 4 damage to target creature.
, Grapeshot
Grapeshot
GrapeshotSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
160
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Grapeshot deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Storm (When you play this spell, copy it for each spell played before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
, Sulfurous Blast
Sulfurous Blast
Sulfurous BlastSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
180
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Sulfurous Blast deals 2 damage to each creature and each player. If you played this spell during your main phase, Sulfurous Blast deals 3 damage to each creature and each player instead.
, and 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.
. The rest was fairly solid, but nothing to write home about.

Green: There was a lot of good stuff here. I had 2 Krosan Grip
Krosan Grip
Krosan GripSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
202
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
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.) Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
, 2 Thallid Germinator
Thallid Germinator
Thallid GerminatorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Tom WSnerstrand
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Thallid Germinator. Remove three spore counters from Thallid Germinator: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play. Sacrifice a Saproling: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
, Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower ThallidSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on each Fungus you control. Remove three spore counters from Sporesower Thallid: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
, Greenseeker
Greenseeker
GreenseekerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Spellshaper
Rarity:
C
Number:
198
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
G, T, Discard a card: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
, Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "This creature can block as though it had flying."
, Havenwood Wurm
Havenwood Wurm
Havenwood WurmSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
C
Number:
199
Artist:
Stuart Griffin
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Trample
, and Penumbra Spider
Penumbra Spider
Penumbra SpiderSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Number:
210
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Penumbra Spider can block as though it had flying. When Penumbra Spider is put into a graveyard from play, put a 2/4 black Spider creature token into play that can block as though it had flying.
.

Other stuff: I had an Arena
Arena
ArenaSet: Timeshifted
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
3, T: Tap target creature you control and target creature of an opponent's choice he or she controls. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to the other.
! This was an automatic inclusion if I go Green. I had two 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.
, but they’re so much better in Constructed than Sealed. I had a Dreadship Reef
Dreadship Reef
Dreadship ReefSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
271
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 1, T: Put a storage counter on Dreadship Reef. 1, Remove X storage counters from Dreadship Reef: Add X mana in any combination of U and/or B to your mana pool.
, which was a possible inclusion. Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Factory is good for breaking creature stalls. I also had a Firewake Sliver
Firewake Sliver
Firewake SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
238
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have haste and "1, Sacrifice this creature: Target Sliver gets +2/+2 until end of turn."
, in case I decided to run the others. The main bomb was Ith, High Arcanist
Ith, High Arcanist
Ith, High ArcanistSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
241
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
Vigilance T: Untap target attacking creature. Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by that creature this turn. Suspend 4-WU
. Any old-schoolers out there know how ridiculous the Maze of Ith
Maze of Ith
Maze of IthSet: The Dark
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
T: Target attacking creature becomes untapped. This creature neither deals nor receives damage as a result of combat.
was, and Ith is only slightly less ridiculous, plus he beats with Vigilance
Vigilance
VigilanceSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
49
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Text:
Enchanted creature has vigilance. (Attacking doesn't cause it to tap.)
.

After lots and LOTS of poring over the cards, I decided to go with evasion. Green had some fatties, but nothing to really punch through defenses. Red was just sub-par. I decided on Blue and White with a splash of Black for the removal. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this allowed me to use most of my rares and the good timeshifted cards. Pretty cool, huh?

After counting up the cards in the deck, I had something like 44. Sadly, that was before I added land. So I started whittling. I knocked out the 2 Foriysian Interceptor
Foriysian Interceptor
Foriysian InterceptorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
18
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
0
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Defender Foriysian Interceptor can block an additional creature.
s, Jedit’s Gragoons, Coral Trickster
Coral Trickster
Coral TricksterSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Morph U (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.) When Coral Trickster is turned face up, you may tap or untap target permanent.
, Mystical Teachings
Mystical Teachings
Mystical TeachingsSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
69
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Search your library for an instant card or a card with flash, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Flashback 5B (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
, and 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.
, among others. I was still way above the 23 card target. I knocked out the Stormcloud Djinn
Stormcloud Djinn
Stormcloud DjinnSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Stormcloud Djinn can block only creatures with flying. RR: Stormcloud Djinn gets +2/+0 until end of turn and deals 1 damage to you.
because I wouldn’t be able to use it to its fullest. The Voidmage Prodigy
Voidmage Prodigy
Voidmage ProdigySet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
UU, Sacrifice a Wizard: Counter target spell.. Morph U (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
came out, because there weren’t many Wizards that I’d want to sac. Ith should never be sacked, and the Drifter il-Dal will almost certainly draw removal. I forgot about the Mistform Ultimus
Mistform Ultimus
Mistform UltimusSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mistform Ultimus is every creature type (even if this card isn’t in play).
Mistform Ultimus may attack as though it weren’t a Wall.
, because I was focusing on the fact that he was a 3/3 Sliver. One of the Ivory Giant
Ivory Giant
Ivory GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Ivory Giant comes into play, tap all nonwhite creatures. Suspend 5-W (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with five 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. It has haste.)
s came out.

Eventually, I decided that the Blue-White was good enough on its own, and out came the Black splash. The final deck ended up looking like this. I know it’s still not down to 40 cards, but I couldn’t come up with anything else to take out without potentially weakening the deck.


Chewie’s U/W Evasion Weenie Sealed Deck

Noncreatures (5)
2: Temporal Eddy
Temporal Eddy
Temporal EddySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put target creature or land on top of its owner's library.

1: Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.

1: Snapback
Snapback
SnapbackSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
You may remove a blue card in your hand from the game rather than pay Snapback's mana cost. Return target creature to its owner's hand.

1: Thunder Totem
Thunder Totem
Thunder TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. 1WW: Thunder Totem becomes a 2/2 white Spirit artifact creature with flying and first strike until end of turn.


Creatures (22)
2: Shadow Sliver
Shadow Sliver
Shadow SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have shadow. (They can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)

1: 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."

1: Quilled Sliver
Quilled Sliver
Quilled SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: This creature deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature."

1: Watcher Sliver
Watcher Sliver
Watcher SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +0/+2.

1: Screeching Sliver
Screeching Sliver
Screeching SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Artist:
Stuart Griffin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard."

1: Mistform Ultimus
Mistform Ultimus
Mistform UltimusSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mistform Ultimus is every creature type (even if this card isn’t in play).
Mistform Ultimus may attack as though it weren’t a Wall.

1: Ivory Giant
Ivory Giant
Ivory GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Ivory Giant comes into play, tap all nonwhite creatures. Suspend 5-W (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with five 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. It has haste.)

1: Tivadar of Thorn
Tivadar of Thorn
Tivadar of ThornSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
44
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strike, protection from red When Tivadar of Thorn comes into play, destroy target Goblin.

1: Pirate Ship
Pirate Ship
Pirate ShipSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Do 1 damage to any target.Cannot attack unless opponent has islands in play, though controller may still use special ability. Pirate Ship is destroyed immediately if at any time controller has no islands in play.

1: Castle
Castle
CastleSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dameon Willich
Text:
Your untapped creatures gain +0/+2. Attacking creatures do not get this bonus.
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1: Outrider en-Kor
1: Flickering Spirit
Flickering Spirit
Flickering SpiritSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 3W: Remove Flickering Spirit from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control.

1: Drifter il-Dal
1: Ith, High Arcanist
Ith, High Arcanist
Ith, High ArcanistSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
241
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
Vigilance T: Untap target attacking creature. Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by that creature this turn. Suspend 4-WU

1: Benalish Cavalry
Benalish Cavalry
Benalish CavalrySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)

1: Deep-Sea Kraken
1: Looter il-Kor
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.

1: Spiketail Drake
Spiketail Drake
Spiketail DrakeSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
U
Number:
48
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Sacrifice Spiketail Drake: Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3.
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2: Zealot il-Vec

Land (17)
9: Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

7: Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

1: Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Factory

If you count it up, you’ll see that I have 7 Slivers, which isn’t bad. The count for non-Slivers with evasion is up to 9. Pirate Ship
Pirate Ship
Pirate ShipSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Do 1 damage to any target.Cannot attack unless opponent has islands in play, though controller may still use special ability. Pirate Ship is destroyed immediately if at any time controller has no islands in play.
might as well count, so that’s 10 evasion creatures. Thunder Totem
Thunder Totem
Thunder TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. 1WW: Thunder Totem becomes a 2/2 white Spirit artifact creature with flying and first strike until end of turn.
turns into a flying first striker, so that’s 11. Shadow Sliver
Shadow Sliver
Shadow SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have shadow. (They can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
s bring the count to 13, and any other Slivers that are out with it bring the count up to a possible 18 creatures with evasion. The Benalish Cavalry
Benalish Cavalry
Benalish CavalrySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Knight
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)
and the Outrider en-Kor have Flanking, which makes them harder to block. The Outrider even has the en-Kor ability that makes him even harder to kill. Then there’s Ith, who can actually tap to untap himself and remove himself from combat. And trust me on this, that’s a really neat trick. So I have no vanilla creatures, lots of evasion creatures, and even a few bounce spells and a Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
. Once the deck was finished, it was time to play.


Round 1: Robert - UG
Robert is the Dad half of a Father-Son Two-Headed Giant team that I had played against once before. He was a really nice guy, but I swear he had no short-term memory. He had to read every card in his hand every turn, he forgot how some spells and rules worked several turns in a row, and he could never remember how his Clockwork Hydra
Clockwork Hydra
Clockwork HydraSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Hydra
Rarity:
U
Number:
253
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Clockwork Hydra comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever Clockwork Hydra attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it. If you do, Clockwork Hydra deals 1 damage to target creature or player. T: Put a +1/+1 counter on Clockwork Hydra.
worked. In short, the first game took roughly 35 minutes of the allotted 50. This was after waiting 5 for him to get started. He slapped a Fool’s Demise on his Hydra, and I stupidly blocked it with my Tivadar, allowing him to get 3 counters back on it. His Paradise Plume
Paradise Plume
Paradise PlumeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
260
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
As Paradise Plume comes into play, choose a color. Whenever a player plays a spell of the chosen color, you may gain 1 life. T: Add one mana of the chosen color to your mana pool.
was set to blue, which we were both playing, and kept him at or above 20 life for a long time. Eventually, I got out the 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."
, who could keep tapping down the Hydra every turn. My suspended Kraken kept him from playing spells for several turns, which was great. Once the Kraken hit, I drew Snapback
Snapback
SnapbackSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
You may remove a blue card in your hand from the game rather than pay Snapback's mana cost. Return target creature to its owner's hand.
. His Hydra represented lethal damage, but I could bounce it once he declared his attack step. I rolled with everything I had, giving me one more turn to win. When he declared his attack, I cast Snapback
Snapback
SnapbackSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
You may remove a blue card in your hand from the game rather than pay Snapback's mana cost. Return target creature to its owner's hand.
on the Hydra. He looked at his hand and said “Oh good.” He then proceeded to cast, of all freakin’ things, AVOID FATE. He countered my bounce, and beat for the win. That would be my last major play mistake in this tournament.

Game two came down to Ith. Ith came from Suspend, and Robert Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
ed it. A bystander noted that he had played two lands during his last turn and couldn’t possibly have cast the Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
, so we backed that up and Ith resolved. Sometime during the game, time was called and the 5 turns started. Using my many many evasion creatures and Ith, I manage to pull a victory out on the 5th turn. Because of his incredibly slow playing, we drew the round. Later in the tournament, he would go on to agitate some more serious tourney players enough to call for a judge. It annoyed me, but I never did anything about it because he actually wasn’t stalling. He genuinely needed all that time to keep track of what was going on.

Record: 0-0-1


Round 2: Kid, can’t remember his name - WG
During deck construction, it was clear that this kid had never done a Sealed event before. This was because he said “Hey, I’ve never done this before” Deduction at its finest, yes? I knew he had opened an Akroma, so he was playing White, even though he didn’t see what the big deal was about her. He honestly didn’t get the whole Sealed deck thing. He was complaining that he couldn’t build a stable, tuned deck from these few cards. Well duh. Anyway. Game one was all Slivers, all the time. The Shadow Sliver
Shadow Sliver
Shadow SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have shadow. (They can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
enabled lots of unblockable beats. The main annoyance was his Exiled Doomsayer
Exiled Doomsayer
Exiled DoomsayerSet: Scourge
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
All morph costs cost 2 more.
(This doesn't affect the cost to play creatures face down.)
s, who kept tapping my guys down to slow the beating. My 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."
got into a tapping war with those guys. That stopped once I got out a Watcher Sliver
Watcher Sliver
Watcher SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Liz Danforth
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +0/+2.
, which put all my Slivers out of range of his tapper. This kid did do something totally awesome though. He slapped a Temporal Isolation
Temporal Isolation
Temporal IsolationSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Enchant creature Enchanted creature has shadow. (It can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Prevent all damage that would be dealt by enchanted creature.
on my Pirate Ship
Pirate Ship
Pirate ShipSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ship
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Do 1 damage to any target.Cannot attack unless opponent has islands in play, though controller may still use special ability. Pirate Ship is destroyed immediately if at any time controller has no islands in play.
in mid-ping. I was highly impressed.

Game two was all about some shadow creatures. Drifter il-Dal on the first turn is just wrong. That’s all there is to it. The Shadow Sliver
Shadow Sliver
Shadow SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have shadow. (They can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
came out again, along with a couple other slivers. I attacked, and he played Fortify
Fortify
FortifySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
19
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Choose one - Creatures you control get +2/+0 until end of turn; or creatures you control get +0/+2 until end of turn.
, claiming that his creatures got +2/+2 until end of turn. After I pointed out that it was either power or toughness, not both, he decided to give them +2/+0 for the turn. Then my shadow creatures marched right past his pumped defenders like they had for the last few turns, and I was puzzled. His entire deck was built to play Akroma, but he didn’t have the ability to stall until he hit 8 mana, he didn’t have any acceleration, and he didn’t have a reanimation strategy. All in all, I felt a little sorry for wailing on the kid like I did, but I was playing to win for a change.

Record: 1-0-1


Round 3: John - UG
John is the Son half of the Father-Son 2HG team mentioned above. His Fledgling Mawcor
Fledgling Mawcor
Fledgling MawcorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
63
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying T: Fledgling Mawcor deals 1 damage to target creature or player. Morph UU (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
caused me some trouble, since my creatures were so tiny. My Spiketail Drake
Spiketail Drake
Spiketail DrakeSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
U
Number:
48
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Sacrifice Spiketail Drake: Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3.
bGluZw== ended up sacrificing itself to save itself from an Eternity Snare
Eternity Snare
Eternity SnareSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
61
Artist:
Drew Tucker
Text:
Enchant creature When Eternity Snare comes into play, draw a card. Enchanted creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step.
. My Ivory Giant
Ivory Giant
Ivory GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Ivory Giant comes into play, tap all nonwhite creatures. Suspend 5-W (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with five 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. It has haste.)
rolled in from Suspend and attacked. He played a Crookclaw Transmuter
Crookclaw Transmuter
Crookclaw TransmuterSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
55
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Flying When Crookclaw Transmuter comes into play, switch target creature's power and toughness until end of turn.
, flipped the Giant’s power and toughness, and blocked. I played Snapback
Snapback
SnapbackSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
You may remove a blue card in your hand from the game rather than pay Snapback's mana cost. Return target creature to its owner's hand.
on my Giant, who was never to be seen again that game. I ended up beating him down with my shadow creatures.

In game two, his Mwonvuli Acid-Moss was pretty annoying, since he had 2 and kept knocking out my Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.
so I couldn’t activate the Thunder Totem
Thunder Totem
Thunder TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. 1WW: Thunder Totem becomes a 2/2 white Spirit artifact creature with flying and first strike until end of turn.
. He flipped up a Thelonite Hermit
Thelonite Hermit
Thelonite HermitSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
228
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Saprolings get +1/+1. Morph 3GG (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.) When Thelonite Hermit is turned face up, put four 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens into play.
and began beating on me with Saps. Lots of blocking and Ith-ing left us with a creature stall, which he broke with a well-timed Assembly-Worker, courtesy of Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Factory.

In game three, my flying creatures and the Deep-Sea Kraken just beat the holy living crap out of him. This is where I first learned that Ith can untap himself, which was a great thing to learn.

Record: 2-0-1


Round 4: Brian, my 2HG partner – BR
Brian’s deck was awesome. I’m just going to get that out of the way. He was playing Akroma with NO WHITE. He had several reanimation spells, including 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 Living End
Living End
Living EndSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Living End is black. Suspend 3-2BB Each player removes all creature cards in his or her graveyard from the game, then sacrifices all creatures he or she controls, then puts into play all cards he or she removed this way.
. He was playing 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.
, Urborg
Urborg
UrborgSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bryon Wackwitz
Text:
T: Add B to your mana poolT: Remove first strike ability or swampwalk ability from target creature until end of turn.
Syphon-Mage, and assorted other discard-inducers. He was also playing with the Gorgon Recluse
Gorgon Recluse
Gorgon RecluseSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gorgon
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Gorgon Recluse blocks or becomes blocked by a nonblack creature, destroy that creature at end of combat. Madness BB (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
, who has Madness and is awesome. I remember very little about game 1. He used 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.
on my Looter il-Kor, pitching Akroma on turn 2. At some point, I used a Temporal Eddy
Temporal Eddy
Temporal EddySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put target creature or land on top of its owner's library.
to slow him down a bit. He hadn’t played a second Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
yet, so I decided to stall him out another turn by keeping him from drawing something new for a turn. The very next turn, he plays 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.)
on Akroma, who promptly destroys me. The stupid Phyrexian Totem
Phyrexian Totem
Phyrexian TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
261
Artist:
John Zeleznik
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool. 2B: Phyrexian Totem becomes a 5/5 black Horror artifact creature with trample until end of turn. Whenever Phyrexian Totem is dealt damage, if it's a creature, sacrifice that many permanents.
gave him the extra black to cast the Return.

Game two was a completely different story. My flyers gave him severe trouble. He couldn’t seem to get enough mana to get anything going. His Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw KavuSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
153
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Echo 5R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.) When Firemaw Kavu comes into play, it deals 2 damage to target creature. When Firemaw Kavu leaves play, it deals 4 damage to target creature.
picked off something. The next turn, I realized that my Castle
Castle
CastleSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dameon Willich
Text:
Your untapped creatures gain +0/+2. Attacking creatures do not get this bonus.
IFJhcHRvcnM= would get burnt out by the Kavu if I attacked with them, so I held them back. His Kavu ended up staying on the board since I had caught onto his plan. The only really interesting thing that happened was sacrificing my Spiketail Drake
Spiketail Drake
Spiketail DrakeSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
U
Number:
48
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Sacrifice Spiketail Drake: Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3.
bGluZw== to counter an Orcish Cannonade
Orcish Cannonade
Orcish CannonadeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
172
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Orcish Cannonade deals 2 damage to target creature or player and 3 damage to you. Draw a card.
that was aimed at it. He didn’t take three damage, but he didn’t draw an extra card either, which was much more important in this particular game.

Game three was epic. EPIC, I say! My Drifter il-Dal and Zealot il-Vec died to his Subterranean Shambler
Subterranean Shambler
Subterranean ShamblerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
178
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Echo 3R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.) When Subterranean Shambler comes into play or leaves play, it deals 1 damage to each creature without flying.
. I played Tivadar the next turn, and he let the Shambler die. It was then that he realized that Tivadar could be a problem, since the Protection from Red kept him safe from a large chunk of his deck. He played Gorgon Recluse
Gorgon Recluse
Gorgon RecluseSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gorgon
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Gorgon Recluse blocks or becomes blocked by a nonblack creature, destroy that creature at end of combat. Madness BB (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
to keep the Tivadar at home. I played a Screeching Sliver
Screeching Sliver
Screeching SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Artist:
Stuart Griffin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard."
and glanced at him. A large grin spread over his face for just a half-second, and I decided to hold my Quilled Sliver
Quilled Sliver
Quilled SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: This creature deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature."
. The next turn he played a 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."
. If you read my Two-Headed Tournament Report, you’ll know that his poker face has always been a small issue in our 2HG games, and it just happened to show up when it would do me some good.

Over the course of the game, my flyers worked on him while his Syphon-Mage kept the game close. With only a few turns before the Mage killed me, I used a Temporal Eddy
Temporal Eddy
Temporal EddySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put target creature or land on top of its owner's library.
on it. His 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."
was giving me problems. Ith was keeping the Sliver away, but Brian just wasn’t dying fast enough. With a Flickering Spirit
Flickering Spirit
Flickering SpiritSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 3W: Remove Flickering Spirit from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control.
, a Spiketail Drake
Spiketail Drake
Spiketail DrakeSet: Prophecy
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
U
Number:
48
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Sacrifice Spiketail Drake: Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3.
bGluZw==, and a Thunder Totem
Thunder Totem
Thunder TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. 1WW: Thunder Totem becomes a 2/2 white Spirit artifact creature with flying and first strike until end of turn.
representing the win during the next turn, he decided to go all out. He attacked with the Totem-Negator thing, the 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 whatever else he had that wasn’t defensive. I used Ith to block the Negator and remove the Sliver from combat, and used a few ground blockers to soak up most of everything. Being at 5 life, he sacrificed the Sliver to the Negator to keep from taking the fatal point of damage next turn. I turned the overlooked Thunder Totem
Thunder Totem
Thunder TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. 1WW: Thunder Totem becomes a 2/2 white Spirit artifact creature with flying and first strike until end of turn.
into a creature and attacked for the win. He had been so intent on either killing me or not dying that he missed the Totem, but since he had no answer for it, I don’t think it mattered all that much. He just thought he had one more turn than he actually did.

Since I wasn’t taking notes, I really can’t explain just how close this game was the ENTIRE TIME. If I hadn’t used the Eddy on the Syphon-Mage when I did, I would have died. If he had used it one more time earlier in the game, I would have died. If he hadn’t let slip that he had a Sliver-related trick, I would have played both Slivers and taken a total of 2 more damage from the 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."
, which would have made the game EVEN CLOSER. It was an amazingly awesome game that came down to the wire, which is what should happen when partners have to play against each other.

Record: 3-0-1


Round 5: Jonathan – G and something
We realized that by splitting we’d both make the top 4 cut. So we pulled an ID and I went to grab food for the Brian and myself while he contended with my round 3 opponent. I end up 3rd in the overall standings, and I’m amazed at how well I’m doing.

Record: 3-0-2


Top 4 Semifinals: Dustin – BR

Dustin was a really nice guy that I had played against at some point before. In the first game, he got a little mana screwed. My Shadow Sliver
Shadow Sliver
Shadow SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have shadow. (They can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
, Mistform Ultimus
Mistform Ultimus
Mistform UltimusSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion Legend
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Mistform Ultimus is every creature type (even if this card isn’t in play).
Mistform Ultimus may attack as though it weren’t a Wall.
, and one other sliver were beating down while a Tivadar of Thorn
Tivadar of Thorn
Tivadar of ThornSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
44
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strike, protection from red When Tivadar of Thorn comes into play, destroy target Goblin.
sat in my hand. Had I played him, my 3/3 Sliver with shadow, the Ultimus, would have died. He was the only Goblin in play.

In game two, I ended up with the mana problems. His first turn play was to Suspend a Corpulent Corpse
Corpulent Corpse
Corpulent CorpseSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Fear Suspend 5-B (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay B and remove it from the game with five 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. It has haste.)
. The turn after the stupid thing resolved, I drew the second Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
that I could have used to Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
it. So that was that. At this point we remarked that maybe game three would allow us both to have mana so we could see what would actually happen.

Game three told me something about Dustin’s deck. It was loaded with a truly stupid amount of removal. He had two Tendrils of Corruption
Tendrils of Corruption
Tendrils of CorruptionSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
136
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
Tendrils of Corruption deals X damage to target creature and you gain X life, where X is the number of Swamps you control.
, a Strangling Soot
Strangling Soot
Strangling SootSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Destroy target creature with toughness 3 or less. Flashback 5R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
, and at least one Feebleness
Feebleness
FeeblenessSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets -2/-1.
. He killed off everything I played, including a Castle
Castle
CastleSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dameon Willich
Text:
Your untapped creatures gain +0/+2. Attacking creatures do not get this bonus.
IFJhcHRvcnM=. My Drifter il-Dal fell victim to his Faceless Devourer
Faceless Devourer
Faceless DevourerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nightmare Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
108
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) When Faceless Devourer comes into play, remove another target creature with shadow from the game. When Faceless Devourer leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control.
, and I played a Flickering Spirit
Flickering Spirit
Flickering SpiritSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying 3W: Remove Flickering Spirit from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control.
. The race is on! I’m up by 1 life point, and we both just beat on each other with our 2 power creature. I draw a Temporal Eddy
Temporal Eddy
Temporal EddySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put target creature or land on top of its owner's library.
that I could use to bounce his guy. I draw an Ith that I could cast to stop his attack. I have an Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Factory that could almost make a creature. But I do nothing, choosing instead to hold onto Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
and leave the mana open to counter whatever he does. After all, I’m going to win the race if nothing else changes. He attacks to get me to 2 life and casts Rift Bolt
Rift Bolt
Rift BoltSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
176
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Rift Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Suspend 1-R (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay R and remove it from the game with a time counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost.)
at my head. I grin and Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
it, and he shakes my hand.

Record: 4-0-2


Top 4 Finals: Jonathan again

First place gets 30 packs of 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.
and assorted other coolness. Second place gets 18 packs. A split gets us both 24 packs. Van (again, the guy what runs the store) comes over to ask us if we’re going to play. My opponent asks what the other options are. We explain the pack situation, and he says “Hey cool, if we split then we can get out of here sooner!” We agree to split the packs. Van stops us. He has an ultra-cool (not really) Coldsnap Life Counter that first place was going to get. Brian says we should roll dice for it. I ask Jonathan if he wants to play one game for the fate of the Life Counter. He agrees, and the game is on! The stakes are high!

My weenie horde plays like it was meant to play. I Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
his Spike Tiller
Spike Tiller
Spike TillerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spike
Rarity:
R
Number:
218
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Spike Tiller comes into play with three +1/+1 counters on it. 2, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Spike Tiller: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. 2, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Spike Tiller: Target land becomes a 2/2 creature that's still a land. Put a +1/+1 counter on it.
, which is the scariest thing ever. He plays a 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.
, naming blue. If he can blow up blue permanents, my Shadow Sliver
Shadow Sliver
Shadow SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have shadow. (They can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
is going to die, and my unblockable rush is going to stop, so I use Snapback
Snapback
SnapbackSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
78
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
You may remove a blue card in your hand from the game rather than pay Snapback's mana cost. Return target creature to its owner's hand.
on the Paladin. He plays a Jedit’s Dragoons to gain some life back, saying that this creature is slightly more bounce-resistant than the Paladin was. Then he replays his Paladin, again naming blue. I use Temporal Eddy
Temporal Eddy
Temporal EddySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put target creature or land on top of its owner's library.
on it, proving that bounce just isn’t good for it. The next turn he finally succumbs to my shadow rush. I walk away with the grand prize, the Coldsnap Life Counter! All tremble before the grandeur of my Coldsnap Life Counter! Look on it and despair!

Yeah. So anyway, I ended up with 24 packs of 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.
, a 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.
Deck Box (he apparently got sent lots of deck boxes instead of Fat Packs, so he was giving them out as prizes), a 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.
Life Counter, the most excellent Coldsnap Life Counter (ranks right up there with the Ark of the Covenant), a second Sudden Shock
Sudden Shock
Sudden ShockSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
179
Artist:
Vance Kovacs
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.) Sudden Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
foil promo, two Marit Lage tokens that were left over from the Coldsnap Release tournament, an undefeated record, and one heck of a good mood. Life is peachy indeed! Thanks for reading about my only really successful solo tournament!

Here are some quick notes on how I actually played my deck. Whether I won the die roll or not, I always chose to draw first. Since most of my opponents wanted to play first, that helped quite a bit. I often kept hands of 4 or 5 lands, because I knew that meant I would most likely draw more business spells and less land when it really counted. If I had one land in hand, I automatically mulliganed. If I had two lands and at least two spells I could play with them, I kept it. I always played the creature with higher power first when given the chance. If I had the option of the first turn Drifter or first turn suspended Ivory Giant
Ivory Giant
Ivory GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Ivory Giant comes into play, tap all nonwhite creatures. Suspend 5-W (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with five 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. It has haste.)
, I went with the Drifter. If I had the choice of a second turn creature or second turn Ith suspension, I went with Ith if my opponent hadn’t played a creature yet, and I went with the creature if they had. I tried to play the creature that would have the most impact first. Against Saps or weenies, I played the Zealot il-Vec before the Looter il-Kor. Also depending on board situation, I would play Thunder Totem
Thunder Totem
Thunder TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
265
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. 1WW: Thunder Totem becomes a 2/2 white Spirit artifact creature with flying and first strike until end of turn.
before I would suspend the Deep-Sea Kraken, but that only happened once I think. The Kraken really messed with my opponents. It was great for several reasons. My opponents chose one of two options when faced with a suspended Kraken. They would stop playing spells unless absolutely necessary, which allowed my evasion creatures to nip at their life total over the course of several turns. Or they would hold onto some form of removal and wait for the Kraken, which also allowed my creatures to continue their attack unabated. With only one hard counter and three bounce spells, I had to be extra careful in choosing what to target. The Temporal Eddy
Temporal Eddy
Temporal EddySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put target creature or land on top of its owner's library.
was more useful for slowing an opponent down than it was for removal. If an opponent seemed to be out of good cards, I would use it on whatever was handy to essentially take an extra turn. Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
had to be held for swingy spells, like creature removal or something big and scary.

But that’s not all! I wanted to give a quick idea of everything that I saw at the tournament that was just completely awesome, except for bomb rares and timeshifts and the obvious awesomeness of removal. Havenwood Wurm
Havenwood Wurm
Havenwood WurmSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
C
Number:
199
Artist:
Stuart Griffin
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Trample
is just wrong. By the end of the night, Brian had decided that he really wanted to destroy one copy (at least) before he would feel better. I mean literally destroy, like rip into little pieces. The Scarwood Treefolk
Scarwood Treefolk
Scarwood TreefolkSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
214
Artist:
Stuart Griffin
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
Scarwood Treefolk comes into play tapped.
is another one that proved to be awesome in Sealed. That 5 toughness is just too much to deal with, and makes the small drawback well worth it. Griffin Guide
Griffin Guide
Griffin GuideSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
21
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has flying. When enchanted creature is put into a graveyard, put a 2/2 white Griffin creature token with flying into play.
is also ridiculous. Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw KavuSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
153
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Echo 5R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.) When Firemaw Kavu comes into play, it deals 2 damage to target creature. When Firemaw Kavu leaves play, it deals 4 damage to target creature.
is great twice. RXZpbCBFeWUgb2YgUrborg
Urborg
UrborgSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bryon Wackwitz
Text:
T: Add B to your mana poolT: Remove first strike ability or swampwalk ability from target creature until end of turn.
was winning games all day. Drifter il-Dal is still wrong on the first turn. Clockwork Hydra
Clockwork Hydra
Clockwork HydraSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Hydra
Rarity:
U
Number:
253
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
Clockwork Hydra comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever Clockwork Hydra attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it. If you do, Clockwork Hydra deals 1 damage to target creature or player. T: Put a +1/+1 counter on Clockwork Hydra.
is a large pain. Glass Asp
Glass Asp
Glass AspSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
197
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Glass Asp deals combat damage to a player, that player loses 2 life at the beginning of his or her next draw step unless he or she pays 2 before that step.
can mess up mana math. Gorgon Recluse
Gorgon Recluse
Gorgon RecluseSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gorgon
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Gorgon Recluse blocks or becomes blocked by a nonblack creature, destroy that creature at end of combat. Madness BB (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
is pretty good for forcing stalls, damage, or removal. Greenseeker
Greenseeker
GreenseekerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Spellshaper
Rarity:
C
Number:
198
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
G, T, Discard a card: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
is one of the best accelerants in the set. Mogg War Marshal
Mogg War Marshal
Mogg War MarshalSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
170
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Echo 1R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.) When Mogg War Marshal comes into play or is put into a graveyard from play, put a 1/1 red Goblin creature token into play.
is incredibly annoying and useful. Mwonvuli Acid-Moss is too. Penumbra Spider
Penumbra Spider
Penumbra SpiderSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Number:
210
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Penumbra Spider can block as though it had flying. When Penumbra Spider is put into a graveyard from play, put a 2/4 black Spider creature token into play that can block as though it had flying.
is great against heavy removal. Also, all the Totems (except perhaps the Chronatog
Chronatog
ChronatogSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Skip your next turn: Chronatog gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Use this ability only once each turn.
) are just great for Sealed. The enchantments that return to your hand, Rancor
Rancor
RancorSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
110
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Enchanted creature gains +2/+0 and trample.When Rancor is put into a graveyard from play, return Rancor to owner's hand.
-style, are also pretty amazing for Sealed. Okay, now I’m done. Thanks for reading and keep some of these bomb commons and uncommons in mind next time you play 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.
Sealed.


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