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Every card in Time Spiral was a throwback to at least one previously printed card.

This card references Mirror Universe and is part of the "Magus" super cycle of rare creatures. The cards in Time Spiral all reference one of the most powerful artifacts ever; the others are Magus of the Candelabra, Magus of the Disk, Magus of the Jar, and Magus of the Scroll.

The Planar Chaos part of the cycle focuses on powerful lands: Magus of the Tabernacle, Magus of the Bazaar, Magus of the Coffers, Magus of the Arena, and Magus of the Library. The Future Sight part of the cycle focuses on powerful enchantments: Magus of the Moat, Magus of the Future, Magus of the Abyss, Magus of the M... (see all)
Posted By: Missile_Penguin (7/9/2013 6:04:33 PM)


It's nice to know this guy can kill a craw wurm, but is that how you want to use him? The answer is no. I agree with Mode.
Posted By: shady-tradesman (11/1/2009 10:48:13 PM)


Sanguine bond and this.
Say you're on 10 life, the opponent still on 20.
Play this ability with a sanguine bond out and as such this ability is classed as a life gain/life loss, they will lose 10 life, whilst you gain 10, they then lose another 10.
Posted By: Dreampanda (5/11/2011 7:33:21 AM)


The reason why this isn't better than Mirror Universe is because Mirror Universe could be played in any colored deck. This is a black spell, which is only playable in Black-colored EDH.

Not only that, but a creature is much easier to kill than an Artifact.

The point of the Magus' was to go back to Magics originally beastly non-creature permanents and put them in a creature. They were made to be worst than the card they were copying. Do not ever consider rating this higher than their non-Magus counterparts.
Posted By: Ferlord (10/6/2012 10:37:06 AM)


This + Lich is a winning combo. Not too reliable, though. Otherwise I could see this used in a control deck that isn't very good at mitigating damage early on and then capitalize on that later. Still, it's vulnerable to removal.
Posted By: Lege (10/15/2009 11:26:09 AM)


Channel anybody?
Posted By: TheSwarm (7/2/2010 9:37:39 PM)


Since you're not going to make great use of this guy in combat anyways, i'd have rather liked it with higher toughness instead in order to be able to stand burn spells or similar dangers better.
Posted By: Mode (2/22/2009 1:08:42 PM)


Great card. Would have been nice if the art was more in line with the original Mirror Universe, especially since that was the only one of the Magus artifacts to prominently display a person (two of the same person, actully) in the artwork.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (1/27/2010 9:47:18 PM)


haha i know how often are you going to block with this guy? dont you want to take as much damage as possible before you do it?
Posted By: Omenchild (12/31/2009 8:52:34 PM)


It has superiority in the mirror match... pun intended.
Posted By: CatsAreCthala (1/15/2010 10:08:29 PM)