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Nearly every single Time Spiral card was an homage to at least one previously printed card.

This card references Stonewood Invoker.
Posted By: Missile_Penguin (7/11/2013 7:52:54 PM)


Posted By: tcollins (4/18/2012 11:10:53 PM)


I like how both the art and the ability of this spell work very well with Prized Unicorn
Posted By: FirstPrime (8/7/2009 4:21:39 PM)


Dat art.
Posted By: NeoKoda (10/8/2011 10:55:16 PM)


Posted By: Nagoragama (4/19/2013 1:49:30 PM)


Like all cards from Time Spiral, this was an homage to a card from Magic's history. This one references Stonewood Invoker, an elf from Legions that could get +5/+5 in the lategame.

This is a devastating spell that both gives a sizable boost, and also protects a creature that you are desperately trying to get through with. It is a good card to have up your sleeve when your opponent relies on tricks and removal rather than blocking to bounce or spot-remove your creatures.

I also love that the unicorn from Feast of the Unicorn is getting his revenge!
Posted By: Equinox523 (4/25/2013 9:14:59 AM)


Split second helps prevent any more responses, such as more spot removal or a counterspell. It depends on your deck and whether or not this card or Vines of Vastwood would fit best.
Posted By: nammertime (7/6/2010 10:54:52 PM)


Good card, tournament staple if it would have been just one mana cheaper.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (2/22/2010 11:44:54 PM)


If your opponent has a way to remove your creature it will most likely be instant speed (as getting +5, +5 and shroud will vastly decrease the number of cards that could kill your creature), and therefore would be played in response to vines of vastwood. That isn't possible with stonewood invocation. I consider the instant speed shroud for a turn FAR more useful with split second. The +5, +5, on the other hand, is most likely in order to pump your creature up in combat, and for that part of things getting split second is of marginal utility. Not only that, but with vines of vastwood you have the option of playing it for only 1 if you just need shroud for a turn in response to an opponent's lightning bold. I agree with nammertime that which is best is largely situational.

Personally I would probably find more situations to use Vines of vastwood in my decks, but they are both pretty good spells.
Posted By: ddde (8/7/2010 11:31:36 AM)


That is one angry looking unicorn...
Posted By: BastianQoU (5/29/2011 11:41:33 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!