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This card is more broken on paper than it actually is. Blue is the most powerful color in magic and the most played too. Nearly everyone is playing with a set of force of will and maybe spell pierce too. Mindbreak trap is also a popular sideboard. When you play Time Spiral to combo, you risk getting it countered and all your mana tapped out or your opponent drawing a fresh set of counter spells to meet whatever you have to play. It doesn't always work out.

The most odd time I had with this card is playing High Tide in mirror. Doesn't feel right when your opponent is comboing off your own High Tides and Time Spirals.

Still a very good card. An unanswered time spiral can end the game even though it is very easy to answer since the opponent gets 7 cards to do so.
Posted By: BattleFish (3/28/2011 6:08:09 PM)


Why is this restricted in Type 1.5? It costs a dick load to get out, just because you untap doesn't mean you don't have to generate Mana first.
Posted By: SlackWareWolf (7/11/2009 1:21:28 AM)


and the brilliant part of it all... it aint restricted anymore!!!! yay! same goes with grim monolith... so I have to run 4 of those to go with my mana vault and sol ring. no choice really.. as sad as that is... tolarian need some form of viagra to work.
Posted By: Megrimage (4/12/2010 10:54:46 PM)


Oh look. A card that's more or less stronger than the entire set that shares its name.
Posted By: Goatllama (5/9/2012 10:28:25 PM)


Just the other day this got played and it had the unfortunate side effect of my 13/14 Lhurgoyf turning into a 0/1 weenie. Among other aftereffects, like me losing a couple turns later. At least I own the deck I was playing against. :)
Posted By: jfre81 (5/1/2011 10:49:51 PM)


i read on sets and legality that this card is banned , but reading the dci official list isn't so.
Posted By: redcliff90 (8/2/2011 10:46:57 AM)


Someone obviously thought that blue's late-game spells weren't good enough.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (11/8/2011 8:20:48 AM)


Not banned in Legacy. Not restricted in Vintage.

Posted By: Axelle (1/13/2012 12:48:16 AM)


Not necessarily a 0 mana card. Usually a negative mana card during Urza Block.
Posted By: ultratog1028 (5/28/2012 3:07:39 PM)


Absolute best counter to this card: Plagiarize. Oh the look on a High Tide slinging blue player's face is priceless when you defeat their entire deck by using a dollar rare.
Posted By: green4456 (8/6/2012 2:11:08 PM)