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Time Spiral Remastered
 
 
Time Spiral Remastered
Time Spiral Remastered logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Tilted hourglass
Design Ben Hayes (lead)
Reggie Valk
Megan Smith
JC Tao
Chris Mooney
Development Same as design
Art direction Jeremy Jarvis
Release date March 19, 2021
Themes and mechanics Timeshifted cards, Merfolk, Rebels, Thallids, Saprolings, Slivers
Keywords/​ability words Echo, Flanking, Flashback, Morph, Shadow, Split second, Suspend, Vanishing
Set size 289 (121 commons, 100 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares) + 121 timeshifted + 1 release card
Expansion code TSR[1]
Development codename Project Cupcake[2]
Physical Masters series
Double Masters Time Spiral Remastered N/A
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Secret Lair Drop Series: Black is Magic Time Spiral Remastered Challenger Decks 2021

Time Spiral Remastered is the first remastered Magic: The Gathering set to appear in paper.[3] It was released on March 19, 2021.[4][5]

Set details[edit | edit source]

“  History, Retwisted  ”

Time Spiral Remastered is a new way to experience the Time Spiral block originally released in 2006-2007. It features fan favorites from Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, and Future Sight all distilled into one draft experience.[2] The set includes 289 cards from the Time Spiral block sets (121 commons, 100 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares). As with the original Time Spiral set, each pack contains one timeshifted card. Time Spiral Remastered is not featured on MTG Arena.

Although cards from the respective sets appear in Time Spiral Remastered, the Planar Chaos planeshifted or Future Sight futureshifted frames don't.[6]

The design of Time Spiral Remastered predates the digital Amonkhet Remastered and Kaladesh Remastered, and was mostly inspired by Tempest Remastered.[6]

Timeshifted cards[edit | edit source]

The 121 timeshifted cards of this set are a specific selection of cards similar to the original Time Spiral "outside the set and outside of time" timeshifted cards.[7] The timeshifted cards feature modern cards in a retro (pre-Modern) card frame and with a purple expansion symbol. Premium foil versions also have the "shooting star" watermark used on pre-Modern set foils. These cards are numbered #290 to #410.

The timeshifted sheet doesn't contain any of the original timeshifted cards. Neither does it contain planeswalkers. The cards from the timeshifted sheet all have the same rarity.[8]

Marketing[edit | edit source]

Draft pack

Time Spiral Remastered will be sold in regular 16-card Draft Boosters (one card being a marketing card).[9] These are the only sealed products available for the set — there are no Collector, Set, or Theme Boosters. The boosters feature artwork from Serra Avenger, Sidewinder Sliver, and Stuffy Doll. The Draft Pack (a packaging of three Draft Boosters) features Tarmogoyf key art.[10]

Events[edit | edit source]

In-Store Launch parties (in available regions only) and SpellTable Launch Parties: March 19–21.[9][11]

Promo[edit | edit source]

Token cards[edit | edit source]

Time Spiral Remastered features fifteen tokens.[12] Some of these tokens had been created for Magic Online,[13][14] but are now printed for the first time.

  1. {W} 2/2 Griffin creature with flying, for Griffin Guide.
  2. {W} 1/1 Soldier creature, for Benalish Commander and Stormfront Riders.
  3. {U} Cloud Sprite, a 1/1 Faerie creature with flying and "Cloud Sprite can block only creatures with flying," for Cloudseeder.
  4. {B} 1/2 Bat creature with flying and "{1}{B}, Sacrifice this creature: Return an exiled card named Sengir Nosferatu to the battlefield under its owner's control," for Sengir Nosferatu.
  5. {B} 2/2 Knight creature with flanking, protection from white and haste, for Riftmarked Knight.
  6. {B} 2/4 Spider creature with reach, for Penumbra Spider.
  7. {R} 4/4 Giant creature, for Pact of the Titan.
  8. {R} 1/1 Goblin creature, for Empty the Warrens and Mogg War Marshal.
  9. {R} Kobolds of Kher Keep, a 0/1 Kobold creature, for Kher Keep.
  10. {G} 3/3 Ape creature, for Pongify.
  11. {G} Llanowar Elves, a 1/1 Elf Druid creature with "{T}: Add {G}," for Llanowar Mentor.
  12. {G} 6/1 Insect creature with shroud, for Deadly Grub.
  13. {G} 1/1 Saproling creature, for Deathspore Thallid, Mycologist, Pallid Mycoderm, Sporesower Thallid, Sporoloth Ancient, Thallid Germinator, Thallid Shell-Dweller, Thelonite Hermit and Utopia Mycon.
  14. {C} 2/2 Assembly-Worker artifact creature, for Urza's Factory.
  15. {C} Metallic Sliver, a 1/1 Sliver artifact creature, for Sliversmith.

Themes and mechanics[edit | edit source]

The returning mechanics from the original Time Spiral block include echo, flanking, flashback, morph, shadow, split second, suspend and vanishing.

In addition, there are multiple mechanics appearing on just a few or even a single card, as references to specific cards from Magic's past, or from "futureshifted" cards. These include absorb, buyback, convoke, cycling, delve, hellbent, kicker, madness, poisonous, storm and transmute.

Card types[edit | edit source]

Time Spiral Remastered creature-type themes include Merfolk, Rebels, Thallids, Saprolings and Slivers.[15] The slivers are concentrated in red, green, and white.[2]

Cycles[edit | edit source]

Time Spiral Remastered has seven cycles, including one vertical cycle.

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Suspend spells Restore Balance
(Balance)
Ancestral Vision
(Ancestral Recall)
Living End
(Living Death)
Wheel of Fate
(Wheel of Fortune)
Hypergenesis
(Eureka)
Five mythic rare sorceries with suspend, no mana cost, and an effect of a powerful spell from Magic's past.
Rare lands Flagstones of Trokair Tolaria West Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Kher Keep Dryad Arbor
Five rare lands, one for each color.
Allied-color flashbacks Momentary Blink ({U}) Mystical Teachings ({B}) Strangling Soot ({R}) Ancient Grudge ({G}) Thrill of the Hunt ({W})
Five instants (four at common and one at uncommon) with off-color flashback costs.
Timeshifted lands Ancient Den
(Mirrodin)
Mystic Sanctuary
(Throne of Eldraine)
Bojuka Bog
(Worldwake)
Ramunap Ruins
(Hour of Devastation)
Blighted Woodland
(Battle for Zendikar)
Five timeshifted lands, each of which was part of a common or uncommon cycle in its original printing.
Cycle name {W}{U} {U}{B} {B}{R} {R}{G} {G}{W}
Legends Ith, High Arcanist Dralnu, Lich Lord Kaervek the Merciless Radha, Heir to Keld Saffi Eriksdotter
Five rare legendary creatures from Dominaria's past or present.
Storage lands Calciform Pools Dreadship Reef Molten Slagheap Fungal Reaches Saltcrusted Steppe
Five uncommon lands with "{T}: Add {C}," "{1}, {T}: Put a storage counter on [this]," and "{1}, Remove X storage counters from [this]: Add X mana in any combination of M and/or N," where M and N are allied colors.

Vertical cycles[edit | edit source]

Cycle name
Red splits Dead / Gone Rough / Tumble Boom / Bust
Each of these red spells is a split card where both sides are red, unlike other split cards, where each is a different color.

Changes in rarity[edit | edit source]

Changes in rarity, compared to their printings in the original Time Spiral block.

Rare to mythic rare[edit | edit source]

Rare to uncommon[edit | edit source]

Uncommon to rare[edit | edit source]

Uncommon to common[edit | edit source]

Common to uncommon[edit | edit source]

Cards with new art[edit | edit source]

Removed cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards from the Time Spiral block don't appear in Time Spiral Remastered:

White[edit | edit source]

Blue[edit | edit source]

Black[edit | edit source]

Red[edit | edit source]

Green[edit | edit source]

Gold, colorless and land[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. WPN (January 1, 2021). "Time Spiral Remastered: First Look". Wizards Play Network.
  2. a b c d Mark Rosewater (March 1, 2021). "The Test of Time Spiral Remastered". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Blake Rasmussen (September 1, 2020). "Zendikar Debut and Announcement Day Recap". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. a b Time Spiraling into the New Year (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (January 1, 2021).
  5. Eli Shiffrin (March 23, 2021). "Time Spiral remasterd Release Notes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. a b A Sneak Peek at Time Spiral Remastered! (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (February 22, 2021).
  7. Gavin Verhey (September 1, 2020). "I CAN FINALLY TALK ABOUT IT!". Twitter.
  8. Saffron Olive (February 25, 2021). "Anyone know if the Time Shifted/old border cards from Time Spiral Remastered are all the same rarity?". Twitter.
  9. a b c WPN (January 1, 2021). "Time Spiral Remastered: First Look". Wizards Play Network.
  10. Where's the Tarmogoyf That's On the Box??? (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (March 10, 2021).
  11. Chris Peeler (March 5, 2021). "Join The Time Spiral Remastered Launch Party on SpellTable". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  12. Kendall Pepple (March 5, 2021). "The Tokens of Time Spiral Remastered". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  13. Magic Arcana (March 15, 2007). "Planar Chaos Token Art 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  14. Magic Arcana (March 22, 2007). "Planar Chaos Token Art 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  15. Adam Styborski (February 25, 2021). "It's Time for Time Spiral Remastered". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.

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