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Time counter
 
 
Time counter
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Counter
Use Upkeep tracking
Placed On Objects
Introduced Fallen Empires
Last Used Modern Horizons 2
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oracle:"Time counter"

Time counters are counters that are usually removed during the upkeep step. If the last time counter on a card is removed, an effect will occur.

Mechanics[]

Two mechanics use time counter both were introduced during the Time Spiral block.

Before Time Spiral[]

Before Time Spiral, only three cards used time counters.

Time counter interaction[]

There are a few cards that can interact specifically with time counters.

  • Jhoira's Timebug puts a time counter on or removes a time counter from a permanent you control or a suspended card you own.
  • Fury Charm removes two time counters from a permanent or suspended card.
  • Timebender puts two time counters on or removes two time counters from a permanent with a time counter on it or a suspended card.
  • Timecrafting puts X time counters on or removes X time counters from a permanent with a time counter on it or a suspended card.
  • Dust of Moments puts two time counters on or removes two time counters from each permanent with a time counter on it and each suspended card.
  • Rift Elemental removes two time counters from a permanent you control or a suspended card you own.
  • Shivan Sand-Mage puts two time counters on or removes two time counters from a permanent with a time counter on it or a suspended card.
  • As Foretold from Amonkhet allows a player to pay 0 rather than pay the mana cost for a spell they cast with converted mana cost X or less, where X is the number of time counters on As Foretold.

Additionally, any card that interacts with counters in general may affect permanents with time counters, such as Doubling Season, Price of Betrayal, Vorel of the Hull Clade, and cards with Proliferate. Such cards cannot affect time counters on suspended spells since those spells are in exile.

See also[]

References[]

  1. Magic Arcana (August 30, 2007). "Time Counter Counters". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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