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Time Walk
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Time Walk
- Alpha

Reviewed December 12, 2013

Constructed: 5
Casual: 5
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 4.8

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BMoor

Time Walk

I'm kind of sorry the half-muscled skeletons on this card didn't become a recurring theme. Walk the Aeons gave them a shout out, but that was it. You don't see that on non-black cards often, and it could've been neat if these personifications of time were actually a canonical creature type that blue gets every once in a while. Maybe they'd have time-based abilities?
Anyway, Magic is a war of resources. What's the single most basic, most important resource? Your turn. That's when your lands untap and you get more mana. It's when you draw a new card. It's when you get to chip away at your opponent's resources by attacking him. An extra turn just means more of everything.

Constructed- BANNED
Casual- 5
Limited- 5
Multiplayer- 5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Time Walk
 
At various times, Time Walk has been one of the most imitated cards in Magic, usually at a much higher cost. This effect has been seen as dangerous, and Wizards of the Coast's designers have been wary of the possibility of a player setting up a lot of creatures or mana-generating permanents, taking an extra turn for cheap, and then doing something big. Two mana for that extra turn is very cheap when you consider that things like Savannah Lions and Sol Ring cost one mana, and that artifacts have often produced more mana than they cost. Despite the fact that later sets (even in the 1990s) began to favor high-cost spells and creatures, Time Walk's cost remained and remains easy to fit in between all sorts of setup spells. This is why it is one of the most feared and coveted cards of all time (and perhaps why you rarely ever see it outside of competitive Vintage).
 
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is another member of the prestigious power nine, Time Walk. Time Walk for two mana allows you to take an extra turn and all the benefits that come with it. Outside of vintage tournaments this card is not seen the most often due to the prohibitive pricing. Price aside this card has had a fundamental impact on the way the game is played and is often replicated but never duplicated. Due to its high power level this card wherever it is legal to play should be played. More of a collectible than something for the kitchen table, time walk has had a tremendous influence on the game and is undoubtedly one of the most powerful cards created.

Constructed : 5.0
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 5.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Time Walk which is a two mana Blue sorcery that has you take an extra turn after the current turn.  The cost is incredibly low for the huge advantage it offers at any stage of the game with an extra draw, combat phase, untap step, and potentially a land drop all in one.  With no in game drawbacks this is pretty much the definition of a five star card and why it, along with the other eight members of the power nine, last saw print almost twenty years ago.
 
There are very few situations where having this is not a benefit and the ease of casting combined with the advantage given make it one of the top cards ever printed.
 
Constructed: 5.0
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 5.0


Skid Rambo

Time Walk is a card that if I had an extra $10,000 in my sock drawer I would buy a mint play set! How fun would it be to play a casual game with your buddies and walk all over them? Time Walk is another card that will never be reprinted but if you are looking for a similar card, Temporal Mastery is the closest thing we players have to a Time Walk.  If you have never taken an extra turn while playing Magic the Gathering, then you are seriously missing out! Taking an extra turn dramatically increases your chances of winning.  Taking an extra turn for only 2 mana dramatically increases your chances of being punched in the face! LoL Time Walk is awesome!

Constructed: 5
Casual: 5
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 5


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