Short Sword


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common

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Short Sword

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+1.

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Short Sword Discussion

Kizmetto on Jeskai Equipmunk

1 week ago

Interesting deck idea, i think you should capitalise on the whole historic mechanic, since you have a good engine base here, its just a bit messy. I think cards like Weatherlight and Board the Weatherlight would be useful here, as well as increasing Danitha Capashen, Paragon to a 4 of, Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain to a 3 of, Valduk, Keeper of the Flame to a 3 of and Shalai, Voice of Plenty to a 2 or 3 of. Shes very strong. Of coarse this means dropping some non legendary creatures, like Champion of the Flame , Adanto Vanguard and Storm Fleet Sprinter , i like Siren Stormtamer in here for protection.

omg and you can use Urza's Ruinous Blast effectively too! Thats real nice.

Now with this Legendary synergy going on, I think 3 Blackblade Reforged is your best equipment! I'd drop the 2 Short Sword for the extra two copies. I also like Forebear's Blade over Sigiled Sword of Valeron so its up to you which one you want to run, but you'll want 2 copies over 1 of each, in my opinion. I like being able to move the equipment for free on Forebear, but making dudes with Sigiled Sword is good too. Your call here.

What do you think of Dub and Frenzied Rage for potential auras? I just dont like Aether Tunnel, but if thats been working for you then keep it!

I think Dive Down is great, how do you feel about Sheltering Light and Make a Stand (for DB at least?)

And yes, i hope you pull well for the land base, it will speed it up immensely!

Best of luck! +1 I'd like to see where you take this list. It looks interesting. If you got some time, i'd appreciate if you could give me some feedback on my deck? Song of the Conclave (Tokens)

Nillstan on Well Equipped Whelps

2 weeks ago


I actually had it in from the start. That changed when I got my first testing at my LGS. It allowed me to run through one of the regulars up there, but against the rest, it was just an inefficient Short Sword. So I cut it for some other stuff., I have, however, been debating readding it the sideboard.

BlaineTog on Can't Touch This -- $11 Mono-Blue Unblockable

4 weeks ago


Congrats on such a nice showing! I'm glad to have helped a little. :)

For rotation, the good news is that most of the deck is sticking around except for Slither Blade, Unsummon, Honed Khopesh, and you can replace Khopesh with the functionally-identical Short Sword. The bad news is that Slither Blade and Unsummon are important for the deck to work, especially Unsummon since we badly need one-mana interaction to tempo our opponents down. Artificer's Assistant might be an ok substitute for Slither Blade and there are a bunch of 2-mana bounce spells to choose from, but the deck would certainly be a bit worse overall with those changes. Maybe we'll get a one-mana bounce spell in the second Ravnica set, or maybe it'll make more sense to switch over to flyers to take advantage of Favorable Winds. Time will tell.

Tycho_Nova on Knights of the First Strike

1 month ago

I'm working oon a similar BW Knights list, and the UW Control match-up seems worse than RDW for this deck as long as their Soul-Scar Mages don't stick to the board. The first strike on our blockers starting at 2-drops makes it really tough for them to attack. Some number of Radiant Destiny or Benalish Marshal also seem good for keeping your guys out of range of Chainwhirler, Golden Demise, Plaguemare, etc. Even more important for the sideboard would be more answers to Teferi if you expect control in your meta at all. Duress, Vraska's Contempt and Sorcerous Spyglass along with 2 more Ixalan's Binding would help a lot in that match-up. Settle the Wreckage is probably the best anti-aggro sideboard tech right now.

I'd also go up to 25 (or even 26) lands, seeing as your average CMC is nearly 3 and your biggest pay-offs are 4-drops.

Danitha's real synergy seems to be with Short Sword and Sram, Senior Edificer. I have them in a list with Valduk, Keeper of the Flame. It's not particularly well-positioned in the meta since it's slower than RDW and folds to the quality of answers in UW Control, but it's a fun, goofy budget brew that can steal a few wins off a good draw.

I don't have the Lyras or Ajani yet because of budget reasons. Would you say that they're worth it?

Murphy77 on Traxos' Thopters

2 months ago

The way that I read it, Blink of an Eye, Curator's Ward and Short Sword are all rather weak in this deck and If you particularly want to play them, move them into the sideboard. Ornithopter is an artifact with 0 mana cost that also works as a chump-blocker. Essence Scatter provides some early disruption. Mechanized Production can give you another win condition. I would round out the sideboard with Negate and Unwind. If you have a few Karn, Scion of Urza lying around, they would fit right in, but I wouldn't buy them specially at their current list price.

multimedia on Knights of the Standard Rotation

3 months ago

Hey, 4x Settle the Wreckage seems like too much. In fact I don't see a need for main deck Settle at all. A sideboard card yes, but main deck, don't need it. The strategy is to play Knights each turn up until you can play Valiant Knight. Taking a turn off from playing a Knight to leave up four mana to cast Settle doesn't seem like a productive turn. Settle is the same CMC, four, as Valiant and you don't want this conflict. It's much better to draw Valiant then Settle.

I see Novice Knight, but only 2x Valeron that can allow her to attack. Consider Short Sword? It's fine because of it's low mana cost/equip cost and since it's an equipment it stays on the battlefield if Novice dies. You can equip Sword to another Knight if you don't draw Novice and then when you draw her you can equip her for only one mana.

BioProfDude on Champion of Boros

4 months ago

Consuming Fervor might be an interesting addition, perhaps instead of either Short Sword or Honed Khopesh. I get that the equipments stay even if the creature dies, but +3/+3 is pretty good! Coupling that with Vizier of Remedies could be fun, but I don't know how you would make room for the vizier. Just a thought!

Cool deck! +1 from me!

Immortalrock on Unblockable Glass Jaw

4 months ago

Here is a deck list that I wrote up for Valduk, Keeper of the Flame and Champion of the Flame. It is RW with equipments so see if you like any of these ones.

Hope this helps :)

RW Equipment:

Artifact (18) 3x Blackblade Reforged 3x Cobbled Wings 4x Honed Khopesh 4x Shield of the Realm 4x Short Sword

Creature (16) 4x Champion of the Flame 3x Danitha Capashen, Paragon 3x Sram, Senior Edificer 2x Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle 4x Valduk, Keeper of the Flame

Land (21) 4x Clifftop Retreat 4x Inspiring Vantage 7x Mountain 6x Plains

Enchantment (5) 2x On Serra's Wings 3x Tilonalli's Crown

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