Spell Swindle


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

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Spell Swindle


Counter target spell. Create X colorless Treasure artifact tokens, where X is that spell's converted mana cost. They have symbol:tap, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Spell Swindle Discussion

Steiger on Make me another one, Brudiclad

3 weeks ago

Hi Osbert, Some great suggestions. I actually ordered a Darksteel Forge and a Kuldotha Rebirth a few days ago. I was wondering if I also should put in a couple more counter spells as well. Maybe...Spell Swindle and Swan Song... I've had a hard time figuring what to pull out of the deck for other cards. Mycosynth Lattice and Vandalblast sounds so good... but I'm not sure it would go over in my league meta... as you can't do boardwipes that take out all permanents of an opponent. You have to leave at least one type (lands, enchantments, creatures..). So I guess Shattering Spree or By Force would still be pretty fantastic with Mycosynth Lattice. Thanks so much for the advice!

crash328 on Brudiclad's transformers

1 month ago
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Some cards I find synergize really well with brudiclads playstyle 1. Reef Worm if this thing spawns just one token and brudiclad takes advantage of it the tokens "evolve" bigger and bigger 2. Spell Swindle a counter spell that creates a pile of tokens for you to abuse or just use to get some extra mana 3.Bloodforged Battle-Axe An equip artifact that spawns a token of itself whenever a creature its equipped to deals damage to a player, then those axe tokens can spawn a copy of themselves, over and over and then bruidclad can take those tokens and turn them into creature tokens

griffstick on

1 month ago

I thing coolest thing to do here is add flash speed spells. Leyline of Anticipation, and Vedalken Orrery. Are both really strong here other spells that fit right in are Aethersnatch,Commandeer, Counterlash, Gather Specimens, Kindred Summons, Mirror Match, Nexus of Fate, AEtherspouts, Desertion, Mystic Confluence, Spell Swindle

I would also look into artifact ramp with unwinding clock to untap them to put more mana in the pool. Cards like Victory Chimes are perfect

stensiagamekeeper on Help me break Omnicience

2 months ago

Despite full knowing it isn't gonna be anywhere close to top tier. I really want to build something in standard with Omniscience (O.S.). My criteria is that O.S. has to be either the MVP or at least a viable alternate win condition for the deck. I'd appreciate it if people posted decklists running it, give suggestions or just share their thoughts below.

I'll post some decklists as I finish them but for now here's some of my rough concepts:




I'll still be adding stuff to this list as people suggest things.

akuir on Saheeli the Gifted

3 months ago

Storm the Vault = legal Tolarian Academy when flipped. Spell Swindle as counterspell and Artifact generation for Saheeli's mana cheating +1. Mirage Mirror temporarily clones artifacts.

Boza on Gospodar's Blue-White-Artifact Project

3 months ago

OK, lets do this then! We have to get through a lot:

1/ The strategy is artifacts - Our creatures will be artifacts, benefit from artifacts or create artifacts. Our non-artifact related spells will be counterspells and removal that protect the artifact plan.

2/ Standard rotation - standard is rotating in 2 weeks, kicking out Amonkhet and Kaladesh and ushering in Guilds of Ravnica. I will not include any cards from those sets, so only Ixalan, Dominaria and M19 cards will be used.

3/ The deck:

4 The Antiquities War - main win con!

3 Sai, Master Thopterist - makes a lot of tokens!
3 Sailor of Means - a token, plus a defensive creature!
4 Skyscanner - artifact and replaces itself!
3 Treasure Map  Flip - is an artifact that smooths out draws and makes more tokens!
2 Mishra's Self-Replicator - a separate win condition that multiplies itself!
2 Daring Archaeologist - gives us back an artifact and gets big quick!

3 Spell Swindle - generate a lot of artifact tokens!
3 Hornswoggle - artifact token and a counterspell!
2 Icy Manipulator - removal and an artifact!
2 Ixalan's Binding - some extra removal!

Add 23 lands with as many lands that produce both your colors as possible.

The final 6 cards can be your choice of (in any combination) - Powerstone Shard, Diamond Mare, Meteor Golem, Transmogrifying Wand, Cancel, Baffling End, Syncopate, Seal Away, Divination...

I think this can be a solid deck for playing with friends, with a good mix of interaction, threats and powerful win conditions.

Variablerelic4 on Engineered Victory

4 months ago

i suggest Spell Swindle

Hipparchos on Anything You Can Do... : Brudiclad EDH

4 months ago

Ha true, there are 2x Spell Swindle!

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