Spell Swindle

Spell Swindle

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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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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Spell Swindle occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Spell Swindle Discussion

Drumruss on ExpelliARRRmus

2 weeks ago

Hey bud, got a few things that may interest ya:

- Deadeye Plunderers - Gets bigger for every treasure/artifact you own and makes them. Big time synergy.

- Protean Raider - Cheap pirate mimic. Thematic win combined with flexibility.

- Spell Swindle - Treasure generation X Counterspell.

- Storm the Vault  Flip - A must include if you want Treasure synergy. This bad boy will fix you with treasure, then give you an op land.

- Unspeakable Symbol - Instant speed counter distribution that costs no mana. Need to kill a bitch? Pay all your life into an unblocked scurvy boi. Need to save someone with Marchesa/save Marchesa? This has your back; highly recommended.

- Forge of Heroes - You know Marchesa brings herself back to life with her own ability too? You do now. This land ensures she's protected straight away.

Looking at your mass mutiny, I see you want to steal peoples things en masse. Here's some other suggestions for good cards of that ilk (Because frankly, they're pretty much alternate win cons/Marchesa steal opportunities)
- Mob Rule - Insurrection - Harness by Force - Press into Service - Reins of Power

gavriel1136 on Numerical Dyslexia is a Bitch...

2 months ago

Here are some of the newer-released cards that I've added to my Mizzix deck (Note, I did not buy the precon, I built mine from scratch).

Backdraft Hellkite , Crackling Drake , Electrostatic Field , Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Oneirophage , Curator's Ward , Electrodominance , Spell Swindle , Bond of Insight .

If you can afford them, also consider Finale of Revelation and Finale of Promise .

Funkydiscogod on Living Clue

2 months ago

I have toyed around with a similar idea for a deck using Precursor Golem as the centerpiece: when targeted with Confront the Unknown , you'll create three clues, and one golem will get +1/+1, another will get +2/+2 and the last will get +3/+3. This scales up quite well when with more golem creatures.

You can use Rampage of the Clans as a backup to The Antiquities War . Spell Swindle can help making tons of artifacts.

sagramore on Flipping Awesome - Zndrsplt & Okaun [Primer]

2 months ago

Hey CapnJank, thanks for your kind comment and sorry it took me so long to reply....

I used to have Goblin Welder in the deck and I agree that losing Krark's Thumb is a real rough one for this deck. The reason I took it out is that they're dead cards if the Thumb is anywhere but in the graveyard and in the games I've played I haven't needed them. This might be meta dependent though so if you find yours is always in the bin every game, I'd say definitely try it! You could swap out a counterspell or two perhaps as a firs try.

I love treasure tokens (I have a whole deck dedicated to them, headed by Breya) but I'm not sure they fit in this deck. As you said yourself, the spells you mentioned are quite expensive themselves (especially Spell Swindle ) and you're probably better off with the standard artifact ramp already in the deck. There's perhaps an argument to be made that they'd be good later in the game if Zndrsplt or Okaun need recasting because they were removed, but I'm not sure that justifies them be

king-saproling on Karn's Used Car Lot

3 months ago

Ha this is clever. No Bazaar Trader ? You might like these too: Harmless Offering , Bludgeon Brawl , Spy Kit (would be funny with Cornered Market), Wheel and Deal , Spell Swindle

CapnJank on Flipping Awesome - Zndrsplt & Okaun [Primer]

3 months ago

This deck is amazing! I've been having a blast flipping coins and ruining days with my friends in multiplayer EDH.

Some alteration questions for you: Would artifact recovery like Goblin Welder or Trash for Treasure fit somewhere in here? The deck is really good at protecting Krark's Thumb, but sometimes things get through.

Would any of the treasure generating counter spells ( Depths of Desire , Hornswoggle , Spell Swindle ) work to get artifacts/mana ramp quicker or are they too expensive to cast?

What cards would you sub for things?

Thanks again for this amazing deck! It's a blast to play

Skillville on QQ

3 months ago

Wolfpig I had Plasm Capture and Spell Swindle in but took them out for Overwhelming Denial and Last Word . I love the mana you get from those 2 because you can dump it into an X draw spell..... any suggestions on what to remove to fit them in? Not trying to reduce any of the Nope cards. Perhaps... ramp? 2 islands? o.O

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