Swan Song

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
Theros Rare

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Swan Song

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Counter target enchantment, instant or sorcery spell. Its controller creates a 2/2 blue Bird creature token with flying.

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Swan Song Discussion

Bulldawg1310 on NEXT DECK TO BUILD

1 day ago

ACTUALLY I FOUND Muddle the Mixture INSTEAD OF Dispel SO I CAN HANDLE A Wrath of God OR Supreme Verdict NOW IM LEANING TOWARDS Swan Song BECAUSE IT'S CMC IS EVEN CHEAPER THAN MUDDLE.

Redace878 on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

3 days ago

Hunted Lammasu makes a 4/4 horror, not a * / * horror.

Goblin Spymaster makes a 1/1 goblin with an ability, while on tappedout it says he makes a regular origins goblin.

Swan Song makes a 2/2 blue bird, not a 1/1 white bird.

aekrusty on Pheldda-Group-Hug

5 days ago

I'd suggest Ghirapur Orrery, Exotic Orchard, Swan Song. Nice deck +1. Could you please review and upvote my Brago, King Eternal?

Darth_Savage on Legit Until Lethal

5 days ago

You have a big land problem, you don't have enough and your not running any basic land. You need a minimum of 20 land (probably 22), and at least 4 have to be basic. Next you have 82 cards listed, you want 60 and 37 of those spells cost 4 or more, spells costing this need to help you win. You want the hard work of the deck to be done by cheap spells and creatures, most of a deck should be under 3 mana...

Here is a sample deck, focussed on milling but also still exiling the graveyard and running 8 extraction effects, most decks don't have 8 threats -

Creatures (8)

2x Drowner Initiate, mill when you cast a blue spell.

4x Hedron Crab, mill when you play a land for free.

2x Oona, Queen of the Fae, finisher creature.

Artifact (8)

4x Altar of the Brood, mill when you play a creature, land, planeswalker or artifact.

2x Tormod's Crypt, exile a graveyard for free.

2x Mistvein Borderpost, mana fixing, it's also blue and gives an extra Alter trigger and Crab trigger next turn.

Sorcery (8)

4x Lost Legacy, extraction...

4x Duress, discard to remove any pesky non-creature spells.

Instant (14)

4x Extirpate, extraction...

4x Swan Song, cheap counter, the creature doesn't matter.

4x Archive Trap, free mill for 13 as most decks tutor for land.

2x Void Snare, bounce and a sting.

Planeswalker (2)

Jace Beleren, he draws and his ultimate mills.

Land (20)

4x Island

4x Swamp

4x Creeping Tar Pit, an extra creature, just incase.

2x Terramorphic Expanse, fetch and trigger the Crab twice.

2x Evolving Wilds, fetch and trigger the Crab twice.

2x Shelldock Isle, hideaway is fun!

2x Ghost Quarter, land based strategies.

Now for the rub, trying to fit in the extraction strategy makes the deck unwieldy. It's a cool effect but it's really more of a sideboard thing. Still if you want to build a mill deck you now have a groundwork to base it off of. By putting in the extraction to the mill based deck, I can't run card draw, so the deck suffers a little. Hope this helps.

enpc on Brewing For Knowledge/Pain

6 days ago

Depending on how mnay artifacts you want to run, Paradox Engine could be worth a slot. Especially if you include cards like Pyretic Ritual and Desperate Ritual and Isochron Scepter. Cards like Fellwar Stone, Chrome Mox and the like are also good. You could even consider Thran Dynamo if you wanted.

i would also recommend swapping Fact or Fiction with Mystic Confluence - while it doesn't dig as deep, it's such a flex card that ti's not an issue. Also, Rewind is not good as storm deck counterspell. Swan Song would be a much better fit.

buildingadeck on Staples?

1 week ago

Colorless:

Mana Crypt

Sol Ring

Eternal Scourge

Mox Diamond

Chrome Mox

Dimir Signet or other on-color signets

Mana Vault

Grim Monolith

Winter Orb

Static Orb

Trinisphere

Tangle Wire

Null Rod

Sphere of Resistance

Thorn of Amethyst

Isochron Scepter

Paradox Engine

Fellwar Stone

White

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Boonweaver Giant

Aven Mindcensor

Swords to Plowshares

Path to Exile

Silence

Angel's Grace

Stony Silence

Rest in Peace

Grasp of Fate

Cataclysm

Armageddon

Vryn Wingmare

Enlightened Tutor

Idyllic Tutor

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Blue

Counterspell

Swan Song

Arcane Denial

Force of Will

Mana Drain

Cyclonic Rift

Into the Roil

Chain of Vapor

Brainstorm

Preordain

Ponder

Gitaxian Probe

Gush

Laboratory Maniac

Mystical Tutor

Tezzeret the Seeker

Dramatic Reversal

Stroke of Genius

Mystic Remora

Palinchron

Phantasmal Image

Timetwister

Snapcaster Mage

Gilded Drake

Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

Red

Gamble

Wheel of Fortune

Wildfire

Blood Moon

Pyroblast

Red Elemental Blast

Decree of Annihilation

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Zealous Conscripts

Black

Demonic Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Buried Alive

Necrotic Ooze

Grim Tutor

Imperial Seal

Dark Petition

Toxic Deluge

Necropotence

Animate Dead

Entomb

Ad Nauseam

Tendrils of Agony

Exsanguinate

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Green

Burgeoning

Exploration

Birds of Paradise

Arbor Elf

Elves of Deep Shadow

Avacyn's Pilgrim

Noble Hierarch

Beast Within

Nature's Claim

Crop Rotation

Life from the Loam

Regrowth

Noxious Revival

Eternal Witness

Seedborn Muse

Food Chain

Reclamation Sage

Survival of the Fittest

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Craterhoof Behemoth

Chord of Calling

Worldly Tutor

Natural Order

This is the best I have off the top of my head. The multicolored ones add some things, too.

Grind on My commander can beat up your commander

1 week ago

Looks like a fun deck, Rafiq is great and can be very powerful!
Saw your deck on the commander thread, here are some quick suggestions, hopefully some of them you like and are in your budget. Cheers!
Lands: cut Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree and some of your ETB tapped lands for some etb untapped multicolor lands to help your color production be reliable: Command Tower, Yavimaya Coast, Adarkar Wastes, Prairie Stream, City of Brass, Breeding Pool.
ramp: Sol Ring, Simic Signet,Azorius Signet, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach.
control:
Wrath of God > Terminus.
Rout > Martial Coup.
Counterspell, Arcane Denial, Swan Song, Swords to Plowshares, Cyclonic Rift.
recursion:
Eternal Witness, Seasons Past, Mystical Tutor, Archaeomancer.
card draw:
Recurring Insight, Fact or Fiction, Stroke of Genius.
things to help Rafiq of the Many crush your enemies:
Rancor, Inquisitor's Flail, Steel of the Godhead, Shield of the Oversoul, Swiftfoot Boots, maybe Command Beacon, Sword of Vengeance, maybe Sigarda's Aid.
given how many creatures creatures you run, you might want some tricks to protect your board from boardwipes. Bastion Protector, Make a Stand, Dauntless Escort may or may not be useful.
anyway those are just the things i thought of. I built a rafiq deck a while ago, you should be able to find it in my profile if you want any more suggestions, i went a little bit more in on the pillowfort/control/combo side of things but the list was a bit pricier too. anyway have fun and keep crushing!
cheers

PartyJ on Edric Commander Deck (need help check description)

1 week ago

If you want to go the competitive route, then I would advise you the following:

Playstyle:

  1. Accelerate as much as possible, so that you can have your commander out on the battlefield asap;
  2. Buy lots of cards in the process and play little evasive creatures;
  3. Counter anything that stands in your way and play cards that give you extra turns for the win with many small critters out.

Extra mana acceleration on top of what is curently available:

Counterspells on top of what you already have:

Extra turns:

Then I could be summin' up some good small critters.

But first I would like to hear if this route is one that interests you? Cause it means that you make some mayor changes. These options and gameplan I sketch gives you a first rough outlining of this possible route.

PJ

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