Swan Song

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Theros (THS) Rare

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Swan Song

Instant

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

Swan Song Discussion

Bchong on Breya, Combo God (includes WAR Spoilers)

10 hours ago

Lol this deck looks like an early version of my breya deck. So I am going to comment/make advise from that point of view. I don't know what your meta is like and I don't know if you are trying to be super competitive or not, because it seems to me that this is a competitive casual deck.

The 2 biggest vulnerabilities of this deck are that:

You are unable to effectively kill your opponents quickly, efficiently, and most importantly all at once. Only one or two of your combos can actually kill every opponent the moment it touches the board, namely Nim Deathmantle + KCI or ashnod + Breya. The rest of the combos/wincons are fluff, because you can't seriously expect that the opponents are going to sit there and let you kill them one by one. So instead of having tons of combos, instead substitute for only a couple of combos and fill the void with cards like Demonic Tutor Enlightened Tutor Mystical Tutor and the rest of the space with protection/interaction with your oppenents which leads me to my next point.

You have little to no ability to interact with your opponents. Cards like Null Rod or Stony Silence are hilariously powerful against you. If one of these is on the battlefield, then you literally only have 2 cards in your entire deck to deal with it namely Vandalblast and only for Null Rod the more uncommon of the 2. Also have you ever played a game against anyone with counterspells? it will make you miserable. You need to play cards like Swan Song Wear Swords to Plowshares and any number of other interactive cards should be considered.

Another thing I notice was the fact that you have little to no cheap 1-2cmc cantrips or filtering. Consider: Ponder Preordain Faithless Looting Cathartic Reunion Night's Whisper Artificer's Assistant Riddlesmith Thought Scour Brainstorm . One of the most disgusting things in EDH is amount of crazy good recursion from the graveyard that exists. Consider your graveyard as an extra hand imagine T1: play Goblin Welder ; T2:play a random 1 cmc artifact and Faithless Looting discarding Bolas's Citadel and you win, probably.

Your deck's CMC is also way too high. One of the worst feelings that you can have in a game is watching another person combo off and you have only played a land or 2. Add every Talisman of Indulgence type of mana rock that you can.

It might be good for you to look at more competitive EDH decks and built towards it. There is also a different mindset that those deck have than you have and it will totally confuse you as it did me. If you look at my Breya deck...(its eggs kind of)... it is a little confusing(sorry) and its purpose is to delay opponents who would win uninterupted turns 3/4/5 with spellbombs/other interaction so that I can combo on turns 5/6. Ignore the lack of lands I just happen to be a person who never gets mana screwed.

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/trash-becomes-better-together-copy-copy/

Mondo1212 on EDH Slivers

4 days ago

Don't like Voidslime , Dissipate , Library of Leng , cut some of the redundant slivers, your commander can tutor you can search for the slivers you need. Add in more ramp, Farseek , Rampant Growth , Nature's Lore . Cut some of the greedier cards and replace them with cheaper effects. like Swan Song , Stubborn Denial , Dispell for the counterspells. add in more interaction, Abrupt Decay , Path to Exile , etc. What way do you want to focus the deck, if combo or combat?

PlatinumOne on 'Commenting on these will sometimes ...

4 days ago

Inkmoth it should be easy to see why Cancel is preferable to Swan Song .

Inkmoth on 'Commenting on these will sometimes ...

4 days ago

Lol Hey, it's not my fault some people prefer Cancel over Swan Song .

JoosetheMuice on Daxos From Behind ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

1 week ago

I would cut Cancel for Forbid and Dissolve for Swan Song . Maybe add a little bit of card draw to avoid being mana screwed. like Telling Time and Preordain could be solid in a fast deck like this. I'd try to fit them in for anything you find slows you down when you test. Hyena Umbra and Eel Umbra could be solid. I like Reality Shift more than like Oblivion Ring . As for lands I like Irrigated Farmland both for fixing and games you get mana flooded. Coldsteel Heart is another rock if you find you need one

enpc on Paradox Scepter Thrasios

1 week ago

justinhohenshelt: cast a sorcery, counter it with Swan Song to get a bird, then cast Memory's Journey putting the sorcery, swan song and Noxious Revival on top of your library. Draw all three and cast revival to get Memory's Journey back. Run the loop for lots of birdies.

AverageDragon on [Primer] Momir Vig Hackball

1 week ago

Moraff

You know, you already can draw your deck and generate infinite storm and recursion without Leveler and Symbiotic Deployment. Any spell which, if looped, kills opponents would work. In fact, you can make infinite bird tokens with Swan Song and pass turn with a full grip of counterspells in order to win, without adding anything to the list.

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Swan Song occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.17%

Blue: 0.96%

G/U (Simic): 0.98%

U/R (Izzet): 0.83%

U/B (Dimir): 1.11%

W/U (Azorius): 1.57%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.78%

GWU (Bant): 0.59%

BUG (Sultai): 0.77%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.82%