Swarm Intelligence


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Swarm Intelligence


Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, you may copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Swarm Intelligence Discussion

SandWhales on The Izzet Equation - Themed Budget EDH

4 days ago

With HOU do you think Swarm Intelligence would be a good addition?

Ziembski on In the Lab of the Mad Scientists

4 days ago

Thanks DrukenReaps for upvote and comment!

I've been speaking about Jhoira in earlier comments (see archive). Mage and Maginess?? won't fit into deck since I want to keep it low with creatures and letting in only my pet cards. Ral Zarek would be nice include with Krark's Thumb, but as mentioned before, deck is low on creatures which means Planeswalkers will get stomped.

In terms of spells, Indomitable Creativity might actually find place in this deck. Mind's Dilation is in testing phase, it works really nice with Vial Smasher, however it has high CMC, gonna see after more testing.

EtI and Omniscience are both cards I dislike in , not to mention Omniscience being too expensive for me atm.

Hive Mind was in first version of this deck, but got replaced with Curse of Echoes that also was later replaced. It is crazy, but it too often ends bad for me. Swarm Intelligence was considered, but can't find anything worth excluding to put it in.

I just prefer Insurrection over Clone Legion, first one can kill, while the latter only targets one player.

DrukenReaps on In the Lab of the Mad Scientists

5 days ago

Wow. There is a lot of insanity here, love it. I'm afraid I probably won't have much to add to this... But here it goes.

Jhoira of the Ghitu- great chaos card and allows for some extremely crazy turns if you set up right. You could have your biggest and craziest spells all come out in the same turn lol.

Dualcaster Mage, Kess, Dissident Mage- recast some of the crazy.

Ral Zarek- The only planeswalker that seems very chaosy.

Indomitable Creativity, Mind's Dilation, Enter the Infinite, Hive Mind, Omniscience- big dumb silly things that could work here.

Swarm Intelligence- cause why not?

Clone Legion- you don't have many creatures but maybe your opponents do?

Raphiezar on Kess, Dissident Mage (Casual)

6 days ago

Swarm Intelligence and Mirari for copying spells. Archaeomancer can allow you to reuse your instants and sorceries, especially with a kicked Rite of Replication, allowing you to get the Rite back and up to 4 other spells from your graveyard. Similar value can be had with Clone Legion, especially if an opponent has a creature that can recur the spell, like the Archaeomancer or Eternal Witness. Fork, Reverberate, and Reiterate are great for copying your bigger spells, sometime twice with Kess if you have the mana. Turnabout and Mana Geyser can get you the mana you need to help cast some of your bigger spells with fork effects, especially if you have Swarm Intelligence and/or the Mirari. Drain Power can be used similarly but it also taps your opponents down, which you can use with the Mana Geyser to make more mana. If just tapping down your opponents is what you care about, Mana Short is a non-ramping version of Drain Power.

TheSurgeon on mill

1 week ago

The following are too high in CMC:
Swarm Intelligence
Consuming Aberration too slow
Nemesis of Reason slow
Jace's Ingenuity
Jace's Sanctum
Startled Awake slow

Suggestions to put in:
Glimpse the Unthinkable, Breaking, Mind Sculpt, Shriekhorn, Tome Scour, Remand, possibly some way to make your opponent search their library like Ghost Quarter, and place Twincast on your hedron crab.

Your current list will never get anywhere near a win while waiting for all the mana to cast those useless creatures.

Check out my profile page for many mill variants and ideas.

Therrion on Rain of Salt - Ramos, Dragon Engine

2 weeks ago

I know Cloven Casting is flavorful for multicolored reasons but Swarm Intelligence does the same thing without needing it to be multi colored (you have quite a bit of mono-colored sorceries) AND without mana to copy. If only one of the two are to be included, the latter seems like the slam dunk choice imo.

dthoreson813 on How to Lose Friends and Irritate People

2 weeks ago

I've updated my version to contain As Foretold. Also The Locust God and The Scarab God each as a 1 of.

Swarm Intelligence seems like a fun way to go as a 1 of inclusion. Maybe two of?

VraskaTheCursed on Would swarm intelligence trigger metallurgic ...

3 weeks ago

No, it would not.

Metallurgic Summonings's ability triggers when a spell is cast. On the other hand, Swarm Intelligence copies spells, which means that the copy is put directly onto stack and is not cast. Therefore, the copy created by Intelligence would not creature an additional Construct from Summonings.

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