Swiftblade Vindicator


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Swiftblade Vindicator

Creature — Human Soldier

Double strike, vigilance, trample

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Swiftblade Vindicator Discussion

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Tiana's Enchanting Equipment

2 weeks ago

Hey, I'm an experienced Tiana pilot and would love to help! ( my deck link here ).

The first thing I would change is Wrath of God and Blasphemous Act because creature-only board wipes destroy the creatures, then the auras, so Tiana won't trigger for any of your auras. But board wipes like Hour of Revelation , Day of Reckoning, End Hostilities , Nevinyrral's Disk , Cataclysmic Gearhulk , Tragic Arrogance etc would make Tiana trigger on your auras. You could put in Auratog or Faith Healer so you respond to creature-only board wipes, or put in indestructible stuff like Hammer of Nazahn , Shielded by Faith , Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip etc.

Bludgeon Brawl has cool synergy with Tiana, because if Vandalblast , Scrap Mastery , Hour of Revelation etc are cast, then Tiana will trigger on your artifacts too. And if you include this, consider adding artifacts that sacrifice themselves like Unstable Obelisk , Commander's Sphere , Boros Locket , Boros Cluestone , Orazca Relic .

Along with self-sacrificing artifacts, I loved the idea of self-sacrificing auras and recycling them over and over with Tiana, especially with Sigil of the Empty Throne or Ajani's Chosen on the battlefield. Auras like Capashen Standard , Mortal Obstinacy , Flamespeaker's Will , Brand of Ill Omen , Sun Clasp , Weight of Conscience , Bound by Moonsilver , Lunarch Mantle , Uncontrolled Infestation , Inferno Fist , Guilty Conscience etc.

Other than the aforementioned cards, I'll also mention Mistmeadow Skulk which dodges board wipes, the new Swiftblade Vindicator and Smothering Tithe , Fabled Hero and other heroic cards that benefit from the aura recycling, Forgeborn Oreads and Scroll of the Masters and Mesa Enchantress for the aura recycling, Ethereal Armor , Helm of the Gods , Heavenly Blademaster , Laccolith Rig is stupid but fun, Heirloom Blade because RW sucks at draw (except this deck if you add auras that draw).

If I wanted to cut some cards from your deck, I would start with Order since it's 4 mana for a really narrow removal spell, and 3 mana to do something that odric or angelic skirmisher do (which is creatures so can be brought back into the game easier). Kwende, Pride of Femeref is essentially a 4/4 for 4 mana and is only useful for Tiana. Kitsune Mystic isn't needed with all the sacrificing and such. Authority of the Consuls and Godsend and Basilisk Collar isn't that impactful for an aggro strategy. Whispersilk Cloak gives shroud which isn't the best for a deck all about auras and equipment. Chariot of Victory isn't that good and doesn't add any power. And I would take out as many tapped lands as you don't mind, they slow down decks way too much, add Battlefield Forge .

Hope this helps makes your deck stronger!

Darkshadow327 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

2 weeks ago

Makes sense Daed, I just wanted to be sure before I suggested anything.

To me Bygone Bishop seems subpar. Swiftblade Vindicator would be really strong if you can get it big. However, if that doesn't happen consistently when you draw it it would seem like a dead card.

IDK, this is more just personal opinion than anything else.

TheRoaringRegisaur on Mardu Humans

2 weeks ago

Cool deck (I played against it in Untap). I would suggest Benalish Marshal for the +1/+1 and maybe Dauntless Bodyguard but I don't know how that one will synergize. Swiftblade Vindicator is a great human if you can boost its attack/defense up. With all of your creatures, convoke might be worth looking at; March of the Multitudes could almost double your creatures and I'd consider Conclave Tribunal for your sideboard. If you have mana trouble Chromatic Lantern is a classic. Btw I'd appreciate it if you look at the deck I played against you! I'll link it bellow.

Boros Strike

Standard* TheRoaringRegisaur


NyanNijet on The Gold Standard

1 month ago

On a more casual note, maybe sneak a copy of Odric, Lunarch Marshal in the deck for some keyword soup. the only keywords he doesn't share during combat would be wither among the creatures in the list. Also Swiftblade Vindicator could make this pretty silly.

DRmagic2017 on Boros Attack First

1 month ago

Hello! Boros decks are mostly aggro decks so you can do a lot of fun with these colors! First of all you need more fast creatures on T1 For example old good Boros Recruit or even Legion Loyalist. I would also replace Hammer Dropper (it's just a bad card) with Legion Warboss. You should also take a look at Tajic, Legion's Edge and Swiftblade Vindicator: it's a great combo on T3. Most of your creatures are soldiers so tribal theme is an obvious choice: Preeminent Captain, Field Marshal and Captain of the Watch are strongly recommended. Odric, Master Tactician and Thalia, Heretic Cathar will make your opponents a little bit uncomfortable. Skyknight Legionnaire is your air support. Mentor of the Meek - card draw. I would also replace Blood Mist (it slows your tempo) with Heroic Reinforcements. Eerie Interlude and Long Road Home are your answers to unsummons and removals. Good luck!

FSims81 on Standard Boros Aggro.

1 month ago

heybucket88 Try Swiftblade Vindicator rather than the Goblin Banneret. It won't make you much slower, is a great target for mentor triggers, and is a beast with not having to tap, double strike, and trample. The rest is just going to be how you draw and being willing to mulligan out of a hand that isn't "perfect". Dropping to 6 or even 5 cards if it gives you a better start isn't always the worst idea.

Promotheus on How to protect Thraben?

2 months ago

I thought about Swiftblade Vindicator, but it ain't worth the 2 mana, Aether Vial and Collected Company are of course really good, but i can't afford the =-(, I really like the fact that i have (except for Path to Exile) only Humans.

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Swiftblade Vindicator occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Boros: 1.01%


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Boros: 0.08%