Sword of Body and Mind


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Relics (V10) Mythic Rare

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Sword of Body and Mind

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from green and from blue.

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you put a 2/2 green Wolf creature token onto the battlefield and that player puts the top ten cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Sword of Body and Mind Discussion

laddietoucher on Creatureless Yargle

1 month ago

Good start. Right now it's cheap, and money is nothing to the great and mighty Yargle.

Needs more Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers + Bloodcurdling Scream/Shade's Form/Howl from Beyond.

Frogs can't normally hold swords, but Yargle is special and needs his homeboys Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Light and Shadow, Sword of War and Peace, and Sword of Body and Mind

I know this is creatureless Yargle, but Crypt Ghast is too good to not include.

You have Tainted Strike but no Grafted Exoskeleton? Shame on you.

Hall of the Bandit Lord makes your frog fast.

You have a lot of swamps. Nothing says swamp like ogres. Oh, and Liliana of the Dark Realms.

Eldrazi Conscription. Ulamog step aside, we have a new titan here.

Hatred turns your pesky life total into more damage.

Necropolis Regent makes sure your frog can hold his foes in his belly.

Just in case your frog eats eighteen different removal spells, Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, and Helm of Kaldra can hit people too. Or just run Nim Deathmantle. That works too.

Argentum Armor can get rid of pesky Ghostly Prisons

Well, I'm bored of typing out card names. Therefore, this is where my tribute to Yargle ends.

cdkime on "Protection from" rulings

1 month ago

Protection is a neutral ability--it applies just as much to yourself as your opponents.

To remember how protection works, remember this acronym: DEBT.

  • Damage - A creature with protection cannot be damaged by sources it has protection from.

  • Equipped / Enchanted (also Fortified) - This applies even to auras attached before your creature gets protection. For example, if you had a creature with Rancor, and then gave it Sword of Body and Mind, Rancor would fall off the creature and go to the graveyard.

  • Blocked - a creature with protection cannot be blocked by an object that it has protection from.

  • Targeted - A protected item cannot be targeted by sources from which it has protection. All aura spells are targeted enchantments--as such, your protected creature cannot be targeted by Rancor.

(Source: Rule 702.16)

Wilt-Leaf Liege does not do any of the above--as such, your creature will receive bonuses if applicable.

As an aside, I've noticed Wraths gives people some issues when it comes to protection, so wanted to address those as well. First, let's look at Wrath of God. Wrath of God does not target and does not deal damage--as such, it can destroy creatures with protection from white. Blasphemous Act, on the other hand, deals damage, so would be unable to kill a creature with protection from Red, even though it does not target.

(Also, I suggest posting questions like this in the Rules Q&A Forum).

DeRotto17 on "Protection from" rulings

1 month ago

Hi all -

Question: Lets say I have a G/W creature on the battlefield and I equip it with Sword of Body and Mind. Am I then later that turn or in the game, able to slap a Rancor on that same creature? Or am I not able to now because it has protection from green? Also, if I have a Wilt-Leaf Liege on the battlefield, does the creature not get the full bonus or does it still get it?

I am just not sure if "protection from" only applies to my opponent(s) or if it would apply to me as well.

TwelveOpossum on tiny leader ayli

2 months ago

Hi this is Derek.

Okay here's the obvious weak links:Deadeye Harpooner: Fine card, probably would be better as something like Fiend Hunter, though (there's a combo with Ayli).Disciple of the Vault: I think your artifact theme is a lil light.Encampment Keeper: If you want an anthem, you are probably better off with a legit lord or non-creature anthem effect. If you want to go the lord route, you'd probably need to go more tribal. Also there's definitely other 1 CMC monstros that would give you some boost.Master Trinketer: Probably a bit too slow. Fine card, though.Solemn Recruit: Little off the main goals of the deck. Good card, though - maybe also consider Mirran Crusader if you want this kind of lad?Battle at the Bridge: Definitely would need stronger artifact theme for this to be actively good. It's fine, it's just not actively good. One potential option is Profane Command?Chaplain's Blessing: This sort of lifegain tends to be bad. Maybe consider a triggered source? Depending on budget, Sword of War and Peace seems good. Sylvok Lifestaff too. Even Inspiring Cleric from Innistrad (which also gives you a body for Ayli).Shadows of the Past: Seems okay but maybe something a little cheaper for a powerful effect? Spirit Bonds might be sick here.Decomission: I think there's probably better alternatives for artifact/enchantment destruction.

Obvious omissions:Lingering Souls is INSANE.If you want to go the token route, you may want to consider anthems (Spear of Heliod, Glorious Anthem, Mirror Entity, Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit), as well as other powerful token makers (Secure the Wastes, Sword of Body and Mind, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Monastery Mentor).For removal, consider sweepers (Slaughter the Strong, Forced March, Black Sun's Zenith, Retribution of the Meek) as well as the really strong point removal (Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares) and the really cheap removal that's considerably worse (Vendetta, Smother, Ulcerate) and the more flexible removal that can hit everything (Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking).

Mother of Runes is sick.Sacrifice outlets have a few obvious combos in Fiend Hunter, Mesmeric Fiend and Tidehollow Sculler.Orzhov Signet is good.Card draw is good. There's not a lot of good card draw in BW. I would suggest Skeletal Scrying or maybe Damnable Pact.Finally, gots to have some way to interact with graveyards (people DEFINITELY use them in the format). Bojuka Bog is the standard. People often rock Tormod's Crypt and Relic of Progenitus too.For mana base, maybe Orzhov Guildgate, Scoured Barrens and Forsaken Sanctuary as well as Caves of Koilos and Orzhov Basilica (a sick combo with Bojuka Bog). More expensive options are Godless Shrine, Isolated Chapel and Shambling Vent.

Shliken on Equipment Deck

2 months ago

Some Whispersilk Cloaks would gel supremely with the Sword of Body and Mind, and you know Stoneforge Mystic isn't legal right? Elsewise I love it.

Rzepkanut on Looking for cards with Buried ...

2 months ago

How about Sands of Delirium, Thought Dissector or any other Millstone style effect? Codex Shredder has the recursion possibility also. Mindcrank, Mesmeric Orb, Trepanation Blade, and Sword of Body and Mind don't cost lots of Mana to keep using repeatedly.

ezigrelnos on Tutor Chain Option Sram

3 months ago

Gleeock Thanks for the kind words, its everything I was aiming for in this build. I love the token sac for tutor mechanic, the value is too good, and I want to look for more interesting pieces to add into my tutor chain as well.

Theres even Tundra Wolves for that Sword of Body and Mind

Gleeock on Tutor Chain Option Sram

3 months ago

Love it! I do dislike adding ineffective 0 drops just for the sake of draw (especially if you just get more ineffective crap with it). I prefer to beef up my 99, while putting my opponents on the doomsday clock, AND still drawing plenty. Also, regarding Captain's Claws - I agree, that card has been invaluable with so many mass-sac decks in existence. Other cards that have provided sac fodder for me are: Sword of Body and Mind,Moonsilver Spear Most people don't like the cost on the 2nd one but sometimes it has been awesome to suddenly turn Sram into a flying token deck.

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