Sword of Feast and Famine


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions Mythic Rare
Modern Event Deck Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran Mythic Rare
Promo Set Mythic Rare

Combos Browse all

  • Aggravated Assault + Sword of Feast and Famine
  • Hellkite Charger + Sword of Feast and Famine

Sword of Feast and Famine

Artifact — Equipment

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

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card and you untap all lands you control.


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Sword of Feast and Famine Discussion

Camel-Senpai on EDH Shadow Blade

1 hour ago

Is it really a caw-blade deck without Sword of Feast and Famine?

Karns_Pyromancer on Deny the queen at your own risk

1 day ago

Looks interesting. The amount of artifacts is uncommon/unique to say the least. Have you considered the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed/Mephidross Vampire+Triskelion/Walking Ballista package?

Main issues I see are the lack of Ancient Den, Darksteel Citadel, Great Furnace, Temple of the False God & Vault of Whispers. Also, consider Spire of Industry, Glimmervoid & Mana Confluence.

Your creatures look OK, Inferno Titan should be a Combustible Gearhulk or Skysovereign, Consul Flagship; Cataclysmic Gearhulk wouldn't hurt either. You're a little light on draw effects; Phyrexian Arena is good, as are a number of similar effects or even some walkers.

Removal I'd suggest a Hero's Downfall &/or Chaos Warp (you can hit yourself) along with abother wipe or two. Jokulhaups, Damnation, Day of Judgment, Armageddon & Yahenni's Expertise come to mind.

Stuff I think you're better without are Chrome Mox (it's a bad land); Mindcrank (you don't have enough redundency for it & it can really help graveyard decks); Wheel of Fortune (Teferi's Puzzle Box is better, creating a weird lock with Necropotence); Grim Monolith I'm not a fan of. Commander's Sphere is better because of color fixing + draw. If you think you really need the extra , try Ancient Tomb; Urrabrask I found to be pretty underperformed. Thalia was much better; Finally, Innocent Blood is a bad Smallpox, which is an amazing card that should not be overlooked or underestimated.

As always, these are just suggestions. Feel free to disregard or accept them as you feel you need to. O, I almost forgot to mention the allstar: Sword of Feast and Famine. Basically, it gives you an extra turn every turn. So, have fun with that.

Spirits on Fox's Kaalia Deck

1 day ago

Nice preliminary build. +1. Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier. I have a bunch of discussion material in my deck if your interested in reading my analysis.

Don't see any missing key cards, perhaps a land bump, Arid Mesa and Marsh Flats, replace some of those basics.

Grand Abolisher is a good protector of Kaalia of the Vast

Still trying to decide if Ash Barrens is better than Evolving Wilds, I think it is unless of course you decide to run an Admonition Angel

You should decide on a mid-range game plan too, Kaalia of the Vast draws hate, if she's being controlled need a game plan or combo. Some common ones I've seen are Crucible of Worlds good with your Armageddon (and others), Worldgorger Dragon is one of my favorites but scares me personally works with your Angel of Despair (and others), Sword of Feast and Famine + Hellkite Charger or Aggravated Assault (OLD SCHOOL), or the one I play and have been trying to refine Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Just gives some options for mid-game if Kaalia of the Vast strategy isn't working.

Talisman of Indulgence > Rakdos Signet

Butcher of the Horde didn't work for me, he might work for you, I was trying to abuse his sacrifice. At CMC 4 5/4 he ok, but read your list of 30 creatures and tell me how many you're going to sacrifice to him. Protects them from theft, I suppose, but too situational for me.

Stormbreath Dragon feels a bit too expensive at CMC 5 for a 4/4. But I really actually like that dragon. Personally I woudl run a Rakdos the Defiler or Thundermaw Hellkite or even a Platinum Angel or Kokusho, the Evening Star, ok theres a few! But he looks cool and like the Protection: .

I detest Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, his randomness has burnt me too many times for a tiny 4 power for CMC 7. Very much dislike him lol.

I find my Lightning Greaves critical to my deck, so I run Steelshaper's Gift, I know it's not popular, but I recommend it, never been unhappy pulling it. Idyllic Tutor can be more modular, but for CMC 3.

Spirits on Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon

3 days ago

Good Analysis, I also find people don't like seeing Kaalia of the Vast even when there's a Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, but always good fun, fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier

I'm not sure Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon fits. He is an AMAZING dragon, but for CMC 5 4/4 Infect, he's probably not getting there on 10, maybe with the Sword of Feast and Famine and maybe if you loaded up with an Aggravated Assault but he doesn't have any followup support to get the ball across the goal line.

I tried to make Sublime Archangel, she seemed perfect, CMC 4 for a 4/3 Flying Exalted. She could trigger Kaalia of the Vast make her big. What ended up happening is she would sit there to exalt Kaalia of the Vast and then I'd drop an Angel/Demon/Dragon in and become useless, because next turn I'm attacking with my Hellkite Tyrant and my Kaalia of the Vast to drop my Rune-Scarred Demon. She is an amazing aggro Angel, but my guess is you'll find she isn't as effective as she looks.

Instead of a Hero's Downfall or Utter End may consider Anguished Unmaking. Cheaper and multi-functional. I like lots of control though, so I run all 3 of these in my deck.

Shred Memory and Stoneforge Mystic (Can search, play a sword for CMC 2, as well and use it!) also alternative ways to pull the Lightning Greaves.

Talisman of Indulgence > Rakdos Signet.

Aggravated Assault works good as an alternative to Hellkite Charger making the Sword of Feast and Famine have additional targeted value. Could also Tutor the Aggravated Assault with Dimir Machinations or an Idyllic Tutor.

Some ideas to think of hopefully as well. Lots of other discussion in my decks description if your interested. Still working on making Kaalia of the Vast consistent and Aggro. +1.

RamaLama on It's Not Easy Being Green

3 days ago

Skyshroud Claim is not THE ramp, the_earl_0f_grey, it is A ramp card, but there are right many others, namely Abundance; Frontier Siege, Mana Reflection, Zendikar Resurgent, Genesis Wave; Tempt with Discovery; Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx; Scrying Sheets; Doubling Cube; Extraplanar Lens; Sword of Feast and Famine; Karametra's Acolyte; Oracle of Mul Daya; Seedborn Muse; Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, and Nissa, Worldwaker.

So you see, there is plenty of ramp going on in the deck. Would more be nice, well sure, but there are other things to consider besides ramp.

I have to try and protect Omnath and the mana he's storing. That takes a fair number or cards.

I have to protect myself and that takes some card slots.

Omnath doesn't fly or have trample or any other type of evasion, so if I'm going to get damage through with him, cards have to be included for that effect, otherwise I'm swinging away with a huge commander that gets chump blocked.

Green doesn't do card draw very well, but what card draw there is needs to be represented in the deck.

Green does do tutoring pretty well, so being able to tutor for whatever is needed at the time, like Tajuru Preserver when someone plays an old Eldrazi or Karametra's Acolyte when Khalni Hydra is on the field, or Vigor to protect Omnath from damage, or Yeva, Nature's Herald to protect my mana pool. I could go on and on, but you get the point.

Since Omnath can be turned into a bug, or a tree, or get put behind the moon, or transformed into a land, and I've had all of that happen at one time or another, I need to have at least an attempt at a plan "B", so having a few creatures seems like it might be a good idea.

So, I'm not ignoring mana production, I have a lot of it, but mana production has to share the deck with all of the other things that are necessary to get me through the game.

celsha on Kari Zev

4 days ago

Caged Sun cus mana and +1/+1 is pretty good

Ruby Medallion

The More Monkeys Route

Sundial of the Infinite = more monkeys

Mirror Gallery = MORE MONKEYS

You know how you get MORE monkeys than that? more combat phases!!

Aggravated Assault

Sword of Feast and Famine

Seize the Day

World at War

Fury of the Horde

ETB effects

Okay okay maybe for some reason you don't want 50 Ragavans and you are focusing on ETB effects...then WHERE IS YOUR Panharmonicon??? IS BRAGO STILL USING IT FOR SOME REASON?!?!?

Impact Tremors is good but I like me some Warstorm Surge

You know what makes a lot of ETB effects? You are playing mono-red Krenko, Mob Boss

He's called the boss for a reason, you are going to have to make some little guys for him

Hordeling Outburst, Goblin Rally, Mogg War Marshal, Beetleback Chief, Siege-Gang Commander, Krenko's Command, Dragon Fodder


I can tell that you are playing voltron so you might want to consider Godo, Bandit Warlord even though you dont have any other Bushido Warriors

Argentum Armor

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Loxodon Warhammer

Inquisitor's Flail

Unlife on Akiri & Bruse: Slang Bangin'

6 days ago

Maybe think about Fury of the Horde and Temur Battle Ragefor some more utility. Also Hellkite Charger would pair very well with Sword of Feast and Famine

Delta-117 on Aether Revolt Spoilers!

1 week ago

My first two prereleases all I got was a promo Glint-Sleeve Siphoner and a Mechanized Production and then a Planar Bridge in a prize pack despite going 1-2, then the second prerelease I got a promo Aethersphere Harvester, and I went sadly 1-2 as my deck didn't turn out all that great, but I did manage to get a Disallow from a prize pack, the third prerelease I got a Verdurous Gearhulk,Dovin Baan, a second Mechanized Production, plus an Oath of Ajani, and another Aethersphere Harvester. I went 2-1 this time and just opened a Greenbelt Rampager and a Lifecrafter's Bestiary. I was hoping for a few Baral, Chief of Compliance's, Tezzeret the Schemer, or Ajani Unyielding's but I will just have too trade for those it seems.

I seen 4 masterpieces opened, a Sword of Feast and Famine at a 2pm prerelease, then someone else opened a Trinisphere at the midnight prerelease, followed by a Defense Grid and foil Fatal Push at a second prerelease later that day at 6pm! There was also a Steel Overseer at the 6pm event.

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