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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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

Sword of Feast and Famine occurrence in decks from the last year

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Sword of Feast and Famine Discussion

VietMoneys on The Minimal School of ErTaiChi, at Water's Edge

1 week ago

Big changes by the standards of this old deck! Incorporating some fun new cards and moving in a more enchantmentcheavy direction now that Golos el Goloso scratches my ETB creature itch so effectively.


Sword of Feast and Famine

Sword of Fire and Ice

Stoneforge Mystic

Baleful Strix

Karmic Guide


Recruiter of the Guard


Mana Vault

Alela, Artful Provocateur

Arcane Signet

Demonic Lore

Kaya's Wrath

Ghostly Flicker


I'm splitting the cut cards between Hazezon Muad'Dib: DUNE-Inspired EDH and my aforementioned Golos deck. Of the new additions, Alela seems the most questionable, but I had one laying around and I like that the deck now has THREE alternate commanders hiding in the 99.

azja on Yuriko (Optimized) Primer

1 week ago

@bu11fr0g Thanks for the comment! Sorry I was so late replying!

I used to play Nexus of Fate, but I ended up cutting it for the same reason as Cyclonic Rift: This deck can't reliably hit 7 mana, and there are other ways to do something similar for less.

I really like the idea of an infinite turns Doomsday pile. But, my lgs has a points system where you lose points for things such as infinite combos, infinite turns, etc. So it won't quite work for me, but it might work for you!

As for Sword of Feast and Famine, I personally don't like equipment in Yuriko decks. I would rather draw another enabler or another counterspell every time over equipment. But Sword of Feast and Famine equipped to an unblockable creature does sound pretty spicy.

Hope this was helpful!

Ya-Boi on Chad-Farm, Sakashima and Tymna CEDH

1 week ago

chungoboy U dumb chimp. I've just been promoted to a lvel 9 judge and breaking news from Jesus Christ himself. VOLTRON SUCKS. I'm currently having sexual intercourse with your mother at my house (1499 lightwood crescent Chicago, Illinois). I'm whispering to her all the ways in wich voltron is beaten by faster combo decks in the cedh meta. I've compiled a list of why your wrong as well.

  1. Your stupid
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Sword of Feast and Famine can consume my foreskin

LunoStarlyght on My Kingdom for a Horse

2 weeks ago

A few things:

To start, love the concept! Was always a fan of medieval times and concepts.

Second, I think Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, or any other Gideon planeswalker would fit nicely here! Ajani is another good planeswalker for the theme!

Lastly, these valiant knights must be fighting with their bare hands here, because I do not see any weaponizing equipment! Embercleave, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of War and Peace, and Blackblade Reforged are all good blades to give these great knights! (Plus, how can you have Elspeth without Godsend?)

bu11fr0g on Yuriko (Optimized) Primer

3 weeks ago

Two other additions that I have found very helpful. Nexus of Fate is an instant that shuffles back into the deck. This along with Doomsday for infinite turns (choosing Temporal Mastery and other timewalks to complete the pile) has become my most common win condition. Also note that the number of unblockable creatures make equipment extra good in this deck. I run Sword of Feast and Famine.

Red_X on Thoughts on Savor the Moment

3 weeks ago

I'm wondering if anyone's tried using Savor the Moment, and their results. I'm picturing it in a Young Pyromancer/Monastery Mentor style storm-ish deck, but I don't know how to build those decks well enough to test it. Early game it can potentially be a 3 mana blue Explore, which I recognize isn't great, but it can help you get enough mana to go off against fairer decks. Late game it's a cantripping Burst of Speed for a turn where you make a bunch of tokens, letting you win on the spot. Essentially, I'm thinking of it as a card that gives a decent amount of flexibility and sometimes steals wins while staying in blue, but I don't know if it's just too clunky. If anyone else has tried to use it outside of Sword of Feast and Famine style untap decks input would be appreciated.

Lanzo493 on Hydra Deck Suggestions... Infinite?

4 weeks ago

Sword of Feast and Famine or Bear Umbra paired with Relentless Assault let's you untap your Karn's Bastion an infinite number of times for infinite proliferate. But by that point, your opponent's are probably dead. The cards are also really pricey.

Basically any infinite mana combo will get you a nice hydra. But most infinite mana combos are hard to pull off unless the commander is part of the combo or you have several tutors. So I'd focus on just using cards with good value instead of trying to go infinite, and then you can also go infinite when the cards align.

Tzefick on Sword of Life and Limb

4 weeks ago

I find it a bit amusing how not two months ago there was posted a thread specifically dedicated to brew card ideas for the remaining 3 Swords of X and Y and then this shows up.

DemonDragonJ I would agree that having three abilities would break the pattern.

Personally I think the life gain is already covered by Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of War and Peace. One static, one dynamic.

There is already token generation with Sword of Body and Mind.

Personally I think the Sword should do something a bit different than that. Please keep in mind that the Swords have generally been designed to be beneficial to most colors and multiple strategies - hence why a Sword like Sword of Body and Mind is generally considered the worst/most niche, closely followed by Sword of War and Peace. The latter because it doesn't affect the board and lifegain is... only relevant in certain situations. If you make a token generator + Populate effect, it works by itself but is generally not useful for many decks.

Take a Sword like Sword of Truth and Justice. It plays well by itself by enabling its own scaling when you have multiple creatures. However you can also utilize the Proliferate on poison counters, -1/-1 counters, planeswalker loyalty counters. It has built-in support for multiple strategies.

A card like Sword of Sinew and Steel is more niche, but it has some very powerful removal effects to compensate. In addition the protections are very on-point in protecting against most targeted removal and all of red's board wipe repertoire.

Tokens for the sake of tokens is often not that impressive. That's why I would suggest to aim for something else than basic token generation.

If you are hellbent on the token generation I would consider granting a different incentive:

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If we're being honest, most of the swords don't see play and those that do are mostly Sword of Feast and Famine and Sword of Fire and Ice. I've seen a fair bit of Sword of Truth and Justice as well. I think hitting around that spot would be ideal.

If we aim for something else than basic token generation, we could aim for some tech options.

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