Sword of Feast and Famine


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
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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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

Harlekin42 on Najeela cedh

43 minutes ago

I know you do not like running swords, but I still think Sword of Feast and Famine should go in here ;-)

SynergyBuild on Competitive 5C Constellation

2 days ago

Tainted AEther is pretty good against Animar, Soul of Elements, but otherwise feels like a silver bullet.

Moat doesn't affect cEdh decks, almost ever. I mean Sword of Feast and Famine gets hurt a bit, etc. Same thing goes for Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Sphere of Safety. These cards are neither prison nor stax, just pillow fort.

"Damage Mitigation" isn't stax/prison either, just more pillow fort.

City of Solitude and War's Toll aren't "Stax" in a conventional sense (War's Toll is very close), but they are much closer to combo protection. Rule of Law or Ethersworn Canonist are real options for "Casting Stax". Nevermore and Gideon's Intervention are considered removal though.

Karmic Justice is just considered protection. It is in the same vein as Greater Auramancy, Privileged Position, Sterling Grove, and Asceticism.

That leaves you with the following real stax/prison effects.

Mystic Remora

Rhystic Study

War's Toll

Tainted AEther

Now, let's say all of these were efficient stax elements, like Stasis, Winter Orb, Armageddon, and Nether Void (Similar Average CMC)

Okay, would your deck be stax? No, it would have a few stax cards. Would it be prison? No though it can pull off one.

Now, lets go back to reality. You run 4 cards, of which Mystic Remora/Rhystic Study are may costs, and so can't pull off a prison, and War's Toll doesn't affect many decks. It can stop a bit of disruption, which is powerful as an effect, but it does set up a prison without other cards. Think how good it would be with The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, if they pay any upkeep costs, they tap all their lands, and their mana disappears by their main phase. But you don't run it for that.

Finally, the best Prison/Stax piece you run, Tainted AEther, which can affect a few very specific decks, and slow them down a turn or two. If you ran 6-10 of these silver bullets, and tutored them up dependent on the situation at hand.

To sum everything up, you run 4 stax peices, of which two can't set up prisons, one doesn't in this deck, and one that could, but is a silver bullet. You are not Stax nor are Prison.

DogDownUnder on Glissa, the Hater

1 week ago

Nihil Spellbomb is better in the deck than Bojuka Bog because you can recur it with Glissa, the Traitor whenever a creature dies. So you can exile multiple graveyards and it also draws you a card. Also I am running Sword of Feast and Famine and its very strong especially when it untaps your Cabal Coffers.

epajula on Glissa, the Hater

1 week ago

We don't play poison in our playgroup. It's viewed probably as bad as land destruction. +1 from me though. Is Nihil Speellbomb better than Bojuka Bog? I'd also play Sword of Feast and Famine to prevent redirection. It's also amazing.

Sleepysherlock on Zacama, some dinosaur

2 weeks ago

Somberwald Sage, Green Sun's Zenith, Teferi's Protection, Primal Growth, Sword of Feast and Famine, Bear Umbra, Rest in Peace

Vigor, Mycosynth Lattice, Seedborn Muse, Greater Good, Skyshroud Claim all getting reprinted so hold off on buying those for about a week and the prices should go down 40%

DuTogira on Aggro EDH Commanders

2 weeks ago

Akiri, Line-Slinger + almost anyone is a really strong combo. Having a vigilant, first striking creature which is rather easily a 5/3 (at least) by turn 3 makes for some very good beats. I personally enjoy combining her with Silas Renn, Seeker Adept to give the deck more of a long game plan and access to some of the best tutors in the format, although Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder can give the deck more speed in a 1v1 commander setting.
Edgar Markov is another extremely powerful aggro commander, and so is General Tazri, though in tazri's case you are confined strictly to playing allies, and she has a lightly more midrange aspect to her than any true aggro.
Purphoros, God of the Forge is another potent aggro commander, though purphoros can TECHNICALLY be called a combo commander by the same arguments that have always plagued burn decks; they don't attack to get your life down to 0, but instead employ spell shenanigans.

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom seems like a decent commander for aggro, but she also is arguably more of a combo commander, going infinite with any number of cards, the most simple of them being Sword of Feast and Famine. (Works because sword untaps your lands when damage is dealt, and you activate najeela's ability in the clean-up step of combat.)

I've also always liked Omnath, Locus of Rage as an aggro commander, since all you need in that deck is omnath himself and a bunch of ramp cards; the deck is the epitome of consistency and simplicity in an aggro commander deck, though he is often far too slow off the ground to be competitively viable. You just have to take too many turns to set up a kill.

fatdroid13 on Najeela, the Blade-Blossom *CMDR*

2 weeks ago

Perhaps you add in Bear Umbra and Sword of Feast and Famine. They allow for a lot more combats, same with Nature's Will

Lord_Olga on Heaven and Hell

2 weeks ago

Throw in some Sanguine Bond maybe?

Also, your mana curve is probably a little costly. Sword of Feast and Famine helps, but I’m not sure I’d be that reliant on the one artifact for ramp.

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