Sword of Feast and Famine


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.


Sword of Feast and Famine Discussion

Drazatis on Combatrips

1 day ago

xiud Thanks for your comment! I personally love Mirrorwing And Zada, and when they pop off for you then they simply pop off... but for how my deck was functioning; they were just far too high opportunity cost and really threw a cog in the works for how many spells I could sling in between turns. Mirrorwing somewhat can allieviate this by being hard to interact with; I just didn’t ever drop them in this deck and really feel satisfied.

Paradox Engine , Sword of Feast and Famine , and Runaway Steam-Kin fulfil the “storm” engine I need to allow me to churn and burn through my hand so well that I just don’t find I need Zada or Dragon.

It was far too often I would scry them to the bottom because I just didnt have enough creatures out for them to be attractive to me. That being said; when you would have the stars align and have one of them out alongside a token producer; you would accelerate... but this seemingly never happened for me. It’s a four card combo to not win the game.

Unwinding Clock is actually an interesting idea and I may actually start playtesting it; so thank you for that!

The Amulet is good when it’s good and underwhelming when it’s not; if anything I like it just as another form of protection that I can also simultaneously draw cards under; so i doubt I’ll ever drop it just for novelties sake. You could drop it and the deck wouldn’t suffer however.

Aria of Flame is sweet. Personally, I like it a bit more than Aetherflux Reservoir as a wincon due to the ramp up effect staying around, and it draws a significantly smaller amount of hate then fishbowl. It’s one of those cards that I’d love to put in but don’t know what to drop for it.

Dark_Paladin on Boros Alliance

2 days ago

A couple other staples I enjoy are Sword of Feast and Famine (which will mesh perfectly with Najeela), Angel of Jubilation (anthem + strategy interference), and Comeuppance (almost as good as Teferi's Prot, sometimes better...).

I would also suggest replacing Wind-Scarred Crag as its just a bit slow for marginal value. The new Sunbaked Canyon should do well.

For ramp, im a very vocal advocate of Boros Signet and the new Talisman of Conviction

Warxuaroz on Atraxa's Apothecary Purveyor Of Fine Poisons

1 week ago

Looks like you can't really play things on opponent's end of turn. Savage Summoning and Scout's Warning might help with that. The +1/+1 counter on a creature with infect should help as well.

Maybe some swords? Sword of Feast and Famine is always awesome. The new Sword of Truth and Justice should do some good for your strategy as well.

Maybe try the new Emergence Zone ? With something like Ramunap Excavator ? I'd cut Wild Beastmaster for something like Pollenbright Druid or Grateful Apparition or Thrummingbird . Karn's Bastion looks good given you're comfortable enough with 4 colours.

Maybe cut some higher CMC cards in favor of counterspells or removal. From my experience Edric, Spymaster of Trest can be much more reliable and much cheaper draw spell than the ones you listed. Sure it's not instant-speed but still pretty effective for 3 CMC.

Maybe it's your meta but Aura Shards seems odd to me in a build like this. Krosan Grip is usually more reliable. But still -if your meta uses lots of artifacts - Aura Shards seems like a solid inclusion.

Maybe instead of enchantment buffers, use some instant ones? Things like Giant Growth , Mutagenic Growth , Tainted Strike (to be used on Atraxa or sporadically on an elf).

One more thing: since you want to ramp and have some creatures on board, maybe Craterhoof Behemoth could be as a finisher?

Drakorya on The Spiciest Pork Chop

2 weeks ago

I think some of the mono-red beaters usually found in Kaalia of the Vast decks could fit in here. Cards like:

Balefire Dragon - Wrath opponents board

Dragon Mage - Refuel your hand (and possibly disrupt opponents hands)

Dragon Tyrant - Big beatstick

Hellkite Tyrant - Only if your opponents tend to play artifacts

Hellkite Charger - Extra attack steps (and can combo with Sword of Feast and Famine )

You might be able to use more protection for Ilharg too, so maybe Darksteel Plate and Lightning Greaves , and Godo, Bandit Warlord to tutor for them?

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Modern Horizons Announced

2 weeks ago

If you compare these new swords to Sword of Feast and Famine you are always going to be severely disappointed. That sword is an anomaly in the cycle. If you compare the new ones to the rest of the swords in a vacuum, these fall in the middle of the pack. Sword of Fire and Ice and Sword of Light and Shadow are still a bit better, but I'd put both of these swords firmly ahead of Sword of War and Peace and Sword of Body and Mind .

From a commander perspective though, Sinew and Steel will probably be the second best sword (so far) behind Feast and Famine. None of the swords are very good in commander (besides Feast and Famine) because their effects aren't strong in a multiplayer format. However, being able to damage one opponent and then destroying ANY PW and/or artifact on the battlefield is pretty high impact. I wouldn't be surprised if this sword saw a decent amount of play. I can't speak for other formats though.

As far as Sinew and Steel being 'unimaginative', you have to consider how the sword cycle works. The 'colors' of each sword has to do something native to their role in the color pie. Red has always destroyed artifacts and black is the color that kills PW's. This seems par for the course to me. One more thing to consider is that these new swords are allied colors. Unlike the original cycle whose effects were often disconnected from one another, the effects of the new cycle should work in concert. So far that seems to be the case. I am interested to see what the rest of cycle does.

Also proliferate has always been primarily a blue mechanic.

TurtleLordMTG on Phage Voltron

3 weeks ago

Awesome deck! +1 I didn't even know about the creature before seeing this. But about some suggestions, I would strongly recommend most of the swords like Sword of Feast and Famine , Sword of War and Peace etc for obvious reasons, you can look up the rest of them by yourself, they aren't too hard to find ;). And about the "too many equipment" question I would say that you could exchange some of the more weaker equipments with the swords, mainly, but also for some more card draw wich would make the deck more consistent. Right of the bat I see that you don't have Necropotence wich personally is my favourite black card and like if it would have been a coincidence is also really really good. Would strongly suggest that, the tutors will do rest afterwards, but ohter than that, a cool deck idea!

Goblinaire on Xenagos, God of Combat

3 weeks ago

Sword of Feast and Famine with Aggravated Assault also leads to an easy infinite combat steps.

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

White: 0.61%

Red: 0.13%