Sword of Fire and Ice

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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 Masters (MMA) Mythic Rare
Darksteel (DST) Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Sword of Fire and Ice

Artifact — Equipment

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

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, Sword of Fire and Ice deals 2 damage to target creature or player and you draw a card.

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Sword of Fire and Ice Discussion

Metachemist on Neheb Burn Factory

3 hours ago

And a Sword of Fire and Ice would benefit you as well. Along with a Caged Sun

Silverdrake on Exalted Leaders

1 week ago

Rhystic Study is a stupid powerful source of card draw, and its lesser cousin Mystic Remora isn't bad either. Sword of Fire and Ice provides you with a bit of draw power and small removal in addition to adding to your gameplan. Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Windborn Muse, Norn's Annex, and Sphere of Safety are the classic 'fort' cards if that's what you're looking to do. The Solemnity + Decree of Silence combo could fit nicely in here as well if you feel like being a dick lol

enpc on Good but cheap equipment

4 weeks ago

Gidgetimer: Not in modern she doesn't :P

I mean, it depends what the creature you're looking to equip is, but Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of Fire and Ice have both the most relevant abilities and the best protection from colours.

Some Gifts Ungiven lists will run Batterskull but in that case it's being treated as a creature slot rather than an equipment. That and it is greater than 4 CMC.

And if you have a high artifact count (read, affinity), then Cranial Plating isn't half bad either.

enpc on Descisions... Descisions... New Gates... or ...

4 weeks ago

4-5 CMC Commander that has some form of card advantage, even if it was based on combat damage like Sword of Fire and Ice. Or even a "Discard 1, draw 2" mechanic.

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

1 month ago

Hi SynergyBuild,

Thanks for the suggestions, will take me a bit to go through it. Here's some additional followup questions.

Survival of the Fittest makes sense to me CMC3 to tutor a creature (if I have a creature).

Because I don't have haste, Fauna Shaman is less effective, but perhaps still required (just to get more consistency).

Instead of creatures, like Avacyn's Pilgrim because I don't have haste, I tried to go more low-cost spell based mana ramp. As well as having no real way to Counterspell mass removal, they are susceptible. Here is some examples:

Three Visits - playing a Savannah = Net ramp cost

Nature's Lore - playing a Savannah = Net ramp cost

Green Sun's Zenith - playing a Dryad Arbor = Net ramp cost . Also a modular tutor if I don't need the ramp.

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip - in hand Forest (or if no other land drop that turn) = Net ramp cost or best case (Special note: I was testing to see if the slowness/poorness of the ramp, was offset her +1 Draw/Ramp once flipped. So far I haven't had her flip, so she hasn't worked yet.

Plus the standard: Chrome Mox, Mana Crypt, Sol Ring.

Is this strategy better than the 1/1 Elf route? To make Arahbo, Roar of the World work, I'll also need a concentration of 2/2 Cat otherwise better to choose an 1/1 Elf Commander?

I think the overall I get is, I don't have enough ramp? I'm thinking these would be good?

Tithe, Birds of Paradise, Harrow, Crop Rotation + Gaea's Cradle (I don't have this card yet though :/), Mox Diamond, Ancient Tomb.

What about less exciting options like: Cultivate or Kodama's Reach? Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip? Mirari's Wake?

Or is it better to go 1/1 Elf, to get the Priest of Titania + Staff of Domination route? Will I be able to get enough 1/1 Elf into the deck without losing the 2/2 Cat Commander? My spouse will not play 1/1 Elf.

I should put Sterling Grove in to Tutor Sylvan Library, right?

I use/tutor Alms Collector all the time, Spirit of the Labyrinth worries me because it shuts down my draw Sylvan Library, Puresteel Paladin, Sword of Fire and Ice, Skullclamp, Hunter's Insight, etc. But I understand that Selsnya () isn't the same draw level as other commanders, so perhaps, slowing everyone including myself down would be ok.

Archangel of Thune and Spike Feeder can win the game on the same turn, even if both do not have haste. Remember that Archangel of Thune gives a +1 to each creature (not just the Spike Feeder), so any creature becomes "Weaponized", and with the Trample/Evasion built in, can usually strike 1 or more players. Also, usually I Chord of Calling in the Archangel of Thune to try and protect her and allow her to avoid summoning sickness, and attack on my turn. Yes, I can win next turn with a Felidar Sovereign or Chord of Calling > Felidar Sovereign. Once she resolves unless they can stop Activated or Triggered abilities, I get the Infinite Life.

I'll do a more indepth review later. I'll also share some of your $50 suggestions on KimJongman deck later as well.

Cheers!

vasarto77 on The Barbarian Way

1 month ago

No Sword of Fire and Ice or any of the other swords of's? Seems right at home with an equipment based deck.

FancyTuesday on Equipment Interactions with Chromium

2 months ago

In cases where equipment gives creatures abilities like Paradise Mantle then timestamp order determines whether or not Chromium has the ability or not. I.E.: If you activate Chromium's ability then equip him he has the ability, if he's equipped and activates the ability he loses it.

In the case of Sword of Fire and Ice however some of the abilities belong to the equipment, not the creature, and layers keep the P/T buff because Chromium's ability sets base power and toughness. So Chromium would lose the color protections (depending on timestamp) but the Sword's triggers would still function.

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