|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS)||Mythic Rare|
|Modern Masters (MMA)||Mythic Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Mythic Rare|
Combos Browse all
Sword of Light and Shadow
Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from white and from black.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you gain 3 life and you may return up to one target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
|Have (21)||ironax , jamesesdad , Mousemke , miracle , Dsmonsta , rockleemyhero , tragic_slip , Nemesis , TehDelta , TheDuggernaught , Harashiohorn , RubyStrings , Vasbear1 , Jauntu , abby315 , Dredgar , MagnaAura , Justinaut , the.beanpole , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 , golgarigirl|
|Want (17)||pskinn01 , ryuzaki32667 , KingMathoro , Feyd-Rautha , vashaclarens , Fairseas , Chill_Casual , bradyofportdetroit , Ariumlegion , Roadhog , 4gvn1 , TheDuggernaught , saj0219 , Riders_of_Brohan , AAHFI , Vasbear1 , MindAblaze|
Sword of Light and Shadow Discussion
1 week ago
Since you run Karametra, God of Harvests, have you considered Rhonas the Indomitable? Any Cat + Eminence = Rhonas the Indomitable can attack! 5/5 deathtouch, indestructible that can give trample to your Voltron cat! That's tempo.
Hammer of Nazahn is key to a Voltron strategy, especially the Bloodforged Battle-Axe. I would run an Eladamri's Call to pull Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith who can pull Hammer of Nazahn to the battlefield. It can also pull a Dryad Arbor as a modular / ramp spell too.
With so many artifacts you need a Puresteel Paladin, 1) He draws you a card when you play an artifact, that is amazing 2) He makes equip costs ! 3) With Leonin Shikari you can manipulate equipment at will. Add an Ancient Den and Tree of Tales gives you 2 more artifacts that you play as lands to get to the metalcraft on Puresteel Paladin. Sigarda's Aid also enables Voltron.
Parallel Lives (like Anointed Procession) is a CMC4 Doubling Season, won't double Fleecemane Lion monstrosity, but thats such a small sacrifice for the mana. There's also Primal Vigor but it's the same CMC as Doubling Season anyway.
Path to Exile is an awesome removal and a modular ramp if you need it as well (and have a creature).
Skyhunter Skirmisher is a nice built-in Doublestrike, which is awesome with equipments (especially ones with trample), but he does have a High CMC.
Sword of Light and Shadow and the protection: makes it so you can't use the Eminence ability on the equipped creature. Maybe worth it for the recursion but keep that in mind.
I really dislike Sword of Vengeance, I've read all the articles on it, I don't think the equip makes this viable. I'd almost always rather have a Chariot of Victory in most cases, or in this case probably a Umezawa's Jitte.
Lost Leonin is a nice cat, with Ajani, Caller of the Pride + Eminence he eliminates a player with 10 infect. I personally use other Doublestrike enablers like Silverblade Paladin and Berserk + several other creature tutors to try and get him off quite early. Understand if you don't like the infect mechanic, but I would think about him, with Eminence he's a 2-turn timer as well.
Steelshaper's Gift can help get some consistency on pulling Swiftfoot Boots or the such to your hand. Lightning Greaves also doesn't work with the Eminence trigger, I decided the upside of the equip wasn't worth the Shroud. Also once you put a Lightning Greaves onto a cat, you can't equip anything else to it (due to shroud). If you have another creature you can Equip it off then Equip the other Equip, then Re-Equip it for , but leaves him unprotected for a second, and requires control of a second creature. When your playing Voltron, you usually don't have a bunch, but maybe you have tokens. Just thought I would mention anyway.
Stoneforge Mystic is amazing, on a similar note Stonehewer Giant requires an immediate response too. I've found him a high threat level, and once out I'm just pulling solutions, like: Protection from , Trample, Lifelink, Deathtouch, Etc, whatever is needed to overcome the current blocking / board position, instant speed, and instant equip. Doesn't get much better than that!
I'd have to confirm, but I don't think Nacatl War-Pride extra tokens enter attacking, I think they just double the tokens but lose the attacking. They doubled ones may stay though, but might be exiled still, I would look into it. If they don't attack and don't stay, I'm not sure I would run him.
Not sure Ajani Unyielding is worth the mana cost, but, he does draw cards which is never a bad thing.
With more tutors, I found that I don't need to run both Behemoth Sledge and Loxodon Warhammer because instead I could just always tutor Loxodon Warhammer when I would have drawn Behemoth Sledge to get more consistent use of the more powerful equipments. But you've got some mass mana ramping going on here might not matter.
1 week ago
Here's a list of cards to add and remove. I wouldn't add all of them, but here are some good options.
Deathgreeter Dragonlord Silumgar
Karametra, God of Harvests
Phenax, God of Deception
Sword of Light and Shadow
Dromoka, the Eternal
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
Juniper Order Ranger
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
City of Solitude
Birds of Paradise
1 week ago
Hey while I appreciate the offer on those cards I havent updated my list recently. Im no longer looker for those specific cards, but I see you are looking for a Karn, Scion of Urza ? I am interested in a few things you have. I wasn't sure what set your Sword of Light and Shadow was from
2 weeks ago
I would cut On Serra's Wings. As fun a card as it is, I'm not sure a four mana aura that doesn't recur itself somehow is going to be worth it in this deck.
Skysovereign, Consul Flagship is a sweet vehicle but it costs 5 and is probably not good enoug here.
I think Ghostfire Blade is the worst of your 1-mana equipment and could be cut.
I always try to put Masterwork of Ingenuity into my decks and it always ends up getting cut. Maybe you will have more luck, but its such an easy thing to cut when looking for things to cut because it doesn't do anything on its own. It's probably better here than in most decks though, with the 1 mana draw a card attached.
No Argentum Armor? I know it is very expensive for this deck's curve, but I still think it may be worth it. It's a very powerful equipment and you are a tad light on removal anyway.
I could go either way on the creatures that just get boosted for being equipped like Kor Duelist, Auriok Edgewright, etc. If your plan is to do Voltron with Sram, they really don't help you toward that goal in any way and could be easily cut. But they are not a bad back-up plan if you don't want to go all in on Sram voltron. Hmm. Similarly, is Mirran Crusader doing anything special here, or is he just a fun dude to equip?
Auriok Steelshaper doesn't do as much as he sounds like he might and I have cut him before. Sram isn't even a Soldier/Knight to boot. Same with Stone Haven Outfitter; remember that if you are doing Voltron and equipping Sram and he dies and you put him in the command zone, he didn't die so you won't draw a card.
So all that said, I would suggest the following:
OUT: Second Sunrise, Forebear's Blade, Sword of Vengeance, Key to the City, Skysovereign, Consul Flagship, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Ghostfire Blade, Grappling Hook, Inquisitor's Flail, Conqueror's Galleon Flip, On Serra's Wings, Auriok Steelshaper, Stone Haven Outfitter, Mirran Crusader
That should bring tyou from 109 -> 114 -> 100, if I did my math right. Oh, and you definately want Field of Ruin/Tectonic Edge/Ghost Quarter/Strip Mine with this kind of deck! Otherwise Maze of Iths just ruin your whole day. And Rogue's Passage.
3 weeks ago
Yes the downside of using Sram for the Heirloom Blade Tutor Chain is that he himself must die and go to the graveyard, READ: NOT COMMANDER ZONE, but there are two creatures directly that can return him located at steps # 6 Devoted Crop-Mate and #8 Sun Titan in the tutor chain itself. Other ways to return Sram after Heirloom Blade:
The first three steps in the tutor chain, Sram, Senior Edificer -> Restoration Specialist -> Stoneforge Mystic, are a simple and very easily broken example, but it shows the concept and raw power of the tutor chain. Imagine at any time you had your commander and this one random cheap equipment, if your opponent used a card to destroy your commander, you get your dwarf girlfriend out of your deck for free. She sacs herself, returns an artifact and enchantment from the graveyard, and now you get a free SFM out of your deck. Grab that Sword of Light and Shadow and get that Sram back, enjoy that free SWORD TO SWORD TUTOR. How many times can you say my heirloom blade is a guaranteed sword of shadow and light. The creature list in this deck has this entire underground network of value that most people dont know exists, and wont unless unlocked by the power of Heirloom Blade.
After some more research I found things like Kjeldoran Outpost, Kor Duelist, Nahiri, the Lithomancer and Elspeth, Knight-Errant which meant I can reliably unlock the "Soldier" type, allowing me to tutor out soldier creatures from deck for free, which for mono white also meant unlocking "Human" and "Warrior", and all the insane cards there, but really also meant "Giant Warrior" Stonehewer Giant and Giant, Sun Titan, thus now allowing me actually being able to tutor every single creature out of my deck (theoretically) by having them form this "chain" of 1-shared creature type.
Ultimately the goal was to reliably be able to tutor out Sun Titan, because if you need something from your graveyard he can most likely get it back for you (49 cards cmc 3 or less).
Regardless, the concept is just hilarious to me that you can start with Sram, Senior Edificer and at best case scenario he can tutor out Sun Titan for you so there Is some guaranteed catch-all recursion for this deck. Its just this background, weird side-chain thing that really does random tutors or tron heroes more often than not, but with sheer amount of thought and planning it can line up to be one of the most value cards in the deck! At worst, its +3 dmg for 1 equip, and draws off Sram.
The tempo! The ablities! The lulz! For some silly card no one really uses, especially outside some tribal deck, it has the potential to break open this deck to a level of tutoring never seen before.
Sword to Sword Tutoring
Tutor Chain Option Sram
3 weeks ago
Smokestack is a great card for Muldrotha, since you can recover so much more easily.
If you want counterspells Forbid doesn't really have a downside for you.
Lastly, Solemn Simulacrum is great with your commander.
TLDR: This commander is bonkers and there are a ton of options for it. This is definitely one of if not the coolest things in the set.
1 month ago
Good start. Right now it's cheap, and money is nothing to the great and mighty Yargle.
Frogs can't normally hold swords, but Yargle is special and needs his homeboys Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Light and Shadow, Sword of War and Peace, and Sword of Body and Mind
I know this is creatureless Yargle, but Crypt Ghast is too good to not include.
You have Tainted Strike but no Grafted Exoskeleton? Shame on you.
Hall of the Bandit Lord makes your frog fast.
You have a lot of swamps. Nothing says swamp like ogres. Oh, and Liliana of the Dark Realms.
Eldrazi Conscription. Ulamog step aside, we have a new titan here.
Hatred turns your pesky life total into more damage.
Necropolis Regent makes sure your frog can hold his foes in his belly.
Well, I'm bored of typing out card names. Therefore, this is where my tribute to Yargle ends.
1 month ago
In:Wall of Roots, Sundering Titan, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Llanowar Elves, Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary, Koth of the Hammer, Mishra's Factory, Ancient Tomb, Greater Gargadon, Necromancy, Mirari's Wake, Parallax Wave, Song of the Dryads, Yawgmoth's Bargain, Brain Freeze, Anger of the Gods, Dack Fayden, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Joraga Treespeaker, Iona, Shield of Emeria