Sword of Light and Shadow


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 Masters (MMA) Mythic Rare
Darksteel (DST) Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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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.


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Sword of Light and Shadow Discussion

theemptyquiver on The Eternal Greed Of House Karlov

3 days ago

Ever thought about adding Sword of War and Peace or Sword of Light and Shadow or any of those swords?

The ones mentioned give Karlov ease of access to swing AND extra life gain triggers.

DrkNinja on Edifice Machinations [[EDH]]

1 week ago

Why thank you, I mean don't get me wrong Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Light and Shadow, etc are the best but they are also like $30-$60 a piece. my budget suggestions are still REALLY good though.

duff87 on Kaalia, Mardu Queen

1 week ago

Frickenstein, hey man, i appreciate you taking the time to review my deck and i appreciate your advice. Youre right about the lands i have that come into play tapped. they can potentially slow down my game. especially the first three or four turns when its vital to ramp out asap to get kaalia on the board. having "comes into tapped" lands can really suck. I've been thinking about cutting the cycle lands in the colors, and i know they come into play tapped but they can sometimes be nice to have in case its a dead draw in the later game having the option to just cycle them away when im mana-flooded can be good. so maybe ill just try cutting the cycle lands in the colors for just some basics so its a little quicker. i feel like i have enough card draw, so i should be fine without them. i want your opinion though,do you think i should just replace the cycle lands for some less fancy but much quicker basics?

And about the scry lands, they come into play tapped but the scry actually has helped more than you may think. so ill probaby just keep them in and hopefully some time in the near future they'll be the only tapped lands i have in here (besides the bounce lands of course)

And oh boy if only i had and could afford all the shock and fetch lands in the colors, but theyre like 20 bucks each minimum! i mean thinking of it in that way thats like $120-$150 right there. (they've been on my quite extensive "edh cards i need" list i have had on my phone for a year now) so eventually i will have them in here.

I have definitely contemplated getting myself a fervor as well,(isnt that the red enchantment that gives the entire field haste? including your opponents?) that was sort of a draw back for me. but haste is haste,and ill probaby benefit from it more than my opponet(s). so i probably will eventually. i have tried Mother of Runes -mother of runes!!- ive just been struggling to find a spot for her again because i cut her for Grand Abolisher. Dragonmaster Outcast can be useful, especially when paired with cards like Utvara Hellkite (give the hellkite more dragons for his "whenever a dragon attacks" trigger) , Dragon Tempest and Scourge of Valkas (dishing out damage every time a dragon enters the field)

ahh Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon.. oh skittles. he hasnt pulled me a straight up win yet, mostly because im just never lucky enough to actually draw him. But partially because i dont have any equipment that pumps the power,i need a Sword of Light and Shadow i have to hit atleast three times to to take out an opponent with infect. And he draws a lot of hate. but hes a nice alt win con to have as a back-up. thats what he is, a back-up plan B.

Fortunately though,I play a lot if 1v1 EDH with my brother and a couple friends(kitchen table commander) and kaalia dominates in 1v1. her and my

Kranky Krenko

Commander / EDH duff87


. I occasionally goto my LGS to play some nice solid multi-player commander. i need to get a real play-group going though.

rewwer on Who doesn't like dragons?

2 weeks ago

I actually am thinking about him, but he kinda doesn't fit in the deck thematically (i am trying to do as many ETB(s) as possible and he himself doesn't trigger it. Thats why i decided to go for Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker instead. plus i don't have almost any recursion except Sword of Light and Shadow. so the dragons would stay dead :/

TCG-Player on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

1 month ago

I am finally about to build this awsome deck ^^ hype hype

But I have a few questions first:
- What would you recomend playing instead of Argivian Archaeologist for people without an unlimited budget?
- How good is Eternal Dragon?
- I do not own a Sword of Fire and Ice or a Sword of Light and Shadow yet and i am kinda sacred that they will be reprinted in the near future. What would you advice to avoid loss of money there? Invest in Masterpieces? Wait to buy them?
- What is your opinion on replacing Mana Crypt with Dowsing Dagger as a budget/power decreasing cut?

And one off-topic question:
- What do you think of Rafiq of the Many as a Voltron Commander?

Thank you in advance :)

chosenone124 on Sweet Fumble Tech Questions

1 month ago

So I'm reading the text of Fumble and I'm seeing some sweet interactions. I'd like to confirm that these work.

Opponent has Uril, the Mistwalker that has Daybreak Coronet, Ethereal Armor, and Lightning Greaves on it.

  1. I cast Control Magic on a random creature. Can I Fumble that creature and attack Control Magic to Uril?

  2. Can I Fumble a Grafted Exoskeleton on Uril, then equip it to one of my creatures to blow Uril up? How about a Sword of Light and Shadow to make all their enchantments fall off?

Xica on Sanguinaris

1 month ago

If you go BW you should consider small evasive vampires, since they synergise extremly well with Legion's Landing  Flip & Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle - i mean cards like Vampire Cutthroat, Shadow Alley Denizen - maaaaybe Skymarcher Aspirant...etc.

Not to mention that some white vampire are bonkers, Adanto Vanguard is OK if you have some way to gain life, and broken if you have Sword of Light and Shadow, not to mention that white has some great cards like Forerunner of the Legion & Martyr of Dusk

Xikitten123 on H: Muldrotha, the gravetide FOIL ...

1 month ago

I am primarily looking for:

Sword of Light and Shadow

Sword of Fire and Ice

Sword of Feast and Famine

If you do not have these objects, feel free to look at my binder and make me an offer :) I especially love offers that involve masterpieces

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