Sword of Light and Shadow


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions Mythic Rare
Modern Masters Mythic Rare
Darksteel Rare
Promo Set 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

BPWyndon on Kemba, Armory Commander

8 hours ago

Sword of Light and Shadow isn't worth the price for this deck (I only have 4 creatures total), but if my friends decided they just couldn't bare to continue living without me having those expensive swords, and gave them to me, I certainly wouldn't not put them in the deck.

McAtoms on Kemba, Armory Commander

8 hours ago

You should add all the legal swords. Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Light and Shadow, & Sword of Feast and Famine. (The Masterpiece versions)

ulmo on a fresh deck on modern zombies

1 day ago

Sword of Light and Shadow has synergy with the rest of your build and seems effective against most token decks (you mention Bitterblossom). there's also Illness in the Ranks for a budget option (side out yer Lingering Souls) or Legion Loyalist (different tribe, i know). Good luck

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

3 days ago

Zillabrony13: I've been wavering on Sword of Light and Shadow for a while. My main problem with it is that it protects the equipped creature from my own Benevolent Bodyguard, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Mother of Runes, Stonehewer Giant, Duelist's Heritage, Sigarda's Aid, Gift of Immortality, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, and Boros Charm. On the other hand, I sometimes have problems with white decks because none of my Swords protect against it...

I'll pass on Burnished Hart, though: far far far too much mana investment for two tapped lands :(

nav566 on Raksha Golden Cub

3 days ago

thanks. I don't have much of a budget, otherwise I'd just put in Sword of Light and Shadow or something. This is why i am not playing godsend, konda's banner, stonehewer giant or darksteel plate. Sword of vengeance in not very helpful, since raksha already has vigilance, and all my cats has double strike so first strike is usless. so it's basicly a 3 mana equip 3 for +2/+0 trample and haste. I don't realy like argentum armor or batterskull as cards. but i'll put in Masterwork of Ingenuity, I didn't knew he was exist. Thank you.

NensouHiebara on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

6 days ago


Regardless, I don't want to have too many sources of double strike, as they don't stack and the extras would get stuck in the hand. The two I have is fine for now.


No interest in Helm of Obedience.

This isn't a combo deck. Adding combo wins would undermine the entire Voltron strategy.

Zillabrony13 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

6 days ago

Would you consider adding in Sword of Light and Shadow for a more defensive Sword? And perhaps Burnished Hart for more ramp and another sacrificing creature?

vampyrialis on Mobile Suit Teysa

1 week ago

Thank you for the suggestion. I'm seriously considering Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of Feast and Famine.

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