Sword of Light and Shadow


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Crav96 on Kumena's Dancing Tribe 2.0

50 minutes ago

Welcome to the world of EDH brews and may your journey be long and creative !!

I really like your iteration of Kumena. In the theme of attacks and untapping Id suggest Sword of Feast and Famine (maybe instead of Sword of Light and Shadow, but it is really meta dependent, whether you want to replace it or add it by taking out something else), as you can virtually have Kumena almost always unblockable (with his ability), guaranteeing you an untap!Another thing, I noticed you removed Beast Within. Such choice also depends a lot on your play group, so obviously you know best, but I DO have to stress that it is one of the most powerful removal spells in EDH. It trades any PERMANENT (super important keyword in a word of Blood Moons, opposing Vedalken Orrery, Gaea's Cradles, and typical black/white protection like Animar, Soul of Elements) for just a 3/3. All in all, keep in mind how powerful it is as a card.

Happy brewing!

JAPuckett85 on Chairman Meow

2 days ago

Nice deck! The name alone is fantastic lol. Check out my own edh-cat-deck here: WonderCats. There are a couple cards that I think are auto-include for this deck, yet are glaringly absent. Sigarda's Aid is AMAZING for any Voltron deck. Chameleon Colossus is technically a "Cat," & his pump ability is crazy with Arahbo's Eminence ability, so I am curious why you cut him out. soul22 & Winterblast: I can see why Fleecemane Lion didn't make the cut, but I've found him to be a very nice body when going Voltron- expensive CMC, but I basically think of him as a 7-mana Indestructible, Hexproof 7/7, which is pretty badass when you throw a couple things on him, such as Fireshrieker, Quietus Spike, Prowler's Helm, & Sword of Fire and Ice, lol. I personally don't think Watchers of the Dead is strong enough to make the cut- his ability lets them keep the important stuff in their graveyard. Scavenging Ooze seems better, imo, since it actually targets the problem. I would also put Aura Shards in there, since there are enough non-cats to be even better than Qasali Slingers in your deck, imo, though I run both. Another sweet Voltron guy is Stonehewer Giant. I prefer him over Stoneforge Mystic for edh. Also, what happened to your ramp? Cultivate/Kodama's Reach got cut? Even with the artifact "ramp," it seems very low, since you only have 30 lands. Another missing piece is card draw: I personally like Hunter's Insight with Arahbo. A game-ending spell in my deck that I absolutely LOVE top-decking is Genesis Wave. I found Sacred Cat to be underwhelming in actual play. Skyhunter Prowler is a flying vigilant 4/6 on the attack, and a 1/3 on defense, & I have found his 2 keyword abilities to be very very good when he is Voltron'd-up. I also cut Sword of Feast and Famine & Sword of Light and Shadow from my deck; the protection was too problematic, since it made the Eminence ability useless, and also prevented stuff like Duelist's Heritage & even pumps such as your Phytoburst/Berserk. Anyways, just some suggestions- good luck!

rockleemyhero on LF: back to basics, noble ...

1 week ago

Looking to get into legacy and throwing out some feelers. Have a bunch of higher value EDH stuff for trade.

Lower priority wants: Search for Azcanta  Flip, Aether Vial, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip (FTV foil)

H: Lord of Extinction, Oracle of Mul Daya, Oracle of Mul DayaF, Johnny, Combo PlayerF (will undervalue it), a few khans fetches, Goblin Guide, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Vigor, Gauntlet of Power, Sword of Light and Shadow, kaalia, the vastF, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Grave Titan, Reflecting Pool, Chromatic Lantern, Dragon Broodmother

redace10 on The Last Guardian (Control)

2 weeks ago

Karmic Guide and Reveillark for recurring creatures is what you're looking for, they're ETB triggers are strong. Angel of Serenity, Sun Titan, or Sword of Light and Shadow are other options.

Speaking of an ETB deck, no Brago, King Eternal here? Looks like a value city kind of card in this deck.

You run Isochron Scepter, I recommend running it in conjunction with Pull from Eternity to get back that exiled spell when the scepter is inevitably removed. Also stuff just gets exiled in commander, p.o.e. can do some work.

Nice deck, +1 cause it looks for the grind/combo win, which Azor...ius decks just want to do naturally. I run a voltron themed Azor deck, Azor will have Order, take a look as it may give you some ideas for your own.

chadsansing on Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith

1 month ago

Cool commander!

Looks like you could use more W sources and trim back on the G in your mana-base.

Maybe a Pride Sovereign. An Inventors' Fair and Welding Jar. An Eternal Witness and a Noxious Revival/Reclaim/Regrowth.

I also wonder about Brimaz, King of Oreskos + Sword of the Meek.

Would any of the pro(tection) swords be helpful, like Sword of Body and Mind, Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Light and Shadow, Sword of Fire and Ice, or Sword of War and Peace? Or a Batterskull with Stoneforge?

Happy brewing!

docbp87 on Cat tribal Voltron

1 month ago

Any reason to not use Batterskull, Umezawa's Jitte, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Body and Mind, Sword of Light and Shadow, and Sword of War and Peace? Arguably these are among the best equipment in the game, all conspicuously absent? I know some are on the pretty expensive (in dollar amount) end of things, but some aren't too bad, and the power level is absurd.

Other obvious upgrades come in the mana base, getting rid of so many tap lands. Horizon Canopy, all of the fetches that get Plains or Forests (Flooded Strand, Wooded Foothills, Windswept Heath, Marsh Flats, Verdant Catacombs, Arid Mesa, and Misty Rainforest), for budget don't forget the Mirage fetches (Flood Plain, Mountain Valley, Grasslands). Others to not forget would be like Flagstones of Trokair

LordSnow on - Modern Aristocrats -

1 month ago

@Toak83 Thank you! I have thought about it but never had tried it. I have thought about Sword of Fire and Ice and Sword of Light and Shadow in particular. I think it could be good but I have always worried it could be too slow. Perhaps its worth trying in the Side Board. In a slower game, it could really do some work.

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