Sword of Light and Shadow


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

dogisgod on Athreos, God Of Postage

1 day ago

Maybe one of the fetch lands (Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse) because your BW and it's not likely you're going to need a specific type of mana for Cabal Coffers. Maybe switch Ashnod's Altar for Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim because the second ability is hard to activate and Ashnod's Altar is just a better sac outlet. As for Sword of Light and Shadow it's not necessary because you already have a lot of graveyard recusal and it's really expensive but if you already have it or want it in replace Utter End. Utter End just costs too much and really isn't worth how much it costs.

dogisgod on Athreos, God Of Postage

1 day ago

No Cabal Coffers or Ashnod's Altar? Sword of Light and Shadow and other graveyard recural cuz Athreos, God of Passage doesn't have guaranteed graveyard recural

miracleHat on What to remove, Red White ...

2 days ago

I mean, your custom categories make the decklist extremely difficult to follow... You have a category listed angels, and then there are angel creatures outside of the 'angel' category. As for your 'tempo' cards:
Avarice Amulet is a lackluster equipment that gives negligible p/t buff, limited draw potential, and not worth spending a 6 total mana to cast and equip.
Conqueror's Galleon  Flip is a horrible creature, 2/10 is nothing but worthless. Needing to be crewed is just insult to injury. The flip side land is not worth it (6 mana Regrowth + Jayemdae Tome is bad).
Humble Defector would be fine, except that it is weak and gives your opponent card advantage.
Inheritance's ability is overcosted. You do not have enough ramp in the deck to have 3 mana left over to also utilize that enchantment effectively.
Magus of the Wheel is risky, like all a-symmetrical cards. You're opponent might end up better than you and you have no way to mitigate any bonuses that your opponent(s) would receive.
Well of Lost Dreams (forgot that brion had lifelink*), Sol Ring, and Skullclamp are all good cards that enhance the deck. The other 5 cards listed do not (as stated above).

Cards that you need to at least 'consider' adding:
better removal, i.e. keep Angel of Serenity (do not remove it ever), but find room for Wear / Tear, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Wrath of God, and/or maybe Austere Command.
Lightning Greaves, Sword of Feast and Famine/Sword of Light and Shadow, and or Loxodon Warhammer to make your artifact/equipment tutors viable once Sunforger is already in play/hand.
As mentioned previously you have minimal ramp, and this is a serious problem. Sol Ring, Boros Signet, Pearl Medallion, and Land Tax should all be considered. If you are interested in more explosive plays, Neheb, the Eternal, Seething Song, Pyretic Ritual, and Vessel of Volatility (and such forms of fast mana) would be worthy of consideration.

So: I wonder if I am trolling you or just giving advice that you do not wish to hear?

Dredgar on Selling swords and binder

5 days ago

Would really like the extra cash

I have some swords I would like to sell to pay some bills.

Sword of Body and Mind MRD 8$ MPS 35$

Sword of Light and Shadow DST 20$ MPS 50$

Sword of Fire and Ice MPS 80$

Sword of Feast and Famine MBS 18$ MPS 95$

Sword of War and Peace MPS 50$

Prices negotiable as long as it's not an uber lowball, thanks for looking!

Also check out my binder. Everything is for sale and extremely negotiable;)


1 week ago

I would suggest more swords. Sword of Fire and Ice and Sword of Feast and Famine combined with the Sword of Light and Shadow will grant protection from all colors, and those 3 are arguably the best for commander

abby315 on LF: Ensnaring Bridge MPS!

1 week ago

Hi! I need two Ensnaring Bridge Masterpieces and would love to work out a trade. I have high-value things in my binder, like Liliana of the Veil, fetches, etc; as well as some unlisted other Masterpieces like Daze and Sword of Light and Shadow.

I can get regular Stronghold Ensnaring Bridges to be part of the trade if you want to trade for value but need the Bridge for a deck.

Let me know if you're interested!! TY!

Dredgar on H: Swords W: Cash

1 week ago

I have some swords I would like to sell to pay some bills.

Sword of Body and Mind MRD 8$ MPS 40$

Sword of Light and Shadow DST 20$ MPS 65$

Sword of Fire and Ice MPS 95$

Sword of Feast and Famine MBS 18$ MPS 115$

Sword of War and Peace MPS 50$

Prices negotiable as long as it's not an uber lowball, thanks for looking!

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

2 weeks ago

Thanks MegaMatt13. Will digest and figure out what to cut to get them in.

Berserk has been in and out, I thought the same about the removal aspect of it too which is cool, especially if it's attacking an opponent in a Multi-Player pod. Have to find room.

Pride of Lions I keep going back and forth on, the idea is to tutor trample, Green Sun's Zenith into Rhonas the Indomitable or Steelshaper's Gift into Loxodon Warhammer, or Arahbo, Roar of the World last ability... so Trample overcomes all but the toughness of the blocker anyway, where Pride of Lions does that extra damage, but then gets killed probably without actually killing his blocker either (Because if the blocker can't kill him why did they block him in the first place, and he does no damage to the blocker). He's good, should find something to out for him.

Metallic Mimic is really borderline, I think about his interaction with Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Kemba, Kha Regent, Pride Sovereign + Regal Caracal (Especially for my Felidar Sovereign win-con), Ajani, Caller of the Pride. I originally had more, like White Sun's Zenith and some others, but there are less. Metallic Mimic on his own isn't that exciting 2/1 for . He's definitely high on the cut list.

Puresteel Paladin + Leonin Shikari makes Eminence and Lightning Greaves a viable option together, but its janky. I cut Sword of Light and Shadow and Sword of Feast and Famine already because of the same issues. It's really the haste more than the protection I want anyway since Selsnya is quite limited for haste.

Both suggestions Heirloom Blade and Fireshrieker are great, I'm struggling a bit with which cards to cut, and worried about getting too few cats.

Thanks for the feedback, MUCH appreciated.

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