Sword of Sinew and Steel

Sword of Sinew and Steel

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from black and from red.

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, destroy up to one target planeswalker, and up to one target artifact.

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sword of Sinew and Steel Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Ikoria Teaser

6 days ago

dbpunk, the fact that Sword of Truth and Justice and Sword of Sinew and Steel were printed in Modern Horizons and not a standard-legal set suggests that WotC considers such cards to be too powerful for standard, so, if they print any further cards in that cycle, they will likely be in Commander 2020, and not the main set of Ikoria.

Vimozahr on Tuvasa enchantments

2 weeks ago

Cut Creatures for Voltron/Aura-Stuff like: Dont cut Cards like Mesa, Argothian...

Your Commander is also good for beating CMD DMG so use them. Also more Enchantments/Auras, more Carddraw = Awesome.

All That Glitters

Ancestral Mask

Aqueous Form

Battle Mastery

Bear Umbra

Diplomatic Immunity

Eldrazi Conscription

Ethereal Armor

Helm of the Gods

Lightning Greaves

Mirrormade

Sword of Sinew and Steel

Pick Auras first.

hyped1221 on Darien, King of Kjeldor Token/Lifegain EDH

4 weeks ago

At long last pulled the trigger and traded for a Mana Crypt and Sword of Feast and Famine! Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Sword of Sinew and Steel are out in their stead.

Emearq on Syr Gwyn - charging back into commander

4 weeks ago

Hey, really appreciate your feedback.

Lot of your suggestions are excellent options I've completely overlooked. I had a Boros Charm already, so I've switched that with the Mace of the Valiant. Hadn't even looked at the sword options as thought they were all prohibitively expensive but Sword of Sinew and Steel looks like a great fit for the artifact removal. Will swap it out for Forebear's Blade once I get the card. Open the Armory is definitely a good shout too, have ordered but not yet decided what to swap for it. Finally will also pick up the suggested Buried Ruin for the utility benefits, swapping for a Mountain most likely.

Actually have a Kindred Dominance already, but the high mana cost puts me off as it might sit as a dead card a lot of the time as I'm not sure how deck ramp feels yet. It would certainly help with finishing games off though.

Not so sure on Ashenmoor Liege as many of the knights are white. Likewise, going to give the Haakon, Stromgald Scourge + Dauntless Bodyguard a miss as not sure how to go about getting Haakon into the graveyard easily.

Deck gets its first outing on Tuesday, looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

Thanks again for your thoughts!

ShadowAblaze on Syr Gwyn - charging back into commander

1 month ago

Love the deck a ton!

Creature suggestions: Ashenmoor Liege - Sort of tribal card, really powerful

Bloodcrazed Paladin - Not sure how good it is but in theory, after a large boardwipe...

Haakon, Stromgald Scourge + Dauntless Bodyguard - Nasty combo once it starts. Depends on your playstyle.

If I had anything to suggest, it is that there is maybe not enough removal. So here as a few suggestions that I think you would find useful.

Kindred Dominance - great boardwipe option in tribal. Boros Charm/Rakdos Charm these have plenty of utility since they have multiple options. Boros Charm is prtection from boardwipe and a finisher with the double strike mode. Rakdos Charm works against graveyard decks, destroys a problematic artifact, or punishes go wide decks. Sword of Sinew and Steel - All around great card but also serves as recurring removal!

Other: Buried Ruin - Utility land, gets your artifacts that have been destroyed. Open the Armory - functions as any of your equipment but is flexible ~ you can tutor for lands if you get Sword of the Animist or tutor for protection Swiftfoot Boots or even your removal equipment Argentum Armor.

I hope you found these suggestions insightful and helpful! +1

ShreddedByCrows on [EDH] Let's Spread the Plague

1 month ago

Hey discipleofgary73! At first, let me thank you a lot for your feedback. It's very helpful.

Your theme suggestions are all really nice and I already tested some of them before to come up with the version presented there.

Those which didn't make the cut were the following ones: Pestilence Demon (a cool card, with the perfect flavorness, despite being too clunky atm for my meta - I'll add it to the maybeboard for more casual runs), Phyrexian Plaguelord (a pretty good creature removal I'm not convinced about being needed there / nice flavor tho), Pox (land hate always draws you a big target on the head in my pod, but still this could be a game-changing card that fits the theme and powers up Burning Sands / I'm definitely up to try it again), Torment of Hailfire (even if I like that card as one - if not maybe the one, the chosen one - of my favorites, I'm a bit bored of playing it all my decks containing Black - but you're right, it does make sense in there).

I do like the suggestion of Bubbling Muck as most of the deck is black-centered, I'll certainly make room for it. Pontiff of Blight also feels nice, but I think I already got too many mana sinks and don't storm off efficiently enough to use him at its best. Heartless Hidetsugu is an interesting one. It's some bonkers lifeloss outlet I'll always want in a Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck, not sure if it goes there though because of the redundancy it creates with just a bit better cards. Torment of Scarabs is good but one-sided, and generates some hate / I cut Painful Quandary for that reason so I doubt about it being better. Binding Agony is a weird card I actually didn't know it existed - it's like a cheap Repercussion onto one creature - which feels fair. With White enchantment recursion and infinite doll-combos it could be dope I second you on that, I'll see if I figure out a way where it could be nearly as effective there since it's surely an appealing tool.

Otherwise I also tried Black Market for some time, but preferred to run Revel in Riches over it given that it does allow me to generate other mana sources than only black ones. I'm still not really sure about it, but having both in the list feels redundant as the ramp for pestilence effects to occur asap wasn't the main problem I was facing through my few games. I might still reconsider it if things don't stand this way. It's not that cheap to play at 5ccm and doesn't make any difference with Revel in Riches at the attention it attracts from my playgroup removals.

Even if it's a bit sad, I've to admit that Garza is pretty much useless as it stands. Sometimes in long-term games where everyone is playing Control and exterminated the aggro players, I'm able to cast her and draw between one or two cards with her second ability, but that's all. I wish there was a way to make us of her without choosing to go for a typical Voltron strategy involving the Swords' package / Greaves / Jitte / etc. That being told, Kusari-Gama could be of use if I decide to go for more creatures. The whole new Sword of Sinew and Steel you also suggested enables me to deal with things actually out of my range and I might consider tuning up a bit the decklist for it. Scytheclaw is cool and fits the themes, I forgot about that card.

Smoke is overall a really good card, I just hope it doesn't turn the deck too much into a Staxxy one / feels pretty good against Saskia. I'm not fond of Counterflux but I guess it also could be useful against this annoying Pod dude. Fool's Demise is a card I never played because I always felt it was overcosted, but I might give it its chance for once and see what happens!

I'll let you know about future changes if you're interested, thanks again for your help!

Tzefick on Sword of X and Y ...

1 month ago

MindAblaze Thank you for the praise and your own suggestions.

If I may offer a bit of feedback;

Green-White Show

Blue-Black Show

Red-Green Show

Self reflection and consideration for the Swords Show

discipleofgary73 on [EDH] Let's Spread the Plague

1 month ago

Solely theme-based, not necessarily things that will improve the deck suggestions: Bubbling Muck, Pontiff of Blight, Pestilence Demon, Heartless Hidetsugu, Pox, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Torment of Hailfire, Torment of Scarabs, Binding Agony. I've seen agony be used for infinite combos with stuffy doll, but as far as I know, they all need white.
I think Black Market could help power up the pestilence effects.
Some goodies for Garza: Kusari-Gama, Nemesis Mask, Scytheclaw, Argentum Armor, Ring of Valkas, Sword of Sinew and Steel, and Sword of Fire and Ice.
And some final thoughts: Smoke, Counterflux, and Fool's Demise.

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