Sword of the Paruns


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

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Sword of the Paruns

Artifact — Equipment

As long as equipped creature is tapped, tapped creatures you control get +2/+0.

As long as equipped creature is untapped, untapped creatures you control get +0/+2.

: You may tap or untap equipped creature.


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Sword of the Paruns Discussion

emdub84 on EDH Macar

6 days ago

Here are a few budget options I really think you should look at, Puppet Strings , Sword of the Paruns , Honor-Worn Shaku and Springleaf Drum .

Arkheid on Emmara Mad Max

1 week ago

You can add some untap shenanigans: Puppet Strings , Sword of the Paruns (can pump your team for a lethal or just set more Soldier on the field), Nature's Chosen and Quest for Renewal , those cards are budget but you can run some more $$ card like Staff of Domination

For the ramp part, Harrow isn't the best pick cuz you don't care about your Graveyard or putting land in it, but it's an instant, if you have it run it, if not, stay with a kodama's Reach or the best one in this deck Harvest Season , also for ramping Cryptolith Rite & Song of Freyalise are a no-brainer (also 32land isn't a good number, run 36 to be more constant in your games)

Also, Stonybrook Schoolmaster , can't say no about running twice your commander

Chaotic_Justice on Goblin Swarms!

2 weeks ago

But... where's the Descent of the Dragons and Sword of the Paruns ?

Krinko has always been a favorite of mine. I got a budget version and a somewhat optimized version. I linked both below and hopefully, they can give some inspiration. Likewise, if you have a recommendation, I'm all ears.


Bulk-Order Goblins, Costco Size

Commander / EDH Chaotic_Justice


Somewhat Optimized

Goblins Everywhere

Commander / EDH Chaotic_Justice


McToters on Commandler

2 weeks ago

Love this deck—and what matters most is if you have fun with it!

I’m not sure if I saw some of these in your maybeboard but I would definitely think about running them.

Mana Flare as cheap mana doubler, plus added politics to help keep you alive if you aren’t the threat.

Kill Switch could be a dope board control with Mycosynth Lattice as long as you can untap your own stuff still, so in that regard I would put in Unwinding Clock to handle that. If in budget for you, Paradox Engine . More untap utility: Magewright's Stone , Sword of the Paruns , Thousand-Year Elixir .

I would def run Hoarding Dragon and Godo, Bandit Warlord for extra artifact tutors. But that’s just me.

How has this played in your meta?

+1 for jank and the uniqueness

McToters on A Wannabe Stax Deck (Yisan Budget)

3 weeks ago

Hey again! I was thinking... your commander has an ability that needs some of the same tools as my Kamahl, Pit Fighter deckdo you think Paradox Engine helps you out at all? I know you’re not casting creatures off of Yisan but I figure it’s powerful enough to run here. You probably still cast a decent amount of stuff. Also, maybe Thousand-Year Elixir as another untap tool (plus some haste). You’re not really running a ton of artifacts but Unwinding Clock may help add more value to your artifact utility. Sword of the Paruns is technically a worse Umbral Mantle due to initial CMC but it’s another option for untapping. Same goes for Magewright's Stone .

Not sure how much combo stuff you’re looking for but...

Umbral Mantle / Staff of Domination / Seeker of Skybreak + Illusionist's Bracers / go infinite on mana + Yisan activations


Seeker of skybreak + Rings of Brighthearth + Creature that taps for 3 mana = infinite mana

Anyway, you probably knew about all of those already but just thought I’d throw out a few more suggestions. I really like Yisan and think it’s a sweet deck.

lagotripha on Santa's Revenge 2: The Return of Marwyn

1 month ago

So a Freed from the Real variant? Umbral Mantle / Sword of the Paruns / Staff of Domination is traditional.

I like the idea of green untap spells though- Burst of Strength / Stony Strength / Ornamental Courage 's single mana cost could offer some serious ramp and could back Inspiring Call and Gyre Sage .

Thousand-Year Elixir hasn't found a deck it fits in yet either, since Swiftfoot Boots is usually better, but this has options to play it.

Inuyashaninja on Krazy Krenko and the Gang

1 month ago

Hey, so I think you should run Umbral Mantle over Sword of the Paruns , only because its cheaper option in terms of mana (umbral needs 6 to get going, paruns need 10). I recommend goblin war strike, its useful for removing a big creature (just like outnumber), but it is also useful in just out right removing someone from the game. If you ever have mana issues (especially given the higher cmc cards you run), i recommend Brightstone Ritual , Battle Hymn , and Mana Echoes (mana echoes is especially useful in that when krenko taps, the tokens that he creates in would end up creating a lot of colorless mana rather quickly. (Theres a formula to it, 2N^2, where N is number of goblins created. In addition, when you a lot of mana, you could use Comet Storm to just win against an entire group.

Beahr on selvala explorer returned

1 month ago

FenrisBurgess Yea I originally posted the list of just stuff I had for the idea pre-cuts. I've just updated the list. more direction but still missing a few critical pieces Fauna Shaman , Survival of the Fittest , Sword of the Paruns and still open to to suggestions. Thanks for commenting regardless.

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Sword of the Paruns occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.16%

Red: 0.15%