Sword of the Paruns


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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

SynergyBuild on X equals the purpose (Help ...

2 weeks ago

Oh yeah, look up some Temur Sabertooth combos... there are a lot. Also, if you run enough elves/pump Marwyn, the Nurturer also goes infinite with the aforementioned Umbral Mantle, Staff of Domination, and Sword of the Paruns...

Ooh... Now that I think of it, there are combos that are good with Kruphix like with Maze of Ith and Ley Weaver/Argothian Elder, you attack with the creature, untap it with Maze, it is still 'in combat', so you tap it, untapping a land and Maze, then tap them both to untap the creature, netting one mana per cycle, making infinite mana!

shaftdiggity on Ezuri Claw of Combos

2 weeks ago

Aluren + Intruder Alarm + Cloudstone Curio + Shrieking Drake

Sword of the Paruns is like umbra mantel to go infinite mana

the__odysseus on Emmaras' Army

3 weeks ago

Smuggler's Copter is pretty good. I run it in my deck. Skullclamp is a must-include, as is Cryptolith Rite. I like Crush Contraband. You shoudl definitely run Sword of the Paruns mainboard, as it combos with Ashnod's Altar, another must-have. Finally, Parallel Lives.

chirz2792 on Emmaras' Army

3 weeks ago

You could try some of the vehicles. Smuggler's Copter seems solid, you could also try Sword of the Paruns.

Errast on JLK's Emmara l Game Knights #21

1 month ago

I'd love to see a Sword of the Paruns in this deck. Between the versatility of buffing creatures Power/toughness, the untap/tap effect for Emmara, despite it's cost, and it's ability to serve as another Beastmaster Ascension really serve to put this card in the spotlight.

Otherwise great deck, hope you don't mind me stealing it ;)

Funkydiscogod on Belltower Lurker

1 month ago

I'm having a difficult time trying to explain why I dislike those abilities, and I think it's because its ability gives no real options on when to use it: after attacking, before damage is dealt is the correct time to activate it, and the only time you don't want to activate it, is if the opponent has an even larger flying threat.

It would be an interesting choice as a creature that gets weaker when attacking, but the "untap this" ability is better than vigilance: even Cryptic Command doesn't stop it from being a 5/5 flying lifelinking blocker.

Other cards that depend on whether it's tapped or untapped, are usually like Castle Raptors, Hollow Dogs, Fortress Cyclops or Sphinx Sovereign. It's rare to get an increase in power for blocking, or to get an increase in defense for attacking.

The only example I have of a "tapped matters" that comes with a built-in untap ability is Sword of the Paruns, which gives different bonuses based on whether its tapped or untapped.

That bat card only has a bonus for being untapped, so there's never a choice to be made. To fix that card, the first step is to get rid of that self-untap ability.

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