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Sword of Vengeance
Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +2/+0 and has first strike, vigilance, trample, and haste.
Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
Sword of Vengeance Discussion
3 days ago
@NensouHiebara - I feel like if things have gone the route where Gideon Blackblade is a viable equip creature target, things have gone horribly, horribly wrong... because the mana investment equates to temporary gains; it's akin to your equipped creature dying/being exiled, regardless of indestructibility/Hexproof.
Balan being able to equip everything at instant speed for 2 mana, is what makes it the best equipment general. Gideon isn't bad, per say, but the whole "being a creature and also a planeswalker" thing is overrated when the equipments fall off every turn. It's versatile, and early game it could do a significant amount of work to pump balan/something else, but late game, it's only going to be for the keyword +1. If that's enough for you, then it's all good, but I find it hard to justify when, unlike equipment tutors, this can't be fetched without making cuts for it's tutor(s).
Gideon is basically an attackable enchantment. Instead of that, Open the Armory or Steelshaper's Gift gets you whatever you need. Need indestructible? Fetch Darksteel Plate or Hammer of Nazahn . Need Vigilance? Fetch something like Sword of Vengeance . Lifelink? Fetch Loxodon Warhammer . Etc. Of those, Sun Titan gets back 3 of the 4, nevermind anything else. If you don't have Vigilance on board, you're likely to pick that just to try to keep Balan up as a blocker for Gideon, which might not always be ideal if you're also missing hexproof/indestructible.
2 weeks ago
I own everything included, so not a problem on having the cards available. I pruned Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse from my over land because I felt I had enough fetching means going on, but it wouldn't be beyond reason to consider those in place of sorcery-based fetching from the perspective of recurring them from the graveyard and being able to repeat the fetch process. It's something I could consider.
2 weeks ago
On the topic of Sensei's Divining Top , I'm doing a lot filtering through this decks structure, probably more than is common, but getting cards into hand in mono-green is a tough spot. The top just has value there. Now, I could switch it out for something like Momentous Fall or Soul's Majesty , which I initially considered doing, but I was a bit concerned over worthwhile targets. Soul's Majesty seems like the better option because of the sac requirement for Fall, but I didn't like the increase in mana curve.
Thanks for linking your deck, Abaques. I will definitely take a look!
2 weeks ago
Look at effects like Greater Good . With Multani's easy recur ability and tons of ramp it's a great way to get a lot of cards in your hand.
To be frank I think you've got some cards that are generally strong, but don't really do anything special for your deck. Survival of the Fittest and the Top just sort of seem out of place. I'd also consider cutting some of the mana doubling enchantments. You only have a handful of cards that can really use all that mana you'll be generating.
I'd strongly recommend Basilisk Collar . The deathtouch works great with trample and with Multani's size the lifelink makes the crackback much easier to take. I'd also add Yeva, Nature's Herald and Sword of Vengeance just for the haste.
I have a much more budget Multani deck that's performed well in my meta: What Lurks in the Forest
1 month ago
This deck looks pretty good. Similar to my own Vultron-ish Skullbriar deck.
Yahenni, Undying Partisan is another hasty +1 counter creature that has built-in protection.
Vraska, Regal Gorgon might have a bit higher CMC, but I think fits your deck a little more than your current Vraska.
2 months ago
Hey, nice upgrade and you kept your deck budget well done :)
There's a few good cards that are included in Feline Ferocity that I don't see here, consider adding them:
- Command Tower > Vivid Grove
- Skullclamp > Trailblazer's Boots
- Cultivate > Nissa's Pilgrimage
- Sword of Vengeance > Helm of the Host
- Leonin Relic-Warder > Felidar Cub
There's some other budget cards ($4 or less each) that can be upgrades to consider:
- Canopy Vista
- Scattered Groves
- Fortified Village
- Sungrass Prairie
- Eladamri's Call
- Congregation at Dawn
- Open the Armory
- Sun Titan
- Swords to Plowshares
Vista and Scattered are good to search for one of them with Farseek since they are Plains. Vista and Village have good interaction with lots of basic lands. Call, Dawn and Armory are tutors, currently here there's no tutors. Dawn has good interaction with Herald's Horn being able to at instant speed set-up the top of your library with Cats. Having three turns where you can draw a Cat or creature of your choice is also nice. Titan is not a Cat, but he can be a repeatable way to reanimate 3 or less CMC permanents.
Cards to consider cutting:
- 1x Plains
- 1x Forest
- Vivid Meadow
- Blossoming Sands
- Graypelt Refuge
- Phantom Nishoba
- Spirit of the Hearth or Felidar Sovereign
- Hunter's Prowess
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
THE most important card in Olric is Concerted Effort . Gotta have that redundancy for a commander-theme heavy deck.
In terms of "eating your vegetables," this deck really needs ramp and card draw. Marble Diamond , Knight of the White Orchid (goes well with the knight stuff I mention below, Mentor of the Meek , Mind Stone , Endless Atlas , Alms Collector , Sword of the Animist , Emeria, The Sky Ruin , Solemn Simulacrum , Boreas Charger , and Isolated Watchtower would all be good, here.
I would cut a lot of the first strike and add in more double-strikers. If you have both, first strike is useless to share. Arashin Foremost is cheap, and it's serviceable, even without the tribal synergy. Aven Sunstriker , Sylvia Brightspear , and Skyhunter Skirmisher come with flying. Silverblade Paladin can get you attacking the turn before Odric comes out. Solemn Recruit is nothing special, but it beats Master at Arms, at least.
Mirran Crusader would be one of the more expensive cards in your deck, but it's very good, and it's a knight, in case you want to add in some knight synergies, since you're heavy on the tribe. Kinsbaile Cavalier would be the best choice to support that, kind of as a backup Odric, although Valiant Knight is also pretty okay. In fact, I really like Heavenly Blademaster with Odric, too, so I wouldn't hesitate to go all in. Also, Gallant Cavalry , Call the Cavalry , and Righteous Confluence all start doing some major work by adding vigilance and making 4/2's once you account for double strike.
In terms of keyword soup, Zetalpa, Primal Dawn is good. Same for Akroma, Angel of Wrath . That one is a bit expensive, but haste is hard to come by in mono-white. I could say the same for Lightning Greaves , or at least Swiftfoot Boots . Riftmarked Knight could also have a place if you go knight tribal. I suppose Sword of Vengeance could also be okay? Deathtouch is very hard to come by in mono white, although if you've got a little extra in your budget, Basilisk Collar is very good with first/double strike and gives lifelink, to boot.
3 months ago
My first suggestion might be to move the deck from modern to casual and explain you're looking for a modern format deck restriction. It helps clear away the comments of those looking to aid you in building a deck that can have a chance at a small tournament win. For modern 4+ mana spells are either the key strategy of the deck, or not many copies are ran as the top end, or it has a strong mana ramp strategy in the deck to make big spells hit play early.
Now this is definitely far more tuned to fight the average new/casual player. My suggestions for if this is a casual deck would be Sword of Vengeance or Always Watching . both provide vigilance and the power boost for the initiate to trigger the angel proc, vigilance also provides you with a decent wall to stop creature strategies from attacking you.
If the goal is to start attending tournaments maybe look into building g/w standard angels/tokens, you have many of the more expensive pieces, but if modern is the goal mana dorks like Noble Hierarch , Birds of Paradise , or Avacyn's Pilgrim with maybe a Oketra's Monument strategy (it makes the expensive angels cheaper and combo's with Whitemane Lion or Kor Skyfisher to make every W mana a token) Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is also rather good with helping get your creatures stronger, pumping out tokens, and being another gideon to play well with the other one. Honor of the Pure could also be a consideration.
Sword of Vengeance occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%