Sword of War and Peace


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
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Mythic Rare

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Sword of War and Peace

Artifact — Equipment

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

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, Sword of War and Peace deals damage to that player equal to the number of cards in his or her hand and you gain 1 life for each card in your hand.

Equip 2

Sword of War and Peace Discussion

Ripwater on The Eternal Greed Of House Karlov

1 week ago

Cool deck! Just a quick question: The only 2 token generators I see are Regal Bloodlord and Regna, the Redeemer is that enough fuel for your sac outlets? The thing is I don't see a lot of other creatures you want to throw in the meat grinder, since they all give quite some value.

I think I would cut the token theme and, like theemptyquiver said go for Sword of War and Peace or Sword of Light and Shadow . Hell I would run all of em, just for the protection, it makes Karlov unblockable. The other effects are the value bonus. Oh don't run Sword of Body and Mind it's trash ;)

Also have you considered: Mother of Runes , Eight-and-a-Half-Tails , Contemplation , Tablet of the Guilds , Shizo, Death's Storehouse , Crested Sunmare ? They all have a lot of synergy with Karlov and the way he runs the deck.

Try to go for as much lifegain triggers a turn, not just once in your upkeep. It will make you much much faster, to the point where you can exile creatures AND swing in for commander damage, instead of doing one of the two.

Hope it helps! And if you are curious or need some inspiration this is my list: [[Primer]] Karlov's Will. Maybe it gives you some idea's! :)

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Alluring Swine Riders

1 month ago

I liked your other deck so well that I decided to see what other ones you had, and I have to admit — this one made me laugh!

I'm all for janky, fun decks, but there is ONE suggestion I'd make: It's sad to me that Ring of Xathrid can't be tutored by Trophy Mage . That's part of the story!

I'm guessing that the main thing you were wanting from the Ring was the regeneration in order to protect Goblin Swine-Rider from himself? If so, you could go instead with the Indestructible granted by Darksteel Plate . A little less flavorful and not technically an equipment, but the only 3 CMC artifact that allows you to regenerate is Medicine Bag (but points if you were to use such a weird, old card!).

(Obviously, you could also go with the Protection: Red granted by the Swords of War and Peace or Fire and Ice . But I doubt you want to spend $20 and $50, respectively!! Although think of the beautiful irony of such a valuable relic in the hands of a swine-riding goblin.....)

For a list of all the 3 CMC equipment, check out this Scryfall search. :)

The_Fallen_Duke on Hanna's World

2 months ago

I have been pretty happy with the deck performance so far, but I'd like to try a couple of small changes and see how they work out.

  1. abandonding for now the side strategy of inflicting damage to opponents for having cards in their hands: I had already took out Black Vise , so I'll be removing also the Sword of War and Peace , as in any case I'm not attacking a lot.

  2. limiting further the possibilities left to opponents to trigger their combos by having Angel of Jubilation preventing them from sacrificing creatures.

  3. decreasing the mana cost of my spells: Jace's Sanctum was already reducing of 1 CMC the cost of instants and sorceries, but thanks to Sapphire Medallion and Pearl Medallion now also enchantments, creatures and planeswalkers will be 1 CMC cheaper (further reducing the costs of instant and sorceries as well).

-Orvos- on I Brought a Sword to a Magic Fight

4 months ago

@Saint1129 The main focus of the deck is to get a Darksteel Axe and a Worldslayer on either a Stuffy Doll or Darksteel Myr. There are various ways for each to get through and trigger Worldslayer leaving only my indestructible creatures, indestructible lands, and indestructible weapons on the battlefield.

Nemesis Mask can be used to force my opponent to block Stuffy Doll forcing them to take as much damage as their creatures do; or as a way to create an opening for Worldslayer to get through.

Dead-Iron Sledge on Stuffy Doll or Darksteel Myr is essentially deathtouch before damage is done. Throw in a Nemesis Mask on top of that and it can be a board wipe every turn for my opponent.

Avarice Amulet allows me to attack with my Stuffy Doll and still have it be a blocker, while also drawing a card.

Ghirapur Orrery lets me draw more cards when my hand is empty. Since the Tron Lands produce so much mana I'm often without cards in my hand.

Infiltration Lens gets me 2 cards for each creature blocking mine. You will always want to stop the thing with Worldslayer and Nemesis Mask forces you to block. So its a really effective draw engine.

Sword of War and Peace is there to offer protection from red and white because they are most likely to have exile in them.

I'm in the process of making a description just haven't got around to finishing it off yet. Did that help explain it a little better?

Ocelot44 on Tajic Arrogance

4 months ago

If you like Earthquake effects, I'm a fan of Magmaquake and Hour of Devastation because they hit planeswalkers as well!

Perhaps you could benefit from running cards that protect Tajic, as his ability doesn't protect himself. Things like Darksteel Plate and Hammer of Nazahn are both great, and if you have the money, Sword of Fire and Ice and Sword of War and Peace are both fantastic

-Orvos- on I Brought a Sword to a Magic Fight

4 months ago

@chickenekcihc Those are both awesome cards. I don't want to add Ugin, the Spirit Dragon or Karn Liberated because I like to create my own decks and brews. I feel like adding either of them into them mix would taint this brew. As for Sword of Feast and Famine it is a very good card, but it also seems like a "win more" card. With the urza lands out I can easily play my entire hand in a single turn if needed, no need to untap my lands. If I were to add a sword from that cycle into this deck it would be Sword of War and Peace because it offers protection from the most common sources of exile; and it does a little bit more damage and gains me some life. I did have some of the Sword of War and Peace in here in the last iteration of this deck but removed it in favor of more Dead-Iron Sledge and Nemesis Mask. Its just too funny to attack with a 0/1 Darksteel Myr with a Dead-Iron Sledge and Nemesis Mask equipped. I enjoy playing magic for fun, not necessarily to win, although winning is always fun!

Brian.whitney1126 on competitive alternate infect

4 months ago

jon_hill987 I haven't yet played with Damping Sphere but I think it will work well the card I'm curious about is Sword of War and Peace if I get it equipped it ends the game against burn but theres a lot of instant speed opportunities for them to kill my infect creature and the sword doesn't work well with Inkmoth Nexus maybe -1 Invisible Stalker -1 Sword of War and Peace +2 Feed the Clan

Ocelot44 on Kalemne is the Best RW Voltron General.

5 months ago


Hello! Long time Kalemne player here! I have a few answers for you!

I'm glad you brought up the good old Sword of Light and Shadow vs Sword of War and Peace debate! I prefer Light and Shadow in here over War and Peace for a number of reasons

1: Pro-black is more important than pro-red. This depends on your meta, obviously, but I've found that having protection from black creatures and spells can be far more relevant than red. If you run lots of Earthquake effects then you should take that into account, but otherwise I like pro-black more

2: Creature recursion is very important! Even with a low creature count in a deck like mine, being able to recur a fallen Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or Sun Titan or even your commander, is invaluable. I noticed in your deck that you run a whopping 21 creatures! Almost a quarter of your deck is creatures and you call that a low creature count?

3: The extra damage from War and Peace doesn't count towards commander damage. Although the damage you get from War and Peace's triggered ability can get out of hand at times, it ultimately won't matter as much because the goal of the deck is to win through commander damage

I used Sunforger when I first built the deck, and it was fun for a while! I ended up taking it out because it's way too slow and I needed room for more important equipment. Without other pieces to support it like Leonin Shikari or Sigarda's Aid, it can be kind of underwhelming

I hope you're joking with Mask of Memory. Nothing else in Boros comes close to Wheel of Fortune - it's one of the best draw spells in the whole game. Mask of Memory isn't even as good as Sword of Fire and Ice because it doesn't give evasion. It's very useful in your case because Aurelia, the Warleader naturally has evasion. If I ever needed more draw, I would run something that wouldn't require me to have a creature with evasion already on the field - something like Magus of the Wheel, or maybe Wheel of Fate or Sram, Senior Edificer

Spector's Shroud is only one quarter of Sword of Feast and Famine, and I can't imagine ever running it over any other equipment

Destructive Urge is terrible and I don't know why anyone would run it over Stone Rain or any other kind of targeted land removal. If I ever needed more land hate, I'd run either Wasteland or maybe Crucible of Worlds

Balan is an excellent card - as a commander. In the 99, he's not so useful. If I ever wanted a "plan B," I would put Aurelia back in because she's useful even if Kalemne is still on the field. That being said, if Kalemne gets killed too many times and I can't recast her, that's a sign that I might need more ramp or more ways to recur Command Beacon, but so far that hasn't really been the case

Thank you for the comment! I'm sorry for sounding like an ass, but I want to make the most efficient deck possible! Every meta is different, and maybe yours allows for more options for what to play

I will check out your deck soon!

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