Sword-Point Diplomacy


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Sword-Point Diplomacy


Reveal the top three cards of your library. For each of those cards, put that card into your hand unless any opponent pays 3 life. Then exile the rest.

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Sword-Point Diplomacy Discussion

Zulfi on The Knights Who Say, "Ni!"

1 week ago

Khunjund: Alright so I did a little digging and these are a couple cards I found that may fit; Sword-Point Diplomacy, Forerunner of the Legion, Vona's Hunger, Profane Procession  Flip and Bontu's Monument. Thoughts?

InquisitorBiggie: Absolutely, I had it in there with Elenda, Dusk Rose and Vona, Butcher of Magan, but now that they're gone I'm thinking I'm going to replace the Rebirth for a Slaughter the Strong, or maybe an Urza's Ruinous Blast.

SereneTsunami on 20 Damage to the Face

3 weeks ago

Sword-Point Diplomacy works for all the reasons Gearhulk does. I like the split cards to intensify the damage Gearhulk can do.

tru13 on Standard Sultai Explore

1 month ago

Changed it to 21 mana by removing 1 forest form the deck. Added 2 Sword-Point Diplomacy to the mainboard.

SereneTsunami on I wanna see you make Lemonade!

1 month ago

Great job seeing Sword-Point Diplomacy for the big value card it is. I know the conventional wisdom is not to let opponents choose, but this is a great card in standard as part of an aggro deck. Put early presure on an opponents life, and watch him squirm as he looks over at his 11 life and the cards you show him. Worst case is he takes 9 damage and you lose some good cards, 9 life is 9 life. Even of you draw 3 lands, you just saved yourself from floding out on turn 4-6. SPD is the best direct dmg spell in black, and one of the best draw spells at the same time.

SereneTsunami on Red discard

1 month ago

I know the common wisdom is that allowing an opponent to choose is not smart, but I offer, Sword-Point Diplomacy. In an aggro deck where you put pressure on life totals early a SPD can create difficult choices, and it is just about the best card draw At worst it is land filtering, exactly what you want on turn 4-6.

milse on

1 month ago

Interesting idea, but I think you can do better than Slippery Scoundrel. Maybe Wanted Scoundrels or dire fleet hoarder or Warkite Marauder or Hostage Taker or Deadeye Brawler or Deadeye Tracker.

Instead of Recover maybe Duress or Walk the Plank or Vanquish the Weak? Recover is really expensive and you need something to slow them down (or speed you up) while you're setting up your pieces. Maybe Sword-Point Diplomacy?

I think I'd go with Hostage Taker and Duress (with Walk the Plank and Vanquish the Weak in the sideboard).

Blaze_Unicycle on BW Tokens

1 month ago

I'm wondering about Sword-Point Diplomacy in this deck. Because brawl is usually a multiplayer format and everyone starts at 30 life, I bet most players will not care about losing 9 life split in between them. Because it's casual, many 4 person games would probably end up with all of your opponents taking 3 life each, which is almost nothing. Also get ready for Dominaria. There are going to be so many good cards that you can add; it will probably be tough to make room for them, but they will be worth it.

shroom_dude on Guttersnipe's Party Games!

2 months ago

Is Sword-Point Diplomacy good? It seem bad since your opponent chooses what you get.

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