Sword-Point Diplomacy

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Sword-Point Diplomacy

Sorcery

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

souzagm on BR Rakdos Burn, Draw Some Flames

6 days ago

Darth_Savage I'll keep the Sword-Point Diplomacy because I like the card idea. I'll do some changes like trade 4x Ghitu Lavarunner to 4x Monastery Swiftspear and 4x Wizard's Lightning to 4x Rift Bolt and 4x Lightning Strike to 4x Magma Jet I'll keep Viashino because I dont think Thunderous Wrath will fit in this deck. Hey bro I'm very grateful for the help :D

SereneTsunami on Rakdos Control

1 week ago

I'm gonna try this. We don't need blue as much because of the card draw of Sword-Point Diplomacy and Risk Factor. Gonna use some cheaper creatures until I have proof of concept. Electrostatic Field is my big difference. With so many spells we can burn them down faster, and stop early aggro.

Darth_Savage on Tibalt Discard

2 weeks ago

Hmm, 24 land is a lot for a Hollow One deck, I'd cut all 4 of Temple of Malice. That gives you 4 slots and they need to be spells to leverage Arclight Phoenix, pick one from: Rift Bolt, Gut Shot or Mutagenic Growth. I probably prefer Sword-Point Diplomacy or Risk Factor to Dark Deal, which is card disadvantage and can only be played turn 3 when your hand could be almost empty. I'd cut all 3 Dark Deal and add the fourth Faithless Looting and 2x of one of the others.

Your not running fetches so why run Blood Crypt? Budget wise removing the Crypt would make sense, plus you need "free" spells for Pheonix so why burn yourself when 4x Foreboding Ruins is probably fine in your setup. Still on lands 19 will be fine, so -1 mountain +1 Grafted Wargear, with this in play any creature can recur Flamewake Phoenix. Lastly -1 Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded, yeah he is the gag, but really +1 Bedlam Reveler is just better. I suspect if you make those changes your deck will actually work out cheaper than it is now.

I play a version of Hollow One, Power 4 is Ferocious and for a while I tried to fit Nahiri, the Harbinger into it, without much success, even though I like the card. Some decks suit planeswalkers and others don't. In any event I hope my comments help, good luck and have fun brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on Competitive(-ish) B/R Hollow One

2 weeks ago

I've seen many Hollow One variants and play one, but I've never seen one use Measure of Wickedness, I like the idea behind it, but I don't like that you warped the deck slightly (Shriekhorn) to enable it or that it costs 4 to cast... If I was using it, I'd add Furyblade Vampire and cut Grisly Survivor and Shriekhorn, Furyblade is a free discard outlet, with a reasonable upside. Your also running too many creatures with Delve, the normal Hollow One deck which runs fetch lands still only runs 4 delve creature, so -2 Gurmag Angler, -2 Tombstalker +2 Flameblade Adept and +2 Flamewake Phoenix. I'd only use Immortal Coil if I had something like Rakdos Charm (artifact destruction) in the deck, it's a massive risk. I probably prefer Sword-Point Diplomacy and Risk Factor to Dark Deal, which is card disadvantage and can only be played turn 3 when your hand could be almost empty.

Lands, your not running fetches so why run Blood Crypt? Budget wise removing the crypt would more than cover 4x Dragonskull Summit and 4x Foreboding Ruins, importantly this would let you cut the number of swamps. This is essentially a red deck for the first 2 turns, no matter what the colour wheel says, mana sources that don't provide red should be kept to a minimum. If you don't have a red source in your opening hand then you need to muligan.

As I said at the top, I play a version of Hollow One Power 4 is Ferocious, though it also runs Soulflayer as the Delve creature. That meant I had to warp the deck slightly to take full advantage of Soulflayer, basically I need to have access to Double Strike. Initially I went with Prophetic Flamespeaker, it was playable and had relevant abilities, sorted. Not really, I ended up splashing white, no Hollow One deck runs white, green, blue, sure but not white (ok, there is one that uses Lingering Souls). I splashed white for 2 reasons, first Adorned Pouncer, second better sideboard options...

I hope this is of help, have fun and good luck with your brew.

Darth_Savage on General Douchery Bloodcrank

2 weeks ago

Not sure if your still brewing this deck, but newer cards Sword-Point Diplomacy and Risk Factor, seem like good fits. An older card you may have missed that is also on theme is Dash Hopes...

SkippDaReaper on BuRn

2 weeks ago

Poaralion Update for you regarding the pace of the deck. I took home the last two FNMs after making edits to the deck (this list is now current), and the last one I went 2-0 in each round up against Izzet drake/Niv, chromatic black, Jeskai Control, and Golgari midrange. I have not run out of firepower since making the edits, as Risk Factor and Sword-Point Diplomacy give me card advantage late to draw the last couple burn spells needed to win. It's extremely easy to end the game quick when turn one is Ghitu Lavarunner into turn two Wizard's Lightnings or Shocks, activating Ghitu Lavarunner and dealing 6-8 damage on turn two.

hydrothermia on GRN Axis of Mortality!!!! :D

1 month ago

Instead of Dark Bargain, what about Risk Factor or Sword-Point Diplomacy? If Axis of Morality is on the board would your opponent be more likely to take the damage from those cards or let your draw them?

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