Swords to Plowshares

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO 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
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Masters 25 (A25) None
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Coldsnap Theme Deck (CTD) Uncommon
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Uncommon
Masters Edition II (ME2) Uncommon
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Uncommon
Anthologies (ATH) Uncommon
Ice Age (ICE) Uncommon
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Uncommon

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Swords to Plowshares

Instant

Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Swords to Plowshares Discussion

multimedia on Raff crapashen 2.0

9 hours ago

Hey, nice budget deck, less than $100, well done.

Budget upgrades ($2 or less each, most are less than $1) to consider:

Can add all these cards for about $20. I offer more help if you would like.

Good luck with your deck.


semsandberg on Executive Order 13767

17 hours ago

Well, yes Brainstorm is pretty awesome, if you can dig something nice. But as you mention, for this I should have more control and to react in instant speed I only have 3. xD I will take this in mind. For later changes, but I took the Marble Titan , Serra's Blessing , Murmuring Phantasm and Wall of Mist out and add Nature's Claim , Reality Shift , Swords to Plowshares and Tower Defense .

Cheers!

multimedia on Commander deck for a beginner

18 hours ago

Hey, if you like control and your meta is that much aggro then you probably want to play primary white for board wipes ( Day of Judgment , Supreme Verdict , Fumigate , etc.) and anti-aggro cards ( Blind Obedience , Authority of the Consuls , Ghostly Prison , Swords to Plowshares , etc.)

To help your $120 budget for the manabase you could can play Oloro as two primary colors (blue and white) and only splash black for him using some budget lands in the manabase ( Swamp , Command Tower , Exotic Orchard (if an opponent is playing black), Caves of Koilos , Sunken Hollow , Choked Estuary , etc.) and budget mana rocks ( Dimir Signet , Orzhov Signet , Fellwar Stone (if an opponent is playing black), Talisman of Dominance , Commander's Sphere , Chromatic Lantern , etc.)

pskinn01 on Need help!!

1 week ago

With that commander I would go with exile effects for removal to get around indestructable. Swords to Plowshares is a good cheap one.

Counter magic works well also, countering big spells like omniscience.

Taking his commander out is a sometimes required act. Darksteel Mutation and Imprisoned in the Moon are great at this.

There are also cards which will stop omniscience and other cost reduction spells in this color combo. Cards that won't allow free spells to resolve. Just depends on how much of your deck you want/need to devote to shutting down the top threat.

And yes, with 3 color you would need to devote at least half your $100 budget to upgrade mana. There are cheaper ways to go about it, but 99% of the comes into play tapped lands need to go. This will allow you to speed up your deck alot.

And as suggested already, blink deck would be a way to go with your commander.

RoaringBunny on Mr. Steal Yo Topdeck

1 week ago

I don't know what kind of group you play with so I'm going to make a bunch of general sugestions.

Hopefully some of this is helpful.

SharpRaptor on Brion Stoutarm (Giants)

1 week ago

Part 2

Enchantments

Ajani's Mantra - Too slow. Way too little impact. We don't have triggers off life gaining a lot so we can replace this.

Rise of the Hobgoblins - We aren't really interested in the effect towards our gameplan. The first strike can be nice. But not the best thing we can be looking at.

Scourge of the Nobilis - We don't have anything that we really benefit from putting this on. Brion already has lifeling, and his sacrifice ability is based on the sacrificed creatures power so we don't want to pump him either. Then putting it on a creature we want to sacrifice is setting ourselves up to loose out on cards by 2 for 1nning ourselves. There are some other enchantments that we may play that recur themselves but we will come back to those later.

Maybe Enchantments

Searing Meditation - I really want to like this card but it seems rather low damage for mana investment keeping 2 up all the time. However if we end up with a lot of ways to gain lots of individual triggers. Then this could be worth it.

Instants

A couple of these are just upgrade them but keep the same idea. These ones are all effects that we want but probably not this exact version. And we might want more of them.

Condemn can be replaced with Swords to Plowshares (or maybe just have both)

Crush Underfoot could be Fall of the Hammer . It means that a non-giant can use it, though you lose out on the minor ability to search up a removal spell with your Giant Harbinger

Shatter could be Abrade as it gives more flexibility. Or one of the ones that include white that can hit enchantments too.

Others should probably just be replaced, maybe with more version of the above effect.

Pact of the Titan - The free 4/4 with flash is pretty good. But unlikely to win you the game with it. It effectively costs you 5 mana for it and because it doesn't have Haste it isn't winning you the game before you have to pay for it.

Soul's Grace - A card that only gains you life in one burst is usually not worth it. If it did something else too then maybe. But not just life gain.

Sorceries

Giant's Ire - Just isn't worth it really. It doesn't do enough for the mana.

Maybe Sorceries

Feudkiller's Verdict - While this effectively could be a 6 mana 5/5 that gains you 10 life on enter. Which isn't bad, it could still sometimes be stuck in hand unable to make the 5/5. So while this can be decent, It can be bad.

Lands

We can afford to cut 2 or 3. I usually recommend 36-7 with around 10 nonland mana sources. Because this runs a lot of big guys, we want to consistantly hit our mana so we want 37.

Artifacts

Armillary Sphere - This doesn't actually ramp us it helps us hit out land drops though which is a good thing. However there are a couple of other cards which do similar while being repeatable or having other effects that go with it

Paradise Plume - We want mana ramp, this is possibly just too slow though. Rocks that tap for 1 colour are usually 2 mana. Our 4 mana rocks tap for multiple mana usually.

Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

1 week ago

Hey DrkNinja,

Thanks and you're welcome.

I'll try out the three boardwipes, and see how playtesting goes.

I see your point on TP and Heroic. TP, as you said, pretty much says "you can't lose the game until the start of your next turn" and Heroic gives hexproof and indestructible to ALL permanents, not just creatures with +1/+1 counters.

I see your point on Tuskguard Captain vs Zegana. However, Captain is three mana but I still think I'll swap the two.

I agree with you that instant speed is really good and STP shouldn't be replaced. I'll take the Talisman for STP.

I just realized that I didn't include Primal Vigor in my last swap draft, so I'll take out Armorcraft Judge for it. What do you think of my final swap draft? Anything else you think I should change?

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

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Swords to Plowshares occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 1,32%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,33%

White: 1,95%

W/U (Azorius): 3,19%

GW (Selesnya): 2,45%

W/B (Orzhov): 1,41%

RW (Boros): 4,51%

W/U/B (Esper): 1,63%

RBW (Mardu): 1,62%

RGW (Naya): 3,27%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3,92%

GWU (Bant): 1,78%