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Swords to Plowshares
Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.
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Swords to Plowshares Discussion
1 day ago
Cut the counterspells, only running 2 and having them heavily costed is a waste. Drop Armillary Sphere, Legion's Initiative, Intruder Alarm and Unnatural Selection and add more ramp/card advantage. Stuff like Farseek, Rampant Growth, Green Sun's Zenith, Phyrexian Arena, etc. I would also recommend cutting some more of the vanilla slivers to add some non-sliver based removal. Swords to Plowshares, Nature's Claim, that kind of stuff. Homeward Path is also absolutely worth a slot.
2 days ago
The main issue with cards like Prison Term and Darksteel Mutation is that they're basically just bad removal spells. They're enchantments which is good since you have a lot of synergy with them, but you're paying a higher price to cast them, and they give your opponent the chance to get their creature back into action by blowing them up later. They couldn't do that if you used something like Swords to Plowshares. Then their creature is just gone and it isn't coming back.
What is great about a card like Hypnotic Siren is that it is flexible. A mana 1/1 flyer isn't great, but if it draws you a card it becomes far better, and taking your opponent's biggest guy at 7 mana pumping it and giving it flying can be game swinging. Kruphix is just good in a deck like this because you want to draw a lot of cards, but you can only hold so many. He makes it so you don't have to worry about that. Sure you have the tower to get unlimited hand size, but when an effect is that important to your game plan you want redundancy.
I do agree that Starfield and Opalescence are dangerous, but also like you said, they're a win condition. The biggest issue I see with this deck is that it has very few ways of closing out the game. It is basically Sigil of the Empty Throne and your commander. Approach of the Second Sun is interesting, but not piratical. You need to be able to pay 7 mana to effectively do nothing, well not nothing exactly. Because when you play a card like that you will instantly become the biggest target at the table. Then survive long enough to draw it again.
Your commander can get big, but like the description states, this isn't build like a proper Voltron deck. So she has very little protection or evasion and needs to wait a whole turn after being cast before she can attack making her a slow starter. I feel like at least a Lightning Greaves would serve this deck well.
Lastly, with just how few creatures you're running I feel like more board clears would make a lot of sense. You could easily fit in a few cards like Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Dusk / Dawn, and Supreme Verdict.
Of course these are just my thoughts. A commander deck doesn't need to be build for super competitive play.
4 days ago
I still think Ad Nasseum could merit an inclusion. It could draw us out of a bad hand. We do have 40 life play with.
5 days ago
Here's a my Boros Angel Tribal deck Gisela's Angel Tribe. A few cards I'd add would be Savage Beating because more combat, Swords to Plowshares probably the best piece of removal ever printed, Teferi's Protection as a panic button, The Immortal Sun because it the most overloaded card ever, any of the following for ramp Thaumatic Compass, Land Tax, Weathered Wayfarer, Solemn Simulacrum, Burnished Hart, if games at your meta are going long Emeria, The Sky Ruin can be amazing. Thalia's Lancers is a 4/4 first striker that tutors a legendary card to your hand.
6 days ago
Probably because I had a Damnation at the time. Tutor for for sure is viable (Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, Reanimate), but also good for, Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Steelshaper's Gift, Enlightened Tutor, also good for Gamble.
Damnation or Wrath of God both are so have pretty good control over which lands (or Mana Crypt). Most lands are anyway, some are yes. I think I generally pull more lands, and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, so more likely to be able to play Damnation Turn 2 vs. Wrath of God (why ramp lands) on Turn 2, another reason went that way.
1 week ago
Also you're in black white so I would put in Vindicate and Utter End along with Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile for some better removal. Sol Ring and Command Tower are both auto-includes in every edh deck ever. I would take out the cluestone and the key rune and put in Orzhov Signet. Soul Warden could really help to make your gameplan go harder with life gain.
1 week ago
I really like the concept of the deck, however I think that you have a lot of cards which don't add much value to the strategy.
For cards you could easily cut:
Iona, Shield of Emeria, Cloudshift, Essence Flux, Graceful Adept, Sen Triplets, Greed, Leyline of Anticipation, Near-Death Experience, Paradox Haze, Bond of Agony, Enduring Ideal, Sanguimancy, Temporal Extortion, Conjurer's Closet, Phyrexian Processor, Spellbook, Vedalken Orrery and Carrion Howler. You also have too many lands, you could easily go down to 36 and be fine.
As for cards I would add to the deck:
Unspeakable Symbol is an amazing card, it provides the deck with instant speed life loss, but also provides you a win condition in the form of commander damage from Zur. On top of this it can be tutored by him.
Spirit Mantle lets Zur connect, allowing you those sweet tutors.
Soul Channeling is another effect that lets you pay life that is tutorable by Zur. It's not great but it's still ebtter than some of the life loss effect you're running.
Counterspells! the best way to protect your stuff (since you have to go a round once you've tutored your combo), you need much more in the way of counterspells to protect your pieces. Counterspell, Swan Song, Mana Drain (if it's in your price range), Delay, Negate, Arcane Denial, Pact of Negation, these are all good examples of counterspells you should be running. On top of this you should run removal, especially stuff like Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Disenchant, etc. as well as Grasp of Fate and Detention Sphere. There's also Seal of Cleansing and Aura of Silence.
Ramp! You don't have very much in the way of ramp/fixing. I would recommend finding space for Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Azorius Signet, Talisman of Progress, Orzhov Signet, and depending on your budget, Mana Crypt and Mox Diamond. Dark Ritual is another good burst of mana as well.
Savor the Moment is a card you could use to get to your next turn (to jumpstart your combo) if you wanted to.
And if you're concerned about discarding to handsize, Reliquary Tower and Library of Leng between the two should be enough. But for the most part you don't really card, just sculpt your best 7 and go from there.
Hopefully this'll help streamline the deck.
1 week ago
How about the following changes:
-1 Swords to Plowshares (as suggested, moved to maybeboard)
+1 Assassin's Trophy (as suggested, to replace Swords)
I kind of like Knight of Autumn as the second Reclamation Sage although it is more difficult to cast.
What do you guys think?