Words of War


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Words of War


(1): The next time you would draw a card this turn, Words of War deals 2 damage to target creature or player instead.

Words of War Discussion

Poly_raptor on And I Jund can’t seem to get enough of you!

4 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback guys!

I’ve done a pretty big update and I’m now 4 cards short of the 100.

I’ll probably fill those 4 spaces with targeted removal.

I have cut a lot of the fodder section to make room for mass token generation, there have also been a few infinite win conditions added.

Words of War & Words of Wilding go infinite with Ashnod's Altar for infinite damage

I’ve also tweaked the token generation section and improved the mana base slightly.

Any more suggestions would be very appreciated :)

NetholonTheArchmage on Zedruu, Enlightened Master

8 months ago

@ xaarvaxus , thank you for your suggestions :) Words of War looks pretty funny, a little bit janky but still playable and is definetely worth a consideration! I'll put it on the maybeboard and we'll see if it makes the cut in the end.

xaarvaxus on Zedruu, Enlightened Master

8 months ago

Once you have donated a few things and are drawing all of those lovely cards, use Words of War as a finisher. casting cost as requested and low CMC plus low $$ if you don't already own. Words of Wind could help clear the board, maybe even forcing end of turn discards by opponents.

enpc on Legacy of the Firemind

1 year ago

For the dramatic scepter combo, I would recommend adding Thran Dynamo. The benefit of dynamo is that you can generate infinite (albeit colourless) mana by itself. While your commander is saturated, casting cost wise, you have enough other draw card effects (especially X spells) that you can sink your mana into. Long term, Mana Vault and Grim Monolith are cards you want to look into but I get that they are expensive.

Words of War is an interesing card here. It gives you a similar Niv effect but is also useful in that you can prevent your self from decking dramatic scepter (as Niv's ability is not a may).

Whispers of the Muse could be good here too. With Niv out, it draws two cards but it gives you a re-useable draw card effect.

DrukenReaps on 8x8 Xantcha

1 year ago

I don't know much about 8x8 so I'll take a look through that article but I did want to mention that I think Words of War and Words of Waste would be rather nice if you went infinite mana or just a lot of mana so you don't draw yourself out and you end up hurting your opponents even more when you activate her.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Jhoira's Big Box of Toys

1 year ago

Jhoira's Familiar seems fitting as another version of Foundry Inspector. Also, how about Words of War? You could also try Myr Galvanizer and some clone spells like Phyrexian Metamorph or Phantasmal Image to go infinite with Palladium Myr.

dbpunk on Scorpion God is AMAZING!!! ...right?

1 year ago

I still would suggest the Words of Wilding, Words of War and Words of Waste because those get you a ton more value than any other stop you from drawing card.

Omen Machine, Maralen, and other cards which say players cant draw cards are good, but theyll take out a lot of the goodness of Scorpion God too.

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