Sword Tribal

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Posted on Nov. 5, 2018, 10:27 a.m. by grepo

I'm looking to start building a sword tribal deck in which I only include swords and people with swords. What would be a solid commander/sub-strategy for this idea? I got inspired through playing another deck which had Wall of Swords in it.

RazortoothMtg says... #2

The obvious theme is Equipments.

The Sword Cycle, Sword of Vengeance, Sigiled Sword of Valeron, Forebear's Blade, and Sword of the Animist are great swords. Stoneforge Mystic has swords in it's art (even though she isn't holding them).

Aurelia, the Warleader, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Tajic, Blade of the Legion, Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer, Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice, and Tajic, Legion's Edge are all decent equipment commanders that are holding swords. Tajic (both versions) have the most obvious swords in their art, so I would head that direction.

November 5, 2018 11:45 a.m.

legendofa says... #3

Ensouled Scimitar and Dancing Scimitar cut out the middleman. If you want sword tribal, you need swords holding swords.

November 5, 2018 11:49 a.m.

legendofa says... #4

Early-game swords are pretty much Leonin Scimitar, Honed Khopesh (I think), and Veteran's Sidearm.

November 5, 2018 11:53 a.m.

legendofa says... #5

Use Short Sword instead of Veteran's Sidearm. Apologies for the triple post.

November 5, 2018 11:56 a.m.

Soulus101 says... #6

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom is a strong Commander who gives you access to WUBRG, and Battlebond itself is a mine for sword-related cards. Tron is your obvious strategy, but secondary tribal could work (e.g. Soldiers or Warriors) for go-wide.

November 5, 2018 1:49 p.m.

grepo says... #7

this may be a dumb idea, but are there any lands/mana rocks with swords on them as well? I'm trying to figure out how much of the deck can actually be swords.

November 5, 2018 2:51 p.m.

Kederekt says... #8

Cathedral of War. You could go voltron. 8 swords on one guy.

November 5, 2018 5:53 p.m.

grepo says... #9

Okay, I put some things together from this thread among other sources and here's my list as of right now. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/sword-tribal-3/?cb=1541459329

November 5, 2018 6:09 p.m.

legendofa says... #10

Sword Tribal

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November 5, 2018 6:12 p.m.

grepo says... #11

legendofa thanks!

November 5, 2018 6:13 p.m.

Gleeock says... #12

November 5, 2018 10:42 p.m.

Gleeock says... #13

Otherwise, if you are more about theme & less about the fun commander mechanic... Danitha Capashen, Paragon is a Benalish knight & seems "swordsy"

November 5, 2018 10:44 p.m.

Soulus101 says... #14

Hero's Blade is a great sword for tron. Angel of Invention has four swords, and actually there are tons of angels that meet the brief (Adarkar Valkyrie, Archangel of Thune, both Akromas).

November 6, 2018 5:07 a.m.

Soulus101 says... #15

Ooh, and Odric, Lunarch Marshal, epic with the Akromas in play.

November 6, 2018 5:12 a.m.

Demarge says... #16

lol the scram commander deck can look quick funny being a deck that just plays scram Puresteel Paladin things that make artifacts 1 mana cheaper and then pretty much every 0-1 cmc equipment and I forget what it runs to actually win a game (maybe Aetherflux Reservoir)?

November 6, 2018 7:26 a.m.

RedmundR2 says... #17

I'd like to think that in a perfect world, simply equipping a sword onto another sword would instantly win you the game for being unbelievably rad

November 6, 2018 3:16 p.m.

killroy726 says... #18

November 6, 2018 11:04 p.m.

Soulus101 says... #19

The Weatherlight and 6th edition printing of Fervor have a sword in them. Hasty commander...

November 7, 2018 4:06 a.m.

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