Short Sword

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Short Sword

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+1.

Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

kortioznikas on Big Angry Turtle

1 month ago

I like the idea, but thinking if it would be possible to add few equipments, auras or other spells to pump your commander. Because you need to deal 16 commander damage and this means 3 attacks per player, but with pump spells attack count can be reduced to two. Adding 1 power would be enough, for example:

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Rune Storm

1 year ago

Honestly, this seems like a really good deck. I really would recommend having Yorion in the mainboard, as bouncing runes is a solid deal, especially with a Setessan Champion out.

The problem, as it is with all aura decks, is when your opponent has removal. I'd recommend having a few cheap artifacts in the deck so you can put the runes on a harder-to-remove target like Mantle of Tides , Runed Crown , Sword of the Realms , I mean, even Short Sword just for a cheap target! All just suggestions of course, but it'd help against all the removal in Standard at the moment.

BrassLord on Eldrazi ♡ -dream edition-

2 years ago

Hey! Sounds like you have two cool decks brewing!

I'd recommend playing around 37-39 lands in a deck like this! Your average mana curve is between 5 and 7 mana, meaning that you really want to play a land every turn for the first 4-5 in addition to your ramp so you can start playing your big creatures!

On the first look, I'd suggest cutting the following:

Short Sword Kite Shield Astrolabe Ruin Processor Gorgon's Head

Also some minor budget upgrades: I'd switch out Manalith for something like Pristine Talisman or Darksteel Ingot , as it acts like a manalith with an upside. And Trading Post is an awesome utility card that just does a little bit of everything!

Also, with your abundance of big mana producing rocks, Voltaic Key and Manifold Key accelerate your plan further, so maybe cut some of the more expensive creatures that produce mana for a few of these smaller cmc stuff!

Good luck with your brew!

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 years ago

Kiran_M, I'm not sure who's been skipping SquirrelPenguin's challenges. My comment was that I count challenges as unfulfilled if they made some unfulfilling thing. Or, as with Epicurus, if anyone else posts a card which doesn't fulfill the challenge. While they annoy me, I am a stax player and this seems like Karmic Justice. Some people have fun in different ways, however, I'm just trying to give everyone's challenges a fair shake. I love the cards like Storm Crow and Short Sword, I often request Commons and middling draftables. I just think an Imprisoned Nicol Bolas or Colorless Planeswalker, etc. deserve real thought and consideration.

pokemonmasterjal on Son of a Lich | Lich Tribal

3 years ago

But Short Sword actually protects your 1/1 creatures. By surveying the group atmosphere, you can predict when a Night of Souls' Betrayal will drop. With good plays, you can equip the sword onto your 1/1 the turn before it drops. Then, your opponent, knowing you have outsmarted them, will likely concede.

Deadpoo111 on Son of a Lich | Lich Tribal

3 years ago

Daedalus:I've changed the theme for now, I'll be more conscientous the next time I start formatting. As for your suggestions, I think I have enough ramp in the deck. Reanimate is always a fun card to run, but I could never find the room for it when I already have so many reanimation slots in my liches.

pokemonmasterjal: I disagree, short sword is actually comparatively weak due to the fact that it equips at sorcery speed. I mean, what if someone played a Night of Souls' Betrayal? My 1/1's would be screwed because Short Sword wasn't fast enough. And we all know how prevalent Night of Souls' Betrayal is in our meta.

TheArtisan: Amazing suggestion! What card (other than a creature or lich effect) would you take out for it?

WinterBrick: No, not really. I've always found that Morophon, the Boundless is the perfect commander for this deck. Kenrith could be fun for his many abilities but we lose the instant tribal boost Morophon offers in the process.

5dollarMTG on $5 Kor Equipment

3 years ago

Hey whatqwerty. The main thing this deck is missing is some decent removal. Path to Exile is still too expensive, so I'd probably add a playset of Journey to Nowhere - or even something super-cheap like Temporal Isolation. Take out two Stoneforge Acolyte and two Short Sword. Replace the other two Short Swords with two more copies of Bonesplitter. You should be good to go!

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