Swans of Bryn Argoll

Swans of Bryn Argoll

Creature — Bird Spirit


If a source would deal damage to Swans of Bryn Argoll, prevent that damage. The source's controller draws cards equal to the damage prevented this way.

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Swans of Bryn Argoll Discussion

Omniscience_is_life on None

5 months ago

Mono-white getting Dovescape , Mirrorweave , Waves of Aggression , and Swans of Bryn Argoll ? Mono-green getting Guttural Response and Wort, the Raidmother ? Mono-black getting Murderous Redcap ? Mono-red getting Tyrannize and Vexing Shusher ? I don't the flavor makes sense, nor do I think we need to make the change. It'd be a very confusing thing for new players, you'll have to remember.

I can see the attraction though, and I agree that it's a good thing to discuss.

corndiggitydog on Why are you hitting yourself

6 months ago

Swans of Bryn Argoll would be perfect for this build

kpres on Splice Onto Arcane Tribal: Kykar, Wind's Fury EDH

7 months ago

Kudos for taking on the challenge of attempting to make use of the horribly awful Arcane cards from Kamigawa. In addition to using Arcane cards, you might get some benefit from using spirits that work with Arcane cards:


In that list, Earthshaker stands out as being really useful, since it won't nuke your spirits from Kykar. Tallowisp is also pretty cool, since it lets you search for auras.

What I've found works really well with Kykar is Swans of Bryn Argoll and Body of Knowledge , because having access to red gives you lots of ways to deal direct damage to them.

I'm not sure why Zirda is there. What is the activated ability you are trying to take advantage of? Splice into Arcane is not an activated ability, so it won't help with that.

I have a few cards in my deck Kykar Swiss Army Knife (Budget) that might help with Kykar and spirits, because there is a subtle spirit theme here. Check out the deck list and maybeboard for ideas.

kpres on Looking for a fun budget …

8 months ago

I mostly play Commander, but my previous suggestion comes from my deck Kykar Swiss Army Knife (Budget). Look there for card suggestions.

Soulfire Grand Master was the card I was thinking of that gives lifelink to spells. He also lets you repeatedly cast your Lightning Bolt every turn targeting your Swans of Bryn Argoll. The cool thing about your spells having lifelink is that Blasphemous Act gives you 13 life for each creature on the battlefield.

libraryjoy on Looking for a fun budget …

8 months ago

I build a lot of budget decks. My playgroup plays mostly 60-card casual multiplayer. I'm looking for ideas of interesting build-around cards, especially from sets in the last couple of years (I started 7-8 years ago, and have not paid as close attention to recent sets). Some cards I have used in the past are Angelic Accord, Sephara, Sky's Blade, Armament Master, Hoofprints of the Stag, Blackblade Reforged, Nova Chaser, Faerie Swarm, Enduring Scalelord, Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves, Swans of Bryn Argoll, and Rimefeather Owl among others (especially elf decks). Today I started to build Crested Sunmare, only to find out they're $7 each! I had a similar problem when I started building around Behemoth's Herald and Godsire and then realized how much the price had jumped. I'm looking for cards that average less than $1 and provide an interesting building space. I do not play black but am open to any other color or combination of colors. I lean most heavily to Selesnya generally but also enjoy exploring other spaces. Deck lists are welcome, but mainly looking for card suggestions.

Robobro72 on Gnostro shenanigans

10 months ago

Cool deck, might have me brewing around Gnostro as well.

If you're in the market for other sweet cards, I would definitely look into Jeskai Ascendancy. I don't see it mentioned anywhere I think it's one of the best untap effects you could be playing. If you don't want too many of these effects, I think it could be a decent swap with Disciple of the Ring or Chain Stasis given how mana intensive they can be.

Another card that seems quite good if not just fun would be Swans of Bryn Argoll. It's a pet card of mine and can have its drawbacks if you play around a lot of Blasphemous Act but in my opinion its a far more flexible Eligeth, Crossroads Augur that can be cast along with another spell the turn after your commander comes down. Of note it isn't a non-bo with Repurcussion since the damage is prevented, and it can turn Grapeshot into " : draw cards equal to your storm count".

Massacar on Molten Vortex Modern

1 year ago

Other cards to consider for your sideboard perhaps, Explosive Revelation (as a potential finisher if your hand runs dry), Swans of Bryn Argoll as a draw combo engine with Seismic Assault.

Gilbobaggins on Legacy Landtax

1 year ago

I play a similar deck. In my deck I use Molten Vortex , Elixir of Immortality . Molten is used incase I get pithing needled. And elixir is to reup my library. You can also put Swans of Bryn Argoll

That was the first deck I made back in 99. I've always been a fan of tax assault.

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