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|Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS)||Mythic Rare|
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Sword of Body and Mind
Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from green and from blue.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you put a 2/2 green Wolf creature token onto the battlefield and that player puts the top ten cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Sword of Body and Mind Discussion
1 month ago
Avenging Angel < The instances where you would want to "top" lock yourself to know that you'll draw a generic 3/3 flying angel for 5cmc are few and far between.
Dawning Angel < Minimal lifegain doesn't seem worthwhile for the cost.
Feather, the Redeemed < You don't really have anything that targets your own creatures to be able to recur the spells, so it's just an efficient cmc angel, but otherwise irrelevant.
Firemane Angel < Too expensive both on the recursion ability and for it's stats and conditional lifegain.
Ghirapur Orrery < May benefit your opponents too much.
Great Furnace < Reflecting Pool or any other land.
Lotus Petal < One and done effect without a way to copy or recur it seems lackluster.
Pristine Angel < likely to be an untargetable/unblockable body, but no utility.
Segovian Angel < Flavorful, but it's simply bad.
Stoneforge Masterwork < Win More card. Better in decks that go wide for a bigger pump. Unlikely to be very relevant when it's a +3/+3 pump. A bigger pump means you're likely already winning.
Sword of Body and Mind < Doesn't advance your gameplan in any way, random color protection. A wolf token and milling an opponent doesn't help you much.
1 month ago
Which format would you like to play? Good old casual kitchen table MtG or were you thinking to play Standard (or Modern) at your LGS? Just to understand what is the actual card pool.
Beside the cool werewolf theme, do you already have an idea of which kind of strategy you'd like to adopt?
If you want to move in the direction of generating wolf tokens, it must be also considered that there are some great very useful cards listed that on the other hand are also more economically expensive, especially if you'll have to get multiple copies for your deck (e.g. Parallel Lives , Sword of Body and Mind , Huntmaster of the Fells Flip. If that's not the primary strategy, I would probably not invest in a Parallel Lives that could not be used as full potential.
3 months ago
SakuraStorm Thank you much. I adjusted/updated the deck tonight based off of the past couple of weeks of playtesting.
TO is rating the deck 96% Competetive. Not sure what it isn't liking that's keeping it so far away from 100%. My Thrunn deck is very similar, yet slower, and it rates it MUCH closer to 100%. Any more suggestions are very welcomed.
4 months ago
You're welcome, i'm currently working on an equipment based deck as well.
HBs boost is not that high, equipping is cheap, but that's it.
SoBaM is good if you can utilize the mill or want that token. Powerboost is also just +2.
I'd probably consider cutting both and add Bloodforged Battle-Axe , as it can get pretty out of hand real quick. Is a better card in multiplayer, but depending on meta worth a shot.
4 months ago
Well Yawgmoth didn't disappointed as a card, though I would've preferred him to be depicted in a different way (art wise).
It's nice to see the talisman cycle finally finished.
I think it's hilarious that we get a card referencing Segovia.
4 months ago
I personally think you fellows underestimate the power of Sword of Body and Mind . Clearly y’all don’t play mill.
I think Sword of Truth and Justice is fine. It’s totally okay. Fun, 90% a casual commander card, which I’m all about.
Sword of Sinew and Steel is pretty meh. I would say it’s absolutely the least spicy sword mechanically, and it is ONLY good in commander, I think. No other format is running 5-drops (which the swords essentially are) alongside enough artifacts and walkers to consistently get value. Is it the weakest? Maybe. Who knows? It’ll probably give you the least value in modern though.
4 months ago
If you compare these new swords to Sword of Feast and Famine you are always going to be severely disappointed. That sword is an anomaly in the cycle. If you compare the new ones to the rest of the swords in a vacuum, these fall in the middle of the pack. Sword of Fire and Ice and Sword of Light and Shadow are still a bit better, but I'd put both of these swords firmly ahead of Sword of War and Peace and Sword of Body and Mind .
From a commander perspective though, Sinew and Steel will probably be the second best sword (so far) behind Feast and Famine. None of the swords are very good in commander (besides Feast and Famine) because their effects aren't strong in a multiplayer format. However, being able to damage one opponent and then destroying ANY PW and/or artifact on the battlefield is pretty high impact. I wouldn't be surprised if this sword saw a decent amount of play. I can't speak for other formats though.
As far as Sinew and Steel being 'unimaginative', you have to consider how the sword cycle works. The 'colors' of each sword has to do something native to their role in the color pie. Red has always destroyed artifacts and black is the color that kills PW's. This seems par for the course to me. One more thing to consider is that these new swords are allied colors. Unlike the original cycle whose effects were often disconnected from one another, the effects of the new cycle should work in concert. So far that seems to be the case. I am interested to see what the rest of cycle does.
Also proliferate has always been primarily a blue mechanic.
4 months ago
ToolmasterOfBrainerd, I personally feel that Sword of War and Peace is the worst of the original five swords, and that Sword of Body and Mind is actually quite nice, but I do agree that this new sword is very unimaginative and underwhelming, likely because WotC already used their best ideas for the other five swords.
I also agree with you that sword of truth and justice should have been white/green, as its abilities definitely make more sense in those colors.
Sword of Body and Mind occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%