Sword of Feast and Famine

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Sword of Feast and Famine

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from black and from green.

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card and you untap all lands you control.

Equip

NTakamura on Creature abilities and protection

1 month ago

If I have Soul of Windgrace equipped with Sword of Feast and Famine would his ability to give him indestructible not work since he has that protection?

multimedia on Liesa, Liesa, they so flying...

1 month ago

Hey, you're welcome. Nice, those are good changes to make :)

Think bigger when it comes to your gameplan and card quality? Gideon's Avenger and Vampire Scrivener are low power level creatures who need other cards to make them good and to fit with the deck's strategy. Their game impact is very low. Vampire Scrivener being a five drop 2/2 flier is worse because it doesn't do anything for five mana. Which is not good when you have other five drops like Liesa, Stinging Study, Liesa, Forgotten Archangel, casting + equipping Sword of Feast and Famine, etc. can impact the game for five mana right away.

Your best attacker and life gaining is Liesa since she has flying, lifelink and she's your Commander meaning she does Commander damage. If you need a blocker then give Liesa vigilance which is what Loyal Unicorn does and it's a good card to keep for this reason. I don't think attacking with lots of creatures or building creatures to be attackers should be your game plan here. Liesa as attacker yes, but instead the creatures you play should support the life gaining strategy for value, draw, protect Liesa, make Liesa a better attacker, be sacrificed to keep Leisa alive, etc. Creatures with lifelink are preferred since if they get to attack they might gain life, but think of that as a bonus.

Liesa, Forgotten Archangel is your second best attacker/life gaining and her other abilities are excellent. Markov Purifier is a good example of a quality budget support creature with Liesa since he can be repeatable draw and if you get to attack with him then he might gain life, but you really play him because of his repeatable draw not because he may do combat damage to gain life.


You have a lot of budget filler creatures here who you don't need to play because they aren't helping gameplay enough to take up a deck spot. As a lesson in Commander deck building try to limit to only quality creatures here. This is not about adding/upgrading creatures, except a few that are in the precon, but instead about choosing only the quality creatures you're currently playing.

What we are looking for in creatures is how they interact or support with the deck strategy. If they're good enough support keep them, but if not then cut them. Even budget filler creatures such as Infantry Veteran can be quality, Veteran is not quality.

This list I've made below is not a knock on your deck building, you're using cards you have available to you, that's great and everyone has this same start. This advice is to how to improve the cards that you play to fill in the rest of the deck spots to have a full deck. Filler cards can also be quality, but you first have to know which cards are not as good as others so that you can improve them within budget.

I have reduced the creature base down to 11 of the quality creatures your currently playing. We are looking for good impact from creatures to make when they are played the first turn which means they have some kind of helpful abilities. Less high end creatures because both Liesa are your best high end creatures who are five drops.

If you're still interested I can continue with advice in another comment. Shall I continue?

multimedia on Liesa, Liesa, they so flying...

1 month ago

Hey, good start at using/upgrading the precon on a budget, nice Sword of Feast and Famine. Some improvements to consider for gameplay is getting more value especially draw from gaining or using life such as Greed. Pay 4 mana to get Greed on the battlefield then it's repeatable draw a card for 1 mana + 2 life as many times as you want.

Some cards that are in the precon to consider adding:

Usually if a card in the precon is more expensive price then others then it's a good card that's worth an extra look and a playest. You're pretty safe to include all the expensive price cards in a precon in your upgraded version. Stinging Study is instant draw five cards for 5 mana + 5 life which is a good return and uses extra life your gaining to draw cards.

Keen Duelist can be repeatable draw using life for no additional mana cost. Yes, opponent also gets to draw, but that's a price you have to pay because of lower budget. Inkshield is powerful effect to protect yourself from combat and potentially create a ton of fliers. Orzhov Signet can do a lot more for gameplay than many creatures here because it can help to cast Liesa.

A nice guide for casual Commander deck building is to include at least 10 ramp sources and at least 10 draw sources. I would include more of each, but start with 10. More ramp and draw can be examples of quality filler cards and that's where you should consider starting for upgrades.

If you're interested I offer more advice in another comment. Would you like more advice?

Good luck with your deck.

Fuzzy003 on Have you ever discovered a …

1 month ago

Think my biggest accidental was putting a Sword of Feast and Famine in a big cost beast deck. Liked the ability as it let me cast in second main, didn't think of the Aggravated Assault I had in the deck until I had both in play...

DawnsRayofLight on THE NECROGEN PROJECT

1 month ago

Pretty cool deck! I would add in some more card draw like Bolas's Citadel, Phyrexian Arena, I don't know what else to recommend other than the usual sorcery cards since you're not playing reanimator/certain big creatures that could help with draw are outside of your mana range.

You could use the Swords to give Skittles protection, Sword of Fire and Ice could help with draw, Sword of Feast and Famine for discard and ramp, Sword of Hearth and Home for ramp (though the other ability doesn't interact too well), Sword of Truth and Justice, I mean, this should be in there period, proliferate and pumping skittles? Sword of Light and Shadow could help with recursion of certain creatures, Sword of War and Peace and Sword of Sinew and Steel are other options that could help with life gain and dealing with certain targets that black normally cannot handle.

Cowmmunist on Emiel The Blessed One [Primer]

2 months ago

if you are going to be running swords, I cannot recommend Sword of Feast and Famine enough. Black removal spells will be no match, and getting to untap your lands is huge.

if you're gonna be spreading counters around I might also recommend something like Karn's Bastion to help spread some counters around. Proliferating is also really strong because it lets you do things like give things more -1/-1 counter or poison counters too.

If you like bouncing things and also controlling your opponents creatures a little bit, I highly Eldrazi Displacer for flickering your own stuff for protection reasons or for abusing ETB triggers, and your opponents stuff. It's nice because it is repeatable, so you can tap down your opponents creatures, or your own whenever. It's great for unequipping creatures from gear and enchantments and stuff. best of both worlds.

If you like big dumb creatures I might recommend Titan of Industry because he is an absolute monster, and has great utility attached to him, and he can give out shield counters which can be super fun to take advantage of if your gameplan is counters on your creatures.

I think generally your deck is really creature heavy, and so if I were to add these cards myself I might run fewer creatures, but that is my personal preference. It looks really fun to play!

griffstick on Florian Draining Blade

3 months ago

I'm just gonna rattle off some good equipments

Ardees on Marchesa, Death's Queen

5 months ago

Co Aggravated Assault scombi se già giochi Sword of Feast and Famine. Lo metteri al posto di Assemble the Legion.

Visto il playgroup che abbiamo giocherei Inkshield anziché Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Costa de meno e ti para il culo benissimo contro Purphoros. Oppure anche al posto di Comeuppance, anche se per questo (o gisela) metterei anche Oubliette.

Ce l'hai un Diabolic Intent? Con i token assassino è un tutore assicurato quasi. Lo giocherei magari anche togliendo un landa.

Con la stax che hai giocherei anche Archon of Emeria.

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