Sword of Fire and Ice
Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from blue.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, Sword of Fire and Ice deals 2 damage to target creature or player and you draw a card.
|Have (2)||gildan_bladeborn , idobuttstuff|
|Want (2)||tgger000 , zudna|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Sword of Fire and Ice Discussion
4 days ago
I’ve been playing this deck for about 6 months 1v1. Recently started to get over my anxiety and play at a LGS. I struggled in that I kept getting shot down and had a hard time pushing through having multiple opponents. Is this deck not a good match up in a pod? I keep asking myself what I can do to advance. So here I am asking for advice.
All Cards are cards that can be cascaded into, it is important to not have wasted potential. :)
Elso, I looked at what was being cascaded into and tried to narrow down the selection to get at cards that will move the game forward.
The curve doesn’t look that great — at the same time - the synergy and flow is supreme. Having a bad hand proves that the low cmc get something and get to somewhere.
Are the +x/+x worthy of a spot with the current deck list. In play they are useful, buuut — I scratch my head and wonder if I am missing a component that will take Animar to the next level.
Sword of Fire and Ice. The deck can run without Animar, so is it justified?
Lack of counter spells. Cascading into a counter spell that is not modal sucks balloons. Options? Do I have enough conditions to react, or is there something more that can be done? In a pod, the constant board wipes are overwhelming. :/
Last few words:
Animar, Soul of Elements is a really fun deck, however what can anyone suggest to take this deck up a few levels?
Much Appreciation and I hope for you to have a next best starting hand!
1 week ago
Some Angel Suggestions:
Herald of War (should help speed it up)
Linvala, Keeper of Silence hatebear
Baneslayer Angel (always has been one of my favs)
Some more card draw and ramp
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx (you have a lot of triple white)
A good Ramp package that should have you set up well to cast however you want (I use it in my UG list and I can pretty easily Finale of Devastation into a Blightsteel colossus)
Some Control options
3 weeks ago
Since you’re runnung that much echantments, why not using Rancor? Some of the Swords could be useful for protection, too. I would suggest Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Hearth and Home and/or Sword of Light and Shadow… Kaldra Compleat wouldn’t hurt either.
2 months ago
Lord_Rivandere: I'm glad this deck inspires you, in all its MANY incarnations!
Yeah, the current version is definitely much more complex to pilot than the early versions -- the synergies are less obvious, but they're still there!
There's a few more ways to flip Avacyn you might have missed! Beyond the four obvious self-sacrifice creatures ( Benevolent Bodyguard , Ranger-Captain of Eos , Selfless Spirit , and Remorseful Cleric ), we also have two other controllable death triggers in Solitude 's evoke ability and the germ when we unequip Nettlecyst . Also, Ranger of Eos almost always retrieves Benevolent Bodyguard as one of its two creatures, so that's essentially a guaranteed flip as well :)
And sometimes it's worth just using a Sword of Fire and Ice or Umezawa's Jitte trigger to hit our own things in a pinch ;) But yeah, the flip damage has become a bit less of a true FOCUS and more of a... deterrent? "You'd better not block/kill/attack my hatebear, otherwise Avacyn will Purify your battlefield with deathtouch!"
I don't quite understand something you said: why can't I use Fiery Emancipation without flipping Avacyn?
And yeah, there are SO many things I want to add to this deck... Hope of Ghirapur seems playable again given Urza's Saga , I want to find a slot for Kaldra Compleat so I can cheat it out with Stoneforge (and get another death trigger off the germ), and there's at least 4 cards I'm definitely testing in Avacyn from the new set ( Share the Spoils , Fighter Class , Oswald Fiddlebender , Mantle of the Ancients) and like 20 more I'm considering (including Robe of Stars)... This deck does so many things, though (voltron-control-hatebears-combo), that it's really hard to find slots...
I'd love to talk further about Avacyn whenever you want! You can either ask me here, or reach out on Discord: daedalus#8885
2 months ago
Couldn't help but notice you didn't have any equipment to put on Raksha Golden Cub to have him give your other cats double strike, leaving him as an overcost 7 drop 3/4 with vigilance. Same is true with Kemba, Kha Regent and her token spawning, though she's a 3 drop 2/4 without her ability which is pretty average.
I'd recommend either cutting both of them, or cutting just Kemba and a few other cards to run some cheap staple commander equipment ( Swiftfoot Boots , Lightning Greaves ), as Raksha's +2/+2 and double strike is exceptionally powerful in Tribal Cats and shroud and hexproof are good abilities to have.
As for card draw, you could also kill two birds with one stone and put in Sword of Fire and Ice , but given that that card costs almost as much as the rest of the deck put together, I'd totally understand if you didn't want to run it.
2 months ago
Here's my experience with cards like Browbeat : I find people are less willing to pay for it if it is repeated. I run Combustible Gearhulk in my Osgir, the Reconstructor deck. In that deck, I can recur Combustible Gearhulk over and over. Because of that, I've drawn 9-15 cards in games when I see it because I target the opponent with the lowest life total. Since they know I can repeatedly do this and they can't keep affording to pay the life, they let me draw the cards. So if there's a way to use it repeatedly, then I find them reliable as card draw. If not though, then what you fear is true, they'll just take the damage.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Had a Bo1 with Amulet Titan. Good lord that was one hell of a slog. It’s hard to keep track of what all they were doing but they got out an early Urza's Saga to follow up my Stoneforge Mystic . I took turn three to pop Saga with Field of Ruin . They quickly follow with another with some Arboreal Grazer action. I got out my Batterskull on an end step and deployed Gideon Blackblade to give the germ double lifelink. I pulled up ahead on line enough to take a hit for 18 from a Primeval Titan . I followed with Gideon of the Trials to pin the Titan. They managed to get another Titan off of Azusa, Lost but Seeking land drops and they had to eat a Gideon. They took out GotT with some Golems and got a second Titan on board to go at me. I deployed Kaldra Compleat with my Stoneforge sitting on the side to block it and take it down. My Batterskull was giving me big life at that point with a Sword of Fire and Ice attached so I could sponge some blows. Some more trading with another Blackblade sponging blows off the emblem and giving Batterskull big boy lifegain. I eventually foretold a Doomskar and that sealed the deal with my planeswalker beats and germ.
That was a real brawl. There was big work done by all contributors. Gideon of the Trials emblem made magnets of our Gideons taking a lot of pressure off our life total while Batterskull with double lifelink with Gideon Blackblade sent our life soaring. We were sitting at around 48-50 by the end? Blacksmith's Skill gave us clutch as a ‘block’ for one of our Gideons getting threatened by a Titan. That bought a turn for another GotT to come in and nullify it. Doomskar has been an all star coming in clutch to close out games. With a log of our threats being resilient to the sweep we could easily follow with a big swing. I was stunned we were able to hold the fight without a single Path to Exile or Solitude . Wow. Those would have been fantastic pulls. The one flaw in my play that I could identify was getting Batterskull instead of Sword of Hearth and Home . That would have been great for blanking Titan hits. So what we pulled performed wonderfully and and we had a lot of live draws that would have helped. This is a real confidence booster for this deck’s viability. I never even bothered attacking with Blackblade and I could have. xD