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 (5)||tgger000 , witinhalf , prestond , GrandeKhan , Shadowjoker133|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Sword of Fire and Ice Discussion
1 week ago
Well you could either use swords that don't give protection from green, blue, or white, Though that's pretty much all the good ones lol. You could cut out the auras, which would let you run more swords, in which case I would add Sword of Fire and Ice and maybe a few others. Other than that you could just deal with it, it's not that big of a deal unless you're tutoring up the swords every game
2 weeks ago
Radha is a great aggro elf, and I think the deck looks really good as is. I have a modern Radha deck and here are a few tricks I've got in there. You'll have to judge and see if you think they will fit for edh or in your deck, but I figure, the more ideas the better :)
Kessig Wolf Run is a great land that can pump your creatures. It's expensive mana wise, but in this deck you will be making just a ton of mana, so it usually works great.
Tilonalli's Summoner doesn't go infinite with Radha, but does play very nice. You should usually get ascend pretty easy with the tokens, and it's just a nice place to put your mana. Put all your mana into summoner at combat and then get it all back with Radha for main phase 2, it feels amazing.
might of masses may be better in 60 card, but it might be a way to just knock somebody out in edh. Got a ton of creatures from T-summoner? Pump up one of your big tramplers to absolute absurdity.
Fumiko the Lowblood She can act like removal for a lot of your opponent's small creatures and if you give her trample with Kessig Wolf Run she's an attacking monster. You can pump her up and if you have enough attacking creatures, a lot of the time their blocks just don't matter. Plus, it just feels good to see all your opponent's dorks attack into oblivion.
I think that's it. Sorry I don't have more advice, but my deck is probably very different. It has a lot of cards like Monastery Swiftspear to play with Savage Swipe and get removal plus very fast buffs for attacking into an empty board. But I don't think that would translate too well into edh.
Good luck with this one! It looks basically there to me with a ton of good stuff and synergy. I do wonder if you need things like Cultivate with all the creature ramp that you have, but you'd know better than me if you are playing it.
1 month ago
Katzmania, thank you for your insight! I own 95% of the cards and am waiting for a few to come in, so I haven’t had a chance to test this out yet. Excellent point regarding Thoughtseize. My intention behind running it is to proactively deal with control decks, since this deck has very few ways to interact with the opponent. Running Thoughtseize was one of my reasons for incorporating black mana into the deck. If it’s not worth it, I’ll drop the Bobs and go more heavy with white/snow, with more copies of Steelshaper's Gift and go with On Thin Ice on the sideboard. I may even drop Lurrus of the Dream-Den so I can run 3-CMC cards like Nettlecyst, Sword of Fire and Ice, and other swords on the sideboard. What are your thoughts?
1 month ago
Very true, but you could get one golem for say your Sunhome Guildmage (whose only other uses are extremely expensive mana-sink abilities), or a card that nets you tons of your other multicolor cards by drawing to get a lot of golems (Like you are running Losheel which is pretty fantastic for this in this deck but imagine if you had two card draw engines out and having more than one allows some redundancy to account for removal/wipes). Kalemne also doesn't synergize with most of your cards because you mostly have a lower curve than their ability triggers off of. To be honest I would replace either of those with Slate of Ancestry since you are going to be flooding the board with tokens. You are also running Sunforger which is great for getting things you need. Stoneforge Mystic, Steelshaper's Gift, Open the Armory or Stonehewer Giant can get you Sunforger faster or can net you other fun equipment that work well in this deck like Sword of Fire and Ice.
There's also some fun shenanigans like Land Tax and Scroll Rack which is basically a "draw three a turn" as long as you are behind in lands, which you will be if you are playing vs any deck with green in it. Or Mask of Memory and Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle since the majority of your deck would be considered Historic so anything you bin with the Mask would come back with Teshar every time you cast one.
I would at least consider changing some stuff out after extensive playtesting, but hey, if you like how this plays and don't see the need for tighter tuning than there's no reason to change. Best of luck in your games!
2 months ago
I always found sunforger better in decks like feather (mine does not run it to mana expensive for the payoff) or Firesong and Sunspeaker style decks they get more use
The best equipment are Sword of Fire and Ice it draws and if you have double strike and hit twice you get two triggers and Sword of Feast and Famine untapping extra mana then you pair it with Aggravated Assault yea unlimited combat is possible and note the swords have protection
Auras are always worse than equipment with few exceptions because they just blow up your creature and they are gone example of exception Rancor.
In boros you are limited on card draw but it is way better than the old days. You are better off looting or exiling to dig through your deck than trying to use sunforger
Sunbird's Invocation Cascade light but dam I gotten so much value from this card people have to use their removal on it all the time.
I also like Furious Rise in these style of decks I run it in my Samut deck.
You can always leverage Monarch white has always had it but red has some monarch triggers as while now and you are going to be combat oriented so you have that to explore for more card draw.
I would also think about Sigarda's Aid it helps a lot
Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist would great in a deck like that as while
2 months 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!
3 months 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 months 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.