Sword of the Paruns

Sword of the Paruns

Artifact — Equipment

As long as equipped creature is tapped, tapped creatures you control get +2/+0.

As long as equipped creature is untapped, untapped creatures you control get +0/+2.

: You may tap or untap equipped creature.


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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Guildpact (GPT) Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Sword of the Paruns Discussion

Whirl on Moraug Marauds the Battlefield!

3 weeks ago

With all the rituals and Neheb in the deck, you might have mana to pay for multiple activations of Sword of the Paruns equipped onto Walking Atlas. Then you just have to get lands in your hand.

You already have a Crucible in here, maybe Tectonic Reformation could be an option for your draw smoothing? It certainly seems to be on point in terms of flavor. And maybe you'd also be interested in Drownyard Temple, you can use it once with Reformation, but multiple times with a little card called Arcane Spyglass.

And since this is a landfall deck, I just have to suggest Seer's Sundial instead of one of the loot sorceries :)

smilodex on Ezuri Combo Elves *Primer*

3 weeks ago

Cool, glad that I could help. :) Wow, I would like to test the list right now! The deck ramps so fast and it has so many possibilities to generate infinite mana (please put sword of Paruns back in).

Therefore you have to play Walking Ballista, because it's an important alternative wincon. outside of the combat step or they can be used as boardwipe / removal / pingengine. And since you added Cloudstone Curio, I can highly recommend Llanowar Visionary instead of Wood Elves, as you have ramp + draw in one card. It's good that you added Yisan, he's a fantastic toolbox, but to get the most out of him you'll need to form a cmc chain and unfortunately you're not currently playing cards with Yisan from a 4-CMC creature like Temur Sabertooth Regal Force (into >> Craterhoof Behemoth). Therefore, you should add at least 1-2x 5CMC and 6CMC cards each. Personally, I always found Somberwald Stag strong in my Yisan deck, because he's a Removal on a Stick which can be tutored (with Curio and Sabertooth, the whole thing can be worn out even more) or, as already mentioned, Ohran Frostfang...

As a 6 CMC card I would play the Woodland Bellower (or depending on the meta Kogla, the Titan Ape or Bane of Progress

I would use one of these combinations: Somberwald Stag + Woodland Bellower Or Ohran Frostfang + Kogla, the Titan Ape

So your tutor chain is complete, so you can easily turn an Elvish Mystic into a Craterhoof with Yisan (/ Pod)

Do you have Copperhorn Scout in the deck for an important reason? If not, I would cut him.

I'll probably make myself unpopular with the next suggestion, but I'd cut the Nyxbloom Ancient for Sword of the Paruns . I personally love Nyxbloom as a card (but in my Kruphix deck), but in this deck he isn't a combopiece and because of that he's a classic win-more card, because if you reach 7+ mana you should normally win in your next turns at worst. The ancient adds 3x mana, that's a lot but also often annoying for your opponents to see you calculating and infinite mana (with the sword) is just always better than 3x mana.

I would cut Autumn's Veil for Birthing Pod. Because Autumn's Veil isn't by far as good as his big brother. Autumn doesn't draw you a card, doesn't protect vs. Boardwipes or against non blue/black removal. In addition, you now have the new Allosaurus against counterspells in your deck, so I would rather play the Birthing Pod to provide redundancy together with Yisan and so that you can look for the right creatures.

beakedbard on Elven Warfare

3 weeks ago

Are you avoiding infinite mana combos? Because its very easy to go infinite with untappers like Umbral Mantle and Sword of the Paruns if you have enough elves. There's also Temur Sabertooth if you can give Elvish Archdruid or ones like him haste and have enough elves. Its the reason i run Lightning Greaves as well as Swiftfoot Boots. Concordant Crossroads is also good for that as well considering most of the time you'll be faster than people so it doesn't matter if they have haste as well. Castle Garenbrig should be in most mono-green deck and Wirewood Lodge in most elves decks. Thespian's Stage is good for copying both of those or Nykthos. Silklash Spider might be helpful for extra flying removal but that seems to come in and out of the maybeboard for me. Lastly Vivien, Champion of the Wilds does wonders extra flash is always better. I hope this helps infinite mana makes Ezuri disgusting.

Vash13 on The Hydra X

4 weeks ago

K I'm looking more and I'd say you got a solid mana base and mana dorks, and the dryad,so you can probly drop the signets as well, also you can add Sword of the Paruns as another umbrel mantle, for even more infinite mana, then through playtesting you can find which if any of the talismans you need all three is over kill, once again great cards but no point in the extensive mana base if it needs to be fixed constantly, I'll be going over your list more too since I'm trying to build a saxara deck for my daughter :)

Hoobynobber7395 on Mill hard play hard

1 month ago

Puppet Strings and Sword of the Paruns are great to untap your creatures and play off of the mill ability on Phenax, God of Deception

Throne of the God-Pharaoh will help give another way to take out opponents since you are tapping/untapping a lot

Night Market Lookout is a good pinger when it becomes tapped

Lord of the Void is a spicy include if you are willing to spend a little bit extra on budget but worth it in the long run

Hollowsage forces opponents to discard

Servant of Tymaret is also a great pinger when tapping and untapping

fireball0093 on Marwyn Elf Queen (Unban Rofellos!)

1 month ago

I dig it! Nice to look at variations of commanders I also use. One fun thing I recently added to mine is Sword of the Paruns, if Marwyn taps for at least 4 mana you can go infinite mana and use stuff like Weird Harvest to fetch out and play all creatures in the deck. Plus Concordant Crossroads if out lets you swing all out the same turn.

VampiricTooter on

1 month ago

My suggestion (as an avid elf summoner) is to add blue. Either Edric, Spymaster of Trest


Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy, in the command zone.

All of the elves that tap for multiple mana and all of the one costed dorks.

Then you want the ones that tutor or draw cards and the rest of the lords.

Now for the fun part!!

Staff of Domination Intruder Alarm Concordant Crossroads Umbral Mantle Sword of the Paruns To give you haste and infinite Untaps/mana with you various mega mana dorks, priests of Titania and their ilk.


Lifecrafter's Bestiary Guardian Project Zendikar Resurgent Vanquisher's Banner Distant Melody Shamanic Revelation For some serious card draw.

Toss in and alt win con, in the form of Altar of Dementia to sac infinite pumped elves on and mill the table when combat is not an option.

Fill the rest of the slots with your favourite utility elves and removal. And guess what!!!??

No Sol Ring!!! Honestly it just slows the elves down. 35 land mostly green and decent quality untapped duals, 4/5 Islands and maybe a creeping renaissance to get your goodies back in a pinch. Maybe not a top tier cedh build but you will be able to win consistently (in a vacuum) pull out turn 4/5 victories, often by combo mill but easily with a flood of hasty murderous pointy ear kill squad.

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