Sword of War and Peace

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Sword of War and Peace

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from white. ((Remember the acronym debt.) Equipped creature can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything red or white. Anything red or white attached to equipped creature immediately falls off.)

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, Sword of War and Peace deals damage to that player equal to the number of cards in their hand and you gain 1 life for each card in your hand.

Equip (: Attach this to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This enters the battlefield unattached and stays on the battlefield if the creature this card is attached to leaves the battlefield.)

Ferth on Fog Draw EDH

7 months ago

I got to play a bunch this weekend! The deck performed well I've updated the list to match what I've currently got, my local shop was missing some singles.

Generous Gift moved back to the maybeboard but only cause I couldn't buy it this weekend.

I found that the deck worked quite well but I obviously couldn't close out games. I had a few scenarios where Selvala, Explorer Returned could repeat pretty much forever thanks to Sword of the Paruns or Umbral Mantle and Smothering Tithe + 4 players in the game. Flipping my commander till deck out was too painful to ever actually do so games ended with scooping.

The take away is that I need to be able to end games just to save everybody's sanity. More things like Felidar Sovereign and Psychosis Crawler are needed. Helix Pinnacle is a meme and I'll basically never pull it off. So here is the maybe board for actually finishing games.

Viseling Storm Seeker Black Vise Iron Maiden Sword of War and Peace

Some other cards that look interesting to me are Credit Voucher to help me find the above win conditions and Champions of Minas Tirith as another tax. I found that the deck was excellent at filling everybody's hands as expected.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

7 months ago

Saw this artwork on Bing and absolutely had to do this:

Syr Gregory, Prince of War and Peace

Sword of Light and Shadow

I thought this could be a neat idea; Turning the Swords into Legendary Creatures. Albeit their design space is highly limited as their colors and abilities are already chosen, so there's really no need to make it into a cycle.

Don't worry about the Partner challenge.

Wildcard, instead.

DawnsRayofLight on Lich King Nekusar

10 months ago

Peer into the Abyss

Faerie Mastermind

Elder Brain: slow, but could be funny

Folio of Fancies

Sword of War and Peace: could help punish the card draw

you may want to up the number of counterspells to deal with the fact you're helping your opponents dig, combo decks will ruin your day.

Miscast

Spell Pierce

Swan Song

Negate

An Offer You Can't Refuse

Flusterstorm

Drops

Sigil of Sleep

Propaganda

No Mercy or Dissipation Field: probably the board wipes will be enough with only one of these.

I might trade out some of the 3 drop rocks for signets or talismans

It may not be a bad idea to have some other cheap combo line to pull off when playing against combo decks as well since you're digging so much with the draw (Consecrated Sphinx could help here too)

the big worry is needing to speed the deck up which involves somewhat expensive mana rocks:

Chrome Mox

Mox Diamond

Mana Vault

DemonDragonJ on Ranking the Swords of X …

1 year ago

It has been almost a month since my previous post in this thread, but I now am ready to post my new list, to include the final sword, as follows:

10: Sword of Forge and Frontier

9: Sword of Once and Future

8: Sword of Body and Mind

7: Sword of War and Peace

6: Sword of Truth and Justice

5: Sword of Light and Shadow

4: Sword of Sinew and Steel

3: Sword of Hearth and Home

2: Sword of Feast and Famine

1: Sword of Fire and Ice

First, I ranked the final sword, Sword of Once and Future, as ninth place out of ten, because its abilities are so narrow that it requires that a deck be built specifically to take advantage of them, a trait that it shares with Sword of Forge and Frontier; if it surveilled more than two cards or could cast a spell with a mana value higher than 2, I believe that it would have been far more versatile. Second, I switched the places of Sword of Body and Mind and Sword of War and Peace, because I now realize that SoBaM is nearly as conditional as are the two lowest swords, as very few decks focus on both milling and creating tokens, where as SoWaP is actually more versatile and not nearly as conditional as I originally judged it to be.

What does everyone here think of my new rankings?

legendofa on Help me torture

1 year ago

Hand = hurting: Black Vise, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Iron Maiden, Misers' Cage, Sword of War and Peace

Bounce: Blood Clock, Crystal Shard, Surgical Skullbomb, Umbilicus

Standard stax/tax effects: Smokestack, Tangle Wire, Winter Orb, Thorn of Amethyst, God-Pharaoh's Statue, Damping Sphere, Trinisphere, Sphere of Resistance, Cursed Totem, Static Orb, Meekstone, Norn's Annex, Mindlock Orb

Artifact creatures with these effects: Viseling, Neurok Replica, Esper Sentinel

Pulled mostly from EDHrec, and I only hit the highlights. https://edhrec.com/themes/stax

wallisface on Ice-Fang Queller

1 year ago

Some thoughts:

  • ideally you stoneforge decks only need/want 3 targets to search for. Having Batterskull and 3 swords is excessive - i’d ditch Sword of War and Peace, its by far the weakest of the options you’re running here.

  • definitely get rid of the other equipment from your sideboard. Its not going to help you, and will just limit your ability to bring in actually useful sideboard cards against problem matchups.

  • with a semi-low mana curve, Hierarch, and card draw in Ice-Fang, there’s no way you need 24 lands. You should be able to cut back to 22, and can probably go even a bit lower.

  • I don’t see the value in Ascendant Spirit at all, as its just a lot of mana to pump into something for minimal gain. Something like Ephemerate would be a lot more useful. If you go down that route, you’ll probably find Eternal Witness a better fit than Staggering Insight.

DemonDragonJ on Ranking the Swords of X …

1 year ago

With the upcoming release of Phyrexia: All Will Be One, I have added Sword of Forge and Frontier to my list, as seen, below:

9: Sword of Forge and Frontier

8: Sword of War and Peace

7: Sword of Body and Mind

6: Sword of Truth and Justice

5: Sword of Light and Shadow

4: Sword of Sinew and Steel

3: Sword of Hearth and Home

2: Sword of Feast and Famine

1: Sword of Fire and Ice

I put the new Sword of Forge and Frontier at the bottom of the list, not because it is weak, but because I feel that it is too risky and unpredictable to be reliable, and Sword of Hearth and Home is far better at giving the player additional lands than is the new sword. I also switched Sword of Sinew and Steel with Sword of Light and Shadow, which greatly pained me, as Sword of Light and Shadow is my favorite sword in this cycle, but it simply does not have sufficient impact on a game for me to keep it higher in the ranking; if only it had an ability other than gaining life, I could have ranked it higher.

Gleeock, if Sword of Sinew and Steel destroyed creatures, rather than planeswalkers, I likely would have ranked it as third, but, as prevalent as planeswalkers have become, creatures still outnumber them quite severely, so I cannot rank that sword any higher than I have currently ranked it.

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