Swords to Plowshares

Swords to Plowshares

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Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Secret Lair (SLD) Rare
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Masters 25 (A25) None
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Coldsnap Theme Deck (CTD) Uncommon
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Uncommon
Masters Edition II (ME2) Uncommon
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Uncommon
Anthologies (ATH) Uncommon
Ice Age (ICE) Uncommon
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Swords to Plowshares Discussion

Balaam__ on Wrath of the Immortal Angels

10 hours ago

Some cheaper and more focused removal ought to be included here somewhere, even if you just sideboard it in for games 2 and 3. Try cards like Path to Exile, Erase, Isolate or Swords to Plowshares.

jakeyuki12 on Akiri takes on three dudes at once!

14 hours ago

Hiya! A few notable exclusions I see. Fervent Champion and Kazuul's Toll Collector are both excellent holders of equipment.\ Dowsing Dagger  Flip and Mask of Memory are both equipment that provide a lot of value when held. Sunforger is arguably the best Boros card in EDH. It is a must as it provides a tutor-able piece of equipment that can get you to answers. Speaking of tutors, Open the Armory is still cheap. Steelshaper's Gift has unfortunately gotten more expensive but is the best equipment tutor. Next is removal. Akiri synergizes with white's wrath effects really well since she can make those board wipes one-sided. I suggest running those Wrath of God and Day of Judgment effects. Additionally, Winds of Abandon is a recent piece of white removal printed that I find to be as much of an auto-include in white decks as Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile. Finally, if you've been liking Flawless Maneuver then I highly suggest Deflecting Swat. This card is amazing and is excellent when your general only costs 3 mana.

RNR_Gaming on Fixing White in EDH

1 day ago

Whites strengths come from card quality. You're going to be hard pressed to find a removal spell better than Swords to Plowshares. Its also the best color for those people who like to keep the table honest. Though it's the least played color because most of the pay offs require strategic timing and sequencing. Back when I started playing modern hate bears was part of the metagame and when that deck got the soft locks going or was able to Ghost Quarter a tron land and vial in a Leonin Arbiter it was a sight to behold.

Massacar on Bant Enchantments

1 day ago

I would personally recommend running some counterspells and removal in the deck as it's currently very fragile to interaction.

Counterspell, Cyclonic Rift, Disallow, Swords to Plowshares etc.

Also I think some ramp (land and/or artifacts) could help as well as your progression is going to be very linear with this deck and could easily be outpaces by someone with a more aggressive mana base.

Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Arcane Signet, Simic Signet, Azorius Signet, Selesnya Signet, Chromatic Lantern etc.

See also, Argothian Enchantress, Archon of Sun's Grace, Destiny Spinner, and Hanna, Ship's Navigator

jakeyuki12 on Budget Akiri Equipment

2 days ago

By the way, I recommend cutting Valakut Awakening  Flip and Faithless Looting. Inexperienced players will try and tell you these are good options for card draw and they're very wrong. Valakut Awakening  Flip doesn't actually net you any card advantage, it's just a wheel effect that this deck doesn't have any synergie with. Faithless Looting is even worse because it's card disadvantage as you end up with less cards in your hand than you started with. You don't have any graveyard synergies to take advantage of it, so it is very not worth it.

If you're really worried about card advantage, run better cards like Light Up the Stage and/or Mask of Memory. Honestly though, Akiri is going to get you pretty reliable card draw already, you probably don't need to worry about it much beyond that. Maybe a little bit as insurance in case Akiri is shot too many times. I would put back in Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile. I have no clue why they were cut- they are arguably some of the best removal spells in the format.

Poseidon31 on Azorius Second Sun

6 days ago

Path to Exile 4 times to make it modern legal, Swords to Plowshares isnt.

Reduce Spell Snare to 1-2 copies. Thats normaly enough.

Archmage's Charm for Counter or Draw. Ancestral Vision for Draw. Serum Visions for more Filter. Mana Leak is a good 2 drop counter. Search for Azcanta  Flip is a good filter, too and can dig deep like Narset.

Joe_Ken_ on mono w soldiers

1 week ago

You'll also want some removal for your deck. Cards that would be good for this are Swords to Plowshares , Valorous Stance, Condemn , and Settle the Wreckage to keep the big creatures away from you.

There is also artifact/enchantment removal you should have like Crush Contraband , Aura of Silence which can also slow your opponents down, and Forsake the Worldly which can also be cycled away for 1 card.

Some board wipes can also be very good like Cleansing Nova , Fumigate , Mass Calcify this one costs a lot of mana so I wouldn't recommend it too much , Rout which has the advantage of being able to be used at instant speed. There is also Martial Coup which if you put enough mana into it then you'll have some soldiers on board after everything is over.

tripod62 on Be Fruitful and Multiply

1 week ago

UPDATE

-1 Swords to Plowshares +1 Path to Exile

This change is minimal but I have been facing many ramp decks recently and the lifegain from Swords to Plowshares has been more relevant than I like.

-1 Sacred Mesa +1 Cathars' Crusade

Sacred Mesa can be a powerhouse but as the commander format continues to speed up it never seems to do enough when I get it into play. I have replaced it with a card that should have been in my deck years ago.

-1 Wolfbriar Elemental +1 Tooth and Nail

I can see Wolfbriar Elemental finding its way back in the deck if it becomes more focussed on generating large amounts of green mana. However, for now it is the casualty of Tooth and Nail which makes this deck more consistent and allows wins on the spot by grabbing Craterhoof Behemoth & Avenger of Zendikar

-1 Fresh Meat +1 Qasali Pridemage

The pridemage is easily tutorable removal in a deck with limited interaction. I found myself holding mana up for Fresh Meat that often would go unused when the wrath I was playing around never came. This change helps improve one of the decks overall goals of being more proactive.

-1 Llanowar Elves +1 Concordant Crossroads

I hate to see llanowar go but he's low impact and Concordant Crossroads is the opposite, allowing the decks combos to go off immediately and win before opponents have a chance to react. It is to be saved only for winning the game as it also gives your opponents haste.

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