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I'm looking forward to Sword of Crime and Punishment. Also, Sword of Pride and Prejudice.
Posted By: Osuasheuatl (7/8/2011 7:56:42 AM)


The protection is the main draw, whereas Feast/Fam is ridiculous because of the ability. For aggro, the lifegain will almost always be 0-1, which is unfortunate. Cawblade, however, will be gaining 4-6 life each time they hit. In the control mirror, this sword really shines.
Posted By: Rumblin-Slumm (4/28/2011 3:31:13 PM)


the art's a bit wrong. The arm of a person shouldn't be what's holding the sword, it should be Squadron Hawks beak.
Posted By: Mirran_Savior (9/26/2011 2:41:00 PM)


I have to say this card will kick ass with the mirran crusader. Thats a lot of damage. But really its the protection that counts.
Posted By: Leonidus78 (4/28/2011 8:44:39 PM)


@Continue: Not at all I'd say Body and Mind is worse.
I'd say:
1) Sword of Fire and Ice.
2) Sword of Feast and Famine
3) Sword of Light and Shadow
4) Sword of War and Peace
5) Sword of Body and Mind
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (4/29/2013 1:32:02 AM)


People hate-rate cards that are expensive because it shows a failure in design. If a card is so good that it sells for 20x other cards do that you consider good, then why was it even printed?

Also, swords aren't really to make your creatures resistant to removal. That's just an added bonus. The sword make it so any creature you equip suddenly turns into a huge threat if unblocked. The protection mostly just gives evasion to make them even more annoying.

This sword, while giving the least advantage, provides a really scary clock.
Posted By: SAUS3 (6/7/2013 7:46:57 AM)


@garabor: No, you don't, but if they happen to have those cards in their hand, why not punish them for it?
Posted By: sarroth (4/28/2011 3:31:30 PM)


Wow, this card's price is skyrocketing right now. A couple weeks ago it was $20, and today it seems to be about $45 on average. I'm glad a dude gave me his for an Inkmoth Nexus.

Anyway, on the actual card; this has always been my favorite of the sword cycle. The protections are very relevant, and the abilities are fun to build around. Sadly, I can't maindeck it in my FNM deck because I run cards like Angelic Destiny and Faith's Shield, which don't play well with the sword's pro-white. Oh well, it's always fun to side it in against mono-white or mono-red decks.
Posted By: Lief098 (2/15/2012 7:52:58 PM)


Just because of all those people calling Baneslayer Angel Walletslayer, I think this deserves to be called Sword of War and Wallets.

To get a foil of this would be to become rich.
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (3/31/2012 11:13:12 AM)


Paleopaladin: This sword does not say "protection from removal". Standard right now doesnt have much white removal that doesnt directly target the sword itself. Red might be slightly problematic, but +2/+2 takes care of that anyway.

You want a sword that screams removal evasion: Sword of Light and Shadow.

If you are playing control, this card gives you life.

If you are playing against control, this card deals massive amounts of damage.

If you are playing an aggro mirror, this card goes in your sideboard.

It's actually quite simple. Also, imagine for a second, mirran crusader with this. 4 protections, 8 damage base and you gain 2xthe number of cards in your hand while your opponent loses additional life equal to 2x the number of cards in theirs.

"Dies to Removal" is a bad argument up until the point you get to more than 5 mana (titan excluded because they set the standard for what 6 mana looks like, and are more powerful than a lot of 7-8 mana creatures... and eve... (see all)
Posted By: Wisdomseyes (4/9/2012 12:13:45 PM)