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Equip this and Sword of Fire and Ice on Zombie Outlander, and we're game.
These equipments make me happy Deadly Recluse is green.
Posted By: infernox10 (6/22/2010 11:23:25 PM)


I can see your point OmegaSerris, at first glance, it may seem inferior to the other swords like Sword of Fire and Ice. Its abilities may seem irrelevant or underpowered in constructed. But in the Legacy format, when you're running Dark Confidants and Bitterblossoms, having life gain effects without clogging important slots in your deck is important.
Slapping this onto a Vampire Nighthawk puts your opponent on a serious clock.
Try looking up the deck "THE GATE"..
And don't worry about getting flak, I respect people's opinion enough not to give them that.

Please pardon my English, I'm not a native speaker.

Posted By: zenitramleirdag (5/1/2012 3:48:08 AM)


@zenitramleirdag: And yet your English is better than most native speakers.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (4/19/2013 4:17:16 PM)


I actually like this one over Sword of Fire and Ice. It's not a matter of power (no matter how much I worry that people might be over-valorizing card draw; it's just a catalyst, not a weapon in and of itself!), just that the creature recovery is the sort of thing that REALLY draws my interest.

On another note, it's confirmed for Modern Masters along with the UR sword. With the same sort of art as the Scars of Mirrodin block swords, to boot. (The bad news? They got "promoted" to mythic.)
Posted By: SkyknightXi (5/25/2013 9:10:12 AM)


Pretty awesome card. Protects from pretty much all the removal out there, and makes it harder to burn the creature. The life gain and creature return is just icing on the cake.
Posted By: andyiscool (6/7/2009 2:21:54 AM)


These swords make Kor Duelist great
Posted By: xStrikerx (11/4/2009 6:27:55 PM)


More balanced than the overwhelming Fire and Ice. The protections are possibly a bit better on this one, no exiling (almost).
Posted By: Coincidence (2/8/2010 7:19:46 AM)


this and sword of fire and ice are the best equipments I'd say. If I were pressed to choose a favorite it would be fire and ice, but love this one too.
Posted By: tantallum99 (10/11/2010 8:33:27 AM)


I know I'll catch flak for this, but I think this is the weakest of the sword cycle. I'm not saying it's bad, though. The Pro-White or Black and +2 toughness make most creatures only susceptible to bounce. Troll Shroud (Not Hexproof >.<) could do the same thing, but this route gives both a power boost and unblock-ability in some cases.

So all the swords are more or less equal up to this point. The abilities are what underwhelm me. Yeah, revival is nice. But we already established that this thing protects from most removal. So if you are playing this card correctly, your graveyard will be empty most of the time. Next is the lifegain. It has been pretty widely established that lifegain is negligible in most constructed cases, especially one-shots like spells and unreliable abilities (like this, you may not be able to get a hit in). You need something that takes advantage of it or you are just delaying the enviable.

The sword in the cycle from the same era, Sword of Fire and Ice/au... (see all)
Posted By: OmegaSerris (9/15/2011 5:12:28 PM)


Dude, I'd love to see a sword that gives the equipped creature pro artifacts. Most useless equip ever.
Posted By: Void_Elemental (6/10/2011 1:47:28 AM)


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