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Specifically, the best spot removal piece in the game against CREATURES. I'd argue Disenchant is better at dealing with enchantments and artifacts.
Posted By: Cyberium (8/23/2013 4:44:44 PM)


A couple more votes and this will be the highest rated card in Gatherer. :)
Posted By: LordAlvon (8/27/2013 1:33:45 PM)



Just to clarify, the original cycle of "three for one" cards reads as follows:
Ancestral Recall
Dark Ritual
Lightning Bolt
Giant Growth
Healing Salve
White had by far the worst of them, but this card alone makes up for that.
Posted By: twiddleman12 (10/8/2013 3:34:29 PM)


I've never used card protectors and I have a few Plowshares from back in the day that are so beat they resemble the consistancy of a paper tower. Many a goon exiled and the battle scars to prove it!
Posted By: MightyWhitey (11/6/2013 1:30:40 PM)


Swords to plowshares?
But... it does NOTHING against any of the actual swords!
Posted By: Shadowcaster3975 (11/12/2013 5:57:37 AM)


1 white mana, deal with everything thats not protection from white, shroud, or hexproof at instant speed. Absolutely brutal. Prevents graveyard things like gravecrawler, or even undying like vorapede. The lifegain part usually dosent matter even if your playing white weenie.

Is clearly broken and still the king of spot removal.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (11/30/2013 3:11:17 AM)


@Shadowcaster397: It does kill Wall of Swords!

I find Swords to Plowshares more suited for early-game, when every land matters and the power of most creatures is minimal, and Path to Exile better late-game, when the necessary amount of lands has already been dropped and creatures you might want to exile have high powers. Given that both of them cost only 1 CMC, making them early-game cards, I'd call Swords better overall.
Posted By: Arachnos (2/13/2014 2:17:49 PM)


Dave Mustaine disagrees. +10 points to anyone who gets this reference
Posted By: Kosmonautti (2/17/2014 3:20:50 PM)


I think its more balanced at Mythic Rare, but I can't help but love how easily available it is at uncommon. I might have to get another play set of this.
Posted By: Ridore (4/18/2014 5:02:58 AM)


Swords isn't "arguably" better, it is better. Would you rather let them ramp or give them a few life points? Plus, if you're facing especially burn, you can plow your own guy to keep you alive a bit longer.
5/5 and I don't hand that out often.
Posted By: Silence9 (4/27/2014 11:16:07 AM)