Sword of Fire and Ice is a nice card. Protection from red and blue is certainly welcome, and the standard +2/+2 of the Swords is more than welcome when you see its combat damage to a player effect: deals 2 damage to target creature or player AND you draw a card. So basically, whenever you hit the opposing player’s life total, you can kill a creature or burn for an extra two damage, and then when it’s all said and done, draw a card! Who doesn’t love drawing cards?
It may not be as exciting as the newer Swords, but I really like this card. It still fetches over $30 on the secondary market. I just really like this and Sword of Light and Shadow and wanted to review them since they are the older brothers of Body and Mind, Feast and Famine & War and Peace. Just seemed fair to cover them.
Any one think this will be in any sideboards for competitive decks in Legacy one day?
I’ve decided to take a little break from New Phyrexia to touch on a subject that I brought up in my Sword of War and Peace review. I wanted to review the two Swords from Darksteel. Being the amazing set that it is, I’ll probably review a card here and there from the set. I do want to touch on these two cards, though, because when Stoneforge Mystic goes out of Standard, she’ll have a few new toys to play with, including Sword of Light and Shadow.
It’s not the best sword, especially not when compared to Fire and Ice. But it does offer protection from white and black, protecting the equipped creature from white removal spells and black kill spells. It’s other effect is when ever you deal combat damage to a player, you gain 3 life and may return one target creature from your graveyard to your hand, which is a pretty sweet deal. It’s probably more of a sideboard option these days when you consider the Scars block Swords and its very counterpart in its own set, but it’s a nice card, and still fetches around $30. I wonder if this card will see play again after October? (That is, unless Stoneforge Mystic is reprinted, which I highly doubt.)