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CardName: Swan's Death Himn Cost: Type: Instant Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: If you would lose the game, you may instead reveal Swan's Death Himn from your hand. If you do, you may pay {0} to cast it. Swan's Death Himn can't be countered. As long as Swan's Death Himn is on the stack, you may cast spells without paying their mana costs, you may cast spells as though they had flash, and you can't lose the game. When Swan's Death Himn is removed from the stack, you lose the game. Flavour Text: "Farewell, all joys! O Death, come close mine eyes! More Geese than Swans now live, more Fools than Wise." ---Orlando Gibbons (The Silver Swan) Set/Rarity: Cards With No Home Mythic

Swan's Death Himn
 
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Instant
If you would lose the game, you may instead reveal Swan's Death Himn from your hand. If you do, you may pay {0} to cast it.

Swan's Death Himn can't be countered.

As long as Swan's Death Himn is on the stack, you may cast spells without paying their mana costs, you may cast spells as though they had flash, and you can't lose the game.

When Swan's Death Himn is removed from the stack, you lose the game.
"Farewell, all joys! O Death, come close mine eyes!
More Geese than Swans now live, more Fools than Wise."
---Orlando Gibbons (The Silver Swan)
Updated on 01 Nov 2021 by Ombra

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2021-10-29 18:58:59: Ombra created and commented on the card Swan's Death Himn

I'm not entirely sure if this thing would work properly, nor if it should be silver-bordered instead. Also I'd imagine it would be far too situational to ever be playable

For one thing, the card is on the stack while it is resolving, so the last two abilities contradict each other. (This might be fixed by saying you exile this spell and then you lose the game.)

Other than that, it might work, but consider that you might have to cast this spell while trying to resolve state-based actions (I am not sure that it is a problem, though).

About how good it is to use, I don't know.

2021-10-30 04:32:52: Ombra edited Swan's Death Himn

Edited to make so that the "you lose the game" effect actually works. For whatever reason I feel making the spell exile itself from the stack to be a bit clunky, so instead I tried to word it as a "leaves the stack" effect, which to be honest also sound somewhat clunky

"If [Obscenely narrow hoop to jump through just happens to exist] then you win the game otherwise lose the game"

Turns out, this card has actually been printed and suggested before multiple times.

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