1. The dagger: Yes, it can be Misstepped. However, in general, if they spend a Misstep on Swarm, it was still a Duress. That's one more Dark Ritual, Ancestral Recall, Imperial Seal, or Chain of Vapor that I get to resolve. You could do far worse.
  2. Even if you board it back out. The mind games are real.
  3. Xantid Swarm also does not care how much fast mana they have. Thank you VERY MUCH, Mx. "Who Plays Sol Ring in Vintage Anyway?" Defense Grid.
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