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Bearer of Silence
Creature — Eldrazi
Devoid (This card has no colour.)
When you cast Bearer of Silence, you may pay . If you do, target opponent sacrifices a creature. ( represents colourless mana.)*
Bearer of Silence can't block.
Bearer of Silence Discussion
5 months ago
8 cards? Well My choices are as follows, it's certainly a hard choice to narrow all of my favorites down. I have been playing since Journey into Nyx.
Prophet of Kruphix - Was one of the leading cards in my first ever Magic deck that I built to play casually and for a time I played it in my first commander deck led by Vorel of the Hull Clade until it's later banning.
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon - One of my favorite planeswalker cards of all time that I play both in my modern tron deck as well as Atraxa, Praetors' Voice commander deck. Can turn a game around so easily, his power cannot be denied.
Westvale Abbey Flip - Was a card that I built an earlier casual standard deck around involving Blisterpod , Cryptolith Rite , and other eldrazi scion generators to flip this card into Ormendahl, Profane Prince . If that wasn't possible, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger was another card that you could ramp into from tapping and then sacrificing the scions.
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger - I had one of these first in my above mentioned casual deck that was mostly simic goodstuff, and even after that I made a place for it in a Vorel of the Hull Clade , Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck alongside the other praetors for flavour and now he resides in my Kruphix, God of Horizons deck where one of my favorite things to do with him is cheat him into play with Natural Order to make tons of mana for cost cards or Helix Pinnacle .
Winding Constrictor - Led a former standard deck of mine between Aether Revolt up until the later rotation all around +1/+1 counters. decks were all that I played in standard between Kaladesh to Guilds of Ravnica, only now with Ravnica Allegiance have I finally played a deck in different colours. I still have one in my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck for now until I convert it to superfriends fully with War of the Spark.
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - I played this card a ton when it was in standard and I have held onto my two copies of the card which see a bit of commander play in my Edgar Markov and Oloro, Ageless Ascetic decks. Definitely one of my favorite black mythics of all time. I might in the future consider using them in a modern deck mainboard / sideboard if I ever build some deck in modern.
Cabal Coffers - There were so many cards besides this one I could still pick but this one really appeals to me as it embodies the power and greed that is black. Alongside Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth this is such good value, and I now use the card in two commander decks, Lord Windgrace and Gonti, Lord of Luxury .
Honourable Mentions of mine,
1 year ago
Conspiracy and Xenograft do the same thing as Arcane Adaptation. A few of your creatures I don't feel are necessary such as Artificer's Assistant, Bearer of Silence and Entomber Exarch. I would even take out Hex Parasite and replace all these with small evasive creatures. Thalakos Seer and Nether Traitor and a couple of my favorites. I would also add more library manipulation so you have predictable flips when ninjas deal combat damage. Lastly I would add more expensive spells so that your opponents get hit hard when your ninjas deal damage. My version of Yuriko definitely isn't perfect, but you can check it out for more ideas if you want.
1 year ago
Given Scylla's appearance, I think the closest in Magic would be an Eldrazi. Oblivion Sower, Void Winnower, Drowner of Hope, Benthic Infiltrator, or Bearer of Silence would probably be the best of choices.
1 year ago
I only started back with Journey into Nyx, and so I would happen to say Oath, of the gatewatch and Eldritch Moon were my favorite sets.
Getting to play with cards like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Reality Smasher, Thought-Knot Seer, Bearer of Silence, Grasp of Darkness, Shrine of the Forsaken Gods and Oblivion Sower (bfz) and others were a lot of fun in this midrange mono black eldrazi deck I use to play for standard.
Eldritch Moon I got to build my most competitive (and expensive) to date standard deck around Delirium, featuring my foil Emrakul, the Promised End I had from a prelease kit, Traverse the Ulvenwald to search up things like Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Noxious Gearhulk, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet usually if not Emrakul. It was my first time playing a graveyard centric deck, with a lot of synergy, and overall it was the most fun I had with a standard deck since I started standard close to the end of Khans block being about to rotate. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet I would say is one of my favorite mythics of all time, I played the card from shortly after the time it was printed to the very day it rotated.
1 year ago
Hey! I like the idea of the deck and your introduction.
If the point of the deck is making colorless creatures unblockable (except by artifact creatures) to enable ninjustsu, wouldn't you need some cheap eldrazis or artifact creatures to spend as little mana as possible each time and start producing value earlier? Maybe with some kind of evasion of their own just in case.
These creatures could do the job: Eldrazi Skyspawner, Bearer of Silence, Dimensional Infiltrator, Fathom Feeder, Hovermyr, Gust-Skimmer, Mist Intruder, Slaughter Drone, Ferropede, Mindmelter, Pilgrim's Eye.
What's the plan to make the ninjas unblockables the turns after they ninjaed onto the battlefield? Other than Deepfathom Skulker there is nothing else to help them. Key to the City, Whispersilk Cloak or Thassa, God of the Sea are good options for that task.
The costs of the deck are quite high, I'd advise more mana rocks/dorks that add two or more mana to help you reach those costs Worn Powerstone, Palladium Myr, Hedron Archive, Gilded Lotus or Pyramid of the Pantheon and the Temple of the False God.
1 year ago
Does the extra mana from Blight Herder play a crucial role? I was thinking, you might go more aggro by changing it out for Reality Smasher, or instead you could use Mindmelter as a late-game card advantage. If you don't need more hand manipulation, you could introduce Bearer of Silence for removal or a body. Do you get Elder Deep-Fiend on the field often? That card is beast
1 year ago
Made a list for you of things is would try. I have played both Tron and Bant versions of Eldrazzi. if you want to be competitive in modern you need efficiency in the spells you cast, Eldrazzi tron decks can play Thought-Knot Seer on turn 2 and smasher on 3. Plus many other decks in modern spit out Gurmag Angler or Tasigur, the Golden Fang on turn 2. You need cheap removal. Vapor Snag is great vs gurmag/tasigur, Fatal Push is great vs many other decks, but bad vs eldrazi or any creatureless combo deck like storm or ad nauseum. Fathom Feeder is a great card too as suggested above. Elder Deep-Fiend is also a very good card.
example list of what i would run. just tagged things you dont have in the above list
4x Eldrazi Temple
4x Polluted Delta
2x Watery Grave
4x Eldrazi Skyspawner
4x Fathom Feeder
2x Mist Intruder
2x Blight Herder or more Smashers
3x Oblivion Sower
1x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
4x Relic of Progenitus / Tormod's Crypt
4x Vapor Snag
2 years ago
1x Canyon Slough, 1x Smoldering Marsh.
I was sifting through some stuff and was thinking maybe just Mono Black with lots of value creatures?
Something like 3x Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, 1xTorment of Hailfire, 1xYahenni, Undying Partisan, 1x Kalitas, 4xHeir of Falkenrath, 4x Gifted Aetherborn, 4x Bearer of Silence, 1x Wastes, 1x Evolving Wilds, 2x Trial of Ambition, 2x Cartouche of Ambition, 4x Reaver Drone, 2x Harsh Scrutiny and 1x Smothering Abomination, maybe some Bone Pickers, Ruinous Paths. I also like Retreat to Hagra.
I probably need more removal + hand disruption like you said. And maybe 1x Claim / Fame.
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