Decree of Silence


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Decree of Silence


Whenever an opponent plays a spell, counter that spell and put a depletion counter on Decree of Silence. If there are three or more depletion counters on Decree of Silence, sacrifice it.

Cycling (4)(Blue)(Blue)

When you cycle Decree of Silence, you may counter target spell.

Decree of Silence Discussion

triproberts12 on Lavinia of the Not Having Any Money

3 days ago

If you're running Guile in a stax deck, you should be running Dovescape .

If you're running Solemnity , you should be running Decree of Silence .

Knowledge Pool and Omen Machine are also ridiculous stax pieces with your commander.

With Grand Arbiter+Pili-Pala combo, you should probably run some X draw spells. Blue Sun's Zenith , Sphinx's Revelation , and Pull from Tomorrow are your friends. If you want to make that a central part of your game plan, Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal is an easy one to run, and Muddle the Mixture is a good budget tutor for both pieces that has utility, as well as being able to get Pili-Pala and Pull From Tomorrow. You can then win on that turn with Approach of the Second Sun.

If you're going to run a bunch of Armageddon effects, I would also run Faith's Reward .

Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds are bad in 2-color decks. Literally any dual land is better. Boreal Shelf and Coastal Tower should be in there before Expanse and Wilds.

MCJennings on Project Z

2 weeks ago

NetholonTheArchmage, I agree on all of your points! I think I will work in Decree of Silence (as well as some fetch means). Regarding Null Chamber one other thought was that it could be used politically to provoke enemies into one another. Agree with an opponent to not choose anything of the other persons, and then you choose something rather neutral. Then if your opponent names someone elses commander, win con, whatever... They COULD be portrayed as the antagonist of the prohibited player rather than you. Obviously this would depend on how well you could predict your opponents spikeyness as well as the response of the "offended" player in where they place their blame.

Thanks for the great thoughts!

NetholonTheArchmage on Project Z

2 weeks ago

@ MCJennings , I can see the problem you have with Venser here... I do have the same problem and usually use him as a wincon only --> blinking the Illusions of Grandeur to gift it multiple times. That is unless I can protect him with the Sphere of Safety I have in my list.

Decree of Silence really is an evil card when paired with Solemnity . If this is on the board you usually have won the game... I had it in my own deck for a long time.. until my opponents where so mad about this combo that I needed to switch it out for something else :D

Pendrell Mists also seems to be a rather valuable card if you don't play to many creatures and don't want to have your opponents to have them aswell... I'm fearing only that this card might be provoce a lot of hate on the side of your enemies, making you to a great target. If that is fine for you though... go for it! Let them suffer :D

Null Chamber is a card I thought to put into my own deck from time to time allready... It's just so plitical and you can arrange yourself with another player what cards to be called, denying your opponents multiple ressources. The chamber would be much better than Nevermore in that case >:)

MCJennings on Project Z

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment and suggestions, NetholonTheArchmage! I do see the utility in Venser, but when testing him in the past I found that opponents in my playgroup would be irrationally aggressive towards any and all planeswalkers. If he had immediate value then it would work well, but I'd typically want to donate whatever nasty thing I took back asap- meaning I'd require at least 8 mana.

I think Remora would be a useful choice early game, and very effective with Solemnity. What are your thoughts on Decree of Silence , Pendrell Mists , and Null Chamber ?

firestorms90 on Hakim Potter - Hakim, Loreweaver (EDH)

1 month ago

I don't think you can cheat Decree of Silence into play using Hakim, as he only returns Auras to play enchanting himself (provided he isn't enchanted already, of course). Other than that, cool deck concept! I appreciate a different approach to blue than just counter/ bounce ;)

tiagompm on Muldrotha and the power of infinity

1 month ago


I understand your doubts, and what could you advise me to "protect" the deck?

In relation to the commander, Muldrotha, the Gravetide is the "support" to complete several strategies but its true objective is to ramp to the deck with its ability to dominate the cemetery. To give you protection I have the Bear Umbra (only protection ...? What a delight this card with the muldrota!), I also have the Command Beacon that is indispensable for Muldrota! In my area there is a lot of control deck with many enchantments and a lot of removal, including Leyline of the Void that is a mess ... and many Bojuka Bog ... But this is part of magic, we will always catch counters our strategy and by this is that this deck does not focus only on the ability of the muldrota ...

You already have Reclamation Sage and Seal of Primordium, but you can for example change the combo of infinite turns (which is what I could not yet accomplish ...) Thopter Assembly and Time Sieve to include Acidic Slime and / or Caustic Caterpillar ...

Attention ... this deck is also a serious case for this type of opponents ... You always have the ability to be blocking their strategy with Contamination, or Decree of Silence, or Glen Elendra Archmage, or Glacial Chasm ...

goldlion on Baral Ultra Budget Hate

2 months ago

After reading your commander I immediately went to the list for a madness deck I'm working on. Here's some cards I could see that might fit. I especially like the idea of playing off the discard.

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Decree of Silence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%