Etrata, the Silencer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Etrata, the Silencer

Legendary Creature — Vampire Assassin

Etrata, the Silencer can't be blocked.

Whenever Etrata deals combat damage to a player, exile target creature that player controls and put a hit counter on that card. That player loses the game if they own three or more exiled cards with hit counters on them. Etrata's owner shuffles Etrata into their library.

Etrata, the Silencer Discussion

ZorrosRage on First Yuriko

2 months ago

Few cards I would like you to look at

Wash Out can be 1 sided wipe

Etrata, the Silencer you can remove opponents creature and use ninjasu to return card to hand before shuffled to deck

Swiftfoot Boots the haste and protection helps

Strionic Resonator extra ninja triggers

Postmortem Lunge helps get a creature out in a pinch and ninja creature back to hand

Nether Shadow , Nether Traitor helps get creatures even after a board wipe

herrickk on Dimill

3 months ago

Thanks everyone. This was originally the Dimir Guild kit and i liked the mill effects so i started upgrading with cards i had.

I had Liliana Vess for her discard and search abilities.

Jace, Memory Adept was for his 0 ability I figure if i could keep him alive for just 2 turns thats 20 cards.

I like Fleet Swallower cause it mills half the library but its so expensive it would be a late game.

Etrata, the Silencer was for creature exile and alternative wincon.

The Haunt of Hightower was for discard and to have a beefy creature for defense.

The other creatures were basically milling but i feel like to actually get them to mill would be to much work.

I definitely want to add Hedron Crab and I'll look into the other suggestions.

This is my first real attempt at playing Blue so I'm still learning how to use the cards. I originally played an Orzhov life game deck. I'll have to readd it on here later.

Langass on Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow

4 months ago

So with the new set coming out there’s more ninjas so they’re an obvious include- here’s my two cents on switches..

Take out Wharf Infiltrator for Ingenious Infiltrator . Easy upgrade, Wharf really doesn’t provide that much as a 2 mana 1/1, there’s plenty of decks that run 1/1 mana dorks etc that can become easy chump blockers since they’d rather block then take the damage from a ninjutsu hit. Plus the ninja has infiltrator in the name still so flavour win yay! Finally, the card draw is AMAZING. Go wide with creatures that much faster.

I would switch Thada Adel, Acquisitor for Fallen Shinobi . Again they do similar things, however I’d rather get a free cast from an opponent and get the ninja triggered abilities over her. A 3 mana 2/2 isn’t so great either, even though I understand islandwalk, if the opponents don’t run blue, it’s just essentially a wasted slot or a chump blocker - which isn’t true to the deck.

Notion Thief I would definitely substitute for Changeling Outcast . I think the text you have to pay attention to is that it says you draw the extra card in their DRAW STEPS. Outside of that, like main phases, you don’t get that draw - so it’s way too situational and really doesn’t shut much down at all... unfortunately another wasted slot. The Changeling however, is a 1 mana 1/1 unblockable that is also considered a ninja!! Woohoo ninja paradise!

Nightveil Sprite out, Pteramander in. A 1 drop is better than the 2 drop. Nightveil gives you surveil, but you’ll be ninja’ing out most of the time anyway so that’s just an extra mana to drop the creature on the field, you basically graveyard a card if you don’t want it (and when you attack with ninjas you’re blindly going in to the next card anyway), and then spending an extra mana to do it him back on the battlefield. So in that process you could’ve saved a card from hitting the grave and saved 2 mana if you had of used Pteramander. It’s in your sideboard, id definitely use it.

Etrata, the Silencer out Windfall in. You have it in sideboard, it’s amazing. Not only will you refill your hand most likely in multiplayer games, always live by the rule that your opponents current hands are better than the ones they will get. They have plans for those hands, they may have tutored combo pieces, you just got rid of that and filled your hand to throw more creatures out. DEFINITELY use this card. If you’re sceptical why Etrata, yes the first half of her text sounds amazing that you exile a creature when you do combat damage with her and if you do 3 they lose. But you shuffle her into your library after you deal combat damage. It is super inefficient unfortunately, and you just spent 4 mana on a exile a creature card when there’s way better card disruption out there, or you could have spent the 3 to cast Windfall and maybe drawn into a wincon or lots more creatures?

I’d also switch Crystal Ball for Naga Ninja. I understand how useful scrying can be in Yuriko, but I also believe this guy outplays the card by far. Instead of scrying 2 each time (would’ve cost 4 to do the first one), you could have paid 3 mana to ninjutsu naga boi out, and created a copy of him, two ninjas for 3 mana over scry 2 for 4?! Next turn you would have scry 4 for 5 mana in total, whilst hypothetically you could have dealt damage with 2 more ninjas and created 2 more copies. I think you get where I’m going with this... the value is so insane in comparison.

This is just my opinion and what I would recommend, more ninjas for less mana, go wide! By the way if you find board wipes are getting to be bad news, id look at switching out Evacuation and Just the Wind for more counters. Some of my favourites are Arcane Denial for an extra card (even if the opponent gets 2), Muddle the Mixture - Transmute is just extra gravy, and Spell Pierce the classic. There is better ones, but these are just budget ideas I thought may assist. Also I mentioned evacuation, because even though it is a nice card, I feel better having more protection for my board over returning all creatures In response to my creatures dying - but that’s just my preference!

Anyway I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts on it, lemme know what you think!

rusky23 on Death from the Shadows

4 months ago


Double Strike/Flying sound good. I'll also consider Thopter Assembly . I'm straying away from Arcane Adaptation , Conspiracy , and Xenograft to focus on aggro ninja tribal. Working on finding some good stuff to do that.

Etrata, the Silencer is good. I didn't notice the Ninjutsu combo with her to keep her from being shuffled. In regards to Nightveil Specter , I originally had Thief of Sanity and Gonti, Lord of Luxury since they do similar things. However, I decided to cut them. I don't particularly see the advantage of Nightveil Predator . A single hexproof creature doesn't change much, and it seems like I could get Flying/Deathtouch from a cheaper source.

Valzasaurus on Death from the Shadows

4 months ago

Double strike and flying works well with ninjas, sure it's not straight out unblockable but some evasion works well. Thopter Assembly can work since it can give you a bunch of enablers to combo off but it is a bit slow.

Etrata, the Silencer works well too and you can ninjutsu her before her shuffle effect triggers. Nightveil Specter and Nightveil Predator are amazing too.

Also you can run Conspiracy and Xenograft are good also to make your dudes ninjas along with Arcane so you can keep it tribal

Kylian6350 on Muldrotha, the Gravetide

4 months ago

I like control, it would be nice if you can help me with that.

The only win condition i currently have is Etrata, the Silencer . I have quite a few protection cards to keep her on the battlefield.

ryanwillbeback on

5 months ago

Actually adding Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive back in and removing Etrata, the Silencer

Caerwyn on Does proliferate effect errata, the ...

6 months ago

It seems this question was asked twice, so I'll post the answer from the other version and close out this thread:

Proliferate only works with counters on "permanents and/or players". A permanent is defined as "a card or token on the battlefield . . . and it stops being a permanent as it's moved to another zone by an effect or rule." (Rule 110.1).

Because the cards exiled by Etrata, the Silencer are not permanents, Proliferate cannot interact with these exiled cards.

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