Linvala, Keeper of Silence


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Mythic Rare

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Linvala, Keeper of Silence

Legendary Creature — Angel


Activated abilities of creatures your opponents control can't be activated.

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Linvala, Keeper of Silence Discussion

DRmagic2017 on Gisela Savior of the World

6 hours ago

Hello! My suggestions: Linvala, Keeper of Silence - no need to explain, Ajani Steadfast to put counters especially on Herald of War, Angel of Invention - to boost your creatures, Stoneforge Masterwork and Inquisitor's Flail- to make your commander much stronger, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment - board wipes, Sensei's Divining Top - card draw.

Avacidal_maniac on Angles, Angles & more angles! ;)

3 days ago

I would say it probably needs a touch more removal so your game plan is not disrupted. I have my own angel deck which goes wide in typical Timmy fashion, however; it crumbles in a 3v1 scenario. I would maybe add one or two board wipes, staples removal spells like Return to Dust, Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile. a good board wipe needs to be versatile like Austere Command or can act as a really good deterrent such as Nevinyrral's Disk

Some good angels to get for this deck are the Admonition Angel, Linvala, Keeper of Silence and Iona, Shield of Emeria pus it would be a funny combo with your Helm of the Host. Another angel I would recommend is Dawnbreak Reclaimer since it is reanimation plus you can make deals with opponents to get your good stuff back. Grand Abolisher is a must have in any angel tribal since it is kind of annoying if all your high value angels are countered for 2 mana. While I like Crovax, Ascendant Hero, If you wanted to; Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is simply better and for more value plus it buffs all your creatures regardless and kills all your opponents 2/2's (which 90% of the time would be hatebears like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben or Ethersworn Canonist or any other annoying af enemy) plus it kills Arcum Dagsson so theres bonus points (seriously, screw that Dagsson guy).

in terms of mana rocks, Sol Ring is a staple, to get some of the higher end Angels I would recommend mana rocks such as Thran Dynamo or Worn Powerstone since adding one coloured mana in a mono colour deck such as angels simply doesn't do enough. adding tons of colourless mana to pay the generic cost of angels is worth it though.

Overall I would say this deck gets an upvote for how fun it looks and for potential and versatility.

airbornezenith on Tactical Beauty

5 days ago

Have you tried running Linvala, Keeper of Silence? She earns me a lot of hate whenever I drop her on the table. Stasis is another one that comes to mind.

Tenshi41 on Angel Tribe

1 week ago

Deck Change


  • Twilight Shepherd: Back to hand is not that good, does not have flash so can't cast it after a board wipe. When it’s out people know it’s not a true board wipe so they might deal with it first.


Thanks for all the help. @Vargavaka, @KarmaKimeleon.

Tenshi41 on Angel Tribe

1 week ago

Response to KarmaKimeleon comment.

I really like Linvala, Keeper of Silence now that I’m looking at it; I have played against several decks that have tons of activable ability’s. Also lower CMC is nice. Now just trying to figure out what to cut, any opinion?

Response to Vargavaka comment.

I had Outpost Siege as well as Reforge the Soul in this deck before, but it seemed like they were never useful when I had them. When I needed them I never got them. What’s your opinion on Browbeat? Some of my friends swear by it and say they always get the card draw, but when I look what other people’s opinion it’s normally negative towards Browbeat. It also synergizes very well with my commander. Any other Draw cards you would recommend and what do you think I should cut?

Cards Considering Cutting from Deck:

  • Twilight Shepherd: Back to hand is not that good, does not have flash so can't cast it after a board wipe. When it’s out people know it’s not a true board wipe so they might deal with it first.
  • Starstorm: Inefficient, but nice because I can control what gets wiped, but low on Board wipes.
  • Maze of Ith: Speeding up the deck would be better the stalling for more turns.
  • Ghostly Prison: Speeding up the deck would be better the stalling for more turns.

KarmaKimeleon on Angel Tribe

1 week ago

I'm pretty fond of Linvala, Keeper of Silence. Crippling opponents' creatures is good stuff.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Gaddock Teeg Hatebear

2 weeks ago

Archon of Valor's Reach might fit in to this deck. Containment Priest is damn good in edh. I don't think there it enough mana sources (an average deck has 45 mana sources), but I haven't played hatebear decks so I'm not sure how much you want to sacrifice your set up to disrupt your opponent's set up. I really think Living Plane or Nature's Revolt complements your Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, I think a permanent landlock is a great win condition. Maybe fit in Linvala, Keeper of Silence for an extra chance of drawing the landlock. Good deck overall.

Khirgan on Selesnya Selvala is my favorite mana dork ever.

1 month ago

Ok because I'm here... so since you're already running Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Linvala, Keeper of Silence, you could be a real dick and run the Kormus Bell and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo which states your opponents cant have lands, or they have 1/1s that can't tap for mana.

It's a 3 card combo so nothing to write home about, but it's not terribly difficult to cast, and with how much draw power Selvala has it should be fairly consistent. Plus, who the hell will expect you to rock an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in this deck??

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