Linvala, Keeper of Silence

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

Flying

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

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Linvala, Keeper of Silence Discussion

t3hdarkness on Myrder Ball

1 week ago

This deck looks pretty good during game 1, but is easy to sideboard against.

Maybe run the deck as just W/R with just Banefire and Fireball at first and then sideboard in Black for game 2 and 3 to get access to things like Duress.

There's probably not enough card draw to make the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo work although an alternate combo in the sideboard is pretty necessary during Game 2 and 3 to avoid Pithing Needle and similar effects.

You'll also need something to use against Pyroclasm, Witchbane Orb (or Leyline of Sanctity), Vandalblast, and Stony Silence (or Linvala, Keeper of Silence)

I don't have suggestions for those. I'm used to sideboarding against artifacts.

SynergyBuild on Aurelia Lockdown Voltron

1 week ago

I mean, I don't see how this is stax, I see some very good cards, like Gamble, Imperial Recruiter, and Enlightened Tutor, but in terms of prison/stax, you only run about 6 cards: Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Ghostly Prison, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Aura of Silence, Blind Obedience, and Cataclysm.

I'd suggest you drop the cards like Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite for much more powerful stax cards. Also I'd think running some more tutors for Helm of the Host (the instant win) would be useful.

Recruiter of the Guard might also be good, as it is a second Imperial Recruiter.

Other cards I'd suggest you run:

Steelshaper's Gift - fetches Helm of the Host

Open the Armory - fetches Helm of the Host

Godo, Bandit Warlord - cheats out Helm of the Host and also acts as a wincon with Helm of the Host if Aurelia, the Warleader got Nevermored.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben - hurts storm builds and greedy manabases more than your deck.

Glowrider - see Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Vryn Wingmare - see Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Ruination - You run enough basics that a 3-4 colored deck will crumble.

Armageddon - Aurelia, the Warleader makes this thing basically a win, as you can probably beat face enough to kill one person before they rebuild, whilst rebuilding on your own. At that point with a couple more stax cards you might be able to drop your opponents all together. Use Ravages of War as well if you can afford one.

Crucible of Worlds - With a lot of land-destruction, or fetchlands, this card gives you constant land drops, allowing you to rebuild like nothing ever happened a few turns after an Armageddon or Cataclysm. Acts as a half Sun Titan in some cases. Strip Mine/Wasteland make it really good too.

World Queller - this card is godly. It can be used as land destruction every turn, and with a Sun Titan or Crucible of Worlds, you might not notice it's effect, but can name planeswalkers while you have none to get rid of a pesky Ugin/Karn/Nicol Bolas. It can of course remove pesky artifacts or enchantments, and still beat face a bit.

Thorn of Amethyst - see Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Sphere of Resistance - see Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Cursed Totem - shuts off mana dorks that get around the constant Armageddon effects.

Damping Sphere - hurts Gaea's Cradle, and any deck that tries to storm off will fail.

Trinisphere - This deck has a pretty high CMC, so this card might barely affect it. It will totally hurt the elf player, the storm player, and any other low-cmc player.

Aven Mindcensor - This doesn't affect you, but hurts your opponents fetch lands, tutors, or any other searches.

Luminarch Ascension - Acts as a powerful alternate win condition if you lock out you opponents.

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs - Big Ghostly Prison, makes token decks squirm.

Magus of the Moon - If you run enough basic lands, this card won't affect you very much, because of the artifact mana you have. Other decks may crumble to it.

Blood Moon - see Magus of the Moon

Rule of Law - Shuts off storm, and this deck can abuse it by using cards like Stoneforge Mystic, equipments, Stonehewer Giant, and Weathered Wayfarer instead of casting spells.

Ethersworn Canonist - see Rule of Law

Eidolon of Rhetoric - see Rule of Law

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Otherwise I'd only suggest you run some more rocks (Mox Diamond/Chrome Mox/Mana Crypt and all of the legal fetchlands like Windswept Heath, Marsh Flats, Flooded Strand, Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, Scalding Tarn)

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Cards to drop for this stuff:

Argentum Armor, Extraplanar Lens, Loxodon Warhammer, Mask of Memory, Sword of War and Peace, Tenza, Godo's Maul, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Puresteel Paladin, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Balefire Liege, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Archangel of Tithes, Angelic Arbiter, 2-3 lands.

Otherwise, it terms of lands, drop Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion, Temple of the False God, Boros Garrison, Emeria, The Sky Ruin, Opal Palace, Rogue's Passage, Clifftop Retreat, and some basic mountains, add the remaining 6 fetchlands, and that should be about it!

xyr0s on Green + White = Lifelink and Angels

2 weeks ago

Knight of the White Orchid is a bit tricky - it's an ok card, mostly, but not when you are on the play and hit your lands. But if you use Ghost Quarter it gets pretty good, since ghost quarter leaves you down a land, compared to your opponent. Also, 2/2 first strike can be randomly relevant. I've tried playing it turn 2 on the draw a few times, and that is pretty convincing against fair decks - suddenly you are ahead on mana, without having really spent a card on it. Also worth noting: Your land comes into play untapped. What is it you don't like about it being an ETB-effect?

Since you have Time of Need in your deck, more legendary angels instead of serra angel could be a way to go. Archangel Avacyn  Flip, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Bruna, the Fading Light + Gisela, the Broken Blade, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, and Sigarda, Host of Herons, are all decent legendary angels, and bringing them as one-offs is ok, as long as you have tutors for them.

I would exchange Prepare for Path to Exile. It's a bit of a dull card in comparison, since it's played by everyone and their mother, but that is because of efficiency. One mana to get rid of a creature is ridiculous, even if your opponent gets a basic land. Of course the land is relevant in the earliest turns of the game. But from turn 3 and on, I don't think anyone plays creatures they would like to exchange for basic lands. So... try with a 2/2 split.

Aerial Responder... hmmm... what is important? Lifegain? flying? that it's a creature? that it's a 3-drop? There are all kinds of good 3-drops in modern, depending on budget. Eternal Witness, Kitchen Finks, Renegade Rallier, Mirran Crusader, Blade Splicer... it really depends on what you want. Or you could go down a mana on ccm, for something like Scavenging Ooze or Qasali Pridemage. Or you could go a mana up, and add a couple of token-producing planeswalkers (since they do pretty much the same as Oketra's Monument they benefit from the same cards as the rest of the token-plan) - it could be Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Elspeth, Knight-Errant.

I suggested Seraph Sanctuary because it's on-theme for your deck, not because it's particularly good in any way.

Squirrelbacon on ELDRAZI and TAXES

2 weeks ago

For the list you actually want 4 Aether Vial because it allows so much play making, especially with Flickerwisp.

I'd really recommend shifting the Stony Silences and Rest in Peaces to the sideboard in exchange for 2 more Vials and 2 more Tali. The extra Thalias are significantly better disruption in modern than the stonys will be, as Thalia hits more cards than stony. Personally I run 4 Tidehollow Sculler for disruption, but that can get interesting with mana sometimes.

An alternative would be making the deck mono-white. As much as I love Wasteland Strangler, the mana in b/w can screw you over sometimes. You only gain 6 cards in your current list that need , so it might be worth it to removal all the black, add in 4 Thraben Inspector and then have 2 flex spot. Those could be any extra creatures really, Blade Splicer, Restoration Angel, Mirran Crusader and Linvala, Keeper of Silence all come to mind as extra critters.

While I play and prefer / I do know that mono white lists are somewhat viable, just a bit more value orientated that way.

jackeraya on [Primer] 4c Humility Control

2 weeks ago

What do you think of Runic Armasaur as a draw engine for the deck? Also I was thinking to include a Living Wish package since may playgroup is fine with it, including some finishers in case I draw it lategame without gas, some hatecards for certain decks, some value cards some cycling cards in case I have humility out. For lategame finishers I was thinking of Tidespout Tyrant, as it easily produces infinite mana with some positive rocks, Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter or Sun Titan as big value cards. For specific hate cards Faerie Macabre,Notion Thief or Spirit of the Labyrinth, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Dosan the Falling Leaf or Grand Abolisher, Hex Parasite or Vampire Hexmage against teferi, animar or marvyn and Phyrexian Revoker Other options include Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Snapcaster Mage ,Reclamation Sage, Spellseeker, Gilded Drake, Seedborn Muse, ... the list goes on. The thing is that living wish gives you the option to have all those creatures available with the wish, but you don't need to stuff your deck with cards that hurt of adnaus and are horrible with humility. In case of humility beeing tutor target no1. in all your games you could consider adding Street Wraith to avoid the wish beeing dead So please tell me what you think of the with and the dinosaur!

InfernusPyre on Bant Butt's are quite Aluren

2 weeks ago

Heliogabale I try and keep a few Hatebear style pieces in any of the decks I brew because my meta does have a few Spellslinger decks, as well as a few fast ramp decks, hence the Linvala, Keeper of Silence and the Marble Titan and his little rock friend.

Carpet of Flowers is mainly to capitalize on the large number of Blue players in my local meta's. It is a flex spot in the deck if you ever would consider using it as reference for your own deck. :)

thanks for the comment my dude.

IHATENAMES on Blade Dump

4 weeks ago

I don't understand the inclusion of Thrumming stone... besides that its a playable deck ( i run a very similar deck with Shram as the Commander). I would suggest Comparing your equipment's abilities with your commander and optimizing it for the best result t3 t4 when you cast it. Suggestions ... Land Tax mono white staple , Day of Judgment or Wrath of God board wipe effect, Open the Vaults return eq from grave, Rest in Peace grave hate, Alms Collector draw hate, Oath of Lieges Ramp/ friendly card, Linvala, Keeper of Silence hate depending on your meta.

OverlordKevintheDeVine on Angels EDH Deck 3.0

1 month ago

Avacidal_maniac, Lyra Dawnbringer and Linvala, Keeper of Silence would be great additions to the deck, as would hexproof/shroud equips like Lightning Greaves/Swiftfoot Boots, the main problem is finding and trading for copies. On the look out for some for sure though. In regards to Avacyn, Angel of Hope + Worldslayer , I love the concept but have reconsidered Avacyn as a commander due to that casting cost. Regardless, I have a copy of Worldslayer in my collection and might board it in as the deck evolves. Thanks for the advice.

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