Linvala, Keeper of Silence

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Mythic Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi 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

yenithia on Avacyn's Hopeless Beatdown

5 hours ago

Raven_God thanks for the suggestions!

Serra Ascendant is definitely a good suggestion, what do you think I should remove for it?

I tried Luminarch Ascension but found that it puts a big target on me and I don't typically have the defenders to block with.

Linvala, Keeper of Silence is definitely an option as well, she draws a lot of hate and isn't particularly liked within my playgroup. However, what do you think I should cut if I wanted to add her?

Thanks again for the comment and suggestions!

NV_1980 on Atraxa, Hater's Voice

14 hours ago

Considering your description, I assume this is meant as a pillowfort deck. In case this is the case (lol), here are my recommendations:

Whatever you decide to use, I sincerely hope you'll get of Entomb, Buried Alive and Jarad's Orders. First off, these cards are nice, but are better suited in a deck that's heavy on recursion. I'd replace them wih Diabolic Tutor, Beseech the Queen or if you have the money, Demonic Tutor and/or Vampiric Tutor. Second, you're using Ground Seal; this seems very counter-productive.

MEAT_TORNADO on No. [[Gaddock Teeg/Hatebear Primer]]

19 hours ago

3InchMeatMonster Yes you can! If you look in the previous comments, someone asks me something similar. Also, you can cut Gaea's Cradle, the expeditions/foils for the regular versions, there are cheaper versions of Land Tax and Linvala, Keeper of Silence, put in Fauna Shaman for Survival of the Fittest, cut Serra's Sanctum, etc. There are other cards to consider if you look at my list of cuts in the primer

hwagner on Have: Tarn, Strand, Binder Want: ...

4 days ago

Hey SamCre1993! Going by tcg market prices

MY

1x Scalding Tarn ZEN $50.77

YOUR

1x Linvala, Keeper of Silence RISE $19.07

1x Copperline Gorge SOM $10.75

1x Birds of Paradise CN2 $5.70

Do you have another $15 worth of my wants?

JaceTheSwagSculptor on Uril's Revenge

1 week ago

Glad to hear the deck has turned out for you, even if it was slightly.

I'd choose Possibility Storm over Omen Machine. It's an enchantment, has a lower cmc, and the player casting the spell is probably not going to get something they want.

Personally, I would just replace Winds of Rath. My logic being that I usually only need a board wipe when I am behind (i.e. My general has been wiped a bunch/poor boarstate). If this is the case, then I've probably already lost. Voltron is an aggressive deck, thus we need to focus on resilience and efficiency.

Out of the cards you suggested, only Smoke and Impending Disaster are worth testing in my opinion. The rest feel way too marginal.

There's nothing wrong with wanting Wheel of Fortune. It's an amazing card, yet I forgot about it. It's definitely a better option than Harmonize granted you have the money to acquire one. I'd include it if you have the ability.

Other than Thalia, Heretic Cathar, there is Linvala, Keeper of Silence (good if your meta has an abundance of Kiki/Splinter Twin combo, early game mana elves, or generals with problematic activated abilities like Arcum Dagsson or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard) and Magus of the Moon/Blood Moon (this depends on how comfortable you are playing a three color deck with this kind of effect as well as how many decks in your meta will be punished by it).

I've also tested Sanctum Prelate and Ethersworn Canonist, but they hindered us too much. Scavenging Ooze and Containment Priest didn't do much either, but testing them led me to find that Ground Seal was the most efficient graveyard hate option.

I think running 4 colorless lands is fine. I have gotten away with it and had few issues. You have a lot more options than I do when it comes to that last colorless slot, so choose wisely. Do you value the haste, pump, and vigalence of Slayers' Stronghold? The large pump and evasion from Kessig Wolf Run? The double strike from Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion? The removal that comes with Contested Cliffs? Or the protection that comes from Yavimaya Hollow?

LTmiller on The Legendary Storm

1 week ago

Okay so this deck works around the mana dorks, my commander and Paradox Engine. Using my commander to fetch out my legendary creatures that are also coincidentally hate bears. Cards like Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Gaddock Teeg, etc. serve a particular purpose in the deck to shutdown or slow down other particular kinds of decks. Using a couple mana dorks and cards like Selvala, Heart of the Wilds allow me to make a bunch of mana and sisay allows me to fetch up cards like Reki, History of Kamigawa and Alhammarret's Archive to ensure that I can continue my combo. It's super fun, as I can win via the stax route or through a convoluted combo that leaves my opponents only able to cast creature cards with cmc greater than 4 and making sure that they are taxed hard.

snotice on Iroas, God of Victory [12.06.2017]

1 week ago

I like the curve you have going with the deck. That can be tough at times to keep down. I have to say, the deck works pretty good when playtesting. If you wish to possibly work with even more hatebears, I'd suggest cards like:

Throne of the God-Pharaoh: Helps you knock even more life off of the opponent at the cost of only 2 mana.

Mother of Runes: helps protect your commander and is just helpful in creature-based decks.

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben: slow your opponents down more than you, since you are running 35 creatures.

Aven Mindcensor: slows down ramp and combo decks, limiting there search power.

Linvala, Keeper of Silence: still relatively cheap compared to its once $50 price tag.

Aura of Silence: Removal and slows down decks that want to get there enchantments and artifacts out quick.

Swords to Plowshares: Can never have enough removal in a deck. life gain for your opponent isn't that big of a deal with your strength being combat.

Return to Dust: the best artifact/enchantment removal spell in magic, behind Krosan Grip. Yes, it is 4 mana, but you get 2 hits, if done during your main phase. #Valuecity

Ramp:

Thran Dynamo: Worth the investment in a mono or dual color deck. It just helps you get ahead and allows you to play spells quicker.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx: Speaks for itself.

Sword of the Animist: Boros has basically no ramp. This equipment works well in a deck like this one.

Suggestions to remove:

Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran: seems slow and redundant to me. i think your commander granting melee and neutering damage to your board is more than enough. The pump is nice, but I feel is too narrow.

Call for Unity: Too narrow. Cathars' Crusade is better and enough good stuff to work with.

Breath of Fury: Works well with Angel of Jubilation, but that is too situational. If you want another creature with extra combat abilities, use Scourge of the Throne.

Gideon, Martial Paragon: This is one of the better planeswalker deck planeswalkers'. I think for his cost, his abilities are weak on an empty board.

Legion's Initiative: I feel like this offers protection, but also allows your opponent to plan around it once the creatures re-enter during your next combat.

Honored Crop-Captain: you don't want to completely rely on combat even with your colors being Boros.

Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker: an average planewalker with a decent removal. I feel you can do better at 5 mana.

Stone Quarry: One less tapped land.

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