Linvala, Keeper of Silence

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Linvala, Keeper of Silence Discussion

ThaneGarrus on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 days ago

Personal opinions: Unfortunately for us Queen Marchesa isn’t a particularly consistent deck to use at a competitive table, We certainly have the tools to hamstring them and (sometimes) steal a win with akido tactics but more often than not we will be heavily reliant on other players to take the strongest decks down.

Imo playing at a mixed table yields the best opportunity for a win. As a politics deck it’s to your benefit to shout and point at every key combo piece your opponents put down.

That being said we have some great hatebears in our colours and you should fully utilise them against a stronger table, Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Pithing Needle , Aven Mindcensor , Rest in Peace , Hushbringer , Containment Priest , Grand Abolisher , Rule of Law can completely house certain decks when played right and you have black to tutor them up

Of course, if you decide to go that route you’ll be playing a totally different deck and losing the soul of this beautiful deck but it is the price we pay to stay interactive. Maybe the best advise would be to have several decks that you can pick to match the tables power level, and remember that who you sit down to play with is ultimately your choice.

KayneMarco on Chromium, the Sneaky Assassin

3 days ago

Personally, I think Chromium is one of the better voltron commanders in edh. He’s got protection built right into him. Not including the fact he can’t be countered. I would leave him voltron. You just want to have ways of keeping your hand full and Necropotence is one of the best cards for that. Another big way to protect your entire board state would be to add Mycosynth Lattice to work with Padeem. If the lattice is out of your budget you could always use Memnarch to turn Padeem first and then any other non artifact you want to have protected. Could also use him to steal other ppls stuff as well. I also see you’re going with a control sub-theme as well. Linvala, Keeper of Silence would be a good fit for that. Another one to consider given all the token production you are capable of would be Ertai, the Corrupted giving you another way to counter stuff. The last thing I can think of is depending how consistent you want the deck to be, you are in the best colors for tutoring. Adding a few of those would give you more consistency.

TypicalTimmy on Sisay CEDH

5 days ago

What I am seeing is that you have a lot of solid cards that are great in a vacuum, but not a whole lot of cards that actually work well with one-another. In others words you don't just lack combo, you also lack synergy. The issue with a deck like this is that you may be casting spells and expanding your boardstate every turn, but you aren't doing anything impactful to the game.

  • You may feel like you are going off, but really you are just playing random cards.

What you lack, overall, are bombs. You need cards that immediately threaten the presence of the game such as Craterhoof Behemoth .

However, your Commander is Captain Sisay , so I am going to suggest specifically Legendary spells. This in turn gives you synergy between your Commander and the rest of your board.

  • Avacyn, Angel of Hope ; A strictly better version of Zetalpa, Primal Dawn
  • Bow of Nylea : Increases the danger of attacking into you. Trust me, when players see this thing on the field, it immediately halts aggression
  • Dosan the Falling Leaf : Stops blue decks in their tracks
  • Ghalta, Primal Hunger : Toward the end of the game, this is effectively a 1-2 turn clock. What I mean is, if you play Ghalta after a wrath, he will take down an opponent typically in 1 or 2 attacks. If you play him before a wrath, you threaten entire boardstates as players will need to double and even triple block to absorb the damage. And if he gets countered, so what? You only paid for him, anyway. At least, in most cases
  • God-Eternal Oketra : You are running a lot of creatures. This should be main-boarded with no exceptions
  • Karametra, God of Harvests : She allows you to ramp by playing creatures. The hidden power of Karametra is that by taking lands directly from your deck, you thin your deck down. This in turn increases the probability of drawing into powerful cards sooner rather than later
  • Konda, Lord of Eiganjo : Effectively an 8/8 you can swing with and block with every turn. Just this alone makes opponents rethink attacks because they know they will lose at least one thing. This means they must attack with two creatures, knowing at least one will die
  • Linvala, Keeper of Silence : Snuffs out creature-focused combo decks
  • Odric, Lunarch Marshal : Overall a powerful synergy piece once your boardstate is robust enough
  • Parhelion II : Solid boardstate generator
  • Shalai, Voice of Plenty : Stops a lot of midrange decks
  • Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger : Gross
  • Yeva, Nature's Herald : Play in response to actions. Give your opponents the least amount of time to react to your spells
  • Zetalpa, Primal Dawn : Deadly beater

TetrAggressive on Hulk & Junk [Primer]

2 weeks ago

GhostChieftain Hey thanks for the feedback.

I actually debated whether or not I should have titled it 'cEDH' or not because it's not technically optimized for actual tournament play (being that Karador is obsolete these days). But the deck itself is still decently powerful and I wanted the title to reflect that. I look at it more as an amalgamation of a fully optimized cEDH Karador list, and a toolbox attrition list you see many people use him for. Good but not great, and leaves room for variability in gameplay.

The landbase is higher (to facilitate the value-engine I mentioned with card like The Gitrog Monster and Ramunap Excavator etc... I've toyed with manadorks in the past and prefer creatures that die to produce mana like Wood Elves and Sakura-Tribe Elder , they also curve out better with Birthing Pod but I might try them again in the future.

I definitely agree that hatebears can be insanely useful, but I prefer grinding out value in lieu of shutting down people simply because it works for me in my meta. I'd rather use higher CMC creatures that utilize spot-removal and grind out value more longterm, rather than static effects. The only hatebear absolutely necessary in my list is Grand Abolisher , though Gaddock Teeg and Linvala, Keeper of Silence might be slotted in eventually (probably replacing Aven Mindcensor ).

Appreciate the feedback!

Osbert on Chulane's Hatebear Academy

2 weeks ago

Have you heard of Whitemane Lion ? With Chulane it's a 2 mana repeatable instant speed growth spiral. On a similar note Stonecloaker does a similar thing however it also eats cards from graves at instant speed. If you're feeling spiky you can combine these cards with Aluren to draw your entire library and drop every land into play. It shouldn't be hard to win from there with Laboratory Maniac , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , or even Altar of the Brood . Just remember Chulane's ability is mandatory so you'll have to remove him before you go for the win or you might draw yourself to death.

There are a few hate cards I'm surprised you haven't included like Gaddock Teeg , Remorseful Cleric , Containment Priest , Leonin Arbiter , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Rest in Peace , Archon of Valor's Reach , and Aura Shards . The newer Ranger-Captain of Eos pulls his weight as well by grabbing dorks and accessory creatures like Giant Killer while having the ability to entirely shut down non-creature spells which is great for comboing out that turn or just preventing a board wipe from an opponent on their turn.

Simple tax effects as well give you lots of time to set up Chulane and start slamming creatures down for some great value. Cards like Aura of Silence , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Vryn Wingmare , Thorn of Amethyst , Suppression Field , Kataki, War's Wage , Energy Flux , etc.

I think flash is the greatest strength a creature based deck can have so I suggest trying out Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Vedalken Orrery , Leyline of Anticipation , or Yeva, Nature's Herald to go alongside your Teferi.

Lastly you should include Eternal Witness as some grave recursion and you can abuse the body via bonce or Sun Titan.

Megalomania on Turn Zero Shuffle Hulk

1 month ago

I was running some redundancies in the earlier versions but the deck seems to work fine without them. I chose to run multiple sac outlets since I am running Rector lines. And it allows me to go around Linvala, Keeper of Silence .

Daedalus19876 on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

FenIsABasicSwamp: All I can say is that effect like Cursed Totem , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , etc shut down Yawgmoth pretty hard. Part of that is inevitable, but having other sources of draw are critical.

And just remember that with Horobi in play, you won't draw cards off of Yawgmoth if you target things with his ability. That's the main reason I don't run him.

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Linvala, Keeper of Silence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

White: 0.44%