Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Legendary Creature — Angel
Activated abilities of creatures your opponents control can't be activated.
|Want (8)||psilocybianth , bensmith19 , Silvercloud , Macawley , eggman431 , Altirian , Darui , RuheZone|
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|Jumpstart (JMP)||Mythic Rare|
|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Mythic Rare|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Linvala, Keeper of Silence Discussion
5 days ago
Also while you're kind of on to it already, more cards which discourages your opponents from casting their stuff so that you have more to work with: AEther Barrier, Aura of Silence, Aven Mindcensor, Frozen Aether, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Land Equilibrium, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Loxodon Gatekeeper, Mana Breach, Overburden, Suture Priest
1 week ago
Kamerot: This is the one element of mutate I am not understanding, and if you can clarify what you mean by that, you might just add to my reasons lol.
So, Caustic Caterpillar was an answer to Torpor Orb, but lately Drannith Magistrate/Linvala, Keeper of Silence have been more problematic. Ram Through eliminates them while being cheaper than Caustics ability and becoming an alt win con. In comes Gemrazer, looking to replace Reclamation Sage. It can save key pieces while being able to kill Torpor Orb AND Cursed Totem, also back up trample for Ram Through, and the possibility of blocking Aven Mindcensor/Linvala, Keeper of Silence. Ashaya makes Mana dork lines so minimal that we only ever need the dork to produce 1-3 Mana to win, so we can stand to lose an elf for the priest (our only elf reliant line btw).
But, please tell me more on repeatability of Gemrazer.
3 weeks ago
DeinoStinkus Honestly between that card (been tryna explain to people how stupid good it is, specifically the token part, the lands obviously make it an option, but the tokens make it great imo), Drannith Magistrate, Faeburrow Elder, Dovin's Veto, etc. I think white is simply going to change from the color you add for removal and a few hate pieces (Rest in Peace, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, etc.), now it will be a value color.
As is it already has a lot of new one-sided hate pieces, or draw engines like Mangara, the Diplomat (not saying it's a cEDH card, just pointing where white is heading), it already had Aven Mindcensor, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Silence, etc.
Adding in Drannith Magistrate and friends from newer sets and you can see high-value hatebears that compete on a whole new scale than older ones, giving tons of new staples to the format, and warping deck archetypes. Magistrate was so good it made Kess, the list that with Consult and Flash decks all over the format (pre-ban), it was tiered as high as Najeela and TnT (Kenrith wasn't around) as one of the top 3 decks, but after it was slotted into every deck it really hurt Kess, despite being mostly an answer to commander-focused decks.
Value in cards like Smothering Tithe and Keeper of the Accord changes the game a lot too, giving white a powerful splash color for decks just looking to play the most powerful threats. These cards can do insane things, and feel like white's equivalent to Seedborn Muses, Rhystic Studys, etc. Now I feel like red's Dockside Extortionist, while busted, just doesn't give as much value outside of storm and combo, and red just doesn't feel like it has a great long game, and white does.
I think that because red has gotten Conspicuous Snoop it is getting much better combos and with Goblin Recruiter being a one-card, easy win it shows red is still finding interesting synergies, I'd actually say that Black, White, and Red are getting closer.
RambIe I think it is pretty interesting to look at each color like I did above and it seems you and your friend did, but as power creeps up and up, I think the net result is that each of the colors becomes more powerful, and the end is that a 5c or 4c pile (As is I doubt TnT would ever be phased out) becomes the best deck, as we continue to see pushed 5c generals and the decks get more insanely based on just whatever the best cards are rather than synergies.
3 weeks ago
That's perfectly fair.
The Yisan, the Wanderer Bard/Galvanic Alchemist/Biomancer's Familiar style synergies was something I was researching not too long ago, and so you asking about it was almost perfectly on time, pretty lucky!
I'll tell you now that I am still unsure of it. I think the Thrasios/Tymna build I made it for with Faeburrow Elder, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Drannith Magistrate, and Aven Mindcensor give a better toolbox utility than in Sultai, however I'd still use value creature with it. Notion Thief, Gilded Drake, even Reclamation Sage could be high in value!
3 weeks ago
It would be nice to have a backup plan in case someone disrupts your Mirran Spy + Walking Ballista combo ( Thada Adel, Acquisitor and Praetor's Grasp will ruin your day). Laboratory Maniac will work for backup upkeep win con, and is easily tutorable via Drift of Phantasms (but avoid Thassa's Oracle for this build).
Some bounce aside from Cyclonic Rift will stop you from losing to Pithing Needle-type effects or Linvala, Keeper of Silence as well as graveyard hate such as Rest in Peace or Grafdigger's Cage. Collector Ouphe and Kataki, War's Wage will be big problems without adequate removal.
I hope this helps.
4 weeks ago
As is I made the deck better for these tutors, I do want to fit 2 more one-stop forks in, but don't want to cut interaction for them. Gtg test more, I'm 3-5 cards over and cutting down actually changes a lot given the density of tutors and cantrips etc.
1 month ago
MechaTigrex, casual_competitive according to her lore yes. There's only about 1 paragraphs worth but it does clearly state that she's a woman lol. I am meaning to update the title of the deck to reflect it, but that's honestly a messy process lol. I Did update the deck description though. I used to think Balan was a study buff cat dude but not according to her lore lol.
SynergyBuild I've got to be constantly evolving my commander decks, especially mono-white. The new commander decks and ikoria gave me a couple of really decent tools to work with. Even Double masters let me afford Stoneforge Mystic, Path to Exile, and the soon-to-be-added Batterskull, as well as Sword of Feast and Famine when I can afford it lol. Both of your suggestions are definitely on my short list, though Linvala, Keeper of Silence is a bit outside my price range at the moment until it gets a reprint lol. My goal atm is going to be getting swords, getting Land Tax, and getting Teferi's Protection with a few budget cards thrown in too. I don't have a budget per se, but this is my physical list for the deck and I usually won't spend more than 50$ a month on it, so it's a steady work of art that will eventually be "complete" (I'll always be open to adding more cards lol)
1 month ago
+1, love the list!