Seat of the Synod


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

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Common
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret Common
Planechase Common
Mirrodin Common

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Seat of the Synod

Artifact Land

(Seat of the Synod isn't a spell.)

: Add to your mana pool.

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Seat of the Synod Discussion

outofnothing0 on Zur's Perfection

2 weeks ago

@K00lDudE1: I had a look and left you a list of suggestions. Thanks!

@Addrum: Thanks! You should send me a deck link when you have it up! I was previously catering to Foil which recently came out and forgot I don't need as many Island's now haha. You're absolutely right on the Seat of the Synod and i'll be switching it promptly. Thanks for pointing it out!

Addrum on Zur's Perfection

2 weeks ago

Hey! Great deck. It looks awesome and I'm definitely guiding myself from it to build my own Zur deck (although I'm trying to make it multiplayer).

Since you play Tezzeret the Seeker to maintain mana for Stasis, why don't you put a Seat of the Synod? Tutorable with Tezz/Enlightened, and it can be untapped with Tezz for the mana (so you don't need to be untapping mana rocks only). Just replace an Island.

LVL_666 on Breya, Etherium Shaper

1 month ago

Oh Shoot I forgot to add an actual card suggestion! So here are some cards that I will eventually purchase myself, as I too have a Breya deck:

  1. Blightsteel Colossus/Darksteel Colossus - Honestly, I just like these creatures alot...and well I'd recommend them for almost any artifact deck. Sure, their CMC is incredibly high but there are cards that help you get around that...and that leads me to #3.
  2. Master Transmuter - Helps you get past the high CMCs of various cards, and has great interaction with artifact lands. With Seat of the Synod out you tap it for, return it to your hand and place your Blightsteel Colossus into play. It's just that easy.

Ryknow on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

1 month ago

enpc: I'll proceed to replace Seat of the Synod with an Island. Well, playing a monocolored deck gives me the chance to play more Basics, after all.

Thanks for your feedback!

Ryknow on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

1 month ago

enpc: do you think I should cut Seat of the Synod even if it would be fine to fetch it with Tezzeret the Seeker ? I know it's not a big deal but I just thought of it as another way to get a land on the board.

However, I do like Mindshrieker (definitely more than Augury Owl), and I'm adding it to my acquire board, as I did with Runechanter's Pike when you first recommended it.

Now, what do you think about the latest changes? I'm not totally sure about the Sphinx of Uthuun cut, I really liked that card even if I got it rarely in the board, but on the other hand I really needed to lower the curve.

enpc on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

1 month ago

Ryknow: that's a fair reason not to run Back to Basics then :P I think I need to check the banlist more closely. While I know some of the cards, most of my experience comes from regular commander.

On the point of V-Clique, it wasn't so much so that yo ushould put a copy in your deck (though that isn't a bad move). But the comment was more around the over all design of the deck where Runechanter's Pike is actually your powerhouse piece.Becasue you run a lot of instants/sorceries you will be giving the equiped creature a huge buff. As for etb creatures, it doesn't really matter if you can't recur them as you get a once off effect with an attacker/blocker. So while Augury Owl for example isn't a powerhouse by itself, Owl + Pike is a huge damage output. In the same vein you could consider Mindshrieker.

I would also recommend cutting the Seat of the Synod here - it's just a more vulnerable, less helpful island.

Lordfelmet on Dragonlord Ojutai, Voltron Control (EDH)

1 month ago

First, I love your inclusion of Curse of Inertia and i approve any use of Spectral Searchlight.

Armageddon - doesn't do enough for you, I feel, as Control really wants to keep it's lands.

Caged Sun - belongs more in a rampy/artifact/mono-colored deck.

Thespian's Stage - needs a Dark Depths

Seat of the Synod - island would be better, unless you run Puresteel Paladin

Palinchron - huh? i'm not sure what this does here. no real infinite mana payoffs with the Caged Sun combo and just feels clunky otherwise.

I'd recommend: anything that gives vigilance. ie: Batterskull

enpc on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

1 month ago

I saw your thread about making the deck more resilient and thought I would Post here.

As others have mentioned, Trinket Mage + Seat of the Synod isn't very good, especially as it doesn't actually ramp and you have all of like 3 targets for it.

On the topic of how to make the deck more resistant to LD, I would recommend adding in more mana rocks. You're missing Sol Ring which is an auto include. You also have cards like Thought Vessel, Darksteel Ingot etc. There's also a slew of two mana rocks the tap on colour but come into play tapped. I just can't remember their names right now.

I would also recommend tweaking your win condition. To kill 3 players with AEtherling takes a long time, giving your opponents a lot of time to find a hole where you won't have a counter spell. I would recommend looking into ways to speed this up, either but putting a combo in the deck or by slightly increasing the number/size of your win con creatures.

EDIT: Didn't see duel commander tag. I'll leave a comment in regards to that. Sorry, my bad.

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