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

Lame_Duck on myr: swarming for combos (option for modern)

1 day ago

You could replace some of your basics with Ancient Den and Seat of the Synod since they can be sacrificed to Tinker and contribute to metalcraft for Dispatch.

Enral on Akiri, Silas, and the Chamber of Many Artifacts

1 week ago

I forgot that you totally would benefit from the artifact lands and Tolaria West:

Looks like the curve and cmc turned out to be awesome haha

Killkow on Affinity ($25 Budget)

3 weeks ago

Worth considering Thoughtcast, Ensoul Artifact, Seat of the Synod.I think card draw is important cobsidered how quick you dump your hand, and right now, your only payoff is cranial plating, so it's important to dig to it. Ensoul's another payoff, since your budget can't handle much.

Chaph on Breya EDH

3 weeks ago

Hey man, have you considered swapping one of each other basic land to the appropriate artifact land? I thought it was stupid that they only put Seat of the Synod in the prebuild...

AzamiLadyofScrolls on Competitive Azami EDH

4 weeks ago

Before I begin I want you to ask yourself if you want to build this deck more control focused or extra turn focused. Each has their own upside, but in my opinion the control focused build is a lot more competitive and consistent. As a person who has been running Azami, Lady of Scrolls almost exclusively for about 2 years now and has piloted both Temporal Azami and Control Azami, I think I can say I know what I'm talking about. From the looks of this list currently, it looks like you're leaning more towards extra turns. Whatever you do, don't try to make your list into a hard control / extra turn hybrid because it won't work well.

Definite cuts you should make:

Arcanis the Omnipotent

Brine Elemental



Ertai, Wizard Adept

Tidespout Tyrant

Vesuvan Shapeshifter


Boseiju, Who Shelters All



Leyline of Anticipation


Logic Knot

Grip of Amnesia


Cards you may want to consider cutting once you make this list more competitive:

Kira, Great Glass-Spinner

Docent of Perfection  Flip

Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir

Sower of Temptation

Patron Wizard


Time Stretch

Voidmage Prodigy

Crucible of Worlds

Gilded Lotus

Ghost Quarter

Academy Ruins

Riptide Laboratory

Seat of the Synod

Tectonic Edge


Strip Mine

Reliquary Tower

Venser, Shaper Savant(cut this if you decide to go control focused)

Glen Elendra Archmage(cut this if you decide to go control focused)

Your Planeswalkers

Cards mentioned in the comments you should NOT run:

Temple Bell

Gauntlet of Power

Caged Sun


Blue Sun's Zenith (Only run this if you REALLY need an alternative wincon)

Stroke of Genius

Cards mentioned in the comments that you should run.

Jace, the Mind Sculptor (Only if you are going with a hard control build, not extra turn build)

Mental Misstep

Muddle the Mixture

Mana Crypt

Swan Song

Arcane Denial

Dispel (Flusterstorm is better, but still not bad)

Dig Through Time(For control focused list)

Fact or Fiction(For control focused list)

Cards that I think are good that you should run:


Dramatic reversal / Isochron Scepter combo

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip (More of a control based wizard)

Sensei's Divining Top

Scroll Rack

Sage of Epityr

Martyr of Frost


These are my suggestions for now, if you have any questions I'll be happy to explain.

trixster87 on Counters for Days

1 month ago

Hate to break it to you but marvel and timepiece aren't a combo. - Permanent means literally any card on the battlefield it doesn't count any form of mill ( putting card from library into the grave). since this is a casual deck - I'd toss in the artifact lands so you have sac fodder late game and to fuel the affinity cards :Ancient DenSeat of the SynodVault of WhispersGreat FurnaceTree of Tales

To ramp energy - i'd suggest running the puzzleknots over elixer and time piece. as they'll give you 6 energy when cast and sac while giving you other value.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Hanna ships navigator

1 month ago

Seat of the Synod and Ancient Den are good lands that are on-theme.

Inventors' Fair slowly gains you life and can tutor for something if necessary.

Planeswalkers are complex cards, so I don't know if you want to run any, but Tezzeret the Seeker is a great on-theme card.

Aura of Silence is a pretty powerful enchantment that's pretty nasty to recur with Hanna.

Ghostly Prison and Propaganda protect yourself quite well; also now that the former has been printed in so many recent sets, the price has fallen significantly.

Open the Vaults is a powerful effect if Hanna falls behind or is neutralized somehow.

Mindslaver is fun to use and re-use.

Enchanted Evening makes your Constellation effects even better, and combos with other stuff like Aura of Silence.

Sphere of Safety is a brick wall in this deck.

You can never have too many tutors in EDH, so Fabricate is the card for you.

Jagd_Tallgeese on Niv-Mizzet Think Tank

1 month ago

I removed Nivix Barrier in favor of Sharding Sphinx to increase thopter production, while Jhessian Thief is taking a backseat for Graceful Adept to increase the chances of achieving no hand size limit, and replaced an Island for Seat of the Synod for insure more artifact triggers.

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