Seat of the Synod

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Common
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
Mirrodin (MRD) Common

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Seat of the Synod

Artifact Land

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

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Seat of the Synod Discussion

LoyalPaladin on Mana rush varient

3 days ago

Actually, I would cut three copies of Ancient Den , add two copies of Seat of the Synod and add a second copy of Urza, Lord High Artificer .

LoyalPaladin on Mana rush varient

3 days ago

Now that I can see the mana curve and ratios, I would cut three Ancient Den s and add three Seat of the Synod s!

Kiyomei on 京 High Lord Urza (UPS) (CEDH) 京

5 days ago

jaymc1130 I doubt you understand magic at all with your imaginary playgroup and fantasy pro play nonsense xD but I wish you the best of luck with your delusional view of yourself being actually relevant but go troll elsewhere if you feel the need to waste peoples time and try not to make up stuff and think you are a big shot it's pretty low and useless xD !!!

I would suggest EDHREC for people like you as funmander strategies and low-quality cards fit your crystal shard Urza deck but please try not to go and ruin other lists with your Crystal shard BS ;)...

You're a very bad joke to Urza though in general and it's laughable at best to think I'd be upset by some nonsense and delusional talk, But let us be very blunt here you'll never add anything to Urza anywhere relevant anyway just stating the facts here so you Gucci???? ;) ...

But Thank you for understanding and Best of luck with your lower power Urza list and casual playgroup/meta... Nothing wrong with that...

your list contains :

Elixir of Immortality

Riptide Laboratory

Seat of the Synod

Artificer's Intuition

Counterbalance

mages

Lightning Greaves

And you want me to take you serious? get out of here kid...

DerektheRed on 20 DOLLAR UPGRADE SEN TRIPLETS

1 week ago

Ancient Den + Seat of the Synod + Vault of Whispers + Spire of Industry ($5) + Chromatic Lantern ($7) + Baleful Strix ($8) = $20

-OR-

Panharmonicon ($5) + Master Transmuter ($15) = $20

-OR-

Darksteel Forge = $20

Just some thoughts. My rec would be the first one, especially the mana base. Chromatic Lantern is a must for the Trips. (Prices per tcgplayer)

MattLeibz on Urza Paradox Scepter

3 weeks ago

Does the newly spoiled Tribute Mage have a spot here?

Also, the primer mentions what to sub in if I don't have timetwister, but doesn't mention what to slot in if I don't have Tabernacle. I was just going to try another cantrip.

I'm planning on replacing one island with Seat of the Synod , to help turn on Mox Opal. It dies to both nonbasic land AND artifact removal, so I can see where this might be the wrong choice.

SufferFromEDHD on 1,2,3... Urza!

3 weeks ago

Ok... What about Trinket Mage? Also, no Seat of the Synod ? Free off Tezz.

dingusdingo on Urza, Lord High Artificer cEDH *Primer*

4 weeks ago

I found your response of calling card selections "cute" to be incredibly patronizing. You'll have to forgive my terse tone if you truly weren't trying to patronize me, but regardless, you have as much time as you need between postings to look at your deck and the suggestions. If you are truly a competitive player and this is truly a competitive deck, people should not have to spoon feed you the reasoning as to why a card works with 8% of the cards you run (I didn't even include the mediocre synergy Seat has with Sai, Master Thopterist or Fabricate ). You have to consciously put every card into the list, so they were all intentional choices you made. You should have familiarity with the cards you run, especially if you claim this to be a competitive deck. You should also have familiarity with competitive concepts, like removal that requires 2 turns and 2 mana to work is far worse than removal that requires 1 mana to work at instant speed (why run Legacy's Allure before Pongify or Rapid Hybridization ? They are both less conditional and cheaper).

A close reading of my earlier comment will also show I only had a strong tone towards the card choices and deck building ideas, not at a person. Also quick shout out to all the people swearing at me and calling me a douche, the bad card suggestions, lack of card suggestions, and ad hominems have been pivotal to the development of this list. I'm not gaining anything from writing paragraphs explaining easy includes for YOUR list, so if you want to keep flinging mud I'll simply leave you to it. If you want to talk cards, put on your big boy pants, realize that you can make an ignorant or bad card choice without being an ignorant or bad person, and lets talk winning.

Mind Over Matter is expensive to cast, and combos out with tap to draw permanents, which this list doesn't run. It's been ignored by cEDH due to the massive color cost requirement + CMC and how weak the combo pieces are outside of combo.

Riddlesmith could have value, but this list doesn't have the artifact density required. It also does absolutely nothing by itself, meaning it has no value without other pieces to make it go. Relatively weak card and any loot effect for 1 or 2 cmc will outperform in a fast format like cEDH.

Time Spiral is also mostly ignored because it doesn't generate the value you want. It isn't reusable like Timetwister , so it doesn't generate value with looping as a wincon. It requires 6 mana to cast, and you're only getting 6 untaps with 6 lands in play, meaning turn 6 as the earliest (read: 3 turns after someone else has won). Even with 3 mana and getting 3 mana back (so it effectively costs 3), it has a high initial cost which means it will sit in hand without being used, while Timetwister could be used earlier. Hits for a lot off Ad Naus and Dark Confidant , which are format staples. Mediocre replacement for twister, but you'd be better off running another 1 2 or 3 cmc draw piece that isn't already used, Sleight of Hand comes to mind for this list.

Precognition Field does the same thing as Urza but allows you to peek top of library. Just like Future Sight , the slot is literally wasted with this commander, because you don't need another infinite mana outlet. If you need help getting to your infinite mana combo pieces, you should run more tutor and draw, not a slow and expensive top of deck value engine.

Cephalid Coliseum is usually ignored because of how unreliable threshold is. Timetwister resets it, and GY hate is very common. Its a painful non-island island in the vast majority of games, and generates land disadvantage when you can use it. Coliseum has its place though; it's very useful in Doomsday decks as a low opportunity cost pile cracker and sifter, but is still sometimes passed over in those lists because of the cost of Doomsday. It can also be used in decks that run Laboratory Maniac as a way to draw on an empty library, but most ignore Coliseum because they achieve no cards in library by drawing the deck, which means they will almost definitely have a draw card they can play that isn't dependent on a land drop. Also Coliseum gets caught by all the non-basic land hate that sees play.

Darksteel Citadel is a worthwhile include if blue mana density is high enough. Dodges Armageddon and opens up same lines that Seat of the Synod does.

I also have one more suggestion. Baral, Chief of Compliance has more value in this list than Etherium Sculptor . You run a total of 32 instants and sorceries, 15 of them which can be cost reduced (the 32 matters in case opponents play a tax effect). Meanwhile, of the 21 artifacts you play, only 15 of them can be cost reduced due to the amount of 0 cost rocks. Baral also generates value on the ridiculously large amount of counterspells you run though, which makes it a more worthwhile include. If you do decide to up artifact density (and include Mishra's Workshop , which you should due to playing under Trinisphere and orb effects anyways), then sculptor may end up being the better slot.

You also really don't need future sight in your infinite lines. Voltaic Key can replace it in the Paradox Engine line, and the other line is weak anyways because its creature based (easiest permanent type to remove). Voltaic Key untaps Sensei's Divining Top while top trigger is on stack, and use Top again. Sensei's draws a card, then goes to top of library on first trigger, then draws itself on second. Assuming you have 2+ mana in rocks you break parity, on 3+ you generate positive mana. You can do a similar thing with Rings of Brighthearth and Sensei's Top, plus Brighthearth combos with both the monoliths, so it serves as a second B for the A + B of Power Artifact and Monoliths.

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Seat of the Synod occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Blue: 0.49%

UR (Izzet): 0.83%

WUB (Esper): 0.39%