Seat of the Synod


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 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

TheSocialistCactus on Scissor turn 3 win for the cheese

1 day ago

Hate to break it to ya, but Seat of the Synod and Great Furnace are not modern legal. I play a Grixis list similar to this except I also run Ensoul Artifact and Tezzeret's Touch with it, which I think could improve the deck quite a bit, but I would personally recommend you get rid of the illegal artifact lands if you really want to keep this modern (Darksteel Citadel is still legal, however) and add 4 Spire of Industry and possibly 4 Scalding Tarn if you can afford them, otherwise just go with 4 Spirebluff Canal. Also your Titan's Strengths could be replaced with Serum Visions or Faithless Looting; red pump usually isn't amazing unless you're playing Kiln Fiend to power it up.

IggmondVanre on Metal Muscle

5 days ago


Not really sure what format(if any) you're going for or what exactly you're deck is trying do. I've been a big fan of artifact decks for along time. Here are a few cards that I think are outstanding.

Arcbound Ravager Master of EtheriumCranial Plating Thoughtcast Bomat Courier Etherium SculptorWhir of Invention Chief EngineerMetalworker Grand ArchitectHangarback Walker Walking Ballista Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Ensoul Artifact Vault Skirge Signal Pest

I also think that Reliquary Tower count could be cut down 4 seems excessive, maybe more Inventors' Fair 3 at most since it's legendary, I also really like using Tomb of the Spirit Dragon, Blinkmoth Nexus and Inkmoth Nexus and pretty tough to. Lastly the Artifact lands Darksteel Citadel Seat of the Synod Vault of Whispers Tree of Tales Ancient Den Great Furnace

The artifact lands with exception of Darksteel Citadel are banned in Modern and Standard.

I've been working on an unconventional artifact deck recently you can check it out here Wrath of the Machines

Good luck!

Fatboy26105 on my best ine

2 weeks ago

also, there is no reason to run any white mana I would disperse it to Green and Blue. Furthermore you can only use (4) of each nonbasic lands so only 4 Tree of Tales and Seat of the Synod. You need to either fill in basic lands or another type of nonbasic.

elementalheroflamewingman on No-Banlist Modern Ideas Needed!

2 weeks ago

Every no ban modern tournament i've played ended up with affinity being the winner. Hard to lose when you t1 Seat of the Synod, Mox Opal. Ornithopter, Cranial Plating, Springleaf Drum, Signal Pest.

SpaghettiToastBook on Amazing Azami

1 month ago

I removed Fatespinner, Mystic Confluence, and Arcane Lighthouse, replacing them with Trinket Mage, Tormod's Crypt, and Seat of the Synod. I think I'll add Aphetto Alchemist soon as well, and it'll probably replace Dig Through Time.

nerva90 on da budget breya

1 month ago

Hey, just stumbled upon your deck. One recommendation that I have for you is Artificer's Intuition. It works even better if you have some graveyard recursion because then you can discard fatties and recur them on turn 3-4.In your deck Artificer's Intuition can go fetch the following:

  1. Darksteel Citadel
  2. Seat of the Synod
  3. Vault of Whispers
  4. Sol Ring
  5. Skullclamp
  6. Everflowing Chalice
  7. Chromatic Star
  8. Executioner's Capsule

So... yeah that's 8 cards and you can add the other two artifact lands to help fix your mana. I love it in my deck.

Firebones675 on Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

1 month ago

Here are some things I like about my silas deck (or cards i would include if i was blue/black instead of blue/black red and therefore had the room) and that might consider including as well.

If you give silas double strike like with Fireshrieker or Grappling Hook he deals damage twice, giving you two triggers of his ability. (Alsowhen combined with deathtouch, silas will survive most combats)

If you like Riddlesmith you might also want to pick up a copy of Vedalken Archmage.

I'm a pretty big fan of Aqueous Form to help let your commander get through.

Mindslaver is pretty gross when you can repeatedly recur it.

Academy Ruins and Rogue's Passage are lands you might want to consider

Mycosynth Lattice, Darksteel Forge, and Nevinyrral's Disk are all decent individually, but if you get 2 or 3 of them out together, you can do some interesting stuff.

Mirrorworks is a sweet card for artifact decks and with Mycosynth Lattice, you get insane value.

Sculpting Steel and Phyrexian Metamorph are nice to copy your good artifacts.

Prototype Portal imprinting a Sculpting Steel, a Seat of the Synod, Sol Ring, etc is always nice.

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Tezzeret the Seeker , Kuldotha Forgemaster, Arcum Dagsson, and Muzzio, Visionary Architect can help find the artifacts you need.

Here's a link to my copy if your interested. Vial Renn Affinity

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

1 month ago

I like all of these inclusion, i amonkhet a big fan of the direction of black and green cards. I made som additions

Whirler Rogue good in General and a bomb in ub

Merchant's Dockhandthis might be to all in (?)

Thirst for Knowledge really good in ub, 23 card in blue

March of the Machines well.. Maybe?

Faerie Mechanist with a higher density of artifacts this might go in more decks.

Shape Anew strictly worse and harder to build Tinker



Cranial Plating i don't know about this one

Darksteel Citadel

Vault of Whispers Seat of the Synod i like sending a message by only including the two

Hibernation's End i love this card, so do you!


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