Silas Renn, Seeker Adept
Legendary Artifact Creature — Human
Whenever Silas Renn, Seeker Adept deals combat damage to a player, choose target artifact card in your graveyard. You may cast that card this turn.
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Silas Renn, Seeker Adept Discussion
9 minutes ago
Since you are running a bunch of artifacts, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept would be a great addition.
4 days ago
you could try Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for some cool artifact shenanigans. that would give you a solid artifact base and you could explore different partner commanders.
using lands like City of Brass and Command Tower can keep your mana supply fairly constant and you could
splash green for Thrasios, Triton Hero;
splash white for Tymna the Weaver;
splash red for Kraum, Ludevic's Opus.
1 week ago
Okay, so I recently (mostly) brewed a new artifact deck with Silas Renn, Seeker Adept and Akiri, Line-Slinger as commanders. Because of my widespread color identity, I have access to all of the coolest Kaladesh block artifact support cards. I like Vorthos, so this is essentially a flavor deck, but with a pretty surprising punch to it.
So in test play, I discovered a few cool combos. Turns out, having a Quicksmith Spy, Paradox Engine, and a few mana rocks is pretty OP. With the Quicksmith Spy, designate Paradox Engine with the card draw. Draw with the Engine, play a spell with mana rocks, untap all these artifacts, and repeat. Sure, it might not be infinite, but setting it up on turn 8(as I did in test play) and pouring out a dozen permanents (that's about where I got to before I stopped, but by that time my hand was mostly lands so) certainly puts you way ahead of the curve. And it's likely to piss off your friends, as this is a less fucked up version of taking multiple turns over and over, if you're into that. So yeah, even without mana rocks, Quicksmith Spy and Paradox Engine is a pretty sweet combo, I'd say. But with mana rocks, you just pour out cards from your deck onto the field.
Next combo is a more direct finisher that relies on mass life loss for your enemies. As long as you're running a straight artifact deck, if you run into a pairing of Marionette Master and Indomitable Creativity, then you can setup a win that's perhaps more deadly than Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas's Ult. Simply use Indomitable Creativity to wipe some artifacts, deal alot of life loss to your opponents, and receive some artifacts and creatures as a result. Ok, it might only take out one opponent, so it's actually not too great. HOWEVER, if you're so lucky as to have a Blinkmoth Urn on the field (could possibly be achieved with enough lands and mana rocks too), then you're guaranteed to hit every artifact you control. For instance, in test play I've hit 17 artifacts to deal 68 damage. Not bad at all. In another test play, I used Strionic Resonator to copy Marionette Master's Fabricate ability so she'd enter with 7 power. Then played Indomitable Creativity to hit 20 artifacts and generate 140 life loss. In my pseudo-competitive meta, that's usually GG in a 4 player game if I could actually get it off anyway.
So these might not necessarily be game-breaking (I don't play for infinite combos; they're cool to create, but not fun to play with), but these kinds of combos are the sort of complex and weirdly exploitable interactions I live for in EDH. That's why I built this deck. And it's why I built my Jund deck, and my Rashmi deck etc. Anyone else like these wonky combos? Aether Revolt, especially with the massive potential the previous set of Kaladesh setup for it, seems to be a set of crazy combos waiting to be exploited. Anyone else found such combos for EDH?
1 week ago
Silas Renn, Seeker Adept paired with items or effects that make him unblockable, like Whispersilk Cloak, makes for a seriously effective artifact recursion engine to get back artifacts you lose or sac.
1 week ago
Pretty much yeah. I've always wanted a blue/black deck and I like that Renn brings his own artifact flavor to the table (I'm a sucker for vorthos). That said...I think that Akiri, Line-Slinger is exactly what this deck needs! I forgot all about her when I decided on Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, but this deck lacks a solid win condition and she totally makes up for it. With the stupid number of artifacts I'm running, she has the power needed to impact the board (in fact I was starting to think about turning Silas into voltron with equipments but he din't have enough power so this turns out perfectly) so all I need is some more equipments to keep her alive, since I already have the equipments to get her to swing through. And then Silas is still relevant, just slap on excess equipments to him to ensure I proc his ability. Thanks a lot zelian12! I feel like you just ignited a Brainstorm for me ;) okay that was bad, but thanks again lol.
1 week ago
Okay, so I recently made a post on here asking about which commander to use for a new artifact deck I'm building since I have zero experience with artifacts, but ultimately settled on Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, though you guys made some great suggestions as well and I super appreciate it, and now I ask again for that same level of assistance if possible. As it turns out, I don't really know what I'm doing when it comes to artifacts. I have a million different cards I want to use, but nothing seems particularly synergistic or competitive. I'm also interested in a decent number of Kaladesh block cards, so I want to keep some flavor where that's concerned as much as possible. I don't need a crazy competitive deck (hence why I chose Silas Renn, Seeker Adept and not something stronger), but I want something that goes off more reliably via a complex network of possible combos that are fun and impactful. To give you an idea of what I mean by semi-competitive and fun and combo-heavy, here's my Jund sac and burn deck (not always efficient but usually a lot of fun), Ruthless Vengeance, which conveys the style and power level I hope to achieve with my new artifact deck. The artifact deck I need help with is Relics of Renn. Please read the description and the comments, if possible, to understand more of what I need help with.
2 weeks ago
Seeing as you aren't running any of the ways to abuse mishra's ability, have you thought about using Silas Renn, Seeker Adept with one of the partners that makes grixis colors instead? I believe your options are Kraum, Ludevic's Opus, Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist, and Vial Smasher the Fierce. Also, Metalwork Colossus, Filigree Familiar, and that new Tezzeret, Master of Metal from the planeswalker deck all seem like solid additions. +1. It's a sweet deck!