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.
Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)
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Silas Renn, Seeker Adept Discussion
1 month ago
I'm kinda sorta almost there... here's the cards I still need. Most of the cards are bulk. And here's a link to my binder
1x Dusk / Dawn
I'm not picky about sets. Again, here is my binder. Thanks!
1 month ago
While Grim Haruspex is better for drawing because you don't have to pay the 1, I feel like Mentor of the Meek is better for snowballing. They are both good card draw options just with different purpose. I'll give Grim Haruspex a try, it is more flavorful.
While this deck is usually pretty slow, here is how I try and play in the early game.
In my opening hand I generally look for 2-4 lands, 1-2 things that ramp, and a manifesting engine (or a tutor to get one). On turns 1-3 I try and get my lands and mana rocks out (basically just play what you can), if I have the option to play my manifesting, I'll almost always play that over ramp . I generally won't play Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa during the early game unless I need to get in with Silas Renn, Seeker Adept or Jeskai Infiltrator. After that I will usually only spend around 1/2 or 2/3 of my mana during my turns and leave the rest for potential unmorphs. If I don't unmorph anything, I'll spend it on manifesting or hand/top deck manipulation at the end of my opponents turn.
I hope this helps, I'm not very good and explaining how I play.
Animar, Soul of Elements is normally amazing for morph, however I am only currently running 7 creatures with morph making him not all that useful. This deck has more of a emphasis on manifesting rather than morph. I have looked at all color for this deck and I thought red looked the weakest because it didn't offer any manifesting engines, or creatures that can one hit kill somebody. Black also offers more options for tutor including the transmute tutors which helps make this deck much more consistent. I do agree that Kraum, Ludevic's Opus dose make a better 'I need colors commander', but Silas Renn, Seeker Adept and Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa work together quite nicely. Skirk Alarmist is probably my biggest pull towards red, but that just isn't quite enough.
I do really like the look of Long-Term Plans, might replace Fabricate with it.
I have to pump a good amount of mana into Bane of the Living for it to be worth it for me because it will almost always wipe out all my face down 2/2. Still might be a good board wipe option though.
Strionic Resonator has the same problem Animar, Soul of Elements has, not enough morph creatures.
Thanks for your feedback and suggestions!
1 month ago
@mortilus Sorry, I should have clarified it better in the update. It's a repeatable with Silas Renn, Seeker Adept. I thought it might be good to have some cards that work well with Silas Renn, Seeker Adept because he doesn't offer much to the deck besides colors.
1 month ago
Something about your list struck me as odd. Your commander Silas Renn, Seeker Adept can't use his main ability while Grafdigger's Cage is in play. After all, the cage states that: "Player's can't cast cards in graveyards and libraries". Combine that with the following MTG rule:
103.2. When a rule or effect says something can happen and another effect says it cant, the cant effect wins. For example, if one effect reads You may play an additional land this turn and another reads You cant play land cards this turn, the effect that keeps you from playing lands wins out. Note that adding abilities to objects and removing abilities from objects dont fall under this rule; see rule 402.9.
And we've got an issue.
Other than that you've got a nice deck here! I'd probably add some more equipment to make Akiri even more powerful like Champion's Helm, Hero's Blade and Loxodon Warhammer. I'd also consider Myr Retriever and Etherium Sculptor and in case you have the cash, Metalworker might be awesome.
I hope this helps you and I hope you can find the time to comment on one of my decks too. Happy gaming!
1 month ago
redkhan I've been trying to break the same kind of strategy, though I went with Akiri, Line-Slinger&Silas Renn, Seeker Adept. Heat Seeking Hammer Slingers. I've found counter magics and permanent Exile effects like Anguished Unmaking to be especially potent.
2 months ago
Also I'm surprised no Grave Titan is in the deck, he's an all-star zombie.
Also hate to be that guy, but what do you think of Ravos, Soultender and a blue partner Commander at helm? Ravos allows you to recur creatures you want in the hand and is also a lord. The second partner would be up to you but I'd recommend Silas Renn, Seeker Adept in tandem with him.
Hope this helps and this is an awesome deck!
3 months ago
Personally, I prefer a different partnering: Reyhan with Kydele. In general, artifacts don't get many +1/+1 counters, so unless you've got lots of artifact creatures in the deck, you're probably out of luck. What does Silas do here? It's a split strategy, I think. The deck runs well without the aside on artifacts. Thrasios, Triton Hero has some synergy since he can ramp, which is always a green thing, and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix benefits from card draw, which is a very Simic thing to do. If you have lots of things like Hangarback Walker in this deck, which benefit from dying and have +1/+1 counter synergy, AND are artifacts that Silas can use, great. But it looks like you're just using Silas because you didn't like the others. Unfortunately, artifacts are near the opposite of what green likes, and +1/+1 counters are near the opposite of what red likes, which is the main artifact color. The way I see it, if this were my deck, I'd do one of two things:- Cut Silas for a different partner commander and alter the 98 accordingly- Fill up with more artifact creatures that
These, I think, are the best partner synergies (in no particular order):
Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder + Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper + Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa + Tana, the Bloodsower + Tymna the Weaver + Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for decks that like to attack/deal combat damage, in BGRW, BGW, RWG, RBG, RWB, BURW, BUWG, WUB, BUGR (I think that's all of them)
Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist + Vial Smasher the Fierce or Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for card draw effects/benefits in UR, UBR, GUR (don't partner Vial Smasher and Kydele, it's not useful)
Okay. That's probably useless to you, but I was off on a tangent. Sorry. Anyway, to sum up: your deck is nice, but it would be a lot better if your commanders were synergistic. I have left many suggestions above.
3 months ago
Typically (as mentioned by others) the two paths are actually two completely different deck builds. Breya, Etherium Sculptor is typically used as a combo piece awhere the deck focuses around using breya as an outlet with infinite mana/some sort of recusion loop.
Silas Renn, Seeker Adept & Akiri, Line-Slinger form more of a stax theme where you lock the board down and use Akiri to voltron each opponent out. Silas Renn provides colour identity as well as a way to recur your stax pieces.
It just depends on what you prefer to play.