Silas Renn, Seeker Adept


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Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Commander (2016 Edition) Mythic Rare

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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

MTGApprentice2016 on Which grixis Commander Should I ...

1 day ago

I personally am partial to Nicol Bolas as a Grixis Commander. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept with Vial Smasher could be an interesting combination to play as well.

GS10 on Double Voltron

3 days ago

Looks like a fun idea, I like the fact that you can just switch over commanders if one starts getting removed too many times and menace a swift kill with either one of them.

I've never tried anything like this but I've been playing Akiri, Line-Slinger in 2 different decks now, and she is insanely underrated. Most people don't care about her because she reads 0/3, and that works in her favor. As for Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, deathtouch commanders are always an headache for opponents and this one is no exception, even when he's not too large he's annoying to deal with.

I don't know about competitivity, I think Breya, Etherium Shaper would have been more strong as a general for these colors overall, but considering the strategy you planned, it actually looks pretty good. I'd suggest you ran Sram, Senior Edificer though, he fits here perfectly and maybe he alone might be enough for you to consider Reliquary Tower and Venser's Journal, give it a try and see if you need those effects regularly or not, but Sram definitely should be there, in a deck made of artifacts, he's insane. I've been thinking of including him in my Breya Deck and probably will have to find a spot in there somehow.

I've linked to my Breya deck up there if you want to check it, but I believe you'd find more relevant cards for this particular build in my other Akiri deck, so check this one out:

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cobbledcube on Metalworker Artifacts

4 days ago

Epic combo with Salvaging Station: Salvaging Station, Blasting Station, Flayer Husk, and an artifact sack outlet. Play the husk with the two stations out and use the Blasting Station on the germ, the germ hitting the graveyard for a split second before vanishing due to game rules triggers your Salvaging Station, in response sacrifice the husk to your sack outlet ( ideally Krark-Clan Ironworks ) which allows you to return your Husk and repeat the process pinging for one each cycle.

As for your commander, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept + Ravos, Soultender are the best pick, however it could be funny to run Zur the Enchanter so you could consistently have access to ridiculous card advantage from Necropotence.

Rzepkanut on Mecha-Counters

1 week ago

I know it's a big change but Silas Renn, Seeker Adept would pair beautifully with Reyhan. Adding a blue partner would open many other card options like Vorel of the Hull Clade and Master Biomancer. Oh and maybe Necropolis Regent too.

GS10 on Persistent Traitors

3 weeks ago

I've actually been thinking of some kind of artifact package, taking advantage of Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, and in that situation Expedition Map would be great and a strong encouragement to play some utility lands. I usually play this deck in a relatively stale playgroup, so we all know eachother's decks and there is no one running Homeward Paths apart from some of my own decks, that's why I didn't care much about some safeguard for it. It's just something I needed to point out if someone would pick up this deck's direction for themselves.

I've been thinking about Ashnod's Altar in this deck, but since I'm not comboing of with nothing in particular, it seemed a bit less relevant to me. The problem is that I run a lot of color restraining cards, and the colorless mana from the Altar might not prove that useful in most situations. I'd probably favour Phyrexian Altar over it, but with a bigger price tag and still not a huge upside, I'm tempted to keep postponing that inclusion. If there is some infinite sacrifice combo in the deck, yes, I would go for it, but again, that's not the deck's current build (which doesn't mean this is a better build, maybe the deck would benefit from that shift in strategy, but if I were to do that, I would have to start with the core of the deck and not the sac outlets alone)

The problem I feel this deck has is probably overcoming big life total discrepancies. I need to lower my life total actively on the early game, usually, but then if I face a deck like Oloro, Ageless Ascetic or Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, those decks gain tremendous ammounts of life and Marchesa can't live long enough to overcome that difference. On the other hand it seems harsh to include forms of life gain in the deck (I keep thinking of Wurmcoil Engine) since unless I'm already on the backfoot, lifegain actually hurts me. Maybe a Dethrone deck is just a poor choice in my particular playgroup and to make it work I need to make my deck generally worse in such a way that it's better prepared to answer lifegain than some other menaces (looking at Tainted Remedy, Erebos, God of the Dead and such), but I'm kinda reluctant to actively turn my deck into a sideboard lol

Anyway, that's enough rambling! Thanks a lot for your comment and suggestions. I'm glad you appreciated it!

Winterblast on Iron Fist

3 weeks ago

You've got a pretty high average convertet mana cost if you aim at dealing a lot of damage early in the game. I play these two commanders myself in my deck Workshop Party and they are absolutely's either a quick kill or a grinding control game if the first is not possible.

You absolutely need to get Serra Ascendant and also Duelist's Heritage. Tezzeret, Master of Metal is crap - Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas is the man here (and you really want an Inkmoth Nexus swinging as 5/5 double strike)! Cut everything with cmc 6+, only play a few with 5 and your aggressive plan will be more successful. I wouldn't think too much about the late game because these cards will only get in your way when you want to hit hard in turns 2-4.

A great late game plan with Silas Renn, Seeker Adept is Cataclysm. I don't play it myself because I rarely came into a situation in which I absolutely needed to reset the game but if your deck is not yet fast enough you can at least punish other players for ramping too much and putting too much pressure on the board.

Thopter Foundry without Sword of the Meek?

45 lands are a bit ridiculous, even though you play without mana artifacts (why though?). Your budget would be interesting to give advice on how to change that fact...

I hope I could help you a bit with these two guys!

MTGApprentice2016 on Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker & Silas ...

3 weeks ago

So, I've been looking at the partners and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker and Silas Renn, Seeker Adept seem like they would be a lot of fun to build a voltron/artifact synergy deck around. I'm looking for feedback as to what people think of the paring and any suggestions for cards to include on my list of considerations.

pmankiw on Breya help

1 month ago

So currently your deck has a lot of creatures and some of them like Akiri, Line-Slinger are quite aggressive however I feel like Breya and Ichor Wellspring I would decide if you would rather be combo based or aggro based. If you want to do both I feel that Silas Renn, Seeker Adept and Sharuum the Hegemon work nicely. Cards like Magus of the Will and Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer lean either way. Magus being more combo based and Jor Kadeen being more aggressive. I would also cut Soul of New Phyrexia I don't think it helps either strategy. If you want a card that works well with board wipes then I would use Selfless Spirit as it's cheaper. Anyway hope this helps.

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