Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

Legendary Artifact Creature — Human

Deathtouch

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.)

Silas Renn, Seeker Adept Discussion

thom-le on Slaughter Pact (Lazav)

1 month ago

Both cards have special functions for this deck

  • Silas Renn, Seeker Adept : There are some very useful artifacts in this deck, it's another way to get them back from the graveyard. The 2/2 body with deathtouch can force an opponent not to attack (you).
  • Death Wish : In my playgroup we play with a wishboard. That means, that you have up to 15 cards in exile (like the sideboard). In the current commander rules no wishboard allowed, but as always this is something you have to clear this specific rule with your friedns and opponents before the game. You may change this card with any other of the listed Maybeboard or any other card.

I see that this deck is in a budget view really expensive and I unterstand to switch some cards due budget reasons. To your specific question I recommend the following:

Many cards have the Guilds of Ravnica Dimir ability "Surveil", wich is useful for the commander Lazav, the Multifarious . If you don't play many Surveil cards, than skip Enhanced Surveillance .

Mj3913 on Should i go Grixis or ...

1 month ago

What if you could have both?

Yidris, Maelstrom Weilder: there are some equipment that are treasure based so a mild voltron theme could be a thing, giving you an additional wincon via Cmdr dmg, while also cascading into your other treasure spells.

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper or Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus or Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist : Ikra offers some life gain, though looking through treasure related creatures a majority are even if not top heavy. Reyhan would require some +1 counter devotion I think. Both U/R partners offer card draw in a different way.

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix or Thrasios, Triton Hero and Vial Smasher the Fierce : Considering there are ways to draw cards off of treasures it could be viable. Thrasios on the other hand is a mana sink that can ramp/net cards. Vial Smasher is just a bit of fun that give you the colors you need.

Silas Renn, Seeker Adept & Tana, the Bloodsower : Silas could be good with an artifact heavy deck. Tana I think serves only for colors... unless you can sacrifice the saps for treasures.

SentientRhombus on Secret Agent Jodah

1 month ago

This is frickin' hilarious and I'm jealous I didn't think of it first.

My own janky Knowledge Pool deck has given me some experience building around a single artifact. So based on my totally expert opinion here's some feedback:

I notice you primarily have equipment tutors but, aside from Spy Kit , no equipment. I'd swap most or all of those for less specific tutors so they're not dead cards once you find your Spy Kit. With access to any color, there are plenty to pick from. Gamble , Long-Term Plans , Demonic Tutor , and Dark Petition are all fine candidates that don't require a second mortgage. 2-cost Transmute spells like Muddle the Mixture and Dimir Infiltrator are also viable options.

Usually - in my experience - decks built around a single linchpin card either have some response for every vector of attack, or get repeatedly punked. Some suggestions to plug gaps in your defense:

Well that got a lot longer and more speculative than I intended. I'm just gonna bang out my remaining thoughts in disorganized rant form.

As an alternate way to set up the Eradicate play, you could temporarily steal a creature (e.g. with Traitorous Blood or whatever) and equip Spy Kit while it's under your control. It'll remain equipped when the creature returns to its owner.

Since like half of your name-abusing bomb cards are sorcery speed, stuff like Quicken and/or Alchemist's Refuge could really help with flexibility.

Personally, I think the expensive-ass dual lands are overkill for a fun experimental deck like this - I'd pack it with signets and tri-color lands, then buy myself a car with the money I saved. Sure, the deck would ramp slightly slower. But it would be more resistant to MLD, and have more targets for artifact tutors; and I could store it in my spare car.

Anyway in summary: Awesome deck idea, exactly the type of silly nonsense that makes this game fun!

mrdehring on Silas Renn & Ravos - Artifacts Matter

2 months ago

Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard decks isn't really oppressive, most graveyard decks should expect some form of hate.

Scourglass works well with your artifact commander. I agree it might be too much for creature heavy decks, but it is a slow trigger. However 5 mana repeatable wrath is a bit much. Leave it as a maybe for now.

Leave out the Mindslaver and the Ethersworn Canonist until you see you need them.

Other suggestions.

Dispeller's Capsule , for those pesky artifacts and enchantments your opponents play.

Glaring Spotlight to help you get in and also to deal with hexproof.

Orazca Relic for life gain and card draw

Giving Silas Renn, Seeker Adept double strike is interesting. Grappling Hook with deathtouch helps remove creatures.

Sydri, Galvanic Genius , especially when Darksteel Forge is in play.

ZendikariWol on Favorite Voltron Commander and why?

2 months ago

I actually LOVE playing Zurgo as a political piece. My fav voltron is kinda tough to say, but Tana, the Bloodsower with Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa or Akiri, Line-Slinger or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder or Silas Renn, Seeker Adept , all good partner combos.

But honestly? The slot for my favorite voltron commander, if only it were legendary, is easily Cephalid Constable . This desperately underrated card should, in my opinion, appear in any voltron deck that can run it. I have ended so many games with this card and a good ol' Aether Tunnel . Throw some pump enchantments on that baby and watch 'em all concede.

Natalbee on Kylo Renn, Dimir Artifact

2 months ago

Definitely! Glad I can help :)

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas I'm sure will generate a lot of hate haha... But if he stays out, he can Anticipate for 5 cards every turn, turn your Thopters or Silas Renn, Seeker Adept into permanent 5/5s (and if you have an Inkmoth Nexus ...), and close out the game with his -4. But if you think he'll be too much of a power shifter, The Antiquities War fills almost the same shoes while being a less obvious threat.

Natalbee on /Kill All

2 months ago

Neat concept! Not sure if Muldrotha, the Gravetide merits the spot of commander, though, given the amount of non-permanents you have. I would've chosen the partner combo of Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix and Silas Renn, Seeker Adept (putting in some more artifacts like Psychosis Crawler and Hedron Archive ).

Here's some cards that'll boost your drawing power:
Alhammarret's Archive
Archmage Ascension
Notion Thief
Thought Reflection
Underrealm Lich
Stunning Reversal

Steiger on Lazav the Multipersonality

2 months ago

thom-le, Great suggestions... going to pickup them up and give them a go. Temporal Adept is a upgrade over Time Elemental for sure. I noticed you run Silent Arbiter in your KILL AND RUN deck. I've had someone suggest Crawlspace as another option for a similar effect. You could use Silas Renn, Seeker Adept to keep bringing the effect back.

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