Your opponents can't cast spells this turn. (Spells cast before this resolves are unaffected.)

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Silence occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Silence Discussion

DarkHero on They hunt at night

1 day ago

Best chance you have with werewolves is to try to hinder your opponents from casting spells, as expecting someone to go a turn without casting anything is a long shot. 3 color gives you things like Silence, but your best bet might be trying to create a one sided stax though something like Winter Orb, Static Orb, Quicksmith Rebel, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Mana Web

Just to limit mana and make it more likely that someone won't be able to cast a spell

smilodex on NarsetTimeWalkcompetitive

2 days ago

I said most on my own Narset page, but I can suggest Teferi and Silence, too. You dont need to protect Teferi, because most of the time he protects hisself with the bounce effect or with 5 loyality on turn 2 and the reason to play Teferi is to protect Narset not the other way around. You're complaining about my deck to suffer vs graveyard decks, while you neither have graveyard hate, stax, removal or mass landdestuction... But I like your addition of Decree of Silence and I'm considering to play that, too.

Weedling on Solo Hero of Ashvale

1 week ago

Thinking to add in Silence in order get the OTK in order. All advice are welcome!

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 week ago

Hi DankMagicianD,

Thanks for the comments. Glad you found it informative, which is the goal!

The reason Giver of Runes is excluded is exactly what you noted, cannot give itself protection, so it takes away the ability to block, and then for protection. It also means itself can be removed fairly easily.

In addition, once I have a Mother of Runes in play to protect Kaalia of the Vast or make her unblockable (by a single color), I don't want a duplication of that effect. Imagine a starting hand with 2x Mother of Runes, wouldn't be good.

Mother of Runes is certainly an optional choice as well, a well timed Silence into a haste Kaalia of the Vast can be more effective, and a Silence has better modularity. I like Mother of Runes because it breaks up the CMC for Silence which allows to go 1 turn earlier in some cases. Again it's subjective.

Easily could be subbed out for other synergy cards too, like a Children of Korlis to enable Razaketh, the Foulblooded or Doom Whisperer opening into Infinite win-con lines, or Thassa's Oracle interaction like Abeyance or Hushbringer. Even with Flash (Protean Hulk) banned, Thassa's Oracle + Tainted Pact or Demonic Consultation still require interaction. Evaluate if your losing because Kaalia of the Vast gets target removed, or if your losing because others are winning first, will help you decide if Mother of Runes and/or Giver of Runes is the right choice, or if you need a stronger interaction package like Red Elemental Blast/Pyroblast which I would highly recommend in a dominated format.

If you prefer Giver of Runes because you need the protection from Colorless, she can replace Mother of Runes, if you don't need that, then Mother of Runes has better modularity and protection. If your getting hit with target removal, double up and run both (or a Silence).

aaron_the_great on I am tired of losing ...

3 weeks ago

a interesting card you could run if your trying to be as mana efficient as possible is Silence

SynergyBuild on Thassa's Oracle Doomsday (M25) piles

3 weeks ago

For Aminatou, use the following pile, layered top to bottom:

  1. Gush

  2. Frantic Search

  3. Thassa's Oracle

  4. Gitaxian Probe

  5. Reanimate

That pile should work. You can mix and match cards like Unearth, Lion's Eye Diamond, Lotus Petal, Night's Whisper, and protective pieces like Pact of Negation, Chain of Vapor (against Torpor Orb effects), or Silence style cards.

Whoa on Whale Food cEDH

3 weeks ago

Deadpoo111 But why would this deck ever be better than The First Sliver?

The loss of redundancy with Squee, the Immortal and white for protection like Silence really hurt consistency and safety.

The First Sliver is your outlet to win too by getting just one of many cards that win you the game with FC mana.

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