Silent Arbiter

Silent Arbiter

Artifact Creature — Construct

No more than one creature can attack each combat.

No more than one creature can block each combat.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Rare

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

Silent Arbiter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.11%

Silent Arbiter Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Feather Redeems Boros in EDH [Primer]

1 day ago

I am in the process of building Feather and I am considering Silent Arbiter Magus of the Moat Aurification Mangara, the Diplomat and some other tech to discourage ops from swinging wide. Have you run any smiliar cards, and if so what was your experience with them? I was also plan on running Backdraft Hellkite. The mirrorwing looks a lot stronger since it can do something the turn it comes into play, but I wonder how many creatures I will actually have on the battefield and whether it will be as effective as it looks at first glance. Any thoughts?

sub780lime on Zur the Oppressive A**hole

1 month ago

shwanerz88 - It's funny, I've gone back and forth removing creatures for enchantments and adding a few more back in. I can't seem to make up your mind. Your not wrong on Gaseous Form, though I do end up playing that more on my opponents biggest bad damage dealer than on my side. Finding room for Gift of Immortality does make sense for recursion. Thanks for the suggestions! Also, on the mana base, you are absolutely right! I recently slotted out and in over 10 cards and I have adjusted the mana yet.

DreadKhan I completely forgot about Estrid's Invocation. You are absolutely right. Running one of them, I should run that over Copy Enchantment.

Vash13 Thank for the +1 help. You are also right, Drannith Magistrate would be a good add in place of one of the other creatures I am already running.

Epicurus You are right. I've had version of the list with Sphere of Safety and I've also slotted it out to keep all enchantments 3 and under. Your point is well made that I'll be more and more likely to get it in hand. My recent build has more creatures in it then before and it might be that I reverse course on that and return to have only one or two, making room for things like Sphere of Safety and possibly Silent Arbiter. The only problem with Alela, Artful Provocateur is that we only cast 25% of the enchantments that end up on the board as Zur the Enchanter doesn't actually cast them, just places them on the battlefield. I'll have to think about that one. I think you could be onto something with Stasis and Pemmin's Aura...or Freed from the Real would do the same. The really nice thing about Stasis is that it is not a cumulative upkeep. You only need two blue open for as many turns you can make it work. I do agree, it is likely to be no more than a couple turns, though if you really wanted to build it this way, you up your mana rocks and run Unwinding Clock (and enough tutors to fetch it) to keep your opponents locked down until they can remove the Stasis or Unwinding Clock. It's definitely a way you could do a complete build-around. It would require quite a bit of changes to my current build, so I may not do that just yet, but I can see the fun :).

Thanks all for the comments. Always appreciated!

Epicurus on Zur the Oppressive A**hole

1 month ago

+1, if only for the name alone.

One lockdown card you're missing is Sphere of Safety. It costs too much to fetch it with Zur, but with all the tutoring you'll be doing it will continuously raise the percentage that you draw it.

Furthermore, this looks like a quasi-voltron deck, with Zur playing the lead. As such, the most underrated card for voltron, in my opinion, is Silent Arbiter. Especially if you pair that with Maze of Ith.

And finally, there's no mention of Alela, Artful Provocateur. Not sure if she fits the scheme, or how so, but maybe alt wincon? I don't know, I just feel like she's always at least worth bringing up in any Esper enchantment deck, even if just to explain why she was omitted.

Have fun!

MahBoi100 on Kozilek Eldrazi Artifact

1 month ago

Nice deck! I love me a good Eldrazi list. Building a commander deck without access to colours is a fun restriction. I was also inspired by Ashlen's list when I made mine. ^_^

I would like to suggest Silent Arbiter. It does a good at protecting you from alpha strikes since only one creature can attack. Since you're playing eldrazi, you probably have the biggest creature on board anyways lol. Arbiter also makes Kozilek unblockable due to the interaction between Arbiter's wording and Menace, making it much easier to kill players with commander damage. That being said, it limits you to only attack with one creature, so it's a bit of a non-bo if you'd rather smash face with multiple bombs. Something to consider nontheless. :)

Epicurus on Palladia Win-Mors

1 month ago

Lol'd at the name. Love me some voltron.

My favorite defensive cards for voltron are Silent Arbiter and Dueling Grounds. In addition to slowing down wider decks, they make your voltron unblockable if it has menace, and completely lock out opponent's attackers if you have Maze of Ith.


Greenstuff on [EDH] Lazav, the Cheapo-farious (v1)

1 month ago

Ok, so I swapped Wall of Blood for Etrata, the Silencer, and included Final Parting. I think that should do the trick, and I shoved in some pillowfort stuff in too, like Silent Arbiter - that should be cool, right, keeping aggression off my back, and repeatable thanks to Lazav, the Multifarious ?

Apotheosis616 on I'm Walking on Sunshine

2 months ago


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Nevermore is generally not a card you want to be playing, unless it is a tech card into a meta where people are running the same wincons or something. Otherwise, you really don't want to be paying 3 mana to make someone else not be able to play a card. The best way to counter the card is to add more artifact and enchantment removal spells, then it should be totally fine.

on Peacekeeper, Glacial Chasm, Crawlspace and Silent Arbiter: You don't really need these kinds of cards in cEDH, unless you are playing specifically against decks like godo, najeela, or other combat-centric commanders. You could then add one of those cards in accordingly. I also think that Orim's Chant does the jobs just fine. Peacekeeper hurts really bad because it is constantly costing mana on top of the already high price of 3. If anything, I would maybe go with Glacial Chasm since you can tutor it up.

Phyrexian Revoker being able to hit mana abilities is everything. It can stop Food chain combos and other mana producing combos which are starting to become a lot more popular.

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