Silent Arbiter


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Rare

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Silent Arbiter

Artifact Creature — Construct

No more than one creature can attack each combat.

No more than one creature can block each combat.

Silent Arbiter Discussion

Icbrgr on Tamiyo's Ruse

6 days ago

@Megalomania Frozen AEther looks perfect for this! The decks synergy/theme is my favorite part of piloting this deck. In multiplayer/the beginning I need to heavily rely on not being taken out quickly by other players in hopes that they fear over extending themselves/leaving themselves open to be taken out... my playgroup has a lot of fair creature heavy decks so Propaganda / Dissipation Field and Crawlspace are my "big plays" early on and I do pretty well at being hard to kill/not worth killing if im able to draw into/play those.... But I have learned to not play Silent Arbiter until its 1V1 because he just inconveniences everyone and get blown up and usually me right after lol... but the late game if i manage to get to the 1v1 Familiar's Ruse really shines and the win will come... but it takes For-ev-er.

SynergyBuild on cEDH in C19

2 weeks ago

Atla seems very weak. The ability to combo with the Stalactite and Altar is like any 3-card combo with one piece being a commander. Unless the combo pieces tutor for each other, are able to all be tutored by a separate card, or the commander can tutor for at least one of the pieces, or the combo is 1-3 mana entirely, the combo isn't reasonably viable on a general basis.

Elsha seems... kind of bad? It is a combo enabler with Top, and Flash, no reveal, only noncreature Future Sight seems okay, but a 5 mana creature variant that any Swords to Plowshares or counterspell can deal with seems weak. Maybe with enough protection, such as Silence type effects, the deck can just be a combo deck with Elsha as a piece, but as a Storm Engine, I doubt it will be able to reliably go off without too little protection. Maybe a midrange combo deck in the realms of tier 2-3.

Other commanders:

K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth is some high-tier mono-black Doomsday / Aetherflux Reservoir storm, you can look it up, it is really good, too good to explain here.

Anje Falkenrath can cycle through all madness cards for free really fast. I am sure there are some ways to abuse this. I don't know any off of the top of my head, but a Razaketh, the Foulblooded reanimator plan seems reasonable. Just run normal b/r tutors, a few reanimation spells, rakazeth, the combo you plan to use him with, and then lands and fill the rest with madness enablers and fast mana, I'd imagine you could do well with it, not entirely sure. Maybe there is a doomsday line as well, like another Grenzo.

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero is apparently a good eggs commander, but I haven't seem any list. Ichor Wellspring , Krark-Clan Ironworks , etc do seem to have the proper synergies for a sweet list though.

Chainer, Nightmare Adept seems possibly decent. Buried Alive for Zealous Conscripts , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , and Phyrexian Delver might be a thing, but I am not sure how much I am a fan of that. It may just be a decent value engine like Elsha.

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm could be reasonable with cards like Snapcaster Mage or Mission Briefing , Deep Analysis , and stuff like that, but is probably bad. Pariah's Shield is worth a mention here.

Pramikon, Sky Rampart is a reasonable include into some decks to fight Tymna the Weaver , kind of a Silent Arbiter effect, able to deal well with some blood pod decks in the meta, but isn't really a commander for cEDH, unless if Spark Double , Sakashima the Impostor , or Helm of the Host for no attacks at all seems useful.

Grismold, the Dreadsower , Volrath, the Shapestealer , Rayami. First of the Fallen , Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer , and Ghired, Conclave Exile just seem bad as commanders go.

I may go over the other cards more indepth, like the legendaries, but for now:

Cliffside Rescuer , Backdraft Hellkite , Mandate of Peace , Road of Return , Sudden Substitution , Sanctum of Eternity , Leadership Vacuum , Sevinne's Reclamation , Selesnya Eulogist , Mire in Misery, Selesnya Eulogist , and Bone Miser seem posssible, but Dockside Extortionist is the best of them by far.

Lanzo493 on Phenax, Lost Memories

2 weeks ago

Altar of the Brood does great work over time, especially with Undead Alchemist out.

Pemmin's Aura and Freed from the Real do some ridiculous work. Intruder Alarm is the best if you can afford it.

Disciple of Deceit and Siren of the Silent Song are good utility creatures. Better than Dragon's Eye Savants anyway. There's also King Macar, the Gold-Cursed .

Silent Arbiter can prevent you from dying.

Scheming Symmetry becomes a one-sided tutor when you mill your opponent's card away.

SpandexTitan on Phenax toughness milling

3 weeks ago

Oops you already have aberration.

Almost forgot: Silent Arbiter and Crawlspace are also good for mill decks, though the arbiter may screw your ally.

enpc on Alesha, Who Smiles at Combo

3 weeks ago

If you're struggling against stax, I would recommend more enchantment removal. Disenchant , Fragmentize and Wear / Tear are all good options. Utter End feels too expensive here.

Silence is one of the best combo protection spells you can run.

The Exquisite Blood / Cliffhaven Vampire combo seems out of place here. you're better off focusing on overlapping combos rather than having a combo which doesn't really interact with any other pieces. Torgaar, Famine Incarnate is expensive and slow, plus isn't actually a win condition. Avalanche Riders , Stuffy Doll and Silent Arbiter could be replaced for more combo density. Unless you're in a beats heavy meta, Maze of Ith also seems out of place.

Goblin Bombardment is another solid outlet, I'm also surprised there's no Viscera Seer . Painful Truths is generally better than Phyrexian Arena . Wheel of Fortune is another good draw card you're not running.

FunkyMountains on One Punch Or Two Or Three

1 month ago

for starters dope commander never seen him before! I think the redundance of duelists heritage is unecessary as it seems you want to win with commander dammage most of the time anyway. I would include more cards to slow your opponents down like Silent Arbiter . having an Eldrazi Conscription on your commander could be another wincon.Having an Arcanum Wings and a Three Dreams could help you get to that wincon more easily. Do you want to win more? add some infect maybe a card like corrupted conscious to steal any creature with power 5 or more and delete whoever you want. Octopus Umbra and Blackblade Reforged might also be interesting options for you to explore!

dbpunk on Why isnt boros prison/stax a ...

1 month ago

Ok I would also say probably the better combo would be Silent Arbiter and War's Toll

Osbert on Kethis and his (super)friends

1 month ago

I would have some sort of fog engine or static creature control in place so your walkers aren't constantly being picked at by everyone's creatures. Silent Arbiter and like effects prevents mass swing outs. Constant Mists and Spike Weaver are the best reusable fogs I can think of, the latter even having synergy with +1/+1 counter walkers.

A lot of super friends decks rely on stax effects like Tainted AEther and Pestilence to prevent creatures from sticking to the table so their walkers are untouchable. These are very powerful effects but I will warn you they will lose you friends or make you public enemy #1 upon sitting down at a table.

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Silent Arbiter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.11%