Silent Arbiter


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy Rare
Fifth Dawn 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.

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Silent Arbiter Discussion

pizzagod13 on All color Justice League

23 hours ago

Silent Arbiter is like dueling grounds. Downside is that it is a creature and is easier to remove

203995014 on No thought but hunger, no strategy but destruction

1 day ago

The problem with Gelatinous Genesis is that there's no real good reason to run it in place of either eldrazi, or the cards that search for it (Primeval Titan or Crop Rotation into Eye of Ugin).

You could have some fun with Living Wish, here are some cards I have thought about or played in the past:

Strip Mine

Acidic Slime

Melira, Sylvok Outcast

Scavenging Ooze

Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary

Homeward Path

Eternal Witness

Glacial Chasm

Silent Arbiter

You can also explore more options by splashing white. While I generally don't think that's a good idea practically speaking, you do get some options you wouldn't have in Mono G like Ethersworn Canonist, Gaddock Teeg, Magus of the Moat, Selfless Spirit, etc.

Jmax13 on Samut Voltron Beats

1 week ago

No problem! The only other thing I got for you is something you might not want to do, but I figure I'd offer it. I built a Rafiq deck before as a voltron and I got a ton of mileage out of Silent Arbiter, Dueling Grounds, and Crawlspace. They may not be exactly what this deck wants to do, but they helped with my other deck from getting surrounded and taken out by go wide strategies while having very little practical downside to the deck.

sylvannos on 4 and 5 drop mono ...

1 week ago

Herald of Leshrac is heavy on mana but is some super-secret tech that dunks on midrange and control decks. Grave Titan is also above the curve you were asking for, but it's worth mentioning because of how powerful it is.

I agree with others on Abyssal Persecutor. It's probably the best budget beatstick in mono-black in Modern. Desecration Demon isn't really viable in metagames with Lingering Souls.

The other thing to think about are the larger infect creatures, which are Phyrexian Crusader, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Phyrexian Juggernaut, and Phyrexian Vatmother. You lose the ability to win via normal damage and life loss, but you gain creatures that are really efficient for their mana cost.

Distended Mindbender and Abundant Maw are also reasonable when combined with things like Solemn Simulacrum. Speaking of Eldrazi, don't forget the plethora of colorless creatures that you can jam into your mono-black deck. That includes stuff like Wurmcoil Engine, Duplicant, Grid Monitor, Silent Arbiter, Scuttling Doom Engine, and Steel Hellkite.

Lastly, there's Demigod of Revenge. You can combine them with Smallpox and other such discard outlets for maximum value. Nothing like dumping 15 power into play on turn 5!

LTmiller on [[Primer]] - Daretti the Degenerate (AER Update)

1 week ago

Winther I believe someone asked about that a long time ago??? I'm not 100% certain, however this list is not really meant to be stax. Being complete stax is not the goal. I know that Static Orb, Winter Orb and Silent Arbiter are there, but that's pretty much just so Daretti, Scrap Savant can be in play long enough to ult.

Squirrel_of_War on Mogis just wants to watch the World BURN!!!

1 week ago

I would put some pillow fort cards in here. If you don't have a reason for a player not to attack you then you'll be target #1. Most players don't like playing against stax so they will all gang up on you. Cards like No Mercy, Vengeful Pharaoh, Dread, Crawlspace, Silent Arbiter will all detour people from targeting you. Additionally, any card that works directly with Mogis is awesome since he usually sticks around. So Blood Artist, Bloodchief Ascension, Harvester of Souls, Hissing Iguanar, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Swarm of Bloodflies, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, etc. are all a lot better when paired with Mogis. Also damage doublers will speed it up too. Wound Reflection is one you missed. If you really want to ruin people's day Stranglehold + Maralen of the Mornsong OR Ob Nixilis, Unshackled + Maralen of the Mornsong are super oppressive and awesome combos.

ibstudent2200 on Budget Powerful EDH Cards (Under 2 bucks)

1 week ago

Colorless-Ramp: Fellwar Stone, Basalt Monolith.

Colorless-Removal: Nevinyrral's Disk, Scour from Existence, Spine of Ish Sah

Colorless-Draw: Sandstone Oracle, Endbringer.

Colorless-Utility: Silent Arbiter.

R-Removal: Starstorm, Volcanic Offering, Blasphemous Act.

R-Recursion: Scrap Mastery.

I don't think most of the M13 Rings belong on this list.

GTaigrs on Pillow Fort

2 weeks ago


You may like Aegis of the Gods for Silent Arbiter so you can't be burned out, Nyx-Fleece Ram for Wall of Frost so you can get life gain, and Heliod, God of the Sun for Dovin Baan to keep Dragonlord Ojutai hexproof when attacking.

Perhaps Cyclonic Rift in place of Supreme Verdict. You'll be sitting back gaining a lot of mana and be able to overload and basically win the game shortly after that.

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