Silent Gravestone


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Rare

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Silent Gravestone


Cards in graveyards can't be the targets of spells or abilities.

4, T: Exile Silent Gravestone and all cards from all graveyards. Draw a card.

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Silent Gravestone Discussion

CoffeeTime88 on Armageddon, The End Times

3 days ago

If you really want to be mean, you should put in Crook of Condemnation, Deadeye Tracker, Silent Gravestone, or Watchers of the Dead so you can: play Fall of the Thran, play your land drop, activate any of the above with abilities (or play the gravestone), and then watch your opponent glare angrily at you.

You might also consider maindecking the Heroic Interventions to save your lands if you have the mana up.

x12721 on Naya Dinosaurs

5 days ago

PartyJ makes a good point, I would also consider some amount of Evolving Wilds. It's a tried-and-true staple to fix mana. It's also worth mentioning that Deathgorge Scavenger and Silent Gravestone create a non-bo together. To go off of that, you do not under any circumstances need a total of 4 Gravestones in your deck. I would drop them altogether and keep the Scavengers. I would also consider some more cheap dinosaurs such as Ranging Raptors and possibly Wayward Swordtooth.

As for what to cut, remove the Temple Altisaurs, and move the Prowling Serpopards to the sideboard (vs Control). Replace 1 or 2 Thunderherd Migration with 1 more Commune with Dinosaurs and something else (Blossoming Defense?).

If you can, I'd heavily recommend a few Carnage Tyrants and Huatli, Warrior Poet. Also consider Kinjalli's Sunwing as a possibility. To fill out the sideboard, Abrade is amazing, as well as Thrashing Brontodon. Cast Out and/or Ixalan's Binding should also find a way in there. Hope this helps, and good luck!

Uncanny_Ghoul on No Reanimate No MTG

1 week ago

arice332534 I could definetly run it in the sideboard, but scavenger isn't the only card to remove a graveyard and blood sun does nothing against the other cards. Also, just like you said, nobody in our playgroup runs scavenger so it's not a problem for me.

Deadeye TrackerScarab FeastSilent Gravestone

In my opinion, blizzard made sure this deck doesn't get out of casual play.

Snivy__ on Favorable Pirates ($25 Budget Tempo)

1 week ago

I've been thinking of a sideboard for this deck and I've come up with some ideas:

Silent Gravestone or Sentinel Totem against The Scarab God, BR/MonoB Aggro, and other graveyard strategies.

Full playset of Unsummon against flyer-heavy decks and big flyers such as Angel of Invention or The Locust God.

2 more Hope of Ghirapur against control strategies, my brother used one against my Approach with his Mardu Vehicles and prevented me from casting it to win.

Maybe a couple copies of Ceremonious Rejection against decks using a lot of artifacts.

Maybe Essence Scatter against creature heavy decks and Negate against control decks

Jace's Defeat could come in handy against the Grixis/UB/UR/UG decks in the meta (which is quite a lot)

Supreme Will might work against control-heavy strategies and midrange decks

If you could create a good sideboard for this deck, try using these cards and it might turn out to be game-changing!

spuiopq on Kraum's MANly Combo-Control

2 weeks ago


All due respect, I find the deck a little thin on both graveyard recursions and hates, comparing to the sans-red counterparts. Rest in Peace and Timetwister may give rise to the current state, I guess. However, due to the fact Timetwister being a card that not everyone can afford, while Rest in Peace screwing us no less harder than the opponents, it might be necessary to find alternatives, decent if not better.

With Silent Gravestone and Grafdigger's Cage as the two most efficient pieces of graveyard hate apart from exiling, they each provide an approach to break parity. Grafdigger's Cage holds back casting from graveyards effects on one hand, namely Yawgmoth's Will, Past in Flames, and other cards that have or grant flashback, but gives permission to regrowth effects. That's the route sans-red decks have followed, and Ashes of the Abhorrent could be added to supplement the plan. On the other hand, however, while Silent Gravestone has nothing to do with graveyard casting, it does hamper cards like Regrowth, and common spell recursion in the form of Snapcaster Mage and Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip. Problem is, the other card that have an identical effect is the green Ground Seal, which is out of question, and although Yawgmoth's Will is good enough, it's an one-off, and too often too mana-intensive casting a full combo. Meanwhile, Past in Flames, yawgwin's narrower counterpart, is just worse, usage confined in storm decks.

One can always pivot to the former plan, using sub-par recursion spells like Argivian Find, or even Replenish if enchantment heavy. Since the green counterparts can do better, why bother?

While itself being problematic, I propose Mizzix's Mastery as a backup plan. Worst case scenario, it's an over-costed removal spell. But once you've got Ad Nauseam, Angel's Grace, and probably Sickening Dreams in the bin, you can overload it and win on the spot. On more obscure occasions, a Quickened overload can be cast end of a turn of Necropotence. That said, not convincing enough even to myself, not to mention the conflict of the original version and Silent Gravestone.

Another possible solution might be Waste Not and Ill-Gotten Gains. It might sounds crazy, but with all the open information, the opponents might actually be more perplexed than us, especially when having a combo at hand. Plus, Waste Not has good synergy with wheels, act as a quasi Notion Thief, and works with Humility.

Hope you've got great results testing the deck. Good luck.

Shoku on post-ban Simic Merfolk- Competetive

2 weeks ago

Hey, just stopped by because you mentioned it on my deck. I have some insight on the deck that might be beneficial to you.

  1. I noticed you said this list is more midrange than agro, and because of that I think 20 lands is nowhere near enough. In my list 21 is a good number because I almost never need more than 4 in a game. I also have Merfolk Branchwalker to help me hit my lands. I'd recommend them in your list too, because a 3/2 for 2 or a 2/1 for 2 that draws you a card are both really good outcomes.

  2. Also because you're midrange, I think that 11 1 drop creatures may be too many. I personally run 3 Mist-Cloaked Herald and 2 Jade Bearer along with my 4 Kumena's Speaker, which is by far the best 1 drop of the 3. For your other 1 drops, I think you might need another Unsummon just for constancy, and I'd also swap out your main deck Negates for Spell Pierce but keeping the ones in your sideboard.

  3. In your list I would go with Deeproot Waters over Jungleborn Pioneer because the former will give you more value as the game goes on.

  4. I like the Swift Wardens, to go along with them though I would recommend Blossoming Defense as a good way to also protect your creatures.

  5. 4 Kumena, best amount!

  6. I would drop Tempest Caller down to 2 or 3 copies, it's not a card you want multiples of. Alternatively I've seen people run Watertrap Weaver which is actually pretty decent despite how it might look at first glance.

  7. Finally the sideboard, I would drop the Jade Guardian in favor of more Swift Wardens. I would also replace Silent Gravestone for either Crook of Condemnation or Scavenger Grounds, Gravestone doesn't stop a lot of things like GPG which I find my deck has a rough time against with cards like Gifted Aetherborn, Angel of Invention, and Aethersphere Harvester. For that reason I also sideboard in Naturalize as it also helps against most Orzov, Esper, Etc. tokens lists.

Hope everything I've said can help, I might be wrong on some stuff but I think I might be able to help you get closer to what you're going for.

U/G(Simic) Rivals of Ixalan Merfolk

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Thebiggalactus on U/R Drake Control

2 weeks ago

Ya they just reprinted Shatter, and I hadn't thought about how Silent Gravestone affected your strategy. Your best bet is pretty much Negate against GPG then

Agusdakilla on U/R Drake Control

2 weeks ago

Thebiggalactus I hadnt realized Shatter was Standard legal; it might be an excellent option against GPG decks. I actually have some lying around, if Im not mistaken (Scars of Mirrodin, I think). I dont know if youve noticed, but Silent Gravestone completely destroys my own strategy. In fact, it has been used against me very effectively, leaving my Enigma Drake at 0 power. Thanks for the comment!

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