Silvergill Adept


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon

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Silvergill Adept

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

As an additional cost to cast Silvergill Adept, reveal a Merfolk card from your hand or pay (3).

When Silvergill Adept enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Silvergill Adept Discussion

Leviathan102 on Can't Touch Dis: Merfolk

3 weeks ago

nlidmaster Silvergill Adept is being reprinted which is a good sign! That should be fun.

LeaPlath on Get Mer-Folked (Midrange mono blue)

3 weeks ago

Like, this is missing out on everything and I do mean everything that makes merfolk good. The critical mass of 12 lords on 2 mana. Silvergill Adept. Random enchantments and spells that just say merfolk but don't actually do anything good.

IlGuale on

3 weeks ago

Thanks for your suggestions. I'll try to answer to anything:

. I tried Stonybrook Banneret but it always feels subpar because a lot of my creatures costs and the reduction of from turn 3 isn't really effective. It would make me drop Merrow Reejerey or Merfolk Sovereign for just two mana, but still on turn 3, leaving me with one floating mana, hoping to have something to spend it on.

. Borderpost are indeed strange and i feel uncomfortable playing such odd cards. I mainly added them as my T1 play for the Devotion plan. Playing them on T1 instead of Triton Shorestalker gives me a decent ramp, especially with Nykthos. The other reason for their presence here is that i got the impression that fishes cc1 drops aren't very editing (except Kumena's Speaker and Cursecatcher, but i am mono-U and poor). But maybe i was just wrong.

. Kopala, Warden of Waves is love for a budget player and definitely worth couple of slots. I wanted it in my side in a similar way real Merfolk's players side in Kira against removal, but after seeing how many burn spells Goblins play, it becomes a must.

. I was waiting for Silvergill Adept's reprint as uncommon in Rivals because the price while drop and i like the new art, but it will sure be a 4x in the final deck.

. Yeah Harbinger of the Tides is good, but clunky. Also, against Goblins in particular Tidebinder Mage can be sometimes better.

. I will search those version for sure, thanks.

xyr0s on

3 weeks ago

I'm not much in favor of a full set of Harbinger of the Tides. The 4 mana it costs when played with flash makes it less than great. Get some Silvergill Adepts instead of adding more harbingers. Also, you should exchange Merfolk Sovereign for Lord of Atlantis (it's cheaper in some of the older printings than Master of the Pearl Trident). Also, consider something like Echoing Truth instead of one of your Dismembers. It kills token-strategies really well.

multimedia on River Heralds' Boon

1 month ago

Only cards that are currently legal in Standard from Explorers of Ixalan can be played in Standard. Explorers of Ixalan is not a Standard set it's what Wizards calls a supplementary product. Time Warp is currently not Standard legal thus it won't be legal in Standard when Explorers is released.

Silvergill Adept is not Standard legal yet, you have to wait until Rivals of Ixalan is out which is next year Jan 19, 2018. When Silvergill is legal however I suggest playing 4 of it. More copies of it actually help in your hand because you can reveal a copy of it to cast another from your hand for the reduced cost.

I suggest adding 4x Blossoming Defense cutting 2x Lifecrafter's Gift and 2x Supreme Will replacing them with Defense. When you're relying on a spell like River Heralds' Boon the Merfolk you target is very vulnerable to instant removal especially Fatal Push and Lightning Strike. Defense is a way to protect a Merfolk which is important when playing Champion.

Kumena's Speaker is a good one drop Merfolk I suggest cutting Silvergill for it for the time being until Silvergill is Standard legal.

yoni24 on River Heralds' Boon

1 month ago

Time Warp isn't standard legal, and Silvergill Adept will only be legal after rivals of ixalan

switch savage stomp to either Nature's Way if your'e looking for removal or maybe Durable Handicraft\ Lifecrafter's Gift if you need it for the counters

maybe add more Herald of Secret Streams and Botanical Sanctum(if you have the budget for it).

definitely go up at least one Unclaimed Territory, and maybe even some normal tap lands such as Woodland Stream if you don't have budget for the good duel lands

otherwise, nice deck!

CastleSiege on Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers

1 month ago

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor, Merfolk Sovereign was spoiled in Explorers of Ixalan, so there's hope it will show up in Rivals. Even with a 3cmc lord, that could be enough to put Standard Merfolk on the map, especially now that we're getting Silvergill Adept reprinted!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers

1 month ago

I haven't really checked or done anything Magic related for a little while now and the first thing I see when I check in is Ghalta. All I have to say is come January, my self imposed break from Magic will be ending and it's all Ghalta's fault. Dayum that is a cool dino. Get ready to see T4 12/12 tramplers running amok in Standard thanks to Drover of the Mighty and Ripjaw Raptor. Also, I love that there appears to be less feathers on this "Elder Dinosaur", which suggests (to me at least) that he/she is lower on the evolutionary chain (i.e. not as closely related to birds yet).

Silvergill Adept is a welcome reprint for Modern Fish. Hopefully Cursecatcher and a decent merfolk lord will show up as well.

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