Silvergill Adept


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) None
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) None

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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 .

When Silvergill Adept enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Silvergill Adept Discussion

hungry000 on Darkwood Elves

1 week ago

Elves loses a lot of explosiveness without the 1 cmc mana dorks; you really need to play them. Not only do they let you cast your bigger threats earlier, but they also let you flood the board with creatures faster, which works well with your payoffs ( Shaman of the Pack , Poison-Tip Archer , and Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen benefit from large boards, Lys Alana Huntmaster benefits from having lots of mana to cast creatures).

Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , and Elves of Deep Shadow (to help out the black splash) are all inexpensive. I'd cut a mixture of Eyeblight's Ending , Prowess of the Fair , and Gilt-Leaf Ambush to make room for at least 10 of those cards. You can even cut 2 or 3 lands if you have 12 or so mana dorks--competitive Elves decks play 18 lands and still make enough mana to cast their entire hand by turn 3. I'd also recommend you play Elvish Visionary ; like Silvergill Adept in Merfolk, it's one of the cards that keeps the fuel pumping and is just really good in general.

sylvannos on Newbie needs help getting into ...

1 month ago

Is this the Fish deck you're using?

Merfolk return

Standard* Farel


The reason you're losing is you're not playing the two strongest cards for the deck (which are also the reason you play the deck in the first place)!

Those cards are Deeproot Waters and Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca . You should have 4 of each. I'd recommend the following decklist:

4x Breeding Pool (or Simic Guildgate if you're on a budget)
5x Forest
4x Hinterland Harbor
6x Island
4x Unclaimed Territory

2x Benthic Biomancer
4x Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca
4x Kumena's Speaker
4x Merfolk Branchwalker
4x Merfolk Mistbinder
1x Merfolk Trickster
4x Mist-Cloaked Herald
4x Silvergill Adept
1x Tempest Caller
3x Watertrap Weaver
1x Zegana, Utopian Speaker

Other Spells:
1x Spell Pierce
4x Deeproot Waters

2x Carnage Tyrant
4x Dive Down
1x Merfolk Trickster
1x Sentinel Totem
1x Shapers' Sanctuary
2x Sorcerous Spyglass
2x Spell Pierce
2x Thrashing Brontodon

You should have no problems steamrolling non-red aggro decks, control, and have okay match-ups against midrange. You won't beat RDW/Burn, so if you get paired up against them don't sweat it if you lose. R/W variants are easier to beat. Just keep Goblin Chainwhirler in mind and don't get 10-for-1'd by overextending with 1/1s.

Spell Pierce and Dive Down laugh in the face of boardwipes (like Deafening Clarion or Settle the Wreckage ) because you can often just go full HAM and keep 1 mana open, which will force your opponent to tap out for the wipe. They get BTFO'd and you kill them anyway.

Watertrap Weaver and Tempest Caller can often end the game just by creating so much tempo, especially against decks that rely on smaller amounts of large creatures.

You should still get a Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca even if you decide to play EDH because he's a powerhouse of a general.

naturalselector on Blue Dudes

1 month ago

Needs Master of the Pearl Trident , Silvergill Adept and Master of Waves . They are all really strong, and not running 4 of each of the former and 2-4 Master of Waves is stupid. Also some 1-drops would be beneficial, either Mistcaller s, Cursecatcher s or Benthic Biomancer s. Seafloor Oracle , Stonybrook Banneret and Streambed Aquitects are probably best left home.

Spreading Seas , you need it badly. It enables islandwalk and shuts off certain colours. Aether Vial is also essential, but if its out of your budget, you should do fine without it in casual environments. Some counterspells are also ran in Merfolk decks. Try Spell Pierce , Mana Leak , Deprive or Wizard's Retort .

kurtyazu on Sushi Time!

1 month ago

Hi Kjartan

The thing is that I almost always play Song of Freyalise for the last ability, which, along with Herald of Secret Streams , usually gives me the final blow. That is its main reason for being there.

I think that I'd better give up Merrow Commerce and Seafloor Oracle for two Silvergill Adept and another Song of Freyalise , what would you think about that?

Thank you anyway!

Kjartan on Sushi Time!

1 month ago

Silvergill Adept is definately a better card than Stonybrook Banneret , though.

I think you should put it back in, but not necisarily instead of Stonybrook.

Maybe cutting 1x Song of Freyalise , 2x Herald of Secret Streams , and 2x Merrow Commerce , could give you room for 4x Silvergill Adept and that final Merfolk Mistbinder you need for a playset.

Merrow Commerce and Herald of Secret Streams are really good together during the late game, but on their own they are some of the slower and more awkward cards in your deck, and Song of Freyalise is just not very impressive when your curve ends at 4 mana.

kurtyazu on Sushi Time!

2 months ago

Hi Ouroboros_47

I played for a while with Silvergill Adept , but finally I changed it for Stonybrook Banneret for good.

I didn't used Lord of Atlantis or Master of the Pearl Trident taking instead Merrow Reejerey because of the cost, but maybe I should include one of them (I'm already using 5 Lords, Merfolk Mistbinder and Merrow Reejerey , so I'm not really eager to include two others).

And for sure, Aether Vial is out of my reach, at least, for now.

Thank you anyway!

Ouroboros_47 on Sushi Time!

2 months ago

Considering that the majority of the cards you are using are currently in standard at the moment I'd recommend looking at some of the things they are doing with them. Stuff like Silvergill Adept for example. If you want to play merfolk in modern however there are a few cards that are pretty important and it's typically better to stay in mono blue from my understanding. Lord of Atlantis and Master of the Pearl Trident to name a few. Spreading Seas in combination with those two can be pretty nasty. Aether Vial is pretty nice as well but defiantly not budget, well at least not for me.

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Silvergill Adept occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.09%


All decks: 0.07%

Blue: 4.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%