Silvergill Adept


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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
Oathbreaker Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon
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

BaneOfLordran on Wizard Mill

2 months ago

Yo thanks for the response/suggestion !
I went with Psychic Corrosion over secrets because of all the draw potential in the deck. With Silvergill Adept in the main board I really had to go ham with merfolk. You see any cards I could swap out for secrets in the mainboard?

Murphy77 on Simic Merfolk

4 months ago

I like the idea and the Merfolk work well together. To take this deck to the next level, I would look to bring in Evolution Sage that just keeps adding +1/+1 counters to your Merfolk. Jadelight Ranger is normally standard in a deck like this.

My recommendation would be Evolution Sage for Incubation / Incongruity and Jadelight Ranger for Silvergill Adept .

This change would most likely mean replacing Wizard's Retort and Dovin, Hand of Control in the side-board with Enter the Unknown and maybe Tatyova, Benthic Druid

Pheardemons on The sea's rage is a mere glimpse of our power

5 months ago

Thanks for the help and additional info Senomar. I will definitely look into Fallowsage as that has real synergy.

The other two I've considered, but may not be enough for the deck. At three mana, I am casting Kumena or another spell that drastically alters the board ( Deeproot Waters , Intruder Alarm , Arcane Adaptation , ect.). Silvergill Adept just seems a little underwhelming for EDH. I will definitely take them into consideration based on the level you play, though. Thank you again for your insight.

Senomar on The sea's rage is a mere glimpse of our power

5 months ago

The real combo is Earthcraft with Intruder Alarm otherwise if you want to play your whole deck with Intruder Alarm + Cryptolith Rite you'll need something like Concordant Crossroads . In both case, if you draw 3 lands in a row it can breaks the combo :)

I would like to see this combo with Master of Waves x)

Most of te time if you want to go on combo you already have cards in hand and/or have draw tools and/or mana on the table the whole thing with low curve creatures.

I just recheck you list and I notice you haven't Fallowsage (huge tool with half of your deck list) nor Silvergill Adept or Jungleborn Pioneer (more anecdotic but it's strong fuel for Kumena).

Shoku on

6 months ago

Hi, SirChris39.

The one thing I noticed was aside from Benthic Biomancer , the deck is missing a lot of the card draw and set up that's by adding copies of Silvergill Adept and Merfolk Branchwalker , especially since Benthic is only a looting effect.

hungry000 on Darkwood Elves

7 months 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 ...

7 months 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.

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Silvergill Adept occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%


All decks: 0.07%

Blue: 4.09%


All decks: 0.09%