Decree of Silence

Decree of Silence


Whenever an opponent plays a spell, counter that spell and put a depletion counter on Decree of Silence. If there are three or more depletion counters on Decree of Silence, sacrifice it.

Cycling (4)(Blue)(Blue)

When you cycle Decree of Silence, you may counter target spell.

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Decree of Silence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Decree of Silence Discussion

golgarigirl on WotC Removes Images of Racist ...

2 weeks ago


I agree, it was a quick, attention-grabbing, lazy option for WOTC to take with these cards. But do we really need more? Honestly curious if there are constructive ideas besides the ban for those who find it that distasteful.

Option 1: Functional Reprints:

Would anyone play a functional reprint of Imprison? It would probably color-shifted into white or maybe blue, at which point the card pretty much exists already. What does a functional reprint of Invoke Prejudice even look like? Ice Cave, Erayo's Essence, and Decree of Silence are as close as I can see them printing. They already functionally reprinted Crusade as Honor of the Pure, and they don't print such wide-ranging color hosers as Jihad and Cleanse any more. I could see Jihad is a color-specific Riders of Gavony-type card. The two creatures don't even bear mentioning.

Option 2: Attach a Disclaimer:

This works fine in digital, but it's the paper copies that are the challenge. Someone playing the game isn't going to take time out to Gatherer search a card to see that WOTC doesn't approve. Putting an errata online doesn't do much for cards on a table, especially when it's the art or the card name that's the problem. The flavor is the problem. Not all parts of the history of the game need to be kept for posterity like they're a winning pro-tour play or something as ubiquitous or historic as Lightning Bolt or Black Lotus. Maybe some can be sacrificed for the Greater Good.

Option 3 The Ban-Hammer:

Not a great look, but at least (and most important for the company) it costs minimal resources.

One further comment...perhaps 28 decks out of the whole database is a statistically insignificant number, BUT we're comparing decks that run Cleanse for racist connotations to the ones that don't. At that point we're asking 'how much racism is too much?' Are we setting the racism tolerance at 15% or less? 10%? Is only 10% racist better than 26% racist?

smilodex on NARSET'S WAY OF A JESKAI MONK [cEDH Primer]

1 month ago

@ByronTomas: Dude, calm down, let's have a normal card discussion.

At first: 5 games are a pretty small sample size to speak about things and I'm sure you didn't always draw the resonator... Let's just compare strionic resonator with Mind's Desire in a vacuum. It's almost every time better, because you can hardcast it, you can play it before you cast Narset, instead of stucking a card in your hand for 6 mana. Activating the resonator for 2 mana guarantees you almost always a win because you have 2x Narset activations what granting you to look at 8 cards to look for an extra turn spell. Yes the resonator is a bit a win more card, but you have to understand it as a combo piece to ensure chaining into Omniscience. Atleast it's better than Stitch in Time. I don't get your point... after an Armageddon or a Tragic Arrogance there are only a few decks who can recure themselves from that point and against hermit druid or graveyard decks I play Scavenger Grounds or if my meta is full of those decks I tech in cards like mentioned in Metachoices: Rest in Peace or Grafdigger's Cage.

Your Decree of Silence is a very expensive counter against those interactions and does nothing vs a hermit druid^^ But there are some cases where this card finds his place.

smilodex on NarsetTimeWalkcompetitive

1 month ago

I said most on my own Narset page, but I can suggest Teferi and Silence, too. You dont need to protect Teferi, because most of the time he protects hisself with the bounce effect or with 5 loyality on turn 2 and the reason to play Teferi is to protect Narset not the other way around. You're complaining about my deck to suffer vs graveyard decks, while you neither have graveyard hate, stax, removal or mass landdestuction... But I like your addition of Decree of Silence and I'm considering to play that, too.

Enral on Gavi Spellslinger

1 month ago

I've been loving Warden of the Eye/Scholar of the Ages and think it would be a great fit in your style of spellslinging deck. You can cycle through your entire deck using Scholar of the Ages + Turnabout + Escape Protocol + any instant/sorcery cycle to win with Thassa's Oracle as a fun cycling win condition. Warden of the Eye is also pretty sick with Decree of Silence + Astral Slide.

Enral on ⟳ Deckcycle | Gavi Primer

1 month ago

stcsteven97: I never felt happy drawing Solemnity tbh. It always felt low impact and doesn't really synergize with the deck much other than the combo with Decree of Silence which needs a ton of mana to assemble. I always wish to have another cycler or a higher impact card in its place. Decree of Silence serves a better purpose as a free recurable protection piece with Hall of Heliod's Generosity in my opinion.

Dyrek000 on tap untap combo

2 months ago

For how to use mana you can put it in Blue Sun's Zenith to mill opponent library by drawing them, if you prefere using blue you can use Dramatic Reversal to untap all your nonland permanent, not only creature. With infinite mana you can use Ice Cave to counter spell by paying mana or Decree of Silence. Another win ccondition can be Entreat the Angels, Finale of Devastation, Finale of Glory, Walking Ballista, Stream of Thought or something like this.

Stburgess001 on Grand Arbiter Augustin IV (Stax)

2 months ago

If you're already running Solemnity you should try to find space to slot in Decree of Silence and/or Phyrexian Unlife, as they combo really well with Solemnity.

yawgmothsbargain on Gavi Spellslinger

2 months ago

Great list you've got going. I love the spell-slinging for value approach you've taken. I have a couple budget additions for you if you like.

I suggest swapping Scrap for Shredded Sails. I love the original Urza's artwork and card frame, but the new artifact hate is more modal and costs one less to cast if you need to.

Also, you don't have a lot of alternative ramp cards like Dockside Extortionist and Smothering Tithe. If you're on a budget, I suggest putting in the Talismans and pulling Myriad Landscape as its just too slow. Also, Migratory Route cycles to color fix you, but it only gets a basic and is practically unplayable. If you're going to keep a landcycler in, I suggest Sanctum Plowbeast. Granted, it's not exactly playable either, but it cycles for a "Plains" or an "Island", so you can go grab a basic or your Irrigated Farmland or your Prairie Stream or your Raugrin Triome, or any other fetchables that you end up putting in the deck. You might also consider putting in something to slow your opponents down like Kismet or Frozen Aether.

Seriously consider keeping Curator of Mysteries in for top deck filtering when you cycle. You could put Crystal Ball in instead, but Curator works with the cycling theme. We all would love to stick Sensei's Divining Top in our decks, but $$$$. Also, if you have Decree of Silence, put it in. At it's floor, it's a free counterspell with Gavi or New Perspectives, and at its ceiling, it eats your opponents next three spells.

I also suggest Hall of Heliod's Generosity to put Decree or Astral Drift or any of your other enchantments back on top of your library. If you're gonna run Akroma's Vengeance and Dismantling Wave, you should have a way to get your enchantments back.

Savai Thundermane isn't necessarily cost effective. I would suggest pulling it for the new Drannith Stinger. Ping ALL of your opponents for free when you cycle, rather than paying two to hit one target. If you're worried about targeted removal, don't forget you have Lightning Rift which does the same thing as Savai for one less mana and is much less likely to be hit by a wrath.

Have you play tested this yet? I've always found both Niv-Mizzets prohibitive in casting. Brallin, Skyshark Rider  Flip and Glint-Horn Buccaneer work very similarly with Curiosity and Ophidian Eye, are far less prohibitive to cast, and with how fast this deck draws, you should have no problem getting to 8 cards.

Let me know your thoughts!

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