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

Decree of Silence occurrence in decks from the last year

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Decree of Silence Discussion

Stburgess001 on Bant Enchantress

4 months ago

Decree of Silence would be a good choice if you're already running Solemnity

Archon_Bel on Need Help Developing an "Ertai, …

5 months ago

Massacar Decree of Silence is definitely going into the deck. Because why should anyone but me get to play the game lol? A bit pricey, but it's not too over my budget and probably won't be too hard finding a deal on. Dark Depths is a card I forgot existed, but between it and Decree, I'll probably opt for Decree. Will definitely keep it in mind, though, and might use it in my online builds if anything. Cauldron of Souls is neat, but sadly the creatures given Persist lose it after they return to the battlefield. Still, if I have enough creatures on board I'm probably not going to sacrifice the same creature anyway.

saluma That's fine, I think the people I played with already hated me anyway because of Yawgmoth lol. I definitely wouldn't mind building this deck in such a way that it becomes very hard to successfully resolve anything and advance your gameplan, but I'd still like it to be as proactive as possible so I'm not just standing on a back leg the whole time. I like a lot of the cards you mentioned, particularly the first 4.

Omniscience_is_life Aphetto Alchemist and Minamo, School at Water's Edge are the best of these due to low to no cost and free or low activation requirements. I would prefer to have free untap effects, that way I still have mana open for Ertai's ability.

RiotRunner789 Hexmage is cool, though I do wish it was a repeatable effect. That might have been broken if it was, though. Anyway, were I to go Aristocrats, what cards would you recommend that sacrifice for value? I have a Yawgmoth Aristo deck, but that essentially runs solely off of Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Additionally, I think wheel effects might be preferable to mill effects, especially since in these colors I can use stuff like Notion Thief to ruin everyone's day.

And yes, I was definitely going to include Ertai's Meddling in the deck for the flavor AND utility. The best kind of flavor inclusions, really: stuff that's in theme and that's actually effective on its own.

SynergyBuild Very cool post! I was initially thinking of making this an enchantment-based deck, but I couldn't really find a lot of worthwhile enchantments that provide immediate value or value when they leave the field. They also seem fairly hard to recur; Heliod's Hall and Hanna, Ship's Navigator are the only two cards I can think of that let's you consistently recur them. I looked at the Enchantment Creatures as well, but... a lot of those kind of suck lol. Do you have any other enchantment suggestions of the kind you mentioned? Maybe a list I could look at for ideas?

I definitely didn't want to just make this a counter on a stick kind of deck, which is why I wanted to take this in a reanimator/theft direction so that I'm always doing something each turn.

I think overall, I'd like this to be primarily a reanimator deck with an aristocrats subtheme, but I'm definitely open to many other suggestions seeing how this commander is pretty foreign to me. Tried to build him a long time ago, actually, but it sucked. Now that I'm (hopefully) a better deck builder, I'm trying my hand at it again.

saluma on Need Help Developing an "Ertai, …

5 months ago

Baral, Chief of Compliance, Glen Elendra Archmage, Hall of Heliod's Generosity, Thornbite Staff, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Grand Abolisher, Aven Mindcensor, Narset, Parter of Veils and Ashiok, Dream Render are some cards that immediately comes to mind. I would build this deck with the purpose to suffocate my opponents entierly. Ah and also Deafening Silence and Decree of Silence with Solemnity.

Just be aware, your playgroup might hate you after game one tho...

Massacar on Need Help Developing an "Ertai, …

5 months ago

Hall of Heliod's Generosity for that enchantment recursion.

Makes use of Solemnity: Decree of Silence, Dark Depths, Cauldron of Souls.

I think you need to pick two main themes to focus on, but that doesn't mean you can't incorporate some elements of whatever you de-prioritieze.

Funky_bunch on Gavi, cycle my deck.

5 months ago

Thanks Hoobynobber7395 I definitely want Decree of Silence . Just wanted to wait to make sure I liked the deck enough to buy it ha. Also I would love Decree of Annihilation I just don’t think my playgroup would appreciate it very much

Hoobynobber7395 on Gavi, cycle my deck.

5 months ago

Decree of Silence is a great addition to a cycling deck it lets you counter 3 spells then sac it or cycle it to counter a spell!

Drake Haven and Spirit Cairn lets you build on the token side of gavi and give you a bit more to work the field with in terms of creatures.

Brallin, Skyshark Rider  Flip and Shabraz, the Skyshark work wonders together between pinging damage and life gain and two really big creatures you have a great enhancement for cycling.

Valiant Rescuer gives you more bang for the first card you cycle and encourages that first cycle then cycle again to get the cat dino from gavi.

and for added torment and a reboot Decree of Annihilation to put the game back in the balance

king-saproling on aminatou edh 2hg - test ver

5 months ago

Thoughts on these? Silence, Archaeomancer, Savor the Moment, Plea for Power, Lich's Mirror, Tidal Barracuda, Vampiric Tutor, Lotus Petal, Vanishment, Cloud of Faeries, Decree of Silence, Coveted Jewel, Oubliette (see double masters errata; can now phase out opp's general indefinitely), Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, God-Pharaoh's Statue, Mandate of Peace (ask during opps' upkeep for them to let you know when they are going to combat. They will likely go straight to combat before casting things, allowing you to play this most effectively)

golgarigirl on WotC Removes Images of Racist …

7 months 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?

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