Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Legendary Creature — Angel
Activated abilities of creatures your opponents control can't be activated.
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Linvala, Keeper of Silence Discussion
1 week ago
Hey there! I am also a fellow Voltroner as seen in some of my decks, and I may just have some card tips that work out for your advantage! There are two ways that I can see this functioning most likely better, and both of them involve screwing with your opponent long enough to ensure your gameplan ends properly. Just hoping you don't die usually doesn't work, especially in a 4 player commander game. A tactic that works in one of my decks, involves staxing out the opponent- obviously this isn't a tax deck, but by including around 10 or so stax pieces, you can really slow your opponent down a lot, and since you are in white you have access to SOOO many stax cards! Here are a few you may like. Keep in mind, some of the ones below may a bit extreme to you- I'm just sort of listing the most common ones. If you want to find more of these, I recommend going to EDHREC's tax theme.
- Archon of Emeria
- Aven Mindcensor
- Damping Sphere
- Drannith Magistrate
- Linvala, Keeper of Silence
- Mana Web
- Grand Abolisher
- Static Orb
- Containment Priest
- Spirit of the Labyrinth
- (yikes) Winter Orb
- Collector Ouphe
- Thalia, Heretic Cathar
- Hokori, Dust Drinker
Or, instead of slowing down your opponent, you can try to protect yourself more, allowing you to stall until you can swing with a crazy big Sigarda. This protection can range from damage, attacks, or anything really. Here are some that I like. You can see a bunch more under the EDHREC Pillowfort Theme.
- Glacial Chasm (works great with Solemnity mentioned before)
- Sphere of Safety
- Magus of the Moat
- Archangel of Tithes
- Vow of Duty
- Archon of Absolution
- Baird, Steward of Argive
- Windborn Muse
- Vow of Wildness
Basically, I think you need some way of ensuring you have time to put Sigarda out, rather than chancing it upon luck. Before I take leave, you also may want to just consider a ton of more removal spells like Path to Exile , Beast Within , Generous Gift , and other famous ones! Now I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, +1 from me, and have a great day! Happy tapping.
Also, here are some extra cards you might like - Eladamri's Call - Sylvan Library - Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Birds of Paradise - Ilysian Caryatid - Mother of Runes / Giver of Runes - Hunter's Insight
1 month ago
Gideon of the Trials is a very versatile card on its own but i had to swap it out because Runed Halo has no synergy with any planeswalkers. Runed Halo showed to be just too good to be swapped out. (It only struggles if you always play against new brew decks)
Skyclave Apparition is an option i'm testing at the moment (Works quite good). It would fit way better if it were an Angel or Human though (for Caverns and Deck flavor). You would have to swap out Wall of Omens for Charming Prince then for the additional interaction.
Linvala, Keeper of Silence I keep her in here because i have someone who plays Slivers in my playgroup with a value combo Dormant Sliver and later Necrotic Sliver. If she enters the battlefield, it's game. Lyra Dawnbringer is really nice but its ability need a lot of Angels on the battlefield. She works way better if the Angels are cheap, like 2 - 3 mana drops. I've not seen a non lifegain Angel that low except maybe Serra Avenger
Giver of Runes is insane and would be a great addition, because i cannot deal with Path to Exile myself. I tried it with Ranger-Captain of Eos a while ago but somehow the deck got slow i lost one match after the other. Not sure how i could include Giver of Runes at the moment. I have a Eight-and-a-Half-Tails Sideboard against control which you can fetch.
Emeria, Shattered Skyclave is a must include for this deck even if you cannot fetch it. Every white deck i own has it now. Ondu Skyruins is not really needed, i included it because i play a lot of multiplayer at the moment.
Secluded Steppe + Mistveil Plains gives Weathered Wayfarer the ability to tap and draw a card for 4 mana (Activating Mistveil Plains cost 1 mana. At least some card draw engine, you can try Arch of Orazca if you like it more. I like the land fetch ability more XD).
What i really need for this deck is 3 drop removal better than Oblivion Ring. Grasp of Fate is strictly better but not modern. Banisher Priest and Fiend Hunter die easily to removal. I hope some day a set will bring something printed on an Angel
Kind Regards -Drcfan
3 months ago
Kamerot: It's already phenomenal... animating a Gaea's Cradle WHILE killing a Linvala, Keeper of Silence is soooo good. I'm always looking for cheap creature removal and this just doubles as both that and spot removal.
By the way guys! I have included the cEDH Timetwisted 4 Tournament Gameplay from Day 1! I win on top of Korvold's attempted to win! Check it out under "Gameplay" in the primer!
3 months ago
Great List! First, I am by no means a dedicated CEDH player but I have attempted to build a few decks and I will try to give some helpful feedback. I would suggest running Dockside Extortionist in almost every CEDH deck because it will almost always be really good. Same with cards like Mystic Remora and Sylvan Library. These cards will generate a lot of value and lead to many victories due to having more interaction in your hand than your opponents. Another card that can generate value that is more specific to this deck is Sygg, River Cutthroat. It will increase your commander's power by 2 as well as drawing you cards. I would suggest expanding your control section even more. This deck appears to be a late game deck and the more you slow down others the better. Some cards you could consider are Linvala, Keeper of Silence and Lavinia, Azorius Renegade. Again, great list and I like the combo you are going for. Feel free to ignore my advice if you disagree but I hope you find this helpful.
3 months ago
4 months ago
Really nice list, I love hatebears, heheh.
Unless you are particularly on a budget, I'd advise you to add some other bears, such as Alms Collector, Leonin Arbiter, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, and Glowrider.
Some of them are quite pricey though, I know, but with time this deck will become a force to be reckoned with!
5 months ago
"stax is viable, and relies mostly on artifacts for most locks."
If you then look at where white wants to play:
slower than red: waiting unitl red runs out of steam
faster than green: white is designed to shut down green's ramp so that it can't play big things
faster than blue but slower than red: but tries to shut out blue's control elements which is often why you see a lot of token generation on land in white
on pace with black: black and white are just stright up designed to be in direct opposition, unlike the other three colours
And as a general rule, white focuses less on winning hte hand game and more on winning the boardstate game. That's why there are so many white midrange cards that are just pure value. It's part ofthe reason why Brightling is placed where it is on mana cost.
I think the big issue here and where there is going to be the biggest disconnect between my opinion and a bunch of others' opinions is because of EDH. White and to a lesser extent red both suffer when the goalposts are moved from a two player, 20 life format to a 4 player, 40 life format. I'm not going to deny that. As someone who has a mono-white Balan, Wandering Knight deck, I do know the struggles that mono-white can feel.
But the issue is that you can't just look at white in the context of one format. Any cards that you're creating here which would undoubtedly make white better in EDH would tip the scales too hard in white's favour in all of the other formats that had the cards available. Or the cards would be crap and unplayable to to the point where they wouldn't help the EDH decks anyway. And look, I've heard some thoughts about cards that scale with the number of opponents which would be the best fix if one were needed (as to have the least impact on the other formats) But I just don't think that they're required.
In addition to this, I don't think that the points I have made undermine any of my previous points. Yes, mono-white in EDH has some defecits due to the format change, however a lot of the stax effects hurt all opponents equally, so they still work pretty well.
But it's important for EDH-only (and especially casual EDH-only) players to keep all of this in mind - any new cards you add will affect other formats. So while EDH is definitely a popular format, it should not dictate how white works.
5 months ago
Very cool build, +1! =D
A few suggestions! Estrid's Invocation & Mirrormade could both be useful with quite a few of your Stax and Pillow Fort effects. Maybe Karn, the Great Creator, Grand Abolisher, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, & Flawless Maneuver or Unbreakable Formation as well. =)