Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Legendary Creature — Angel
Activated abilities of creatures your opponents control can't be activated.
|Want (6)||surefox , TgeTots , TraceOn , MonCala , gunnyguy121 , clarks|
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|Jumpstart (JMP)||Mythic Rare|
|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Mythic Rare|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Linvala, Keeper of Silence Discussion
2 days 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!
1 week 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.
1 week ago
1 month 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!
2 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.
2 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. =)
2 months ago
Also while you're kind of on to it already, more cards which discourages your opponents from casting their stuff so that you have more to work with: AEther Barrier, Aura of Silence, Aven Mindcensor, Frozen Aether, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Land Equilibrium, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Loxodon Gatekeeper, Mana Breach, Overburden, Suture Priest
2 months ago
Kamerot: This is the one element of mutate I am not understanding, and if you can clarify what you mean by that, you might just add to my reasons lol.
So, Caustic Caterpillar was an answer to Torpor Orb, but lately Drannith Magistrate/Linvala, Keeper of Silence have been more problematic. Ram Through eliminates them while being cheaper than Caustics ability and becoming an alt win con. In comes Gemrazer, looking to replace Reclamation Sage. It can save key pieces while being able to kill Torpor Orb AND Cursed Totem, also back up trample for Ram Through, and the possibility of blocking Aven Mindcensor/Linvala, Keeper of Silence. Ashaya makes Mana dork lines so minimal that we only ever need the dork to produce 1-3 Mana to win, so we can stand to lose an elf for the priest (our only elf reliant line btw).
But, please tell me more on repeatability of Gemrazer.