Shadrix Silverquill

Shadrix Silverquill

Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon

Flying, double strike

At the beginning of combat on your turn, you may choose two. Each mode must target a different player.

  • Target player creates a 2/1 white and black Inkling creature token with flying.
  • Target player draws a card and loses 1 life.
  • Target player puts a +1/+1 counter on each creature they control.
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Shadrix Silverquill Discussion

Boki92 on The Ur Dragon Updated 2021

1 month ago

triickii Appreciate the feedback. I'm slowly starting to put together something; I'll post back with the link when ready.

What are your thoughts on some of the newer dragons: Beledros Witherbloom and Shadrix Silverquill ? Similarly, thoughts on the coming-soon Scion of Draco and Tiamat ?

Thanks again!

budlaorf on Breena, School of Counters

1 month ago

abby315- Thanks for the suggestions. I already have Noosegraf Mob in my deck but I may add in Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Hangarback Walker .

Archon_Bel- I originally put Blightbeetle into the deck to counter my own Shadrix Silverquill and disrupt my opponents but I can see that he needs to be replaced. The thing I really like about Fain, the Broker is that he works as a sac outlet for tokens powering up my other great cards. Yahenni, Undying Partisan is actually a pretty amazing card that can help survive a board wipe. My playgroup runs plenty of board wipes and it's important to be able to restart from scratch, which has made Breena so amazing in that situation. The Built in draw this commander has is so amazing and imo is underrated greatly. I will probably need to work on replacing Bellowing Aegisaur and Blightbeetle . I like that Dark Impostor is control on a stick (though very high mana) and he fits the theme.

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Shadrix Silverquill Double Strike Combat …

2 months ago

Can I get two triggers off of Strixhaven Stadium when Shadrix Silverquill deals damage to an opponent because he has double strike?

Oeselbroesel on Bloody Silverquills | Breena EDH (Primer!)

2 months ago

Hi, great build. Love the way you went with this. Have you considered Oona's Blackguard to make your tiny threats even worse? I'm trying to build a deck that can run Shadrix Silverquill as an alternative to Breena, the Demagogue , because her value drops significantly if you're in a 3-player pod. Especially since you have doublestrike cards in there the blackguard would hurt.

Nikara, Lair Scavenger is also a fine extra addition for card draw bc of her wording. "When ever a creature you control leaves the battlefield, if it had counters on it phyrexian arena". Should you need more gas.

Bloodtracker also has the benefit of leaving which makes him less likely for spotremoval and you can pump him up should a boardwipe hit the field. But at 4 cmc hes not as cheap as your other little critters of course ;)

Haystak112 on Hand in Control

2 months ago

Shadrix Silverquill performs well enough as a one-of. Keeping the oppents with an empty board state helps. And Elite Spellbinder was in my original plan but I'm out of wildcards at the moment

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Hand in Control

2 months ago

Silverquill Silencer and/or Elite Spellbinder seems like a shoo-in here. Better than Kitesail Freebooter imo. Also, how effective are you finding Shadrix Silverquill ? In theory, he seems really bad, but I'm not crafting him to test him any time soon.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Strixtwitch

3 months ago

Wow, this deck has gotten some good suggestions before I even come in!

With DanMcSharp's (good) suggestion about Elite Spellbinder taken, you now have 5 copies of it between your main board and your sideboard. It's not really a sideboard card, so you may as well take it out of there entirely. Kunoros also isn't great for a sideboard (although he is a good pupper). If you want graveyard hate, put Cling to Dust or Weathered Runestone . Kunoros is easily removed from the battlefield, especially as many graveyard-based decks will be running black, the color of amazing removal.

Since this is a low average CMC deck, you don't really want tapped lands most of the time. I'd recommend removing the temples for more basics or for some of the new Snarls, if you have them/don't mind crafting them.

Shadrix Silverquill is not a good card imo. Let's think about some possible scenarios:

  • You don't use his ability. He's now a 2/5 flying double strike. At that point, just play Baneslayer Angel . Even with the counters in the deck, it's better.

  • You give your opponent a 2/1 flying. That blocks your biggest flier, which may be Shadrix. So that ability basically blanks his attack for the turn.

  • You give your opponent a card for a life. Easily his best mode, but now you've given your opponent card advantage. You can't really afford that in a deck that already lacks a lot of card advantage methods.

  • Your opponent's creatures get larger. Situationally the best. However, your opponent either isn't a creature-based deck (and so has removal for Shadrix or is already losing badly), or will be racing you with their ground creatures, in which case the counters really help. Sure, you'll be getting some benefit from Shadrix too, but the floor of the card is very low. I don't think it's competitively viable.

Your only real creature to sacrifice to Village Rites is Eyetwitch . I'm not sure that's enough to justify having it in the deck, but use your experience and judgement to decide if you're getting good use from the card or if it's just better to find something else. Same thing with Eyetwitch itself, actually. It's your only learn-related card right now. I think you should either find more learn cards or ditch the mechanic altogether. Only having three copies of something that learns is not worth having that many lessons in the sideboard.

Closing Statement feels... Okay. Your own end step is possibly the worst time possible to remove a creature, and five mana for a Murder that hits planeswalkers and a +1/+1 counter is not a good rate. I'd recommend Bloodchief's Thirst instead, or more Heartless Act s.

Blot Out the Sky is a possible finisher if you find you struggle to close out games or need a mana sink late in the game. At X=3 it's pulling a decent rate, and past that you're just getting value.

Those are my initial thoughts on the deck. I still feel like it's missing a big insta-win card to make the deck great, but for a homebrew, it's not a bad list. +1 from me.

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