Silent Arbiter

Silent Arbiter

Artifact Creature — Construct

No more than one creature can attack each combat.

No more than one creature can block each combat.

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Silent Arbiter Discussion

Apollo_Paladin on Colorless Conquest

3 weeks ago

Hey neat deck! +1

I have a couple of similar decks, my Annihilator build is a speed dredge variety, but I've found Not of This World to be quite useful protection for key big creatures.

Also, I use Crawlspace to devastating effect for early control in my Black/White Exile build (mid-range). It's less casting cost than Silent Arbiter, and even though it allows for 1 additional attacker over his ability, it also doesn't restrict your blocking.

I think this is an interesting deck to attempt as a Colorless build. My infinite blocker combo deck is mono-white (so that I can use Pariah with either Flickering Ward and/or Spirit Mantle depending) so I find your take on it rather interesting to read over.

Here's the decks I referenced in case you want to peek at any of them for more suggestions. I think the colorless direction you're going means most of them won't help a ton; but you never know.

Annihilator Speed Dredge:

Ultra-Budget Speed Dredge (2x 5-Card "Gold Hands")

Black/White Exile (Mid-Range Control):

Exile Everything! (Triple Teysas)

Mono-White Infinite Blocker Combo(s):

Intense Aura Beatdown (Fun to Play!)

Peoni on windmill

1 month ago

Some cards that you might like: Brallin, Skyshark Rider  Flip, Shabraz, the Skyshark, Rielle, the Everwise, The Locust God, Psychosis Crawler, Burning Inquiry, Molten Psyche, Narset, Parter of Veils, Alms Collector, a Niv-Mizzet of your choice perhaps, Fevered Visions, Magus of the Jar, Wheel of Fate, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Winds of Change and I'll stop myself there lol.

Something you could do that might be cool would be to run a lot of cards like Dictate of Kruphix, Kami of the Crescent Moon, and Howling Mine to boost everybody's draw (might make them consider not killing you lol). That would rip the rug out from under everybody and make your wheels that much more impactful. Make them discard 12 cards instead of 6 or 7! Plus you're getting them closer to drawing on an empty deck.

To add to your fort cards I would recommend perhaps Silent Arbiter since you aren't trying to swing out anyway and it fits your Pariah combo quite well, and Crawlspace.

As far as card draw goes, my favorites are targeted X spells like Blue Sun's Zenith and Stroke of Genius as they could always be upgraded to kill tools with an infinite source of mana i.e. Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter and I just like them a lot. If you decided to pursue group draw you could also experiment with stuff like Prosperity, Minds Aglow, and Fascination (you said you like options right?). Along with this I would add to your ability to win off of self mill with Thassa's Oracle and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries so that Lab Man has some friends.

I know you're running some recursion yourself but this deck has the potential to seriously fuel opposing decks with heavy graveyard interaction as their motif, for obvious reasons lol. Since you have have access to white you could always try Rest in Peace for the complete shutdown, and then maybe a Grafdigger's Cage just as another piece of graveyard hate. Alternatively, you might prefer cards with one time effects like Relic of Progenitus and Scavenger Grounds.. or you could mix and match! Up to you.

FINALLY, (yes I know, we're finally at the end) I would honestly just replace many of the dual lands you have that come in tapped with basics. I just personally don't enjoy having my lands come in tapped while everyone else gets ahead, and I really feel like basics are actually better than tapped lands even if they don't have the versatility or effects. Of course shocks and duals and fetches would always be nice, but we're trying to stay in budget so I'd just stick to the basics.

I know it's long but I just really enjoy researching cards and learning about different strats so I usually get carried away. I tried to stick with recommendations that stay under $10 but a few over the limit might've slipped through. I like your deck, hope this helped! :^)

DragonOfTheWest on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Legion's Champion 

Creature - Minotaur Soldier

First strike, vigilance.

At the beginning of combat on each opponent's turn, target creature that player controls attacks you this turn if able.

4/3


Would be great with Silent Arbiter.

Create a multicolored Elf.

unwucht on Sliver Commander

1 month ago

Hi, interesting decklist!

For reference, feel free to see my decklist

MTGBurgeoning on I Got 99 Counterspells But Kozilek Ain't One

2 months ago

Some updates for Kozilek, the Great Distortion:

Whispersilk Cloak, Manifold Key, Silent Arbiter, Strionic Resonator and Basalt Monolith have been added to the deck.

Bane of Bala Ged, Soul of New Phyrexia and three Wastes have been removed.

Currently I do not have an available copy of Voltaic Key. When it becomes available it will replace a Wastes.

Through play-testing and game-play, Strionic Resonator and Manifold Key have been the heavy-hitters. The ability to copy triggered abilities with Strionic Resonator has made eldrazi cast and annihilator triggers game-ending. Additionally, pairing Manifold Key with Strionic Resonator is unimaginably powerful! The ability to untap Mana Vault and Basalt Monolith has been very valuable too, and an unblockable Blightsteel Colossus is just mean!

I have not drawn Whispersilk Cloak yet.

Silent Arbiter has been helpful in containing combat numbers.

I have not missed the three Wastes.

Bane of Bala Ged's attack trigger has not been missed.

There has not been a moment in any game where I thought to myself "I could really use Soul of New Phyrexia" when compared to the recently added cards.

Thank you again for your suggestions and taking time to peruse this deck list! It has been helpful!

MTGBurgeoning on I Got 99 Counterspells But Kozilek Ain't One

2 months ago

Most helpful. I'll try dropping the four Wastes, Bane of Bala Ged and Soul of New Phyrexia in exchange for Manifold Key, Voltaic Key, Basalt Monolith, Strionic Resonator, Silent Arbiter and Whispersilk Cloak. I'll give these changes a whirl though play-testing and game-play and share the results. Thank you again for your feedback and well-worded comments!

MTGBurgeoning on I Got 99 Counterspells But Kozilek Ain't One

2 months ago

Thank you for your detailed comment! I really appreciate it and loved the way you delivered it.

I love the suggestions of Voltaic Key and Manifold Key, particularly Manifold Key. How did I miss that one!?? I am embarrassed that I did not think to include these artifacts previously, relying solely on Unwinding Clock to untap our artifacts. Including Basalt Monolith is easier now with the presence of these artifacts.

I also love the idea of Strionic Resonator for the reasons you listed above. Doubling the eldrazi annihilator and cast triggers seem ridiculous!

I actually had Silent Arbiter in the deck's early construction. It was in the final 99, but then I swapped in a few cards and decided to make Silent Arbiter one of the casualties. I originally included it for the same reasons as you mentioned. I eventually opted to replace it, thinking that it would not be as helpful due to its fragility of being both a creature and an artifact. Perhaps this was a short-sighted decision?

Whispersilk Cloak is another great idea. Shroud and unblockable is mean. Shroud and unblockable on a lot of the creatures in this deck is really mean. Shroud and unblockable on our General/Commander is game-ending. I like it!

Unfortunately, my collection is sans Grim Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth. Maybe in the future a copy of these cards will fall into my ever-waiting hands.

So, to review, the following cards are being considered as additions:

  1. Manifold Key
  2. Voltaic Key
  3. Basalt Monolith
  4. Strionic Resonator
  5. Silent Arbiter
  6. Whispersilk Cloak

After again perusing the current deck list, which cards would you consider replaceable?

Thank you for your comment and suggestions!

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