Cards in graveyards can't be the targets of spells or abilities.
4, T: Exile Silent Gravestone and all cards from all graveyards. Draw a card.
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Silent Gravestone occurrence in decks from the last year
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Silent Gravestone Discussion
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Hey, TheoryCrafter, thanks for the comment! First and foremost, I must say that, due to the pandemic, I got very little chance to hang out with my friends to play EDH with, BUT I've continued to follow releases and sets regardless. I came up with an extended update list that I wish I'll be able to share on here too as soon as possible. With this in mind, I'll go onto your comment. I tried to check your deck, but it seems to be private: let me know where to find it and I'll gladly check it out!
Regarding adding cards that give me value when my opponents discard, I tried to avoid them due to the fact that in my pod there is already a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder wheel/discard deck, so I tried to now follow the same path. Regardless, I have thought about introducing cards like Windfall and Whispering Madness as incremental advantage, but even then, I probably won't include cards like Liliana's Caress .
Graveyard exile effects like Planar Void / Leyline of the Void really mess up my gameplan, since the deck's main wincon relies on using all possible X/X creatures like Consuming Aberration that count cards or creatures in opponent's graveyards (see this deck's description section "The Big Bois"): if graveyards are empty, those creatures won't mill at all. In order to contrast graveyard decks, such that I can mill them without helping them out, I instead included (or will include) cards like Grafdigger's Cage , Weathered Runestone and Silent Gravestone : in this way, graveyards can be full, but nobody will be able to take advantage of it, apart from me.
Evasion is a mild subtheme I will try to add, but instead of Aqueous Form , I was thinking of something more enduring like Thassa, God of the Sea or Dauthi Embrace . It's a good idea, sometimes I face decks with cards that reshuffle graveyards, so being able to knock them out in another way is a good option to have.
As for Ruin Crab and Hedron Crab , I don't really think they mill enough to be relevant during the course of the game, so I left them out. Moreover, I don't run enough fetch-like lands as of now, so I won't really get such an advantage from running those two anyways.
In the update list I mentioned at the start, Fleet Swallower will get swapped out for Maddening Cacophony : it's a good card, can be cats a turn earlier with respect to Swallower and doesn't need haste. The combos are the same as before, so that's a good funcitonal update.
As for tutors, my playgroup banned them. If I were to run some, I would run many other mana-cheaper tutors like Grim Tutor . Regarding commander rules, I have to tell you that, unfortunately, wish effects like the second choice of Mastermind's Acquisition don't work: this is due to the fact that "from outside of the game" really means "from your Sideboard", but in EDH there is no Sideboard. I know, no fun allowed, at least according to WotC.
I'll go onto update the description of this page once I'll get all the new cards I need.
2 months ago
Kaldheim Changes 1/31/2020
Reasons for changes:
I decided that with as many wheel effects that are run in the deck that Narset, Parter of Veils is just better suited for the deck than Teferi, Master of Time. Where Teferi has more upside with extra turns and pressure on every turn, Narset gives us some extra benefit all while synergizing with our wheels.
I swapped out Silent Gravestone for the new card Weathered Runestone because one of the big problems in my meta is Kess, Dissident Mage. At 1 more mana I will take the added benefit of stopping Kess decks from recasting things like Demonic Consultation and Tainted Pact when they have a Thassa's Oracle on board.
Speaking of Thassa's Oracle decks Mystic Reflection is a must include for these match ups going forward. As long as their is another non-legendary creature on the board we can now stop Oracles in their tracks. So cutting Negate, arguably the weakest counterspell in the deck, was an easy choice.
Now for the hardest cut and one that I will be carefully monitoring going forward Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip for Trinket Mage. Trinket Mage is a big card when we have it early. Going and tutoring out early mana rocks or top can completely shift a game. However I want to test out the simple fact that Birgi is a legend that once on the board acts as another Etherium Sculptor. We do need to be able to cast one thing to get the ball rolling but once we have that extra mana Birgi gives us will snowball and let us go deeper and deeper. Birgi's other side Harnfel, Horn of Bounty is also amazing for us. Being able to ditch dead lands in our hand for 2 potential cards that will help us continue to push the combo will be a much welcome help when we need it; though this side will rarely be used. In the future I may come back to this cut and reintroduce Trinket Mage back into the deck in favor of a different cut, but in the mean time its the change I feel most confident with.
3 months ago
5 months ago
After all considerations i decided to scratch the idea of milling myself so Enter the Infinite, Ambassador Laquatus, Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and Laboratory Maniac are gone. Instead of those: Folio of Fancies, Mindcrank, Ruin Crab and Silent Gravestone are in. We shall see what that will do. More suggestions are appreciated.
7 months ago
Nice One! My Friend! +1. How about Thraben Heretic it is a cheap cast and has no extra activation costs, just a simple tap and on instant speed. I like Silent Gravestone, cheap to cast and it locks graveyard decks like Meren of Clan Nel Toth or The Scarab God and when someone tries to get rid of it, activate it.
7 months ago
Here are my favorites per color, and of course, colorless!:
Now, as I mentioned, there are plenty staples I didn't mention, here are some of the less common, more budget cards. If you want a list of all the dorks, draw engines, etc. that are at 1 cmc and should be run, just ask!
9 months ago
Creature - Zombie Pirate
At the beginning of your upkeep, return target creature in a graveyard to play under your control. It is a black zombie pirate in addition to its other types. It has no abilities.
Based off Silent Gravestone
Make something with double strike