Silverquill Statement is a political black and white deck released as a part of Commander 2021. The deck has multiple, new-to-the-game cards that work in a variety of decks. It also gave some cards some much-needed reprints, bringing them down to more affordable prices. But you don’t have to buy the entire deck for $40.00. You can just get single cards instead, and I’ve rounded up the best of them for you in this article.
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Best New Cards to Buy From Silverquill Statement
There’s a long line of MTG enchantments that are designed to dissuade your opponents from attacking you. Propaganda and Ghostly Prison are some of the most popular and are heavily played in Commander.
Well, Cunning Rhetoric is an interesting spin on these classic Commander enchantments. It doesn’t make it more difficult to attack you as Propaganda does. But Cunning Rhetoric does gain you card advantage whenever your opponents attack you.
There are a plethora of infinite combos in Commander. Let’s say one of your opponents plays Village Bellringer into Kiki-Jiki Mirror Breaker to make infinite attackers, or attempts to take infinite combat steps with Godo, Bandit Warlord and Helm of the Hosts.
Cast Inkshield before damage happens, and not only will you survive, but you’ll make a bunch of flying Inkling tokens too. In the case of facing down infinite attackers, you’ll actually win. As you’ll take no damage and make infinite Inklings to clean up the game when it comes around to your turn.
Depending on your Commander, Stinging Study has the potential to draw a ton of cards. It’s definitely worth considering when playing any Commander with a high casting cost such as K’rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, or Toxrill, the Corrosive. At that point, Stinging Study is drawing 7 cards at instant speed.
Perhaps the best Commander to play this in combination with is Vilis, Broker of Blood. If you cast Stinging Study with Vilis on the field, you’ll draw 8 cards per the mana value of your Commander, and 8 more cards via Vilis’s ability in response to the life loss from Stinging Study. That’s drawing a total of 16 cards!
Best Reprints to Buy From Silverquill Statement
Curse of Disturbance
Curses are a particularly political type of MTG card. They essentially incentivize everyone to target the cursed player. In the case of Curse of Disturbance, everyone will want to gang up on the cursed player because they’ll receive a 2/2 Zombie token for attacking them. But you’ll always come out ahead on this scheme since you’ll get a Zombie no matter who’s attacking the cursed player.
RELATED: This is also the perfect card for the new Curse Commander, Lynde, Cheerful Tormentor.
Deathbringer Liege is a killing machine. In a dedicated Orzhov deck (white + black), every spell you cast will either tap your opponent’s creatures down or destroy them. And as an added bonus, Deathbringer Liege will buff the rest of your squad.
Believe it or not, this card used to be $11.00. That’s because it was only printed once in the Eventide from the original Lorowyn block back in 2008. Thanks to its reprint in Silverquill Statement, now you can pick up Deathbringer Liege for less than $1.00.