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Silas Renn, Seeker Adept
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Silas Renn, Seeker Adept
- Commander 2016

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2016

Constructed: 2.67
Casual: 3.67
Multiplayer: 3.75
Commander [EDH]: 4.00

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Silas Renn, Seeker Adept
 
Esper did in fact have a minor graveyard element to its cards - recall things ilke Time Sieve and Salvage Titan -  and Silas Renn takes it to a whole other level. Even maindecking cards like Fracturing Gust doesn't help as much as it should when he's around, especially when he's your commander. My evaluation of the partner keyword in general is not yet fully formed, but to me it seems particularly good in this guy's case because his abilities lend themselves well to white's equipment-based mechanics.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept (12/14)
 
The new “partner" commanders are a bit weaker than the normal commander of their type, but they make up for it by being able to synergize and work well in a multitude of decks. Silas Renn does well in any artifact-heavy deck, of which there are many; being able to cast artifacts from your graveyard is useful (and it gets better if SIlas Renn has something like double strike, enabling you to cast two in one turn), and he punishes creatures if he's unable to get through (thanks to deathtouch).
 
Less a powerful standalone and more a powerful synergy piece, SIlas Renn can fit into any number of Commander decks. If you're considering Esper, Grixis, or four-color Artifacts, Silas might well be your man.
 
Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 3.25
Multiplayer: 3.5
Commander: 4

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