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Stony Silence
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Stony Silence

Reviewed October 19, 2011

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.10
Limited: 2.40
Multiplayer: 3.25

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Stony Silence

An "answer" card, plain and simple.You put this in your sideboard so you're prepared for when somebody plays artifacts with abilities. Equipment, excessive Spellbomb deck thinning, et cetera. Have a copy or two of these on hand so you can shut these strategies down with a smile and a wave of your hand before they ever get off the ground. Against any other deck, don't bother.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3
Limited- 1
Multiplayer- 3 

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Stony Silence
Any of you guys out there play Vintage? If so, remember this card. It could wreak havoc in a setting that leans heavily on any kind of artifact mana or artifact abilities. Speaking of which, you Commander fans might want to be ready for it, too. It's a straightforward but narrow card, with not that much to discuss, other than the fact I thought green hated artifacts more than white. Still, I'd rather have some color pie shifting and cool flavor text like this than not!
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


Welcome back  readers  today’s  card  of the  day is not exactly horror themed but is  just  a generic  if  somewhat  powerful card.  Stony Silence shuts down the activated abilities of artifacts and is an easily splashable enchantment with only a single white in its costs.  In  standard this can  seriously shut down  Caw Blade  and Puresteel  Paladin decks making their  equipments and Spellskites practically useless  as well  as neutering  Birthing  Pod  decks, in standard  this  card will  see sideboard  play and there  is not much more  to say about  it. In  extended and modern  this card serves  the same  purpose and since  Squadron  Hawk is  still  legal there this card can hose  that strategy even more as well as having miscellaneous  good  targets  making it just  as competitive.  In eternal formats this is  an  enchantment  Pithing Needle for artifacts  making  it somewhat relevant  against heavy artifact decks  this could be stone cold nuts making it extremely  powerful .  In casual  and  multiplayer it is a  good one  of in decks that can fetch enchantments and in Commander  it is yet another target for  Zur The Enchanter decks  like it needed any help. In limited its practically useless and scores pretty low although it can  randomly stop cards  in the  set  definite sideboard material.  Overall a card with powerful constructed applications that is better than it looks at first glance.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 1.5
Multiplayer: 2.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Stony Silence which is a two mana White enchantment that prevents artifacts from using activated abilities. 
This is an excellent card that can severely weaken many frequently played cards and popular deck types.  At the very least this should be in White sidedecks and may even be maindecked depending on the local metagame.
For Limited this will primarily be used to shut down equipment cards, though in the format it is more of a double-edged sword as artifacts are very useful in multicolor decks.  In Sealed if you are playing White and have few artifacts this should be played as it will more than likely benefit you against most opponents.  Otherwise playing it is a fairly difficult decision and may not be worth the drawback.  For Booster this is a fair first pick and when drafting you can either avoid activated effects or aggressively choose them and keep Stony Silence in your sidedeck.
In Multiplayer at least one opponent is likely to have an activated effect on an artifact as an important part of their deck which makes this more of a maindeck card in these formats.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 4.5


      Welcome back to the Card of the Day section here at Pojo.com. Today we are looking at Stony Silence from Innistrad. Stony Silence is a rare enchantment that costs one white and one generic mana. Stony Silence says that activated abilities of artifacts cannot be activated.

     It sometimes happens that when a new set comes out, somewhere in the block a card is printed that handles the previous block to make a push for the new block to become the dominant block. And that is what Stony Silence is. It is Innistrad’s way of saying that those metallic monstrosities from Phyrexia won’t be the dominant baddy here, by stopping their activated abilities. No more using Phyrexian mana to make things unblock able, or trample, or firebreath. No, if you want to be a bad artifact on Innistrad, you better be able to do it without using activated abilities.

     The artwork depicts a gargoyle in the ground, and text makes reference to memories of gargoyles, perhaps this means that gargoyles played a major role in Innistrad’s past, which could mean something for it’s future. Regardless, Stony Silence should help players move out from the past of Phyrexia, and embrace our inner nightmare!

      In standard this card seems to have some very effective decks to target, but don’t think it is a certainty that those deck won’t expect the move. And in vintage, I think that there are far worse things than artifacts lurking, but it could be worth side boarding in white decks, just in case.  

Limited: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Constructed: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

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