Delver of Secrets

Creature — Human Wizard

At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. You may reveal that card. If an instant or sorcery card is revealed this way, transform Delver of Secrets.

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Transform (V17) None
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Delver of Secrets occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.13%


All decks: 0.79%

Delver of Secrets Discussion

SynergyBuild on The New Teferi

4 weeks ago

Btw as a side note it can be pitched to Force of Will in seperate copies like Oko, Thief of Crowns, Delver of Secrets  Flip, Dack Fayden, Jace, the Mind Sculptor etc. which makes it particularly powerful for other formats like legacy in cases where you can't cast it, most often due to mana issues, you'd be able to get some value from it.

Also, instant speed doesn't just mean 2x/4x (format dependent) of the activations, it means the difference of any instant-speed draw effect or any sorcery speed draw effect. You activate it after you decide if you need to use something else on an end-step, or in response to a spell that would stop you from using it.

Narset, Parter of Veils may seem like a good counter, and while relying on Narset isn't what I want to do, it also just is bad at it. Activating it on an opponent's turn will work fine, and that just means you only activate it 3/4 times in a 4 player game, or 1/2 times in a 2 player game, with no downside, and you certainly can still +1 even after you draw in a lot of cases, especially when you are either a graveyard or madness deck or are hellbent at any point. Narset and effects like it work minimally against this.

Obviously cards like Needle, Spyglass, counterspells, removal, and anything else can kill it, but like Oko, Thief of Crowns, this protects itself against creatures, and has way too much loyalty/ability to gain loyalty. It's just too good, specifically in EDH, but elsewhere it has value too. Any way to abuse phasing opponents creatures or the massive looting effects, perhaps in any graveyard matters deck, and suddenly this card is going to be overpriced as well as overpowered.

A good walker can handle it's price if it is an EDH only thing, but as soon as it is a legacy or modern or vintage staple people need more than 1 copy, and mythics suddenly become impossible to find.

Get your copies.

TriusMalarky on Why do people hate Blue?

1 month ago

magwaaf draw-go is one of my favorite archetypes. I have a $30 pile of way-too-good Blue cards just because I can. Gitaxian Probe, Treasure Cruise, Gush, Counterspell rounded out by Delver of Secrets  Flip and Brineborn Cutthroat is an amazing deck. I'm working on finishing a full meta of 8 $30 high-power decks(all of which should be balanced within the mini meta), so Mono- Pox and t2 Infect, as well as Rituals Red and Free Stompy will be coming along sometime(once I get the money), which all should beat it. But I built Blue first 'cos it's just so fun.

Gleeock I guess a lack of decent stax punishers is a problem... they could definitely print something like for an enchantment that says "At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, ~ deals 1 damage to them. If you have one or fewer cards in hand and that opponent has 6 or more cards in hand, ~ deals 2 damage instead." and Hexproof would be pretty balanced.

Course, Stax in general is bad for the game. Any card that hates out Lantern Control or stupid stuff like Infinite Turns or Stax decks is fine by me. It wouldn't work well against tempo, but the best tempo cards got banned into oblivion so now nobody can use them.

MagicMarc on What mad science am I ...

1 month ago

In case you have not seen these. Here are a couple in a "Frankenstein's Monster" kind of theme.

Brain in a Jar, Scour the Laboratory, Amass the Components, Alchemist's Apprentice. Including the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde card as well; Civilized Scholar  Flip.

And, in case you wanted to see the lineup for the Delver of Secrets  Flip series, you can see all three here: Once It Was Human.

I am a fan of mad scientist decks, have fun building your deck.

Dredge4life on What mad science am I ...

1 month ago

The Delver of Secrets  Flip lineage. Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist and his UB zombie brethren. New Phyrexian cards like Gitaxian Probe. Riptide Laboratory, and some Simic and izzet nonsense from the Ravnica sets. Monstrosity cards from Theros, Adapt cards from Guilds.

Just suggestions off the top of my head.

GoblinElectromancer on Lutri's spellbook

1 month ago

I love the idea of Lutri, the Spellchaser in modern. This deck has way too much land. Cut three or four and cut the tapped lands. Play 4 Steam Vents and 4 Sulfur Falls. I would play a Delver of Secrets  Flip, Opt, Remand, Blood Moon, Brazen Borrower, Magmatic Sinkhole, Narset, Parter of Veils, Fact or Fiction, and Bonecrusher Giant. Good Luck!

spacecoyote1313 on Is standard broken

1 month ago

I've been playing since Innistrad and maybe it's because I was spoiled with such a blessed set, but Ikoria standard (admittingly not on paper) has been terrible.

It seems like every deck is way to powerful. Don't get me wrong, I am all for powerful cards (Delver of Secrets  Flip) but when every deck is filled with arguably broken cards, it just takes away from the game/format.

winota,joiner of forces, turn 4 its not uncommon to see an agent of trechory stealing your stuff... on turn 4 :'(

Gyruda, Doom of Depths, i'm sick of of seeing him on turn 5, along with a Spark Double followed by 2 more Gyruda, Doom of Depths, its trash.

Lurrus of the Dream-Den or cat oven, any deck with him in it is just painful to play against. It's a struggle to see the same Dead Weight 5 times in a single match.

Fox.cycle, what is this? you watch someone pick cards up and put them down WHEN THEY AREN'T EVEN PLAYING BLUE, at least have the common courtesy to Opt, then death by Zenith Flare for 16.

I acknowledge I listed off numerous decks and we know there are several I left out, and that means the format is diverse! But at what cost?

Please tell me how wrong I am and standard is actually amazing because I just want to enjoy my precious Godzilla cards.

GoblinElectromancer on UR Wiz

1 month ago

I think a couple of Delver of Secrets  Flip would be good. Lightning Bolt isn't expensive and is strictly better than Shock and Wizard's Lightning. Maybe play 2 Magmatic Sinkhole. I would cut the 4 Crash Throughs.

Daron6 on burning drakes?

2 months ago

My suggestions: Creatures: 4 enigma 4 Crackling Drake maybe you like 4 Delver of Secrets  Flip or sprite dragon; Instants: 4 Opt yes or yes, 4 bolts, 2 pierces 2-3 Vapor Snag, 3 mana leaks, and 3 Thought Scour Sorcery: 4 Serum Visions yes or yes haha Maybe you like Gigadrowse Lands: switch swiftwater to Shivan Reef

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