Delver of Secrets


Insectile Aberration


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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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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Delver of Secrets Discussion

ItsRuben on Monoblue Control Feat Baral

14 hours ago

What's the deal with the 1x Torrential Gearhulk? There aren't many targets for it.

I also don't think Reality Smasher is worth it if you don't ramp into it, maybe try to replace it with 2x Snapcaster Mage if you're not on a budget. It does help with casting your instants and sorceries for your Thing in the Ice  Flip.

And finally I think you can try to run Search for azcanta . It helps filtering cards which can be very helpful, especially with Delver of Secrets  Flip on the board.

colton815 on Esper Delver

1 day ago

TheRealBaddie: Painful Truths is only 2 extra cards if you only use 2 colors to cast it. in esper, it could be 3 extra cards. but its not "just" 3 mana you're paying. it also makes you lose life. but with this being a Delver of Secrets  Flip deck, a much better option for card draw would be Serum Visions so that he can flip the delver

Darthseniar92 on Esper Delver

1 day ago

TheRealBaddie Search for Azcanta  Flip controls the draw and can resolve upkeep trigger before Delver of Secrets  Flip it essentially increases the odds of delver flipping.

xyr0s on I'll have an Izzet Tempo, With a Shot of Combo

2 days ago

The combo is a funny addition to this strategy. But... counterspells and creatures with prowess are an unfortunate nonbo. You'll have to decide which way to go - either deploy a threat and protect it with counterspells and paving a way through blockers with removal. Or play prowess-threats, and go for a more aggro-burn strategy, where your burn spells make your early attacks stronger. If you go with the prowess approach, Distortion Strike is a surprisingly good card - +2/+1 (when you count in the prowess trigger) and unblockable, twice, for 1 mana. Mutagenic Growth is pretty good too.

No matter which approach you take, you should probably lose Enigma Drake. You don't really want to spend all your mana turn 3 on playing a creature (you'd like to cast some spells, to make something out of your turn 1 or turn 2 creature). You could change it to a couple of Monastery Swiftspear for the prowess strategy, or a Delver of Secrets  Flip and a Vapor Snag for the more tempo-control approach.

You could cut back land a bit, since you have a pile of cantrips to ensure that you draw what you want to, and don't need all that much land as casting costs are pretty low. Or you could change a couple of lands to Wandering Fumarole.

If you feel like reallyt throwing some money at it, Snapcaster Mage is insanely good.

OOBS on Izzet is NO.1

4 days ago

I would recommend getting rid of Clout of the Dominus. It is only really worth the cost when attached to Stormchaser Mage, because it only gives a +1/+1 to your Goblin Guides and Monastery Swiftspears and the haste is redundant. I think that this deck could definitely consider Delver of Secrets  Flip, Young Pyromancer, and/or Bedlam Reveler, as well as a higher spell count. I don't think you need 22 lands, 19 seems more appropriate. You might even be able to shave it to 18 because of how many cantrips you have in Opt and Serum Visions. I'd also consider Shivan Reef. I think while it could use a little refining, it looks like a very fun idea and could have a lot of potential.

antacidbrn on Returing player. need a help ...

6 days ago

Mill is competitive when done right, but in Modern it has to be fast. The crank / mantle combo is cute, but Duskmantle will get Fatal Pushed, Path to Exiled or Bolted and crank will get Abrade or some other artifact hate.

My best mill deck is a tempo build with high value low cost creatures, Hedron Crab, Delver of Secrets, Jace's Phantasm. You put pressure by attacking and milling at the same time. #nastiness. Here is the build Modern Delver Mill.

APPLE01DOJ on Azorius U/W Control on a ...

6 days ago

I would run Anticipate over Sleight of Hand personally. Simply because you're capable of holding up Mana Leak and if you don't need it you can cast Anticipate EOT.

As for your question, between Opt and Serum Visions it really depends on what you run with them. For instance running Snapcaster Mage makes Opt more viable while running Delver of Secrets makes Serum Visions the better choice.

In my own opinion, both are worth running. You can run both as full play sets, a mixture of both, or one or the other. It really comes down to your preference.

Another card worth looking at is Think Twice, for the same reason as Anticipate being able to hold up a counter and draw a card if you don't need it is a great play.

Twanicus on Esper Geist

1 week ago

I dont believe Lothen was suggesting that you run Zur, i think he was comparing your build to a classic blue-based tempo/control deck, with geist being the centerpiece instead of something like Zur the Enchanter or even Delver of Secrets. I think he was pointing to that deck specifically to illustrate its mana curve and land base. Anyway, suite deck. I love the mix of discard with counter magic, tho there are many who would disagree with me, i like having an assortment of answers to the field. Especially answers that can be snapped back. Bummer that you done have room for esper charm, but its a tight list so i understand.

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