Delver of Secrets


Insectile Aberration


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
From the Vault: Transform (V17) None
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

cdkime on Discard Control

4 days ago

I disagree with PooperDix on Delver of Secrets  Flip. Delver is an incredibly powerful card in any Blue instant/sorcery heavy deck.

Drawing and forcing discards do not win you the game - 3/2 fliers for one mana, however, do.

PooperDix on Discard Control

4 days ago

Also I'd replace Delver of Secrets  Flip with Mulldrifter but that's just me.

TheSurgeon on U/B Mindcrank

1 week ago

I would definitely replace your Thought Erasures with another Dimir Infiltrator, And one more of each of your combo cards. Need 4x of each of your combo pieces. There's nothing more frustrating than waiting to draw or the right moment to tutor your winning piece.

It also beefs the Transmute mechanic. Allowing you to use Muddle the Mixture as a badly needed counter, instead of a tutor.

Delver of Secrets  Flip feels weak in this deck. It doesn't add to your archetype, and relies on revealing your instants and sorceries, for a 3/2 flyer that dies to Shock. Consider Thing in the Ice  Flip, to make the spells you cast controlling the tempo of the game work toward a boardwipe and alternate wincon. Remember, the less your opponent knows about your weapon, the better.

Runechanter's Pike and Vendilion Clique also feel a bit out of place. Clique is just an expensive Thoughtseize, and Pike doesn't win you games. I would suggest more hand hate: Thoughtseize, Duress, Despise

Or more digging: Augury Owl, Opt

Hope this helps!

dgalarza on Counterburn Rebirth

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions, Collamus! I've been testing them out and I liked how Thing in the Ice  Flip fills up the turn 2 plays and that it passes the Lightning Bolt test. Delver of Secrets  Flip is my 2nd favorite card ever, but I preferred to run Halimar Depths, and Temple of Epiphany on turn 1 and didn't like how Delver cuts into the instant/sorcery count. I also built a Grixis Delver deck and wanted to do something a bit different with this one. I'm not brave enough to run a turn 3 enchantment in Fevered Visions on such a low land count and playing ideally at instant speed. I'll put away my biases and try it out. Who knows?

Neotrup on Can Lazav transform?

1 week ago

Worse than that, if you somehow make Lazav, the Multifarious a double-face card, maybe by making a Delver of Secrets  Flip a copy of him, the way copy effects are handled keeps jumping through these hoops from actually paying off. Let's say you have your Delver of Secrets  Flip that's a of Lazav and you have it copy another Delver of Secrets  Flip in your graveyard (so now it's almost back to being what's printed, except its named Lazav, the Multifarious, is legendary, and has a cool extra ability to change what it is). During your next upkeep you reveal an instant from the top of your library and transform your creature. It's now got it's Insectile Aberration side face up, is still legendary, is still named Lazav, the Multifarious, still has the ability to copy other things, and is still a 1/1 with an upkeep trigger. Even though it transformed, it's still copying Delver of Secrets  Flip, not Insectile Aberration

BraxTune on U/R Mission Control

2 weeks ago

Ok, so after my latest modern tournament I decided some modification of my creature base and sideboard was needed. I unfortunately am going to bid farewell to Guttersnipe for now. I think I may have overestimated his play-ability in modern. I think for casual and counter top he is an absolute no-brainer but his cost is rather prohibitive for a competitive build such as mine. It honestly bums me out a bit removing him from the deck. Hinging anything on a low health creature staying in the field is always a risk when you have such interactive gameplay in the meta.

Now present in his place is one more copy of Delver of Secrets  Flip(again, that cost/benefit just being so far off the charts) as well as one copy of my newest test subject: the Vendilion Clique. Flashing in a powerful ETB(enter the battlefield effect) 3 power flyer just seems like the right move for where my deck has headed.

As some of you may have also noticed I traded in another copy of Cryptic Command and pulled a copy of Ionize. I believe this to be the right choice as to better help me gain effect from the Clique as well as continue to give me more versatile of control over the field.

In the sideboard, I ended up changing my direction a little bit. Relic of Progenitus had to be removed to make way for some other options. After some solid plays I decided on another copy of Abrade. I will also be doing some testing of Ratchet Bomb. I've been looking forward to this since I acquired some in a brutal set of trades a while back.

Here's to you, the Pilots, the Mavericks, and the Scientists! Keep flipping tables!

JKRice on U/R Tempo!

2 weeks ago

I have a few suggestions that might help

1: Sulfur Falls is a pretty budget land choice that it usually good, however I wouldn’t reccomend more than 2

2: you already have enough control that spellstutter sprite doesn’t do much. I would reccomend a more aggressive card, like Delver of Secrets  Flip, which sees a lot of play in decks like this as cheatey 1 mana 3/2

Pheardemons on Pattern Recognition #88 - Custom ...

2 weeks ago

Hey, berryjon. I don't remember if you've written an article about powerful 1 drop creatures, but if you haven't would that be a viable subject? We have powerhouse one drops that effected most formats (excluding EDH to my knowledge) and wizards seems to be continuing to print them. Goblin Guide, Delver of Secrets  Flip, Deathrite Shaman, and Monastery Swiftspear are all that come to mind (please excuse the exclusion of older cards, I do not have near as much knowledge of those cards as I am mainly a modern player). I was wondering what your thoughts were on these types of format changing creatures and why wizards is continuing to print these types of cheap, powerful creatures.

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