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.

Delver of Secrets Discussion

thijmnesoy on Pauper EDH Wipes

8 hours ago

thank you so much for this list! I feel like Take Down is an underplayed card. It's a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine cuz sure, Scattershot Archer and Sandstorm are maybe better, but this can take down a Delver of Secrets  Flip too.

inuvash255 on Card creation challenge

3 days ago

Delver of Secrets  Flip

+1 Scry 1.

0 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.


Aberrant Researcher  Flip

+2 Put the top card of your library into your graveyard. If it’s an instant or sorcery card, put a loyalty counter on Aberrant Researcher.

-4 Create a 1/1 blue Human Wizard creature token. Until the beginning of your next turn, whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, create a 1/1 blue Human Wizard creature token.

-5 You get an emblem with “Wizards you control get +2/+1 and have flying."

I cheated a bit, stapling on abilities based on Aberrant Researcher  Flip and Docent of Perfection  Flip.

Next: Another :)

gdemay on JumboCommander

3 days ago

I eagerly want your opinion!

Teferi & Knowledge Pool Deck

Instant (20) 4x AEtherspouts 4x Pongify 4x Rapid Hybridization 4x Reality Shift 4x Vapor Snag Creature (12) 4x Delver of Secrets  Flip 4x Talrand, Sky Summoner 4x Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir Sorcery (4) 4x Serum Visions Artifact (8) 4x Knowledge Pool 4x Wayfarer's Bauble Land (20) 16x Island 4x Polluted Delta

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Grixis control now that I have a job

2 weeks ago

Anger of the Gods is like 10x better than any other wrath in Grixis colors. Exiling is extremely relevant against dredge and Phoenix and any lingering graveyard decks like Hollow One. But I'd only play it in the sideboard personally.

6 counterspells at 2 mana is too many. 4 mana leak in the main is sufficient. But keep the spell snares. Those are solid.

You should consider playing more creatures. Your Tron matchup will be abysmal without more clocks. You could pretty easily shift this to being a Delver of Secrets  Flip deck without increasing the cost. Or just jam some Young Pyromancer .

Opt and Serum Visions and thought Scour is too many cantrips. Opt is the worst of the bunch.

Without Snapcaster Mage you should consider Mission Briefing . It's not too pricy and it helps fuel delve.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Counter Cat Rawr

2 weeks ago

hungry000 Interesting points. Thing in the Ice  Flip is definitely a problem for this deck. Trickbind ing Thing only stalls to their next instant or sorcery and and Trickbind ing Phoenix only works on 1 Phoenix at a time. But being able to stall like that is a real tempo swing. Post-board my Rest in Peace is nice, but not enough.

I don't think either Trickbind or Squelch is where I want to be in this meta. UW Control is very low in metagame share. Tron is lower than before and I have other ways to fight them. I've been toying with the idea of Mishra's Bauble . Pumping Tarmogoyf to 5/6 vs Gurmag Angler or Lightning Axe is nice. It's also a way to 'scry' for Delver of Secrets  Flip. I'll try swapping out Squelch and see what happens.

Thanks for the comment!

PlatinumOne on Pattern Recognition #102 - Strictly ...

2 weeks ago

guess i'll kick things off here with some food for thought.

what about new noncreature spells that fill the same role as old creatures, but do it better? a recent example is Mission Briefing vs Snapcaster Mage .

i am of the opinion that the Mission Briefing is better. the only advantage of Snapcaster Mage is that it can attack and block. but being a 2/1, it doesn't really do that all too well. Mission Briefing however, can really synergize well with a lot of stuff. it can fuel the grave for a Tarmogoyf or delve, and manipulate the top card of your library for Delver of Secrets  Flip. or what if you havent drawn the instant/sorcery you need yet? saying your staring down a Wurmcoil Engine , but don't have removal in your graveyard. Snapcaster Mage would be pretty useless in that scenario, but a Mission Briefing at least gives you hope that one of the top 2 cards in your deck is a Path to Exile .

then theres the upgrade from Abrupt Decay to Assassin's Trophy .

so i wouldn't quite say that every noncreature spell is getting strictly worse over time. wotc still throws us some upgrades once in a while.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Stoneforge Mystic: how to use ...

3 weeks ago

I've made some changes and now I've been having more luck with UWx builds. Spell Queller is actually really good for interacting with them and making a flying body to equip. Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is better than you'd expect. Sword of Feast and Famine is great because it allows you to slam a 4-drop planeswalker like Gideon or Jace and then untap your stuff and hold up Cryptic Command .

I've been trying out Jeskai, UW Miracles, and Esper.

Jeskai Stoneblade started as a Delver of Secrets  Flip deck because that's what I play in legacy. I've switched to Spell Queller since and I think it's a lot better. Lightning Bolt is good against the aggro field, but I suspect this deck will lose to BGx.

Esper Stoneblade gets access to turn 1 Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize . These effects are very good for clearing a turn 2 Stoneforge as well as for ripping equipment out of the opponent's hand on turn 3. And as long as you don't play too many it's entirely reasonable to have hand disruption and counterspells in the same stoneblade deck. In many ways Stoneforge is what allows those to work together. I'm not sure what the spell suite should be; is Supreme Verdict good enough for the mainboard? What about Lingering Souls ?

Stoneblade Miracles: Terminus is a very good magic card, but I'm not sure if this deck benefits from Stoneforge Mystic .

I'm going to try UW Death and Taxes next, and if that doesn't work mono-W D&T. UW gets Spell Queller , among other things. It was a legacy brew I saw awhile back and would like to try to port into modern.

JohnnyBaggins on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

I'll do an "and", if you don't mind.

Dawnbringer, Hope of Bant

Legendary Artifact - Equipment

Equipped creature has hexproof, trample and vigilance and "Other creatures you control have Exalted".


And now here's its enchantment partner:

Bant's Favour

Enchantment - Aura

Enchant Creature

Whenever enchanted creature attacks alone, put X 1/1 green, blue and white soldier tokens onto the battlefield where X is enchanted creature's power.

I guess both these spells aren't remotely balanced, but I also don't really care because Bant is my thing.

All right, now that we're on Alara. We've come back to Alara in let's call the set, say, Alara's Awakening. Delver of Secrets decks have fallen out of favour in Modern because Death's Shadow decks seem good again. Create a card from the new Alara set that pushes either Bant () or Esper () Delver of Secrets  Flip decks into playability again. Bonus points if the spell is designed in a way that Grixis Delver () doesn't really want the card.

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Delver of Secrets occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.13%


All decks: 0.79%