Delver of Secrets

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Innistrad 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

BryanAnthony on Unsympathetic Intellect

1 day ago

in a deck like this, you want complete consistency with the tempo. my suggestion is to go down to 12 creatures, and just awesome free spells like Gitaxian Probe, Mutagenic Growth, Manamorphose, pretty much anything phyrexian free that helps you pump up your dudes. in a deck like this, i would use Delver of Secrets  Flip, Monastery Swiftspear, and Snapcaster Mage, or Young Pyromancer. with a deck that fast, you can also run about 17-19 lands. sometimes less, depends on how confident you are with the deck.

sylvannos on Is there any possibility this ...

1 day ago

I think you would benefit from playing Delver of Secrets  Flip in the deck. Or, in other words, play more like a Delver deck with Death's Shadow rather than a Zoocide deck with control elements. Trying to win on turn 2 consistently in a large tournament is going to be a problem. You're going up against a variety of different decks. If you're going all-in on a combo, you're gonna eventually lose to a deck like Jund Midrange or Grixis Control when you inevitably run into them at a large event.

One of the guys at my shop has done really well playing such a list. You can play a turn 1 Delver of Secrets  Flip or Thoughtseize, then lock your opponent out of the game with Remands, Mana Leak, and Stubborn Denial. The best part is you have Death's Shadow to inevitably wreck your opponent's day.

Here is what (I think) his decklist looks like:



That's one of the reasons I would play Esper Death's Shadow over the regular all-in version of the deck. Right now, you're not taking full advantage of the colors you're in except for Snapcaster Mage, Path to Exile, and Lingering Souls.

My suggestions may be too much to test in a short time frame if you're planning on going to a large event soon. I agree with APPLE01DOJ that your sideboard needs work. It's the best way to prepare for a large event without changing much.

I'd suggest something like:

2x Stony Silence
2x Kor Firewalker
1x Spellskite
1x Lost Legacy
1x Hibernation
2x Inquisition of Kozilek
1x Anguished Unmaking
1x Timely Reinforcements
2x Countersquall
1x Murderous Cut
1x Nihil Spellbomb

the.beanpole on mono blue delver

5 days ago

Deprive is so, so good in Delver. I'd want at least 3, maybe even 4. Peek and Sleight of Hand seem like your weakest 2 cards; I'd cut some of those to add Thought Scour (Instant speed and synergizes with Snapcaster Mage to sometimes "draw an extra card") and maybe more land. With only 17 land, finding enough to cast Cryptic Command seems very hard. On a normal draw, you only have about at 46% chance to draw into your 4th land by turn 5, which is already later than you want it to be. What are the shocks for? Fetches make sense with Delver of Secrets  Flip, but I can't think of an advantage to using off-color shocks.

ej133 on Serpent in the ice

5 days ago

Hm, I don't know, man... but, the mix of creatures you're running seems really sloppy. I mean, what is the Isamaru, Hound of Konda good for? And the 4 copies of Cryptic Serpent and Delver of Secrets  Flip being bounced back to your hand due to the effect of Awoken Horror  Flip look a little out of place.

I love UW Control, and I play it myself as TrUWe Control. I know some cards are hella expensive, like Snapcaster Mage, Celestial Colonnade and Cryptic Command, but you have a lot of cheap options that are nearly auto-include in any azorius build:

  • Serum Visions - our one and only cantrip in modern.
  • Blessed Alliance - although this is not necessarily a 4-of, is aggro kryptonite and you need some.
  • Path to Exile - THE Removal for modern. Just had its third or fourth reprint, so it's time to get yours.
  • Detention Sphere - doesn't really seems like mainboard material, right? haha But, I've been using two and they're extremely useful.
  • Aaaand lands. You run so few lands. You'd might want to use some more, since you can't afford losing land drops.

But then you might ask yourself: "How the fuck will I win if I just take out all of my creatures?". Yes, that's though. Awoken Horror  Flip by itself is a solid wincon, but he gets Fatal Pushed very easily, so you can't relay solely on him to win. I'd recommend some planeswalker, like Gideon Jura (who is having a recent price spike) and Elspeth, Sun's Champion and even Narset Transcendent, but I don't know about your budget.

Anyhow, I hope my tips helped anything about your list.See ya!

GabeCubed on red blue control for the Dominus

6 days ago

As a UR fanatic, this deck needs some serious work.

First and foremost, the lands. You need more duals. Scalding Tarn, Steam Vents, Sulfur Falls, Spirebluff Canal and Wandering Fumarole are good additions.

Second, counter spells. Mana Leak, Remand, Spell Snare and Cryptic Command are much better than what you have now.

Third, removal. Electrolyze, Dismember and Roast do work.

Finally, creatures. Delver of Secrets  Flip, Snapcaster Mage, Vendilion Clique, Pia and Kiran Nalaar and Young Pyromancer are stable cards.

I suggest keeping your curve lower. 5 drops are not fantastic in Modern, as you are usually dead by then.

Keep the Lightning Bolt and Serum Visions. Both are great.

For your sideboard, fill it with cards like Blood Moon, Negate, Dispel, Izzet Staticaster, and definitely those Glen Elendra Archmage.

These are just suggestions, so you don't have to follow them, but they give you more options, that can seriously improve your deck.

Hope that helps, even a little.

flintshadowrider on The Grixis Engima

1 week ago

Delver of Secrets  Flip might not be too bad either ;o

bradc1988 on A Shadow of Grixis Delver

1 week ago

@Necrisev

Definitely have, and all the other Grixis Shadow builds have evolved and ditched the Delver of Secrets  Flip for it, but I like Death's Shadow being an extra threat rather than the core of the deck. Especially with cards like Condemn seeing more play. I'm heading to a Modern tournament in a weeks time and I'll see how it fairs.

cplvela0811 on Modern Sultai Control

1 week ago

itachi45:

I would start along these lines, for the inclusion of Delver of Secrets  Flip & Maelstrom Pulse:

-1 Abrupt Decay

-1 Painful Truths

-1 Disdainful Stroke, possibly -2.

-1 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

And or -1 or 2 lands, to remove 5 slots > 4x Delver of Secrets  Flip and 1x Maelstrom Pulse. This is my advice Itachi.

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