Merchant of Secrets
Creature — Human Wizard
When Merchant of Secrets enters the battlefield, draw a card.
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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Merchant of Secrets occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Merchant of Secrets Discussion
8 months ago
Several of your combo pieces do not synergie well with Adeliz, the Cinder Wind 's ability. E.g. Ghitu Journeymage is almost only useful during the combo. Outside of it they are not evasive enough to get past opponents' creatures to reliably make use of the commander's +1/+1s. Wizards such as Neurok Invisimancer or Thalakos Seer can make the +1/+1s count every turn, and are instagibs once you are comboing off.
Also, why no Stonybrook Banneret ? It fits both perfectly in a wizard tribe deck and synergies with the commander's abilities due to Islandwalk well.
Two other cards that fit well within this deck are Compulsive Research and Deep Analysis . Once you are comboing with two Archaeomancer / Izzet Chronarch / Salvager of Secrets / Scrivener you can mill your opponents with those two cards.
1 year ago
Adarkar Valkyrie and Exclusion Ritual are the only cards I can see right now that aren't too helpful. Here are some suggestions: Oracle of Dust , Murk Strider , Ulamog's Reclaimer , Strionic Resonator , Naban, Dean of Iteration , Reality Acid , Wall of Omens , Meteor Golem , Nevermaker , Angel of Serenity , Diluvian Primordial , Flickerwisp , War Priest of Thune , Ichor Wellspring , Mycosynth Wellspring , Trial of Knowledge , Harbinger of the Tides , Merchant of Secrets , Champion of Wits , Deadeye Navigator , Sower of Temptation , Exclusion Mage .
1 year ago
3x Mind Bomb
3x Spell Pierce
1x Dread Return
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1 year ago
the only card that isnt in the deck already above is Gonti, Lord of Luxury but the card is still in my physical deck atm. i do have Clever Impersonator in the deck as well as Body Double. those two clones and Phyrexian Metamorph and Stunt Double go in all my blue decks they are too powerful of clones not to have but that my opinion. Merchant of Secrets and Skyscanner are fillers right now because i dont know if i want to run Turnabout and Pull from Tomorrow yet
1 year ago
Gonti, Lord of Luxury is one of the strongest ETB effects in black. Also, Altar of the Brood goes infinite with Aminatou and Felidar Guardian, making it a must-have. Clever Impersonator seems to be an upgrade over Body Double. Merchant of Secrets and Skyscanner seem to low impact in my opinion.
2 years ago
2 years ago
You are probably right, Teferi's Veil might be too unreliable. You really put together a deck that is consistent and every card is well chosen.My deck is a bit less focussed, but that's to a certain degree on purpose. It wins with the same combos that are often availabe through tutors or insane card draw, but has a more diverse and agressive style, but less control (and artifacts). Marchesa, the Black Rose is in there, which seems fun with Teferi's Veil. You hit harder every time your tokens survive. But we mostly play multiplayer, so you can attack an opponent with less/smaller blockers. That's one reason why I don't play fully competitive, but also with some fun elements.Both altars at the same time are not the worst thing to have. Only Ashnod's would give you infinite colourless mana, while only Phyrexian might not give you infinite mana (+1 mana, -1 mana for copy). With both, you have infinite coloured mana and can play anything in your hand/draw/deck/graveyard/tutor (depens what else is there). But of course that is in many cases overkill, when the first combo with infinite anything is already enough.I really like your card choices, well chosen, and will certainly come again to look for improving my deck, if it will be necessary. well, except Merchant of Secrets. It's just worse than Sea Gate Oracle in every way, that's one thing I can't stand. A fun but weaker card, a situational card, all not the best draws, but give me a card that is just plain worse than that other possible card, I hate that.