Merchant of Secrets

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Legions (LGN) Common

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Merchant of Secrets

Creature — Human Wizard

When Merchant of Secrets enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Merchant of Secrets Discussion

Desertrose92 on I Talk to the Wind

4 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.

Drowner Initiate and Ghitu Journeymage are two more cards I would cut. Instead I would add Merchant of Secrets , it's much more useful during regular play and almost as useful during the combo.

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.

Relic of Progenitus can shot yourself in the foot if you are exiling a card you still need from your own graveyard. An possible alternative is Tormod's Crypt .

I_TappedWrong on Esper Pick and Flick

1 year ago

dudeineed_to

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

dudeineed_to on Esper Pick and Flick

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.

UpperDeckerTaco on R/G Monstars

1 year ago

enpc what's another cantrip creature with a cheap cmc other than Merchant of Secrets that is in U/W?

And I cannot bring myself to dump Conjurer's Closet due to it being a repeatable blink effect and a secondary Venser, the Sojourner of sorts.

Chiefson on Inalla Combo

1 year 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.

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