Salvager of Secrets

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common

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Salvager of Secrets

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

When Salvager of Secrets enters the battlefield, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

Salvager of Secrets Discussion

TehRazorBack on Mizzix Spellslinger

1 day ago

Had another look. I like:

There's a bunch other good cards there too. Most of the lands I see are good.

Spell recusion creatures are always good: Archaeomancer , Izzet Chronarch , Anarchist , Mnemonic Wall , Salvager of Secrets . Maybe just 2 or 3.

greyninja on Your Most Complex/Expensive InfiCombos/Game-Ending Synergies

3 weeks ago

People will likely come up with more complex; but here's some high cmc

Well known, but at 15 mana is Aurelia, the Warleader + Helm of the Host . Usually you'll cast , then whatever turns later for a surprise win. Godo, Bandit Warlord is more efficient at

Biovisionary + Spitting Image is what... 20 mana and 2 lands! Progenitor Mimic and Rite of Replication are better(?)

I like Progenitor Mimic + Eternal Witness + Temporal Manipulation . Once e-wit is already in play, you might have pay 11 mana to pull that off in one turn. There's also Archaeomancer and Salvager of Secrets which are less efficient. Deadeye Navigator instead of the mimic is even more mana per turn.

;)

triproberts12 on Sun Quan, Lord of Wufect

1 month ago

I think what this deck wants is some ways to make infinite mana. The one that would be best, in my mind is Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter . You'll want more mana rocks, although I think you want more anyway, but with that combo, you can power out Blightsteel or proliferate out the table with Contagion Engine , Contagion Clasp , or Viral Drake . You'll want the typical Muddle the Mixture to grab the combo, and artifact tutors such as Whir of Invention , Fabricate , and Tezzeret the Seeker can get your Engine and Clasp, as well.

Another classic mono-blue combo is Pili-Pala + Grand Architect . I like that one here, since you want to power up your blue and artifact infect creatures, anyway.

Next is Palinchron . You're already running High Tide and Caged Sun , so that's one option to go infinite. Deadeye Navigator can also combo with Palinchron.

A cheaper alternative is the old Pauper Peregrine Drake combo. You use Ghostly Flicker , Illusionist's Stratagem , or Displace to blink Drake, Great Whale , or Palinchron with Mnemonic Wall , Archaeomancer , or Salvager of Secrets , returning the instant each time.

To tie all of these combos together, Merchant Scroll and Mystical Tutor can get the Instants or Whir of Invention .

I think you could use a lot more mana rocks, as well. I would start with Sky Diamond , Mind Stone , Worn Powerstone , Thran Dynamo , and Thought Vessel .

I'm also surprised not to see Corrupted Conscience in here. Love that card.

As for cuts, I'm not really sure what Helm of the Host is doing here. It's not your commander you want more of, it's infect creatures. For that kind of mana, you could just kick Rite of Replication . Not really sure what Telepathy is for. If anything, you don't want the table to know when the infect player is a danger. Borrowing 100,000 Arrows has always been a pet card of mine, but making the kind of mana you are, you want X spells. Blue Sun's Zenith , Open Into Wonder , and Pull from Tomorrow are you friends.

Since you're limited on infect creatures, you might want normal clone effects. Phantasmal Image is cheap. Gigantoplasm can copy an infect creature and one-shot people, Quicksilver Gargantuan to a lesser extent. Phyrexian Metamorph is flexible. Vizier of Many Faces has recursion. Stunt Double can surprise the table by speeding up the clock just before your turn. Fated Infatuation comes with card selection. Mirror of the Forebears survives board wipes. Cackling Counterpart , Stolen Identity , Quasiduplicate , and Saheeli's Artistry can all copy creatures multiple times.

triproberts12 on Arcades Defenders

1 month ago

It's a little difficult to tell what you're thinking from such a limited list, but if you're going for a blink subtheme, I advise putting in Drake Combo. The Pauper version used Ghostly Flicker to blink Peregrine Drake and Mnemonic Wall for infinite mana. Displace and Illusionist's Stratagem have been printed since the banning. In addition, while Mnemonic Wall best fits your strategy, you also have access to Archaeomancer , Scrivener , and Salvager of Secrets for recursion and Great Whale and Palinchron for land untapping. You also have access to Roon of the Hidden Realm , Brago, King Eternal , Deadeye Navigator , Mistmeadow Witch , and Eldrazi Displacer in your colors.

For redundancy with your commander, the new Guardian Project and High Alert are great additions, Project, especially, if you're going full-on storm.

I would also check out the EDHREC page for Arcades, as well as the blink theme page.

_Delta_ on

1 month ago

Hey this looks like a good start but here are some more suggestions.

Swap Tempest Caller , for something else like Sleep which makes you a drake token also.

Swap Coldsteel Heart for either Fellwar Stone or Mind Stone .

Swap Salvager of Secrets for Archaeomancer .

Swap Sage-Eye Avengers for Guile .

Swap Spiketail Drakeling for Lullmage Mentor .

Swap Hall of Triumph for maybe Coat of Arms .

Also consider swapping Perplexing Chimera for Docent of Perfection  Flip.

I will think of more over time, hope this helps!

triproberts12 on Aminatou SubTheme Manifest

2 months ago

You definitely seem like you know what you're doing. I think you have some room for some powerful combos, though, and if you're looking for an affordable tutor that works well with blinking, Sidisi, Undead Vizier fits the bill.

Since you're already running Capsize , Deadeye Navigator , and Peregrine Drake , Palinchron and Great Whale also infinitely combo with it. You can also add the Pauper infinite combo that blinks Peregrine Drake and friends and either Mnemonic Wall , Archaeomancer , Possessed Skaab , Salvager of Secrets , or Scrivener using Ghostly Flicker , Displace , or Illusionist's Stratagem . The instant gets returned by the recursion, netting mana each time you loop it. I would also add Sphinx's Revelation . It's better than Stroke of Genius

Since you're already running Vesuvan Shapeshifter , you have half of the Pickles lock. Throw in Brine Elemental , and you have a hard lock on your opponents' permanents.

I would also run Bojuka Bog over Piranha Marsh , which seems too low impact to be worth the entering tapped.

triproberts12 on The great Temptress of Esper

2 months ago

I'm not really seeing the blink theme. I would fully commit by putting in more blink effects and Peregrine Drake combo. The way it works is that you use Ghostly Flicker , Illusionist's Stratagem , or Displace to exile Peregrine Drake , Palinchron , or Great Whale and either Mnemonic Wall , Archaeomancer , Possessed Skaab , Salvager of Secrets , or Scrivener . You use those two's ETB effects to return the blink spell to your hand and do it again and again, netting mana each time. You've already got Deadeye Navigator , which is also a combo piece that works with the land untapping creatures. All of the blink cards have value unto themselves with your theme, so you can go heavier on them, since it's no big deal if you draw redundant pieces. Once you have infinite mana, Blue Sun's Zenith or Torment of Hailfire , Exsanguinate , or Debt to the Deathless can win you the game. I would also head to the EDHREC page for your commander, as well as the blink theme page for ideas!

triproberts12 on Aminatou, Blinks

2 months ago

Oh, also, Possessed Skaab , Salvager of Secrets , and Scrivener can be redundant combo pieces. Altar of the Brood wins the game with the combo I mentioned, and Entreat the Angels is okay, although you could also put in Blue Sun's Zenith , Profane Command , Torment of Hailfire , Exsanguinate , and Debt to the Deathless . Blue Sun is best, followed by Torment, although Profane Command is flexible if you don't want to spend the $5 on Torment.

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