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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
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.
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.
4 months ago
Your list has surprisingly few places you can properly make a cut btw without losing the "amatuer versatility" of it. Kudos to you.
4 months ago
6 months ago
Beguiler of Wills loves of you have a high creature count.
Descendant of Soramaro almost lets you stack your deck on need.
Rayne, Academy Chancellor draws lots of cards.
Serendib Sorcerer saves you from tight spots and it's politic.
6 months ago
Oh, I stole this from Mono Black (YouTuber)
7 months ago
Had another look. I like:
Tezzeret's Gambit . Can become a free spell, draws cards, AND you can use proliferate on your experience counters. Fantastic.
Thousand-Year Storm . Expensive, but great if you resolve it.
Treasure Cruise . Very easily a 1-mana draw 3.
Volcanic Vision . This just looks like good value.
Recurring Insight . Draw!
Precognition Field . Playing the top of yoyr library is like always having an extra card in your hand. The exile allows you to ensure you don't draw any dud cards if you have the spare mana.
There's a bunch other good cards there too. Most of the lands I see are good.
8 months ago
People will likely come up with more complex; but here's some high cmc
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.
9 months 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.
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.
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.
Salvager of Secrets occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%