Salvager of Secrets

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.

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Set Rarity
Game Night 2019 (GN2) Common
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Pioneer Legal

Salvager of Secrets occurrence in decks from the last year

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Salvager of Secrets Discussion

multimedia on Kess Combo

1 month ago

Hey, interesting start on a budget version of Kess.

Some cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting for these:

Baleful Strix is a two drop who draws a card when it ETB, that way you can blink it with Deadeye to draw many cards. When you assemble Deadeye + Drake for infinite mana then being able to infinite blink a creature who draws can draw your win condition or draw and cast all cards in your deck. It's possible you could have a win condition already on the battlefield or in hand or graveyard with Kess, but if not then infinite blinking Strix lets you draw it.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury can be a win condition with Deadeye + Drake. It's not opponent mill, it's better, it's opponent exile their libraries and with infinite mana you get to cast all your opponent's cards. Arcane Signet , Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet are some two drop mana rocks so you're not only relying on lands to have enough mana to cast cards.

I don't think you need to play so many creatures who recur an instant or sorcery because isn't that what Kess is for? That's the advantage of Kess, you get to cast an instant or sorcery from your graveyard on your turns, but once you resolve that spell is exiled. An exiled spell is no longer in your graveyard to recur to your hand. Archaeomancer is the only creature you want for this effect because you also have blink spells as well as Deadeye and creature recursion/reanimation spells for Archaeomancer.

Good luck with your deck.

king-saproling on Jazz Hands Venser

2 months ago

Sure thing SueMe!

It turns out Perplexing Chimera doesn't work the way I thought. It has to be on the field for the exchange effect to resolve. My bad!

Sigil Tracer has some infinite combo potential particularly with Archaeomancer and things like Dramatic Reversal and Ghostly Flicker. Tracer can do some neat things with Narset's Reversal and Snap too.

Also I just realized, you might want to slot Salvager of Secrets in place of Mnemonic Wall since salvager is a wizard.

Prosperous Pirates is another one that just came to mind and could play a similar role to Peregrine Drake

KingMetalink on Gavi, Cycling Warden

5 months ago

Cards like Spellpyre Phoenix, Warden of the Eye, Archaeomancer, Izzet Chronarch, Mnemonic Wall, and Salvager of Secrets can go infinite if you have Astral Drift or Astral Slide in play alongside your Fluctuator. With a Glint-Horn Buccaneer, Drannith Stinger, or Impact Tremors in play, this lets you infinitely ping the whole table to lethal. The fact that all of those cards are already good makes them relatively easy inclusions. Maybe include Tribute Mage and Idyllic Tutor to let you fetch some of the pieces.

Alkadron on PDH(UBR) - madness? THIS. IS. VALUETOWN!

7 months ago


Rhystic Study is just an absurdly good card that should be in every single good blue deck. I hate it.

The Drake combo is Peregrine Drake paired with:

DandiCze on Because Who Doesn’t Love ETB Effects!?

10 months ago

I forgot to add Mnemonic Wall and Salvager of Secrets for combo part. Tappedout should allow editing comments...

MtG-Crash on [PDH] Tatyova Combo

11 months ago

Hi Shelosmith, you can play the Ranger if you want. I got one Ranger in foil because I was playing it in the first place. It turns out, Mystic Sanctuary is the easiest to find part of the combo. You could make the same argument for Reap and Sow , which additionaly even finds Simic Growth Chamber or even Halimar Depths . So in the end I only play the best tutors, even though there would be more. In order to be as deadly as possible, the deck also needs a lot of slots for counterspells and such.

Btw, you could also add Vedalken AEthermage to better find Archaeomancer / Salvager of Secrets (or even Trinket Mage , which then could find Expedition Map for Sanctuary). But even though this redundancy is nice to have, in the end the deck wins more games when you have counterspells instead. Tatyova already is very very very consistent :) But if you can find slots für Ranger, Aethermage or Reap&Sow: Go for it! :)

Best regards

Desertrose92 on I Talk to the Wind

1 year 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 .

TheRedGoat on Wizard101 | FREE Download | Play Now!

1 year ago

Your thoughts on Back from the Brink , Soulblade Djinn , Clone Legion , Salvager of Secrets , or Scholar of the Ages ?

Your list has surprisingly few places you can properly make a cut btw without losing the "amatuer versatility" of it. Kudos to you.

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