Szadek, Lord of Secrets

Szadek, Lord of Secrets

Legendary Creature — Vampire


If Szadek, Lord of Secrets would deal combat damage to a player, instead put that many +1/+1 counters on Szadek and that player puts that many cards from the top of their library into their graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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

Szadek, Lord of Secrets Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Parun of Golgari was Svogthir, a Lich Elf.

Svogthir, Devkarin Lich

Legendary Creature - Zombie Elf

Dredge 2

As long as Svogthir, Devkarin is in your graveyard, if your would draw a card, Dredge Svogthir instead.

Deathtouch, Menace

Sacrifice two other creatures: Regenerate Svogthir, Devkarin Lich.

At the beginning of your endstep, if you control no other creatures, transform Svogthir, Devkarin Lich.


Svogthir, Lich Transcendant

Legendary Planeswalker - Svogthir

+1: Return target card from your graveyard to your hand, Dredge 2.

0: Create a 1/1 black and green Plant Zombie creature token with "Exile a creature card in your graveyard: put a +1/+1 counter on this creature."

-5: Return target creature from a graveyard to the battlefield under your control.


Okay, so the Paruns left are:

SQUID-MAGIC on The Mimeoplasm (phyresis is perfection!)

1 month ago

I am a proud Mimeoplasm player too! It's an awesome build you have here. Couldn't have done it better myself. I have a few different versions of the Mimeoplasm, but one of my favorites is a Mill/Copy deck. It works like a charm, but it is on a strict budget. If you wanna check it out, you can go see it on my page. Some of the win-con in it are Szadek, Lord of Secrets, Consuming Aberration, and Phenax, God of Deception.

Fatboy26105 on Mirko Vosk, Deck Drinker

3 months ago

Have you gotten to try out the Szadek, Lord of Secrets yet?

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

On the plane of Ravnica, he meets with the Dimir Vampires (Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Szadek, Lord of Secrets, Duskmantle Seer, etc.), and learns of a sustenance more sustainable than blood: knowledge.

Sorin, Syphon of Knowledge

Legendary Planeswalker - Sorin

+1: Each opponent that player reveals cards from the top of their library until they reveal a nonland card. They lose life equal to that card's converted mana cost, you gain life equal to life lost this way. Put all cards revealed this way into their owner's graveyards.

-1: Draw a card, discard a card. Create a 1/1 black Vampire creature token with lifelink.

-4: Create two 1/1 blue and black Vampire Wizard creature tokens with ": Reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost."


Designed to be modern playable, definitely would be standard & pioneer playable.

I'd like to see Aminatou in two colors, along with an explanation.

UnderworldFiend on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

10 months ago

Dauthi Embrace will allow all the huge creatures( Consuming Aberration , Sewer Nemesis , Szadek, Lord of Secrets , etc.) to just insta take out problem players, lol.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Bring Szadek, Lord of Secrets back to life as a spirit, post-War of Spark

keevel on Dimill

1 year ago

I love mill, I love people playing mill. I went overboard on my own mill deck -Mission Brief Trap. but there are a ton of ways to play Mill.

This appears to be a first deck/budget deck, which means that while Flooremoji's suggestions are very powerful, they're likely not the next step for this deck. You already have Glimpse the Unthinkable , which is a powerhouse but probably want a selection of higher powered budget options. Below is a good selection of the most efficient mill cards that won't break the bank and will allow you to customize the deck to your personal play-style, whether that is control or it is card-burn. You're already using some of these, but any of these would be more efficient than Compelling Argument , Mind Sculpt , Drowned Secrets and Psychic Corrosion .

(Please not that despite what is mentioned above, that crab is not the only mill creature to see some competitive success.)

Best budget mill cards:

The problem with Jace, Memory Adept , Lilliana Vess, Fleet Swallower , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker , Szadek, Lord of Secrets and The Haunt of Hightower is their casting cost. You need to not be tapped out during your opponents turn anytime on or after turn 4. You want to have Instant speed milling, creature removal available. All these cards require you to go shields down likely without immediately winning the game (in fact, it is impossible for Fleet Swallower to win you the game). This applies to your 4 drop creatures as well, but they, at least, are more likely to be able to be cast in later turns without tapping out.

Your remaining card slots should use your favorite removal spells mixed with card draw and spells to keep you alive.

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