Szadek, Lord of Secrets

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Szadek, Lord of Secrets

Legendary Creature — Vampire

Flying

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 his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Szadek, Lord of Secrets Discussion

TransMarx on Starter Blue/Black

4 days ago

Wrexial is an awesome starter commander :D

maybe consider building around this Kraken monstrosity, when you deal combat damage you can cast any instant or sorcery from that opponents graveyard for free, so a good move might be to play a mill style deck

I see you already have Consuming Aberration and Szadek, Lord of Secrets which really have great synergy with Wrexial. you are stocking up your opponents graveyard so you can start flinging their own spells against them, and or other opponents at the table!

Ill leave a few suggestions and feel free to take em or leave em :D just here to help

Fleet Swallower, Trepanation Blade, Traumatize, Mindcrank, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Phenax, God of Deception, Fraying Sanity

benettnash on Phenax General Mill

5 days ago

Karn Liberated IN, Szadek, Lord of Secrets OUT. Szadek is generally a bad card, even in this deck. This deck struggles with resolved artifacts and enchantments, so Karn would definitely help with that.

razelfark on UB discard deck

1 month ago

Would remove the Szadek, Lord of Secrets. He is a very slow creature for mill and use Jace's Phantasm. Much cheaper and faster moving creature.

Might want to cut Dimir Infiltrator for Jace's Phantasm as the infiltrator will be less useful as you put in more copies of the cards he searches for.

Sphinx's Tutelage should be something you run like 3-4 copies of.

Fraying Sanity is a nice suggested enchantment but only would run 2-3.

Skeletal Grimace should get traded out for draw spells like Opt, Serum Visions, or similarly cheap casting draw to help you get to your mill options faster.

You may want to trade out Claustrophobia for something like Hero's Downfall as the card can target more threats and will destroy them so you do not have to worry about effects on board persisting.

Smellygoat11 on Question about Phantasmal Bear's interactions ...

2 months ago

Already have him in there :) It's probably best this EDH is going to be more casual since the only other 2 generals I run are Szadek, Lord of Secrets and Zur the Enchanter lol.

Yesterday on Scarab God I think

3 months ago

Hey dude, this is absolutely definitely not a bad deck for a beginner brewer. It does seem a lot more focused on creating and sacrificing zombies than milling opponents though. Have you already bought these cards? If not, I can try to suggest some budget alternatives if you'd prefer.

Vampiric Tutor is another nice cheap tutor for fetching Phenax or the likes out of the deck if you'd like. If you do want to go more down the milling route, then I can recommend a few good cards. Mind Funeral, Mind Grind, Increasing Confusion and Traumatize are some classics, and Keening Stone isn't so useful at the start but can completely remove an opponent's library later on if you've already put some work into milling them. Jace, Memory Adept also has a really annoying 0 ability and some card draw in his +1 if you need it. Fascination is also pretty neat.

Undead Alchemist is a great card in a zombie mill deck, and Lich Lord of Unx is pretty neat too. Szadek, Lord of Secrets isn't initially a zombie but puts in some work if the opponents have no flying creatures.

Psychic Strike, Induce Paranoia, Countermand are some neat alternative counterspells with some milling bonuses.

lucal13 on Sorry, but they have to go, YES ALL OF THEM!

3 months ago

@HauntinYou - Thanks for the great comment!

  1. Withered Wretch seems like a great idea and I'll have to find a place for it.

  2. Fatespinner is another great card I'd love to add for pillow fort reasons.

  3. It is a very nice combo but it would require taking away too much of the deck so I probably won't include it. I also like to have cards in graveyards for other cards in the deck.

  4. Wrexial, the Risen Deep is a really good card, but it doesn't actually contribute to milling so I'm on the fence about adding it.

  5. Nemesis of Reason is a card I've always wanted to add but just never really found a spot for so I'll have to see.

  6. Riddlekeeper is another definite card I want to add!

  7. I had Szadek, Lord of Secrets in the deck at one point and I even tried using him as the commander, but he never was able to do enough by the time I finally cast him. Maybe things have changed and I'll have to try him again.

  8. I like the idea of Shred Memory but the combo is just in there because the cards are good on their own and I think I'll stick to the Withered Wretch for targeted graveyard removal.

Thanks again for the extensive comment!

@NV_1980 - Increasing Confusion was in the deck at one point as well as Paranoid Delusions but neither did as much work as I thought they would and they both only target a single player which does not work great in a 6-player game. As for Keening Stone, it is already in the deck and Sword of Body and Mind is definitely a card I want! Thanks!

@scaredcrow4 - Adding Shizo, Death's Storehouse sounds like a great idea!

@jon_hill987 - Thanks for the positive comment and upvote!

@metalheadforlife25 & Fujjji - Thanks for the upvote!

Thanks everyone for everything!

i24 on Wrexial Mill EDH

4 months ago

Szadek, Lord of Secrets and Startled Awake are both heavy hitters.

Fraying Sanity combos with Traumatize.

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xCycro on Lets Mill

4 months ago

Consuming Aberration and Szadek, Lord of Secrets both really want to be in this deck. Traumatize would be an absurd Turn 5 play, and Increasing Confusion is an excellent late-game mana sink.

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