Szadek, Lord of Secrets


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Szadek, Lord of Secrets

Legendary Creature — Vampire

Hooded Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

When Hooded Hydra dies, put a 1/1 green Snake creature token onto the battlefield for each +1/+1 counter on it.

Morph {3}{G}{G}

As Hooded Hydra is turned face up, put five +1/+1 counters on it.

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Szadek, Lord of Secrets Discussion

Boza on Bounty of might. What cards ...

1 month ago

Well, anything with doublestrike, so Swiftblade Vindicator perhaps. It is 20 damage with trample.

Anything that relies on the amount of damage it hits for, so Saskia the Unyielding can literally double your damage done with it. Szadek, Lord of Secrets too.

Sorin Markov can set someone to 10 and 1/1 with Bounty of Might will kill them from there.

DangoDaikazoku on Multifarious Infinite Combos

1 month ago

CaptainGalvanic I personally don't like Necropolis Regent for the same reason I don't like Szadek, Lord of Secrets. It's just way too mana intensive for a conditional trigger upon combat damage which requires you to go through unblocked. Sure, an Invisible Stalker solves that problem, but it just costs too much mana to pull off since it involves switching from Stalker, to Szadek, to Sage, making this combo much slower than what I'm aiming to do in this deck. I don't think this sequencing is for me, but maybe it can work for you. My meta is semi-competitive so win-cons need to be faster and Sage combos do the opposite.

I've tried to refrain from equipment in this deck for more creature targets, so Heirloom Blade doesn't feel great in here especially since I don't have many tribal synergies as it is. It just doesn't seem consistent enough to use. Disciple of Deceit is an interesting suggestion, but it's less than ideal because I can only tutor for 2 CMC cards at best with it.

CaptainGalvanic on Multifarious Infinite Combos

2 months ago

Does anyone have a good idea for generating +1 counters on Lazav, the Multifarious? I am trying to make a Sage of Hours infinite turns combo, but the most efficient one I have is to copy Szadek, Lord of Secrets to get 6 counters, and it still costs 9 mana per turn.

pitabread94 on Memeoplasm: I’m Dead Inside

2 months ago

God, you're making me feel old. My first commander.

Great start. For the mill factor, I reccomend Szadek, Lord of Secrets. I had him in my deck and he worked wonders when played right.

SynergyBuild on What is yours is mine!

3 months ago

To start, I'll work on the manabase. Temple of the False God and Darksteel Ingot should be dropped immediately, with Talisman of Indulgence and Mind Stone as nearly direct upgrades in this specific deck. I would also drop Rogue's Passage, Dismal Backwater, a single Swamp, and Dimir Aqueduct for Darkwater Catacombs, River of Tears, Fetid Pools, and Underground River.

This should smothen your draws and manabase, giving you your colors faster and more efficiently, for a small cost. Other cards I would drop outside the manabase would be Grisly Spectacle, Balustrade Spy, In Bolas's Clutches, Hedonist's Trove, Psychic Strike, Fated Return, Keening Stone, Mindcrank, Trepanation Blade, Riddlekeeper, Dreadwaters, Increasing Confusion, Paranoid Delusions, Psychic Drain, and Traumatize, many of these 15 cards are simply overcosted or only affect one player, and don't do enough.

Cards I would run instead would be Animate Dead, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Phenax, God of Deception, Mesmeric Orb, Szadek, Lord of Secrets, Counterspell, Brainstorm, Ponder, Stroke of Genius, Prismatic Lens, Jace, Memory Adept, Dreamborn Muse, Thought Scour, Dimir Charm, Whispering Madness

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" [Updated]

5 months ago

Thanks for the comment Dumgoldfish124!

Actually, at the start, I used to run Szadek, Lord of Secrets. His only problem is that he has to go through and hit, something that this deck can do really poorly, since I have zero evasion. Thus he got cut. Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker has the same problem, but he mills for much more and has a lower CMC.

Glimpse the Unthinkable is really strong, though it's not as strong as Mind Funeral, which dries out lands from our opponents (and everything in between). The problem with these spells is that are one time use, that's why I'd try to keep only the strongest, relatively speaking.

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