Welcome, I am always open to suggestions and love discussing Delver decks so feel free to drop a comment!

This is a classic counter/burn deck. The plan is to stick an early threat like Delver of Secrets  Flip or Young Pyromancer and out tempo your opponent by countering and bouncing everything they play. The deck has quite a bit of burn and can win that way as well with a Young Pyromancer or Bedlam Reveler on board.
  • Serum Visions is the best of the 13 cantrips in the deck because it’s the only one that allows you to set up a Delver flip. (True Izzet Mages blind flip their Delver)
  • Opt is very average but the cantrips in Modern are limited, the instant speed is very good in a deck with counterspells though.
  • Mana Leak is surprisingly good here, the game is usually over before it becomes a dead card.
  • Remand is one of the best cards in the deck (imo), it can throw your opponent off tempo without the loss of a card in hand like most counters.
  • Vapor Snag to bounce threats that get past your counter magic. The 1 damage is relevant sometimes as well.
  • Spell Pierce is mostly to protect your creatures from removal but can sometimes snag bigger things like planeswalkers.
  • Electrolyze is very effective against decks like Infect and decks with mana dorks and adds more burn too the deck. It being a cantrip is what makes it so good.
  • Lightning Bolt is the most efficient burn spell ever printed, one of my favorite cards.
  • Burst Lightning is a new addition, I have tried out various other burn spells in this spot like Lava Spike and Rift Bolt and wasn’t satisfied. The kicker comes up more often than you would think.
  • Delver of Secrets  Flip is the card the deck is built around, one of my favorite cards in all of Magic, I rarely play decks without it. It is a very effective threat for only costing . It’s obviously better in Legacy and Pauper along side Brainstorm and Ponder but is still a great card in modern.
  • Young Pyromancer makes his way into every deck I build. It is hard to race and can also generate chump blockers for large threats like Gurmag Angler or Death's Shadow. He has been seeing a little more play in decks like Mardu Pyromancer recently.
  • Snapcaster Mage doesn’t need much explaining but can flashback whatever spell is needed at the time. You also get a little more reach with Bolt, Snap, Bolt in the late game.
  • Cryptic Serpent is currently in a flex spot until I get 2x more Snapcaster Mage. I’ve tried Bedlam Reveler a lot and didn’t like it with all the counters and cantrips in the deck. I also play Enigma Drake in this spot sometimes but it dies to Fatal Push.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.68
Tokens 1/1 Elemental
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