SeekerofSecrets Certified Johny

My two favorite cards are Seeker of the Way and Delver of Secrets  Flip

I started playing magic in 2014. I originally played budget standard brews and won many FNM's with them. Now I play modern more casually, mostly with home brews less than $100. I haven't been to a FNM in over 3 years but eventually plan to take a budget list and try my luck.

My first successful build was a jeskai home brew that capitalized on prowess triggers and combat tricks. My tastes have sense become more refined in that i like efficient grindier decks that really mess with my opponents game plan to pull the win.

Valued Momentum: is my pride and joy, its my first competitive(ish) original(ish) list that ive owned in paper and it's an absolute blast to play. I would highly recommend trying it out if you want to play modern on a budget.

I am more of Johnny than anything, I love an original deck or tweaking tier decks into my own creations. I honestly enjoy brewing more than playing the actual game so if you need advice on an original idea just message me and I'll provide any feedback that I can.

yeaGO says... #1

are you sure that it isn't available in your profile settings?

February 25, 2018 8:14 p.m.

yeaGO says... #2

Lower is better.

Due to a long unfixed bug, it doesn't change until you're in the normal top 100

February 25, 2018 7:19 p.m.

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Im seriously excited U wizard tribal!!

March 12, 2018 11:29 a.m.

Said on UR Delver Tempo ......


I honesty think im gonna try Enigma Drake in mine over Cryptic Serpent

I would consider Thing in the Ice  Flip over swifty, hes a powerhouse in my list

March 11, 2018 11:17 p.m.

Said on UR Delver Tempo ......


I would drop down 1 Vapor Snag for your third Mana Leak

I would also seriously consider Bedlam Reveler as a 2 of, it's the real deal. You could drop 1 swiftspear and a delver or Enigma Drake (Im not as sure because I haven't tested drake)

I would drop Chart a Course to maybe a 2 of and maybe an Opt for 3 Thought Scour. The sorcery speed of course really hurts it and thought scour pushes serpent and drake over the top.

I'm also not a huge fan of Monastery Swiftspear but thats just personal preference

Good luck with the build though! Im loving the sudden surge in delver on the site!!!

March 11, 2018 9:30 p.m.

sperrone1224 well thanks! It still needs some tuning but its been a blast to pilot

March 10, 2018 11:28 p.m.

Darth_Savage Ive actually considered Victim of Night! The double black casting cost scares me a little to be consistent on turn 3-4 and Soulflayer is prerty cool but I honesty think it deserves a little more all in build but i am considering Tombstalker as a finisher

March 10, 2018 9:47 p.m.

Said on Thermo-Thing-Vision...


With this shell i would go up to 2-3 reveler, you could probably pull 1 thermo or storm chaser. That card draw is extremely relevant.

I would upgrade your mana base as well with Shivan Reef, Spirebluff Canal ect

I also second the Lightning Bolt and Remand

March 10, 2018 8:29 p.m.

Said on Thermo-Thing-Vision...


So whats the budget for this list? And what's the general direction, more burn/agro? Or tempo?

March 10, 2018 4:47 p.m.

Said on Valued Momentum...



Field of Ruin is extremely solid, it makes tron bearable but it's also surprisingly helped me allot with mana fixing, and with UU and RR costs I can use all the help I can get

Deprive isn't amazimg but i feel like it's our best option for a hard counter and it actually feels amazing to counter removal and then replay the land.

March 8, 2018 8:53 p.m.

Said on Valued Momentum...


hardhitta71194 thanks for the +1!!!

March 8, 2018 8:35 p.m.

Said on Izzmatic...


Yea cryptic serpent is my big dumb beater of choice!

March 8, 2018 8:34 p.m.

Said on Izzmatic...


In my list i play delver, titi, peezy, reveler and snake for 13 threats. I honestly love the mix, i would test titi over peezy to see if you like it, but they arnt awful paired together!

March 8, 2018 7:42 p.m.

Said on Izzmatic...


I like the inclusion of Enigma Drake! +1 from me!

How do you feel about the inclusion of TiTi to play more like UR pyro? Playing TiTi shifts delver more towards midrange/control which leads to a very interesting style of play. (as more of a general discussion on the future of delver)

March 8, 2018 6:02 p.m.

Well i stand corrected

March 8, 2018 3:41 p.m.

Yea there aren't any cards that allow you to block an unblockable (that i know of) so I would consider some removal or finding a way to out swing your friend (which shouldn't be hard, creatures that are unblockable are generally pretty small)

March 8, 2018 3:28 p.m.

Said on Shoal of Secrets...


I've been looking over it and I'm honestly at a loss, I agree on needing 2 more threats as well as additional push... As far as the mana base goes have you considered swapping Darkslick Shores for additional Watery Grave and Steam Vents? Or are you worried about it being to painful?

Have you considered dropping black (I know that you traditionally play grixis)? I feel like if you drop Angler and tasigur you can drop down to 8-10 cantrips for additional control, I mean when you can counter this efficiently is the removal as necessary? I could be wrong about that but it but it would also solve your mana issues

March 8, 2018 10:24 a.m.

Said on Shoal of Secrets...


Have you seen Aurther Fusco's (snapdelverthing)Disrupting Shoal list? Its one of my all time favorite decks to watch run and i would say it's the best modern shell for shoal.

I think that the additional splash of B and R will really hurt shoal's effectiveness turns 1-3

March 8, 2018 12:53 a.m.

rothgar13 so i reworked it to focus more around delve creatures so and the addition of 10 cantrips so im much more comfortable with lower land count. I should probably go up to 3 ruins though

March 7, 2018 10:23 p.m.

Said on Dominus Moon...


Your welcome! I got into a similair argument over young peezy.... glad i can help!

March 7, 2018 6:09 p.m.

Said on Dominus Moon...


So i looked it up

"601.2. To cast a spell is to take it from where it is (usually the hand), put it on the stack, and pay its costs, so that it will eventually resolve and have its effect."

"Prowess goes on the stack on top of the spell that caused it to trigger. It will resolve before that spell.Once it triggers, prowess isn't connected to the spell that caused it to trigger. If that spell is countered, prowess will still resolve.) Found here

So with that i would go with storm chaser

March 7, 2018 5:55 p.m.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd oh my mistake! I plan on doing exactly that when i update the list later.

What do you think about the addition of Augur of Bolas as well to smooth out the mana curve and chum for a turn three ashiok?

March 7, 2018 5:40 p.m.



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