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.

Szadek, Lord of Secrets Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Diabolical Machinations

1 month ago

I have replaced Szadek, Lord of Secrets with Blizzard Specter , which lowered this deck's average converted mana cost from 4.66 to 4.61, which is a good thing, since this deck still has the higher mana curve out of all my decks.

DemonDragonJ on Mind Over Matter

1 month ago

I have replaced Dromar, the Banisher _ with Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign , because, as much as I wish to have all ten primordial dragons in my decks, Dromar is highly situational, because he hurts his controller three-fifths of the time.

I have replaced Mindleech Mass with Blizzard Specter , mainly because the specter has a lower mana cost than does the mass.

I have replaced Szadek, Lord of Secrets with Nemesis of Reason , because, while it is great that Szadek grows more powerful with each attack, milling my opponents' cards is not a central strategy of this deck, so I cannot afford to pay Szadek's high mana cost.

These three changes together reduced this deck's average converted mana cost from 4.24 to 4.13, which is very nice.

multimedia on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

1 month ago

DemonDragonJ, you have the right idea with wanting to cut an 8 drop for a another 3 drop creature and more of these ideas would further help gameplay. Ponder about more things you can do before you cast your Commander not after you control it. Something to think about is the amount of high CMC creatures you're playing and if these creatures are really needed or could something else lower CMC better help Sen? The large amount of high CMC creatures is making the avg. CMC 4.0+ which doesn't give you many plays to make before you cast Sen.

Sen is the high CMC creature you want to cast more than the others, but before you can cast Sen you want to cast other cards and hopefully these cards help you to cast Sen or give you another advantage the turn you control Sen. Lots of high CMC creatures doesn't give you as much plays to make before you control Sen. An Arcane Signet for example is going to do more than Szadek, Lord of Secrets because you can potentially cast Arcane before Sen and it can help to cast Sen and opponents spells afterwards.

Another example is Lim-Dul's Vault could replace another high CMC creature such as Drogskol Reaver since you can use Vault to potentially find your best high CMC creature when you can cast it or before that to setup your draws before or after you can cast Sen. Vault can also help to find Chromatic Lantern to make it easier to cast opponent spells.

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should Replace Mindleech …

1 month ago

Profet93, I wish to avoid cards that I consider to be degenerate, so I suppose that Nightveil Specter seems to be the most popular choice of the cards that I have mentioned.

I also am wondering if I should keep Szadek, Lord of Secrets in that deck, since he is expensive and has a very strict mana cost, so should I replace him with one of the other cards that I mentioned, such as Nemesis of Reason ?

twechsler on A small library in Phoenix ceases to exist

2 months ago

Thank you! I didn't even think about having multiple possible commanders but it makes sense. If money didn't exist I feel like Phenax, God of Deception would be the best for this but I landed at Mirko because he's cheaper and still effective I think. Szadek, Lord of Secrets is another good one. How does it work having the starting cmc be so high at 7? If it gets removed it would suck to put it back for 9 already but I haven't played commander so maybe this isn't as much of an issue. I updated the maybe board to have what I currently own (I know some don't fit but I just wanted to let you know what I'm working with). Once again thank you for helping me on my first EDH!

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

11 months 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 year 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.

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