Act of Treason

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

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Common
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Masters 25 (A25) Common
Magic Origins (ORI) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Gatecrash (GTC) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon

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Act of Treason

Sorcery

Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. (It can attack and this turn.)

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Act of Treason Discussion

Dragonsblood33 on Khans Temur Midrange

2 hours ago

I would Sideboard a couple of Fling or Thud if you are going to be doing Threaten effects with Yasova Dragonclaw There are plenty of good options like to steal stuff with like Conquering Manticore and the classic Act of Treason those are just some good SB options

multimedia on Aurelia, the Warleader

1 day ago

Hey, you're welcome.

In my last comment I suggested 27 cards to add. Of those 27 these are the in my opinion the 10 to consider adding first:

  • Lands: Command Tower , Battlefield Forge and Mistveil Plains
  • Sol Ring : expensive price card to consider, but is the most played card in Commander because it's amazing ramp for one mana.
  • Sunforger
  • Godo, Bandit Warlord : search for Host or Sunforger and put it onto the battlefield. As long as Gogo is equipped with Host before your combat step it will create an infinite loop of attack steps of creating Godo tokens attacking with them, a game winning combo. This works because Gogo is a legendary creature thus all tokens that are created by Host have haste. For Host to make a copy of the equipped creature you don't have to attack with that creature it happens at beginning of combat.
  • Sigarda's Aid : cast equipment at instant speed and when the equipment ETB attach it to a creature you control, both these effects are very powerful.
  • Open the Armory : search for Host or Sunforger and put it into your hand.
  • Smothering Tithe : expensive price card to consider, but some the best repeatable ramp for white in Commander.
  • Swords to Plowshares : exile a creature is very good in Commander.
  • Chaos Warp : versatile removal spell since it can target any permanent even your own.
  • Knight of the White Orchid : search for Mistveil and put it onto the battlefield.

Here's the 27 cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Mountain
  • 1x Plains
  • Boros Guildgate
  • Vivid Crag

For lands I would cut these that ETB tapped and a few basics.

  • Call To Serve
  • Candlelight Vigil
  • Divine Favor
  • Ethereal Armor
  • Knightly Valor
  • Lightning Talons
  • Mirror March
  • Vigil for the Lost

Consider cutting these auras? Ethereal Armor is one of the best auras for voltron, but to use it effectively you want to play a lot of enchantments to take advantage of it. Because of Host and Sunforger equipment in my opinion is much better for voltron with Aureila then auras.

The problem with auras is they don't stick around like equipment does. If the creature who's enchanted dies so does the aura. If the creature who's equipped dies then the equipment doesn't die it just becomes unattached from the creature staying on the battlefield. There's much more support for equipment in Boros colors than auras.

  • Assault Strobe
  • Cleaver Riot
  • Cosmotronic Wave
  • Dynacharge
  • Fury Charm
  • Gleam of Resistance
  • Hold the Line
  • Show of Valor
  • Sure Strike
  • Hammer Dropper
  • Tenement Crasher
  • War-Spike Changeling
  • Guardian of the Gateless
  • Razia, Boros Archangel

I'm not expecting you to make all these cuts right away, but this is a list of the cards for reference. You can essentially cut any of these cards to add any of the cards I've suggested.


Sunforger is a good/fun card, but there's a catch. You have to control a creature and each time you use Sunforger it has to first be attached to a creature. This means that it's five mana to continually use, to equip to a creature and to use it's ability. Don't misunderstand me this is still good as a repeatable tutor for a instant and cast it for free at instant speed, but it can be better. If you can cut the cost or reduce it some having to equip Sunforger each time then it's better.

Other budget support for Sunforger to consider:

  • Brass Squire : good with Aurelia's ability. Tap it to equip Sunforger to Aurelia or another creature. Pay to use Sunforger, attack with Aurelia and then untap all your creatures including Squire. During second combat or later at your second main phase tap Squire to equip Sunforger to a creature, pay to use Sunforger again.
  • Auriok Steelshaper

If you find that you're having the problems with Host/Sunforger or other important cards getting exiled by your opponents then you can consider adding Pull from Eternity . This instant can put an exiled card back into your library. Can use it with Sunforger. If you're finding out that blue is a pain in the ass to play against then add Red Elemental Blast .

Can consider cutting Dreamstone Hedron and Act of Treason for Squire and Steelshaper.

PlatinumOne on Play opponents cards, what cards ...

2 days ago

probably want to at least include black and blue for Thief of Sanity and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver , and red for Act of Treason -type stuff.

MeetTheMayhem on Admiral Beckett Brass

6 days ago

I thought I would comment as I also chose a Pirate Tribal deck as my first EDH deck which I built about 4 months ago Pirate Tribal Final. It took me some time to work out what direction I wanted to go in with the deck, being Grixis, a preference to one or two colours seemed sensible. Also, pirates are sneaky and like treasure and stealing, right?

I chose to focus on Blue, using evasive abilities to enable me to sneak pirates past blockers, gaining benefits such as card draw from Bident of Thassa and steal the permanents of my opponents with Admiral Beckett Brass . I also went for a treasure subtheme, using cards such as Revel in Riches , Brass's Bounty and Mechanised Production to rapidly generate treasures, either as win-cons or for high-cost spells such as Insurrection or Kindred Dominance .

At the moment, your deck is about equally balanced between all three colours, with limited mana fixing (which treasures would help with), therefore you might stall early by drawing the wrong combination of colours. I would maybe try and lean a bit on one subtheme/colour, more than the rest. Also, you have a number of weak cards in the deck at the moment, Lightning-Rig Crew , Wily Goblin , Sentinel Totem , Smelt , Act of Treason , Fevered Visions , Navigator's Ruin , Raiders' Wake etc. to name a few. Additionally, you use a lot of cards to tap opponents creatures, rather than making yours evasive/unblockable. Many of those cards aren't providing sufficient power to justify their inclusion.

TLDR: I think you are trying to do too much and therefore your deck is spread too thin in important areas. I would pick a specific game plan and build around it.

luispsalles on Ravnica allegiance - Gruul standard reactive deck

1 week ago

Hey, you asked my opinion. One time I read about consistence of decks composition. There is a lot of single copy cards, this make the game very unpredictible for yourself, lack of a solid strategy. My advice is to focus in more 3 and 4 copies of a single card and lass 1 and 2. But is a great selection o of card for a Gruul deck.

Boza on Does Demonic Appetite stay on ...

2 weeks ago

It is best to link the cards you are discussing by putting their name in between [ [] ] (sans spaces):

Demonic Appetite , Act of Treason

"so we all know that if you gain control of an enchanted or equipped creature you do not also gain control of the auras or equipment attached to that creature. Instead those cards stay on your opponent's side of the field." - that is wrong on multiple accounts.

The battlefield has no sides, it is all one zone, so the placing of the cards is only done to accurately represent information. In theory, you can put every permanent in a single pile and the game would not care at all.

Additionally, if you gain control of a creature, the auras/equipment on it go with the creature. You do not control them, your opponent still does, but they go with the creature and your opponent will have to reequip to a different creature if they want to use their own equipment.

Demonic Appetite is no different. Regardless of who controls the creature the aura will trigger on its controller's upkeep (in this case, you) and make them sac a creature.

Hopeaviikate on Scrap Wars

3 weeks ago

Ok, how does this Scrap Wars v2 look? I dropped it down to 60 cards. I have 24 lands or 40% of the deck. I could take and switch Boros Guildgate and Stone Quarry to additional Lightning Helix and Act of Treason cards. But this way getting 4 lands on 4th turn should be very likely.

I might probably switch 2x Gates/Quarrys to regular lands in case I get those on third or fourth turn and then have to wait one turn to be able to use them.

It's also my concern that I have much less white than red stuff but equal amount of white and red lands. I've tried to offset it by having Guildgates and Quarrys. Still it might be that I won't be able to properly push my reds like this very effectively.

As for the budget... I think 30 euros sounds like something I could probably invest into this white-red aggro deck for now.

Pro_Noob on Isao stands alone

1 month ago

This deck looks super fun, but I do have a few concerns. A lot of this is going to depend on the playgroup you encounter, so take it with a grain of salt. The two main issues I see are EDH-specific removal and go wide decks.

Lets look at removal first. Obviously in a green deck, the ramp you will be getting is going to make it very easy to just regenerate or recast your commander if you need to, but many players run removal that doesn't put your commander back to the command zone. I'm a filthy blue player, so the immediate example for me is Imprisoned in the Moon , but think things like Pacifism , or even Mind Control or Act of Treason effects. Currently, you only have 4 cards that protect against this type of removal in Alpha Authority , Canopy Cover , Swiftfoot Boots , and Krosan Grip . All of these except for grip are only options that work if you preemptively draw and play them, they cannot save your commander if he is already under a bit of removal. That would be fine, but with only 4 pieces of protection, your chances of drawing and playing them before your opponents can respond to your commander is not actually super great. That means you might be staring down a game where your only creature is stuck as a land, or just unable to attack. I would definitley consider trying out either more protection style enchantments, or running something like a sacrifice outlet i.e. Ashnod's Altar . Altar probably isn't the best choice for mono green, but its the first thing I could think of. If you wanted to run more creatures I would recommend trying out something like a Birthing Pod or Evolutionary Leap , but if you want to keep the count low the other option is to run more enchantment removal. Krosan Grip is a good choice, but if you are banking on going tall, you need more ways to defend your dude. With commander damage being a thing, you should be in a good spot to close out the game with only 2 or 3 enchantments on your commander, so I would prioritize more slots to protection to actually be able to swing in.

Go wide decks might be another big issue. Going up against a Krenko, Mob Boss or a Marath, Will of the Wild , even trample might not be enough to get through chump blocks. You are also open to a blowout by just not having enough blocks to stop your opponent. If they swing with 10 tokens and you can only block one, you aren't really going to be alive very long. You do have some Fog effects, but that's potentially not going to be enough on its own, and again it falls into that issue of only being one or two cards in your deck. Something like Silent Arbiter could help out in this aspect. Arboria could be a neat include too once you have your dude suited up. you won't have to cast spells after you have a beefy commander, but your opponents will eventually have to do something, opening them up to attacks. Elephant Grass could be another option, as a token deck probably won't want to pay 10 mana just to sneak in 5 damage.

Also, if you end up doing any playtesting, keep note of what your deck struggles with and feel free to add it to the description. Having a list of problems to tackle helps out a lot in strengthening decks, and it helps commenters stay on the right track a lot easier. This deck does look super fun though, so definitely let me know how it goes in any future games!

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Act of Treason occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.03%

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All decks: 0.01%