Act of Treason


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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


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

greyninja on Any Suggestions for Mardu Draw ...

13 hours ago

@StopShot is right about Homeward Path and Humble Defector. The Humble Defector stays tapped as he's passed from player to player. He only becomes untapped at the beginning of a turn or if an ability makes it so

Also, even if he does become untapped; he does not have haste. Two cards to reference would be Control Magic and Act of Treason. Notice how the red card specifically mentions untapping and granting haste. A creature which is stolen via Control Magic or taken back with Homeward Path cannot attack or utilize it's abilities the turn it comes under your control

Anywho, as to the original question, have you included Tymna the Weaver in the deck? She has a rare ability for orzhov creatures

Also, I use Isochron Scepter and Tainted Pact as an engine in one of my decks. Neither card is specifically in the deck to be used with the other, but when they are paired together it's music to my ears. I wouldn't suggest running Isochron Scepter unless you have 10-15+ relevant instants to use with it. Nobody likes dead draws

Above all, have fun!

lstpcobra on Strong Female Character [Yasova Mutiny]

6 days ago

Rings of Brighthearth doesn't work with Yasova unfortunately, same with Illusionist's Bracers as well if I'm not mistaken I believe Yasova's ability is triggered and not activated.

Have you considered running Birthing Pod for the additional sac outlet? My deck also runs the Avenger of Zendikar and Craterhoof Behemoth combo just to win if your opponents are creature light. Eldritch Evolution is also a sweet card to get to this combo as well.

I've also cut down on the majority of the Act of Treason (and the like) spells just because I feel Yasova provides enough on her own.

Suns_Champion on Bad Luck Brion

1 week ago

MoGoose831 Appreciate it man! Thanks for breaking down the Metalwork Colossus math for me... I'll definatly keep an eye on my artifacts and may pick it up later! And I suppose Sneak Attack will always be there too.

Lilbrudder Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the changes! Angel of Serenity seems powerful. The 7 cmc is steep and I'm trying to lower my curve but I'll see if she fits in. Thanks again!

TheHamster Blood Lust seems like a not quite as good +X/+0 effect, and I've been phasing those out recently anyway. And yeah, you've been watching this deck for a while now! I believe you were my first commenter actually! It's been quite a journey. And I completely forgot about Martyr's Bond! I'll take another good luck at it and try to find the money and a slot in the 99 for it! Thanks again friend!

PartyJ Thanks for responding! Adarkar Valkyrie is good, especially for stealing my opponents' creatures, but isn't as good for most of my creatures, who would die again at end of turn. Used to have more Act of Treason and they'll continue to float in and out of the side/maybeboard. Archangel Avacyn  Flip is cool. Quick question: can I flash her in at the end of my untap step? Is that a thing? I was so excited when I saw Teferi's Protection spoiled! Amazing card but not a $25 I need to spend on Brion haha! Thanks for your help!

Enral Thanks for coming friend! Rings of Brighthearth is too expensive but perhaps Thousand-Year Elixir will go in! I agree it'd be the perfect 3-drop before Brion. Grafted Exoskeleton is.... was... not sure why I took it out. Haha! It may definitely find it's way back in though! Thanks a ton!

Zimmers_0 Thanks for responding! I've responded to both of those previously but they'll both stay sideboard staples for now. The Act of Treason effects are usually what I cut first to test new stuff. Thanks again!

Casey4321 I admire your humility! I've covered my reasoning Act of Treason effects well enough I think haha! Moltensteel Dragon I never really cared for but Magewright Stone I might pick up. Thanks again friend!

One last THANK YOU to all who comment/upvote! You guys are the best!

Zimmers_0 on Bad Luck Brion

1 week ago

Going to second Enral request to adding Grafted Exoskeleton to the main board. Also some Act of Treason's would help a lot.

Bassmaster on Meren sacrifice

2 weeks ago

I have a similar deck using Kresh the Bloodbraided. I normally just play casual so I don't know how competitive these will be. I love utilizing cards like Act of Treason, Limits of Solidarity, or even better Kari Zev's Expertise to use my opponents creatures for my sacrificing needs. Gain control then use a sac engine like Bontu the Glorified to get rid of their stuff while making my board state better.

I also utilize Aid from the Cowl a ton in that deck and it might be helpful for you as well.

+1 from me for a great start!

Hyperalgialysis on Lie, Cheat, Steal, Kill, Win (everybodys doing it)

3 weeks ago

Act of Treason Traitorous Instinct Bone Splinters Polymorph Fiery Conclusion Vampiric Rites Altar's Reap Stalking Vengeance Bazaar Trader the steal a creature and sac them way to play has lost of red and blue ways to borrow things and there are lots of black and red ways to sac things. I like Bazaar Trader cause you can keep what you take, are you trying to make this the theme?

Pheardemons on Space Chicken DNA

1 month ago

I like it. If you want to go true "steal your stuff" I would suggest finding a way to add in stuff like Praetor's Grasp, Bribery, Acquire, Treachery, Mind Control, Control Magic, Domestication, Corrupted Conscience, and Fool's Demise. Before I made my grixis deck I was going to go Grixis steal your stuff so I do have some thoughts. Plus cards like Act of Treason which you can attack with thier creature, then sacrifice them to Ashnod's Altar which could trigger Dictate of Erebos (or Grave Pact).

Any reason Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker isn't in here? All Grixis decks can use him haha.

Tregs05 on Need some help

1 month ago


So I've had a look through and I've committed to the following;
Ogre Marauder
Thoughtpicker Witch
Traitorous Blood
Bone Splinters

I am going to have a look through and get rid of some of the higher powered cards, the demons, legendary creatures etc and hopefully that'll make it better to play.I already have Act of Treason so i'll put those in too which should help with the destroying of creatures

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