Act of Treason

Act of Treason

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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

thatwendell on R/U Defector

1 day ago

Looks good, should list the interactions for people! Not that I don't already see it :)

Humble Defector + Refocus Draw 5 for 1U, HOLD MAH DIIIICCKKK

Humble Defector + Collateral Damage / Searing Blood draw 2 and BOLT UR SHIT

Looks good meng. You could maybe run Act of Treason for 2R draw 4, but the list looks purty good as is. If only there was a way to run Alesha, Who Smiles at Death for more Humble Defector shens but it would dilute the manabase too much. Maybe run Springleaf Drum if you wanna experiment with her.

Aleboth93 on Ferocious Shenanigans

1 day ago

great idea! +1 from me!

btw, if you like to steal creatures, what about Act of Treason and/or Harness by Force?

jasperbarton on Budget Mono Red (Help Please)

1 day ago

Yeah, mono red is consitently my favorite deck :D

Just one more thing maybe. With all of the damage based burn going around, I might cut 2x Firedrinker Satyr for 2x Coordinated Assault, then build a sideboard with whatever utility cards you have lying around (Wild Slash, Blinding Flare, Act of Treason, etc.)

darasama on

2 days ago

From the title, I thought there would be Harness by Force or Act of Treason and stuff like Collateral Damage. However, your concept of switcheroo is just as interesting. What would you switch out for what?

sergiodelrio on I Sacrifice Your Creatures For Breakfast

2 days ago

I may or may not have suggested the following before, but I don't recall, as I have been subscribed to this since forever... so here we go:

Ogre Marauder does not fit into your game plan from a mana curve perspective. Consider to replace him with Bazaar Trader so you can gain control of things indefinitely when you combine it with Act of Treason and such (it really works, if you don't believe me, check Bazaar Trader's card rules on gatherer).


Magicman613 on Am I Fast Enough? - Mono-Red post FRF

4 days ago

hellspawned Act of Treason is reprinted in KTK so its standard legal. Im just using the one from gatecrash.

hellspawned on Am I Fast Enough? - Mono-Red post FRF

4 days ago

Act of Treason in your sideboard isn't standard legal. There's Portent of Betrayal which essentially does the same thing, with added scry effect, but it's also quite expensive for a deck like this.

But, generally, while the deck is quite fast, and quite playable for casual matchups, it won't stand up against more competitive decks. It just burns out way too fast against any competitive matchup and don't have any viability past the first 4 turns, at the best of time.

I've sim'd it against my Sidisi/Rhino whip, and it came close a couple of times but only won 1 match out of 8, and in all fairness that loss was due to an overly greedy starting hand on part of the Sidisi deck. Most of the losses was due to, as said, burning out too quickly.

Dragon Mantle might be a good idea to add, mainly for the extra card draw. It might just be the thing that will bridge that gap. That it triggers prowess for just one red mana is an added bonus as well.

Color(s) Red
Cost 2R
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 5.49
Avg. cube pick 11.4


Format Legality
Heirloom Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir Common
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning Common
Magic 2014 Common
Gatecrash Common
2012 Core Set Common
2011 Core Set Common
2010 Core Set Uncommon


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