Defiant Salvager


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Common

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Defiant Salvager

Creature — Aetherborn Artificer

Sacrifice an artifact or creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on Defiant Salvager. Activate this ability only at any time you could cast a sorcery.

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Defiant Salvager Discussion

Chewy5150 on Mono Black infinite

1 week ago

cool deck, would you consider splashing white for Hidden Stockpile. It would work as a sacrifice outlet, scry and token generator and could feed your Defiant Salvager and Yahenni, Undying Partisan. It also helps turn on Fatal Push more reliably. Splashing white would be pretty easy with Concealed Courtyard, even Aether Hub or you could use a tapped/cycling land which would be cheaper.

magicsheep on Bontu's Glory

2 weeks ago

Great deck Gregorian_17! I think it's a great deck, but with a couple of improvements it could become overpowered and fantastic. I'll try and playtest this deck a little bit, and get back to you on that.

Right now, you have a lot of advantages for your creatures dying, but I feel that you need more sacrifice outlets. It's hard to find these cards that allow you to sacrifice creatures in standard, but Defiant Salvager is probably good to have at least one of. Morbid Curiosity is also a useful draw card that can help you bring in extra value. Ruthless Knave and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip are really useful to gain life and mana.

Unfortunately, most of the sacrifice cards are red or not in standard, and sometimes both. Either way, I think this deck can be really powerful, although consider splashing some modern cards. If you want any more advice, feedback, or card choice decisions, just contact me on my wall.

Very creative deck, definitely worth an upvote :)

Jacka2813 on Grixis Treasure Tokens

3 weeks ago

I like the look of the Syndicate Trafficker and Defiant Salvager however I do think Release the Gremlins isnt out of place in the deck.

AUAIOMRN on Grixis Treasure Tokens

3 weeks ago

Fatal Push can kill Gleaming Barrier but also does a lot more. But if it's just about killing your own artifacts, these are some other options:
-Costly Plunder
- Makeshift Munitions
-Ravenous Intruder
-Syndicate Trafficker
-Defiant Salvager

Also a side note: Inspiring Statuary would effectively let you use treasures for mana without sacrificing them (so you can save them until Marionette Master comes out).

mrbuech on RB Sac Attack

1 month ago

I have a very similar deck that I used at my last FNM. R/B Control You might consider Hazoret's Favor as another sac outlet and possibly Defiant Salvager to help deal with artifacts.

Entomo on Exploration of the Afterlife

1 month ago

Hope of Ghirapur for turn 3 eternity flip. Animation Module + Defiant Salvager + Pitiless Plunderer for infinite combo.

GenuineGamer on Arrrrr you ready?

2 months ago


I'm thinking that maybe Costly Plunder is a better sac outlet here since it give card advantage ? Also it costs less to cast, maybe you could sac your creature at instant speed if it is to be removed ?

If you really want a creature though, Defiant Salvager look great too, you can sac that creature you stole for free on your end step.

A more aggressive spell that goes well with the deck would be Fling , you can use it to deal that last bit of damage.

cole20112 on Orzhov Reckoning

3 months ago

Maybe think about Sram's Expertise? It makes tokens which are relevant and you can cast a lot of your deck off of it. Also, if you're having trouble getting your artifacts binned, maybe try Defiant Salvager.

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