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

EDedan on Pauper Cards in Dominaria

59 minutes ago

Snogglesworth Maybe a sacrifice Artifact themed deck with...

Ichor Wellspring, Defiant Salvager, Disciple of the Vault, Costly Plunder

or maybe "play many Artifacts" and use...

Golem Foundry, Bleak Coven Vampires Glaze Fiend

maybe this could work with Cabal Paladin

Murphy77 on Legacy of the Rats

3 weeks ago

Playing Defiant Salvager instead of Yahenni, Undying Partisan still allows the infinite loop with Oathsworn Vampire, etc. Yes, playing Lost Legacy on Rat Colony will get you the cards that you need for your infinite combo. Four cards in the combo just seems rather iffy and too easy to counter. Defiant Salvager at least gives you an alternative win-con.

stensiagamekeeper on

1 month ago

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this but the combo you're trying to set up doesn't actually work. Supernatural Stamina cares about the creature not the magic card so the second time you sacrifice the Treasure Keeper it'll be a different permanent and won't come back. I couldn't find where in the rules it says this but when you think about it Bile Urchin or Death Cultist plus Supernatural Stamina are both instant wins that would break modern or even legacy if it worked like that.

The most similar combo you could pull off in standard I can think of is with Naru Meha, Master Wizard that's coming in Dominaria. Target the Yahenni, Undying Partisan with Supernatural Stamina then cast Naru in response to copy the spell except target herself. Let it resolve and sacrifice her. She'll come back and you can copy the spell again. This will do nothing unless you have a payoff lying around like a pitiless plunderer or ashes of the abhorrent. Also remember this doesn't work with Defiant Salvager as he can only sacrifice as a sorcery.

If you want to cast your whole deck tho I guess Sunbird's Invocation and Brass's Bounty or Paradox Engine and any mana-dork would be the place to start.

Anyway have fun chasing the combo dream my friend.

kbrauner3005 on BG Journey to Valuetown

1 month ago

Here is the list I have for now. Will probably change as more DOM cards gets revealed. Muldrotha, the VALUEtide

From my EDH mentality I REALLY dont want pay for my sac outlets unless I get some crazy effect (eg. Birthing Pod I play in EDH). I found Defiant Salvager besides from Yahenni, Undying Partisan that you already run.

Darth_Savage on aetherborn-artifact deck

1 month ago

Hi hedgehog_henry,

Your deck is drawing almost exclusively from the standard card pool, but with the modern pool there are some cards which are direct upgrades. For example you have Workshop Assistant but Myr Retriever does the same thing and costs less to play. Another example would be Foundry Assembler, in a mono black deck with just swamps, why not play Dross Golem instead?

Your deck also seems to want to do two things, be Aetherborn tribal and be an artifact deck, that sort of schism tends to result in a less optimal deck. Which brings me to my next point, you aren't running 4x of any of your cards, not even an all star like Gifted Aetherborn, this means your deck will have little or no consistency over several games.

If you were wanting to go the black artifact route then; Vault Skirge, Phylactery Lich and possibly Scrapheap Scrounger, Glaze Fiend or Painsmith alongside Chief of the Foundry Ornithopter and Foundry Inspector this would give a reasonable artifact based aggro structure.

If on the other-hand you really want to do Aetherborn tribal then; Midnight Entourage, Adaptive Automaton, Weaponcraft Enthusiast and possibly Defiant Salvager and Flayer Husk alongside Aetherborn Marauder and Gifted Aetherborn, this is probably more mid-range than aggro, but it would be a start.

My last point is on removal, if a removal spell costs more than it isn't really viable. In mono-black on a budget use Victim of Night, Smother or Grasp of Darkness and if your not on a budget Fatal Push.

I hope that is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.

Chewy5150 on Mono Black infinite

2 months 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 months 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 :)

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