Defiant Salvager


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander 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

cole20112 on Orzhov Reckoning

4 weeks 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.

Mannu_1978 on We Will, We Will Rakdos! Rakdos!

3 months ago


Isn't Syndicate Trafficker better than Defiant Salvager? Or you prefer not to pay 1?

JakeBreake on Fuel, Furnace, Profit

3 months ago

Drakorya I appreciate those suggestions! I think Defiant Salvager will make for a better choice than Yahenni, Undying Partisan.

Costly Plunder is a bit too situational- I need to have the mana to cast a mind-control spell and have Costly Plunder in hand. However, I'm sorely needing card draw and I'm not sure Ruthless Knave is good enough card draw! I will experiment

Drakorya on Fuel, Furnace, Profit

3 months ago

What do you think of Costly Plunder for some card draw?

Or Defiant Salvager as a free sac outlet?

VegaBoralis257 on Captive Sacrifices

4 months ago

I love the new Captivating Crew!

I made a deck like this once. It was so much fun. Of course, I had Goblin Bombardment, so, ya know.

Yahenni fills that role decently as it turns each Threaten into a kill spell. Since it's expensive to cast even Wrangle and then anything else, you could try Defiant Salvager for a sac outlet. It's not exactly good, but it could do good work here. If you do that, you could try adding Midnight Entourage since you've already got some Aetherborn here.

This is the best use I've ever seen for Hazoret's Favor.

If you're trying to use Endless Sands to steal their dudes, it won't work since the card returns under it's owner's control. You could, though, obviously, I just realized, simply leave them exiled. That would be nice.

Good show! I love homebrews like this.

seyandu on Aetherborn artifacts

5 months ago

Only suggestions I can think of:

Add more counters due to sacrificing your servo's:Defiant Salvager or Ironclad Revolutionary

Or just add more servo's / tokens using:Weaponcraft Enthusiast

Also the reason it doesn't recognize "Yehenni, Undying Partisan" is due to a typo in the first name, it's "Yahenni"

Ranovex on Rakdos Artifacts

6 months ago

I'd recommend adding a strong sacrifice outlet like Ravenous Intruder. It allows you to reliably cycle things through the graveyard for no cost (whereas Herald of Anguish has a mana cost) and Defiant Salvager is at Sorcery speed.

Also, you'll want to diversify the CMC of your artifacts so you can return one with Scrap Trawler, sacrifice the one you returned, return another (slightly cheaper) one, et cetera. I recommend Walking Ballista for zero drops and Servo Schematic for a 2 drop. Also, Implement of Combustion is a reliable, cheap, and low-drop choice for artifact triggers.

Finally, you probably don't need 4 Pia's Revolution because, once you have one or two out, any additional ones would just be redundant.

If you are looking for inspiration (or just a similar deck to compare your deck to) I have one you can find here.

ThompsonB3ast21 on Salvaged Bots

7 months ago

I like the idea of the deck! I would say that Inventors' Fair is probably a better card in this deck than Phyrexia's Core because it'll most likely gain you life every turn, and even better, it can fetch an artifact card like Salvage Titan from you deck by sacrificing it. You probably want 4 Executioner's Capsules in the deck and maybe some number of Courier's Capsules, because they fit the artifacts in the graveyard theme, and they help you get ahead on board or with cards in hand! Another couple of cards you might consider that are fairly popular in standard right now are Glint-Nest Crane and Metalwork Colossus. Both of those are cards I could see fitting in here nicely. I get the idea behind the Ironclad Revolutionary, Secret Salvage and Defiant Salvager, but I think they could be easy cards to cut. Most of your artifacts already give you benefits to sacrifice them with their own abilities, so you probably don't need to sacrifice them to other abilities. Secret Salvage is a very high priced cmc and it requires you to have 4 of any card you would want to target with it (or else it isn't even worth it) and it requires one of them to be in the graveyard. Ovalchase Daredevil could be a good recurring creature in a deck like this as well, plus you dont have any cards currently filling the 4 mana cost card slot in your deck. Ultimately it's your deck, and you should put whatever 60 cards you want in there! who cares how good or bad it is if you have fun playing.

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