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
5 days ago
I would worry that Defiant Salvager and Syndicate Trafficker together might be over-kill, with open options on which card to use to sacrifice a clue/servo token. Zulaport Cutthroat would give you an extra vampire for Indulgent Aristocrat and you could get double benefits for each sacrifice.
I prefer a G/B version of this deck where Tireless Tracker, etc. generate clues to be sacrificed by Defiant Salvager to put +1/+1 counters on both (although Tireless Tracker has become rather expensive to buy). Added value on the G/B deck can come from Winding Constrictor, Second Harvest and Retreat to Kazandu.
I do, however, like your deck, which has a low cmc curve and shows a lot of promise. You might want to try and get a few Bone Splinters into your mainboard.
6 days ago
Also, unless you are going to use Universal Solvent to sacrifice from Defiant Salvager you can cut those as well, and the Ironclad Revolutionary. Foundry Hornet and Fourth Bridge Prowler only trigger once, so the can be cut as well. Toss Creeping Dread as it is too conditional to be really effective. Farbog Revenant, Fen Hauler, Prizefighter Construct, and Ghoulcaller's Accomplice can all go. This cuts the deck to 70 cards, so I will amend my statement about the swamps and you can cut those to 23 swamps.
1 week ago
Maybe try Yahenni, Undying Partisan over Defiant Salvager. Yahenni won't get the counters on the creatures you take and sacrifice, but he protects himself so no need for Rush of Vitality and his ability can be used at instant speed. Only downside is the legendary so maybe a 2 v 2 split and you can see whom you like better.
1 week ago
Another card I forgot to suggest it Ravenous Intruder. It kills if unblocked in an artifact deck. Instant speed sac all your artifacts if he gets through.
As for cards to replace...
Also, Defiant Salvager's ability being restricted to sorcery speed makes it much less powerful for a 3-drop.
2 weeks ago
Have you thought about adding a black artifact sacrificer to aid Marionette Master since it is kinda your win condition right now.
These could all work. The salvager is the weakest on it's own, but it also offers a lot because it doesn't cost any mana to sac a artifact.
I don't recommend it for this deck, but Winding Constrictor is another card I'd like for you to take a look at. He works great in full Golgari or Abzan counters decks.
To be honest, I would say scrap the Master Trinketeer's they are slow and don't offer much, maybe switch to a black sac creature.
Maybe include Servo Schematic because it is amazing sacrifice fodder.
2 weeks ago
I recommend trying Scrap Trawler and Walking Ballista plus some kind of artifact sacrifice outlet like Ravenous Intruder or Defiant Salvager. The Scrap Trawler will let you pull back artifacts and the Walking Ballista counts as a 0 cost so you can pull that up with just about any other artifact. You can also get your opponent into a really tough spot with a Walking Ballista, Reckless Fireweaver, and Pia's Revolution. Play Ballista for 0, trigger Reckless Fireweaver for 1 damage, it goes to the graveyard and Pia's Revolution will either do 3 damage or return it to hand to repeat. If the opponent is at anything below 5 life, you win. With two Pia's Revolutions, anything less than 8 = win. Add a couple Foundry Inspectors to the equation and things get even worse for your opponent.
2 weeks ago
I'm not much into casual play but decks seems fun +1
3 weeks ago
+1. This is sweet. Couple thoughts: