Defiant Salvager


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt 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

PrismaticSparx on First 11 days in magic! Help me beat my gf!

3 days ago

TitanofYAW My bad, I thought that was the "sacrifice an artifact or creature" card , aka, Defiant Salvager. Although Weaponcraft Enthusiast does give servos I suppose. Updated.

mhaywood03 on Slingshot

1 week ago

Instead of hijack run Kari Zev's Expertise add Invigorated Rampage and run either Yahenni, Undying Partisan Defiant Salvager Voracious Null or even bontu if you want. I tried this exact deck and it lacks consistency. have a look at my improved mono red version, ive won a fnm with it last week, Amonkhet Paradox Smorc. trust me 20x better and still budget.

jo_hotpocket on The Borrowers

2 weeks ago

Updates: I decided to splash black for some more card draw, and to take advantage of Defiant Salvager as another sac source.

Jbay113 on Red/Green Amonkhet&Kaldesh

2 weeks ago

Some cards you may be interested in. Wrangle,Hijack,Kari Zev's Expertise,Defiant Salvager,and Bontu the Glorified

Nafinity on Abzan Aristocrats in AKH Standard

2 weeks ago

Some cards that I think you should add: Doomed Dissenter, Sacred Cat and/or Carrier Thrall because they can offer an extra body after death. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Defiant Salvager, Emrakul's Evangel, Indulgent Aristocrat are all decent sac engines. Oketra's Monument and Bontu's Monument with the additional tokens that Oketra's provides you'll have more to sac and Bontu's offers a little more life drain to your arsenal. Hanweir Militia Captain  Flipand Ulvenwald Mysteries can help token production while Mysteries has the added benefit of giving you a little draw power. Westvale Abbey  Flip because eating creatures and having a big mean flyer is always nice. You should also consider Pious Evangel  Flip as it flips into what is essentially Zulaport Cutthroat and wouldnt hurt the deck at all.

Pethrax on Black and White Servo Deck

3 weeks ago

Eh, Bontu the Glorified is sooooo much slower than Marionette Master if we are looking at the life loss aspect, and if you are looking at sacrificing, Defiant Salvager may be sorcery speed only, but it's free. If they wanted to pay to sacrifice, it'd be better to go with Vampiric Rites, as that gives card draw, and they already have Hidden Stockpile's activated ability for saccing if they want. Tldr; bontu not great for this deck, simply better options available.

NewAgeDoom on Mono Black Artifact

1 month ago

It doesn't necessarily have to be about Juggernauts. This is just how the deck came from Card Kingdom, but as I mentioned in the OP, I really like the synergy between Defiant Salvager and Marionette Master, so anything that can either facilitate, or support that I'd be welcome to suggestions. Would something like the Animation Module Metallic Mimic Combo work for the deck?

NewAgeDoom on Mono Black Artifact

1 month ago

Hello everyone, as the title suggests, I'm playing around with Mono Black Artifact (The Black Metal battle deck from Card Kingdom to be exact), and I'm looking for some second opinions on what to actually take out/remove, as I'm not entirely familiar with the decktype. Advice is appreciated. A bit of a pre-note, I am rather enjoying the interplay between the Defiant Salvager and Marionette Master, so any ideas for promoting that would be appreciated. Anywho, on to the decklist:


4 Defiant Salvager

3 Marionette Master

4 Dhund Operative

4 Hedron Crawler

4 Galvanic Juggernaut

4 Juggernaut

2 Ramroller


2 Mortarpod

1 Executioner's Capsule

2 Sphere of the Suns


4 Tragic Slip


2 Quicksand

2 Blighted Fen

2 Mortuary Mire

1 Phyrexia's Core

17 Swamp

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