Defiant Salvager


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

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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

Murphy77 on Aristocrats

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.

Jagd_Tallgeese on Ob nixxilus black mono

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.

Force_of_Willb on BR gimme dem creatures

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.

Instead of Rush of Vitality you can try: Harnessed Lightning, Grasp of Darkness, Otherworldly Outburst, or Altar's Reap

vbfabled on Pia's Revenge

1 week ago

It actually can be targeted by Scrap Trawler. In a cards Converted Mana Cost, X=0, so Hangarback Walker technically costs 0.

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...

In my testing, Foundry Inspector and Marionette Master don't come out fast enough to make their abilities particularly helpful.

Also, Defiant Salvager's ability being restricted to sorcery speed makes it much less powerful for a 3-drop.

Jory476 on Super Front

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.

Herald of AnguishDefiant SalvagerSyndicate Trafficker

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 know you have Hidden Stockpile to sac servos for you right now, but it cant sac the artifacts that at the end of the game are meaningless since the goal is to destroy with the Marionette Master.

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.

KevStormJ on Pia's Eggs

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.

ghoul_Legion on Black Sac Attack!

2 weeks ago

Some more modern alternatives to Carrion FeederDefiant Salvager / Voracious Null

I'm not much into casual play but decks seems fun +1

JoaoSamoza on Pia's Recycling Facility! (Budget Combo $50)

3 weeks ago

+1. This is sweet. Couple thoughts:

What about Syndicate Trafficker instead of Defiant Salvager? I know it pays 1, but it gets Indestructible and Instant speed.

For a non-budget version, wouldn't Walking Ballista replace Ornithopter?

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