Humble Defector

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Fate Reforged (FRF) Uncommon

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Humble Defector

Creature — Human Rogue

: Draw two cards. Target opponent gains control of Humble Defector. Activate this ability only during your turn.

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Humble Defector Discussion

Suns_Champion on Random Favorite Cards

2 weeks ago

Who can guess MYYYYY favorite card????

Besides the obvious of course, my favorite card is Humble Defector . The flavor is awesome, but the POLITICS in EDH... magical.

NetholonTheArchmage on Please, have this.

2 weeks ago

It's a nice "classic" Zedruu you've built here :) Exspecially your description made it worth an upvote from me! As someone who's playing Zedruu without exceptions it's always nice to see someone building here on a different approach. While mine is built around being a nice person, offering a lot of political support (Have a look if you're interested: Zedruu, Enlightened Master ), etc. , yours is more evil while still staying true to the way of Zedruu <3

My suggestions: 1. Glacial Chasm as it is a great card on its own it is even more so when combined with Solemnity which you are allready running. 2. The Clever Impersonator can be everything you want it to be... something like a second Paradox Haze or Assemble the Legion might always be usefull... 3. The Humble Defector is a very usefull tool to forge alliances with your opponents. There's nothing that connects two players more than a shared Defector... <3 Always remember: Zedruu is love, Zedruu is life!

wefal on Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

2 weeks ago

Sorry for double post...not sure how to edit comment.

I'm working on S&F deck like yours and I think Humble Defector isn't that good as reliable card draw considering all your burn he won't live long.

This is the card draw I use in my deck at the moment: Dawn of Hope , Smothering Tithe , Well of Lost Dreams , Magus of the Wheel , Mind's Eye , Book of Rass , Endless Atlas , Reforge the Soul

I think because we play boros, it's better to have more permanent and consistent card draw than one time draw. That's why only 2 are one time draw and the rest are permanent.

Phoenix-22 on Marchesa's House of Cards

1 month ago

I have a similar build, but I have some cards you might find interesting.

Politics: Mathas, Fiend Seeker encourages reckless play. Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is another way as well, plus it gives a mana sink for the whole table to squander mana. I'm testing Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor and Krav, the Unredeemed. Oath of Lieges punishes Green ramp and helps the rest of the table catch up. Vizkopa Guildmage gives you a repeatable combat trick to reward opponents. Rainbow Vale is pretty much just like the Humble Defector of land cards. These are some carrots.

Teysa, Orzhov Scion gives a repeatable Vindicate and a deterrent to wraths. High Priest of Penance and Slumbering Dragon are two non-deathtouch rattlesnakes that deter attacks. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a repeatable Vindicate, a rattlesnake and lifegain when you want it. Instigator really looks like fun.

Finishers: Undercity Informer...no one expects it. Helm of the Host...it may not finish a game outright, but it will do some crazy things. Predator Dragon...feed Drogon your extra token creatures and he'll handle the rest.

Donevan on HugOnePlayer

2 months ago

What about Humble Defector?

ZendikariWol on Valduk Voltron

3 months ago

Barrage of Expendables, in my opinion, is worse than Tooth and Claw as a sac outlet. Why? Barrage costs mana.

Now Barrage would probably be better if it was, say, 2 damage. But why I say Tooth/Claw takes it is trading up. You can eat a Sun Titan with 2 carnivores. You're getting... let's say, 2 or 3 carnivores every turn. So you keep those up on the defense, they just sit there, a giant rattlesnake. Who wants to attack into 3 3/1s that you are 100% certain the defending player is willing to sacrifice? No one in their right mind.

If you want card advantage, you have two big plays.

1) Dark-Dweller Oracle. Just. Just Dark-Dweller Oracle.

2) convince a buddy to play group hug. Yeah, we're into mind games now. Jace Beleren, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis, Humble Defector, and that's just scratching the surface. I have played a lot of group hug, but I have never played a game where everyone on board wasn't drawing 2 or more cards every turn.

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