Humble Defector

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Humble Defector occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.13%

Humble Defector Discussion

Profet93 on When your commander runs away and chaos ensues...

3 days ago


These are all suggestions that will help make your deck function better as you can replace underperforming cards with ramp and card draw, both of which red desperately needs. Your land count is a little low given your avg cmc and your lack of ramp. I can imagine you have a hard time casting your higher cmc cards quite often

Profet93 on Bacon with a Side of Malignus. (Ilharg EDH)

1 week ago

Bolt Bend - Counters counterspells, redirects some extra turns, some draw, some removal. Overall versatile card which will shine in this build

Mind Stone - Ramp and draw, definitely what red needs.

How does Sundial work with Ilhrag, do the creatures just stay on the battlefield?

Wheel of Fortune, Magus of the Wheel, Mind's Eye, Memory Jar (maybe), Arch of Orazca, Commune with Lava, Endless Atlas, Humble Defector, Ignite the Future, Light Up the Stage, Tome of Legends, Skullclamp, Solemn Simulacrum are all good options for draw. You NEED card draw in red badly.

Chandra, Torch of Defiance - Ramp, card draw, win con all in one.

Where is your enchantment removal? Blast Zone, OG Ugin + Ineffable, Karn Liberated, Oblivion Stone, nev disk, Lux Cannon, Ratchet Bomb and a couple of others can be good enchantment removal.

What do you feel your decks weaknesses are? How has it been playing for you?

Profet93 on Drop It Like It's Hot

1 week ago

Arch of Orazca - Fits in the land base, hard to activate but works

Commune with Lava - Good to use End of opponents turn for X = 3 +

Hedron Archive - Ramp and card draw

Humble Defector - Draw and politics. Can use Homeward Path

Mind's Eye - Expensive but worth it, even better with wheels

Skullclamp - Cheap and easy to use

Comodou on Get Dong'd

2 weeks ago

king-saproling I've tried Panharmonicon and Hazoret's Monument, but they didn't work that well to me. I might try those two again in the future if I feel like they could do something with them again.

I might try Impact Tremors and Knollspine Dragon in the deck in the future. Lifeline and Humble Defector seems like it'll be useful, so I'll give it a thought.

Everything else, I think they're too slow or cost too much. Thanks for the comment!

Suns_Champion on Plasma In The Sky

4 weeks ago

Hi there! Welcome to the Legion!

Since you are new I must tell you about some very basic deckbuilding fundamentals.

Short Story:

  • 36 lands
  • 10 Ramp
  • 10 Draw

Long Story: Command Zone episode on deckbuilding templates

So let's talk about draw and ramp, the two most important and fundamental aspects of the game. Every deck needs them. and Boros is not particularly good at it. That said, we've got some solid options. Ramp first. I like to focus on 2cmc because it has the best $ to usefulness ratio. I can't comment on all of them, pick according to your budget.

Draw: You need to draw into the spells you want to play. Here's how. Again pick based on budget.

Over deck thoughts:

You want dragons and knights. Start cutting all else.

Dump Sunforger. It's a distraction.

That's all for now. Let me know if you have any questions.

I_TappedWrong on Mrs. steal yo gurl

1 month ago

made a few tweeks... Humble Defector seems like it could be some pretty nasty card draw. also added Serendib Sorcerer havent tested it out but it seems like a decent way to steel a big creature. Fabricate added as well

Suns_Champion on Philosophy Represented

1 month ago

Fun idea.

Humble Defector because I love politics.

Elenda, the Dusk Rose because I love playing unusual and underappreciated cards, cards not meant for commander, and intentionally held back decks.

Dimir Machinations because I only like limited tutors.

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