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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
1 week ago
Knowledge Pool, Starke of Rath, Scrambleverse, Warp World, Confusion in the Ranks, Thieves' Auction, Grip of Chaos, Wild Evocation, Eye of the Storm, Hive Mind, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Whims of the Fates, Planar Chaos, Tyrant of Discord, Capricious Efreet, Braids, Conjurer Adept, Humble Defector, Karplusan Minotaur, Perplexing Chimera, Puppet's Verdict, Illicit Auction, Goblin Game, Fiery Gambit, Game of Chaos, Timesifter, Boompile, Gate to the AEther, Tide of War, Risky Move, Puca's Mischief, Shared Fate, Conjured Currency, Psychic Battle, Curse of Echoes, Impulsive Maneuvers, Pandemonium, and Witch Hunt are my favorites that I run.
1 week ago
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.
1 week ago
I forgot to mention earlier that a political card can also be cards that give a backhanded gift (ie Nin, the Pain Artist). Also, not listing every curse in Magic's history.
3 weeks ago
Vincentc1 I've won quite a couple games through Revel in Riches especially if you count in the times where it manafixed me and or allowed me to play something I else couldn't have payed for. The biggest surprise in the deck has been Dragonlair Spider for me though. Getting those 1/1 blockers each time and opponent casts a spell is just insane for this deck. I liked the look of Golgari Charm and Heroic Intervention I'll side board em and test it out. Been kinda looking for Fogs with an Edge and these sure look like they'd do that.
I have multiple playgroups, this deck is more for at the kitchentable with beers n friends. I got 3 decks that are somewhat too solid to play after a bunch of beers because of how competitive they can be and just demolish themed decks.
Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH, Hentai, the Corrupted ReAnime.tor and The Scorpion God makes minds Rot. are my more feared decks. And I generally like to play something more lighthearted after I do a match with one of those. This deck being one of those more lighthearted ones. I also have another with Xenagos, God of Revels as commander. Wich basically lets me punch one person out of the game and then I get hated out of the game. This one I play more politically as I just keep cursing the player that is just then winning at the time making people incentivised to attack em. Or I give away other goodies like Humble Defector.
2 months ago
Thanks for the comments and upvotes!
Daedalus19876 hate it when that happens! I made a rookie mistake and made a deck right before school started, and promptly forgot all about it!
The land base was just an interim land base until I can find more time to optimize it. Thanks for the jump start!
I love the free pump spells and Mana Geyser and will find room for them if I ever have time for more than a quick comment lol!
Thanks again! Any more comments/suggestions appreciated!
2 months ago
I wrote you a huge, detailed comment... then my computer crashed and erased what I'd written >.< Given that, I'm going to write it out as essentially bullet points and if you have any questions or want clarification, I can give more detailed thoughts :)
Let's start with the landbase. I'd cut down until you mostly have Mountains, and rebuild from there. Lands you may have missed: City of Shadows, Safe Haven, Command Beacon, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Lands I'd definitely cut: Desert of the Fervent, Field of Ruin, Forbidden Orchard, Forgotten Cave, Homeward Path (your opponents will get the Survivors back...), Temple of the False God, and possibly Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. I'd run as many basics as possible, then play Ruination, Extraplanar Lens, etc.
Beyond that, I still don't see Blades of Velis Vel! ;) I'd also run Mana Crypt, if you can fit it in the budget (T1 commander seems GOOD for this deck). I am a huge fan of Mana Geyser in mono-red, as well as some free pump spells for Varchild (such as Blazing Shoal and Downhill Charge). You could also devour all of your Survivors to Descent of the Dragons...heh. Perhaps Conjurer's Closet to steal Survivors every turn?
I hope this helps! :)
2 months ago
Hi! Sorry it took so long to get back to you!
I personally do not like Revitalize, Reviving Dose, Ritual of Rejuvenation, or Spiritualize. Just my opinion.
3 months ago
This is awesome. +1! Varchild's War-Riders is a great find! love Valduk in here too!
Some suggestions from another mono-red player:
Neheb, the Eternal. He should be self explanatory, but if not, he gives you so much mana in the 2nd main phase it's stupid. This will let you tap out, attack, then after that cast your entire hand, or equip whatever you want to whoever you want. Want to pay for Loreseeker's Stone? He's your Minotaur. Want to Skullclamp and entire army of 1/1s? Can do boss. Can't recommend him enough. He also combos with Aggravated Assault if you're into that.
Helm of the Host might be fun! Extra (non-legendary) commanders for extra tokens AND even better, you can sack one of them to get all the survivors and keep your original Varchild. Also combos with Godo, if you're into that.
Mimic Vat might be awesome here too... Exile Varchild with it, pay three mana every turn to attack, give tokens, sac at end of turn, get tokens. Something to consider.
Great deck! I might make one now haha!