Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Nemesis (NMS) Rare

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Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero

Legendary Creature — Human Rebel

(X), Tap: Search your library for a Rebel permanent card with converted mana cost X or less and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.

(3): Put target Rebel card from your graveyard on the bottom of your library.

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Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero Discussion

JakeHarlow on Dragonlance

20 hours ago

@ zombob57:

Fiendslayer Paladin is definitely the weaker of the two cards (except with respect to the art — that art is awesome), so I agree with you fully on that point.

Helm of the Host has a few cute interactions here but you’re right that it’s a massive mana hog. It’s pretty neat with Scourge of Valkas and somewhat so, too, with Adriana, Captain of the Guard and Utvara Hellkite, but those interactions are so absurdly mana intensive that when we discuss them we are treading into the realm of 360 no-scoping and have ceased to discuss practical, viable Magic play. If this were an Aurelia, the Warleader deck, then yes, it’d be a viable wincon in its own right, but it’s not an “I win” piece here. It’s just a slow, cute card that’ll likely be shut down before doing anything broken. So yeah, probably more practical to go with the extra gas route. Less likely to lose if I keep drawing cards to play rather than relying on Helm of the Host exclusively to carry me if I draw it (not to mention it’s simply a dead card sometimes).

Yeah, big daddy Rakdos is such a fun deck. Competitive? Nope. Fun? Oh yeah. It’s just a blast going crazy and running so many ridiculously swingy effects. Check my list if you feel so inclined. You’ve been a big help for this list, I’m sure you’ll have good ideas for that one. I basically only run four Commander decks these days due to limits on funds and free time — Jori En, Ruin Diver, Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero, Rakdos the Defiler, and this one here. I actually don’t hate Green, I just haven’t got a deck with that color for some reason these days. Maybe I’ll do a Ghalta, Primal Hunger stompy/Green devotion list one of these days.

JakeHarlow on Dragonlance

4 days ago

@ Steaditup:

Mirror Entity is a card I didn't think of here...it's an all-star in my Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero list. It does have a lot of synergy in the deck, turns everything into both Knights and Dragons, not to mention a pretty decent mana sink for closing out games. What would you cut for it?

Khorvath's Fury is awesome flavor, but overall it's just an overcosted wheel effect with some political applications and a minor upside (in my opinion). Not a super efficient draw engine.

JakeHarlow on Dragonlance

4 days ago

@ TheRedGoat:

Which cards with changeling would you recommend? Crib Swap is decent removal but it's not really that strong in here. Better in Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero where you can easily put it back in your library. Just don't see why I'd run a 3-mana Swords to Plowshares for very little upside.

Here's the entire list of Boros cards with changeling legal in Commander. I don't see any one of them that seems particularly strong, apart from perhaps Changeling Hero. There's also Mutavault, which essentially has changeling. Overall I'm not seeing why I'd include any of these cards over the current choices, despite the fact that changeling cards count as both Knights and Dragons.

TheEDHKid on Eight and A Half Tails ...

2 months ago

Hello!

Today I'm conflicted between two decks: Eight-and-a-Half-Tails and Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero. I've seen some cool lists with Lin Sivvi as a Control kinda combo deck, but the fox also has the voltron sub theme people all know and some love. I'm trying to make this deck fairly controlling and I would love any lists or feedback from you guys!

Gattison on Magicallica: The Five-Color Album

2 months ago

This a musical catalogue of parodies of rock/metal songs about Magic: The Gathering.

My sense of humor may not be for everyone, because sometimes I make fun of myself and portray myself as an extremely socially inept and unsportsmanlike player. So, idk, be warned. Or enjoy, whatever you're into!

Dark Side of the Blood Moon

The following is a parody of "Dirty Water," by The Standells.

I'm gonna tell you a story
I'm gonna tell you about Islands
I'm gonna tell you a big fat story, Tammy
Aw, it's all about Islands

Yeah, put down an Island
Put down an Island and tap for (Aw, that's what's happenin' Tammy)
Casting a merfolk
Along with serpents, wizards, and sphinxes (Aw, but they're cool creatures)

Well I love that salty water
Oh, Island, you're my home (Oh, you're the number one basic)

Frustrate opponents (I mean they're frustrated)
Have me down to twelve before I start (oh, it's just a game)
Now I'm wishin' and a-hopin' (oh)
That just once they would not block (I like to save bounces for after my baby landwalks around)

But I love that salty water
Oh, Island, you're my home (oh, yeah)

Because I love that salty water
Oh, Island, you're my home (oh, yeah)
Well, I love that salty water (I love it, baby)
I love that salty water (I love Islands)
I love that salty water (Have you heard about the Morphling?)
I love that salty water (He's super, man, super, man)
I love that salty water (Ow)
I love that salty water (Come on, come on)

The Following is a parody of "Baba O'Riley," by The Who.

Out here in the Wastes
I cast and I play
I wait like Spike before I swing out
I don't need to pay
The full CMC
Foundry Inspector gives me a discount

Don't scry
Don't raise your life
It's only basics

Jenny discard your hand
Sac' everything but your lands
Put out a beater
Never mind what I'm holding
The "late-game" is here
Thought-Knot Seer
Go get my commander
Before the turn is over

basics
It's only basics
basics
Oh, oh
basics
But no Wasteland!

The following is a parody of "We Care a Lot," by Faith No More

We share a lot
We share a lot
We share a lot, we share colors like , , , and
We share a lot, we share mechanics like flying, trample and lifelink
We share a lot, we share deathtouch and first strike, and double strike
We share a lot, we share too much, they say, down in the Sliver Hive, yeah

(Oh-oh-oh-oh) Oh, it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it
Oh, it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it

We share a lot
We share a lot
We share a lot, we share our syphons and our bonescythes and our essence
We share a lot, we share four times as much as you, that's why we're better
We share a lot, we share abilities like " to regenerate"
We share a lot, we share things like "+1/+1 for each one of us in play," YEAH!

Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (3x)
(repeat 1x)

We share a lot
We share a lot
We share a lot, we share our sacrifices for the mana pool
We share a lot, we share the same turn-ons that's how we make the brood
We share a lot, we share mana
We share a lot, we share fortune
We share a creature type, now don't slivers look like fun?
We share a lot, we share the battlefield with ourselves and no one else
We share a lot, we share the graveyard with the goblins and the elves
We share a lot, we share with little slivers and big slivers too
We share a lot, if you're a sliver then we'll share with you too, YEAH!

Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (3x)
(repeat 3x)
Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (2x)
If it's a parody then Gattison'll write it

The following is a parody of "Suck My Kiss," by Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Well I'm keeping
Yeah... aw yeah [2x]
Tap me!

Shoulda' been, coulda' been, woulda' been dead
If didn't forget to extort my friends
I play what I play
Most planeswalkers don't play my way
Aw, Timmy, think you are
Boltin' my face, I'll use my charm
Someone from Jund better Inquisition
Little ol' me cuz I'm runnin' pump
Brewed ver-y, unfair
Most planeswalkers like salt on theirs
Aw, Timmy, not prepared
Cast Soul Kiss and pay my share

Hit me, you can't hurt me
Cast Mimic
Edge of the Divinity
Cast Soul Kiss
Is Johnny playing dirty?
Give to me sweet sacred nips
Your face was made to suck my kiss

Swing at me can't you see all my blockers T-A-P'ed
He or she falls into my scheme
Combat trick me?
They been countin' charms but I still got these
Aw, Timmy, lifelink too
I would scoop and drop now if I was you
T-A-P-P-I-N-G
Swing-a-swing at me cuz I'm at eighty
Mid-game is my
Late-game so I'm swingin' out
Aw, Timmy, sideboard out
Those Pyroblasts I do allow

Hit me, you can't hurt me
Cast Mimic
Block me or do not block me
It's just nips
Is Johnny playing dirty?
Give to me pets with flying
My deck was made to cast Soul Kiss

Shoulda' been, coulda' been, woulda' been dead
If didn't get the Mimic on the battlefield
I play what I play
Most planeswalkers don't play my way
Aw, Timmy, think you are
Boltin' my face, I'll use my charm
Someone from Jund better Inquisition
Little ol' me cuz I'm runnin' pump
Brewed ver-y, unfair
Most planeswalkers like salt on theirs
Aw, Timmy, not prepared
Cast Soul Kiss and pay my share

Hit me, you can't hurt me
Cast Mimic
Edge of the Divinity
Cast Soul Kiss
Is Johnny playing dirty?
Give to me sweet sacred life
Your deck was made to suck to mine

The following is a parody of "Mountain Song," by Jane's Addiction.

Puttin' down a Mountain
One of many goblins
Everybody has - their own win-con
Everybody has - their own win-con
Hold it in hand
Until you cast
Jumping right out my deck
Cuz I'm
Cast it!

Cast it now, honey
Cast it now
Cast it now, baby
Cast it now, honey
Cast it you Tim
Cast it now, baby
Go, go, go, go-go

I was puttin' down a Mountain
Met a planeswalker named Spike
We had different opinions
Had different opinions
He was holding it back
And doin' math
Dumpin' out my whole deck
Cuz' I'm
You better cast it!

Cast it now, honey
Cast it now
Cast it now, baby (Yeah!)
Cast it now, honey
Cast it you Tim
Cast it now, baby
Go, go, go, go-go

The following is a parody of "Rebel Rebel," by David Bowie.

Tu tu tu-tu tu tu-tutor [repeat 3x]

You've got your general in the zone
Not sure if you should Medallion or Horn
Hey Plains-walker, your deck looks
Hey Plains-walker, F-N-M tonight
You like , and I like tribal
We like Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero
You love brews when they're 99 tools
You want answers you want them soon
They say filthyc4suals are wrong
You tutor things, and then respond

Rebel Rebel, with your toolbox deck
Rebel Rebel, your face is a target
Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?
, : I love rebels!

Don't ya?
Tu tu tu-tu tu tu-tutor

You've got your general in the zone
Not sure if you should Medallion or Horn
Hey Plains-walker, your deck looks
Hey Plains-walker, F-N-M tonight
You like , and I like tribal
We like Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero
You love brews when they're 99 tools
You want answers you want them soon
They say filthyc4suals are wrong
You tutor things, and then respond

Rebel Rebel, with your toolbox deck
Rebel Rebel, your face is a target
Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?
, : I love rebels!

Don't ya?
No?
Tu tu tu-tu tu tu-tutor [repeat 2x]

Rebel Rebel, with your toolbox deck
Rebel Rebel, your face is a target
Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?
, : I love rebels!

You've played your deck, playmat's a mess
Not enough room for all of these responses
They've got their Vampiric and Demonic Tutors
But I got more ways to search than the Gatherer's features
You wanna wait there while I shuffle again, like I do
Cuz' I got the tech
Somewhere in what's left of my deck
Because your face is a target
So how could they know?
I said, how could they know?

So what you wanna know?
Metallic Mimic, Mimic, Mimic
Do I got a Sun Titan?
Well, of course, I do, looks like you got one, too
Cuz' you play a deck
And your playmat's a mess
Ooo, your face is a target
Ooo, ooo, so how could they know?
Hah, hah, how could they know?
Hah, hah

cdkime on Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?

7 months ago

Apologies for posting twice in a row. I had noticed this ambiguity after my first post was made.

I want to make a slight correction to what SufferFromEDHD posted. Crib Swap cannot be tutored by your commander. Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero has received a bit of errata. The text properly reads:

(X), Tap: Search your library for a Rebel permanent card with converted mana cost X or less and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.

So, unless your playgroup allows R&D's Secret Lair, Crib Swap cannot be fetched. I would not cut the card though--it is still unconditional removal that nets you a 1/1 pseudo-rebel--a pretty good deal for three mana.

bushido_man96 on Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?

8 months ago

I'd be hesitant to cut Lightbringer or Lawbringer, due to the ability to keep cycling them with Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero.

michaelvlevine on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

10 months ago

If Sram, Senior Edificer is tier 3, Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero is definitely as well. The better decks are hatebear combo decks that utilize Lin as a small CA toolbox that enables the more unfair cards like Skullclamp, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and Aetherflux Reservoir. My list is a good example:

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/white-rebel-motorcycle-club/

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