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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Humble Defector occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Humble Defector Discussion

TheSlowestBro on I got a bad feeling about this..

3 weeks ago

Hello! Sorry for the late reply, had some issue with my service provider.

So let's see, I think I've considered most of these already, they are all really cool ideas, the main issue is making deckspace for them. Do you see anything that sticks out to you as potential cuts? Aftershock has generally been really good, people don't see it coming and being able to hit a broken land if needed is really powerful.

  1. Sensei's Divining Top : the main issue here is $$, I actually bought a copy not too long ago, but I put into my Titania, Protector of Argoth deck as it's just way too good there to go anywhere else. Feel free to check it out, The Entmoot if you have any interest. When I feel I can justify buying another copy, of course I will highly consider it for this deck.

  2. Ignite the Future : THIS is interesting and I had not considered it. Nice little synergy you pointed out there with Top as well. Great tip! I'll definitely give it a try when I get the chance.

  3. Light Up the Stage : I like it, don't get me wrong, but do I like it more than a recurrent value generator like Treasure Map  Flip or Mimic Vat ? I don't think so.. Has it performed for you?

  4. Jeska's Will : You're right, this should probably have a slot. Again, what to cut, if I shave anymore from the goblin package I don't think it's worth running them anymore.

  5. Zealous Conscripts : Precisely not in here because it combos with Kiki a bit too easily! I'm just not a huge fan of infinite combos in EDH that are too easy to pull off, and I have so many ways to search for Kiki.

  6. Dockside Extortionist : You're right, this guy would be totally nuts, but it comes down to $$ and I'm kiiinda hoping on a reprint before I splurge, we'll see how long my patience lasts heheh.

  7. Homeward Path : Absolutely if I find a slot for the Humble Defector this would be so cool. Again, slots. But perhaps I should prioritize the defector more than I currently am, haven't really tried it out, should try to proxy it up, but you know, not much going on where I live unfortunately on the gaming side because of covid :/

  8. Outpost Siege : it's cool and I definitely considered it, but I think there are other value/ping options that are far better, though the utility of being able to choose is nice ofc. I think if I do find I need another ping-style card this will be the go-to.

Thanks for your thoughts and such a in-depth comment on my deck. Really useful and appreciated!

Edit: I was gonna edit my own comment but deleted your original one by mistake! Ooops! Also I did not realize that Confusion in the Ranks triggers in that matter and neither has anyone in my group ever noticed hahah! But I think this just makes the card even more interesting, so thank you for pointing it out.

TheSlowestBro on I got a bad feeling about this..

3 weeks ago

Hello! Sorry for the late reply, had some issue with my service provider.

So let's see, I think I've considered most of these already, they are all really cool ideas, the main issue is making deckspace for them. Do you see anything that sticks out to you as potential cuts? Aftershock has generally been really good, people don't see it coming and being able to hit a broken land if needed is really powerful.

  1. Sensei's Divining Top : the main issue here is $$, I actually bought a copy not too long ago, but I put into my Titania, Protector of Argoth deck as it's just way too good there to go anywhere else. Feel free to check it out, The Entmoot if you have any interest. When I feel I can justify buying another copy, of course I will highly consider it for this deck.

  2. Ignite the Future : THIS is interesting and I had not considered it. Really interesting synergy you pointed out there with Top as well. Great tip! I'll definitely give it a try when I get the chance.

  3. Light Up the Stage : I like it, don't get me wrong, but do I like it more than a recurrent value generator like Treasure Map  Flip or Mimic Vat ? I don't think so.. Has it performed for you?

  4. Jeska's Will : You're right, this should probably have a slot. Again, what to cut, if I shave anymore from the goblin package I don't think it's worth running them anymore.

  5. Zealous Conscripts : Precisely not in here because it combos with Kiki a bit too easily! I'm just not a huge fan of infinite combos in EDH that are too easy to pull off, and I have so many ways to search for Kiki.

  6. Dockside Extortionist : You're right, this guy would be totally nuts, but it comes down to $$ and I'm kiiinda hoping on a reprint before I splurge, we'll see how long my patience lasts heheh.

  7. Homeward Path : Absolutely if I find a slot for the Humble Defector this would be so cool. Again, slots. But perhaps I should prioritize the defector more than I currently am, haven't really tried it out, should try to proxy it up, but you know, not much going on where I live unfortunately on the gaming side because of covid :/

  8. Outpost Siege : it's cool and I definitely considered it, but I think there are other value/ping options that are far better, though the utility of being able to choose is nice ofc. I think if I do find I need another ping-style card this will be the go-to.

Thanks for your thoughts and such a in-depth comment on my deck. Really useful and appreciated!

Profet93 on I got a bad feeling about this..

1 month ago

Sensei's Divining Top - Good on it's own, but with Ugin Ineffable and Experimental Frenzy , you can draw your entire deck. Frenzy isn't an entirely serious suggestion, but worth noting if you were interested.

How has aftershock performed for you? Might add it in my list, been on the fence about it.

Ignite the Future - "Draw" that helps land drops, nice with top as you can put top on top of the deck then cast this to ensure you can cast at least one card off the top. Do note you have until the end of your next turn to cast the cards. Since mono red struggle with draw, I have found this useful and it has won me 2 games through flashback.

Light Up the Stage - Baby brother of above, works well in this deck moreso due to your damage output

Jeska's Will - Draw and ramp

Zealous Conscripts - Good on it's own, combo with Kiki

Dockside Extortionist - Value on it's own, synergy with the treasure map artifact/land, nice with Genesis chamber too

Side Note: Did you know confusion on the ranks triggers on itself when it ETB's, meaning, you must change it for an enchantment an opponent controls? So few people know that, but it has saved me given red's lack of enchantment removal

I noticed Humble Defector in your maybeboard, I think it should go in along with Homeward Path . Path is nice politics so you can give stuff back IF you wish from confusion. Moreover, it messes with people trying to reanimate your stuff/others, again, politics. It's meta dependent for sure. If you're into politics, then it's a great card to pass between 2 players.

+1 for a low to the ground synergistic deck. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on each idea.

Profet93 on Et-ali, Brute? (Etali Eldrazi EDH)

1 month ago

What is your budget per card?

Thoughts on the other 2 suggestions? I understand your need for lands more than you realize. The best way to handle the issue you proposed is cutting 1-2 lands for draw/ramp. I like atlas because it's reliable, doesn't cost much to play or activate.

Given your entire deck revolves around your commander, does your meta include theft effects, if so, Homeward Path might be viable. Moreover, it works well with Humble Defector - Politics is very nice as you can give this to an opponent in exchange for them not removing your commander

Solemn Simulacrum - Ramp and draw

How often do you use unstable obelisk's second ability, a Commander's Sphere might be better in this slot. If you want enchantment removal, Blast Zone is worth noting as well.

Suns_Champion on Weird rulings for individual cards

2 months ago

Humble Defector: "If Humble Defector’s owner leaves the game, Humble Defector humbly leaves the game along with that player."

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