Humble Defector


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Humble Defector Discussion

skibulk on Exploding Bug Attack

3 weeks ago

Oddly enough I was toying with a very similar build. Yours is faster since I skipped the mana accel. I planned Fecundity as an answer vs board wipe. I also added Commune with the Gods , Humble Defector , and Faithless Looting. It's a fun deck idea for sure.

Profet93 on Norin Naughty Time

1 month ago

Burnished Hart is a little slow, but its worth it for me. ESPECIALLY with Feldon of the Third Path late game combined with valakut is one of my favorite wincons. Ramp and bolts all in one!

Stingscourger will be eventually cut for something else, haven't decided yet. He is eh. It's cool when he costs 1 mana due to medalion and I have double ETB's through Panharmonichron. Otherwise, eh.

Humble Defector and Starke of Rath have both been useful, humble moreso. Just played a game today where I had Homeward Path out. Even if I didn't I made a deal with the boros player (I run 2 gauntlets to help him and myself) to give it back to me since we both needed card draw.

Regarding Outpost Siege and Light Up the Stage , both seem cool but im worried I might not wanna cast the top card and it would just stay in exile. Thoughts on Stolen Strategy instead? Costs 1 more mana but its each opponent, messes with topdeck tutors (prevalent in my meta).

Im gonna remove Jaya's Immolating Inferno for Pyrohemia , that just seems like fun!

Smuggler's Copter - Is the looting helpful? Crew 1 seems very easy with Norin.

As for Cloudstone Curio , I know it's a broken card. I will need to playtest it to fully understand how broken it is!

Myrmecodia on Norin Naughty Time

1 month ago

Norin players unite!

Burnished Hart - I've found this to be just too slow and expensive, and just underwhelming and frustrating. Same with Feldon of the Third Path . How have they worked for you? I'm also curious about Stingscourger - i ended up cutting it. By the way, I was underwhelmed by Terrain Generator .

How have Humble Defector and Starke of Rath performed? Not sure if they seems worth it

Some of my first additions to this list would be- Pyrohemia , Outpost Siege Smuggler's Copter , Cloudstone Curio and Light Up the Stage .

xaarvaxus on Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis EDH

3 months ago

This deck looks like you're not feeding it enough . 4 color decks are tough, especially without the pricier duals. Exotic Orchard , Spectral Searchlight and Chromatic Lantern can all help with that though you'll probably want even more blue sources than that. The Searchlight also plays into the group hug theme.

Humble Defector is another card draw for opponents that will probably get abused right up until it is too late.

Dischord on Feldon Wheels, Feldon Deals

4 months ago

Have you considered running Humble Defector ? Humble Defector has a unique interaction with Feldon - if you make a token of Humble Defector and use its ability to draw cards, the token copy won't be sacrificed at the end of the turn since you can't sacrifice permanents you don't control. Not only does Humble Defector give you card advantage - something pretty rare in mono-red - but you can also play politics with your friends! It's a really fun card.

sub780lime on Bring the bat to the beating

6 months ago

If you want to bring the deck cost down to fit something else, Mana Cache is a cheap, not-quite-as-good replacement for Mana Flare . I was actually surprised to see Mana Flare in your deck with your $$ target.

I really like Seizan, Perverter of Truth in group hug, but it's $$$.

Mass Hysteria is also one of my favorite group hug cards, but is similar in $$$.

Horn of Plenty is a cheap, common group hug include.

As for what you get remove, I like Humble Defector in 1v1, but not multiplayer. Depends on your meta. I'm not convinced Undying Evil is adding enough value with the rest of your deck. I love curses in group hug, but Curse of Vengeance is probably one you could go without.

Suns_Champion on AlmightyTentacle

7 months ago

Thank you for the upvotes friend :)

I very much enjoyed your Purphy list. Humble Defector for the win!

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Humble Defector occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.13%