Fiend Hunter

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CMT) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed (DDQ) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Uncommon
Innistrad (ISD) Uncommon

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Fiend Hunter

Creature — Human Cleric

When Fiend Hunter enters the battlefield, you may exile another target creature.

When Fiend Hunter leaves the battlefield, return exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Fiend Hunter Discussion

JuQ on Brago Flicker

2 days ago

Unquestioned Authority instead of Holy Mantle (when brago flickers it, you draw a card)
Stonecloaker or Angel of Finality instead of Disposal Mummy
Chart a Course instead of Vision Skeins or basically any other decent draw spell.
Counterspell instead of Dream Fracture
Return to Dust instead of Disenchant
Pull from Tomorrow instead of Inspiration
Concentrate instead of Weave Fate
Scrivener instead of Call to Mind (you have few sorceries anyway)
Ghostway and Eerie Interlude instead of Acrobatic Maneuver and Cloudshift flickering until end of turn will make you avoid board wipes without having to counter it.
Whispersilk Cloak instead of Unbender Tine what's so important to untap anyway?
Cathars' Crusade and/or Call for Unity as finishers.
Duplicant, Deadeye Harpooner, Fiend Hunter (if this one leaves the battlefield when his first ability is still on the stack, he won't give anything back) and /or Phyrexian Ingester as removal.
Venser, the Sojourner because it's just awesome with Brago: You -1 to make all your stuff inblockable, then Brago flickers it and you +2 to flicker something. Rinse and repeat.

jomnepo on Budget Abzan Toolbox! WIP

6 days ago

GreatKitsune I'm actually planning to cut the Devoted Druid since I think there's no sense for going infinite mana on this deck. Maybe for a big Uncage the Menagerie but I think casting it for 2 is the sweet spot and I have a lot of mana dorks. I guess I should cut both Fiend Hunter and Devoted Druid from the deck. :)

GreatKitsune on Budget Abzan Toolbox! WIP

1 week ago

Nice budget Counters Company build! I notice you're a little over 60 cards, so if you need to make room you can probably cut Sylvan Caryatid (as one of your slower mana dorks; also a Push or Bolt that goes into a mana dork is one that doesn't go into a combo piece, so the hexproof doesn't buy much), and Fiend Hunter seems like something that belongs more in the sideboard (you're gonna feel silly playing that main against Ad Nauseam or Storm).

According to most of the Counters Company lists I'm looking at, a lot of them seem to be eschewing Melira in favor of a full pack of Viziers, so if you need to trim some budget for the cards I'm about to recommend, that might be a start. If you want to run checklands, then I'd definitely recommend you slip either some shock lands (which are actually kinda cheap comparatively) or Evolving Wilds so you can find the basics you need.

Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip is an amazing card for finding your combo pieces, and goes infinite with Devoted Druid. A singleton Walking Ballista works well too and can be another wincon if you feel like you need one.

As far as sideboard stuff goes, you should be aiming to just build a toolbox that you can go to for whatever the matchup is. Storm? Eidolon of Rhetoric and David Bowie. Affinity/Tron? Reclamation Sage and Qasali Pridemage. Dredge/Living End/Graveyard shenanigans? Nihil Spellbomb and Scooze. Burn? Burrenton Forge-Tender and Selfless Spirit. Most of these cards you don't need more than one or two copies of, and a lot of them are pretty cheap (as in no more than $5).

Let me know if this helps. Good luck!

Pheardemons on Super Budget Dumpster Fire

1 week ago

I'm not sure how far these are out of your budget, but look into Tidehollow Sculler to replace Brain Maggot and some sort of sacrifice outlet like Viscera Seer. Reason being is that when your creature enters play (Faceless Butcher, Fiend Hunter, Tidehollow Sculler) their ETB trigger goes onto the stack, then you sacrifice them to something like Viscera Seer so that their second ability goes onto the stack ABOVE the first one. Their second trigger resolves and they return nothing because nothing was exiled, then the sacrifice trigger of Viscera Seer resolves and you scry 1, then the ETB trigger resolves to exile a creature card or a card from their hand permanently.

If you can find something that sacrifices enchantments (at instant speed) that you're willing to play such as Abzan Advantage or Auratog then you can do the same thing with Oblivion Ring which could replace Banishing Light.

Last suggestion, look into Wasteland Strangler. If you don't like the other cards and interactions I've mentioned, you can put the card that you exiled into your opponent's graveyard with some of the eldrazi from BFZ and Oath of Gatewatch so that even if your card leaves play, you're opponent won't get their card back.

Hopefully all of that made sense for you.

solarbeam on Justice Be Done, Though The Heavens Fall (Humans)

4 weeks ago

You definitely need removal and some more card advantage in this deck. I would recommend a couple Path to Exiles and Fatal Pushes. Thraben Inspector is just a great 1-drop, Fiend Hunter perma-exiles with your blink effects, Pain Seer and Glint-Sleeve Siphoner are 'great' budget alternatives to Dark Confidant. Kitesail Freebooter has been an all-star in human decks. I wouldn't advise against something like Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip or Phyrexian Arena for card advantage as well. Anthems like Always Watching or Radiant Destiny are always good.

As for your top end, I would splash green for Sigarda, Heron's Grace, run Angel of Invention, Ravenous Demon  Flip, Angelic Overseer, and Restoration Angel are all great.

Replace the Hooded Assassin with the Fiend Hunter, and Mardu Shadowspear with Bloodsoaked Champion

For your sideboard, Rest in Peace and Stony Silence. Collective Brutality is fantastic against control with its discard effect, and is one of the best hosers against burn and aggro. Cards like Fragmentize are always a safe choice. Arashin Cleric is a favorite of mine for faster match ups. Liliana's Defeat and Gideon's Defeat are great against those colors. Duress is also great against control and combo decks. You may need something like Eerie Interlude to protect yourself against wraths.

wisegreenbean on Archangeldor

4 weeks ago

It looks like you're going for a light sweep/reanimator strat, so I'll recommend cards based on thatBurnished Hart, Oreskos Explorer. Dualcaster Mage brings a lot of versatility. Fiend Hunter if you pursue a few more sac outlets. Palace Jailer might be ok regardless. Skullclamp is great in any deck that wants its creatures to die. Stonecloaker for the blink/recursion value, maybe Cranial Archive to also cover the graveyard base without messing you up too badly. Archon of Justice.

If you want blink engines, there's Conjurer's Closet and Angel of Condemnation. Eldrazi Displacer is SUPER close to the price.

Vizier of Deferment is kind of cute, though maybe too situational.

For some hot reanimate/blink targets, Molten Primordial and Luminate Primordial are both pretty nifty.

You have 2 karmic guides.

Spirits on Brago, the Banisher $50 EDH

1 month ago

Hi DJSeras

I read your reply on a question regarding Sun Titan + Fiend Hunter or Karmic Guide + sac outlet which makes perfect sense, the one I cant figure out is:

Reveillark + Fiend Hunter + sac outlet

Please help,

If I have a Reveillark and then Play Fiend Hunter allowing his ETB to resolve then the Reveillark LTB triggers and the Fiend Hunter isnt in the graveyard, so not a valid target for Reveillark LTB. I have to choose the targets when putting the triggered ability on the stack, so cant even sacrifice the Fiend Hunter in response, because the Reveillark LTB is already on the stack with targets.

In the same scenario, if I sacrifice the Fiend Hunter while the Fiend Hunter ETB is still on the stack, targeting the Reveillark, then the Fiend Hunter LTB resolves BEFORE the ETB, so when it ETB the Reveillark will have no way to return as the Fiend Hunter is gone, and when Fiend Hunter returns there is no more Reveillark to target since he is gone forever.

The only possible scenario I can thing of is, I cast the Fiend Hunter, allow his ETB to resolve. BEFORE the Reveillark LTB goes onto the stack, do I have priority to sacrifice the Fiend Hunter?? Before I have to put the triggered ability on the stack, so it looks like 1st Fiend Hunter LTB 2nd Reveillark LTB. If Im responding to the LTB thats too late, I have to sac before the Reveillark LTB on the stack at all.

I get I choose which order to put things on the stack, but I feel like I have to put the Reveillark ETB on the stack, and then I can add to the stack.

I read rule 115 and 603, but 603.3b seems to me that I cant add anything onto the stack, until Ive added the triggered ability to the stack, by then its too late to target the Fiend Hunter

I didnt want to do another post for this in the Q&A again since you already answered it once, any assistance explaining would be awesome of you!!

Thanks.

ZenTheGlomper on Abzan Reanimator

1 month ago

-Birds of Paradise is legal in the Brew-Off. It's the best mana dork, no contest. I don't like Arbor Elf that much, as he's not always active. Given your wealth of mana dorks, Gavony Township might give you extra late game.

-Lingering Souls with your self mill is great. It stalls aggresssive decks and gives midrange decks fits. Control can deal with it a bit easier, but it's still card advantage. Did I mention those Gavony Townships?

-Sever the Bloodline is okay, but I'm not sure you want to be wasting a removal slot for it. That's just something that will be borne out in testing, and it's great at answering a lot of popular threats. Abrupt Decay, Putrefy, Hero's Downfall, Devour Flesh... so many options.

-If you need a discard outlet, instead of going for the rickety 4C plan, you could play Liliana of the Veil. She lets you bin cards, gains card advantage with the help of flashback spells, and stops Geist of Saint Traft/Thrun, the Last Troll.

-Fiend Hunter is similarly not exciting to me. This format has a lot of efficient removal, so all he does in a lot of games is give your opponent an extra ETB trigger and some tempo.

-Blood Baron of Vizkopa is amazing. Lifelink helps you stabilize against aggro, and it has protection from so many of the format's best spells. I remember your reaction to Stormbreath Dragon (and my reactions to losing to it a lot), and Blood Baron is the WB equivalent.

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