Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet Rare

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Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

Legendary Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons deals combat damage to a player, you may put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.

Whenever you put one or more -1/-1 counters on a creature, create a 1/1 green Snake creature token with deathtouch.

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Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons Discussion

PickleNutz on Saint Traft, Tiny All-Father of Tokens

33 minutes ago

My friends and I play some crazy Tiny Leader decks against each other, the reigning champion has been the Elf tribal so far. One friend has a Dwarf tribal deck that is really awesome with Depala, Pilot Exemplar as the leader. He shoved in some vehicles and other really good dwarves, like Sram, Senior Artificer and Veteran Motorist. Another friend did a snakes tribal, U/B Dimir. It's pretty wicked too, but since Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons recently came out he is debating changing it from top to bottom. Then there's a friend with a human tribal who uses Teysa, Orzhov Scion.

chosenone124 on Question about Hapatra's last ability

1 day ago

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Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

Borrowed Malevolence

Tooth Collector

Foundry Hornet

Hapatra's trigger activates when a -1/-1 counter is placed on a creature. None of the cards you mentioned place -1/-1 counters. Therefore they don't trigger Hapatra.

MassiveZelly on Abzan Demon

1 day ago

I think this is a very creative take on the ol' snek dek!


I recommend you drop the Angel of Invention , Aviary Mechanic , and Five of your choice of land (Rishkar gives you all the ramp you need, trust me!) These cards are very clunky and slow in the current meta, plus they open slots up for some better replacement cards and VERY needed spot removal!


Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons x3 This is an incredible replacement for aviary mechanic that allows you to -2/-2 each time you successfully deal damage, and get to potentially make two 1/1 deathtouch sneks (if there are two targets)

Fatal Push x4 or Declaration in Stone x4 or Murder x4 Good removal is very important c:

Decimator Beetle is a really secretly good top-of-the-curve cheap card in this deck. It has a very decent body in which to place it's (two-four -1/-1 counters on hopefully) that with Snek out on the battlefield lets him also shoot -2/-2 out at the offense each turn. Good replacement for Angel in my book

As for your lands and remaining slots, I say just fiddle with the removal listed and find a good blend! Another great card however to adjust into your 20-21 lands is Grasping Dunes. With snek, it's a -2/-2 shock attached to a land! Very powerful.

Hope you have fun fiddling with my suggestions!

Mizzazzi on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

4 days ago

Honestly you made this really hard and while I cant think of anything that really needs to be cut with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons EDH decks rising up do you think that a copy of Guardian Seraph would be good to run? I mean it prevents the go wide and attack with 1/1 creatures and forces them to leave you alone to find a way to either pump their army or hit you with. I know you already Archangel of Tithes But this might be helpful? And have you thought of the Gideon of the Trials? Idk he might be fun to play around with to help with board politics! +1 Anway for making a damn soild deck! Had to think for a good while on what to suggest!

AltSilhouette on Hapatra Beatdown

4 days ago

I love this deck! I'm building something quite similar, but am trying to maindeck Black Sun's Zenith and possibly Soul Snuffers. In combination with Dusk Urchins, Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, and especially Nest of Scarabs, they should help clear the board and generate tons of tokens. What are your thoughts on those?

Also, since you're already running Green, did you consider using Young Wolf instead of Butcher Ghoul?

Spirits on You can't Touch That! Under 50$ format

5 days ago

Hi SolomonsEfreet,

Nice to have seen the 1/1 Snakes be set free on Thursday.

Black Sun's Zenith $3 would be all star.

Gale Force is a high CMC, it will kill 1/1 Thopter but little else in this format. Why not just Toxic Deluge for 1.

Really like Sorceress Queen, very cool.

Guul Draz Assassin is just -2/-2, he doesn't use counters so he's not right, won't make 1/1 Snakes. Why not just a Royal Assassin for 1/3 the cost.

Gladehart Cavalry for CMC 7, he adds +1/+1 counters, which actually remove -1/-1 counters, which you then won't be able to proliferate. He's counter productive with this Commander.

Rendclaw Trow has Wither and Persist, so he makes 2 1/1 Snakes when blocked, plus 1 1/1 Snake when he persists. 3 1/1 Snakes, a 2/2 wither, a 1/1 wither for CMC 3 is pretty OP for $0.25.

Alpha Authority, Enchantment based Hexproof (unless it's Bestow or something), isn't usually good, Swiftfoot Boots a far better option.

Never//Return could be a Hero's Downfall which is Instant speed and less than $3.50.

Carnifex Demon can keep making snakes for . CMC 6 for 4/4 Flying + 2 1/1 Snakes then for another 2 1/1 Snakes and he becomes a 6/6 Flying. Pretty decent. You have some other CMC 7 creatures that do much less for $0.60, like Arachnus Spinner, Skysnare Spider.

Midnight Banshee could create a few 1/1 Snakes, he doesn't hit himself or Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons. Just think of the poor 2/2 Wolfs though! He also is Whither, much better than a Arachnus Spinner or Skysnare Spider.

Grim Affliction the proliferate seems good, but not sure how many lingering -1/-1 there are. Definetely if you continue to pump up your -1/-1 counters through Wither and ETB's it would be useful. It's 2 1/1 Snakes but could be many more depending on the board state.

Deity of Scars CMC 5 for a 5/5 Trample is good, comes with 2 1/1 Snakes and for can make 2 more 1/1 Snakes and regenerate! $2.50 though, not sure if anyone of value can come out.

Some ideas anyway.

BudyWolfe on Wither Hither and Thither

6 days ago

Channeler Initiate is a great play, ramp you up a turn ahead and although its on your own creatures, produces a snake with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and nets you 3 insects with Nest of Scarabs.

monitz87 on Hapatra's zombies

1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback! I know I'm stretching the zombie thing a little thin, but I just love how well Festering Mummy, Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Plague Belcher work together. I'm thinking of replacing both Gravedigger with liliana, death's majesty. That would help me recycle my hapatras (which are getting removed as soon as I drop them) and make them zombies, which makes them hella sturdy if I manage to drop Lord of the Accursed or Liliana's Mastery (also the menace from lord of the accursed helps them put counters more easily). Of course, that is very late game.

I agree about the cartouches and trials. I'm thinking of replacing them all with Fatal Push and Never//Return.

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