Hex Parasite


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Hex Parasite

Artifact Creature — Insect

: Remove up to X counters from target permanent. For each counter removed this way, Hex Parasite gets +1/+0 until end of turn. ( may be paid for with either or 2 life.)

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Hex Parasite Discussion

Mj3913 on The Wall

1 month ago

Fyi your landbase needs fixing. You cannot have land types outside your colors i.e. no mountains. The off color fetch is fine.

Now onto the suggestion part,Hex Parasite, Vampire Hexmage, Thief of Blood are all good removing counters from things like your Dark Depths and superfriends decks.

clayperce on Martyr Proc w/ Resplendent Angel

1 month ago

I haven't tested Resplendent Angel so I can't speak to it but here are a few other thoughts:

  • 'Destroy' effects aren't great in my current meta, so I personally prefer Settle the Wreckage or Hallowed Burial over Cleansing Nova.
  • I go back-and-forth on Hex Parasite ... it's especially great vs. Planeswalkers, but Flash Angels seem just a little better to me lately
  • Speaking of which, I found Archangel Avacyn  Flip to be just a little too slow for my tastes (and that's with 25 Lands in my deck) . I moved to Restoration Angel recently and really like her. Coming in a turn earlier has been extremely relevant, and her ETB is great with a BUNCh of our cards.

Also, if you're not already aware of them, I highly recommend the Martyr group over on Facebook and the Martyr channel on Discord.

Draw well!


Paging cstick. I figured you'd probably have some thoughts here :-)

Sizorninja77 on Yuriko • Kunoichi

1 month ago

Conspiracy and Xenograft do the same thing as Arcane Adaptation. A few of your creatures I don't feel are necessary such as Artificer's Assistant, Bearer of Silence and Entomber Exarch. I would even take out Hex Parasite and replace all these with small evasive creatures. Thalakos Seer and Nether Traitor and a couple of my favorites. I would also add more library manipulation so you have predictable flips when ninjas deal combat damage. Lastly I would add more expensive spells so that your opponents get hit hard when your ninjas deal damage. My version of Yuriko definitely isn't perfect, but you can check it out for more ideas if you want.

pokepower116 on The Lich is Back

1 month ago

Mana Fixing - Hard to go wrong with Chromatic Lantern! Since your commander costs 4, Coldsteel Heart or Fellwar Stone might not be bad ideas to go along with your signets so that you can ramp it out on turn 3. As far as lands go, I think they're gonna be your best bet for filtering since you have so many options available to you! Aside from the obvious dual lands and fetch lands; there are the rest of the filter lands cycle with Mystic Gate and Sunken Ruins; there's the old Odyssey filters Skycloud Expanse and Darkwater Catacombs; River of Tears and Nimbus Maze are criminally underplayed but fantastic cards; there are the new battlebond lands Morphic Pool and Sea of Clouds; and lastly there are the lands that tap for any color like Mana Confluence, City of Brass, Forbidden Orchard.

As far as staying alive goes, I notice you already have Solemnity in your maybeboard to combo with Glacial Chasm and Delaying Shield but another card that works well with Delaying Shield is Soul Echo. As long as Soul Echo has one counter on it, you're pretty much immune from damage. Also it's another card that lets you drop below 0 life. Obviously not a great combo with Solemnity but I think running one of the two wouldn't be a bad idea!

On the other side of that coin, if you happen to have Repay in Kind in hand and need to be at 0 life, Wall of Blood or Hex Parasite can help with that. Hex Parasite can only drain in increments of 2 but is a bit more versatile of a card whereas Wall of Blood can drain one life at a time, but is pretty much there only for that.

Hope some of this helped at all!

DrukenReaps on Budget Darigaaz, Reincarnated

2 months ago

Homelessguy you can't remove the egg counters because Darigaaz is in exile. Though some of those are still really good especially in metas that see a lot of planeswalkers. I've used Hex Parasite to devastating effect a few times, lol.

TimmyTheTom found a $40-ish list here


It looks like a decent budget list. You can find others by following the links in the 'similar decks' section on this page


Hope that helps.

Homelessguy on Budget Darigaaz, Reincarnated

2 months ago

Ferropede Hex Parasite Quarry Hauler Spinal Parasite Thrull Parasite Vampire Hexmage

hex parasite and Vampire hexmage are probably the best ones on this list though

SirupyTuna on Scare the creature out of you

3 months ago

I have playsets of Thing in the Ice  Flip and Spellskite sitting around and thought I would entertain the idea of a horror deck. I came across this one in my search for inspiration. Unfortunately I won't be forking over a small fortune for a set of Phyrexian Obliterator, so I'll have to think of something more budget friendly. I really like the synergy with Hex Parasite, though. Nice touch!

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