Hex Parasite


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
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

franjimen421 on Final Countdown

1 month ago

you know that the doom counter isn't actually on Baron Von Count so things like Hex Parasite wouldn't work with him...

Madhava on Common Goal

1 month ago

I dig it.

Seems like a short list of creatures to be running with Worship x4, though. Some Mutavaults might go a long way toward ensuring you've a creature when you need. Great at dodging boardwipes, too.

Elspeth, Knight-Errant could also be helpful in keeping a creature on the board, although you'd need to swap Suppression Fields for Pithing Needles.

Noticed Magus of the Tabernacle on your maybeboard... these guys are brutal with your Ghostly Prisons/Spheres/Tithes (Archangel of Tithes too). Recommend.

Hex Parasite might be useful, on side or main, for eating planeswalkers.

From played a good share of Ghostly Prison-themed decks in Modern, I must say that my least favorite matchups were always Tron (any version). You just can't tax Tron that way. If you're taking this to FNM, I'd really recommend loading the sideboard with Tron-answers.

wisegreenbean on

1 month ago

If you intend for this to be a modern deck, as in you intend to take it to modern nights and the like, that's what my suggestions are focused towards. First off, Sanguine Bond is just too slow. Games often end turn 4, making the 5 drop win-con with no acceleration rather sketchy.

Hex Parasite is a good back up when you need to lose a lot of life in a hurry for your combo. Admittedly it doesn't get any bigger most of the time, but as near as I can tell, your primary win con really is to gain the life back and then get the Vizkopa kill, making Hex Parasite. It's also actually a good effect vs affinity and counters company, which will be running creatures with counters on them. I'd suggest at least 1-2, in the event you get Surgical Extraction hitting Immolating Souleater.

Speaking of surgical effects, I think your side board needs a lot of work. You are VERY heavily invested in kill spells in your mainboard, and some matchups require few or no kill spells. Those are mostly dead draws against things like storm, valakut decks, lantern control, UW control, etc. You should consider diversifying you side-board to handle non-creature based avenues of attack. As near as I can tell you're on a budget, so I'll try to keep my suggestions under $5. Stony Silence, Inquisition of Kozilek, more Duress, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Relic of Progenitus. Barter in Blood seems very rough, considering you might be sweeping yourself too.

I'd cut Condemn for Blessed Alliance. Or just cut Condemn, I see you're at 63 cards maindeck, and you want to get down to 60.

If you're in the market for sideboard sweepers, Dusk might be up your alley.

Last note, burn matchup seems potentially rather dangerous, may need some life gain in side board. Another reason why Blessed Alliance is very reasonable.

Bringiton4 on Spider Tribe

2 months ago

Also Hex Parasite comes down early any your not afraid of it dying as if it does it gets you half way to delirium on its own.

Bringiton4 on Spider Tribe

2 months ago

Hex Parasiteis in there because I needed a few more early plays, and it sort of looks like a spider. Its ability is pretty relevant all game too.

I would love to add a Swarmyard in deffinatly. ATM I own all these cards would have to get a one and they are not the cheapest card lol.

Im surprised you said to take out Assault Formation I think it makes spiders a lot better for only 2 mana

Bloodfrenzy on Spider Tribe

2 months ago

Not sure why you have the Hex Parasite in there. I think Swarmyard would be perfect for saving those big spiders. Some slight changes will make it run smoother and be a good start. -2 Hex Parasite-1 Spider Spawning-2 Assault Formation-1 Ishkanah, Grafwidow-1 Lotus Bloom+3 Traverse the Ulvenwald+4 Deadly Recluse

TheRoflCoptr on Bongo Bongo would be Proud

3 months ago

I'd remove Triskelion, Wood Elves because Nissa's got it covered, Maelstrom Pulse is not as great in commander, unfortunately.Also, i'm considering Killing Wave over Black Sun's Zenith.

Hex Parasite is good to keep your creatures undying/persisting. Grim Flayerfor mulching. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and Archetype of Endurance in the triskelion spot. Lightning Greaves or other creature protection is going to be necessary to keep 'Meren the gains.

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