Hex Parasite

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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Trade

Have (2) Azdranax , metalmagic
Want (2) psycocat , capkuro

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Hex Parasite occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Hex Parasite Discussion

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

9 hours ago

Netherborn Altar is a bit silly. I'll definitely enjoy the card and think it will end up in most of my decks. I write about it here because I think this is where it has the weirdest potential.

First is the simple Hex Parasite interaction. Mairsil effectively costs 6 mana forever with these 2 working together and I lose no life. Not amazing. Won't even come up in most games. Potentially saves my bacon every now and then though by making Mairsil castable after he has real deathed 4 or 5 + times.

Silly interaction comes from the altar being in the cage. I'll need a way to kill Mairsil but it goes like this.

Murder goes on the stack, Netherbon Altar from cage on stack, Sacrifice Mairsil on stack.

Sacrifice resolves, Mairsil goes to command zone, Altar resolves Mairsil goes to hand, Murder has no target.

I'm NOT 100% sure about this interaction until all the official rulings are made. It should work because the Altar does not target the commander it simply specifies the commander. This interaction is not as strong as say AEtherling in response to murder but another layer of protection for Mairsil shenanigans is always great.

enpc on Keyword Counters

2 days ago

These are times that I'm glad that Hex Parasite is a card.

BrandonJamesCAC on ▷ Metagame HATE Deck! ◁【CHONKY TAXES】

1 week ago

I like a Ranger-Captain of Eos in these decks to find weird one drops.

Like Hex Parasite

And yeah Knight of Autumn is sick.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on The Best Artifact Colors: Golgari

1 month ago

Thanks for the comments!

bushido_man96 - I do already have Conjurer's Bauble in the list, but I forgot about Urza's Bauble. It's probably better than Ichor Wellspring in this build. I'll definitely swap those. Tangle Wire is interesting, but I am not really into playing mana denial type stax.

Daedalus19876 - Good point on Sheoldred. I just love the card so much haha. A lot of my removal package can hit multiple permanent types which is why I didn't feel the need for more specific removal, but I do have a Force of Vigor sitting around so I can see about adding it. Thornbite Staff is basically a board wipe with Glissa on the battlefield due to her deathtouch. Viridian Longbow is another option with her. I've seen Ashnod's Altar + Grave Pact + Hex Parasite in Glissa before, but not Attrition + Ornithopter. I'll have to consider it.

Profet93 on All Black Everything

1 month ago

While I'm a huge fan of 38 lands, for a deck with a low curve and enough rocks, you could cut 1-2 lands should you wish. If you're going for the hatred win, you should also add Imp's Mischief. Since hatred is life loss as additional cost to cast, then it would suck if it gets countered and you still pay the life. Imps mischief "counters" counterspells to prevent this, can redirect some removal, some draw spells, and some extra turn spells. Highly recommended for any mono black build

Infernal Darkness acts as blue counter bait and can outright win you games

The redundancy of overwhelming forces and decree of pain is not needed IMO and raises your curve higher than needed. I would cut overwhelming forces as decree of pain is strictly better.

Since you're running living death, you might want to consider a sac outlet like Ashnod's Altar to help maximize it. Moreover, with ashnod's, grave titan and Nim Deathmantle, you assemble a combo

Very very surprised to see no Rings of Brighthearth! It doubles commander activation, works with fetches to give you more lands, top to draw more cards. If you ran Deserted Temple, then you could use temple, coffers, swamps, and rings to make infinite black mana and win on the spot. Not to mention doubling strip mine, wasteland, burnished heart and more.

I see no way for you to deal with artifacts and enchantments, before I make those suggestions, are you just trying to play around artifacts/enchantments and win through player removal?

Another option instead of vampire hexmage is Hex Parasite. It's repeatable and can be a way for you to kill walkers

Your deck seems like a combination of fast mana acceleration with a midrange game plan. How does it play so far? What do you feel are your biggest strengths and weaknessess?

Coward_Token on Obsidian Fireheart vs Five-Alarm Fire

3 months ago

A Five-Alarm Fire without a blaze counter on it is enchanted by a Song of the Dryads , making it a land. An Obsidian Fireheart is used to put a blaze counter on the Five-Alarm Fire.

If the Song of Dryads is removed and the Five-Alarm stops being a land, will the ability still trigger? What if a Hex Parasite removes the blaze counter from the Fireheart, but the Five-Alarm then has one put on itself by its own ability?

TheRealSpecialK on Ah Ah Ah Ah Stayin' Alive!!!

4 months ago

TheSimikBOat Thank you so much for your suggestions!! Hex Parasite is a phenomenal card I was unaware of - I will definitely look at putting it in. I actually need to update the deck - I've changed it quite a bit since this iteration. The same ideas are all still there - it just is a lot more streamlined. I'll update it in a couple days.

I have been wanting to put in K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth for a while now for the reasons you specified. One of the rough parts about this deck is how high the mana curve is. This is unavoidably because many of the spells required to make this work are a bit pricier mana-wise, so K'rrik would be a great inclusion. I graduate soon from college, so once I get my "big boy" job and start making a bit more money, I will definitely add him.

TheRealSpecialK on Ah Ah Ah Ah Stayin' Alive!!!

4 months ago

TheSimikBOat Thank you so much for your suggestions!! Hex Parasite is a phenomenal card I was unaware of - I will definitely look at putting it in. I actually need to update the deck - I've changed it quite a bit since this iteration. The same ideas are all still there - it just is a lot more streamlined. I'll update it in a couple days.

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