Creature — Human Pirate
When Hostage Taker enters the battlefield, exile another target creature or artifact until Hostage Taker leaves the battlefield. You may cast that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any type to cast that spell.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Hostage Taker Discussion
2 weeks ago
I had a lot of fun with Bant Party Bus lol, but this brings up some cool ideas! Hostage Taker seems interesting if you could squeeze the use out of him, and Blood for Bones seems great. I wonder if there's a Scholar of the Ages brew with Blood for Bones.. that combo is awesome lol.
The Battlement is awesome. I was using lots of Elvish Visionarys and Llanowar Visionarys (ramps a bit too!) and the main idea of the deck was Leyline of Anticipation. It's hilarious flashing in Battlement to scoop up blockers and then instant-speed Shatter the Sky to draw a card, sweep the board, and get my entire board back drawing 5 more cards lol. Elite Guardmage seems pretty good here, maybe I'll have to try that!
Yorion, Sky Nomad and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling are really great inclusions that both fit into your Esper colors as well. And Cloudshift can do some stuff! I found less use in Long Road Home but it exists and can also target the opponents creatures last resort if you need to eliminate a certain effect temporarily.. I've had that happen.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Skybind is just a value engine so I don't think its particularly worth running more copies that are typically dead.
It could be worth it only if your up against lots of midrange/control opponents playing lots of enchantment hate.
Teferi also works well with Wishclaw. In other lists, I'm testing a copy of Hostage Taker, which can also reuse Wishclaw repeatedly in a pinch (especially combined with Yorion, Fires, and Teferi), and give alternative lines of play.
2 months ago
The owner of the Sol Ring would get it back. When something changes zones, it has no "memory" of its previous existence.
Let's examine what would happen in a simpler example. You cast Hostage Taker and exile my Sol Ring. Hostage Taker then leaves the battlefield somehow. The Sol Ring then enters the battlefield under my control. It has no memory of its previous controller only its owner.
The same idea applies here. Even though you controlled your opponent's Sol Ring when it was exiled, the exiled Sol Ring doesn't "remember" who controlled it last. All it "knows" is who its owner is. When you blink Hostage Taker with Aminatou, they get their Sol Ring back immediately (during the resolution of the blink effect). Luckily, this means that you can target it with the Hostage Taker ETB trigger.
Hope this helps!!
2 months ago
The other night, I played Hostage Taker and stole an opponents Sol Ring, and then cast it the same turn. Then, my opponent stole Hostage Taker and blinked it with his own Conjurer's Closet targetting the sol ring that I stole, but was unable to cast it at that time. I then blinked the Hostage Taker with Aminatou, the Fateshifter. Who gains control of the sol ring? Me because I controlled it when it was exiled, or my opponent, who "owns" it?
3 months ago
Lets not forget the greatest errata ever on Hostage Taker which needed to be changed before the set because it caused a draw if played without a valid target other than itself.
3 months ago
Dying Wish could represent the scene where Buttercup pushes Wesley down the hill and he yells "as you wish!"