Hapatra Prime

Infinite combo - Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Devoted Druid + Quillspike

Included in the text below is a complete Primer for the deck.

The idea of this deck is to control the battlefield through negative one counters and win with a few different combos that are fast paced and hit hard. The Strengths are control, which comes about through removal, tokens, and counters. The weaknesses are there are no flying creatures in the deck, which can be an issue, but luckily your Sideboard can be utilized to take care of the enemy creatures. Other weaknesses are the combo setup is subject to disruption by removal. To counter this, there are several cards in the deck that provide regeneration, Hexproof, and return from graveyard effects.

Win conditions

  • Slow damage through smaller creatures while controlling the opponent with creature removal and negative counters

  • stealing an opponents creatures and maximizing mid-game damage with Necroskitter and removal spells

  • creating a Quillspike and Devoted Druid combo, infinitely cycling counters, mana, and a creature buff. Protect Quillspike or Devoted Druid with Vines of Vastwood.

  • Use Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and any negative counter creators or the infinite comb to create an army of deathtouch creatures. This is the main idea of the deck, but the combo can be hard to build. That is why there is multiple ways to win.

Removal Spells

Hand Disruption

Negative Counter Producers


Token Generators

Enchantment Hate

Special Utility

1x Black Sun's Zenith

This card is the board effect that could mean Victory against certain decks. Most notably, token decks.

(Create mass -1/-1 counters)

2x Golgari Charm

This card offers multiple utility, most notably Regeneration. It also provides control against Enchantments. Cards like Solemnity can single handedly stop this deck from functioning, so it is important to keep these in the sideboard.

Budget options

  • Exchange Verdant Catacombs out for cards like City of Brass or Temple of Malady. Lands are the most expensive part of this deck, but since it is a two color deck it can be played at a moderately efficient level without the fetch lands.

  • substitute Devoted Druid for two Blowfly Infestations and a Decimator Beetle. You'll lose two total creatures this way, but the deck still performs well. Channeler Initiate is another option, this card has similar utility to Devoted Druid but does not allow for infinite combos.

  • Two good budget counter generators that are Trigon of Corruptions or Scars. This still gives you extra negative counter generators but will inevitably slow down the performance of the deck compared to the other options.

  • Search for damaged or moderately played cards. Sometimes people forget they can get a huge discount on their decks by looking for different printings or worn cards. Sometimes you can save up to 75% of the card's cost by shopping this way. Foreign languages are also an option as they are still legal for use.


Ive done quite a bit of edits to this deck recently and its performance has increased quite a bit.


ThatRaptorGuy says... #3

Check out my budget hapatra deck: Exodus 9:1–3, the 'Outside of Amonkhet' section might have some card suggestions you haven't listed yet that work well with this kind of deck.

Also, you can infinite combo with Blowfly Infestation and Nest of Scarabs or Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons.

September 29, 2017 4:18 a.m.

burton84k says... #4

Ive been toying with a very similar list. I think you can value Obelisk Spider over Glistener Elf or maybe some of your other three drops. Obelisk Spider, Devoted Druid and Quillspike end the game and all hit on Collected Company. Oblesik Spider works extremely well with Black Suns Zenith and a pile of snake token. Hopefully this gives you some food for thought. Kudos!

November 15, 2017 11:11 p.m.

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72% Casual

28% Competitive

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Date added 5 months
Last updated 1 month
Splash colors BG

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.38
Tokens 1/1 Snake
Folders normal, Modern, Decks I think are lit, wannabe
Top rank #53 on 2017-07-10
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Revision 6 See all

1 month ago)

+4 Glistener Elf main
+4 Predator's Strike main
+2 Phyrexian Crusader main
-3 Noxious Hatchling side
+2 Thoughtseize side
-1 Contagion Engine side
+1 Golgari Charm side
-2 Nest of Scarabs side
+3 Tormod's Crypt side
+2 Treasured Find side
+1 Damnation side
-3 Natural State side
+3 Fatal Push side
-3 Grim Affliction side
-1 Collected Company maybe
-1 Temple of Malady maybe
-1 Decimator Beetle maybe
-1 Carnifex Demon maybe
-1 City of Brass maybe
-1 Channeler Initiate maybe
and 24 other change(s)