Grim Hireling

Grim Hireling

Creature — Tiefling Rogue

Whenever one or more creature you control deal combat damage to a player, create two Treasure tokens. (They're artifacts with ", Sacrifice this: Gain one mana of any colour.")

, Sacrifice X Treasures: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn. Activate this ability only as a sorcery.

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Grim Hireling Discussion

Epicurus on Always Loot the Bodies

1 week ago

dfbenj Thanks for the comments!

First off, you're spot on with Dauthi Voidwalker; Reanimation is the major theme of the deck, and exiling kills that plan. There's a similar issue with Mari, though that one could be interesting. Most of the fodder for reanimation is gained through mill, so it wouldn't necessarily be counterproductive the same way that the Voidwalker is. Worth playtesting.

I definitely want to make room for Prosperous Thief, and will be looking into something to cut for that. However, Grim Hireling is really just one mana too many for me to feel comfortable about considering it to be ramp. To reference an analogy, I had a brief love affair with Smothering Tithe, because yay white ramp. But after running it in basically every deck I made with white I noticed that by the time I started to benefit from it I really didn't need the mana. So a lot of the time it was a dead draw. I could forsee the same issue with the Hireling.

As for the staples you mentioned, in this particular deck Drown in the Loch is a better card to have than Counterspell for many reasons, and while the other counters I have in here cost more they also feed the theme. If there was room for another counter, the OG would be the top choice. For that matter, if milling was a major wincon (which it is not), I would include Arcane Denial.

Finally, I abhor Cyclonic Rift. I refuse to use it, ever. If I was building cEDH, it would be an automatic include. But, then again, so would be a lot of things. Rogue tribal is not competitive enough to do stuff like that.


dfbenj on Always Loot the Bodies

1 week ago

Really fun decklist and deck name, haha! I was curious what you've thought about these Rogue rampy cards - Grim Hireling and Prosperous Thief and Mari, the Killing Quill? I'm also generally a fan of Dauthi Voidwalker, but could see the exile causing bad synergy with reanimation

Coward_Token on Streets of New Capenna

1 month ago

Back to card comments

Shield counters are neat, could maybe see them on black too since they're pretty similar to regenerate

Like that Maestros is leaning into spell sling with saccing rather than Grixis' (the Alara shard) reanimation

Mestros Diabolist: how is this not a Warlock?

Evelyn: Don't have to cast collected cards on just your own turn, so e.g. Leyline of Anticipation can provide quite a lot of value here. Can't think of a lot of ways to make a lot of vamps in grixis tho.

Maestros Initiate: neat common design, 3 power makes it fine casualty fodder

Professional Face-Breaker: treasure-on-damage has always felt like a strongly red mechanic to me (shaking my fist at Malcolm and Grim Hireling), so I'm glad the color if finally getting the more go-wide-friendly version of this effect. Built-in evasion AND impulsive draw makes this solid.

Kros: sketching out a deck, lets see how it goes: Kros, Defense Contractor. A bit sad that Curse of Predation doesn't work as well as it could since the goad will run out before the enemy creature has a chance to attack again.

Phabine: dunno why it's so conservatively costed, especially when parley has the downside of giving people cards

FounderX on Cunning Dark Elves

3 months ago

glhfJKiHax, your build is awesome!! makes my build stand in the corner. Grim Hireling is indeed a nice card, I don't think I have room in the 99 for it, since my build isn't aggro heavy and missing a few overrun type spells and abilities, but do see it working in your build. Great inspiration, will definitely try out a few cards.

glhfJKiHax on Cunning Dark Elves

4 months ago

Great deck. I love seeing how other people put their Lathrils together.

I have been finding that Grim Hireling does a bunch in my deck. Is it something you think you would consider?

Leonantti on How does the tokens section …

5 months ago

ivaggione Hey, thank you for your replies. I really appreciate that you are trying to deal with these issues as they come up.

Unfortunately the "tokens displayed from the same printing as the card that makes them" does not work in some cases since, for example, my Mill Among Thieves has only one card that makes the Treasure tokens, Grim Hireling, which is from the set D&D: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms but the token displayed in the side bar and playtest is still from the Crimson Vow set.

Also the fact that each card that makes a token gets listed in the token side bard makes the token side bar really clustered up. For example my Call of Souls deck has many sources that create same kind of tokens and it now lists same kind of token multiple times (my deck's token side bar lists black 2/2 zombie five times when they are all the same kind of token!).

Could you please, please implement a functionality that when checked in the editor would ignore what tokens the cards create and only look at what tokens are added to the token board in the editor and then list those in the deck's side bar token section?

Leonantti on How does the tokens section …

5 months ago

ivaggione Hey, I tested it and it should be working, thank you! Though while testing I noticed some issues:

  • if a card makes a token, the token listed on the sidebar shows the latest printed art of that token (for example, the Grim Hireling on the decklist makes a Treasure token from Crimson Vow to appear).

  • when you list a token you wanna use, it does not replace the token that the decklist shows by default if the deck has a card that makes a token (for example again, Grim Hireling is a card that makes a Treasure token, by default the site uses Crimson Vow Treasure token, I choose a Treasure token from another set and now they both show in the sidebar).

skeletonkey8 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

6 months ago

I heard of another card too suggest here, not sure of you have seen this one before, Druids' Repository, i thought it might be better than Grim Hireling.

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