Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

Legendary Creature — Human Cleric

Whenever Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons deals combat damage to a player, you may put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.

Whenever you put one or more -1/-1 counters on a creature, create a 1/1 green Snake creature token with deathtouch.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons Discussion

Omniscience_is_life on Which deck to build next?

1 month ago

I've had great experiences with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons (I've been playing her since she was released), but that deck gets into a lot of token-based shenanigans which may be too Kykar-esque for your liking.

Hardhitta7 on Which deck to build next?

1 month ago

I’m looking to build my 4th deck sometime in the future but I want it to be different from my usual play style. So no spellslinger or tribal decks. I have Kykar, Wind's Fury , Adeliz, the Cinder Wind , and a Akiri, Fearless Voyager Samurai deck that I’m still putting the finishing touches on.

As you can see I have no green or black decks so I was hoping to use those two colors. So either Golgari or a 3 color deck with those two colors.

So far I’ve came up with a Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons deck and a Glissa, the Traitor deck. Out of those two I like Hapatra more although I would like an artifact deck too.

Anyone have suggestions for what I should build next? Either one of those two? Or maybe something completely different?

Gidgetimer on Looking for a spot for …

1 month ago

As others have said, any deck that runs black can make great use of it. That being said, I have had great luck with it in Oloro, Ageless Ascetic , Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons , and Tayam, Luminous Enigma . All three are combo decks with various lines of play. I wait to draw into half of a combo and then tutor the other half.

TheVectornaut on Who dat boi - please help

1 month ago

Hey, I saw your comment. Is this an alternate account for twechsler or is this deck just inspired by theirs? Either way, I'll go into greater depth on some possible build paths. libraryjoy is correct in that if you're (mostly) mono-green, your best way to destroy creatures is often to take advantage of the abilities on your own creatures. You already have the deathtouch style shell so I'd just focus on that. But even with deathtouch, there are a fair number of options for guaranteeing that damage gets dealt. There are the bow/staff cards like I use in my artifact commander deck A Pile of Cans with the deathtouch from Sydri, Galvanic Genius . Then there's fight effects which you can see working with Wren's Run Packmaster in my wolfless wolf deck Size of the Fight in the Dog (although this strategy doesn't require DT if your creatures have high enough power). A final approach is forced combat damage. Since it's been mentioned the least, that's what I'll focus on here.

Forced block cards like Lure , Gift of the Deity , Indrik Umbra , Ochran Assassin , Roar of Challenge , Tempting Licid , Provoke , Irresistible Prey , or Tangle Angler are the core of such a deck. Most of these cards are rather costly in terms of CMC, and I'd consequently only recommend such a deck for slower casual play. It should be pretty strong in creature-heavy metas though. If that sounds reasonable, the next thing you have to decide on are the creatures and supporting cards. These choices aren't always obvious because of the many things a deck like this wants. For example, it may be better to play cheap deathtouch creatures like Deathcap Cultivator , Gifted Aetherborn , Narnam Renegade , Wasteland Viper , and Nightshade Peddler so you can start controlling the board sooner. But if all your DT creatures have low power, they'll only be able to kill 1 or 2 things off a big forced block. Thus, it may be better to instead grant deathtouch with other cards like Basilisk Collar , Deadly Allure , Virulent Swipe , Bow of Nylea , Archetype of Finality , or Ohran Frostfang . Then, you could just run creatures with high attack for their cost. Still, I think there's something to be said of looking for other abilities that interact well with deathtouch. First strike and double strike are the most obvious examples because they can let your creatures survive combat to attack all over again on later turns. Viridian Claw , Glissa, the Traitor , and Grappling Hook see play in such decks for this reason. Alternatively, you can learn from the synergy of the Frostfang that abilities triggering on face damage pair well with deathtouch. Only a fool would block your 1/1 DT with their 3/3, but if that 1/1 is drawing you a card, suddenly that trade sounds more appealing. Cold-Eyed Selkie , Dimir Cutpurse , Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Oakhame Adversary , Ohran Viper , Tomebound Lich , Fynn, the Fangbearer , and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons are some cards that might fill this role.

I know I've just rattled off a lot of cards here. I'll try putting together a casual deck to demonstrate what I'm talking about when I find the time.

As an aside, I see that you've included Novablast Wurm as the only meaningful white spell in this version of the deck. It's too slow to see play in anything but ramp, but it can definitely be built around as a beefy Wrath of God too. Consider using something like Heroic Intervention or a Dauntless Escort sacrifice to break the symmetry on the board wipe. Also, creatures that grant boons on death like Thragtusk or Wurmcoil Engine could find a home in a self-wipe deck, although the Wurm might be outclassed then by something more traditional like Austere Command , Settle the Wreckage , Kindred Dominance , or Phyrexian Rebirth .

Coward_Token on Strixhaven spoiler season

2 months ago

Mmmm okay quite positive about the Silverquill deck:

Cunning Rhetoric: Fun and nicely costed. Thantis, the Warweaver approves.

Bold Plagiarist: Unfortunately, it's not whenever anyone puts counters on an opponent's creature, so some symmetrical cards like Evolutionary Escalation won't work since you're the one putting down all the counters. There's a handful that seems to fit the bill tho: Shadrix Silverquill , Orzhov Advokist , Regna's Sanction , Tempt with Glory (why is this a six-drop?) and Agitator Ant . (Also Oversimplify , but I don't think there's a way for Bold Plagiarist to see the Fractals getting their counters.) I kinda wish it was an Aura or auto-attaching Equipment.

Author of Shadows: Graveyard hate is nice and all but one measly card for MV 5? Would have been cool if you got something from each opponent.

Keen Duelist: Something between Bob and BO . Probably not as competitive as the former, but it's fun.

Scholarship Sponsor: Go go Aven Mindcensor , obviously. Compare Explosive Vegetation .

Stinging Study: Whoah okay. No Ad Nauseam , but I like that this rewards the more expensive commanders (Wait no shoo! Go away Dargo !) With an MV 5+ card at the helm it's a fine rate.

Promise of Loyalty: Mm-hm, it's nice that they're working on white wraths. Great for and against Voltron decks.

Combat Calligrapher: White flying token gifter that also makes evasive tokens for yourself? My Marisi deck welcomes it with open arms.

Tempting Contract: This can certainly get out of hand, but for something that's basically a tapped MV 4 mana rock I wish it made you one Treasure guaranteed per trigger, like the Tempting Offer spells it's based on.

Nils, Discipline Enforcer: While far from competitive, here's a fun commander for some of those abovementioned counter-giving cards

Fain, the Broker: As mentioned by Muddstah, a Trading Post in the command zone is pretty neat, and none of the "conversion" abilities cost any mana! That untapping will probably be used for some nonsense or other

Felisa, Fang of Silverquill: Kinda funny that enemy Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and The Scorpion God players can end up making tokens for you. Black Sun's Zenith can make a Martial Coup impression here. Are there any old creatures in orzhov that makes large amounts of weird counters for itself?

seshiro_of_the_orochi on None

2 months ago

Pretty cool with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons or Necroskitter , but definitely not worth six mana. Look at the kind of powerhouse enchantments existing at CMC 6 and 7:

Shark Typhoon

True Conviction

Fiery Emancipation

Zendikar Resurgent

Wound Reflection

And so on and so forth. All of these basically win the game if not answered. Your enchantment definitely needs more power. I like the general idea though.

CaptainToll on Are there any old cards …

2 months ago

Dance of the Manse : For pillowforty decks like Pramikon to return removed stax pieces like Suppression Field (very strong card as it includes fetchlands and PW's and shuts off a nice variety of other stuff....mainly all of my other decks as they often assemble creature loops), or Oath of Lieges , or Confounding Conundrum (vs pesky ramp) and so on. It's in mah baby Pramikon Hurr Durr Slow Game.

Driven / Despair : You got tokens? You in G/B? Man get your opponents some true despair. Super nasty in Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons . Could be deece in Grismold, the Dreadsower .

Ghostly Pilferer : You want to have a value piece vs commanders and a discard outlet for potential reanimator style and the ability to draw on its own? Here you go. Speaking of reanimator: get yourself some ape snake with Thieving Amalgam . This thing takes over the game, if reanimated early (sure Grave Titan , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sire Of Insanity and a heap of others do so too, but they are not as cheap as mah boi or make it a non game like the Sire or Jin-Gitaxias do). It's like a battlecruiser version of Consecrated Sphinx .

Joven : because reasons. Aesthetics. Insane with Liquimetal Coating . Stone Rain on a chonky stick.

theFro on tayam tappos?

2 months ago

looking at tayam i see three (3) things that tickle my fancy

1) "each other creature you control" means tokens are fair game

2) "remove three counters from among" means all counters are fair game, and they don't have to be on the same card

3) "CMC 3 or less" means value dorks!

this makes me think that cards like Herald of Anafenza for counters/tokens/more counters; Ammit Eternal for a steady supply of counters, pairs well w/cards like Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons / Flourishing Defenses ; or maybe even Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip and other value-ogres are more viable than the heavy-hitters at the top of the curve?

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