Hired Poisoner

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Hired Poisoner

Creature — Human Assassin


legendofa on

1 year ago

Hired Poisoner , Massacre Girl , and Ochran Assassin also give some more options. You also want to take advantage of creatures dying, so cards like Rushed Rebirth , Blood Artist , and Sangromancer can offer some support.

libraryjoy on Black and White - please help!

2 years ago

I don't think it will. You have enough lifegain to make up for a few early hits. If you want to keep a 1-cost creature in that slot, I would chose something that has deathtouch naturally, and then reduce slots elsewhere. Options for a 1-cmc with deathtouch are Foulmire Knight , Hired Poisoner , Pharika's Chosen , Ruthless Ripper , Typhoid Rats , or Vampire of the Dire Moon . I like the last one best, but it's also the most expensive.

EnbyGolem on Dark Pauper Brew

2 years ago

Cool concept! Have you considered adding Typhoid Rats, Pharika's Chosen, or Hired Poisoner? They would let you get deathtouch on the board quickly while also helping lower your curve.

Raknulfr on Golgari Swarm - Undergrowth

3 years ago


I personally think Guardian Project is a great addition for every Commander-Deck with green in it. Not that cheap but awesome!

Low CMC deathtoucher like Foulmire Knight , Hired Poisoner , Sedge Scorpion and Vampire of the Dire Moon are a nice threat agains big stuff of your opponents and are cheap creatures to get into the graveyard for undergrowth.

Nuubi on How would deathtouch and infect …

4 years ago

So, say I have a creature with deathtouch, something like Hired Poisoner and I play an artifact that gives infect or Triumph of the Hordes . Would deathtouch be cancelled out because of infect or are the -1/-1 counters still considered damage on a creature and it would kill the other creature no matter what because damage was dealt?

Kjartan on Murder all the Things

4 years ago

How did you end up with 4x Hired Poisoner and 0 Ruthless Ripper ?

Do you just like Hired's picture that much better, or what?

Kjartan on Murder all the Things

4 years ago

I assume this is built out of cards you owned at the time of construction, and that's why you only run 2 Murder and 2 Asphyxiate /3 Assassinate , as well as having a 2/2 split between Ruthless Ripper and Hired Poisoner .

Even so, I have to question you on some of these other choices:

Assassin's Strike seems like a terrible option. This late in the game, your opponent likely doesn't even have anything to discard, essentially making it a 6 mana sorcery removal spell.

Contract Killing also seems bad, since your only 6+ mana card is Assassin's Strike . And unless you hold a lot of cards back, those clues, with 5 lands in play, or not gonna do a whole lot.

Destroy the Evidence definitely also seems bad. Most decks don't care about losing a land this late in the game, and milling them will more than likely just help them. Since you're not a land destruction deck, nor a mill deck, I don't think you have a way of capitalizing on this card.

As for suggestions, something to deal with non-creature decks, and some overall better spells. Doesn't have to be expensive, just Duress , more Murder s, Victim of Night n' all that.

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