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.
|Have (2)||GeminiSpartanX , metalmagic|
|Want (3)||Mika652 , c0nstantine , Nurarihyon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Hostage Taker occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
All decks: 0.3%
Hostage Taker Discussion
2 weeks ago
So it really depends on what direction you want the deck to go. Mistmeadow Witch, Brago, King Eternal, Eldrazi Displacer, Roon of the Hidden Realm, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling, and Soulherder are good enablers to get more ETBs. Yarok, the Desecrated is just another Panharmonicon so another great choice. If you want to lean more on Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Zealous Conscripts, Restoration Angel, and Felidar Guardian go infinite with Kiki and are also good on their own. Some solid ramp/utility creatures are Agent of Treachery, Coiling Oracle, Peregrine Drake, Dockside Extortionist, Lavinia of the Tenth Golos, Tireless Pilgrim, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Sepulchral Primordial, Pramikon, Sky Rampart, and Stonehorn Dignitary, Dockside and Peregrine being able to go infinite with Deadeye Navigator. Some good removal are Hostage Taker, Knight of Autumn, Meteor Golem, Reclamation Sage, Reflector Mage, and Venser, Shaper Savant. And that's just scratching the surface. What are you looking to do in particular?
2 weeks ago
Cards I thought about but didn’t make the cut for some reason
Aven Mindcensor,Castle Ardenvale,Dauntless Bodyguard,Elspeth Conquers Death,Fabled Passage,Fairgrounds Warden,Field of Ruin,Gideon of the Trials,Gideon, Ally of Zendikar,God-Pharaoh's Statue,Harsh Mentor,High Priest of Penance,Hostage Taker,Icy Manipulator,Immortal Servitude,Judge's Familiar,Kambal, Consul of Allocation,Knight of Autumn,Knight of the White Orchid,Labyrinth of Skophos,Lavinia, Azorius Renegade,Loxodon Smiter,Matter Reshaper,Mistcaller,Mizzium Meddler,Nimble Obstructionist,Notion Thief,Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx,Phyrexian Revoker,Remorseful Cleric,Selfless Spirit,Tithe Taker,Tomik, Distinguished Advokist,Voice of Resurgence
2 weeks ago
Yarok is powerful, but can also be a double-edged sword.
Dimir Acqueduct, Golgari Rot Farm, and Simic Growth Chamber feel like potentially dangerous lands unless you really want landfall since each one returns two lands to your hand instead of one (if you want that, Field of the Dead becomes a must). Your shock lands will also trigger twice, so be careful.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Oh! I forgot about Hostage Taker. This should be perfect for your strategy.
1 month ago
Nice unique take on Muldrotha! For starters, I would try to cut as many nonpermanents as possible because the less of those, the more cards you can cast with Muldrotha. I would take out Counterspell, Devious Cover-Up, and Price of Fame and replace them with cards like Lunar Force and Decree of Silence or even Siren Stormtamer and Kheru Spellsnatcher. You could also replace them with plain removal like Pernicious Deed, Oblivion Stone, Hostage Taker, etc. However, I very much like Spelljack because it is so on theme with the deck, keep it in! In terms of ramp, Cultivate and Explosive Vegetation are great choices, but you can get by with using Sakura-Tribe Elder, Wayfarer's Bauble, Khalni Heart Expedition, The Mending of Dominaria for your ramp package. These are useful because, once again, they are repeatable. I would also cut the Llanowar Elves if you add enough other ramp cards. Archaeomancer can be upgraded for Eternal Witness. Bond of Insight, Merfolk Secretkeeper, and Mire Triton feel a little out of place because they only mill a few cards. If you want big mill spells I would put in Mind Funeral and Traumatize and for permanents that mill, Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, Stitcher's Supplier, and Dreamborn Muse from your sideboard are all great cards and to top it all off Mesmeric Orb is a terrific card. If you want more instant and sorcery recurral The Mirari Conjecture is great for that. I'm not sure what Deadeye Navigator and Peregrine Drake are doing for you when they are on their own. Evil Twin, and any cards that copy other creatures are flavorful additions. Lastly, why not just steal their permanents when you can also steal their turns with Mindslaver. I hope my ideas have helped, and I hope you keep improving this deck!