Hostage Taker

Hostage Taker

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.

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Hostage Taker occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Standard:

All decks: 0.3%

Hostage Taker Discussion

Amb130 on 5 Color ETB Control

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?

Meachman on Yarok, Mayor of Valuetown

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.

The THB omens feel like they work well with Yarok--Omen of the Hunt (over Grow from the Ashes), Omen of the Dead, Omen of the Sea.

Looks a little light on removal. Ravenous Chupacabra and Shriekmaw give you some removal options, and Hostage Taker lets you steal afterwards.

TarimodV on Gonti Pionnering Silumgar

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the upvote and the suggestion, Ninjew42! I am currently running 3xHostage Taker in the side for when my opponent runs an artifact heavy deck. It helps against Ensoul Artifact decks.

Ninjew42 on Gonti Pionnering Silumgar

1 month ago

Hostage Taker is another option.

Andrew30001 on Thefty Muldrotha

1 month ago

Oh! I forgot about Hostage Taker. This should be perfect for your strategy.

Andrew30001 on Thefty Muldrotha

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!

Ninjew42 on

1 month ago

Hostage Taker might work here and Spark Double for more fun.

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