Thrull Parasite

Thrull Parasite

Creature — Thrull

Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay {W/B}. If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.) {T}, Pay 2 life: Remove a counter from target nonland permanent.

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

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Thrull Parasite Discussion

carpecanum on - Beledros -

6 days ago

Basilica Screecher and Thrull Parasite are cheap and can provide a lot of life pings (or any of the bigger extort cards, I see you have the Crypt Ghast there already).

Aspect of Mongoose if you need to protect your boss. Dark Ritual to get him out sooner.

Massacar on Oloro Control

1 month ago

Have you considered any extort cards besides Blind Obedience ?

Crypt Ghast can act as ramp as well as damage/lifegain, and Thrull Parasite can have utility for targeted counter removal as well.

JeanYass on 2021 saga

4 months ago

so do you want a control deck or a creature deck? not sure what you mean by "creature flooding". i don't think Thrull Parasite is a worthwhile choice here, and you don't have any control spells yet.

Caerwyn on Counters

8 months ago

In the future, please use the Rules Q&A subsection if you have questions about rules, cards, or card interactions. I have moved the thread for you.

Please also link a card as an example. Lots of people call cards with -X/-X effects, like that on Toxic Deluge counters, even though they are not. The reason I bring this up is because all counters you are likely experience are going to be -1/-1 counters (sometimes multiple of them), and your post indicates you are talking about something different (some older cards have different denominations of counters, but those are so rarely played, I doubt they are what you are referencing).

Any time the effect is talking about counters, it will specifically say counters.

As mentioned above, counters stay on until removed. Various cards allow you to remove counters, like Thrull Parasite. A -1/-1 counter is also removed if a +1/+1 counter is added.

sboy4 on Grixis Saga control (New Theos)

9 months ago

Thrull Parasite instead of Soul Diviner. Cool idea though

Ungodlyfreak on

9 months ago

Oh, and I added Dark Depths to go with Vesuva, & Vampire Hexmage. I swapped Hexmage in over Thrull Parasite as a move against counter cards/decks, so i figured depths was a logical next move.

wolfsack on B/W Life Gain

10 months ago

Easy lifegain:

Thrull Parasite

Rhox Faithmender

Gifted Aetherborn

Help slow your opponents down:

Tainted Remedy

To help with getting creatures on the board and triggering lifegain abilities:

Abhorrent Overlord

Speaker of the Heavens

Crested Sunmare

Card Draw/ramp:

Moonlight Bargain

Wayfarer's Bauble

deebiia on

1 year ago

Hi, I have ran a deck similar to this and I really did not like having the combo of Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond. They are heavy costed cards and you don't really have any protection for them if one gets blown up.

I love Sanguine Bond way more than Exquisite Blood. I took mine out and made my deck more of what you're asking for. I can post my list, but I would only as per your request. If you're playing in a multiplayer group, once you start extorting your opponents... they find that annoying, for some odd reason, and they begin going after you. I love Cliffhaven Vampire in the deck since I have 4x Soul's Attendant as well as Suture Priest. I get to ping my opponents for anyone playing creatures.

In your deck, a nice card draw-- and potential finisher-- could be adding Greed to your list for card draw or to pay a bunch of life into it with Sanguine Bond and Children of Korlis out to dome an opponent for a bunch at once.

I personally would make this just an Orzhov deck and cut out entirely to make your mana base-- even though you said to ignore it-- much more consistent. Instead, to go with your sitting back and waiting plan, you could add Congregate and Fumigate to just outright kill an opponent if you have Sanguine Bond on the field or to keep you from dying to an overwhelmingly large board your opponents have set up while you were waiting.

Some general improvements I think would be:

  • Taking out Thrull Parasite since he doesn't really do anything in the deck. He has extort, but it seems like you could have better options for your mana if you wanted to play more of a control game.
  • Instead of Intrepid Hero who only hits certain targets, run something like Murder or Hideous End.
  • Purity is good with Sanguine Bond out, but again, it's pretty heavily costed. Here I would highly recommend running at least 3 of Cliffhaven Vampire. He is so good with the "Soul Sisters" in that he hits each opponent for each trigger on the stack. I cannot recommend him enough.
  • Maybe run more board wipes like Fumigate or even Kaya's Wrath to gain life and deal with problematic creatures.

Hopefully this was helpful, and again, if you would like me to link my deck that plays along the same way your does, let me know. Have a great day and stay safe, friend.

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