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I'm assuming it's sort of meant to be an answer to Darksteel Reactor. But there's plenty of other uses for it too, probably.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (8/6/2010 6:19:28 PM)
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Aside from the obvious second ability, I think many people are missing something. Colorless Unblockable. Cards like One with Nature can be used on it, or you can splash just enough blue for Curiosity and have card draw in a red deck. You can Giant Growth or otherwise pump this in a green deck for a sleeper beater.

The fact that it's colorless and still useful if you don't combo it makes this beast. Seriously 5/5.
Posted By: InternetNinjacy (12/13/2010 6:55:22 AM)
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Insects have 6 legs. "pedes" have... too many. I saw it on both TV AND the INTERNET, so it must be true. This card rules, Unblockable powerstealer, whats not to like?

It can hit a player AND a Plainswalker at the same time, not too shabby.
Posted By: NinjaShadow (3/9/2012 2:53:49 PM)
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Higher cost to play than Hex Parasite, and can only remove one counter per turn. On the other hand the ability is free, and comes along with unblockable damage. A Persist or Undying deck might want to run both.

@Arachibutyrophobia: Magic seems to use insect as a catch-all for any sort of bug that isn't a spider. It's far from the only fudging they do with creature types. Loxodons clearly aren't actual elephants for instance.
Posted By: UncreativeNameMaker (6/17/2012 2:27:21 AM)
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I don't quite agree as to why this is rated so low. It's easy to cast in colorless, it's legal in modern, and it's chock full of potential. Yeah, it's fragile, it's also an artifact and unblockable, meaning it doesn't have to worry about creatures hitting it and it's relatively easy to bring back.

It will kill a Phylactery Lich outright and at about the same speed, it'll speed up your suspends, screw your opponents' counter farms and Grimoire of the Dead, pluck away their Myojin of Life's Web's divinity counter, and you can plop all your cipher cards and Shade's Form and Titanic Growth onto him (especially Shade's Form if you're worried about him being too fragile).

Yeah, Hex Parasite is great, particularly for its amazing price...that is, it's great IF you run black, or IF you are willing/able to burn through life paying for it, mind you. Ferropede came fro... (see all)
Posted By: Hepatizon (9/22/2013 11:52:23 PM)
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For those of us who don't like choosing between attacking a player or attacking a planeswalker.
Posted By: TDL (4/17/2011 2:49:10 PM)
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Note that you cannot actually remove time counters from suspended cards with this, as suspended cards are not permanents as they are in the removed-from-the-game-zone.
Posted By: Lege (10/25/2009 10:09:06 AM)
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The unas.suming Planeswalker slayer.
Posted By: Eved (7/26/2010 1:14:24 PM)
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I usually run him with Unstable Mutation it only makes him a 3/3 unblockable for 4 and two cards, but its still fun ; )
Posted By: jacobpaige (8/4/2010 3:53:40 PM)
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it's not that bad, at 3 cost for an unblockable monster, but it's the second effect that counts, powering down any monsters or cards with counters on them
Posted By: BrimandVormay (4/3/2009 6:58:16 AM)
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