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Mercenary is a creature class. Mercenaries are individuals who sell their services in combat for money. Mercenaries have a reputation for being thuggish brutes or dangerously untrustworthy cads, though some are honorable.
Like many creatures of the Rebel creature type, many Mercenaries have the ability to "recruit" or "hire" other Mercenaries (i.e., allowing a player to search his or her library and putting a Mercenary card from it into play). Due to their generally unsavory and untrustworthy natures, however, Mercenaries can only recruit creatures weaker (that is, with a lower casting cost) than they are.
Notable mercenary organizations
- In addition, the black Mercadian Masques sorcery Cateran Summons allows its controller to search his or her library for a Mercenary card and put it into his or her hand.
- Magic Arcana (July 12, 2005). "Renegade from the Mountains". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Gottlieb (September 26, 2007). "The Grand Creature Type Update". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Gottlieb (July 14, 2010). "July 2010 Update Bulletin". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.