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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 with the Rebel creature type, a lot of Mercenaries have the ability to "recruit" or "hire" other Mercenaries (i.e., allowing a player to search their library and putting a Mercenary card from it onto the battlefield). Due to their generally unsavory and untrustworthy natures, however, Mercenaries can only recruit creatures weaker (that is, with a lower converted mana cost) than they are.
Notable mercenary organizations
- In addition, the black Mercadian Masques sorcery Cateran Summons allows its controller to search their library for a Mercenary card and put it into their 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.