|Type(s)||Action - Attack|
Each other player discards down to 4 cards in hand.
When you play another Attack card with this in play, you may trash this. If you do, gain a Mercenary from the Mercenary pile.
Urchin is an Action-Attack card from Dark Ages. By itself, Urchin is a very weak handsize attack, since discarding down to 4 cards is rarely very harmful. However, if you get Urchin to collide with another attack, you get a Mercenary - a powerful attack and a trasher.
 Official FAQ
- When you play this, you draw a card and get +1 Action, then each other player discards down to 4 cards in hand. Players who already have 4 or fewer cards in hand do not do anything.
- While Urchin is in play, when you play another Attack card, before resolving it, you may trash the Urchin. If you do, you gain a Mercenary.
- The Mercenary comes from the Mercenary pile, which is not in the Supply, and is put into your discard pile.
- If there are no Mercenaries left you do not gain one.
- If you play the same Urchin twice in one turn, such as via Procession, that does not let you trash it for a Mercenary. If you play two different Urchins however, playing the second one will let you trash the first one.
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- Urchin's attack is, by itself, incredibly weak - forcing your opponent to discard one card really doesn't do much of anything.
- Mercenary's trashing is super-fast once you get it going. You trash two cards, get +2 Cards and +handsize attack. to have a normal-strength turn, AND it's a
- Getting Urchins to collide isn't that easy; you probably need to get three of them, or some filtering/card draw like Warehouse, Tactician, or an engine.
- Scrying Pool doesn't mind having a slow economy for a while because isn't that hard to hit, likes cantrips like Urchin, and likes the eventual Mercenary trashing.
- Torturer: Play urchin, followed by Torturer, and choosing to discard is even more damaging.
- Council Room, Soothsayer, and especially Governor: Urchin works as a "kicker" to counteract the bonus these cards give opponents.
- Soldier: Urchin, like other non-terminal Attacks, is a great setup for Soldier, particularly given its low cost.
- Chapel and Remake trash earlier than Mercenary
- Minion's attack is blunted if preceded by Urchin's attack
 Alternate versions
 In other languages
- Dutch: Straatjongen (lit. street boy)
- Finnish: Katulapsi (lit. street child)
- French: Orphelin (lit. orphan)
- German: Gassenjunge
- HiG translation error : omitted "from the Mercenary pile."
- Japanese: 浮浪児 (pron. furō-ji, lit. waif)
- Korean: 양아치 (pron. yang-achi)
- Russian: Беспризорник (pron. byesprizornik)
- Spanish: Pillastre
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