Hand of the Praetors

Hand of the Praetors

Creature — Zombie

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

Other creatures you control with infect get +1/+1.

Whenever you cast a creature spell with infect, target player gets a poison counter.

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Hand of the Praetors occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Hand of the Praetors Discussion

murquhart on Yarok's Infectious Nightmare

1 month ago

multimedia, thanks for the comments and suggestions. I'm definitely looking for a Hand of the Praetors & Guardian Project , but couldn't find either one at my LGS when I was building. I didn't realize that Cabal Coffers showed up twice, I just fixed that as well. As far as the dual lands and check lands, I'm definitely working on finding those as well. Totally misread the Sandsteppe Citadel and added it thinking it was Sultai and not Abzan, thanks for catching that. I'll look around for the Shrieking Drake too since that could easily end games. Appreciate all the ideas!

multimedia on Yarok's Infectious Nightmare

1 month ago

Hand of the Praetors is good way to repeatedly give your opponents infect. Praetors triggers on cast of an Infect creature which can take advantage of the interaction of Shrieking Drake with Yarok. With Yarok Drake gets two bounce triggers, first one bounces itself and the second can bounce any other creature you control with Infect.

Yarok + Shrieking Drake + Cloud of Faeries + four lands equals infinite mana by tapping and untapping those four lands with two Cloud triggers. Use this infinite mana with Viral Drake / Merfolk Skydiver for infinite proliferate after you have given all your opponents a poison counter. You're constantly casting both Cloud and Drake meaning that each time can you trigger Inexorable Tide as another way for infinite proliferate.

Should consider adding a few more dual lands and cutting some basic lands. Cabal Coffers is displayed twice in the manabase which is not allowed in a Commander deck. Sandsteppe Citadel has white mana in it's color identity which isn't allowed because Yarok doesn't have white in it's color identity. Llanowar Wastes , Yavimaya Coast , Breeding Pool could replace three Forests since they can be tapped turn one to make green mana. Hinterland Harbor and Drowned Catacomb are the other Sultai Check lands and they could replace two Islands. With 34 creatures Guardian Project can be good repeatable draw especially since it triggers Yarok, you draw two cards when the creature ETB.

Good luck with your deck.

Eurgiga on Moon art cards for Princess ...

3 months ago

A few I haven't seen yet:

Couple tips when looking for moons: Both actual moons and moon symbols count, so keep an eye out for moons on things like books, texts, and manufactured things in the art. There is no limit on how small they can be, though it's obvious it has to be large enough to make out. Some cards have very small, very sneaky moons hidden in them this way.

TortillaConfetti on Saskia the New Blood [Infect EDH]

8 months ago

Hand of the Praetors Could be a nice add if you go Infect all the way with creatures, and Caress of Phyrexia as a finisher for someone on 7 poison hahaha

Xorladion on I'll infect you

1 year ago

Thanks the__odysseus for the suggestions! Hand of the Praetors is a slow card, I know that, but if I'm going to replace that one is for another creature; not for more instants or sorceries because It'll have very few creatures. But thanks again!!

the__odysseus on I'll infect you

1 year ago

x4 Mutagenic Growth? Hand of the Praetors is slow, I think you should pull that. x4 Groundswell, too.

Dumgoldfish124 on The Song of Phyresis

1 year ago

Hey! So with my Atraxa infect, my creatures are killed a fair bit because "Infect is scary", so I always found value in running Kheru Lich Lord as a little bit of recursion. Another all-star in my deck is Altered Ego and Gigantoplasm for some cloning of either a Hand of the Praetors or an Ichor Rats.

Mine is here: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/poison-in-their-veins/?cb=1539433608 . Just if you want to check out another deck for some ideas.

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