Hand of the Praetors

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin Rare

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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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Hand of the Praetors Discussion

MICKOS_4 on Empress of Poison - Hapatra EDH (Help Wanted)

4 days ago

I have a similar deck, with a few exceptions, might help? Melira, Sylvok Outcast and some infect cards (for the -1 counters) like Blight Mamba and Rot Wolf and even Hand of the Praetors. Spells like Shed Weakness help get rid of the -1 counters on your guys. Stinging Shot for counters, Splendid Agony all help to get those deathtouch snakes out for defence.

Ulberth on Atraxa Control

1 month ago

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Land (30)
1xAcademy Ruins
1xAncient Den
1xBayou
1xBojuka Bog
1xCommand Tower
1xFlooded Strand
2xForest
1xInkmoth Nexus
2xIsland
1xMarsh Flats
1xMisty Rainforest
1xMurmuring Bosk
2xPlains
1xPolluted Delta
1xSavannah
1xScrubland
1xSeat of the Synod
1xStrip Mine
1xSwamp
1xTree of Tales
1xTropical Island
1xTundra
1xUnderground Sea
1xUrborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1xVault of Whispers
1xVerdant Catacombs
1xWooded Foothills

Instant (11)
1xAnguished Unmaking
1xCyclonic Rift
1xEnlightened Tutor
1xMystical Tutor
1xPath to Exile
1xPistus Strike
1xSwords to Plowshares
1xTainted Strike
1xUtter End
1xVampiric Tutor
1xVirulent Wound

Sorcery (8)
1xAustere Command
1xBribery
1xDemonic Tutor
1xExpropriate
1xLife from the Loam
1xMerciless Eviction
1xSeasons Past
1xYawgmoth's Will


Creature (24)
1xBlighted Agent
1xClever Impersonator
1xCore Prowler
1xCorpse Cur
1xCrystalline Crawler
1xEternal Witness
1xGilded Drake
1xGrand Architect
1xGyre Sage
1xHand of the Praetors
1xIchor Rats
1xMaulfist Revolutionary
1xNoble Hierarch
1xPhyrexian Crusader
1xPutrefax
1xScavenging Ooze
1xSkithiryx, the Blight Dragon
1xSnapcaster Mage
1xThrummingbird
1xTorrential Gearhulk
1xTreasure Mage
1xTrinket Mage
1xTrophy Mage
1xViral Drake

Artifact (19)
1xAstral Cornucopia
1xCauldron of Souls
1xChromatic Lantern
1xContagion Engine
1xCrucible of Worlds
1xDecimator Web
1xEverflowing Chalice
1xExpedition Map
1xGrafted Exoskeleton
1xInspiring Statuary
1xLightning Greaves
1xMana Crypt
1xMana Vault
1xParadox Engine
1xSol Ring
1xSwiftfoot Boots
1xThrone of Geth
1xTormod's Crypt
1xVoltaic Key

Enchantment (7)
1xCorrupted Conscience
1xGlistening Oil
1xMirari's Wake
1xPhyresis
1xPrismatic Omen
1xPrivileged Position
1xSylvan Library

DJMintEFresh on Glissa Infect

1 month ago

Even though you are focusing on playing infect, I think you should tweak the deck to make it abuse Glissa's abilities more. Add some more artifacts that work well with her like Executioner's Capsule, Mindslaver and Oblivion Stone.

Also, I would swap some smaller creatures for larger ones like Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Hand of the Praetors just to get some bulk.

Cicjose on Deathtouch infect

2 months ago

if you want infect you should be running these

Tainted Strike

Hand of the Praetors

Glistener Elf

clayperce on Tribal Tech (List of Every Single Tribe in Magic!)

2 months ago

Legendxp,
I stumbled across Hand of the Praetors the other day, and next thing you know I'm looking at the Lord page at gamepedia. From there, here's a bunch more for your consideration:

Finally, I'm not sure how to classify these, but they're all color related: Angel of Jubilation, Caged Sun, Gauntlet of Power, Hall of Triumph, Knight of New Alara

SKUFFLEZ on No Friends? No Problem (Budget Infect\Wither)

2 months ago

@kon115 Hand of the Praetors doesn't boost wither creatures; although his main attraction is dealing a poison counter to target opponent when you cast an infect creature.

$MohenjoDaro Glad you at least think it's fun, even though it's a slower version of infect. I've added a point on dealing with Melira, Sylvok Outcast and added Swarmyard to the Maybeboard. Thanks!

yahelhotam on infect for the win

2 months ago

I understand what you mean, and i disagree, i have both Glistener Elf and Blighted Agent for turns 1 and 2 and i find that the mana curve is actually quite ok. Don't forget that if you need to wait a bit until you can play stuff like Hand of the Praetors you always have removals like Dismember and Grim Affliction and Geth's Verdict. Glistener Elf is one of the best opening creatures because of the infect ability and he can buy you some time while you get set up.

hyperhazard on All The Poison (Budget)

3 months ago

Plague Myr and Glistener Elf are viable for early game, Plague Myr gives ramp and a 1/1 infect body. Necropede also works since when it dies it puts a -1/-1 counter on a creature. Due to cmc cost I suggest having only two Blightwidow and Hand of the Praetors. You seem to want to have a lot of game enders and lords, in infect decks you don't need massive creatures, but just do 10 infect damage to the opponent. Also you could put in Larger Than Life which will be a semi-conditional game ender.

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