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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
1 week ago
Wanna help me advertise the Infect guide, and make the cuts for the competitive version? I'm thinking playable at FNM at the least, or a card that doesn't see play but could be useful. This way, slightly higher CMC cards like Hand of the Praetors can be on the list. I've currently made quite a few cuts.
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Sorry about the rather late reply, but here it goes!
@lukas96 I just want to point out that the Midnight Banshee + Kulrath Knight lock out combo is one of the win cons in this deck; assuming you're facing non-black decks. Also this deck is meant to be a foundation to build off of, you make the changes you believe are required for your playgroup; even if that means messing with the mana base!
@DemonicExecuter This question is always hard, and tends to be heavily affected by your playgroup. If your playgroup doesn't abuse flying creatures, you could probably get away with replacing 2-4x Plague Stinger for 2-4x Ichorclaw Myr; otherwise I wouldn't bother with Ichorclaw Myr. On the other side, replacing the 4x Septic Rats for 4x Phyrexian Crusader should be a safe bet in all situations (same CMC, same stats, better effects). Finding the proper card to replace with Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is kind of tricky, but I'd say 1x Kulrath Knight. I honestly would say as awesome as it sounds, a 2BB Black Sun's Zenith would eliminate 14 out of the 22 creatures in this deck (if un-buffed by Hand of the Praetors); not to say it couldn't work, but you'd have to build with it in mind.
@ShadowFire1 this question really boils down to Contagion Engine vs Contagion Clasp - I'd say the clasp wins out simply because it's faster and doesn't have the potential of clogging your hand as much in the early stages; its a 2 mana Scar that will later be used to proliferate. The 4 extra mana on the engine changes the targeted -1/-1 to apply to all of a target player's creatures, which just feels more clunky than helpful imo.
1 month ago
You will want Hand of the Praetors
3 months ago
Any creature that doesn't do -1counters is probably worth cutting. Anathemancer, Hand of the Praetors, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Murderous Redcap, Ogre Slumlord, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Wrecking Ball, Veinfire Borderpost are all worth cutting. 4 of them should become land (totals to 37 lands). Others can stay maybe especially the better creatures like mogis or Ob potentially. I say cut Hand of the Praetors because most creatures don't have infect. Wither definitely is better for this deck.
Here is a link to my deck that I play from the Scorpion God. It might give you some good ideas, maybe not.
3 months ago
Fist off Phyrexian Crusader cant be pathed cant be bolted, first strike, why not. Glistening Oil can help with your curve.Plague Myr can help with mana a little, heck Plague Stinger can even get the poison rolling if you want to proliferate. Viridian Corrupter can help with pesky artifacts and still has infect. Suspend Festering March perhaps? If you were to add some more infect creatures lord them with Hand of the Praetors. Low mana curve wither Juvenile Gloomwidow.
4 months ago
Hey there! Great start-
Infect tries to win usually early to mid game, so a few creatures here are for late game and are not going to see too much play. I would take out Blightsteel Colossus and Reaper of Sheoldred as well as Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, and I don't think that Liliana of the Dark Realms is really helping the deck. Because over half your deck is creatures, cutting the big ones for better cards shouldn't be and issue.
You should be fine with about 15 creatures, so I would keep all your Blighted Agents, and Plague Stingers, along with 3 Phyrexian Crusader, and then having the last 4 slots being taken up with your personal combination of Hand of the Praetors and Viral Drake. I don't want to sound rude but the the rest are space filler
once you've got it down to those creatures, you'll have 22 slots left (i think)
Because your win-con is infect, you'll want to protect your creatures. I would put in 2-3 copies of Dispel, as it protects your creatures from removal and also protects you from burn. You may want a copy or two of Robe of Mirrors as well. Mutagenic Growth may also be a good idea for pumping creatures for the win.
Hope this helps!