Hand of the Praetors

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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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Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) 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

WillowtheCouncil on Infect

3 weeks ago

First thing, your deck is in standard, but you're not playing standard legal cards. I assume you meant modern? You should change it.

your deck has some really expensive cards for an infect deck. Black gets access to a few proliferate cards.

Replace Spread the Sickness with 4x Grim Affliction. You put on the counter, then proliferate, killing anything with toughness 2 or less for 3 mana. The prolif effect is cheaper, and thus faster. Since you're playing mono-black, which doesn't have access to the same type of pump, you want more prolif. Also, if one of your infect creatures gets blocked, you can prolif the counters on what they blocked. I think 99% of the time it's a better card. Replace the Phyrexian Digester and the Guardians of Meletis with Core Prowler. It's another infect creature, and if it dies, then you get to prolif. Replace the Blackcleave Goblins with 2 more Ichor Rats, since they have a better etb trigger. Replace the Dark Favor and Deviant Glee with 4x Unholy Strength. 1 for 2 on 4 cards is better than one card being 2 for 3, and 3 cards at 1 for 2. Unholy Strength is also cheaper in dollar amounts.

Finally, remove the Virulent Wound for 2x Throne of Geth (2 mana to add a poison counter), and 2x Hand of the Praetors.

Even more finally, replace Untamed Hunger with Snake Cult Initiation. Use the Snake Cult on a flier since it stacks with infect. Yeah. Okay. Make the changes and I'll help you again after.

Sirplop on Tiny Infection

1 month ago

Since the point of this deck is infect, might I suggest Corpse Cur instead of Thrummingbirdto get some graveyard interaction and more infect? Corpse Cur would also benefit from Hand of the Praetors.

Also I suggest some equipment that boosts power more than Bone Saw. If you want to be really, really mean, try Trepanation Blade.

TheVectornaut on Cheap casual infect

1 month ago

I think without a really strong target like Invisible Stalker or maybe a trick like Cinder Elemental, Tainted Strike will be worse than just playing a strong infect creature to begin with. If you run more Plague Stinger, Ichorclaw Myr, Flesh-Eater Imp, Hand of the Praetors, and swap Contagious Nim for Phyrexian Crusader or Razor Swine, you'll be more resistant to removal and won't have to spend cards just to gain infect. You can use that mana instead on cheap pump spells like Titan's Strength and Vampire's Bite. If you do stick with the Strike, I'd probably go all in on creatures that benefit from it. Vexing Devil, Goblin Guide, and Monastery Swiftspear would be the usual suspects, but I have always wanted to test out Immolating Souleater myself. Grafted Exoskeleton could probably be replaced by or supplemented with Phyresis to speed things up, and I'd also look at Rogue's Passage for Whispersilk Cloak redundancy if flying isn't strong enough evasion.

DM_Cross on Hapatra

1 month ago

I really enjoy this build! I like the inclusion of a bit of Infect to go with the negative counters that Hapatra runs off of. My only concern for you is that you seem to only touch on Infect. General consensus appears to be that you need to either go all out with it or it isn't strong enough. Keep in mind that you can also use Wither effects to get negative counters on blockers!

Hand of the Praetors and Ichor Rats are good cards for Infect, Beastmaster Ascension is a great card for Hapatra in general and probably does wonders with Infect. I'm on the fence about suggesting Doubling Season since I did notice a fair few abilities that put counters on YOUR creatures as well and obviously you don't want to kill your own creatures off by mistake. Maybe toss in a Rogue's Passage and/or Prowler's Helm for some redundant means to get Hapatra through blockers.

Maybe I missed it, but I don't see MUCH card draw. Maybe toss in Greed or Underworld Connections? At least a Fecundity because it'll deter people from board wiping you due to all the card advantage you'll get if you have lots of snakes and Elves and Insects.

Overall, nice deck! +1!

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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.

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