Hand of the Praetors


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders 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

Cicjose on Deathtouch infect

4 days 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!)

1 week ago

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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 Toxin (Help Wanted!)

1 month 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.

ghoul_Legion on

3 months ago

The previous posts gave a lot of great imputs.

Most Infect decks are usually mono green for a turn 3-4 kills as mentioned.

You should use 4x Mutagenic Growth That card is bonker for any infect deck.

You pretty much need 4x Plague Stinger as well. infect + flying is always a great thing.

Underworld Connections should probably be traded for Phyrexian Arena

Cut the big infect creatures and play weaker ones to make best uses of Hand of the Praetors

Inkmoth Nexus is the best goddamn land you can use, but the 24$ price tag comes with it.

Some other control spells not mentioned you can use are: Harsh Scrutiny - Grasp of Darkness - Rend Flesh - Murder - Hero's Downfall . You should probably pick a turn 1 spell to help the mana curve.

What you could remove from your deck for something better:

(2-3 lands) - Flensermite - Tragic Slip - Phyrexian Vatmother - Whispering Specter - Paragon of Open Graves - Underworld Connections.

Goodluck!! :)

HurricaneZach on

4 months ago

Honestly I would swap the 4xNecroskitter for 4xPhyrexian Crusader. He can win games and the Necroskitter doesn't even have infect nor will many of the creatures he yields you.

As for Virulent Wound, with Hand of the Praetors in the list, you could -2 Unholy Strength and -2 Fireshrieker because while it is a sweet card, too slow for you in this list.

Hope that helps!

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