Hand of the Praetors

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

Solarbrisngr on The scorpion god

2 weeks 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.

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/my-take-on-the-scorpion-god-edh/

Burg+1 on All The Poison (Budget)

2 weeks 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.

Snap157 on Modern Infect

1 month 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)

To get the deck to a competitive level, you'll need some removal. Fatal Push, and Dismember work great. I would add in a total on 6 of those in a combination of your choice

Don't underestimate the power of cantrips. Cards like Opt and Serum Visions make your deck smoother, I would add in 4 Opt and 3 Serum Visions

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.

other cards to consider are Thoughtseize, Street Wraith, a copy or two of Ghost Quarter, Mana Leak or Go for the Throat

Hope this helps!

Chasko145 on The Plague

2 months ago

I like that black pump! Thanks for the suggestion! Now i experimented with Hand of the Praetors the only reason i took him out was because i found his cost was too high for how fast i wanted this deck to work. On turn 4 id rather be casting Groundswell, a Vines of Vastwood so i can swing for at least 9 infect rather than another creature. And now with that other one you mentioned that would make it 11 with a Plague Stinger !

Sandwitcher on The Plague

2 months ago

Ok, I meant Hand of the Praetors not Vathmother :D

WillowtheCouncil on Infect

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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.

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