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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
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.
1 month ago
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.
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!
1 month ago
I also think infect should likely be represented in this deck. I specifically recommend Phyrexian Swarmlord, Reaper of Sheoldred, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Triumph of the Hordes, Phyrexian Hydra, Phyrexian Crusader, Hand of the Praetors, Grafted Exoskeleton, orGlistening Oil
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.
2 months ago
|Land (30) |
1xSeat of the Synod
1xTree of Tales
1xUrborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1xVault of Whispers
1xPath to Exile
1xSwords to Plowshares
1xLife from the Loam
1xHand of the Praetors
1xSkithiryx, the Blight Dragon
1xCauldron of Souls
1xCrucible of Worlds
1xThrone of Geth
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.