Hua Tuo, Honored Physician


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Masters Edition III (ME3) Rare
Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK) Rare

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Hua Tuo, Honored Physician

Legendary Creature — Human

: Put target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library. Activate this ability only during your turn, before attackers are declared.

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Hua Tuo, Honored Physician Discussion

JuQ on Mayael, the Stompy

2 weeks ago

I always wanted to make a Mayael the Anima deck, this one looks nice.
Hua Tuo, Honored Physician this guy is a recurrent noxious revival, seems perfect.
If you could get your hands on a Scroll Rack it would be great, Sylvan Library or Mirri's Guile can also help together with your Sensei's Divining Top.
When you already have top of library manipulation and big creatures Lurking Predators and Aid from the Cowl are a specially good idea.
Champion of Rhonas and Deathrender if you think you need more cheating creatures onto the battlefield.

_benway on

2 months ago


I'm on the fence about Soul of New Phyrexia, but I do have Cauldron of Souls which fills mostly the same role, so I might cut it after all.

I am willing to cut Elvish Aberration, especially now that I realized that Umbral Mantle + Viridian Joiner was a combo.

I still have mixed feelings about Sylvan Scrying. I started out with more land enchantment than is sane, and I originally intended to keep it in specifically to pull Darksteel Citadel to enchant. But I guess that I am likely better off switching it out for Cultivate like everyone else does.

Fatestitcher vs Kiora's Follower is the exact kind of match-up that I agonized over. As I read it, I thought their tap abilities were more or less equivalent, Stitcher can tap things but that doesn't matter. I erred on the side of Stitcher for his unearth ability in case something happened and an I wanted him back, but maybe that isn't worth it. Maybe Kiora's Follower is better after...

I didn't have any plans for Ashnod's Altar, so you're right. I kept it as a sac outlet 'just in case', but I'm not running any Theros gods that can switch their creature status on and off, so I admit it serves even less of a role in the deck. I'm still hesitant to cut it for purely subjective reasons. All I needed was some outside confirmation to cut Aquastrand Spider, thank you. I feel vulnerable to flyers, but I guess there are more clever ways of dealing with them.

Actually, I have Hua Tuo, Honored Physician in just because he can repeat his ability, instead of just a single-use sorcery. I didn't actually think about interactions with Kraj. Agh, you say he's bad? I was keeping him in in place of something with a costly cmc like Praetor's Counsel or just a single-use spell like Regrowth or Nature's Spiral? Am I better off with one of those?

I'm reluctant to cut Plasm Capture because of ""flavor"", but the whole point of having Spell Swindle is to be a better version of it.

I'll get Cyclonic Rift later, but I thought Capsize works as a single-target bounce for now. Morphling is pricey, and a tangent thought is that Torchling is part of my potential justification for a temur colored pseudo Kraj deck in the future. I have Inspiring Call on hand, I'll put it in. I'm an idiot and for some reason assumed that Scavenging Ooze had to exile a card from your own graveyard. Oops. I'll add him to my to-do list.

wisegreenbean on

2 months ago

Hi from /tg/! On the topic of cuts...

Soul of New Phyrexia is nice in theory, but I think the mana investment is a bit steep for not doing much immediately. Ideally you want to be able to hold up 5 mana on the turn you're playing with him. You only have 34 lands, admittedly with a healthy quantity of mana creatures, but even so, 11 mana seems ambitious for just situational protection.

Elvish Aberration is also a lot of mana for a pretty shrug worthy effect. Mana dorks are ok if they're low cost or offer interesting utility, and this fatty does neither.

Sylvan Scrying doesn't actually ramp and you don't have any mind-boggling utility lands. I don't love it.

Fatestitcher seems pretty mediocre as an untapper, unless you have a combo I haven't noticed. Once/turn, can't even use it as mana ramp like with Kiora's Follower...

Both your unsures seem like ez cuts, they're pretty bad for you. IDK what jank absurd thing you expect to do with ashnod's altar but I don't recommend. And the spoder is just underwhelming. Like, worse than Spidersilk Armor, and that's a low bar. As for yyour fun-tricks, the very fact that they're so classified makes them feel a bit too cute. If they aren't combo pieces, I'd say they're not good enough.

I ran Hua Tuo, Honored Physician in my Kraj, for a time. It's bad. I know why you want it, I know there isn't much recursion in UG that synergizes with Kraj...Still bad.

You could trim a few of the more bad pieces of counter magic. Cancel and Dream Fracture and Plasm Capture come to mind. ESPECIALLY plasm, it's HELL to cast.

You have no Cyclonic Rift, which should only be true if you're against it on principle. Otherwise it's too good to ignore. I also like Morphling and Inspiring Call a lot. I also don't see any graveyard hate, so Scavenging Ooze at least is pretty sweet. Maybe could stand a hair more creature removal, like Curse of the Swine.

emester on Craft Your Future (Rashmi EDH)

2 months ago

Yes, Unexpected Results does go counterintuitive to the deck's main strategy. I had it included in the early build of the 99.

I'm not so keen on those 1cmc instants, especially when they only serve to stack something on top. I like the idea with Hua Tuo, Honored Physician, but the addition of the graveyard to the top deck strategy just convolutes things imo

Milesfuzz on Craft Your Future (Rashmi EDH)

2 months ago

Reclaim, Noxious Revival, Mystical Tutor, Worldly Tutor and Hua Tuo, Honored Physician have all been outstanding in a past build of Rashmi that I used to have. Worth giving a try.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Hua Tuo, Honored Physician activation ...

3 months ago

Yes you can activate it during your upkeep. Any time during your turn that you have priority, before the Declare Attackers step, you can activate Hua Tuo, Honored Physician's activated ability, assuming it doesn't have summoning sickness.

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