Hua Tuo, Honored Physician


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Hua Tuo, Honored Physician Discussion

dingusdingo on Reki, Kamigawa doing its best

3 weeks ago

Alrighty roo, let's spend 10 minutes fixing your deck


Aluren + Cloudstone Curio + any 2 legends 3 CMC or below = draw your deck.

Don't run Reap . It depends on opponents board state to function, meaning it is unreliable.

You are running Snow-Covered Forest but don't have Mouth of Ronom slotted. Low opportunity cost land that allows mono G to have a targeted creature nuke.

Add Prismatic Vista for increased deckthinning.

There are a whole host of other legendary cards you can be running that are 3 CMC or less. Replace any combat oriented or random buff artifacts/creature (most of the 2/3/4 CMC legendary artifacts, and also Skyship Weatherlight) with some of the following

Voltaic Key works with Paradox Engine and Sensei's Divining Top to draw deck. You already slot the other two. Key also lets you ramp or get value from other artifacts.

Inventors' Fair opens many winning lines from many board states, usually by fetching Paradox. Expedition Map lets you get to Inventors' Fair more often.

You should really up creature tutor density, and add some value targets. Eldritch Evolution Chord of Calling Finale of Devastation Natural Order Time of Need Woodland Bellower Summoner's Pact Uncage the Menagerie Weird Harvest

Adding in value creatures that can be grabbed from tutors gives you a far greater chance to escape from nasty artifacts/enchantments Caustic Caterpillar Reclamation Sage Manglehorn

Burgeoning Mirri's Guile Earthcraft and Oath of Nissa have far less value here than you think. I would cut them all, except possibly Earthcraft due to how well it works with Paradox engine. You should add Squirrel Nest as an alternate wincon if you keep it.

Why are you running Strip Mine ? You run no other stax pieces and no land recursion.

ZendikariWol on The Legend of Saskia

2 months ago

Name suggestions:

Like Sisay, but More Colors

Back in My Day They Were Just Creatures!

Those Who Forget History are Doomed to Lose to it.

RIP Kamigawa (Legend Tribal)

Saskia: the Stuff of Legends

Big Sassy's Legendary Horde (note: Big Sassy as a nickname for Saskia can be used in any of these names)

Legendary Night at Saskia's Bar

History Has its Eyes on You (it's a musical reference, if you don't get it)

That's all I got for names- this one was tough! Now, suggestions:

Adun Oakenshield is okay recursion, Anafenza, the Foremost is a good body, Captain Lannery Storm is good ramp, Dosan the Falling Leaf is good against control, Grand Warlord Radha is great ramp, Hua Tuo, Honored Physician is good recursion, Isamaru, Hound of Konda is a gud boi (and a one-drop), Kambal, Consul of Allocation is good taxation without representation, Karador, Ghost Chieftain is SICK and also very flavorfully appropriate for this deck, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder is great draw, Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip is a good body, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist is good protection, Ravos, Soultender is good recursion, Rhonas the Indomitable is good but you'll have to see if you like God-Eternal Rhonas better (I like OG Rhonas better unless your repeating God-Eternal's ETB), Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper is good block deterrence, one of the Tajics ( Tajic, Blade of the Legion or Tajic, Legion's Edge ), both are good bodies, Tana, the Bloodsower is good body + chump blockers, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is good recursion, Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor is good fun, and Zurgo Helmsmasher is a surprisingly fun political piece.

Also, I'd really recommend you include planeswalkers, and also you're running two Selvalas and two Odrics.

CaptainKraw on Ilharg, The Raze-Boar 2.0

2 months ago

Hey friend, in my own Xenagod deck, I just traded out my Feldon of the Third Path for Hua Tuo, Honored Physician . I have yet to really test it much, but for the cost of a little speed I've found it to be a little more reliable. Not by much though, just for the fact that you actually get the creature back instead of just a copy.

NV_1980 on Creature Feature: Featuring Creatures

3 months ago


Yavimaya Hollow is a nice recursion option. We also like Hua Tuo, Honored Physician ; especially when combo'd with Vizier of the Menagerie .


Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

Coward_Token on Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

3 months ago

Not super keen on Golgari Findbroker due to its CMC but its OK here, esp. since you got a lot of enchantments and like saccing lands (otherwise I'd ask you to reconsider Hua Tuo, Honored Physician ). The rest are fine too.

livingrock on Gishath hungry! Gishath want eat!

4 months ago

Caltrops is good if you are emphasizing Enrage. I think your use of Hua Tuo, Honored Physician here is clever. You can use Noxious Revival for the same effect, and if Gishath dies in combat you can cast it as a response to put her on top of your deck from the graveyard so she hits the field from your own trigger.

I would cut Harmonize . You're going to be thinning out your deck so much with Gishath triggers that I don't feel the deck needs a ton of draw. Just imo.

donnydondon on +1 for Stompy Bant Love

4 months ago

@osbert: Yeah someone made me discard my hand with Experiment Kraj in it and I was like WELP. Definitely need recursion.

It's a fun deck but I wonder if Kraj just shouldn't be my Commander. Probably need a Worldly Tutor at any rate.

I took Bred for the Hunt out because it seemed to conditional. I've got 11 cards with some sort of card draw. Maybe I need better options. Guardian Project , Lifecrafter's Bestiary and Beast Whisperer seem like a good ones. Maybe for Bramblewood Paragon and Tempest Caller and Chromatic Lantern .

Love Regrowth and Seasons Past for recursion. Might try Hua Tuo, Honored Physician . Reborn Hope seems OK too.

Brhodes1119 on Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

10 months ago

You have Hua Tuo, Honored Physician in under performers? Every time I get him out, he does work for me. And I'm really glad to see someone else put Grim Flayer in this deck. I was baffled at how few decklists included that one.

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