Hua Tuo, Honored Physician


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan 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

Brhodes1119 on Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

4 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.

Panas on Gishath, Sun's Avatar

5 months ago

Hello! :)

It's always nice to see fresh ideas and Gishath always excites me!

While I appreciate the idea of jamming every dinosaur you have in the deck, I would include some ways of manipulating the top of the deck, as well as more ways to protect the commander. This should be at the expense of some of the more lacklustre creatures.

In addition to that, I would look to improve the deck's mana acceleration and card draw.

Without any further info concerning budget, your meta, and more importantly what is your vision for the deck I can't make a lot of suggestions, but here are a couple that are very budget friendly and can be very good in the deck!

Suggestions: Cream of the Crop, Congregation at Dawn, Crown of Convergence, Hua Tuo, Honored Physician, Gods Willing, Redeem the Lost, Sheltering Light and others like them.

This is a very nice deck with lots of potential! Good job!

DarkStarStorm on Dire Straits

6 months ago

Besides that, you can really consider your landbase and mana rocks as a seesaw. Do you want to hit consistent land drops, with less ramp, to work up your curve? Should the deck run a lesser dosage of lands but up the count of mana rocks/ramp spells (same function) in order to "skip" a part of your curve or cast multiple small spells. I've been learning about Stax and it has reshaped my views on manabases and how resource management should be handled. I have come to the belief that you CAN run an overall lesser amount of mana-producers in a commander deck if you have a certain CMC that you are trying to reach. For example, I am running 33 lands in my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck because past four-five mana, the value engine of the deck is accruing card advantage without need of mana. Thus, it creates a stallpoint where the deck is now drawing you into MORE lands or just better things than what would be obtained by casting a six mana spell.

In my Queen Marchesa stax deck (I wanted to say that I ONLY play Marchesa in edh), I am ALSO running 33 lands. Not only is this because I am running a vast array of rocks to take advantage of Orb effects, but because of Turbo Xerox. This theory of deckbuilding applies by considering draw spells as lands. It's a bit more complicated than that, but the basic idea is that if you are running cantrips or low CMC draw spells, then you can reduce the amount of lands. You will draw live more often and still hit your land drops.

Long story short, if you can supplement a lower count of lands in the deck with early turns of drawing/ramp spells, then you CAN sustain a low land count. Just to avoid comments from people judging your deck's book by its cover, I would utilize the custom categories to classify ramp, combo pieces (like Hua Tuo, Honored Physician), card advantage (Grim Flayer), or interaction (Chaos Warp)

Makyran on Vaevictis Asmadi, The Dire+ Combat ...

6 months ago

Ahh, ofc I would miss that obvious part on Hua Tuo, Honored Physician! :p

I believe you are able to react to some part of Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire single ability with Worldly Tutor/Vampiric Tutor. Thinking that these cards could do this, got me thinking this could work (ignoring Hua not working). Is there a window for such an interaction, or was I misinformed Gidgetimer?

Gidgetimer on Vaevictis Asmadi, The Dire+ Combat ...

6 months ago

There are a few reasons this won't work:

  1. Hua Tuo, Honored Physician states that you can only activate it before attackers are declared and neither Combat Celebrant nor Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire trigger until after they attack.

  2. The sacrifice and revealing the top card with Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire is a single ability. Once a spell or ability starts to resolve it must finish resolving before any player receives priority.

Makyran on Vaevictis Asmadi, The Dire+ Combat ...

6 months ago

I wonder if this works. Normally it's harder to get infinite combat steps with the Combat Celebrant because of his clause! However, the way I do this should get around it in a similar way to Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. How I do this is exerting and attackning with my commander. I then choose to sacc the Combat Celebrant and send it to the yard as part of Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire ability. As all the targets hit the yard, I retain priority and put Combat Celebrant back on top with Hua Tuo, Honored Physician and end up putting him back on the field. I now have a new instance of Combat Celebrant so I can repeat this as long as I have haste to attack again!

Any help is greatly appriciated!

Makyran on Vaevictis the Dire, Only Permanents

6 months ago

Since you came and helped me out, I will return the favor!

Cards that could be replaced:

Acidic Slime: I personally feel Reclamation Sage just outshines the slime. For 2 more mana, all you're getting is deathtouch and the option of destroying lands, which our commander is already capable of doing himself (if needed).

Nevinyrral's Disk: I personally don't like all that much. This has a lot to do with the fact it comes in tapped, and the fact that I prefer Pernicious Deed. If you don't feel like you need this, it could very easily be replaced!

Warchief Giant: This card I would argue could be replaced. The other two are more impactful when they connect. However I realize he is a personal fav of yours, but it's a possibility ;)

Scavenging Ooze: I don't think you need both this and Deathrite Shaman.

Elixir of Immortality: I personally don't see much use for this. If you want the option of putting stuff back in your library, I would instead put in Haunted Crossroads from your maybeboard (since I assume you're intending to save creatures with it!). Also, the shuffle means you have technically lost access to them anyway, when they rightfully belong on top of our deck!

Expedition Map: I assume you have this in here to fetch Volrath's Stronghold. It otherwise doesn't have that huge of an impact! I would trade it for the bigger Ulvenwald Hydra in your maybeboard!

All artifact ramp over 4 mana: I personally would replace all of them with 2 mana signets and Fellwar Stone. That means you will rarely come into a situation where you can't cast one!

Sifter Wurm: I believe this card could be replaced as well!

Inclusions to maybeboard:

Hua Tuo, Honored Physician: He does the same thing as Haunted Crossroads just on tap.

Viscera Seer: Nice sacc and top deck filter!

Aetherworks Marvel: Since you have a little energy theme going already, this could be another fun inclusion!

Blade of Selves: What's better than myriad creatures? Having myriad on everything!! XD

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest: I just really like the idea of this card in the deck, with us saccing opponents permanents and our own!

Greater Good: Can potentially draw an absurd ammount of cards, espcially if you include Ulvenwald Hydra.

Price of Glory: If you really hate that everyone else playing at instant/flash speed. We don't really have that many ways to interact with players on their turns anyway! :P

Aggravated Assault and Combat Celebrant: Extra combats, extra upgrades from Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire. Can also work as a panic button when you pull out a something big for your opponent! :P

Xenagos, God of Revels: Our dragon is now a 2 turn clock!

Hope this helps making the deck even more awesome!

onehitterquiter on Dire Straits

6 months ago

Mimic Vat seems like it'd be fun here. Also Hua Tuo, Honored Physician. And Lurking Predators. Dang new Vaevictis is really neato!

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