Leovold, Emissary of Trest


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Mythic Rare

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Leovold, Emissary of Trest

Legendary Creature — Elf

Each opponent can't draw more than one card each turn.

Whenever you or a permanent you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, you may draw a card.

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Leovold, Emissary of Trest Discussion

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Darwin's Natural Selection of your Library

20 hours ago

Without ways to shuffle your library, Brainstorm gets a lot less good, but I would run a lot of cantrips to find the cards you need. If you intend on playing this against other legacy decks there will be a lot of problem cards for you. Leovold, Emissary of Trest and Force of Will come to mind.

You'll want 4 Ponder and 4 Preordain for sure. You can probably cut 3 Temple Bell, all 4 Booby Trap, and 1 Forest for them.

As for Daze, you are a little light on Islands, but you should probably cut Avoid Fate to include Counterspell. The reason for that is because if your opponent is also playing a combo deck such as Storm or Sneak and Show, it'll be more important to counter their combo than it will be to protect yours.

rolfMTG on The sliver wave

6 days ago

Maybe you can try Grafdigger's Cage and/or Surgical Extraction in the sideboard as your graveyard hate, I think Relic of Progenitus is not efficient enough because you'll need to keep leaving up mana.

Other sideboard options include: Counterspell, Ethersworn Canonist, Abrupt Decay, Leovold, Emissary of Trest, and more Flusterstorm and Swords to Plowshares.

Good luck!

ibstudent2200 on Wizards R&D to take over ...

1 week ago

The RC doesn't typically ban cards based on pure power level (otherwise Sol Ring would be pretty high on the list of cards to ban). They tend to ban cards that are oppressive in virtually all scenarios. If a card is overpowering when built competitively, but reasonable in a more fair deck, the RC is unlikely to ban it. For example, there's no real way to make even a semi-decent Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary deck without it ramping way too fast. On the other hand, Hermit Druid can end games on turn 3 if not killed immediately, but I run it in my Azusa, Lost but Seeking list because it provides a steady stream of lands and lets me reset the top card of my library.

That said, the RC has some very clear biases. For example, Sheldon Menery has mentioned that Tooth and Nail is unlikely to be banned because he's had hilarious experiences where the card backfired on the person who played it. I absolutely disagree with this mentality, but all applications to join the Rules Committee are currently being forwarded to an entirely different organization, so there's very little I can do to change things.

LordMithos, According to Sheldon Menery, colors aren't a consideration when the RC decides whether to ban a card. I don't think he's being entirely honest in that regard, but that's what he said on a podcast earlier this year. In that episode of Commanderin', he claimed that Leovold, Emissary of Trest would have been banned even if the card was mono-white instead of BUG.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on A Tale of Ale

1 week ago

If you've been toying with Spirit of the Labyrinth, you're probably much better off with a really light green splash and Leovold, Emissary of Trest instead.

I'm surprised the deck doesn't play Deathrite Shaman. I guess it gets in the way of turn 1 discard and you will always have something better to play turn 2, but it's still a super powerful card.

EDIT: By 'really light green splash', I mean 1 Bayou replacing 1 Swamp. You can fetch it with all of your fetches and as long as you don't fetch it unless you're about to play Leovold, it will never get wastelanded.

EDIT AGAIN: Wow I'm dumb. Forgot Leovold was blue. Ignore this.

Chandrian on Illegal Decklists, while playing no ...

1 month ago

Tappedout has issues (which are known and have been acknowledged already several times in the past weeks/months) with the legality of certain formats. To check if a card is banned or not you should look on: official banlist That's the official banlist made by the rules comittee. You should know that Leovold, Emissary of Trest has been banned a couple of weeks ago (or was it months).

You can always make houserules and ignore the banlist of the Rules Comittee.

LeaPlath on cool deck name needed

1 month ago

The issue is that legacy has better options? Like, the premium UR deck is a very aggressive one, using Delver of Secrets  Flip etc to provide lots of early pressure, backed up with better removal, burn and creatures. This deck will inefficiently try to trade 1 for 1, against creatures like Leovold, Emissary of Trest and True-Name Nemesis, while the other decks can Brainstorm sculpt perfect hands and stuff.

Take a look at this for example.

TheRedGoat on Pattern Recognition #32 - Functional ...

1 month ago

@ClockworkSwordfish: I've played and consequently lost a lot of games to elf-ramp-centric EDH strategies and the only names I've ever heard those deck types called is either "Elfball" or "Elf Cancer" (because they can be disgusting in how quickly they win the game when built right).

They are more or less a play-group warping type of deck that demands other players build in a manner that can stop them or they just lose. Many other tribal deck types, Slivers especially, are capable of doing this in addition to stax or even combo decks like those built with Leovold, Emissary of Trest or Breya, Etherium Shaper. With the latter options being banned because as opposed to the tribal strategy, they are not stopped dead by one well timed Damnation.

@berryjon: Would you say that cards like Ancient Craving and Ambition's Cost count as functional reprints of Concentrate or Harmonize? If they do, would you think red will ever get a similar card to that specific example?

Also, I figure you're "retwistment" card is a reference to Wheel of Fortune, but how do Wheel of Fate and Magus of the Wheel not break the functional reprint rule? Or am I confused about when some of these were printed?

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