Praetor's Counsel


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia Mythic Rare

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Praetor's Counsel


Return all cards from your graveyard to your hand. Exile Praetor's Counsel. You have no maximum hand size for the rest of the game.

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Praetor's Counsel Discussion

Bassmaster on The Oath of the Praetors

1 day ago

I have a couple of suggestions: Blind Obedience and Loxodon Gatekeeper are great cards for extra opponent angst. Praetor's Counsel is great for flavor and graveyard recursion. Heroic Intervention is also great for flavor, but is one of the best protection instants for planeswalkers too.

greystripe on Moonlight Marauders - Werewolf & Wolf Themed EDH

1 week ago

Wonderful suggestions both of you! I appreciate very much the thorough suggestions


I am switching Craterhoof Behemoth wih Siege Behemoth as soon as I can find him in my local stores, wonderful suggestion.

I love Blasphemous Act but I'll have to find another way to fit it in. Dragons and dragon-based decks are heavy in my group. So I still want my two anti-flying tech cards. After your suggestion, I switched out Sandwurm Convergence with the cheaper Gravity Well.

Praetor's Counsel is perfect suggestion for this deck. The other two do not fit my game plan as well, but I'd love to pull back all my wolves near end game.

Decimate My lord I had no idea this existed. Instant-add !


Super important point on the draw power. Having more options in hand will make this deck a beast! Lifecrafter's Bestiary I actually had in here intially, but after thinking about it I don't think it plays well with how I want to play the deck. Harmonize I did not include initially, but I love the idea. It's beneficial that I have cards to let me cast it with flash.

Curse of Stalked Prey I LOVE the flavour. If I wasn't hurting for space this would be an instant add-in. As is, I fear it may be too single-use and slow-building for me to consider (Compared to Craterhoof Behemoth and Beastmaster Ascension right) . Wolfir Silverheart seems to single-use as well without means to bounce him for further soulbonding

RingoDingo92 on K&T Tribal Card Draw

1 week ago

Yeah there aren't many cards that are budget-friendly that do the things Planar Bridge and Birthing Pod do, so I'm having a tough time thinking of any other possibilities.

Oh, Cyclonic Rift isn't in the deck after all? That is definitely a card you want in this deck...and any playing blue for that matter! I love that card. Hour of Revelation isn't for those moments when you go, "Oh tartar sauce, my draw/tax effects will blow up," it's for those moments when you go, "Jesus H, I need a reset button fast." Haha. I typically try to include a sweeper like that because you really never know when you'll need it.

Yes, Praetor's Counsel is definitely a good one. You're welcome, man!

Reverie42 on K&T Tribal Card Draw

1 week ago

The most common Planar Bridge fetch I'd miss out on would be Curiosity for the Niv-Mizzet combo, but I'm not sure that's a really huge loss. I'm more suspicious that since most of the creatures in the deck are activated abilities or triggers rather than ETBs, a lot of pod activations won't feel like they're really gaining value.

AEtherspouts is definitely not really great. Cyclonic Rift would be way better. I'm hoping to pick one up a little cheaper at some point. Hour of Revelation is an interesting one. I had actually considered the similar Planar Cleansing, but ended up not running it because the idea of blowing up my own draw/tax effects seemed so bad. Too bad Austere Command is so expensive.

Praetor's Counsel is an interesting call. It would be good with both permanent sweepers and Birthing Pod. I considered Day's Undoing for a semi-similar role but haven't tested either on at all. Another good thing to think about.

Good stuff, thank you :)

RingoDingo92 on K&T Tribal Card Draw

1 week ago

I suppose that depends on what you normally tutor up with Planar Bridge. Is it almost always creatures? In that case, perhaps Birthing Pod is the more economic approach. However, I agree that you may not be running enough creatures for it. Probably would want around 30 creatures or more for Pod to be truly effective, but it might be worth a shot anyway to see.

I was just making those targeted removal suggestions in case you need them since I saw you didn't have much. I'd suggest removing anything near their CMC's that is under-performing in the deck, if you decide to add them. I get why you're running heavy on the board wipes, though. Hour of Revelation is probably better than AEtherspouts since you can hit all nonland permanents. If you considered throwing that in, Praetor's Counsel might be a good idea too.

RingoDingo92 on Moonlight Marauders - Werewolf & Wolf Themed EDH

1 week ago

Deserves an up-vote for what I presume is A Tribe Called Quest reference in the deck name alone. However, this does look like a pretty badass deck in its own right. I echo the Craterhoof Behemoth suggestion. If I had to choose between my behemoths, he'd get the nod over Siege Behemoth. Also, why so little sorceries? The Gruul color pie has some good ones that I'd think would find a home in this deck. I'd add Blasphemous Act so you have at least one sweeper (I'd remove Sandwurm Convergence to make room) and then any one of or a combination of Eternal Witness/Creeping Renaissance/Praetor's Counsel to get stuff back from the graveyard. Decimate is also an excellent Gruul card, though you do have some like it. This will certainly give me some inspiration if I decide to do a werewolves deck, which has always been at the back of my mind since I have so many of the cards. Awesome stuff, man!

IQuarent on ☭ Mother Russia Burns ☭

2 weeks ago

I would strongly recommend as many copy spells as you can fit in the deck. Copy spells are very useful for a variety of reasons.

My favorite use of copy spells is targeting counterspells, choosing the counterspells as the target, ensuring your spells resolve.They're great against green decks or many other decks as well. Keeping, say, Reverberate in your opening hand lets you copy early Cultivates and Demonic Tutors that you wouldn't normally have access to. Late game copy Tooth and Nail(meaning yours resolves first and typically does so much damage that you kill them before their own Tooth and Nail) or Praetor's Counsel.

Since you're playing a spell deck, Reverberate and the like also allows you to copy your burn spells, pushing them that much farther and typically ending the game that much earlier.

I would personally include Reverberate and Fork as essentials, but keep an eye on Wild Ricochet and Reiterate as well.

TurnOneLightningBolt on Mayael's Legendary Menagerie (Legendary Good Stuf)

2 weeks ago

Can't believe that I forgot about Birthing Pod! Thanks. Also, Praetor's Counsel sounds like a good emergency button.

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