Praetor's Counsel


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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 Anthology (CM1) Mythic Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) 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.

Praetor's Counsel Discussion

Whitehamma on Wurm Tribal-Mono Green

1 day ago

LVL_666 absolutely the best feedback anyone has ever given. Its not only feedback but ways to fix it, and help telling me how to go about setting the page up to help other people also.

I do want to stick to mono green I do like the idea of white green. I have a modern deck that's novablast wurm, and Engulfing Slagwurm . You cant see the facial expressions as I am typing this but it has no removal also ha. Just ramp and wurms like this.

So I used this commander for multi purpose ramp, removal, and card draw. However it can be changed. I did have Grothama, All-Devouring I just ended up not liking the strategy.

For draw there is a few options Greater Good , Grothama, All-Devouring , the commander... Yea thats about it ha. I did have Abundance I could put it back in. I have a few tutors to set things up but they aren't top picks that's for sure. One strat for card draw was tutor Praetor's Counsel and Altar of Dementia mill myself and return everything from the graveyard to my hand. Something that could probably go in the primer like you said. I will set one up. Thank you for the links.

Sylvan Library man.. I know im saving up. Its a beast of a card. So question I guess... The suggestions you made with the mono green cards... Without the deck primer, what would you swap? I will get on and study about deck primers and how to make them. That being said

Without the deck primer, what would you swap just seeing what you do?

Drakorya on The crushing multiplayer aspect

1 week ago

There are certain cards and strategies you can use to try and mitigate repeating board wipes. Cards like Eldrazi Monument , Soul of New Phyrexia , and to a lesser extent Inspiring Call and Heroic Intervention can help protect your board.

But you can also try and use recursion cards, like Seasons Past , Praetor's Counsel , and Creeping Renaissance to refuel your hand after a board wipe.

If these don't seem to be effective, you might need to try and add more ramp and creature tutor spells and try and combo win in a single turn with Sage of Hours .

Sinken on Tatyova Moon Landing

1 week ago

Personally, I think I would run both Regrowth AND Praetor's Counsel to be honest. Either Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots could also be considered, since she's pretty kill on sight.. Deprive has a nice synergy with the commander, but I don't think it's worth running it over normal Counterspell (which is very cheap) anyway. Though maybe Deprive + Counterspell is better than Disdainful Stroke .

Also if you can get your hands on Boundless Realms , that card is insane. I see it's in your maybeboard.. my friend plays it in his tatyova deck, and whenever it hits the battlefield it's just sick. Scapeshift too.. and I really love Nissa, Vital Force in my Meren deck, and I assume it'd perform similarily here, seeing as you only need to activate her twice to get a really good emblem

Then there's of course the Beastmaster Ascension + Sylvan Awakening or Rude Awakening combo that's pretty nice

Also maybe cut Simic Signet ? I think both Cultivate and Kodama's Reach are better, since the signet is ramp but not land, so it doesn't draw you a card Retreat to Coralhelm is also kinda weak I feel. I mean it's nice, but it takes up a card slot and it kinda doesn't do that much

That's a lot of cards... but I do really love Tatyova. One of my favorite commanders I think, and so many different ways to use to ramp :D

draaien on Tatyova Moon Landing

1 week ago

Actually didn't realise it was that cheap. I don't have one right now but will surely be looking for one. Do you think a Creeping Renaissance or Praetor's Counsel would be better or is the lower manacost leaving a one turn combo open more valuable, on the other hand i often have 20 mana open by turn 7-10 anyways.

K1ngMars on Need advice on card draw ...

1 month ago

It depends. Sometimes you dropped your hand down to 2 cards, so a new fresh hand is good for you in the first place. If you're against decks that have already tutored something, have filtered the top or have drawn huge amount of cards (like with Praetor's Counsel ), you are forcing a shuffle, so both of those go away. You disrupt their previous game plan and you all start again at the same hand size.

You also have the added political power to look at players who are having a bad time or running low on gas and tell "hey, if I do this, can we have a deal?".

You also disrupt any graveyard strategy with these cards, because you force the graveyard reshuffle.

There are lots of things going on and everything depends on meta and situation, but I'd say it's always nice to have the possibility to say this flavour text .

tiagompm on Tatyova Landfall

1 month ago

Hello Sergeant_Scrumptious! Nice deck !!

I really like more and more commander´s around the lands theme and you give me one more alternative!!

On your deck I added:

Sylvan Safekeeper to protect ( Constant Mists is good too but I think you should have something that will protect your comander more ...);

Soratami Savant to give counter;

World Breaker one best removal in commander.


Summer Bloom (so good on this deck!);

Burgeoning (if you get in the beginning it's anything ... boom! In outher fases you help with certain cards to which your enemies do ramp de lands and with this card, you do ramp twice!)

Praetor's Counsel (if enemys eliminate your relequary tower, you can already "show the middle finger" with this ...

  • I just created a deck with muldrotha's lands theme (in my profile), give it a look if you have time to get ideas and help me evolve the deck!

biobrush on Plan G

2 months ago

Few suggestions: It's already been mentioned, but Beast Whisperer seems great in your deck, along with Guardian Project and Zendikar Resurgent . Paradox Engine is a bit pricey, but it's a great engine with the aforementioned cards and elves. I know sol ring isn't a creature, but it's hard to argue with a turn 2 Goreclaw. Craterhoof Behemoth and Pathbreaker Ibex help close out games. Praetor's Counsel is a good insurance policy against board wipes. Bane of Progress barely affects you. Wolfbriar Elemental isn't the best win-con, but making random 2/2s helps against edict effects like gravepact and dictate of erebos. Greater Good is another great card-draw option, and lets you sac in response to spot removal or dig for answers. Hope this helps!

Toxicnerve on Muldrotha, Queen of the Dead

2 months ago

Kjartan okay. I see your point. My deck isn't inherently bad, but it doesn't have the right tools to make the game be where I want it to be successful with a slower play style. So I have Fatal Push but Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize I don't really have and if I remember correctly, they're not exactly cheap. For the time being, would something like Brain Maggot or Spreading Algae be a good middle ground until I acquire some of those cards? I figured algae would be a good card since I already have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in the deck and it can be reused with its ability and if its removed with a destroy spell or through control bouncing shenanigans, I can still reuse it through my graveyard retrieval. I feel like it could be a good card, but I'm curious to your thoughts since you have a better understanding than I. I also have Duress but that I feel would fit better in sideboard as it is selective. Am I going in the right direction with those thoughts? Also, I understand Praetor's Counsel . During my play testing I never had an opportunity that i could use it and it just seemed kinda clunky in the first place. I have already removed it from the actual deck as it turns out. Thank you

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Praetor's Counsel occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.46%