Hand of the Praetors

Hand of the Praetors

Creature — Zombie

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

Other creatures you control with infect get +1/+1.

Whenever you cast a creature spell with infect, target player gets a poison counter.

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Hand of the Praetors Discussion

Mortlocke on Atraxa Proliferation of Humans

3 months ago

Greetings Odric_Magnusson,

In response to your question of What Creatures would you put in? (that have infect) - based upon your current decklist and design the infect creatures I would recommend need to compliment your deck's +1/+1 counters matter subtheme and should be relatively threatening on their own. Therefore, I suggest:

  • Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon : This one is a bit of a no-brainer next to Hand of the Praetors . It has evasion, built in protection and haste. Skittles is a longtime favorite of mine, and is truly an infect staple in my opinion. This one is at the top of the list, without a doubt.

  • Viral Drake : This creature ties in with your deck's +1/+1 counters matter subtheme by serving as an excellent mana dump for proliferation triggers. On top of having infect, it also has evasion. A great pick in my opinion.

  • Ichor Rats : This creature serves as a means of getting poison counters on players when they have a Pillow Fort strategy online before you could get infect combat damage in. Additionally, it's a great recursion target if you can get multiple triggers of it's ETB effect.

  • Inkmoth Nexus : This is an honorable mention, but this land has served me well over many games. It has built in protection due to being a land and +1/+1 counters do not fall off of it when it stops being a creature. The icing on the cake is that it also has evasion.

That's it for my suggestions. Your list is pretty good, and definitely will make any opponent weary of you during any point in a game. +1 again! lol

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

3 months ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.

Source: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Phyrexian

Odric_Magnusson on The Song of Phyresis

3 months ago

I decided to take my Atraxa deck in the infect direction. I've got four spots spots left for Creatures, but Hand of the Praetors is going in automatically. So three spots left, what Creatures would you put in?

zapyourtumor on Midrange Infect | Modern

4 months ago

I know Phyrexian Swarmlord is 6 cmc, but I think it might be better than Phyrexian Hydra . It synergizes great with both of Hand of the Praetors 's abilities and also works well with Driven / Despair .

Also there's Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , the cool infect creature no one uses outside of EDH. This might be the one good modern deck for it.

I also see you don't have a sideboard yet. Viridian Corrupter should be good there.

Wbg1415 on Another infect question.

7 months ago

Opponent swings with Hand of the Praetors and I block with Sphinx of Foresight but also cast Blossoming Defense on Sphinx. After combate would Sphinx power and toughness be at 3 or 1 after turn?

Gidgetimer on Pithing Needle vs. Infection

7 months ago

No. Infect is a static ability that changes the result of damage. It doesn't target anything, activate, or trigger. The only way to stop the counters (-1/-1 or poison) is to prevent the damage. White Knight , Champion Lancer and Fog will stop Hand of the Praetors from placing -1/-1 counters. Gladecover Scout , Algae Gharial , and Stifle will not.

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