Leovold, Emissary of Trest

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.

Leovold, Emissary of Trest Discussion

heinrichgraum on Planeswalkers Perfected

3 weeks ago

Carth the Lion is an auto-include for this kind of deck. Digging for walkers is really neat and an ability I enjoy, especially early on in the game, and the fect that he can trigger later too while folks are trying to stop the deck from getting too overwhelming is pretty nice. Its like the card draw effect I miss so much from Leovold, Emissary of Trest . The real power definitely comes from that second ability. Beyond just making everything tick up faster, it makes all ultimates cost one less, and every minus becomes more accessible without losing too much progress towards the really game ending abilities. He is incredibly powerful, to the point where I am not super stoked to see cards like this printed. It exhausts me a little when Wizards puts out cards the need to be run in every deck of a certain architype.

Omniscience_is_life on None

2 months ago

Yisan Braids, Cabal Minion makes you have no lands, ergo you can't cast removal, Iona, Shield of Emeria makes you literally unable to cast any spells, Erayo, Soratami Ascendant / Erayo's Essence counters all your removal, Leovold, Emissary of Trest takes your hand--and with it, all your removal--away, Lutri, the Spellchaser is just an auto-include in all RU=< decks as companion, Griselbrand can just draw all the answers in the world in response to you removing him, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn has protection from basically everything, and Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary ... he's just TOO handsome. I mean, c'mon.

Grisbane on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

4 months ago

making a deck one can take to argue to get this commander banned. Trying to make this the most unfun deck to play against since Leovold, Emissary of Trest was legal.

Tergrid, Goddess of Salt

Commander / EDH Grisbane


would love any feedback or suggestions to make this deck even more miserable to deal with.

Massacar on None

11 months ago

I agree on the point about hybrid mana, Wizards would handle that one bit better but my biggest sticking point in EDH is the banlist.

I think that the majority of items on the banlist should be unbanned (keep Leovold, Emissary of Trest and Erayo, Soratami Ascendant  Flip banned for sure).

Unfortunately I doubt WoTC would handle bans any better, so here we are.

djroguelike on Maverick

1 year ago

Joguei Bant e poucas partidas com GWbu, e curti Meddling Mage mais do que qualquer carta. É uma pena que tenhamos que mexer tanto no deck para jogar com Leovold, Emissary of Trest, se ele fosse Bant ou Abzan seria perfeito (na verdade ele é perfeito para se jogar com Brainstorm).

Das cartas de Ikoria, só joguei com Fiend Artisan, e achei uma boa. A sinergia com os dorks e Dryad Arbor são interessantes, e em um deck com muitos hatebears não é difícil comprar uma criatura que não tem impacto no match atual, e o Fiend Artisan permite que você "troque" sua criatura por um hatebear de qualquer cor, ou até uma Mother of Runes para proteger sua criatura.

O metagame está um horror, com os companions dominando tudo. Não vejo nenhum deles para Maverick, e se for para jogar com Lurrus talvez Loam ou GW Depths seja o ideal. Estão prevendo um ban, e o metagame pode voltar à normalidade. Se demorar muito talvez seja o caso de ir para Bant e jogar com Oko, Thief of Crowns, o que seria um pesadelo.

Na semana que vem devo voltar com o serviço de aluguel das cartas, e tentarei jogar GW Kitchensink (sem PWs), forçando a mão em cartas como Dryad Militant, Spirit of the Labyrinth e Drannith Magistrate.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

1 year ago

Frosto, I'll admit Slivers can appear to be very tough but their strength lies entirely within which Sliver you can get out onto the battlefield. Honestly, a Leovold, Emissary of Trest (good riddance) stax or a Thrasios, Triton Hero // Tymna the Weaver cEDH deck worries me. A friend of mine also built a very tuned Najeela, Blade-Blossom deck that always gives me a hard time. I guess that's the beauty of this format in that there is always something just as - or even scarier than what you bring to the table.

As for Slivers coming back to standard. Where'd you hear that rumor? Because that would be the one thing to make me actually come back and play standard. I haven't played standard since the first Mirrodin block (It was called Type 2 (T2) back then). If Wizards is bringing back my babies then i've gotta be there to support them. Or at the very least buy a foil copy of each sliver.

StopShot on Will Drannith Magistrate Be Banned …

1 year ago

@CharonSquared, @Tyrant-Thanatos, I entirely disagree with the assertion that Nevermore would be banned before Drannith Magistrate.

Nevermore is a card that is a critical tool for measuring the health of the EDH format. If a newly printed EDH General created extremely oppressive games with little to no interaction Nevermore is the type of card white players will often board in as a result to combat it such as the time before Leovold, Emissary of Trest got banned. I agree Nevermore is harder to remove, but it has a much narrower effect in a multiplayer setting and it’s harder to recur from the graveyard compared to the Magistrate. Regardless serious players tend not to board Nevermore as typical spot removal tends to be better at stopping problems because you can answer commander and non-commander creatures alike with the latter. Because of this Nevermore is only used when traditional removal spells can’t effectively address a certain General and thus it’s an important indicator when a new General needs to be banned from the format.

While Drannith Magistrate can also be used for the same purpose the fact its effect makes it apply to all opponents definitely makes it much more splashible in decks especially over single target spot removal as it effects multiple key creatures at once as well as stopping certain graveyard and infinite combo shenanigans. Because of this the Magistrate will show up more often in non-oppressive metas and it will often be a part of oppressive strategies as well to a much higher extent than Nevermore. Even if it can be removed easier I think its highly likely a sizable number of white decks will run it over Nevermore meaning you’ll see it used in more games, potentially from two or more opponents using it at once or it gets constantly recurred which can really grind against the spirit of the game for everyone at the table unlike the one player you single out with the enchantment.

That’s only if it gets used waaay too often in decks which is debatable, but the point I’m getting across is I think Drannith Magistrate will receive the ban-hammer much sooner before Nevermore does if the rules committee was forced to pick one to ban. As someone who runs an Alesha, Who Smiles at Death commander deck, the number of times I could keep the Magistrate on the board doesn’t seem fair to me at all. At best it by itself is definitely going to soak up all the spot removal my opponents have making it much easier for me to get away with my infinite combos.

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