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

Massacar on Should WOTC be in charge ...

1 week 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 ...

3 months 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.

Megalomania on Philosophy Represented

4 months ago
  • Paradox Engine - I like broken things. If I see a card, combo, deck that is so overpowered that it feels wrong to use it, I probably will.

  • Demonic Tutor - I play mostly Dimir and Sultai colors so tutors are practically auto-includes whenever I build decks. I like my decks to be fast and consistent. Tutors play a large part in accomplishing these goals.

  • Leovold, Emissary of Trest - I don't mind playing the villain. Win or lose, I like the attention I get for being a threat, the biggest one, whenever I play. I'm also not a fan of politics so it made sense to play the role of the worthy antagonist and everything that comes with it.

p.s. despite what my card choices suggest, i'm not a dick IRL. :)

hecubus333 on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

5 months ago

Hey folks. I was pointed here with my concern about some cards on TO in the 1v1 Commander format that are not banned, coming up as illegal cards when deck building. There are a small handful I've noticed in past years, but the 2 that come to mind immediately are:

1) Primeval Titan

2) Leovold, Emissary of Trest

Neither of these cards have been on the 1v1 Commander banned cards list since 2018.


I'd love to see this fixed so my decks can come out of the automated "Prototype" mode.


rdean14 on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

Not a legend, but it is a downside with serious politicking potential, or mill strategy:

Howling Mox


: Add one mana of any color. Target opponent draws three cards.

Ambassador Leovold

Legendary Creature - Elf Advisor

If an opponent would draw two or more cards, instead you and that player each draw a card.

: Draw two cards. Any opponent may activate this ability.


A less broken Leovold, Emissary of Trest who punishes, but doesn't prevent card draw.

I'd like a novel & flavorful Card draw effect for white

GeminiSpartanX on Best Counterspells in Commander?

5 months ago

dingusdingo- Thanks for the response! This was the type of thing I was looking for! It looks like I need to re-evaluate using Delay.

One note though, Pyroblast most definitely isn't limited to mono-blue spells. I'm certain I've seen legacy events where it has both countered and destroyed Leovold, Emissary of Trest. The only difference between the two is that REB can't be cast if the spell or target isn't blue, whereas Pyroblast can still be cast (for storm count if nothing else) on a non-blue target, but just won't do anything (kind of like casting a non-revolt enabled Fatal Push on a creature with 3+ cmc).

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