Praetor's Counsel

Praetor's Counsel

Sorcery

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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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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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Praetor's Counsel occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.46%

Praetor's Counsel Discussion

NoSoyYucateco on Copy that, Copycat!

17 hours ago

What do you think about swapping Praetor's Counsel for Mizzix's Mastery? I find that I usually don't need all of the cards in my graveyard, and 8 mana often takes up an entire turn to cast.

I am also a big fan of Early Harvest and Summer Bloom with Riku, if you want to lean more heavily on the instants and sorceries. He is so mana hungry, so playing extra lands and getting some extra untaps can make a huge difference.

If you want to go more towards creatures, think about Flameshadow Conjuring. It's great. You can also consider more instants/sorceries like Twinflame and Cackling Counterpart to bank some more ETBs.

I wasn't a huge fan of Progenitor Mimic in my deck. It costs a lot for a clone and it often doesn't get you any token copies. Clever Impersonator might be more versatile.

Monitor on Marwyn Elf Ball

1 month ago

Hey, saw your post on reddit and couldn't help but check it out. I love me some elfball, so here's what I've got for you. Everything is of course my opinion and to be taken with ample helpings of salt. Hope it helps!

Lands: Mosswort Bridge is a trap, though I haven't tried it in elves yet. Reliquary Tower is a trap, when you fire off in an elfball deck you can usually cast what you draw. I'm okay with your tapped cycling lands bc they cycle, so that's fine, and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood is sneaky good. It's the only tapland I tend to run. Your best land by far is Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and the best way to get it is Crop Rotation. When you already have it, you'll want to use it for an instant-speed Wasteland/Strip Mine or Wirewood Lodge. I don't usually run Ancient Tomb in elves but there's nothing saying you can't, and it helps when you have plenty of things with generic costs, as you do, along with some lifegain.

Potential Cuts and Swaps: Harmonize out, Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip in: Harmonize is a classic, but Growing Rites never disappoints. Even if it whiffs, you probably have a gaea's cradle at end of turn.

Overwhelming Stampede out, Finale of Devastation in: You already have the Ibex, and the Finale is far more versatile than the Stampede can ever be. Can grab all sorts of things instead of being a single pump and dump. Considering it could double Marwyn's mana output for a turn could earn its keep, though.

Wrap in Vigor out, Heroic Intervention in: Strict upgrade, figured I'd mention it.

Wellwisher out, Essence Warden in: Incidental lifegain, if you want to use it, might be more reliable than being able to tap the Wellwisher for its effect reliably. Also, the Warden triggers on all creatures, including opponents.

Reliquary Tower out, Thousand-Year Elixir in: This is pretty sweet and you need fewer lands than you think you do.

Desert of the Indomitable out, Veil of Summer in: This card is just too good. Also, 33 lands is too many (I know, but you'd be surprised!) and this one ETB taps AND cycles for 2 mana instead of 1, so I'd cut it.

Llanowar Tribe out, Wirewood Channeler in: I've never liked the tribe, it always seems clunky, and in your list specifically it is competing with Marwyn at the 3CMC slot.

Doubling Season out, Asceticism in: I'm not sold on Doubling Season here, honestly, as Hardened Scales could serve the same purpose in most cases regarding the way this deck puts +1/+1 counters on things one at a time (mostly). If you REALLY want to lean in on the token doubling from Lys Alana Huntmaster, Elvish Promenade, and Imperious Perfect then it might could stay.

Genesis Wave out, Kindred Summons in: This counts tokens...it is ridiculous and casting it when you only have 3 or 4 elves out still feels great, whereas if you flip Praetor's Counsel with a nasty Genesis Wave you're a sad panda.

Dwynen's Elite needs a home here, its 2 mana for 2 counters on Marwyn, among other benefits. Not sure on what to pull out, but I've never been a big fan of Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen herself, really. You don't want to stack too deep on lord effects when its so easy to tutor them out or draw them for an explosive growth instead.

The last thing I will note, is that any non-Elf REALLY needs to earn its keep. Each and every elf in your list makes it stronger, be it with more mana, more tokens, more counters, all of those things.

The reddit thread has some great recommendations on cards to check out as well, so you've got a lot to sift through. Good base though!

Rhys Up is my current GB list, there might be some ideas for you in the main and maybe boards. The deck is mostly green but plays my favorite black stuff, and most of the cost difference between these two lists lies in the manabase.

Weekend_Magic_NC on Cut/Add recommendations

3 months ago

I'm currently working on a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck Special K. There's a few cards I'd like to throw in the mix. I'm thinking I'd like Sneak Attack, Bearer of the Heavens, Burning Anger, Hydra's Growth, Praetor's Counsel, and possibly Fungal Sprouting. But the major concerns I have are: messing up any synergy I currently have, and figuring out proper cuts. Anyway, any help is appreciated.

Spell_Slam on Tatyova project

4 months ago

To be fair, Forbid is not a 3-for-1 because you get to keep Forbid in hand. I play this in a lot of my blue decks and it is usually really worth pitching 2 lands for an important spell. It can be very demoralizing for opponents when you have a huge hand to play with as well.

Praetor's Counsel is a great card to have that also gives you no max hand size.

Into the Wilds seems really weak for the deck. only getting one trigger just doesn't seem impactful enough for you.

Abundance could be really good in your deck to help you get whatever it is you need, land or otherwise. You can really cycle through your deck with draw spells and this.

Harvest Season can allow you to have some incredible combo turns in conjunction with something like Avenger of Zendikar, a bit like Boundless Realms.

Gush is a really strong draw spell for your deck.

TheGeneralAdvisor on Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

5 months ago

Praetor's Counsel is pretty hot too if you just want a big turn.

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

5 months ago

CommanderPatsy: Well, boardwipes are just one of the reasons we DO play Yeva. Since we play at instant speed, we never really over commit on our board. We are usually establishing the board at points where most major wipes can't hit us. The deck as it stands has 3 pieces of recursion and it's really all the deck needs. As Soren841 said, Praetor's Counsel is just not good, it costs way too much for a pretty irrelevant effect. If wipes are truly that much of an issue in your meta, you could consider Heroic Intervention .

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