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This card has such weird art...
Posted By: Polychromatic (3/23/2011 4:05:46 PM)


Not a great card alone, but can work quite well with Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder.
Posted By: rufflmao (11/28/2009 4:10:58 AM)


Regarding the narrative between the little (big) creatures, there are ways to hide that sort of thing in the artwork for people to find, whilst still clearly displaying why this creature is a 5/5 first strike trampler. The cool thing about doing it that way is that some players get to be the first to figure out what is really going on in the piece (I wouldn't have known what was going on if Digit hadn't explained it so precisely), whilst the other more mechanically-minded players get a clear visual example of the mechanics at work. I say keep the bunny and the merfolk and the imp, but reduce them in size and increase the size of the Praetor, and possibly get him out of his desk job too, cos he isn't going to be doing much trampling or fighting of any sort from behind a desk (though I would still want to find a way to preserve that judicial flavour somehow).
Posted By: Stray_Dog (12/5/2010 1:34:27 AM)


Breathtaking art. A card with which I've won a few hilarious multiplayer games! They made it to be used with Breeding Pit, of course.
Posted By: Zan-zan-zawa-veia (8/21/2011 3:06:39 AM)


May take the cake for being the weirdest magic card ever printed. Names like 'Ebon Praetor' are the essence of mtg for me: multifarious mythological and historical concepts plucked from the ether, mashed together and contextualized just enough to leave the player wondering what the hell is going on in Dominaria. Flavorwise, this is like bacon blueberry tapioca pudding. With chocolate sauce. 5/5 (first strike, trample)
Posted By: wideyes (6/20/2013 12:16:54 PM)


It's actually pretty obvious what the art is representing. The giant bunny is a creature from the good heaven-like city on the left and the green imp is a creature from the hell-like city on the right. The blue creature in the middle is the one whose fate is being decided by the praetor(judge) at the altar. Both the bunny and imp want the creature. Where he goes is entirely up to the praetor.
Posted By: Digit (10/13/2009 9:46:26 AM)


Should have recieved a cool new creature type Praetor, maybe it will soon.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (5/2/2011 6:51:11 AM)


I don't think he is that bad. 5/5 first strike and trample is very solid (and both abilities don't show up that often on mono black creatures). His power can grow in the right deck, and when he attacks as 6/5 first strike trample the first time, your opponent will have a hard time to block him. He'll either get smacked for 6 or more, his small creatures will get trampled over and the larger ones first striked apart.
The art is nice too. No interchangeable generic art like on most modern cards, which are just "draw a vampire in a cool post" or "draw a generic demon", but actually has a meaning and fits to exactly this card.

You can also use him in decks with power conduit, and there exchange his -2/-2 counters for +1/+1 ones if you want to.
Posted By: majinara (6/15/2010 12:32:43 PM)


There's only 1.5 other creatures with natural First Strike and Trample (i.e., starts with it and doesn't need to activate an ability):

Akroma, Angel of Wrath and Dragon Tyrant (because it has Double Strike, this only counts for half a point).

Despite the crude ability, that's its true defining moment. It also doesn't make too much sense (You strike faster... but then, farther? I guess that makes sense...)

Do also note that Melira, Sylvok Outcast doesn't stop these counters from coming (they're -2/-2 counters, not -1/-1's)
Posted By: Ferlord (7/12/2012 9:16:25 PM)


WTF? Is that the Easter Bunny?
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (8/20/2009 4:12:35 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!