Clutch of the Undercity

Clutch of the Undercity


Return target permanent to its owner's hand. Its controller loses 3 life.

Transmute (1)(Blue)(Black) ((1)(Blue)(Black), Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

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Set Rarity
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Uncommon

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

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Clutch of the Undercity Discussion

Yarok on Self Treestruct

7 months ago

Looks great, try putting in tutors. A few of my personal favorites are Diabolic Tutor (Because Demonic tutor is not legal, but it is ok), Diabolic Revelation(For multiple cards), and Clutch of the Undercity(It will search for any card with cmc 4, like tree or starts). Hope this can help. You can use these cards to tutor for the tree, one with the stars, and any other important card of your game plan.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Need Help - The Dimir …

1 year ago

Thanks legendofa! I found a pre-Guildpact version of Solar Flare that was mostly UB, very helpful to my research. I can add Dimir Doppelganger , Dimir House Guard , and Clutch of the Undercity to my list of Dimir cards played.

Still looking out for the straight UB control list though...

Kogarashi on Interactions: Clutch of the Undercity:

1 year ago

Compare Clutch of the Undercity to Annihilating Fire .

Clutch of the Undercity says the player "loses 3 life." Annihilating Fire says "deals 3 damage."

Damage causes loss of life, but loss of life is not always caused by damage. It will specifically say "damage" if it means damage. Pain Magnification will not trigger from Clutch of the Undercity .

Raging_Squiggle on Interactions: Clutch of the Undercity:

1 year ago

damage causes loss of life, whereas loss of life is not necessarily because of damage.

Clutch of the Undercity says the player “loses 3 life” which is not the same as “takes 3 damage”. It will not trigger effects that trigger off of damage being dealt.

Upyron on Interactions: Clutch of the Undercity:

1 year ago

Hi goblins how are you ? I have dilemma :) Clutch of the Undercity is considered a damage dealt when is triggering ? exemple: Pain Magnification will trigger his ability after use effectively Clutch of the Undercity

Thanks as always

triproberts12 on

1 year ago

Also, I see Helm and Trike combo at a glance. Since both of those have pieces costing the same, you can use Clutch of the Undercity , Dimir House Guard , Ethereal Usher , and Netherborn Phalanx for additional tutors. Also, Walking Ballista is a second copy of Trike.

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