Death Grasp

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Death Grasp

Sorcery

Death Grasp deals X damage to target creature or player. You gain X life.

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Death Grasp Discussion

frogkill45 on Markov draining swarm

2 weeks ago

couple things things i out in my deck that really help (some are cheap)

Tainted Remedy

Cliffhaven Vampire

Whip of Erebos

Toxic Deluge

Authority of the Consuls

Death Grasp

Ziembski on Big Black Mana Life Drain EDH

1 month ago

Have you considered splashing for W and going for Obzedat, Ghost Council? He is only 1 more CMC and also tend to stick boards very well. Life Drain included!

This would open you doors to Debt to the Deathless, Death Grasp and all those WB rmeovals as Utter End to get rid of other lifegain disablers such as Sulfuric Vortex or just another Erebos.

dlamars on Kaalia, The Road to Redemption

2 months ago

Hey, just thought I'd recommend a couple cards:

Swiftfoot Boots wouldn't hurt since kaalia draws removal like no other.

Shizo, Death's Storehouse would be a nice upgrade for a swamp.

Death Grasp and Syphon Soul aren't great imo, I'd replace them with Aegis Angel and Phyrexian Reclamation. Hope these help!

7crunch7 on

2 months ago

Hey I like your list! I know you don't have 100 cards yet, but are you building Edgar as either: aggro, control/lifegain, or vampire tribal? I think aggro and tribal can go together, but its hard to do control with aggro.

Some control/lifegain cards you have: Authority of the Consuls, Blind Obedience, Campaign of Vengeance, Death Grasp, Debt to the Deathless, Exsanguinate, Teferi's Protection which are good but I think a better build for Licia, sanguine Tribune .

If you want to be more aggro/vampire tribal I'd focus on these cards: Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Captivating Vampire & Stromkirk Captain (as a 3 mana lords), Metallic Mimic & Adaptive Automaton, Rakish Heir, Vampire Nocturnus (if you make your deck mainly black), Stensia Masquerade, Urza's Incubator/ Herald’s Horn , Obelisk of Urd, Konda's Banner, Door of Destinies, Blade of the Bloodchief, and Shared Animosity (stupid expensive but really powerful) just to name a few!

If you got time, check out my list (I built it aggro/tribal focused) and leave your suggestions! :)

greatdevourer on Marchesa Voltron/ Mardu Humans

5 months ago

Interesting deck idea. I didn't consider using Queen Marchesa for just the deathtouch and haste. I do like the Human theme. I've looked over your list and I have some ideas that might help.

First thing that kinda stands out to me is the mana base. Seems a little thin. I think you should bump it up to somewhere between 35 to 38 lands. I think 36 or 37 might be better.
These are the cards I would cut to make room for more lands.
Gallows at Willow Hill, doesn't seem efficient to tap 4 cards to destroy one target. That's 3 less attackers or blockers.
Divine Verdict, Ride Down, and Smite the Monstrous are conditional spot removal. There are better options for spot removal and trading a 1-for-1 card in hand for creature on the battlefield isn't that great in multi-player.
Dropping those would let you add 4 more lands. Now with more land drops, let's look at some of the other weaker cards.

Bituminous Blast is nice spot removal and the cascade can be nice but there could be times where the cascade just gives you something that doesn't help that much. Might be better to have something more consistent.
Disentomb is another 1-for-1 trade where you get 1 card out of the graveyard for 1 card from your hand.
Diabolic Tutor is another 1-for-1 trade where you get 1 card out of the deck for 1 card from your hand.
Death Grasp is an OK card when you only have one opponent. Not good for multi-player games.

Consider the following replacements:
Death Denied instead of Disentomb. Instant speed instead of a socery, X creatures instead of just 1.
Increasing Ambition instead of Diabolic Tutor. One more mana but the flashback makes it worth it.
Exsanguinate instead of Death Grasp so that you hit everyone at the same time instead of only one person.
Additionally, what about adding a Basilisk Collar or Gorgon Flail to the deck. That would allow your Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile to wipe the board of creatures attacking you.

Toxic Deluge is a tough call. I like it in 60 card decks like Legacy or Modern. Not sure about this deck.
Faith Unbroken, I'm undecided on this one. I see why it's in the deck. But wouldn't a Banisher Priest or Fiend Hunter be a better choice for the exile effect?

As always, temper these suggestions with your collection and your budget. Feel free to take a look at my decks and let me know what you think.

hardhitta71194 on My Friends are Contagious!

6 months ago

Thanks, appreciate it!

I could probably cut one of them, I had just been using Battle at the Bridge a lot on Magic Duels and liked it. But Death Grasp costing 2 mana plus the X cost will probably make it not near as good. Plus I have a lot more Life Gain to flip Lone Rider  Flip than I do in duels.

That seems like a good suggestion, I'll try it out for sure. I believe I have enough creature killing with the Mortify + Blessed Alliance.

Jessejnewman on Karlov's sisters

7 months ago

Ok I made a few edits, I have Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim in my sideboard might maindeck it and put Death Grasp. I did a tournament with this deck Last Sunday and went 2-3 it's my first tiny leader deck (I know I'm a little late) but it's really my baby

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