Death Grasp


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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


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

Death Grasp Discussion

VaevictisAsmadi on Kambal's Death and Taxes

1 month ago

Thank you Darkshadow327 for your suggestions! Not overbearing at all, it's exactly the kind of help I'm looking for. Debt to the Deathless was a no-brainer and I'm still mad at myself for not getting it the original list. Exsanguinate is half cmc for half effect but can still win games by itself and I'll be including it in the next upgrade. Death Grasp would be great in 1v1 or to take out a single opponent but my play group is usually a 5 man free for all so hitting all opponents is very important. Both Erebos, God of the Dead and Athreos, God of Passage are fantastic additions with Erebos, God of the Dead allowing me to trade the life I'm taxing for more cards and Athreos, God of Passage giving me free recursion or more damage whenever I lose a creature. As for the other enchantments I'm still deciding on them because they're very situational and don't quite sync with the rest of the deck. When they work they grab the opponents best creatures and you can win pretty quickly but when all you're getting is mana dorks and 2/2s the value isn't really there. Probably just my own personal bias so I'll keep them in the maybe board. I really appreciate you taking the time to look over my deck and offer such a detailed response! Sorry I didn't respond sooner but I'm kinda new to using this site so I'm still getting used to the formatting. Anyway thanks again!

Darkshadow327 on Kambal's Death and Taxes

1 month ago

This deck seems very similar to my deck

Blood Tax Payments are Due

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327


For your CMC you are running a lot of lands, I would recommend cutting down to about 36-38 lands.

Since this seems like a life gain/drain deck I would recommend:

are all goods cards that will mass drain opponents.

I hope this helps and that I wasn't overbearing. If you want more suggestions my list can give you some ideas.

multimedia on Oloro - On Sale

5 months ago

Hey, you asked for my help. This is a well built budget Commander deck. Only $137 for a complete playable Commander deck is nice, good job.

Chromatic Lantern is down more than 60% in price (less than $5 now) since it's been revealed to be reprinted in Guilds of Ravnica. Lantern is now a budget Commander card, as it should be :) The prices haven't updated yet for this site, but if you add (GRN) to the end of Lantern in the text editor it will show up as the GRN version with the updated low price.

Your decklist is already really well done/streamlined, it's going to be difficult to make cuts without adding some additional price... Here's a list of cards to consider adding/cutting:

If these lands upgrades are too much then I think you're better off playing more basic lands then the three Guildgates, Barrens, River and Boneyard. More basic lands at least work better with the Bounce lands (Azorius Chancery, etc.).

Good luck with your deck.

Ayish on Daxos's spooky enchantments

7 months ago

Conviction isn't really that good imo, you can find better aura's for cheap. Cruel Reality while good later in the game you have no mana rocks that I saw meaning it won't come out soon enough to get really good usage. Dreadbringer Lampads kinda like with Nyx-Fleece Ram it isn't really serving a purpose other than to be an enchantment. Fall of the Thran You dislike when people target you, don't give them a reason. Archetype of Finality imo it's too slow for how weak the creature is. Crystal Chimes already messaged you. Daxos's Torment I'm not that sure but I feel like this again is only really there for it to be a creature that's an enchantment, not to be a valued card. Death Grasp again, not too sure but unless you have more mana ramp and sources not going to do too much. Grim Guardian Again feeling like it's only there to be both a creature and an enchantment, power isn't too strong. Mourning Not to strong, -2/-0 not going to do much in most cases imo Myth Realized Like the Daxos's Torment but slightly better imo, still feel it's only there to be both a creature and enchantment Nyx-Fleece Ram Just restating. Skybind Without more strong normal creatures not benefiting you, just maybe hurting opponents a little. Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts What's the purpose of them? They do nothing for the deck.

JoeNathan37 on Karlov-ing Life

7 months ago

You may want to consider putting Azor's Gateway  Flip in here. Once it flips it can produce absurd amounts of mana and can help you pay for a lethal Exsanguinate, or Debt to the Deathless, or just a huge Death Grasp.

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Death Grasp occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%