Death Grasp

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

Bou on EDH Licia, Gladii, Sanguis, Valeria Victrix

2 weeks ago

I'm actually thinking of replacing Haunted Cloak, but the Haste / Trample are generally very useful. I might replace it with Trailblazer's Boots to add to my Prowler's Helm, which works amazing because literally nobody plays walls (with the exception of that blasted Mutavault). Whispersilk Cloak is very nice but I don't like the Shroud on it which blocks my Chandra's Ignition, Arcbond, or Shelter for example.

Rhox Faithmender is difficult. On the one hand he looks great because double life yay! The thing is, I really don't need more Life. I could use it more often maybe, but double the life only makes me more of a target. Alhammarret's Archive does the same, but I can easily get ~100+ Life without it. I will see how things go with Ad Nauseam in play, perhaps adding Rhox will be more practical then.

Don't underestimate Killing Wave haha! I usually cast it for 10+ and it works really well, if they do pay the life to keep a creature you can just swing with Licia (which we can keep because Life doesn't matter as I tend to keep between 50-100 Life and Licia gets it back for me anyway). So far, it's done everything I wanted it to do.

Grasp of Fate looks pretty good. Death Grasp would be amazing if it hit all opponents, but I recently re-added Lightning Helix and Warleader's Helix and this might fit in as well.

kameenook on EDH Licia, Gladii, Sanguis, Valeria Victrix

2 weeks ago

Not a fan of Haunted Cloak, it's somewhat narrow but might like to see a card like Rhox Faithmender in here (by itself reduces Licia cost by a minimum of two, potentiall getting her down to WBR easily) I feel similarly about Prowler's Helm, although its effect might be more easily replaced with the more standard Whispersilk Cloak.

If you've found Killing Wave to be great, awesome, but in my head in the commander format I'm just not sure I can wrap around it, it wipes out token swarms but doesn't take out critical creatures that need to be removed unless you're somehow representing lethal with it ?

Cards in general that might be good: Blood Tribute, Grasp of Fate, Recumbent Bliss (pacifism and gain one life every turn seems nice), Death Grasp is expensive but I personally like it as targeted removal and also lifegain synergy. Lategame could even become player removal if you've lowered life totals enough.

Lovec on Orzhov Drain

3 weeks ago

It is not easy give you a good answer. It is difficult keep your main idea of the deck.

Because a lot of cards are too slow Souls of the Faultless,Death Grasp,Hissing Miasma,Pillory of the Sleepless. Usually is better kill the enemy's creature than keep it on the table.My first step is swap 2xSouls of the Faultless with 2xTidehollow Sculler and 2x Hissing Miasma with Gerrard's Verdict and get little bit more control over your opponent.

Vindicate is beautiful universal card, try keep it. In my opinion is better take out 2x Death Grasp and 2x Pillory of the Sleepless for 4x Path to Exile. Because agrro deck put creature in first round into play and without Path to Exile you have to wait three rounds until you get the third mana and stop it.

Maybe you can change one or two Vindicate for Mortify. I have only one reason for it and it is instant speed.

frogkill45 on

2 months 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

3 months 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.

Razulghul on Kaalia, The Road to Redemption

3 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

4 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! :)

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