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Death Grasp deals X damage to target creature or player. You gain X life.
Price & Acquistion
Death Grasp Discussion
3 weeks ago
cards to consider adding: Exsanguinate, Debt to the Deathless, Death Grasp, Profane Command, Devil's Play, Fall of the Titans, Dictate of the Twin Gods, Exquisite Blood, Furnace of Rath, Curse of Bloodletting, Havoc Festival, Hissing Miasma, Price of Knowledge, Palace Siege, Repercussion, Heartless Hidetsugu, Personal Sanctuary, Land Tax
cards to consider dropping: Vampiric Touch, Blind Obedience, Athreos, God of Passage, Combustible Gearhulk, Mother of Runes, Queen Marchesa, Scab-Clan Berserker, Selfless Spirit, Vampire Nighthawk, & you probably have a few too many targeted creature removal spells
2 months ago
Angel's Feather allows for an easy ETB life gain, even if it is only 1 per spell, it can help. Another artifact is Pristine Talisman which can be used for [colorless] mana and continuous life gain. One of the ultimate cards for EDH lifegain would be Venser's Journal as then you do not have to worry about overfilling your hand and can help you out if you have a slower deck. Another potential card is Suture Priest which does the same as Soul Warden but with the added benefit of damaging opponents (which can help you win). Blood Tithe can be useful in larger games along with Death Grasp and Debt to the Deathless. Since you have the potential for large sums of creatures on the field you could throw in Campaign of Vengeance which could boost you pretty well. Congregate can allow for a giant boost in life. Angelic Accord can be a potential win condition type thing where you can get a constant flow of angels (until they destroy the enchantment) but this could quickly become a threat to your opponents.
I would also suggest some mana rocks like Sol Ring and Astral Cornucopia since you have 35 land and you will want to get to roughly 7-8 mana production per turn by around turn 5-6. It might also be potentially smart to include Fumigate (or some other board wipe but fumigate fits into the lifegain) for last-ditch efforts.
3 months ago
If you want to build an army of tokens with +1/+1 counters, Cathars' Crusade and Archangel of Thune are must-haves, and also boosts Teysa for unblockable commander damage. Cards like Auriok Champion and Soul Warden are really good with a token strategy and a life gain strategy. Crested Sunmare should give you lots of indestructible horses if you can protect it.
You have a very good list of token-making sorceries in your maybeboard. You could try including the ones that aren't also boardwipes. Anointed Procession gives you double the tokens. Skullclamp is a good way to draw cards from those creatures. Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Austere Command, and Hour of Reckoning become good boardwipes that spare your creatures.
Luminarch Ascension is quite reliable with Teysa's deterrence.
Archetype of Courage, Archetype of Finality, Athreos, God of Passage, Chancellor of the Annex,Deathpact Angel, Orzhov Advokist, Ravos, Soultender are creatures that don't contribute that much. You could also cut Bontu's Monument, Cradle of Vitality, Gonti's Machinations, Phyrexian Reclamation, Tainted Remedy, and Death Grasp.
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
7 months 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.
8 months ago
Hey there! Cool deck you have here! I have a few budget suggestions for you:
- Merciless Eviction
- Orzhov Signet
- Treasury Thrull
- Drana's Emissary
- Bloodgift Demon
- Obzedat, Ghost Council
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel
- Ashen Rider
- Angel of Despair
- Archfiend of Depravity
- Death Grasp
- Obzedat's Aid
- Sign in Blood
- Revoke Existence
- Forsake the Worldly
- End Hostilities
- Sol Ring
- Solemn Simulacrum
- Underworld Connections
If you'd like some more detailed comments and/or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment on my profile! Hope this helps, and enjoy!
8 months ago
couple things things i out in my deck that really help (some are cheap)