Ensnaring Bridge


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

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Stronghold (STH) Rare

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Ensnaring Bridge


Creatures with power greater than the number of cards in your hand can't attack.

Ensnaring Bridge Discussion

Pheardemons on Liquimetal Prison

4 days ago

Ramunap Ruins I can understand I guess. Could get that last little bit of damage in but whether or not it is worth the life lost is the main question.

Hmmmm...have you tried Forgotten Cave at all before this? Not saying it is bad, I've just never tried it myself. Was wondering your thoughts.

Personally I've ways regretted not having board wipes in the main. Maybe space for some Sweltering Suns for the cycling when you don't need it and keep Anger in the side as backup. I know Ensnaring Bridge is great, but I've always felt like I needed some board wipes.

For the specific strategy this is going, I feel like Shenanigans should have one mainboard and Shattering Spree or Shatterstorm be the sideboard artifact hate. That is up to preference and playtesting though.

Do you think this is fast enough (or doesn't need) any rituals to speed up the turn one plays? Well...taking Goblin Rabblemaster limits the turn one plays. At this point it is really only Blood Moon that you could get with any kind of consistency. Maybe not. An idea to consider though.

Some things to think about.

hungry000 on Making White great again

6 days ago

Good. We need more Kirinmageddon in our lives. If you want to look, I made a GW version: Armageddon & Taxes

The things I noticed as I was building/testing:

  1. Getting the combo is a really strong play, but if you're behind on board, a lot of the time your opponent will just run you over before you can capitalize. So you either need mass anti-creature effects like Ghostly Prison or Ensnaring Bridge or early/mass game removal to cover for you.

  2. Playing the removal game usually means you can't fit as many combo tutors in, which leads to games where you kill a bunch of their threats and never find the combo.

Spirits tribal could work, but then there's the risk of blowing up your own stuff.

One color combo that I think could work is BW. You could use Ranger-Captain of Eos to tutor for Ugin's Conjurant/Giver of Runes and the removal is really good. Maybe go with some existing Stoneforge or Mardu Shadow lists for a shell.

There was also a group that posted a bunch of different Krinmageddon variants on Reddit, but I can't remember what they were called.

Icbrgr on Elf

1 week ago

well from my experience if you play elves you will win even if your not "trying" lol.... Definitly consider Reclamation Sage for B.S. prison cards like Ensnaring Bridge / Ghostly Prison ... also Nylea's Presence becomes "oops I win" with Elvish Champion .... Wrap in Vigor / Heroic Intervention can help against board wipes. +1 because elves rule!

abbatromebone on Blue Black Mill - Maralen Trap 1.2

3 weeks ago

blazefur on Budget sultai tempo

3 weeks ago

Yeah, I don't like it much either mainboard, but it is not terrible and it fits in the budget (which is the main reason I am not running 4 Ensnaring Bridge , which are currently around $50 each). Though I do like Maelstrom Pulse better mainboard. Thanks for the suggestions.

SporeFrog11 on Budget sultai tempo

3 weeks ago

bow for anything, it’s more of a sideboard card! Maelstrom Pulse , Abrupt Decay , Ensnaring Bridge Off the top of my head! Even Gurmag Angler , staples, iunno!

jonmaior on $60 Competitive Mono-Green Aggro

1 month ago

I also mainboard 4x Thrashing Brontodon although i'm not sure that is correct. Ensnaring Bridge is running around in a lot of decks. I realized if you are budget then unfortunately Once Upon a Time is not feasible which is ok. I don't think it makes the deck much better. I use Birds of Paradise as another mainboard Ensnaring Bridge hate card with Aspect of Hydra . Also 3 Yorvo seems kinda sketch. I think balloth can be an upgrade to yorvo in some cases as well. Treetop Village seems bad mainboard. You need your mana in the early turns and it will be too small late game to do a ton. I don't use Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for the same reason.

LVL_666 on Deciding on a Card - ...

1 month ago

Deerslayer1925, thanks for commenting. Actually, I re-discovered a card that fit my every want for the slot: Spike Weaver . It's an easy target for proliferation that can pass it's own counters over to other creatures - performing the function that Hadana's Climb  Flip or the previously included Simic Ascendancy while having the added ability to control the battlefield with an optional Fog effect - sort of filling the gap that Ensnaring Bridge or Dueling Grounds would have. What are your thoughts on Spike Weaver ?

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Ensnaring Bridge occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.17%


All decks: 0.27%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%