Ensnaring Bridge


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions Mythic Rare
Eighth Edition Rare
Seventh Edition Rare
Stronghold Rare

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Ensnaring Bridge


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

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Ensnaring Bridge Discussion

Shane on Competitive Mono-White Knights

21 hours ago

Ensnaring Bridge is a card that sees play in modern. How would you answer that?

xyr0s on 8 Rack Budget

1 day ago

... ok, if you have to play white in your 8rack, maybe you should play something a little closer to concept: Porphyry Nodes, and then move Ghostly Prison out of SB and into MB (where the regular kind of 8rack plays Ensnaring Bridge). Porphyry Nodes goes well with Forbidden Orchard, to make sure there always is something to destroy and your Porphyry Nodes doesn't sac itself.

GoodLuckGuy on CP#12 Kambal with Your Life

5 days ago

Part Two

You gotta run Phyrexian Arena, you just gotta. It's too good to not run. Bloodgift Demon also has this ability, but on a big ol' beat stick; it's crazy value for 5 mana.

Greed is a better version of Erebos' already very strong activated ability.

Tamiyo's Journal can be pretty great in a slower matchup, the utility of choosing to draw or tutor makes it good in multiple different scenarios.

Crawlspace totally stops go wide strats, which I would think this deck could have trouble dealing with otherwise. Ensnaring Bridge can similarly make you hard to attack, and having both out makes you practically unassailable.

Having No Mercy in play means your opponent can only really ever afford to attack you with lethal damage if at all.

Also you should throw in a Kor Haven, it's just a crazy good land.

Ajani's Chosen and Sigil of the Empty Throne reward you with tokens for doing what this deck is already doing.

Ethereal Armor lets you finish strong with one creature, no matter which one it is.

Torment of Scarabs and Painful Quandary put constant pressure on your opponent's resources, these can allow you to focus entirely on defending yourself as your opponent slowly erodes away.

Sorin Markov does so much here, particularly setting your opponent to 10 life, meaning if Kambal is out, they can only cast up to 4 more non-creature spells before dying.

Ward of Bones can lock your opponent out of playing creatures, and because of your pin-down auras, what creatures they do have out may be worthless.

BONUS: Grand Abolisher stops all sorts of counterspells and insant-speed nonsense.

sylvannos on more stable discard enemy hand

1 week ago

The Rack and Shrieking Affliction will both kill your opponents long before you even get Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond up and running.

Here is a budget 8-Rack list that can be built for under $60 USD. I'd replace Stupor, however, with Unburden.

I also like that you're playing Torment of Hailfire. You can really ruin someone's day with that mid to late game when it can be cast for a large X.

Other stuff to think about would be Pack Rat and Languish. Pack Rat is also really good with Mutavault. Smallpox is great in a control and midrange heavy meta.

If you get a larger budget or can trade for cards, Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek (like others have mentioned) are both really good. Ensnaring Bridge is another. Liliana of the Veil, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, and Dark Confidant are probably the other options that I can think of off the top of my head.

Elmoisamac on Naya Allies (Modern)

1 week ago

Haha thanks bustinedup this deck is pretty strong. I have tested it a bit online and really enjoy it. You should slowly work your way towards getting Ensnaring Bridge and build modern mill or just build a modern delver. Either would be strong and fit your play-style.

xyr0s on Filling That Void In My Life With Your Life

1 week ago

Forgot about Ghostly Prison. That card is so much better for this deck, than Ensnaring Bridge - try some of them in the sideboard (it's not like they'll be good in all games).

If you go with the Zulaport Cutthroat someone suggested earlier, you could also use Hidden Stockpiles.

Brandamn on Filling That Void In My Life With Your Life

1 week ago

I'm gonna agree with xyr0s that Ensnaring Bridge isn't the best for this deck but if your dead set on a prison style card to go in the deck Ghostly Prison would get the job done... but with life gain you normally don't even care your getting hit.

xyr0s on Filling That Void In My Life With Your Life

1 week ago

A couple of changes:

Ensnaring Bridge is a great card. It's pretty conditional though: Play 4 if you know you don't want creatures to attack, ever, AND you know you can empty your hand pretty fast. Otherwise stay of it. Since you probably do want to attack, don't play Ensnaring Bridge. You have so much lifegain, that being hit a a couple of times shouldn't matter too much.

Extort isn't quite as good as it seems, unfortunately. It raises the cost of your spells by 1 mana, and in a fast format like modern, that's simply too much.

Find space for Lingering Souls. Each card gives you 4 tokens, and it interacts quite well with Collective Brutality.

You could exchange Authority of the Consuls for Blind Obedience if you really want some extort or have opponents without many creatures.

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