Grapple with the Past


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Common

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Grapple with the Past


Put the top three cards of your library into your graveyard, then you may return a creature or land card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Grapple with the Past Discussion

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Can You Smell What the Rock is Cooking..In Pauper?

1 week ago

Grubbernaut, thanks for your comment! I'm definitely flip-flopping between the Rager and Zealot in the slot, and only playtesting is really going to tell. For now I'll be trying out the Rager, because my mana curve is pretty low and I think I can afford running a 3-drop with an extra point of power and toughness, but I'm going to try out both. Also MBS's Phyrexian Rager is one of my favorite Magic artworks of all time.

I might give Satyr Wayfinder consideration if I find I'm tripping up on my Anglers or I'm not hitting delirium enough. But I was probably going to run Grapple with the Past or Grisly Salvage first, if it came to that, I think.

Thanks again!

chadsansing on Building Borborygmos

1 week ago

Maybe a Mulch? Stoic Builder, Verdant Confluence, Regrowth, Reclaim, Noxious Revival, Cartographer, Devour in Flames, Firewild Borderpost, Grapple with the Past, and Pulse of Murasa might be good to test as cards that return lands to your hand or the top of your deck.

Have fun!

Lame_Duck on Shedding tears: Golgari Crocodile Tribal

2 months ago

Kheru Dreadmaw seems pretty over-costed and bad, I would replace them with more Ammit Eternals. With very little graveyard interaction, Oath of Nissa is probably better than Grapple with the Past here, especially since you've got so few things to do on turn 1. Also, Scarscale Ritual might be better than Read the Bones in this deck.

hannibal6 on Delirious Budget - Compost Emrakul

2 months ago

Ishkana looks like it's probably not the best value you can get for 5 mana in modern, even if you are hitting delirium (that would probably be Batterskull which does help you hit delirium). also, I think Grisly Salvage is probably stronger than Grapple with the Past

Dennis14 on Junk Reboglenator

3 months ago

I am thinking about building a similar deck myself.

In my opion Blue is a better third color for the deck than Black (which doesn't offer much besides Grisly Salvage) as you get cards like:
Forbidden Alchemy, Strategic Planning, the flashback mode of Tracker's Instincts and also Invisible Stalker as a creature and Auramancer's Guise as a powerful aura.

To take full advantage of Retether I'd focus on high impact auras only, like:
Eldrazi Conscription, Auramancer's Guise, Angelic Destiny, Celestial Mantle and Spectra Ward.

Instead of running so many auras/creatures I'd rather play more self-milling cantrips.
Vessel of Nascency/Tracker's Instincts and Gather the Pack/Commune with the Gods/Grapple with the Past/Mulch can be decent options.

To realiably find Retether I'd use Eternal Witness and Noxious Revival to get back milled copies.

Dawson_Von_Darkcastle on Deforestation

3 months ago

Since you're interested on cards that make full use of lands, may I suggest Genju of the Cedars. A little slow, but great recursion. Red options: Genju of the Spires & Crusher Zendikon. Natural Affinity is great for late game. Other cards to consider: Crop Sigil, Fork in the Road, Grapple with the Past, Groundskeeper, Ramunap Excavator, Hostile Desert, Restore, Splendid Reclamation, Terravore, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Vessel of Nascency, Anthousa, Setessan Hero, Krosan Restorer. Great cheap greenies: Kalonian Tusker, Garruk's Companion, Leatherback Baloth

ej133 on Sultai Ruinator - Overflowing Grave

3 months ago

Have you considered Grapple with the Past?I play this in my pauper and it's super awesome.

Anyhow, loved the concept! Really cool deck!

Kizmetto on Hydra/Druid Tribal G/U (Jank/Fun)

5 months ago

Hmmmm so you wanna generate mana quick to throw out hydras right? Would Cryptolith Rite have a home in here somewhere? Im trying to think of the quickest way to get all that mana up and maybe even like, Splendid Reclamation Fork in the Road Vessel of Nascency and Grapple with the Past?

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