Grasp of Darkness

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Target creature gets -4/-4 until end of turn.

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Grasp of Darkness Discussion

Argy on Pain cycle

5 hours ago

I'll be leaving suggestions as I think about this and playtest it.

I should have added above that I would also take out one of your Mainboard Cast Outs for a Grasp of Darkness.

Smoldering Marsh would be better than Canyon Slough. It will make your mid to late game faster.

Argy on Pain cycle

5 hours ago

For a start I would take out Lightning Axe and To the Slaughter for Declaration in Stone.

That will let you stay ahead of Zombie decks, and you have enough sac outlets without needing Lightning Axe.

This deck needs a Sideboard, so you can adjust it based on what kinds of removal you need.

For a start I would make it something like:

2x Anguished Unmaking
2x Cast Out
3x Grasp of Darkness
3x Murder or Unlicensed Disintegration
3x Never / Return
2x Yahenni's Expertise

Argy on Steaming Tar Pit

1 day ago

Sweltering Suns has no interaction with Nest of Scarabs, unless I'm missing something. It doesn't put -1/-1 counters on any Creatures.

I would remove Cartouche of Ambition and Nest of Scarabs for Fatal Push/Magma Spray (meta call), and Grasp of Darkness. Two of the best removal spells around.

Supernatural Stamina is AWESOME. it's like having a Black Counter spell.

I like Nature's Way better than Clear Shot. Mostly because it's cheaper, but also because of the Trample.

WItC on Lunarch Wipes (AKH) - Fun Semi-budget Deck

2 days ago

Hi all, I just wanted to update that I am working on the control package. There are many good options, and the right pick is probably variable for your meta and budget. Options include Fatal Push, Declaration in Stone, Forsake the Worldly, Anguished Unmaking, Cast Out, Grasp of Darkness, Ruinous Path, To the Slaughter, Transgress the Mind, Lay Bare the Heart, Unburden, Dispossess, Lost Legacy, Pick the Brain, and probably some others I'm forgetting.

Bangtown on GW Tokens

3 days ago

Yeah I have an Abzan version too but I decided to go back to Selesnya because I don't have 4 Fatal Push nor do I want to buy them. Had Grasp of Darkness but the 2 black mana in a heavily GW deck is difficult.

I like the interaction with Hidden Stockpile but I just couldn't find enough value in splitting my mana base to three colors.

lisabethshaw on Black Zombies - Help!

3 days ago

Thanks for the feedback netdecksandchill!! I have several of the cards you suggested - 4 different Liliana's, 1 Grasp of Darkness, Dread Wanderer... I am really interested in getting a bunch of token zombies out on the field as quickly as possible. I know Stir the Sands is pricey, but getting three out at once is so rewarding! I just got From Under the Floorboards for that reason and it is only a 5 drop so I'll swap those out. And Graf Harvest just came in the mail. :)

Hopefully I'll be ready for FNM at my kitchen table tomorrow night. Thanks again.

netdecksandchill on Black Zombies - Help!

3 days ago

Some initial thoughts...

Dismember and Fatal Push are two of your best cards, should be in the main deck. Actually, you could use more of each or other black removal spells, of which there are many, like Grasp of Darkness.

You also probably want more/better zombies and less of a mishmash of creatures, plus more creatures overall - 24 seems about right. Lord of the Accursed, Diregraf Colossus, and Metallic Mimic are all fine. Relentless Dead is really good. Geralf's Messenger, Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker, Dread Wanderer are worth considering. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is cool. Look at some of the Standard and Modern lists out there for more ideas.

Some Liliana planeswalkers would fit.

I think spells like Dark Salvation and Stir the Sands are too expensive to run 7 total. Dark Salvation is better I think, so maybe drop the Stir the Sands? Too many of the artifacts too I think - maybe one of each? Liliana's Mastery is good.

Other spells to consider: Thoughtseize (expensive though) or cheaper variants like Inquisition of Kozilek or even Duress. Collective Brutality is good too.

Slaughtar on R/B Midrange

4 days ago

Grasp of Darkness or maybe Sudden DeathI feel like more Terminates are better than Geth's Verdict unless you need Geth's Verdict to get Rakdos, Lord of Riots out.Also, maybe 4x Dash Hopes and 4x Bile Blight in sideboard?

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