Grasp of Fate


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Rare

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Grasp of Fate


When Grasp of Fate enters the battlefield, for each opponent, exile up to one target nonland permanent that player controls until Grasp of Fate leaves the battlefield.

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Grasp of Fate Discussion

Phaetion on Day Traders: The official buyout ...

3 hours ago

Wasn't Grasp of Fate bought out too?

kuruptkilla420 on zur

3 days ago

i also have Grasp of Fate and Shielded by Faith that i put into the deck.

JaceTheSwagSculptor on Box o' Fun

1 week ago

I don't know your budget, but I'll try to make suggestions regardless...

  1. Forest -> Dryad Arbor. This is always a good idea when you are running Gaea's Cradle.
  2. More fetch lands! The Khans fetches are not that expensive comparatively to some of the stuff you already have in this deck and the zendikar one's are getting reprinted in MM2. I highly suggest you pick some up.
  3. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails -> Phyrexian Revoker. Better and more targeted protection. It is not tutorable, but Eight-and-a-Half-Tails doesn't do much to begin with.
  4. Glissa Sunseeker/Darien, King of Kjeldor/Sigarda, Heron's Grace/Melira, Sylvok Outcast/Myojin of Life's Web -> Arbor Elf/Fyndhorn Elves/Llanowar Elves/Priest of Titania/Birds of Paradise. The aforementioned are just underwhelming as legends, you would just be better off with non-legendary mana accelerators in these spots to ramp you into an early Sisay or a meaningful legend.
  5. Dragonlord Dromoka -> Dosan the Falling Leaf. Strictly better version of Dromoka due to the significantly lower CMC.
  6. Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant -> Hope of Ghirapur. Your creatures are mostly giant, so what does this card really do for you? To further the point, one of the first creatures you should be tutoring for is Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite anyways! A lockdown effect is going to do you better in this slot.
  7. Ghostly Prison -> Sanctum Prelate. Ghostly Prison is mostly a control card for strategies with lower creature have 38 creatures. Again a card that hinders your opponents is going to be better here.
  8. Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper -> Ancient Tomb. Less restrictive card that serves the same purpose.
  9. Explore -> Scavenging Ooze. You should not need as much ramp especially with all of the mana elves I suggested previously. Plus mana elves will be much more consistent than the top of your library, so why not another hoser for your opponents? =]
  10. Burgeoning -> Eldritch Evolution. You should not need both Burgeoning and Explore and IMO Explore is the better card. Eldritch Evolution is a fantastic tutor that will allow you to get your higher end cards into play quicker.
  11. Privileged Position -> Green Sun's Zenith. Again you should not need both Asceticism and position. Asceticism is the better card IMO. Adding GSZ adds more consistency to the deck as all tutors do.
  12. Azusa, Lost but Seeking -> Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger. With 35 lands you are almost never going to be able to consistently use Azusa's ability to it's full effect, so why not add one of the best win con's in the game instead - Eldrazi.
  13. Selvala's Stampede -> Sylvan Library. You should always have either library or top in your EDH deck unless you have some effect that lets you consistently draw an absurd amount of cards. Selvala's stampede effect seems pretty "meh" for it's CMC.
  14. Yeva, Nature's Herald -> Grasp of Fate. I do not think Yeva's effect is potent enough to warrant being in this list. One of the best utility cards in the format will do nicely in this spot.

Cards that may be out of your budget...

  1. Yisan, the Wanderer Bard -> Survival of the Fittest. This is just a more consistent tutor.

Idk how competitive your meta is but you could include these combo's...

  1. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite + Living Plane
  2. Paradox Engine + Concordant Crossroads/Thousand-Year Elixir + Aetherflux Reservoir + mana creature + Cloudstone Curio

Hope this helps!

NensouHiebara on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

1 week ago


I really like Unexpectedly Absent. It's a fantastic tempo play and has its moments when it works wonders. Instant-speed Planeswalker removal is also hard to come by in Mono-White.

It's also fun against Commanders! for "Return target Commander to the Command Zone" or the opponent losing a fresh card in their next draw is great.

No interest in Oblivion Ring. I'm not a huge fan of enchantment-based removal. I'm only using Grasp of Fate because it can hit multiple permanents.


Eiganjo Castle doesn't do enough. There's no reason to have a card that prevents only 2 damage to Sram when he's going to be suited up to always survive combat.

Firebones675 on Shu Yun, punch.

1 week ago

Here are a few categories of cards that I would include:

Card draw: EDH games tend to go on a lot longer than other formats. This means that you will soon run out gas in hand and be reliant on topdecks. This is where card advantage comes in. Cards that allow you to draw more than 1 card are good ways to restock your hand. While you have a lot of card selection like Index you need to use one card to get one card. By replacing Index with Glimmer of Genius for example, you still get to look at a decent number of cards and put them into your hand directly and you get it that turn.

Board wipes: Sometimes the game gets out of hand and you just need a reset button to take care of the scary things your opponents are doing. Blasphemous Act is currently your only boardwipe and i'd add 1-2 more.

Creature removal: In almost every edh game you play, your opponents are going to cast creatures you need to get off the board, and fast. Grasp of Fate would be a good choice here.

Sol Ring is one of the few cards that I think belongs in almost any edh deck. Playing 4 mana spells turn 2 is powerful so Id pick up a copy if you can.

Profet93 on Legend's Ball

1 week ago


I like your deck. +1 from me. I recommend Grasp of Fate (better in multiplayer).

Linvala, Keeper of Silence (and Elesh) are great with Living Plane.

Gaea's Cradle is nice with Living Plane also.

Inventors' Fair because you run so many artifacts, tutorable by sisay and can help you find Umbral Mantle to combo with Selvala, Heart of the Wilds.

NO Loyal Retainers????? It goes crazy with Survival of the Fittest (and also Sun Titan)

Thousand-Year Elixir is helpful once the engine is up and running and even before hand. Ancient Tomb for T3 Sisay and Command Tower because you're dual colored.

Feel free to check out my deck Captain my Captain, Lead us to Victory!

LoneCrusader399 on The Queen's Curse

2 weeks ago

Instead of Oblivion Ring, play Grasp of Fate.

Copy Enchantment and Clever Impersonator will allow you to double up on curses.

Izu_Korasu on How good are these cards ...

2 weeks ago

of the three you mentioned:

Prison Term is playable (if you can afford the double white) as it can bounce to troublesome creatures which is unique, but i can say from experience it does less then you think in a format with multiple players pumping out threats, id rather have Council's Judgment, Grasp of Fate, or Wrath of God.

Spectral Grasp making it so the creature functions normally aside from attacking/blocking "your direction" isn't all that usefulunless your in a deck that capitalizes on the political nature of Commander. But in a format with powerful abilities, "dont attack me" doesnt do very much.

Captured by the Consulate is just overly expensive, and in most cases its just worse then Pacifism (while targeted removal exists, edh is generally more focused on mass removal) also note that it only prevents the creature from attacking, it can still be used to block.

Darksteel Mutation generally has a stronger impact then your three above options, and has the added benefit of derailing general-centric decks. But again, in general, Pacifism type enchantments tend to see only marginal play due to standard removal (Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Crib Swap etc just being stronger)

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