In Bolas's Clutches


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

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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In Bolas's Clutches

Legendary Enchantment — Aura

Enchant permanent

You control enchanted permanent.

Enchanted permanent is legendary.

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In Bolas's Clutches Discussion

savagetrooper on Raff - Never Tap Down

3 weeks ago

Have you thought about adding in Day of Destiny and In Bolas's Clutches? These two I think would be great to cast at instant speed

Rhadamanthus on Keep control of a permanent?

1 month ago

You're right.

If an aura is entering the battlefield by some way other than resolving as a spell, you choose a legal object to attach it to as it enters. It can be anything that satisfies the "Enchant NN" ability of the aura, as long as it doesn't have protection from one of the aura's qualities (protection specifically disallows enchanting/equipping). If you can't choose a legal object then the aura stays in whatever zone it's currently in.

In Bolas's Clutches will only give you control of whatever it's currently enchanting. If it becomes unattached then the control-changing effect will end.

MarloweH on Keep control of a permanent?

1 month ago

Having Aminatou, the Fateshifter as commander:

If I play In Bolas's Clutches or any similar effect on an opponents permanent and use aminatous -1 ability and exile the aura. If I’m correct 1: when it returns, it attaches to something else (not targeting, thus getting around hexproof and shroud) 2: I lose control of the first thing it enchanted

Am I correct or does the aura go to the graveyard, and/or do I keep control of the permanent?

saluma on Need An Answer To My ...

1 month ago

Pithing Needle plus the cards SynergyBuild mentioned. To shut zacama down. Or play blue with a lot of counterspells. Or play steal cards like In Bolas's Clutches, Dominate and such.

Zacoly on to the death

1 month ago

Reclamation Sage is a permanent card that you can bring back over and over! Play at least 1 Mainboard!

Prodigious Growth is an awesome Permanent card that you can bring back over and over!

Torgaar, Famine Incarnate has a powerful ETB that you can use to reset your life, OR shut lifegain decks up!

In Bolas's Clutches another permanent that you might want to return from the grave!

Keep in mind, ALL of the saga's destroy themselves so Time of Ice or The Eldest Reborn could be really fun to resurrect over and over >:)

SynergyBuild on What is yours is mine!

3 months ago

To start, I'll work on the manabase. Temple of the False God and Darksteel Ingot should be dropped immediately, with Talisman of Indulgence and Mind Stone as nearly direct upgrades in this specific deck. I would also drop Rogue's Passage, Dismal Backwater, a single Swamp, and Dimir Aqueduct for Darkwater Catacombs, River of Tears, Fetid Pools, and Underground River.

This should smothen your draws and manabase, giving you your colors faster and more efficiently, for a small cost. Other cards I would drop outside the manabase would be Grisly Spectacle, Balustrade Spy, In Bolas's Clutches, Hedonist's Trove, Psychic Strike, Fated Return, Keening Stone, Mindcrank, Trepanation Blade, Riddlekeeper, Dreadwaters, Increasing Confusion, Paranoid Delusions, Psychic Drain, and Traumatize, many of these 15 cards are simply overcosted or only affect one player, and don't do enough.

Cards I would run instead would be Animate Dead, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Phenax, God of Deception, Mesmeric Orb, Szadek, Lord of Secrets, Counterspell, Brainstorm, Ponder, Stroke of Genius, Prismatic Lens, Jace, Memory Adept, Dreamborn Muse, Thought Scour, Dimir Charm, Whispering Madness

faver18 on ⚡⚡⚡ INSTANT SPEED TRIBAL ⚡⚡⚡

3 months ago

I love the deck, so much so that I'm building it paper right now! Just one question, what is your opinion on using In Bolas's Clutches as a sort of flash spot removal/politics machine?

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