Krosan Grip


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Time Spiral (TSP) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Krosan Grip


Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't cast spells or activate abilities that aren't mana abilities.)

Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

Krosan Grip Discussion

JoeNathan37 on Tatyova v1

6 days ago

You will almost certainly need some form of interaction outside of a single Counterspell , either more counters or some general removal. Beast Within is great, since it hits anything you need to, plus you may want a couple artifact/enchantment destruction cards ( Krosan Grip is a good one, and although it’s a sorcery Broken Bond would fit right into the landfall theme).

Personally I dislike counterspells so I don’t usually run them, but you could run a few more of those if you wanted. If you want more traditional creature removal, Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , and Reality Shift are some personal favorites in blue. Green doesn’t have much in the way of directly killing creatures.

These are the kinds of cards people often forget about, but they’re very necessary if you want to succeed. There are tons I didn’t mention that are good cards, these are just some of my favorites. Good luck!

Tripike on Omnath, Locus of Rage | *100% COMPETITIVE PRIMER*

1 week ago

channelfireball12345 It's already in the deck.


  • Because this deck uses a cast-fueled ramp package, Graveyard land effects don't synergize super well. Titania, Protector of Argoth and Crucible of Worlds were considered, but might require a larger overhaul to be optimal. However, the Sylvan Safekeeper + World Shaper combo is incredibly powerful with how many sacrifice outlets I'm running, so I really might consider that.

  • Scapeshift is also pretty tempting. It's definitely explosive, but my main worry is that if I don't win off of it I've run out of land drops!

  • Krosan Grip was originally included, but Reclamation Sage took the slot because of how easy it is to tutor up in my build.

  • I'm in between Ashnod's Altar and Spawning Pit at the moment. On one hand, Ashnod's can net me a huge mana advantage very quickly. On the other hand, Spawning Pit and any Doubling Season effect is way better with Purphoros, God of the Forge or Stalking Vengeance on the board. Plus, with two Token Doublers on board, I can make as many 1 mana 2/2s as I want. Considering the rest of the deck is about gaining the mana advantage, I'm currently of the opinion that Spawning Pit wins out.

  • I'm still trying to find room for Nissa, Vital Force . Her Ult is absolutely amazing, but her +1 is pretty underwhelming. I'm not sure she's worth the slot, but I'm undecided.

Weird_Frisbee on Omnath, Locus of Rage | *100% COMPETITIVE PRIMER*

1 week ago

Hi, i've been working on my Angry Omnath: Omnath Cruel Gruul, for about a solid year now and have a super smashing of a list.

Some cards I suggest for your list: Zuran Orb , Sylvan Safekeeper , World Shaper , Titania, Crucible of Worlds , Krosan Grip , Ashnod's Altar and Scapeshift .

If you'd like to chat more, do hmu.

fluffyeel on Infected Planet

1 week ago

(Wait, how/when did Mox Diamond shoot up so high?)

Anyways, the reason I suggested Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is that it lets you tap, for example, your Ancient Tombs without taking damage (if needed) and lets your Eye of Ugin and Mazes of Ith tap for mana if necessary. (For example, if you want to cast the All is Dust...) The other variants I've seen use Dark Depths , and Urborg also lets that tap for mana.

I also just remembered that another thing you may need to look out for is Back to Basics . Its recent reprinting has meant that it appears more and more frequently, especially in U/W control lists: this is part of why I also recommended Krosan Grip , since it's extremely difficult to counter Krosan Grip with the standard suite that U/W runs.

One other potential land of interest: Rishadan Port . Sure, it only locks down one land each turn, but locking down an important land your opponent has can be a good thing...

BlackDeegs on Infected Planet

1 week ago


I think what really lets Krosan Grip have that next level value for the tournament winning land decks is Mox Diamond and I just don't have the $800 to put those into my deck. Same reason I can't run The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale :(

BlackDeegs on Infected Planet

1 week ago

Hey thanks for commenting! I agree the decks response to Blood Moon is inconsistent. If you check out the counter-play section I have a little bit on it. Right now I have Chill and All Is Dust in my sideboard as responses too it. I've been thinking about Engineered Explosives but only run two colors. Due to the lack of basic lands as you pointed out have stayed away from Krosan Grip , but may have to reassess it. Daze actually could work with the Breeding Pool but only if they are tapped out. The reason I went with All Is Dust is because I found the likelihood of me getting those singular basic lands was little to none in games where I hadn't already dropped a huge amount of lands into play and I found All Is Dust to have more potential sideboard uses against other things, and could be played after Blood Moon enters play because of the colorless cost.

Ancient Tomb , making that change now. I originally didn't have it in there because I was using them all in EDH decks but now that the deck has evolved to be more competitive I can't believe that didn't occur to me to change.

I'm curious about Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , can you explain it? What exactly is the value of it? I have seen other people running it in deck list but I think I'm missing something obvious, just haven't seen it in action in a lands deck.

Life from the Loam I'm gonna pass on. Just because I am already pulling lands so quickly with Manabond + Treasure Hunt and one of the biggest Achilles heels I've seen with the mainstream Lands deck that relies on Dredge is it gets toasted by sideboards that have Leyline of the Void , Surgical Extraction , or Rest in Peace on hand.

fluffyeel on Infected Planet

1 week ago

Cool idea: feels quite a bit like a nice variant of the Oops All Lands deck that I see not so infrequently. Here are some thoughts (that might not have hurt too much):

  • Do you have a way to consistently deal with Blood Moon ? It's not looking like it, so I would recommend Engineered Explosives , Krosan Grip , or counterspells like Daze . Maybe one or two basics could be good to provide the extra colors you'd need.
  • Life from the Loam is a possibility for you to get more land cards at record speed, plus you can dump more lands into your graveyard (for more fun!).
  • Pendelhaven , if used judiciously, is an extra boost for your manlands. Plus, it's green.
  • I commonly see Karakas in sideboards or main decks, because a lot of creatures running around that can cause problems are legendary. While off color, it's maybe not a bad idea for the bonus effect.
  • I don't like Temple of the False God in here. I'd think Ancient Tomb might serve you better... or maybe run a copy of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth .

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 week ago

Soren841:......NGL seeing Krosan Grip be mentioned made me feel kind of dumb. Yeah, I would totally run grip before ouphe.

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Krosan Grip occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.13%

Green: 0.73%

G/U (Simic): 1.1%

Golgari: 0.44%

GW (Selesnya): 0.8%

RG (Gruul): 1.07%

BRG (Jund): 1.11%