Praetor's Grasp


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Praetor's Grasp


Search target opponent's library for a card and exile it face down, then that player shuffles his or her library. As long as it remains exiled, you may look at it and cast it as though it were in your hand.

Praetor's Grasp Discussion

naturesnake420 on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

3 days ago

Right that's what I thought although I am feeling a bit more comfy on the mana side of thngs in Circu since adding Grim Monolith . My current problem is life total though as everyone seems to hate out the deck (even though I honestly think it's not that good and tell people so) so I'm a little afraid to run things like mana vault and crypt as I very often find myself beaten to 8 life on turn 5. What are your thoughts on Mind's Dilation and Painful Quandary ? I'm looking for alt wincons in the prison build as isorev and labman consultation are easy to disrupt with counterspells and things like Praetor's Grasp .

Island11 on Jacob's Ludevic & Ikra l Game Knights #24

6 days ago

Hey Jacob! You were great on Game Knights, and I loved the flavor of this deck so much. May I highly suggest two super fun cards for the deck, that I have had a blast using in my Politics deck. First is Praetor's Grasp , lets you tutor an opponent's library for ANY card, exile it, and play it whenever you feel like. The only downside is you can't use mana of any color, BUT you're in 4 colors, so it likely won't be an issue. So fun to use this card politically. And the the second card is Head Games , this lets craft your opponent's hand with any thing from their deck. You can use this politically to shut them down, by filling their hand with land. Or making a sweet deal by giving an opponent exactly what they need.

TronBonne on Tainted Grixis

1 week ago

How well is this build performing vs other Praetor's Grasp players? Is it even possible to win without Labman (assuming there's no one you can steal one off in the pod)?

FatherVape on Fling Till Ya Win

2 weeks ago

Enker To be Honest Tymaret, the Murder King is really only good because you can infinite combo and pop off with his first ability, but it just costs so much to really make it efficient with out a engine going. Infect is an idea but it i don't see it strong enough to really make a insane impact, it is something to look into and i will thanks for the tip..

  • If your looking for a commander that doesn't need infinite combos and "It seems your down for a infect build" you can try to make a Judith, the Scourge Diva & Grafted Exoskeleton Infect deck to slowly ping down your friends with infect. You can easily give her death touch to wipe a board if your play group is fine with that match up.
  • Azdranax on Loop praetor's grasp in mono ...

    3 weeks ago

    Storming Bitter Ordeal makes a lot more sense than Praetor's Grasp , which can be accomplished far more easily, like Su-Chi , Nim Deathmantle and a sac outlet into bitter ordeal, or one of dozens of lines using infinite undying triggers with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed .

    newrise on Loop praetor's grasp in mono ...

    3 weeks ago

    Thank you for moving the question, my apologize for using it the wrong way.

    Thank you for the answer. I have used Torment of Hailfire before, but was looking to try and storm with Praetor's Grasp

    cdkime on Loop praetor's grasp in mono ...

    3 weeks ago

    The Rules Q&A section is for questions clarifying the particular rules of the game and card interactions. For example, "would this infinite combo work?" is a type of question that could be answered in Rules Q&A. More open-ended questions, such as "what different options

    An easy way to think of it: does the question have only one possible answer under the comprehensive rules? Probably can be in Rules Q&A. Are there multiple possible answers? It should probably be asked in one of the Deck Help Forums.

    I have taken the liberty of moving your thread to the Commander Help Forum, where you are more likely to find helpful results.

    I did a quick google search, and found someone using Balthor the Defiled as their commander, generating infinite mana, then looping Constantly sacrificing Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed to recur Praetor's Grasp , then returning Eiahou with Balthor.

    However, that is a particularly clunky way to win--if you are already generating infinite mana in Black, you can just use something like Torment of Hailfire to win.

    newrise on Loop praetor's grasp in mono ...

    3 weeks ago

    Is there a way to loop or cast Praetor's Grasp multiple time in mono black? I've heard of people using Praetor's Grasp to exile nearly someone's whole deck. Edh player here btw.

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    Praetor's Grasp occurrence in decks from the last year

    Commander / EDH:

    All decks: 0.02%

    Black: 0.19%

    Golgari: 0.09%