Praetor's Grasp


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels 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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New Phyrexia 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.

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Praetor's Grasp Discussion

Delta-117 on Ob Nixilis the Fallen or ...

3 days ago

Hey what about a Gonti, Lord of Luxury deck?

Looks like it could be a lot of fun, and was a deck I was originally going to build if it wasn't for my Athreos, God of Passage deck.

You get to use things like Panharmonicon, Conjurer's Closet, Strionic Resonator to abuse Gonti's etb ability and things like Praetor's Grasp and Sepulchral Primordial to further use your opponents things.

buildingadeck on Dralnu DD

4 days ago

I didn't see Grim Monolith and Mox Diamond. Your list is a little harder to read in its current layout. My bad.

Catalyst Stone is much less applicable than Sapphire Medallion in my experience. We aren't always able to Paradox Dralnu, so reducing the cost of more of your deck is better.

As for JVP and Snapcaster, I think you made the right choice swapping JVP for MD. As for snappy, I would consider Notion Thief. Diminishing Returns or Whispering Madness can replace Rhystic Study. I would consider Praetor's Grasp and Spell Pierce depending on your meta. I've really liked Pull from Tomorrow in my list.

In regard to land cuts, I think you get to add more spells.

313Gamer on Food Chain Tazri

5 days ago

How does this beat Praetor's Grasp? That is if it resolves.

buildingadeck on 5 Color EDH Mana Base

1 week ago

@ZeGinger: They aren't expensive in comparison to the heavy hitters of EDH, and they're a great investment. You can play them in literally any deck outside of standard, and they allow you to build basically any EDH deck well. I'm not saying they're cheap by any means, but they aren't Timetwisters. I simply don't like playing with bad mana bases. I'll substitute Praetor's Grasp for Grim Tutor any day, but playing with wonky lands is the worst.

My point was: don't buy bad cards to complete a deck. Save up and buy good ones one at a time, and swap basics out as you go along. No sense in spending money on bad cards.

EpicDermis on Enchanting the Enchanter

1 week ago

This is Bean.

Budget Suggestions:

More expensive options, or later upgrades to the deck:

Calliber on That's a cool deck you got there!

2 weeks ago

Stunt Double, Evil Twin, Vizier of Many Faces would all be better than Clone and cheap to obtain. Sakashima's Student if you want to spend.

Vesuva or Thespian's Stage for potential lands.

Control Magic and Corrupted Conscience make for good options as well.

Praetor's Grasp

....I run a Dimir deck that essentially the same thing.

Leptys on Gitrog Land Combo

3 weeks ago


Pretty much all lands that do something are something to keep in mind when considering Gitrog. Scavenger Grounds was also something that I heavily considered, even though it mostly shoots ourselves in the foot.

Thanks for the praises. The reason why I'm skipping the faster ways to win is purely to minimize the amount of near-completely dead cards to zero. You can still use Praetor's Grasp as a 3-mana Mana Crypt or a tutor for Ad Nauseam in competitive tables, or if you want to be silly, take someone else's one-card wincon.

Speaking of Grasp, when people start consistently exiling your Dakmor Salvage face-down, that's when it's more advisable to start running a non-infinite wincon. Faith of the Devoted, or alternatively Aetherflux Reservoir can then be used to win by looping through your deck via Life from the Loam and Skirge Familiar. If you opponents run these cards (or something like Exsanguinate/Laboratory Maniac) themselves, then just Grasp them after comboing out and win with their win condition instead. For the record, that is incredibly satisfying to pull off. ;)

Endulaz on The Reaper Plays Jund

1 month ago

Yup and Praetor's Grasp his opponents decks. If those fail he goes for a Conjurer's Closet and Avenger of Zendikar all the while holding counters and waiting to drop a Biomass Mutation or Boundless Realms for critical swings. Usually he'll drop a Pernicious Deed fairly early on to wipe out enchantments and artifacts too.

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