Praetor's Grasp

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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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Praetor's Grasp occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.19%

Golgari: 0.09%

Praetor's Grasp Discussion

sdgundum990 on Toshiro Umezawa EDH

2 weeks ago

Toshiro is one of my pet projects, I'm looking forward to playing him and murdering other peoples hopes and creatures. My deck is going to be adding Umezawa's Jitte and Umezawa's Charm as pet cards, but as for win conditions my meta is full of cEDH and combo. The combo I'm going to add is: Bolas's Citadel+Sensei's Divining Top+Aetherflux Reservoir. Plan A outside of combos would be Tainted Strike and Hatred and Demon beats as plan B.

If combo doesn't work I'll just resort to hate like Sadistic Sacrament and Praetor's Grasp.

Have you been inspired by any other lists?

Farycane on Xantcha Combo-Control

2 weeks ago

Hey, are you still upgrading this list? I have some questions

why Fellwar Stone over Arcane Signet?

why Bloodchief Ascension without Mindcrank

Praetor's Grasp Shouldn't be in the maybe board, if your WGD somehow gets exiled, this can open the way to a win

why Tormenting Voice over Thrill of Possibility last is instant and does the same

Just Vilis as Backup target for the WGD loop isn't enough. If you can't end your loop, in some occasions you only get a draw instead of a win. Sire or Rune-Scarred Demon work well for me :)

Bojuka Bog since Nihil Spellbomb is in your maybe board.

smilodex on Oracle Core

3 weeks ago

Thoughts about Extract? Or Praetor's Grasp? In a 4 player pot, I think it's not worth the card slot. But if you're sitting on a table where you know who your threat is (or in 1vs1). Praetor's Grasp vs a flash player is just sooo good, because you can tutor for your opponents flash and play it by yourself. Aaand you can deny access to different cards.

Phroggy1 on Food Chain Korvold

1 month ago

Dragonite104 jund doesn't have great answers, but it has a few suboptimal ones. a Leyline of the Void can do the dead and slow hulkers down, and a Sudden Spoiling can also do the dead. you can Praetor's Grasp their combo pieces. Bitter Ordeal can be used like Praetor's Grasp. or you can just race them for the win. most of these options will slow the FC deck down a touch as well. hope these suggestions help.

merrowMania on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 month ago

Simply put, Bitter Ordeal is only good when we are trying to win. It has little to no value outside of the combo. Praetor's Grasp, on the other hand, is useful as a tutor, either by getting what we want out of an opponent's deck or getting a tutor for our deck. Grasp itself is already a contentious slot as some Frog pilots choose to eschew a sorcery speed wincon since they can generate infinite green with Lotus Petal to win in a myriad of other ways.

VaalVanir on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 month ago


Situation: It's turn 3, you cast Praetor's Grasp on an opponent and get Mana Crypt for free, versus only exiling their Laboratory Maniac. Getting the Mana Crypt is more beneficial than exiling a small part of their win con.

At this level we are expecting the opponents to have multiple ways to coming back from their win con, or part of their win con, exiled.

VaalVanir on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 month ago


You have a very good question regarding Bitter Ordeal. The reason why Bitter Ordeal is not in this deck is because we have Praetor's Grasp already. For the exact CMC of 3 we get to exile a card AND get to play it. Imagine going after someone else's win con, tutor, or even mana rock. You deny their chances of winning while furthering your own agenda. This is probably the best kind of 2 for 1.

I hope this answers your question.

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