Praetor's Grasp


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
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.

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Praetor's Grasp Discussion

Winterblast on DeLichous Breakfast

2 weeks ago

I would add Doomsday as an alternative way to get rid of your library. Losing single pieces of this deck can be a huge problem because you only win with lab man...maybe add a Praetor's Grasp to get win cons from other people just in case your lab man is gone?

Amalgam enters EOT, so it won't help with casting dread return.

Cards you should add or at least consider imo: Ad Nauseam, Angel's Grace (would be your backup win con - draw deck, kill with Windfall), Mana Vault, Grim Monolith, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Progress, Dimir Signet, Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Mox Opal, Windfall, Timetwister, Reanimate/Unearth (you can build better Intuition piles and recover important dead creatures), Shallow Grave, Spellseeker, Demonic Consultation, Tainted Pact (it's also just a bigger Impulse if you aren't going to use it as combo with lab man yet), Yawgmoth's Will, Dark Petition, Praetor's Grasp

enpc on Timetwister loops

2 weeks ago

Swan Song is the most common one, but you can mix it with cards like Praetor's Grasp if you're running combo hate or even just a simple Lightning Bolt/Galvanic Blast which can be a very effective one drop removal spell outside of combo. Hell, one deck I've seen uses it to loop Nature's Claim on your own rock to gain a bunch of life and then Rolling Earthquake for the win.

Kross33 on Paradox Scepter Thrasios

2 weeks ago

Hi, just wondering is Muddle the Mixture main use is to get a piece to Dramatic Scepter and I wanted to get your thoughts on Praetor's Grasp thanks again!

griffstick on Pseudo EDH staples

1 month ago

I love Praetor's Grasp, it's my favorite combo killer. Stripping it right from the deck befor they get to it. Or getting the best card from their deck for your deck.

I also love Vicious Shadows this one is a really bad time for anyone with a large hand size. And remember its any creature. And then any player. So good love this one.

Homeward Path this is more of a metta call. As everyone has blue steal your stuff

Thaumatic Compass  Flip ensures lands drops. And then turns into a very useful land that acts a lot like a Maze of Ith

eatmygender on Larcenic Mercury

1 month ago

The Silver-Bordered cards and Bronze Tablet are largely cards I'm including for the fun factor. I like having Un-set cards sideboarded in case the game isn't necessarily too serious, and a bit of spice would make it more interesting. Bronze Tablet is not something I would use with anyone who isn't fine with the whole ante shenanigan. It was in my collection, and fit okay enough, so why not? As you might have noticed, I reworked the deck because I found that the prices were getting out of hand. Mnemonic Betrayal looks amazing, but considering it's a mythic in the most recent set in Standard, I'd like to wait for the mass box openings 'till I pick one up for a better price, or I'll trade my Deathrite for it and Praetor's Grasp. Bloodchief Ascension looks fun, might trade my Mission Briefing for it. I hold Magistrate's Scepter close to my heart because I have the promo version (one of the only two promos I own), and the threatening nature of it means I can divert attention away from my hand and towards the artifact. If I can find justification I'll cut it though. Spellbook is also a cut. Mastermind's Acquisition as well. Glasses of Urza (which I legit thought was an un-set card at first lmao) is useful utility early on but loses purpose after. I'll cut it. I appreciate the help lots!! Do you have any help for creatures? I'm only at 16 and it's kinda growing on me.

Daedalus19876 on Larcenic Mercury

1 month ago

(Oh, and Praetor's Grasp. Seems right up your alley!)

SynergyBuild on Shimmer Zur Storm

1 month ago

You need 4 options? That seems tough if each deck you play against runs and always find Praetor's Grasp!

SynergyBuild on Shimmer Zur Storm

1 month ago

Nomad95 Counter the Praetor's Grasp, or just Doomsday for the win.

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