Praetor's Grasp

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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New Phyrexia Rare

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Praetor's Grasp

Sorcery

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

WolverineSR_71 on Sen Triplets, Masters Of Your Mind

4 days ago

I would rather run Contingency Plan, Avarice Amulet, or even Broodbirth Viper as a rattlesnake. I should be able to hold out to the last beat up person and then hit him a little to kill him. I like Praetor's Grasp a lot. Thanks for the comment you helped me a lot. Thanks.

tenrose on Thrasios Buried Alive | A Competitive Primer

1 week ago

drshakalu Sorry for the late response!

The Intuition piles look like either: Hermit Druid + Reanimate + Shallow Grave, or Force of Will + Pact of Negation + Mental Misstep. The deck runs a fair bit of redundancy so you can get whatever effect you want most of the time, be it removal, draw, recursion, etc.

I have indeed considered Recruiter of the Guard. IMO we run enough tutors already to get Hermit Druid with. I would much rather run Mystical Tutor and Enlightened Tutor as they're cheap and can be cast at instant speed. You can get any piece of removal, draw, recursion, or disruption you need with Mystical Tutor, and any rock or Lion's Eye Diamond with Enlightened Tutor if you're going for a hard cast Auriok Salvagers. Recruiter of the Guard costs three mana which doesn't sit well with the rest of the deck.

After some games a few weeks back I realised packing in some creature based reanimation could be good. At two mana, Apprentice Necromancer is very good but the need for haste bothers me.

Necropotence recently came out of the list for Ad Nauseam, which is much more powerful than Mystic Remora. Mystic Remora was cut in the early stages for Rhystic Study, which also consistently performed poorly.

I can tell you from experience: "You do not want to cut Phantasmagorian for Haunted Dead."

In regards to Pithing Needle, if your meta requires you to run it, I would definitely take a dork out to run it. We're tight on slots currently, but you could also cut Pull from Eternity if you need the dorks in.

In regards to Praetor's Grasp, I haven't had to worry about that too much. It's recently shown itself a few times in my online meta, so I've been toying with finding a slot for the new Walking Ballista, which would give us an alternative wincon with whichever line we take.

The7thBobba on Shuffle, Re-Shuffle

1 week ago

I really like that it looks like your deck can do a whole lot of different things. Versatility is always a good thing :) that said, some of your possible tactics, I think, need a bit more dedication to actually pay off in a meaningful way.

For instance: Curse of Thirst is a super cool card, but witout more curses, you'll only be chipping away slowly.

Now, I personally dislike infect, like, alot xp but I'm not gonna tell you to take it out. I am, however, gonna suggest to go all in or out. You have a few guys with infect and then a sprinkle of proliferate. To win with infect, it is my experience that you need to focus on it, by making your guys unblockable and then pile on counters fast. But I'd rather not ;)

If you built this deck specifically to hate on another deck, then I'd suggest going straight for his key pieces with cards like Praetor's Grasp.

I see some mill in you deck as well. To me, mill is also a very exclusive and demanding tacic, and i you don't focus on it, it won't really pay off. You don't need to stuff the entire deck with moremill, but a few Jace's Erasure or Sphinx's Tutelage goes a long way:)

Undercity Informer has an awsome ability, but unless you have a few more creatures, I think he's gonna be less useful.

You've got a lot of deathtouch, so I'd add Viridian Longbow :)

Those are my immediate thoughts :) let me know if you need me to be more specific. Anyways, deck looks cool, and like it has a lot of potential and versatility.

Stay frosty, mate!

Leptys207 on Gitrog Land Combo

1 week ago

@Brassmoose: Hey there man, first of all thanks for commenting.

Both Chains of Mephistopheles and Doomsday are cards that I've heavily considered running in the past. In regards to Chains, I don't think that Gitrog really needs it. I see stax cards as a way for slower decks to break card parity through "virtual" card advantage, and Chains is definitely an example of that here. However, you can break card parity just as easily (if not even more easily) with frog, and this is even when your opponents have draw engines of their own in the field. In addition, I really don't like the way the card limits my own game plan to almost pure dredge in the corner cases where I do land it, disallowing me from drawing into more lands to play with Gitrog and keeping my ramp game up.

As for Doomsday, it's mostly due to personal taste. I already have two Doomsday decks running rampant in my local meta, and it's started to become a fad of sorts for people to jam Doomsday in almost every combo deck with black. That's perfectly reasonable of course as the card is good, I just don't like reducing the "combo diversity" of my meta by jamming it in. Furthermore, I'd rather pursue other weird ways to win the game such as spam Sunscorched Desert infinitely than cut a card for Geth's Verdict or Ebony Charm for added Doomsday consistency. Finally, as I regularly face decks with Doomsday, I still have that line available to me through Praetor's Grasp if I feel like it. So that's a plus I guess! :P

Despite everything I said, I do recognize that both cards are definitely good in Gitrog. I encourage playing either or both if your meta/game plan/preference allows you to.

Regarding your list, I actually took a peek at it very recently through Discord. I can safely say I don't have much constructive criticism to add as it's already pretty good, but how's Boseiju been working with you so far? Thanks again for commenting!

Yesterday on What spells are there that ...

3 weeks ago

So I'm not currently looking for the likes of Commandeer or Spelljack, or Bribery or Praetor's Grasp, but cards that allow you to specifically play cards from the top of an opponent's library without first shuffling it.

Any creatures like Daxos of Meletis, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, Knacksaw Clique, Nightveil Specter. Jace's Mindseeker is fine too, though I'm preferably not looking for a two card combo like any mill card + Wrexial, the Risen Deep.

Any Instant or Sorcery spells like Stolen Goods or Villainous Wealth are neat too, or Artifacts like Ornate Kanzashi.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Yesterday on None

3 weeks ago

So I'm not currently looking for the likes of Commandeer or Spelljack, or Bribery or Praetor's Grasp, but cards that allow you to specifically play cards from the top of an opponent's library without first shuffling it.

Any creatures like Daxos of Meletis, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, Knacksaw Clique, Nightveil Specter. Jace's Mindseeker is fine too, though I'm preferably not looking for a two card combo like any mill card + Wrexial, the Risen Deep.

Any Instant or Sorcery spells like Stolen Goods or Villainous Wealth are neat too, or Artifacts like Ornate Kanzashi.

Thanks in advance for any help!

enpc on [Damia Primer] One Good Turn Deserves Another

3 weeks ago

First off, I really like the deck. It's always good to see more combo oriented Damia decks to contrast the control decks (I run one of those said control Damia Builds).

A few questions/comments about some of your card choices:

  • why are you running Trinket Mage over Fabricate? while Trinket Mage acts as a chump blocker, Fabricate has no restrictions on what yo ucan get with it, meaning cards like Memory Jar become that much more accessible.

  • In your wishboard, I would recommend replacing Azure Mage with Thrasios, Triton Hero. While he's more mana intensive to cast, he does more and his ability is easier to activate.

  • what're your thoughs on Unsubstantiate over Remand? while the card advantage is nice, the flexibility of Unsubstantiate (plus getting around uncounterable stuff) is super powerful.

  • Is there a reason you're not running Rune-Scarred Demon? While he's expensive CMC wise, he lets you comob off with just TaN.

  • I would recommend cutting Gilded Drake for Reality Shift. The both provide removal, however yo ucan easily use Reality Shift + Eternal Witness + Deadeye Navigator (inside of infinite mana) as a backup win condition to exile your opponents' libraries.

  • Is there a reason you're not running any redundancy on Palinchron? Since the entire combo hinges on him and since you're not a true control deck, you do leave yourself opoen to things like Praetor's Grasp.

On the whole though, the list looks solid.

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