Praetor's Grasp

Legality

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

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

Weaklinkz on Mishra, Artificer Prodigy EDH see description

1 day ago

Play Nullstone Gargoyle it is on them with the deck, because there is nothing like limiting your opponents' options on what to play and with Mishra out, it will never affect you. Things like Praetor's Grasp and Thada Adel, Acquisitor steal thing out of your opponents' library for you to steal for your own. It would also play a lot more ramp but I'm liking your ideas, I may add some to my deck to make it better too. Goodluck.

generalrenard on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

5 days ago

Vannifar is about as glass cannon as every other commander-based combo deck, plus the addition of blue. During my playtesting sessions my commander got stolen from me with Willow Satyr and I was unable to recover from that. This concept of getting rid of a commander could neuter pretty much all commander-based decks. Also there is not one single card that Vannifar revolves around besides Vannifar that without it you lose. One of the whole points of the deck is to have multiples lines to victory so that if you accidentally draw Craterhoof Behemoth in the early game, or Flash gets Praetor's Grasped you just switch lines.

generalrenard on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

5 days ago

Vannifar is about as glass cannon as every other commander-based combo deck, plus the addition of blue. During my playtesting sessions my commander got stolen from me with Willow Satyr and I was unable to recover from that. This concept of getting rid of a commander could neuter pretty much all commander-based decks. Also there is not one single card that Vannifar revolves around besides Vannifar that without it you lose. One of the whole points of the deck is to have multiples lines to victory so that if you accidentally draw Craterhoof Behemoth in the early game, or Flash gets Praetor's Grasped you just switch lines.

RecklessN7 on Vannifar Hulk

1 week ago

As a frequent target for Praetor's Grasp do you think there may be a place for Riftsweeper or other recovery type effects in here? Seems losing Protean Hulk would make getting to the win con much more difficult.

Wurmlover on cEDH!!

1 week ago

Gitrog is a hell of a deck, it's combos are also intricate as fuck. The main idea is to assemble Dakmor Salvage, gitrog and a discard outlet. You discard the dakmor, gitrog triggers, but instead of drawing, you dredge dakmor. You can repeat this as much as you want, and you stack draw triggers for each land that is dredged off of dakmor, and you keep from milling with Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. you keep this going until you have draw triggers stacked up so you can let them all resolve and draw your deck.

Winning from there is the fun part. you can then make infinite mana by looping kozilek, a land and Lotus Petal. Basically you discard in such a way so your library consists of kozilek and a land (called the KoziLand state) you can use this in combination with dredging dakmor to put any number of draw triggers on the stack. In this case, you want to dredge dakmor twice to put 2 triggers on the stack, then once more, cracking petal before the last shuffle trigger resolves, then draw your three cards, and repeat. After this you can use the same technique to exile your opponents' libraries with Praetor's Grasp or deal infinite damage with Rath's Edge and Crop Rotation.

Here's the primer which explains the main combo as well as all the other cool stuff better than I can: Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]


The best version of thras/tymna flash hulk right now is shuffle hulk which fetches blood artist, nomads, illusionist, and blood artist and then wins by milling the deck and infinitely looping kozilek and Narcomoeba. It's just generally more resilient than breakfast or other variants.

Here's a list: Shuffle Hulk


Chain Veil Teferi is also a decent deck, the main goal is to get 6 mana in up to 3 rocks to activate The Chain Veil and then activate teferi untapping veil, and three rocks totaling 4+ mana. you can repeat this until teferi dies and then hopefully you have enough mana to recast him. at that point the ruling on chain veil is that you get a number of free activations when you recast teferi, so you should have 6 free activations of him when you recast, making the rest of the combo easy. then you end up with infinite activations and infinite mana, draw your deck, and then play Blue Sun's Zenith to draw everyone out.

Here's a list: Chain Veil Teferi


Brainerd covered najeela pretty well, it's a tempo deck that uses key removal and tutors to stop other combos while gaining a missive advantage with najeela and something like Edric, Spymaster of Trest. it can then combo with any of the things that he mentioned.

Here's a list: Warrior Queen [Najeela Midrange/Tempo cEDH Primer]


Like you would in any format, do your homework on your deck, but keep in mind everyone at a cEDH table is going to be really paying attention to everything you do, so invisibility is not an option. There's also a certain mindet that comes with cEDH that isn't the case in EDH: there's always an objectively best play, politics have no push or pull. If you play a spell the players don't like, it will be countered, if you are objectively the biggest threat, people will try to stop you, etc. It's all about the deck and pilot skill. It'll take a little getting used to but it's fun once you get into the swing of it.

Apologies for the wall of text lol, hope it helped!

hkhssweiss on Sen triplets edh

3 weeks ago

Jbot9

The cmc curve is a tad too high. I would recommend cutting some high cost cards that doesn't do much in return for adding cards like Silence, Orim's Chant, Paradox Haze, Mystic Remora, Aura of Silence, Rebuff the Wicked, Swan Song, Flusterstorm, Praetor's Grasp, Faith's Reward, As Foretold.

Also more mana rocks can't hurt. Hope that helps!

_jeremy3 on Aminatou Blink Shenanigans

3 weeks ago

I'm still not a fan of Lich's Mastery, but in your deck it could work. Mine is not based around switching control of permanents, rather getting Felidar Guardian and winning lol. On a second look Liliana's Contract is amazing forget what I said about demons that literally doesn't matter if you are drawing 4 multiple times a turn. Maybe you should consider Sunscorched Desert as another win condition along with your Piranha Marsh(which I need). In my playgroup planeswalkers are everywhere so I like to have some with a strong minus ability (Ob Nixilis Reignited) because you can use it multiple times potentially. On a side note, please don't play Tangle Wire. On another note, why not play that Praetor's Grasp? If you are already stealing their stuff why not STEAL their stuff? The last thing I have to say is Vedalken Plotter is hilarious. Not exactly sure what it achieves except maybe snagging that Maze of Ith/Strip Mine, but funny nonetheless. Nice list my friend.

CanEx on Varolz Hulk

1 month ago

sickrobot How do you beat Praetor's Grasp?

Decided to give Thug a shot. Thanks for the primer on a suoer fun deck!

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