Arcbound Ravager


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Darksteel (DST) Rare

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Arcbound Ravager

Artifact Creature — Beast

Sacrifice an artifact: Put a +1/+1 counter on Arcbound Ravager.

Modular 1 (This enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it. When it's put into a graveyard, you may put its +1/+1 counters on target artifact creature.)

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Arcbound Ravager Discussion

Oloro_Magic on Im a poor modern player ...

2 days ago

I wouldn't say buying into the best strategy is necessarily the worst thing you can do. The cards that get banned are the ones that remove variance from the game. Splinter Twin, eggs, dredge, those decks came to represent too much of the meta. The best deck in modern doesn't mean they ban a piece, especially if there is hate for it. Take affinity, consistently it has been near or at the top of the modern meta for a very long time now, with that said there is probably less than 1% chance that Arcbound Ravager (one of the key cards to that deck) gets banned.

With this said there are a few cards I would try to stay away from to be safe.

Baral, Chief of Compliance: Arguably makes storm too fast and given Wizards relationship with the mechanic I wouldn't be shocked to see them try to cripple storm again.

Scapeshift: A very powerful combo piece, the deck can work without it but if it gets to a point where it is excessively popular it may be a bit risky.

Street Wraith: Only really applies to Death's Shadow decks but though I personally don't think Shadow will get banned I think there is a possibility this card gets banned to slow it down a bit.

Paradoxical Outcome: Doesn't really see any play in modern however I really think its just waiting to be abused prompting me to buy a few but stay away from building with it.

I would also in your case stick with the mono black agro type deck, maybe add something like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and start making pox or devotion. No point in not having a functional deck whilst collecting cards for a new one, trust me I've been there.

ChuuniZombie on Paradox Arcum

2 weeks ago

I am curious as to why Arcbound Ravager is in the list. I get that it is a free sac outlet, but for the Myr Retriever + Junk Diver/Scrap Trawler combo, Arcum Dagsson seems to be a better sac outlet. Phyrexian Walker at 0cmc also seems like a better choice as a creature. So what is the reasoning for running Arcbound Ravager?

sylvannos on New MTG Player

3 weeks ago

I'd go with a Burn or Zoo variant. Playing Affinity on a budget without Mox Opal, Arcbound Ravager, and/or Inkmoth Nexus is pretty terrible as it takes away all of the cards that let Affinity do dumb, broken bullshit.

You could even go with something like G/R 8-Whack because it easily converts to Naya Burn as your budget gets better.

Pieguy396 on New MTG Player

4 weeks ago

I would also recommend Affinity - the value is concentrated in Arcbound Ravagers and Mox Opals, making it easy to buy into. You can start with a Tempered Steel build like SaffronOlive's.

PickleNutz on New MTG Player

4 weeks ago

I threw this together because a few people are suggesting Affinity, this fits the 250 dollar budget and really sets you up for building it up to the Tier 1 deck.

To upgrade it you can slowly add in cards like Arcbound Ravager, Mox Opal, and for sideboard play Spellskite.

Ive seen similar budget decks run Springleaf Drum but I personally like Paradise Mantle more.


1 month ago

Flayer of the Hatebound is one of the best cards to have in a Marchesa, the Black Rose deck. Since this deck seems artifact-centered, you also can toss in Arcbound Ravager as a sac outlet.

JeskaiM4n on Time Sieve

1 month ago

Well that landbase could be much much better.

This deck has ton of cards that are not great and there are other cards that are just better.

Foresee, Painful Lesson, Sickening Dreams, Mistvein Borderpost, Failed Inspection and Dispel are all such cards, to be honest i would not play any of those.

Then what to add, well Thopter Foundry combo that i mentioned is very obvious include.

Then other cards that this deck could use, bit depending on your budget:

There are few very good artifact synergy cards, some are very pricy i know.

Good draws!

colton815 on Tronfinity deck help

1 month ago

you're not going to be able to combine both tron and affinity. the 2 decks are completely different playstyles. tron aims to assemble its lands asap, then start droppin huge bombs early like a Wurmcoil Engine turn 3. affinity just swarms the field with a bunch of artifacts until it can use Cranial Plating or Arcbound Ravager to swing for huge damage. there are no cards that you'll find in both decklists, and if you try to utilize both strategies simultaneously, you won't be able to do either one effectively.

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