Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage

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Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage Discussion

yumharu on Dysnomia's Spooky Scarecrow Shenanigans

4 days ago

Padeem, Consul of Innovation can be really good here? Reaper King has a mana cost of 10 so Padeem, Consul of Innovation will let you draw and proetct your artifact.

Adaptive Automaton is a second Metallic Mimic , i think it's a must have.

if you can go play Shimmer Myr instead of Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage .

Foundry Inspector instead of Jhoira's Familiar .

Saheeli's Directive can be very fun.

Eerie Interlude will protect all your creature and trigger enter the battelfield effect of Reaper King

Kindred Charge will also trigger enter the battelfield effect and can help tou finish the game.

Pillar of Origins can reaplece one of your mana artifact.

ZendikariWol on The Misfits

1 month ago

Actually, agreed wholeheartedly. Those are both better picks. I played Djeru in my Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage deck because legendary. Which means I didn’t even notice the nonlegendary, better Djeru in Thalia's Lancers or the much-renowned but very green Sisay.

Velverthex on Need advice on card draw ...

1 month ago

Hello, I am also trying to make a deck with Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage Raff. So far I have been looking into some drawing options. I think instants that draw you cards are usually best suited to the playstile of the deck, kind of like Pull from Tomorrow , Sphinx's Revelation , Frantic Search and Catalog . You can cast them before your turn if your opponents did not make you cast anything or you can play them earlier in the game to improve your options.

I think that Urza’s Tome could be a better substitute than Treasure Trove since you can flash it in with Raff and it costs less to activate the effect. The only drawback is you have to tap it. Arcane Encyclopedia works pretty much the same way but costs more to play

shixzo on Hazoret Indestructible Burn

1 month ago

savagetrooper - Hmmm, I haven't been keeping detailed records (and have only had the occasional commander night of late). I'd say it can usually win at least one, maybe two games per commander session - it certainly doesn't dominate the meta.

The meta among my more recent opponents is very blue/control heavy ( Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign , Sai, Master Thopterist , Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage and the like). That can be quite tough for the deck (hence the relatively recent additions of Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast ). However, part of the fun for me is pulling off wins against those kind of decks with mono-red/burn strategies - if it was easy, it wouldn't be as satisfying!

In related news, I'm looking at including Bolt Bend from War of the Spark. Not bad counterspell protection with Hazoret on the field...

Last_Laugh on Color Shifted Commander

1 month ago

That does sound complicated to keep track of on the fly cdkime. Granted I'm not sure if Im 100% following. Like full on tweaking abilities or replacing keywords with more color appropriate options? I think the latter of those 2 if easy to track would be okay, similar to Animar's protections in the example in my first post where I'd want protection from his off colors still.

Pervavita - That is a good idea, especially if the integrity of someone's motives for a change like this were questionable. I personally ran color options past people in my meta and was honest. I.e. I considered White Blue Captain Sisay but said I'd omit stuff like Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage and GAAIV so it wasn't just oppressive stax and I'd have to get creative.

bushido_man96 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

My Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage deck. I'm looking to sub in Smothering Tithe , probably for something like Alloy Myr . With all the community card drawing I have in the deck, it just makes sense.

Raff's Renewal

Commander / EDH bushido_man96


Other thoughts, suggestions, and of course upvotes are appreciated!

multimedia on Esper Artifacts

1 month ago

Continuing my advice...

Good budget cards ($3 or less each) with artifact strategies to consider adding:

Commander staples:

Can add all these cards for about $20. Can add all cards suggested in both comments for about $45.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Cataclysmic Gearhulk
  • Fumigate
  • Glassdust Hulk
  • Tezzeret's Betrayal
  • Salvaging Station
  • Treasury Thrull
  • Tezzeret, Master of Metal
  • Spinal Embrace
  • Soulscour
  • Pentavus
  • Enigma Sphinx
  • Obelisk of Esper
  • Seer's Lantern
  • Star Compass
  • Arsenal Thresher
  • Jhoira's Familiar
  • Synod Centurion
  • Tower Gargoyle
  • Death Grasp

The majority of these suggested cuts are five/six/seven drops. Cutting these can reduce the avg. CMC or your deck a lot resulting in smoother game play. If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Finnegan88 on Jodah and his Crew/ how to make it more competive?

1 month ago

Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage seems like a perfect fit for this deck. I will try him out for sure.

I did some research on my commander in EDHREC. Thanks for the tip with the Hub. Atm i am not sure about Thought Erasure even if it is kinda a pet card for me, Arena Rector underperfomed heavily; Mortify is not flexible enough for my taste looking for alternatives. Aminatou's Augury and Narset, Enlightened Master performed exceptionally. Still not sure about the Mana.

Maybe including some good staxx cards, but i do not know which would be the best.Maybe Winter Orb

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