Raiders' Wake


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Raiders' Wake


Whenever an opponent discards a card, that player loses 2 life.

Raid — At the beginning of your end step, if you attacked with a creature this turn, target opponent discards a card.

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Raiders' Wake Discussion

CrazedPorcupine on One card, Two Card, Three Card, None

1 week ago

I run a Minotaur tribal deck with a secondary emphasis on card discard because of Neheb, the Worthy. One card that I think you might like, so as to take advantage of the card discard you would suffer yourself, is Faith of the Devoted. Later in the game, when you're frequently discarding your hand, you would pay mana equal to your hand, and gain 2 times the amount of life of the cards you discarded.

You could also use Library of Leng to ensure your discarded cards get put back on the top of your deck, so you NEVER have to worry about losing good cards. overall, those 2 cards could end up solving a lot of issues your deck has in terms of negating or taking advantage of the card discard that you yourself suffer. Also, Raiders' Wake, along with some form of cheap token attackers would allow you to also more consistently trigger discard, better enabling the ability for your deck to drain your opponents. Since you're running Grixis, Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver is also actually surprisingly good, as it forces a discard, sac or even more loss of life, while also enabling you to ult him later for massive advantage. I hope my suggestions help.

JonMH on Lazav v2.0

1 week ago

I have a very similar Lazav commander deck, and its one of my absolute favorites. There are very few things I enjoy more in magic than turning people's down decks against them.

Some other cards that you might have fun with:

Raiders' Wake - Make all those discard cards deal damage

Fleet Swallower - Traumatize on a creature

Memory Plunder - Steal spells from graveyards

Mindleech Mass and Silent-Blade Oni - Steal cards from hands

Twicebetty on Abusing Graveyards Since 1993

2 weeks ago

If you have Oppression+Windfall+Torment of Hailfire+Mind Sludge+Despise+Duress+Lay Bare the Heart. you should, at least in the sideboard get : Waste Not and maybe Raiders' Wake

amurphy1893 on Mono Black Lockdown

2 weeks ago

This is a cool deck. One of the better discard mono black decks Ive seen. How has it worked for you?

I played around with this idea for a while and ended up with a mono black deck with no discard at all. Its here if you wanna check it out Mono Black Torment ~ Thoughts?. In the discard phase of my deck, I found that my opponent never had enough cards to trigger Raiders' Wake for example. I never considered Painful Lesson, has this stabilized the deck for you?

amurphy1893 on Tormenting the hand!

2 weeks ago

Ive been working on mono black standard. I found the discard mechanic to slow me down because my opponents never had any cards in hand. Raiders' Wake is very inconsistent and only worked for me if I could stack them (turn 5 or 6). I also never had enough creatures to trigger it (only 11).

How has this worked for you? Genuinely curious.

ThermalMeerkat on Nekusar, the Mindrazer

3 weeks ago

Vision Skeins is better than Words of Wisdom

Vedalken Orrery and Leyline of Anticipation are better than Hypersonic Dragon

Wheel and Deal is better than Laquatus's Creativity

You should definitely find a spot for Liliana's Caress and possibly Raiders' Wake if you can, discard pain goes a long way in Nekusar.

Nethereon on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

3 weeks ago

Concise list of considerations:

-/+ Dump Mind Twist and add Torment of Hailfire HOLY CRAP, do I love this card. It gets around so many things plus it hits every opponent.

Let's talk about your mana base for a second...

Thirty two lands? Even for a very cavalier spell slinger deck, that is a very low amount to play. I play a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck on 36 and struggle some times to reach a critical mass of mana/spells. Don't fall into the trap of "I'll cut a land for this cheap spell; it'll be fine." Again, math and probability will not be on your side in the late game, not unless you're willing to invest in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers. An alternative might be to run Crypt of Agadeem but it's really no substitute for those lands.

Lastly, jam a Bojuka Bog or a Scavenger Grounds or both in there for graveyard hate, along with your choice of Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, and/or Field of Ruin because if you can't have your Crypt or Coffers, why should they?

Hope this helps, good luck!

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