Ransack the Lab


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Common

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Ransack the Lab


Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

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Ransack the Lab Discussion

munky702 on Alesha, Queen of Combos

16 hours ago

Read the Bones , Sign in Blood , Faithless Looting , Gamble and Ransack the Lab can be useful with speeding up,to go with what Garudabr said.

Cat_With_Headphones on Super Jank Mono Black

4 days ago

Really good start to a midrange/aggro deck! My advice is trim down the cmc's (unless you can pull off spectacle costs often) and focus more on the aggressive valuetown nature of the deck's potential. I would suggest cutting Ransack the Lab for something like Sign in Blood , and moving Doom Blade to the potential sideboard in favor of Victim of Night . Maybe it's just my personal tastes, but Moment of Craving could even potentially be 2 copies of Duress to mess with your opponent which buys you time and protects your creatures, though it may or may not be the ideal move to include them. Your creature base is solid again especially if you can pull off cost reductions like spectacle on Blade Juggler , so I would focus on figuring out your removal and draw spells. Awesome job, keep it up!

PTsmitty on Replacing Looting in Mardu Pyro

3 weeks ago

Here is my current Mardu Build. I have a 3rd Brutality that I could put into my deck since that allows for me to fill my graveyard. I was not sure how effective Smuggler's Copter would be in a Mardu build since you have to have a creature to crew it. I know it works well with the token generation of the deck, but my opponent could remove my creatures and I then have an artifact sitting there doing nothing. At least with a spell like Ransack the Lab , I can look at 3 cards and pick the most effective one for my situation. I do like the Magmatic Insight suggestion for the card draw, but I would be worried about the need for a land to cast the spell when I only play 20 lands in the deck. I had seen Goblin Lore as well, but was not too keen on the idea of random discard rather than letting me select I want like Looting did. Thanks for all input! Definitely some good ideas to start with. I will just have to play test and see what option works the best.

hungry000 on Replacing Looting in Mardu Pyro

3 weeks ago

I second the Smuggler's Copter comment. It's a good attacker, a good blocker, works well with Pyromancer tokens, and filters; it's not the fastest at stocking your graveyard, but the uses it has outside of that are better than cards like Ransack the Lab imo.

Also, if you're not already playing it, Collective Brutality is a great way to use the pitch-value cards like Lingering Souls and Smiting Helix and help keep the Revelers alive. Plus, with the likely uprising of midrange and control variants, a couple maindeck Brutality is probably a good choice anyways.

With Looting is banned, there's less reason to play Reveler, which is the biggest payoff for Looting in the deck. So, I would go down to 1-2 copies of Reveler, add a couple Copters and a couple Brutalities and see how that goes.

StopShot on Replacing Looting in Mardu Pyro

3 weeks ago

Ransack the Lab / Strategic Planning is probably the closest Looting effect we're probably ever going to see. I think Rix Maadi Reveler and Smuggler's Copter are also somewhat acceptable replacements as well. Lastly while Painful Truths doesn't fuel the graveyard it is an exceptional source of card draw in three color decks.

StopShot on Faithless Looting & Hogaak Banned

3 weeks ago

I hope in the upcoming set they make a Faithless Looting card at 2 mana. I've never been a fan of Cathartic Reunion . Maybe at 2-mana they can drop the flashback, but give it something like instant speed or scry. The fact so many decks run Faithless Looting really is no different than all the decks that run Lightning Bolt , but Bolt has a reputation and legacy in the Modern format whereas the Looting does not. I look forward to a future where Looting is pushed to be unbanned with the same fervor that was given for Stoneforge Mystic . For now I guess I'll consider running Ransack the Lab as a replacement.

VeggiesaurusRex on Aztec Death Whistle (Songs of the Damned Combo)

1 month ago

Hi, killer_eye! Between work and summer break, I haven't gotten to play as much pauper as I'd like so I haven't actually played any games with Ransack the Lab yet. My goldfishing suggests that it's worth playing, but I don't know whether or not four is the right number. As for Barrier of Bones , I'll be sure to give it a shot once I can start playing again because, like you said, Fume Spitter looks really bad in the current meta.

I'm also seriously considering dropping Krosan Tusker in the near future. Do you have any suggestions?

killer_eye on Aztec Death Whistle (Songs of the Damned Combo)

1 month ago

hi veggiesaurusrex! it's me again, just want to share Barrier of Bones which i'm liking a lot in the slot of Fume Spitter . infect and faeries are nowhere to be seen in the current meta for Fume Spitter to shine. what i like with Barrier of Bones is the surveil, also not a bad topdeck because of this and it's 3 toughness enough to block aggressive X/2 creatures which we have a lot in pauper.

any feedback with Ransack the Lab ? i've been enjoying Winding Way and up my count from 2 to 3.

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