Raven's Crime

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Eventide (EVE) Common

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Raven's Crime

Sorcery

Target player discards a card.

Retrace (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying its other costs.)

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Raven's Crime Discussion

saturn999 on Church of The Operating Room

4 days ago

ok, a couple of updates!

10-08-18 Played a super set against big affinity.

Game 1 - Held off my opponent with Fatal Push until i could drop an Ensnaring Bridge and Liliana of the Veil. Bontu's Last Reckoning cleared all leftover creatures and The Rack coupled with Shrieking Affliction killed him.

Game 2 - Couldn't find a bridge so Mutavault had to do most of the work taking my opp down to low life until Shrieking Affliction and The Rack could finish him. Won that set and went on to 2nd set.

Game 1 - My opponent emptied his hand fast making The Rack seem like a good turn 3 play. Ensnaring Bridge kept his creatures from swinging in until he dropped a huge Walking Ballista and shot me dead.

Game 2 - Emptied my opponent's hand and Surgical Extraction all his ballistas. all was going according to plan until he swung in under my bridge with Inkmoth Nexus and added counters to me with an animation module or something like that. I was holding a card i couldn't get rid of. Moved on to next set.

Game 1 - Turn 3 Shrieking Affliction followed by turn 4 Ensnaring Bridge into a Liliana of the Veil with a Raven's Crime lock. this was followed up by another Shrieking Affliction for the win.

Game 2 - No Ensnaring Bridge to be found and Wrench Mind was not the business. Combat tricks allowed my opponent to swing in with a massive amount of tokens leaving me dead and moving to game three.

Game 3. Everything was going right. All cards were locked down by Ensnaring Bridge and Liliana of the Veil until Walking Ballista came out and pinged me for my last 3 life. that was the set. Went 1-2 but was extremely fun and learned alot. This was good practice for the tournament happening the next day. Will post details of that tomorrow.

lagotripha on UR Prowess with Arclight Phoenix

6 days ago

I gather its intended to be a tool for surveil lists, but Mission Briefing Delver of Secrets  Flip and Thought Scour should play well with it. Heck, I'm a little tempted to brew a Raven's Crime/Flame Jab/Maximize Velocity/Radical Idea/Life from the Loam list with it.

saturn999 on Church of The Operating Room

1 week ago

So it's easier to post updates in comments rather than post in updates.

Played against Abzan midrange 2 nights ago and went 2-1. Was stoked!

Game 1 - Couldn't find a discard spell to save my life but Mutavault helped a lot and Bontu's Last Reckoning cleaned house and my opponent couldn't stabilize after that once i had 2 The Rack down.

Game 2 - My opponent got so many creatures out that I could not keep up. Once I found a bridge he dropped Flickerwisp and swung in for lethal which was 24 I think?

Game 3 - God hand for me. Turn 1 IoK into Turn 2 Thoughtseize into Turns 3 & 4 Raven's Crime dropping a Liliana of the Veil turn 5 followed up in this order Ensnaring Bridge, Shrieking Affliction x2 and then The Rack. Was awesome.

May go to the local tournament this Tuesday, itching to take the deck out. Will see. Take care all.

saj0219 on Fear the Walking Swamp

1 week ago

Interesting concept! A few ideas:

  • I think there's an interesting tension between Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and your Contaminated Ground and Evil Presence. Urborg basically turns those into dead cards (though you still get the life loss from Contaminated Ground). I don't know if that means get rid of Urborg (though I do think if you use it, you want more than 1), but it is something to think about.
  • I think you would benefit from some targeted discard and removal. Inquisition of Kozilek is pretty great (and not too expensive), and Raven's Crime could be a nice discard outlet for you to get rid of cards that might be dead in your hand. I'd suggest Fatal Push, but you can't reliably count on losing a permanent to extend it's reach. Maybe something like Victim of Night?
  • I don't know if you're looking at Sword of Light and Shadow for the protection or it's ability, but if it's for the protection, I might suggest one of the swords that does not give you protection from black. If your opponent has a black creature, they have a swamp, and so your swampwalk creature is already making it through (and I don't know that any of your creatures are so unique and powerful that you need to save them from a kill spell). But if you play, say, Sword of Body and Mind, you can now sneak past that Tarmogoyf whether or not you've been able to turn their lands into swamps.

Hope this helps!

dalkuldar on Classical Discard v2

2 weeks ago

I guess you should start by choosing either The Rack and Shrieking Affliction as a WinCon, or rather Liliana's Caress and Waste Not, that'll give the focus you need.

I'd like to suggest replacing Phyrexian Arena with cards like Skeletal Scrying or Sign in Blood, that'll give you the option to choose when you're low on health. With the Arena you have no way of ridding yourself of it. Creature's like Tombstalker and Gurmag Angler are pretty good since you'll be filling your GY pretty fast.

Here some cards you might want to try: Funeral Charm, Raven's Crime, Unmask, Tasigur's Cruelty, Mindwarper, Bottomless Pit, Necrogen Mists, Syphon Life, Nezumi Shortfang

jgc10 on Specters of the past

3 weeks ago

Raven's Crime and Funeral Charm could be useful here. Especially the instant speed discard feature.

Cereal_Killer on draw/discard burn

3 weeks ago

For the format of the deck put casual, since it's not modern legal, but, I assume, you want to use as much modern cards as possible.

Then, I also assume that you don't want to spend a lot, so I'll try to propose low cost cards.

You have 16 things that do things when your opponent discards something, but only 10 cards that force your opponent to discard and 8 of them are easily destroyable creatures that also cost a bit too much mana for what you want them to do.

I'd suggest cards like Burning Inquiry, Inquisition of Kozilek, Duress, Despise, Raven's Crime to make your opponent discard

I'd also suggest cards like Dream Salvage if you want need to draw cards or Crypt Incursion if you want to gain something

Personally I don't like Vile Consumption. It works also on your creatures and does nothing if your opponent doesn't play creatures or has only big things (if I have a 5/5 I'd pay one life cause it will make you lose 5). Do you want something that lets you destroy some creatures? Use Fatal Push, Murderous Cut, Doom Blade, Lightning Bolt or stuff like that

Since you make your opponent discard and have only few cards in hand, you could add Shrieking Affliction nd Liliana's Caress

Last thing: 25 lands are too much. Just reduce them and add some shock lands (Watery Grave, Blood Crypt, Steam Vents), or check lands (Drowned Catacomb, Dragonskull Summit, Sulfur Falls). And, if they work well, you could also cut Thaumatic Compass  Flip

DrAlvio on Ernest Borgnine

3 weeks ago

Hi, I think you would benefit more by having 22 lands, 1 Evincar's Justice and Thorn of the Black Rose instead of gary. Dropping to 1 Raven's Crime would free space to put Bump in the Night or few more removals like Chainer's Edict or Firebolt for the 2 for 1 value or to close the game.

But that's just my opinion!

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