Raven's Crime

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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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Eventide (EVE) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Raven's Crime occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.08%

Raven's Crime Discussion

GoblinElectromancer on Discard

2 weeks ago

I would take Bojuka Bog,Ritual of Soot,Quest for the Gravelord, and 2x Divest out of main deck.

Here are some cards you might like: Raven's Crime, Smallpox, Defile, The Rack, Blackmail, Heartless Act, and Nether Spirit.

Good Luck on it! +1

Balaam__ on Burn mono black

2 weeks ago

Agreed, Raven's Crime would be the better choice given the aforementioned.

dichia on Burn mono black

2 weeks ago

Thanks, I was thinking of a couple of changes that could be done. One is going full creature less. The Smallpox combo would be less effective but easier to play. Setting the board with both Liliana's Caress and Geralf's Messenger can take quite a lot of time.

The other was to change Vicious Rumors for Raven's Crime. Even if the first trigger Drill Bit, most of the cards in the deck already do it. On the other hand, Raven's Crime can be another card that we can replay from graveyard to give the deck more options as we go on in the game.

Trying the deck I noticed that if you are not able to end the game, at a certain point you will run out of gas and you will not be able to finish the opponent, so more cards that we can play more than once are good imo.

abby315 on I've got a very tiny bone to pick with you

3 weeks ago

Rasaru Join ussss!

You can just take out two Swamps for the Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Cabal Coffers, or if you're really worried about having enough basic Swamps and you're not concerned about your opponents' graveyards, you can swap out the Bojuka Bog. But 36 lands (incl. Geier Reach Sanitarium) seems about right for what I'm running.

I'm torn on Liliana of the Dark Realms - I had her in, but took her out because she doesn't discard. In general I'd be looking to make a cut in the Utility category for her. You could probably cut Gray Merchant of Asphodel, since it's similarly expensive. It's just in there now for a bit of reach and lifegain to offset all the draw triggers, and because I already had him.

I'm not running Doubling Cube either, but you could take out Umbral Mantle - which I have in because it goes infinite with Magus of the Coffers, but Doubling Cube could be a more consistent way to get a lot of mana without running a do-nothing card in Umbral. Magus is still worth running on its own without Umbral, IMO.

Sword of Feast and Famine can go in for any of the "My Turn Discard" slots, since that's what it is. The weakest ones are probably Hypnotic Specter and Okiba-Gang Shinobi, but since you need creatures to wear the Sword, you might want to cut something like Raven's Crime instead.

Hope that helps! It's been a blast to playtest so far!

Xica on Esper Queller Blade

1 month ago

If you run t3feri already, then i would recommend leaning morre heavily on targeted discard. In modern its active looong before counterspells are, and with t3feri out discard on draw step is devastating.

A few copies of Raven's Crime would be very dirty.

StopShot on Alesha, Who Smiles At Death and (s)Taxes [Primer]

1 month ago

Land Tax is an auto-include if you never want to miss a land drop ever again. It also makes playing a turn 3 Blood Moon easy to work with. Makes surviving and using mass land wipes fun too. Goes great with Ghost Town if you never want to miss those triggers.

But Land Tax reaches Skullclamp levels of broken if you pair it with Scroll Rack, Tectonic Reformation, Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion, Necrogen Mists, Stronghold Rats, Raven's Crime or Seasoned Pyromancer with all the excess lands you can throw away. It even makes Sensei's Divining Top godly if you can shuffle your deck with Land Tax every turn before your draw step. (Even if there’s no more basic lands in the deck, that free shuffle can be great with SD-Top and Scroll Rack.) Without that extra oomph Land Tax doesn’t really bring much to the table late game, but it can feel like a Sol Ring in the early game if your deck runs a below average number of lands.

Juha on Bat Cave 2.2

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment lagotripha. I concur your point about hand disruption being a strong tool in mono-. However as this is an aggro deck and there's a need to discard cards for Zombie Infestation and Call the Bloodline to create tokens I can't see a way to squeeze Delirium Skeins or Raven's Crime in.

I'll definitely probably have the discards ready in my sideboard when I take this deck out.

lagotripha on Bat Cave 2.2

1 month ago

I highly reccomend hand disruption for decks like this; Delirium Skeins and Raven's Crime vastly improves your control/combo matchups.

If you are leaning into Alms of the Vein ,Gonti's Machinations can act as another four copies, so long as you are triggering it. The 'target player cause' is often awkward- playing a bunch of Bump in the Night variants is good, but without the 1 mana prowess shenanigans that red offers, its mostly a gimmick.

I have a mono black 'I've made all these things work' list (Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox), but I haven't kept it up to date- here it is to mine for ideas.

As a rule of thumb, I lean towards more hand disruption in mono-black. Its what the colour has the most efficient tools for, and removing key cards, or just lots of cards, is often enough to win against more intricate plans.

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