Raven's Crime

Raven's Crime


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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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Raven's Crime occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.08%

Raven's Crime Discussion

SideBae on Scarab God Reanimator/Control

5 days ago

The deck is in the 'help' section so I'll leave some ideas... I hope I'm not being presumptuous:

  1. You may want to consider running all the relevant Zendikar fetches; I see you're missing Marsh Flats, for example. They're expensive, but you're running Underground Sea so I'm assuming budget isn't really a problem. The reason I say you should run them is that a. they'll make your Jace, the Mind Sculptor's Brainstorm ability that much better, and b. they'll let you run ACTUAL Brainstorm effectively. I've found cantrips to be really effective in EDH, and I think in addition to Brainstorm you should run Ponder and Preordain in pretty much any blue deck.

  2. I think Murderous Rider is likely better than Hero's Downfall. It does tuck itself when it dies, which means reanimating it could be a little tricky, but having the extra value of being able to cast it as a creature seems a strict upgrade from just an instant.

  3. I'm surprised you aren't running Windfall -- it's a discard outlet and a draw spell all-in-one. I think you should run it; same goes for Fact or Fiction and Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip.

  4. If you do end up running Jace's Archivist from the 'Maybeboard,' consider running Geth's Grimoire, Waste Not and/or Bone Miser. I've always been a fan of the discard subtheme in EDH, and it goes pretty well with reanimation strategies. If you do consider running those cards, it's worth noting Windfall, Liliana of the Veil, Raven's Crime and Words of Waste are also really synergistic with them.

  5. I'm surprised you're not running Talisman of Dominance or Mana Vault. They both seem like good ramp for this deck.

  6. I don't know if you have a problem with her staxiness, but I think Narset, Parter of Veils is the Cat's PJs. Especially with Windfall.

  7. Lastly, I think Graveborn Muse has a spot in this deck. I know you said you aren't looking for zombie tribal, but she's at worst a Phyrexian Arena and you're tangentially making more zombies anyway. I feel like most of the time she'll draw you somewhere between 2 and 4 cards, which seems like it makes her worth it.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

Silverdrake on 8Racks of Waste

3 weeks ago

Hey, what's your budget like? I'm going to make a bunch of suggestions, but if they're outside of your budget let me know and I can tone them down. Generally speaking you want a full 4x Rack and 4x Affliciton, so I'd go up the 4th affliction. Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Raven's Crime, Liliana of the Veil and Wrench Mind are all almost always 3-4 of in every 8-rack list because of how effecient and effective they are. A 2-4 of Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage is becoming more and more popular in these decks as well - I'd run at least 2 if I were you. Smallpox often makes an appearance in these decks too, although you're a little creature heavy for it to be effective.

TrumpZone on What a nice deck you have, well had

1 month ago

This is a very impressive deck - probably better than anything I'm really qualified to judge. As is, I'll just give suggestions where I see them.

Vicious Rumors and Raven's Crime are both very good 1 cost black discard cards that don't cost you life, unlike Thoughtseize. Vicious Rumors especially so, since it essentially discards two cards. You could even go for Despise if you want to be able to choose a specific card. Of course, if you really value the flexibility of Thoughtseize, I can see why you might want to keep it.

I also think you might be able to utilize Glimpse the Unthinkable. It's a great 2-cost discard card, and a great way to activate a lot of your effects and set off a chain reaction

Magnanimous on Kiora: Cruelty Without End

2 months ago

You should seriously consider replacing most or all of your fogs with Genesis, Spore Frog, and Kami of False Hope. A Green/White shell with Eladamri's Call and maybe Chord of Calling if you want to go really creature heavy. You would need discard of some sort, I think a jump-start spell like Radical Idea or Chemister's Insight would be the best option in your main Bant colors, but Raven's Crime, Collective Brutality, and Liliana of the Veil are fantastic options in black. Running counters may also be nice, Nimble Obstructionist is especially interesting.

Boza on Ability challenge

2 months ago

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saturn999 on Liliana: Swampox

3 months ago

Raven's Crime with Lili is brutal. +1

Boza on Ability challenge

4 months ago

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Word of advise - refrain from submitting more than 1 idea - it is part of the design constraint to come up with one thing and polish it. And usually, if you have multiple ideas, neither will be polished enough.

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