Raven's Crime


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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


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

Snap157 on Rack em up boys!

3 weeks ago

Hymn to Tourach is better than Mind Rot

Raven's Crime is powerful with Dakmor Salvage

Take out basilica

I would add 2 Hypnotic Specter and take out 2 Abyssal Specter.

Take out 2 Megrim add in 2 Liliana's Caress.

Temple Bell works against you, I would put in The Rack.

Blackmail, Thoughtseize, Duress, and even Despise work well here.

If you have the cash, Liliana of the Veil is played a lot in this kind of deck, but Necrogen Mists also works quite well.

Sangromancer is nice, but lifegain doesn't win games. I would add in Phyrexian Obliterator or Shrieking Affliction. Hope this helps!

Icbrgr on Liliana Deck

3 weeks ago

for a 60 card deck although not exactly the most COMPETETIVE but i think Liliana Vess is fun to build around and she is pretty affordable too.... she is a discard engine and tutor with a flashy ultimate if you manage to get there.

her +1 goes with things like Liliana's Caress/Waste Not wich can flow with The Rack/Shrieking Affliction/Nezumi Shortfang

and her tutor is fun for combos like Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank

run of the mill discard staples like Raven's Crime/Wrench Mind/Necrogen Mists can help feed that ultimate as well as boardwipes like Damnation/Languish/Mutilate

hope this helped and good luck!

Unlife on Golgari Punishment

3 weeks ago

I'd throw in some hand disruption like Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Wrench Mind, and Raven's Crime. Smallpox is also something to consider as it would let you sac presecutor once your opponents at zero.

skpv on 50 Lands Control with Saskia the Unyielding

3 weeks ago

Really cool list! I run a quite similar one (haven't seen many Saskia land lists!), although a much more of an aggro loam style of a deck with, Dark Confidant and Countryside Crusher and what not. And understandably a much lower CMC all around because of Bob.

Is there a reason you're not running the Retrace package, i.e. Worm Harvest and Raven's Crime? They've often worked really well for me. I just had loads of fun using Gaea's Cradle with a ton of tokens on the board, Zuran Orbing my Cradle, replaying it with Ramunap Excavator, making a bunch of more tokens and tapping my Cradle for completely absurd amounts of mana for a backbreaking Genesis Wave, which is the kind of nonsense I play the format for. :D

I'll post a list as well when I get a few cards I'm currently missing (Mox Diamond and the like).

N4kk1 on Rack em up boys!

3 weeks ago

Don't play Orzhov Basilica. Definitely not worth it, even if you would play White it would not be good.

Make deck more consistent. Cut bad creatures and useless discard spells.

For discard use cards like Inquisition of Kozilek and Wrench Mind, if you have the coin Thoughtseize is amazing.

Also Raven's Crime is good.

Change enchantments for The Rack and Shrieking Affliction those are seriously good.

Take look if this list and you get the idea:

R/B 8-Rack

VeggiesaurusRex on D'scarred (Lili-less 8-Rack?!)

3 weeks ago

As an 8-Rack player, I love looking at other people's lists and seeing their takes on the archetype. I like what you're trying to do here, but your deck has a fatal flaw: you aren't running enough lands.

Typical 8-Rack decks tend to run somewhere between 23-24 lands because between Smallpox and Raven's Crime, the deck is very land intensive. With only 19 lands, you risk playing a T2 Smallpox and then being mana screwed for the rest of the game. If you insist upon only running 19, you're going to need to cut Smallpox.

Also, from personal experience, as powerful as Quest for the Nihil Stone is, running more than two in the 75 is a bad idea. I recommend no more than one copy in the main, and one in the side. Sure, it does more damage than The Rack or Shrieking Affliction, but that's because your opponent has to be hellbent and that's going to be pretty easy for them to avoid because you aren't running Wrench Mind or enough lands to reliably retrace Raven's Crime.

MountainMan817 on D'scarred (Lili-less 8-Rack?!)

4 weeks ago

Funeral Charm is great for instant speed discard, Wrench Mind is almost a necessity in 8-rack play.

1x Dakmor Salvage is great for Raven's Crime...

I see what you're going for with the zombie thing, but I would stick with just 1 and play 3x or 4x of it

I'd take out:


ChaosJester on Baby 8 rack

1 month ago

I love this! Especially the Dakmor Salvage in combination with Raven's Crime. Definitely +1! Maybe you can look over my deck for any suggestions? I tried to use the 8Rack on a different way with Darwin's Natural Selection Of Your Cards v. 2.0

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