Raven's Crime


Format Legality
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
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

Asy1umRat on Rats in the Walls

2 weeks ago

The Raven's Crime's have been working well, especially with Dakmor Salvage, but I'm not liking the Underworld Connections. They really want to be in a more control-oriented deck under perform. Ob Nixilis Reignited is fun and a good top for the curve, I'm just debating running 2 or 3 because I don't have any way to reliably fetch him later in the game.

For now I've swapped back to these changes for game night:

-3 Underworld Connections


+1 Alms of the Vein

+2 Murderous Compulsion

Darth_Savage on b/r spicy discard

3 weeks ago

Hi downedhero,

First off welcome back. Your deck is close to two established archetypes 8 Rack and Hollow One. 8 Rack uses The Rack and Shrieking Affliction to dish out the pain along with a discard suite including Inquisition of Kozilek, Raven's Crime, Smallpox and Wrench Mind but rarely Dark Deal or Mind Rot as they are too slow for the format. The second deck I mentioned uses Hollow One and Flameblade Adept with Bloodghast and Flamewake Phoenix to take maximum advantage of your discards, for simplicities sake I'll link my Zombie Hollow one deck here and you can have a look.

As to particular suggestions, well first cut the previously mentioned Dark Deal and Mind Rot, in those five slots add 4x Wrench Mind and 1x Burning Inquiry, though you could have 4x Smallpox if you prefer. I'd also suggest you cut the 2x Incendiary Command and add one extra of Inquisition of Kozilek and Faithless Looting, or instead you could experiment with 2x Wheel of Fate or 2x Reforge the Soul. Lastly Underworld Dreams would almost always be better as another Liliana's Caress or Waste Not.

I hope this is of some help and have fun brewing your deck.

Asy1umRat on Rats in the Walls

3 weeks ago

I like Shadow of Doubt in the sideboard, for sure. As far as the main deck goes, I'll need to try out ~2 Underworld Connections and see how they go. I could see them being perfect mid-late game; same for Ob Nixilis Reignited. I'm not sure I'm running enough creatures/token generation to make efficient use of Altar's Reap.

One thing that I've noticed is that with Asylum Visitor on the field, Rotting Rats, Stronghold Rats, and Raven's Crime have been consistently netting me draws on my opponents' upkeep, so the advantage potential is definitely there.

I'm currently trying these changes:

-4 Duress

-4 Aphotic Wisps

-1 Rogue's Passage


+4 Raven's Crime

+3 Underworld Connections

+1 Swamp

+1 Dakmor Salvage

enpc on Mardudes

1 month ago

For starters, you have like 6 more point s you can play with and more than that, Skullclamp is zero points.

I would recommend cutting stuff like Anointed Procession - it doesn't do anything by itself.

Smuggler's Copter could be good here to help tokens connect.

Mother of Runes is a must. She is so good.

Drop the Mana Tithe for a Mind Twist. You also have Raven's Crime and Despise which are solid. I'm running raven's because late game it helps with attrition battles when you're drawing land.

Agahdaur on Devoted to Budget

1 month ago

Sac AND spot removals. I think you should mix both Gatekeeper of Malakir with Dismember

4 copies of Dash Hopes can flood you a little bit, if something is really important players will pay 5 life to cast. 2 copies are great! Check out Imp's Mischief.

Dismember > all other removals that you are using but use only use 2 copies of it.

Desecration Demon


  • Great agains small numbers of creatures
  • 6/6 fly for 4 manas


  • Tokens
  • Can be tapped both on your turn and enemy's turn

Suggest: 1 or 2 copies

About Duress and Raven's Crime lock, both cards are great but in my opinion choose a card to discard is better than your opponent's choice, so 3 Raven's Crime and 2 or 3 Duress.

And if you want some draws Sign in Blood, Asylum Visitor (great with Pack Rat) and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip should help your with it.

Ps.: Check out Nyxathid

Asy1umRat on Rats in the Walls

1 month ago


Glad you like my ideas. Its actually funny that you would mention Raven's Crime since I was just looking at it recently as a replacement for Duress. My only issue with it is that you lose the ability to see their hand and choose what they have to throw away. I did some playtesting, though, and it was great early game fuel, so I'll definitely see how it performs.

Do you have any ideas on card draw? Right now I can go hellbent quickly and then my only way to sustain is between Asylum Visitor and Key to the City, which are situational and mana intensive.

Agahdaur on Devoted to Budget

1 month ago

Dismember Kill almost everything, can be paid with 1 2 or 3 manas (sugestion Max 2 copies)

Duress Removes things that you can not handle (ex Ensnaring Bridge)

Dakmor Salvage + Raven's Crime Discard Lock

jgc10 on Rats in the Walls

1 month ago

Cool deck. I'm trying to build something around Pack Rat right now too so I like your style. I'd suggest adding a couple Raven's Crime for their versatility. Target yourself for madness or your opponent when they're low on resources and use its retrace feature when you top deck a land when you don't need one. Plus you don't need to reveal your hand if you target yourself like with an Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize.

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