Rowdy Crew


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Mythic Rare

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Rowdy Crew

Creature — Human Pirate


When Rowdy Crew enters the battlefield, draw three cards, then discard two cards at random. If two cards that share a card type are discarded this way, put two +1/+1 counters on Rowdy Crew.

Rowdy Crew Discussion

xhuggels on Grixis Pirate Craziness

7 months ago

The only standard legal instant you have is Costly Plunder. I would swap the others put for stuff like Siren's Ruse and other pirate related spells. I also think Wanted Scoundrels is a very bad card. Rowdy Crew isnt particularly great either. You would do better with a playset of Dire Fleet Poisoner.other than that you are right sir, this is a grixis pirate deck!

Oloro_Magic on [Primer] - Ad Nauseam Combo [[Procellam Legit]]

10 months ago


No worries! We all make mistakes and I love the opportunity to explain some of the math behind choosing to play City of Brass over Spire of Industry in this deck specifically. All the best to you!! Thanks again for the comments!


The Laboratory Maniac + Spoils of the Vault kill is insane! It's really hard to pull off and removal can really mess you up if you are not prepared for it, but when it works the look on an opponent's face when they lose to Ad Nauseam without the card Ad Nauseam being cast is very satisfying. Most Ad Nauseam players I find can forget this line so good on that player for realizing it was his best option. Can you link the gameplay here? I'm always looking for a good spoils kill. Also, just as an aside, I always name Rowdy Crew when going for the spoils kill, just in case you were wondering. I'm sure you already understand how this works but until I put it in the description of the deck I'll quickly explain how it works for people passing through: basically like Ad Nauseam Spoils of the Vault causes loss of life as opposed to damage allowing us to go deep in the negatives. Thanks for pointing this out, its one of the cooler more unexpected things the deck can do!

Oloro_Magic on Argy

1 year ago

I think this season has been a bit more diverse, however the archetypes have remained largely the same (the lists have more variety however).

In my local there is still a large number of Winding Constrictor decks as well as mono-red decks, though some of these builds have found some variety in their threats and occasionally splash another color.

In addition to those I find there is a healthy amount of unique individual decks in the form of Merfolk, W/B Vampire Agro, U/B Mill, U/B Liliana Reanimator, Rowdy Crew Pirates, W/G Cats, and I'm currently trying to solidify a jeskai control list for standard.

Having the spotlight off standard has certainly helped this development, I think I am the only one who has seen the U/W Auras deck in practice here. I am more of a modern player so having a spotlight on that the tier effect is starting to impact people trying to get into the format.

Standard however I feel is in a really good place and is enjoyable to play right now seeing how the pros haven't had too many chances to shape it. What about your local? Are you also seeing some variety and experimentation or is it largely the same startegies as before?

CaptainBanana42 on Recruit & Plunder

1 year ago

DwaginFodder thanks for commenting and the suggestions!

I think the deck has enough card draw so I don't really need Kindred Discovery. If I notice that I need more card draw while playing with the deck, I will consider it.

Ruthless Knave's abilities are a little bit too expensive in my opinion to be really effectiv.

I considered Rowdy Crew for the deck when I put it together but in the end it didn't get in because it seems not that good. And even if I am in black in this deck is not a lot of recurtion so it would be pretty hard to get the discarded Cards back.

I think Angrath, Minotaur Pirate wouldn't do much in my Meta. The +2 ability is not effectiv because nobody plays a token deck or a lot of small creatures. The -3 seems pretty nice but I don't think it is worth it to play him. And if I would try to get to 11 counters Angrath, Minotaur Pirate would be exiled or something else in my meta. So I think the card is not worth the price.

If you like to post your decklist I would definitely look at it because I am curious to see how other players builed their pirate decks.

DwaginFodder on Recruit & Plunder

1 year ago

I've personally been fiddling with a casual version of Grixis Pirates. The list isn't posted here yet, but if you want I can do so.

Angrath, Minotaur Pirate has really overperformed for me. His +2 might not be the best, but it would probably slaughter the Krenko deck in my local meta. The recursion and ultimate are great, even if the mana cost is a little steep. If you need more card draw, I think that Kindred Discovery would fit well into this deck, though the mana cost might be an issue here too. I see that you are taking tentative steps towards the treasure subtheme, and Ruthless Knave helps exploit your large amount of cheap creatures (stolen or otherwise) for treasure tokens. It also provides a useful treasure outlet if you don't have Revel in Riches on the battlefield and don't need the mana ramp. Rowdy Crew also hasn't been as bad for me as it seems it should. Its pretty much straight card advantage in red attached to a decent-sized creature, and being in black will probably let you recur anything important you discard.

TepigAggro on

1 year ago

How ironic that you name ur deck name Red Beard's Rowdy Crew but u aren't running the card Rowdy Crew. LOL

-Arcanity- on Some arrrrrrr men

1 year ago

too big a sideboard. you definitely need more Hostage Takers. That card's boss. the creature count is actually okay, cuz ur using Rowdy Crew and it increases the chance of you actually getting its boost. Rowdy Crew is a junk mythic, but this deck seems very good for it.

Ohthenoises on Feldon start

1 year ago

miracleHat Yeah those loot effects are basically "cantrips" here They go with my gameplan but aren't stellar, Reverberate is indeed a counterspell. Mono R only has Pyroblast and REB, the additional control help is useful. Suggestions for other dig spells would be great but I kinda ran out of ideas and hit a brick wall.

Fanatic of Mogis works with Worldgorger Dragon but animating 3-4 of them in the same turn with Paradox Engine can also provide a win. It's probably winmore though.

As far as Rowdy Crew and Worldgorger Dragon it might be a concern if I wasn't using feldon to make the worldgorgers, I can use that "combo" to mill myself and find any other two combo pieces I need for the win.

hadakou Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle + Worldgorger Dragon shenanigans = death.

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