: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard
, Sacrifice Scrabbling Claws: Exile target card from a graveyard. Draw a card.
|Want (2)||NotToTheFace , bloodmoonhowler|
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Scrabbling Claws occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Scrabbling Claws Discussion
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the feedback. :D
I agree in regards to Torpor Orb. The card is cheap, powerful and syngeristic in my deck – sold.
tanglewire seems awesome. Ordered one immediately.
Walking Ballista i had in the deck before, but whenever i played it, it felt clunky and made me wish it was an Eldrazi instead, but you're probably right about the specific threat elimination.
Voltaic Key – I agree, but i might be short on cards to cut now?
Wayfarer's Bauble – You're right. I might cut the Dreamstone Hedron even. It's clunky and it usually just ends up being an expensive mana rock.
Crawlspace – I'm curious, too. Obviously a little situational, but willing to test it out.
Akroma's Memorial – You're right. Now that i think about it; a 2cmc Torpor Orb had more impact on games thus far than this thing ever has. It's out.
Thaumatic Compass Flip – It's just supposed to an additional Maze of Ith, because i found having those up for defense after an Eldrazi tapped is super valuable and i'm also a big fan of protecting others if it serves my own agenda. But aside from that it actually did draw me a couple of Basics in a pinch before.
Endbringer – agreed. It's just such an underwhelming card. I enjoy my deck theme of either preparing for a big play or making a big play. Endbringer kind of does neither.
1 month ago
What do you think of some of the new cards from the new sets?
Nylea's Intervention capable of grabbing multiple utility lands and land combos
Castle Locthwain in the event you fail to find loam and cycling lands
Scrap Trawler for more resiliency
1 month ago
To remove: Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea, Crashing Drawbridge, Empyrean Eagle, Expedition Raptor, Expedition Raptor, Peace Strider, Sephara, Sky's Blade, Serra Angel, Threnody Singer, Tome Raider, Victory's Herald
To add: Solemn Simulacrum, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, Myr Propagator, Trinket Mage, Trophy Mage, Tribute Mage, Daxos of Meletis, Clever Impersonator, Burnished Hart, Magister Sphinx, Divinity of Pride, Hanna, Ship's Navigator
To Add: Mirage Mirror, Sculpting Steel, Spellbinder, Isochron Scepter, Wayfarer's Bauble, Sol Ring, Traveler's Amulet, Prying Blade, Explorer's Scope, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves
5 months ago
I think that Ancestral Blade is pretty weak. It's nice that it makes you a token and is a cheap equipment, but there are many other efficient equipment cards that very clearly outshine it, such as Stoneforge Masterwork .
Finally, take a look into the "egg" style cards such as Darkwater Egg and Ichor Wellspring . They're great at triggering your commander's ability and generally are very cheap to cast + draw you a card.
8 months ago
"When you sac Mirror of Fate , which is part of the activation cost, it goes to the grave. You can then hold up priority and use Faerie Macabre , discard her (which is also a cost) to remove her and the Mirror from the grave and put the Mirror and faerie on top of your new library."
The following interaction you just described is illegal according to rule 601.2. Whenever you cast a spell or activate an ability if that spell or ability would target an object, the object(s) you intend to target must be a legal target before costs are paid. This is because all spells and abilities and their corresponding targets are always announced before costs are calculated and paid for.
Given the scenario you just described you would be able to exile the mirror with Faerie Macabre 's activated ability, however; you would be unable to exile the Faerie Macabre to itself. Do note this only happens if a spell or ability targets. The exiled cards you choose to put on top of your library with Mirror of Fate don't have to be legal choices before it's ability is activated - they just have to be legal upon the moment it resolves which means you can put the Mirror in your new library if you are able to exile it before it's ability resolves. If Faerie Macabre instead read as: "Discard Faerie Macabre: Choose up to two cards in graveyards. Exile those cards." then the scenario you listed would be able to work as you described.
That said, there are still ways to cycle Mirror of Fate without the Faerie Macabre . These cards with the Mirror will still generate the same effect: Tormod's Crypt , Nihil Spellbomb , Sentinel Totem , Purify the Grave , Remorseful Cleric . If you want a repeatable exile effect that doesn't need to be exiled to work I'd recommend cards like: Withered Wretch , Grim Lavamancer , Sarcatog , Scrabbling Claws , Relic of Progenitus - These cards can stay on the battlefield while reliably being able to exile your Mirror at instant speed.
I thought this interaction was really cool, which is why I went out of my way to find alternative card options in case I ever decide to run something like this in my own deck. +1 for the potential card synergy and creativity.
1 year ago
anything that 'stores a draw' seems like a good inclusion. The Mind Stone and Commander's Sphere life sounds gud, but maybe even Chromatic Sphere and Chromatic Star might be worth your time to get your hand artificially empty quickly, and be able to sippy cup your cards back to hand at your leisure. Those might be extreme examples, but certainly anything with utility like Cranial Archive or Relic of Progenitus seems aces. Hedron Archive , Magnifying Glass , Pyrite Spellbomb , Scrabbling Claws , Silent Gravestone are a few other reasonable effects in that style.
1 year ago
I'm currently also looking to find the best Rakdos build after allegiance. I tend to run more aggro and burn than midrange however. For your build, I feel that Sentinel Totem would be better than Scrabbling Claws in SB; Bedevil would be much better there than Scorchmark , too, unless you're relying that heavily on graveyard recursion.
1 year ago
I personally am fond of the small cantrip artifacts for Silas decks, just to shrink the deck, but even more, Nihil Spellbomb, and Scrabbling Claws help facilitate a more one-sided Living Death, and fight grave-based decks of course haha. Aether Spellbomb is just too flexible; it can deal with many threats, works to save Silas from hitting the grave too many times, and also can-trips of course. The last, really good small artifact is Executioner's Capsule – just removal.
Most seem low on downsides besides their requirement to take a spot that another, middling, card would!