Scrabbling Claws


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

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Uncommon
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon

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Scrabbling Claws


: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard

, Sacrifice Scrabbling Claws: Exile target card from a graveyard. Draw a card.

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Scrabbling Claws Discussion


3 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.

wisegreenbean on DOG MOM

6 months 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.

SkippDaReaper on Rakdos Party

8 months 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.

Jungin on Reyhan & Silas: Hardened Scale Arcbound Aristocrat

11 months 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.

Urza's Bauble and Mishra's Bauble are literally free, and wind up giving Silas some value in the early game, if needed.

Most seem low on downsides besides their requirement to take a spot that another, middling, card would!

4doublexx on

1 year ago

I really like the idea of the deck, its pretty cool!

A couple of card suggestions I think would be advantages to run since flickering is going to be a large part since you don't want to cast your general 4 times, but rather flicker constantly. Mistmeadow Witch is a broken card in this, and your mana base is very good so you can do 1 or two of these per turn. Let alone allowing for your artifact ETB's to trigger something. Another good card is Flicker. Granted its not as useful since its a one time thing, but it can be good in instances. Eerie Interlude flicker your entire board, get value out of ETB's or protect it.

Now for some fun shennagins you can do. So you know that Darksteel Forge? Well you can add in a Nevinyrral's Disk and it will stay on the battlefield, as will all of you stuff. Mycosynth Lattice is another fun card and will allow you to recur stuff that "is" an artifact right back to the battlefield. Crazy right? Salvaging Station is another good card too. It only will grab 1 or 0 cmc from your gy, but it can still be super powerful. There are plenty of meta dependent decisions to make like if you need GY hate, add in Salvaging Station + Scrabbling Claws or a Tormod's Crypt

Hopefully these give you some ideas!

Gidgetimer on Estrid's Ultimate vs Scrabbling Claws

1 year ago

Please link all cards in your question using double brackets.

Estrid, the Masked

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JoosetheMuice on Artifactually Magnificent Future

1 year ago

If you are going to go with mostly Eldrazi as creatures you should add some more artifacts, as you really want to be able to maximize saheeli's second ability since its both her best ability and the one that synergizes with the Eldrazi.

Artifacts Add Worn Powerstone Thran Dynamo Hedron Archive Gilded Lotus Unstable Obelisk Planar Bridge Mirrorworks Mirage Mirror Remove Prismatic Lens Scrabbling Claws

Creatures Add Bane of Bala Ged Meteor Golem Myr Battlesphere Pilgrim's Eye Solemn Simulacrum Burnished Hart Endbringer Ulamog's Crusher Soul of New Phyrexia (maybe) Barrage Tyrant (maybe) Remove Thopter Engineer Other Daretti, Scrap Savant Fabricate Thirst for Knowledge Propaganda Remove Mystic Remora

goblinguiderevealpls on Help Beating Muldrotha Stax

1 year ago

muldrotha decks are usually 100% offline when muldrotha isnt in play, easiest to counterspell or remove him and/or his protection

muldrotha decks scoop to rest in peace. enchantment removal doesnt matter when he doesnt have a graveyard to play cards from.

theres also Rakdos Charm, Bojuka Bog, Leyline of the Void, Relic of Progenitus, Scrabbling Claws, Nihil Spellbomb, Tormod's Crypt.....

muldrotha only dominates LGS when nobody in the LGS runs graveyard hate. and everyone should be regardless of muldrotha.

you and your local playgroup simply dont run enough removal and hose effects. change that.

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