The Rack

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Uncommon
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Antiquities (ATQ) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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The Rack

Artifact

As The Rack enters the battlefield, choose an opponent.

At the beginning of the chosen player's upkeep, The Rack deals X damage to that player, where X is 3 minus the number of cards in his or her hand.

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The Rack Discussion

eatmygender on 8 rack budget modern

3 days ago

Love your deck so far! I'm also looking to foray into Modern with 8-Rack. Strange choice to use Victim of the night, considering Vendetta would work much better, and after all, this is modern, no one's playing anything more than a 4-Drop. Duress should make an appearance here too. If you haven't purchased the cards yet, keep in mind that older versions of The Rack go for wayyyy cheaper yet still retain legality thanks to reprints.

eatmygender on This Card: Nath

1 week ago

Considering you're relying on discard to eliminate threats, cards that can take advantage of your opponent's graveyard (e.g. Animate Dead) could be incredibly resourceful, and considering you're playing Golgari, the options are there. I can see The Rack being very, very powerful in this deck. Also, what's all the Elf ramping for? I can't seem to see any expensive wincons that would necessitate all the ramping (Practically any card with in it's casting cost, Craterhoof Behemoth, etc.) Other than that, with a bit of work this could be a great deck. :3

saturn999 on Church of The Operating Room

1 week ago

ok, a couple of updates!

10-08-18 Played a super set against big affinity.

Game 1 - Held off my opponent with Fatal Push until i could drop an Ensnaring Bridge and Liliana of the Veil. Bontu's Last Reckoning cleared all leftover creatures and The Rack coupled with Shrieking Affliction killed him.

Game 2 - Couldn't find a bridge so Mutavault had to do most of the work taking my opp down to low life until Shrieking Affliction and The Rack could finish him. Won that set and went on to 2nd set.

Game 1 - My opponent emptied his hand fast making The Rack seem like a good turn 3 play. Ensnaring Bridge kept his creatures from swinging in until he dropped a huge Walking Ballista and shot me dead.

Game 2 - Emptied my opponent's hand and Surgical Extraction all his ballistas. all was going according to plan until he swung in under my bridge with Inkmoth Nexus and added counters to me with an animation module or something like that. I was holding a card i couldn't get rid of. Moved on to next set.

Game 1 - Turn 3 Shrieking Affliction followed by turn 4 Ensnaring Bridge into a Liliana of the Veil with a Raven's Crime lock. this was followed up by another Shrieking Affliction for the win.

Game 2 - No Ensnaring Bridge to be found and Wrench Mind was not the business. Combat tricks allowed my opponent to swing in with a massive amount of tokens leaving me dead and moving to game three.

Game 3. Everything was going right. All cards were locked down by Ensnaring Bridge and Liliana of the Veil until Walking Ballista came out and pinged me for my last 3 life. that was the set. Went 1-2 but was extremely fun and learned alot. This was good practice for the tournament happening the next day. Will post details of that tomorrow.

saturn999 on Church of The Operating Room

2 weeks ago

So it's easier to post updates in comments rather than post in updates.

Played against Abzan midrange 2 nights ago and went 2-1. Was stoked!

Game 1 - Couldn't find a discard spell to save my life but Mutavault helped a lot and Bontu's Last Reckoning cleaned house and my opponent couldn't stabilize after that once i had 2 The Rack down.

Game 2 - My opponent got so many creatures out that I could not keep up. Once I found a bridge he dropped Flickerwisp and swung in for lethal which was 24 I think?

Game 3 - God hand for me. Turn 1 IoK into Turn 2 Thoughtseize into Turns 3 & 4 Raven's Crime dropping a Liliana of the Veil turn 5 followed up in this order Ensnaring Bridge, Shrieking Affliction x2 and then The Rack. Was awesome.

May go to the local tournament this Tuesday, itching to take the deck out. Will see. Take care all.

wallisface on The Discarded Jar o' Pickles

3 weeks ago

You thought about dropping the Waste Not and Blisterblossom in place for The Rack and Shrieking Affliction?

dalkuldar on Classical Discard v2

3 weeks ago

I guess you should start by choosing either The Rack and Shrieking Affliction as a WinCon, or rather Liliana's Caress and Waste Not, that'll give the focus you need.

I'd like to suggest replacing Phyrexian Arena with cards like Skeletal Scrying or Sign in Blood, that'll give you the option to choose when you're low on health. With the Arena you have no way of ridding yourself of it. Creature's like Tombstalker and Gurmag Angler are pretty good since you'll be filling your GY pretty fast.

Here some cards you might want to try: Funeral Charm, Raven's Crime, Unmask, Tasigur's Cruelty, Mindwarper, Bottomless Pit, Necrogen Mists, Syphon Life, Nezumi Shortfang

ZendikariWol on Discarding Dragon Specters

3 weeks ago

Just to put even more pain on those wheels, I might throw in Kederekt Parasite and Fate Unraveler.

Also The Rack and Shrieking Affliction are both pretty fun to drop on 'em.

Faraven on D I S C A R D

4 weeks ago

Why Iron Maiden why notThe Rack/Rackling

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