The Rack


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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


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

LordTea on Jerry, Pest, Vile; None matters to Marrow-Gnawer

2 weeks ago

Hey, so if you want to play discard you might want your opponents to have cards in hand to trigger your various discard trigger. As for another Land Geier Reach Sanitarium maybe add The Rack and Asylum Visitor . In general in EDH not only focus on your own strategy but always include some disruption for your opponents. Games might go long so include various card draw possibilites. You might also want to work on your curve and include more 1-3 mana spells and cut some 5+cmc.

Anyway cool deck idea!

vbfabled on Sygg, River Cutthroat EDH Suggestions

1 month ago

Funkydiscogod my dude you're on to something. Everyone plays Sygg as unlockable creatures and basically watered down Edric, Spymaster of Trest , but I think the correct way to play him is as a discard deck!

Run the low cost symmetrical discard effects and mitigate the downside by drawing cards on everyone's turns from all the The Rack type effects everyone else will be suffering from! Throw in discard synergies and Madness cards and you've got a deck.

Alright I've got work to do. Thanks for the help

Funkydiscogod on Sygg, River Cutthroat EDH Suggestions

1 month ago

My first thought was Magmatic Force and Havoc Festival to draw a card every turn. but neither work because your commander identifies as blue and black.

I did a gatherer search for black and blue cards that deal damage during each upkeep, and the results are interesting: Most of them dealt with hand size.

There are only 2 unconditional damage artifacts:

And there were two other outliers:

Caerwyn on Glistening Mists

1 month ago

It’s similar language to The Rack . If there are 3 time counters on it when it LTB, 0 poison counters will be applied (3 - 3 = 0); if there are 0 time counters on it, it would be 3 poison counters (3 - 0 = 3). The “3” in that ability is a static number.

match_lighter on 10-Rack

1 month ago

I particularly like Liliana of the Veil in The Rack decks as well as Thoughtseize which is in most cases better than Specter's Shriek . For protection against creature based decks a few Ensnaring Bridge could be used(which have really nice Invention art) as well as a copy of Damnation . Your mana base could also be improved Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth allows for the play of a couple of colorless lands like Mutavault or Dunes of the Dead (which works great with Smallpox ). I hope you will consider these changes which will greatly improve your pile of cards.

DreadKhan on Smallpox

2 months ago

It feels odd seeing no Innocent Blood in here, but I guess with 4 Liliana's, you don't need it as badly. Still, vs a high creature deck like I playtested it against, this does struggle a bit if it can't get a Liliana out, but if it can, it's in pretty solid shape.

Why is Last Hope in here if you run 0 creatures? I'd prefer Innocent Blood or Necrogen Mists maybe since you are running a discard theme, and maybe The Rack over Cursed Scroll? The Rack is fully passive, and with so much discard, it could even be a more effective damage dealer for the same CMC up front.

DreadKhan on So you like black you say? (Budget)

2 months ago

Some Shrieking Affliction or even The Rack would probably fit in this deck, as you've got a heap of discard effects in it. Hymn to Tourach is maybe not casual friendly, but it's really nasty, nasty enough to win the odd game by itself nearly. I think Appetite is an odd card to use if you are running 4 of a card to animate from the opponent's graveyard, and I would sub something else in for it probably. A few Dark Ritual wouldn't hurt, and they are pretty budget.

SprkySprkyBoomMan on Beefy Budget Pox

2 months ago

I see you found a card simulator to Black Vise that works the opposite.

The Rack with Bottomless Pit seems like a great combo! Also I thought you didn’t want a combo deck. But seems like a lot slower way of winning a game. Especially if you take out most of your creatures.

I like your first idea, it’s simple. Clear the field so big guys can swing.

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