Desperate Ravings

Desperate Ravings


Draw two cards, then discard a card at random.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Uncommon
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Uncommon
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Innistrad (ISD) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Desperate Ravings Discussion

Kjartan on dredge

7 months ago

I don't think you have enough enablers.

I think Desperate Ravings is a decent option. It's not great from hand, but its flashback later in the game is pretty damn close to looting level.

But you'll probably need a better mana base to support it, so maybe not.

Maybe Burning Inquiry is good?

PTsmitty on Replacing Looting in Mardu Pyro

7 months ago

So, now that looting is unfortunately banned in modern I am trying to think of a replacement. The first card that came to my mind was Cathartic Reunion , but I dislike the requirement of discarding two cards. My second thought was Tormenting Voice as the requirement is only one card to discard. I saw someone post Desperate Ravings as a possible option for other decks since it does have flashback. Insolent Neonate and Stitcher's Supplier are other options I had seen, but I feel like they are more appropriate for dredge and other graveyard specific decks. Does anyone else have some ideas for me?

SynergyBuild on Commander 2019...

7 months ago

ZendikariWol, I think Sevinne, the Chronoclasm is actually really fun.

To start, it combos with one of my favorite cards from last year's set, Reality Scramble , IDK how good that is, but it'd be a blast.

For real value, I think the deck looks to be a graveyard value control deck. Maybe a bit of prison, considering how you can become 'immortal' by enchanting Sevinne, the Chronoclasm with a Pariah , or equipping it with a Pariah's Shield .

Swiftfoot Boots , Champion's Helm , etc. to protect it, then abuse it's ability to combo with Flashback, like Deep Analysis , jumpstart like Chemister's Insight , retrace like Oona's Grace , and aftermath like Refuse / Cooperate

Total, there are a lot of good spells to abuse with it:

Flashback -

Cackling Counterpart

Deep Analysis

Desperate Ravings

Echo of Eons

Faithless Looting


Increasing Devotion

Increasing Vengeance

Mystic Retrieval

Past in Flames


Scour All Possibilities

Think Twice

Jump-Start -


Radical Idea

Beacon Bolt

Chemister's Insight

Risk Factor

Retrace -

Oona's Grace

Reality Scramble

Call the Skybreaker

Aftermath -

Leave / Chance

Failure / Comply

Farm / Market

Reduce / Rubble

Refuse / Cooperate


Mission Briefing

Snapcaster Mage

Quiet Speculation

Runic Repetition

Catalyst Stone

That's all I can think of right now, if I remember any more sweet cards with Sevinne, I'll tell you!

TheBrewerZ on ▷Arclight Phoenix WITHOUT Faithless Looting! 【RNA】

1 year ago

Personally I love Burning Inquiry , pus it may disrupt your opponets hand (or help them ...) so I am all for it. Or perhaps a combination of that Desperate Ravings

TheBrewerZ on ▷Arclight Phoenix WITHOUT Faithless Looting! 【RNA】

1 year ago

Hmm perhaps 2 of Desperate Ravings while dropping 2 of the serum visions. This way you have some flashback tools for mid to late game.

Faceless_Being on Enchantress-esque cards for artifacts

1 year ago

For commander I would personally recommend Ruhan of the Fomori. A 7/7 for and could very much benefit from leading an Equipment deck if nothing else.

As for suggestions regarding looting type effects I dug up Compulsion, Burning Inquiry, Desperate Ravings, Merfolk Looter, Urza’s Tome, and Customs Depot to name a few off the top of my noodle. I must say that alongside these effects Library of Leng is an all-star.

Hope this helped, even if it's slighlty

acedev on

1 year ago

I appreciate your feedback ISmiteThee. Desperate Ritual does seem pretty busted with Pyromancer Ascension. The only concern with Jeskai is that red is skewed to a third of the manabase and doesn't exactly filter for spells to keep cycling through the deck in its current state.

However, Desperate Ritual still does interact with Ascension quite well. Perhaps I should build a deck themed around Pyromancer Ascension and Young Pyromancer with cards like Faithless Looting or Desperate Ravings. I'll see to curating a list that plays as so perhaps with a little storm twist.

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