Scrabbling Claws

Scrabbling Claws

Artifact

: Target player exiles a card from their graveyard

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

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

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic 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

Scrabbling Claws occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Scrabbling Claws Discussion

ioniboi on Eldrampzi

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.

Relic of Progenitus, Scrabbling Claws – Both i enjoyed. I'll switch to Progenitus, just because it seems better in most games.

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.

Taking out another land? Which one? Also: I play Maze of Ith, Eye of Ugin and Hall of the Bandit Lord. So in regards to early game ramp, i kind of only have 37 lands.

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.

In conclusion:

Endbringer and Akroma's Memorial out. tanglewire and Wayfarer's Bauble in.

I'll also try to cut a land and test Crawlspace i guess? Or maybe cut the Dreamstone Hedron instead.

Skullclamped on Glissa the Traitor: Metal Rock

1 month ago

Hey great deck! Been really enjoying piloting it, a few questions, is your move away from artifacts the main reason you don’t run as many eggs like Conjurer's Bauble/Urza's Bauble?

What do you think of some of the new cards from the new sets?

Soul-Guide Lantern a better Scrabbling Claws

Dryad of the Ilysian Grove additional Exploration and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to turn on Cabal Coffers

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

Some other considerations: Plaguecrafter over Fleshbag Marauder

Scrap Trawler for more resiliency

Requillias on Alela, artful provocateur

1 month ago

Deck Upgrade:

Creature Upgrade

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

Enchantment Upgrade

To Remove: Angelic Exaltation, Kiora Bests the Sea God, Mammoth Umbra, Omen of the Dead, On Serra's Wings, Waterknot

To Add: Mirrodin Besieged, Mirrormade, Phyrexian Reclamation, Greed, Aqueous Form, Leyline of Anticipation

Artefact Upgrade:

To Remove: Ancestral Blade, Bloodsoaked Altar, Jousting Lance, Mana Geode, Pendulum of Patterns, Scrabbling Claws, Untethered Express

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

Sorcery Upgrade

To Remove: Covetous Urge, Dance of the Manse, Epic Downfall

To Add: Time Wipe, Kaya's Wrath, Diabolic Tutor, Narset's Reversal, Supreme Verdict,

Instant Upgrade:

To Remove: Banish into Fable, Invoke the Divine, Karametra's Blessing, Riot Control, Shieldmate's Blessing, Skywhaler's Shot, Syncopate, Unlikely Aid

To Add: Twincast, Mystical Tutor, Dovin's Veto, Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking

blfngl on Alela Artifact

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 .

Instead of Scrabbling Claws , I'd play Nihil Spellbomb or Relic of Progenitus .

Thopter Foundry has a pretty busted combo with Sword of the Meek and Krark-Clan Ironworks if you're looking for a combo finsher.

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.

StopShot on THE RED ANGEL'S LAUGHING |[PRIMER]|[EDH]| TARIEL

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.

wisegreenbean on DOG MOM

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.

SkippDaReaper on Rakdos Party

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.

Jungin on Reyhan & Silas: Hardened Scale Arcbound Aristocrat

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.

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!

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