Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Raven Guild Master

“Raven Guild Master” is a 1/1 human wizard mutant printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Scourge.”  This card is perhaps worse than “Nemesis of Reason” from “Conflux.”  However, this is meant in a good way.  Nemesis of Reason is pretty terrifying for the most part.  Raven Guild Master has an ability that you would not want to be on the receiving end of.  Raven Guild Master is legal in the following formats: EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander), Onslaught Block, Legacy, Vintage, Freeform, Prismatic, Tribal Wars Classic, Classic, Singleton 100, and Commander.

The converted mana cost for Raven Guild Master is three.  You will need two blue mana and one colorless mana to play Raven Guild Master from your hand onto the battlefield.  For what Raven Guild Master can do, the three mana is worth it.  If you can get Raven Guild Master onto the battlefield early enough, it should be good for you bad for your opponent.  This is pretty good with “Pemmin’s Aura” which is also from Scourge.

What does Raven Guild Master do in the first place?

The first thing that the Raven Guild Master does is force a player to Exile the top ten cards of his/her library from the game whenever s/he is dealt combat damage.  As long as the Raven Guild Master deals at least one point of combat damage to a player, s/he Exiles the top ten cards of his/her library.  You could enchant Raven Guild Master with Pemmin’s Aura.  You pay two blue mana to give it Flying and Shroud.  That is if your opponent has creatures with neither Flying nor Reach.  Thus, you make the opponent Exile the top ten cards of his/her library.

This is far worse for your opponent.  When cards are Exiled, it is nearly impossible to bring them back. 

If the cards got “milled” from the library to the graveyard instead, the opponent would still be able to bring them back.  There are many ways to bring cards back from the graveyard.  It is better to Exile your opponent’s cards than send them to the graveyard.

By paying three colorless mana, you can put Raven Guild Master from your hand onto the battlefield face down as a morph creature.  You pay two blue mana and two colorless mana to bring the Raven Guild Master face up.  Due to the low mana cost of Raven Guild Master itself, it may not be necessary to do the morph cost.

Overall, Raven Guild Master is a pretty decent card.  By playing Raven Guild Master, you can pretty much mess up your opponent’s deck.