Raffine, Scheming Seer Commander deck


Deck Overview

Enter the realm of cunning and strategy with the Raffine Scheming Seer Commander Deck. It’s built to master the art of control and connivery, leveraging card advantage for victory.

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Main deck

Commander

Raffine, Scheming Seer - MTG Card versions

Raffine, Scheming Seer

Creatures (36)

Adeline, Resplendent Cathar - MTG Card versions

Adeline, Resplendent Cathar

Quantity: 1
Alandra, Sky Dreamer - MTG Card versions

Alandra, Sky Dreamer

Quantity: 1
Archfiend of Ifnir - MTG Card versions

Archfiend of Ifnir

Quantity: 1
Aven Mindcensor - MTG Card versions

Aven Mindcensor

Quantity: 1
Baleful Strix - MTG Card versions

Baleful Strix

Quantity: 1
Bone Miser - MTG Card versions

Bone Miser

Quantity: 1
Cavalier of Night - MTG Card versions

Cavalier of Night

Quantity: 1
Chasm Skulker - MTG Card versions

Chasm Skulker

Quantity: 1
Consecrated Sphinx - MTG Card versions

Consecrated Sphinx

Quantity: 1
Containment Construct - MTG Card versions

Containment Construct

Quantity: 1
Dauthi Voidwalker - MTG Card versions

Dauthi Voidwalker

Quantity: 1
Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim - MTG Card versions

Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim

Quantity: 1
Elenda and Azor - MTG Card versions

Elenda and Azor

Quantity: 1
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite - MTG Card versions

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Quantity: 1
Esper Sentinel - MTG Card versions

Esper Sentinel

Quantity: 1
Firemane Commando - MTG Card versions

Firemane Commando

Quantity: 1
Grim Hireling - MTG Card versions

Grim Hireling

Quantity: 1
Kambal, Consul of Allocation - MTG Card versions

Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Quantity: 1
Ledger Shredder - MTG Card versions

Ledger Shredder

Quantity: 1
Leonin Relic-Warder - MTG Card versions

Leonin Relic-Warder

Quantity: 1
Lotho, Corrupt Shirriff - MTG Card versions

Lotho, Corrupt Shirriff

Quantity: 1
Malcolm, Alluring Scoundrel - MTG Card versions

Malcolm, Alluring Scoundrel

Quantity: 1
Obscura Interceptor - MTG Card versions

Obscura Interceptor

Quantity: 1
Orcish Bowmasters - MTG Card versions

Orcish Bowmasters

Quantity: 1
Overcharged Amalgam - MTG Card versions

Overcharged Amalgam

Quantity: 1
Priest of Fell Rites - MTG Card versions

Priest of Fell Rites

Quantity: 1
Queza, Augur of Agonies - MTG Card versions

Queza, Augur of Agonies

Quantity: 1
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse - MTG Card versions

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse

Quantity: 1
Spell Queller - MTG Card versions

Spell Queller

Quantity: 1
Stormscape Familiar - MTG Card versions

Stormscape Familiar

Quantity: 1
Subtlety - MTG Card versions

Subtlety

Quantity: 1
Tenacious Underdog - MTG Card versions

Tenacious Underdog

Quantity: 1
Thieving Skydiver - MTG Card versions

Thieving Skydiver

Quantity: 1
Tymna the Weaver - MTG Card versions

Tymna the Weaver

Quantity: 1
Vilis, Broker of Blood - MTG Card versions

Vilis, Broker of Blood

Quantity: 1
Wonder - MTG Card versions

Wonder

Quantity: 1
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar - MTG Card versions

Adeline, Resplendent Cathar

Quantity: 1
Alandra, Sky Dreamer - MTG Card versions

Alandra, Sky Dreamer

Quantity: 1
Archfiend of Ifnir - MTG Card versions

Archfiend of Ifnir

Quantity: 1
Aven Mindcensor - MTG Card versions

Aven Mindcensor

Quantity: 1
Baleful Strix - MTG Card versions

Baleful Strix

Quantity: 1
Bone Miser - MTG Card versions

Bone Miser

Quantity: 1
Cavalier of Night - MTG Card versions

Cavalier of Night

Quantity: 1
Chasm Skulker - MTG Card versions

Chasm Skulker

Quantity: 1
Consecrated Sphinx - MTG Card versions

Consecrated Sphinx

Quantity: 1
Containment Construct - MTG Card versions

Containment Construct

Quantity: 1
Dauthi Voidwalker - MTG Card versions

Dauthi Voidwalker

Quantity: 1
Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim - MTG Card versions

Elas il-Kor, Sadistic Pilgrim

Quantity: 1
Elenda and Azor - MTG Card versions

Elenda and Azor

Quantity: 1
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite - MTG Card versions

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Quantity: 1
Esper Sentinel - MTG Card versions

Esper Sentinel

Quantity: 1
Firemane Commando - MTG Card versions

Firemane Commando

Quantity: 1
Grim Hireling - MTG Card versions

Grim Hireling

Quantity: 1
Kambal, Consul of Allocation - MTG Card versions

Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Quantity: 1
Ledger Shredder - MTG Card versions

Ledger Shredder

Quantity: 1
Leonin Relic-Warder - MTG Card versions

Leonin Relic-Warder

Quantity: 1
Lotho, Corrupt Shirriff - MTG Card versions

Lotho, Corrupt Shirriff

Quantity: 1
Malcolm, Alluring Scoundrel - MTG Card versions

Malcolm, Alluring Scoundrel

Quantity: 1
Obscura Interceptor - MTG Card versions

Obscura Interceptor

Quantity: 1
Orcish Bowmasters - MTG Card versions

Orcish Bowmasters

Quantity: 1
Overcharged Amalgam - MTG Card versions

Overcharged Amalgam

Quantity: 1
Priest of Fell Rites - MTG Card versions

Priest of Fell Rites

Quantity: 1
Queza, Augur of Agonies - MTG Card versions

Queza, Augur of Agonies

Quantity: 1
Sheoldred, the Apocalypse - MTG Card versions

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse

Quantity: 1
Spell Queller - MTG Card versions

Spell Queller

Quantity: 1
Stormscape Familiar - MTG Card versions

Stormscape Familiar

Quantity: 1
Subtlety - MTG Card versions

Subtlety

Quantity: 1
Tenacious Underdog - MTG Card versions

Tenacious Underdog

Quantity: 1
Thieving Skydiver - MTG Card versions

Thieving Skydiver

Quantity: 1
Tymna the Weaver - MTG Card versions

Tymna the Weaver

Quantity: 1
Vilis, Broker of Blood - MTG Card versions

Vilis, Broker of Blood

Quantity: 1
Wonder - MTG Card versions

Wonder

Quantity: 1

Sorceries (9)

Demonic Tutor - MTG Card versions

Demonic Tutor

Quantity: 1
Dread Return - MTG Card versions

Dread Return

Quantity: 1
Exhume - MTG Card versions

Exhume

Quantity: 1
Ravenform - MTG Card versions

Ravenform

Quantity: 1
Sevinne's Reclamation - MTG Card versions

Sevinne's Reclamation

Quantity: 1
Toxic Deluge - MTG Card versions

Toxic Deluge

Quantity: 1
Unearth - MTG Card versions

Unearth

Quantity: 1
Victimize - MTG Card versions

Victimize

Quantity: 1
Windfall - MTG Card versions

Windfall

Quantity: 1
Demonic Tutor - MTG Card versions

Demonic Tutor

Quantity: 1
Dread Return - MTG Card versions

Dread Return

Quantity: 1
Exhume - MTG Card versions

Exhume

Quantity: 1
Ravenform - MTG Card versions

Ravenform

Quantity: 1
Sevinne's Reclamation - MTG Card versions

Sevinne's Reclamation

Quantity: 1
Toxic Deluge - MTG Card versions

Toxic Deluge

Quantity: 1
Unearth - MTG Card versions

Unearth

Quantity: 1
Victimize - MTG Card versions

Victimize

Quantity: 1
Windfall - MTG Card versions

Windfall

Quantity: 1

Instants (10)

Counterspell - MTG Card versions

Counterspell

Quantity: 1
Dark Ritual - MTG Card versions

Dark Ritual

Quantity: 1
Deadly Rollick - MTG Card versions

Deadly Rollick

Quantity: 1
Entomb - MTG Card versions

Entomb

Quantity: 1
Fierce Guardianship - MTG Card versions

Fierce Guardianship

Quantity: 1
Lethal Scheme - MTG Card versions

Lethal Scheme

Quantity: 1
Mystical Tutor - MTG Card versions

Mystical Tutor

Quantity: 1
Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

Quantity: 1
Swan Song - MTG Card versions

Swan Song

Quantity: 1
Vampiric Tutor - MTG Card versions

Vampiric Tutor

Quantity: 1
Counterspell - MTG Card versions

Counterspell

Quantity: 1
Dark Ritual - MTG Card versions

Dark Ritual

Quantity: 1
Deadly Rollick - MTG Card versions

Deadly Rollick

Quantity: 1
Entomb - MTG Card versions

Entomb

Quantity: 1
Fierce Guardianship - MTG Card versions

Fierce Guardianship

Quantity: 1
Lethal Scheme - MTG Card versions

Lethal Scheme

Quantity: 1
Mystical Tutor - MTG Card versions

Mystical Tutor

Quantity: 1
Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

Quantity: 1
Swan Song - MTG Card versions

Swan Song

Quantity: 1
Vampiric Tutor - MTG Card versions

Vampiric Tutor

Quantity: 1

Artifacts (7)

Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Blasting Station - MTG Card versions

Blasting Station

Quantity: 1
Chrome Mox - MTG Card versions

Chrome Mox

Quantity: 1
Lotus Petal - MTG Card versions

Lotus Petal

Quantity: 1
Mox Amber - MTG Card versions

Mox Amber

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1
Soul-Guide Lantern - MTG Card versions

Soul-Guide Lantern

Quantity: 1
Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Blasting Station - MTG Card versions

Blasting Station

Quantity: 1
Chrome Mox - MTG Card versions

Chrome Mox

Quantity: 1
Lotus Petal - MTG Card versions

Lotus Petal

Quantity: 1
Mox Amber - MTG Card versions

Mox Amber

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1
Soul-Guide Lantern - MTG Card versions

Soul-Guide Lantern

Quantity: 1

Lands (30)

Caves of Koilos - MTG Card versions

Caves of Koilos

Quantity: 1
City of Brass - MTG Card versions

City of Brass

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Concealed Courtyard - MTG Card versions

Concealed Courtyard

Quantity: 1
Darkwater Catacombs - MTG Card versions

Darkwater Catacombs

Quantity: 1
Deserted Beach - MTG Card versions

Deserted Beach

Quantity: 1
Dromar's Cavern - MTG Card versions

Dromar's Cavern

Quantity: 1
Drowned Catacomb - MTG Card versions

Drowned Catacomb

Quantity: 1
Emergence Zone - MTG Card versions

Emergence Zone

Quantity: 1
Fetid Heath - MTG Card versions

Fetid Heath

Quantity: 1
Flooded Strand - MTG Card versions

Flooded Strand

Quantity: 1
Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

Quantity: 1
Hall of Heliod's Generosity - MTG Card versions

Hall of Heliod's Generosity

Quantity: 1
Hallowed Fountain - MTG Card versions

Hallowed Fountain

Quantity: 1
Island - MTG Card versions

Island

Quantity: 1
Marsh Flats - MTG Card versions

Marsh Flats

Quantity: 1
Phyrexian Tower - MTG Card versions

Phyrexian Tower

Quantity: 1
Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

Quantity: 2
Polluted Delta - MTG Card versions

Polluted Delta

Quantity: 1
Raffine's Tower - MTG Card versions

Raffine's Tower

Quantity: 1
Reliquary Tower - MTG Card versions

Reliquary Tower

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 4
Temple of Deceit - MTG Card versions

Temple of Deceit

Quantity: 1
Underground River - MTG Card versions

Underground River

Quantity: 1
Vault of Champions - MTG Card versions

Vault of Champions

Quantity: 1
Watery Grave - MTG Card versions

Watery Grave

Quantity: 1
Caves of Koilos - MTG Card versions

Caves of Koilos

Quantity: 1
City of Brass - MTG Card versions

City of Brass

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Concealed Courtyard - MTG Card versions

Concealed Courtyard

Quantity: 1
Darkwater Catacombs - MTG Card versions

Darkwater Catacombs

Quantity: 1
Deserted Beach - MTG Card versions

Deserted Beach

Quantity: 1
Dromar's Cavern - MTG Card versions

Dromar's Cavern

Quantity: 1
Drowned Catacomb - MTG Card versions

Drowned Catacomb

Quantity: 1
Emergence Zone - MTG Card versions

Emergence Zone

Quantity: 1
Fetid Heath - MTG Card versions

Fetid Heath

Quantity: 1
Flooded Strand - MTG Card versions

Flooded Strand

Quantity: 1
Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

Quantity: 1
Hall of Heliod's Generosity - MTG Card versions

Hall of Heliod's Generosity

Quantity: 1
Hallowed Fountain - MTG Card versions

Hallowed Fountain

Quantity: 1
Island - MTG Card versions

Island

Quantity: 1
Marsh Flats - MTG Card versions

Marsh Flats

Quantity: 1
Phyrexian Tower - MTG Card versions

Phyrexian Tower

Quantity: 1
Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

Quantity: 2
Polluted Delta - MTG Card versions

Polluted Delta

Quantity: 1
Raffine's Tower - MTG Card versions

Raffine's Tower

Quantity: 1
Reliquary Tower - MTG Card versions

Reliquary Tower

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 4
Temple of Deceit - MTG Card versions

Temple of Deceit

Quantity: 1
Underground River - MTG Card versions

Underground River

Quantity: 1
Vault of Champions - MTG Card versions

Vault of Champions

Quantity: 1
Watery Grave - MTG Card versions

Watery Grave

Quantity: 1

Deck Overview

Enter the realm of cunning and strategy with the Raffine Scheming Seer Commander Deck. It’s built to master the art of control and connivery, leveraging card advantage for victory.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: Strategically crafted, the Raffine Scheming Seer Commander Deck balances a mana curve that peaks around the three to five mana cost range to utilize Raffine’s conniving capabilities as early and as efficiently as possible.
  • Land Count: This commander deck functions optimally with 36 lands, ensuring a smooth mana flow that matches the essence of Raffine’s capacity to orchestrate the game’s pace.
  • Win Conditions: The primary route to victory lies in leveraging Raffine’s ability to manipulate both the battlefield and the hand, orchestrating situations where opponents are forced into a losing position through sheer card advantage and strategic outplays.
  • Card Synergy: Every card is chosen for its potential to collaborate with Raffine, from enablers of card draw to creatures that benefit from or contribute to the connivery mechanic, creating an interconnected web of strategy and adaptability.
  • Color Balance: This deck’s color distribution is meticulously managed to account for the demands of a blue-black dominant playstyle while ensuring accesses to all necessary resources for Raffine’s ploys.
  • Card Advantage: By integrating engines such as “Baleful Strix” and “Thief of Sanity,” the deck consistently delivers a hand brimming with answers and threats, translating drawn cards into a battlefield advantage.
  • Tempo: Maintaining control of the game’s tempo is crucial, and with early game plays, this deck aims to suppress opposing threats while advancing its own scheme for victory.
  • Versatility: Diverse spells in the arsenal, such as “Go for the Throat” and “Dread Return,” ensure readiness for an array of challenges, providing flexibility in the deck’s approach to achieving its ultimate goal.
  • Sideboard Strategy: While Commander format typically doesn’t use a sideboard, having a toolkit of adaptable cards like “Leyline of the Void” for graveyards or “Negate” for noncreature threats is essential for games with varying house rules and meta shifts.
  • Resilience: The deck is fortified against setbacks with countermeasures like “Swiftfoot Boots” for protection and permanents like “Phyrexian Arena” to maintain card draw even through potential disruptions.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: Raffine, Scheming Seer heads the Commander deck with a formidable ability to draw cards which fuels strategic moves and inevitable dominance over the game.

Multi-Angle Threats: From evasive fliers to subversive card manipulation spells, this deck pressures opponents on several fronts, making it hard to counter and unpredictable in combat.

Adaptability: With a wide selection of spells and creatures, the Raffine Commander deck swiftly adjusts to various game states, ensuring resilience and tactical advantage throughout play.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: The Raffine Scheming Seer Commander Deck demands a nuanced understanding of card synergies and timing, creating a steep learning curve. Precision in the chain of actions is key to maximize your advantage and execute the deck’s strategy effectively.

Targeted Removal: The reliance on Raffine as a central figure makes it vulnerable to single-target disruption. Spell-heavy opponents can dismantle your setup, pushing for robust countermeasures and alternative win conditions in your build.

Cards Breakdown

  • Raffine, Scheming Seer: The deck’s commander thrives on drawing cards and adds that touch of control with its connive ability, synergizing well with the deck’s overall strategy.
  • Cunning Rhetoric: This enchantment dissuades opponents from attacking you by offering draw benefits, creating a passive defensive strategy.
  • Daring Saboteur: Enables card filtering and card draw while also being able to become unblockable, complementing Raffine’s connive mechanism.
  • Ghostly Pilferer: This spirit rogue punishes opponents for playing from anywhere other than their hands and can provide card draw, tightening your grip on the game.
  • Obscuring Haze: Effectively a free fog if you control your commander, protecting your board state without setting back your mana development.
  • Whispering Madness: A cyclonic twist to Wheel of Fortune, it forces new hands, which, when combined with unblockable creatures, can be a substantial disruptive force.
  • Siphon Insight: A perfect fit for a deck that’s looking to control the flow of the game. It provides information and card advantage simultaneously.
  • Vega, the Watcher: Monitors the skies and rewards you for playing cards from anywhere other than your hand, fitting harmoniously with the deck’s playstyle.
  • Archmage Emeritus: Studies the etchings of the universe and bestows card draw for every spell cast with Magecraft, buffering your hand constantly.
  • Sunken Hope: This bounce-enabler sets a rhythm to the game that works well with Raffine’s abilities, ensuring value through repeatable enter-the-battlefield effects.

Similar Decks

The Raffine Scheming Seer Commander Deck stands tall among peer strategies that capitalize on cunning and control. Decks like “Esper Artifacts,” teeming with synergistic machinery, and “Sultai Mutate,” focusing on creature-based interactions, echo Raffine’s penchant for intricate playstyles. There’s also the “Azorius Flyers” deck, soaring with evasion and air superiority, and “Dimir Rogues,” which utilizes stealth and subterfuge to disrupt opponents. Each deck, subtly different yet kindred in strategy to Raffine’s approach, exemplifies how complex mechanics and thoughtful deck building can pave the way to dominance within the Commander format.

How to Beat

  • Artifact Suppression Deck:
    • Employs artifact-hate cards to thwart Raffine’s strategies.
    • Destroys or neutralizes key artifacts essential for Raffine plays.
    • Leverages cards like Stony Silence to prevent artifact activation.
  • Stax Lockdown Deck:
    • Incorporates taxing and restricting effects to inhibit Raffine’s options.
    • Cards like Smokestack and Winter Orb slow down Raffine’s game plan.
    • Focuses on attrition warfare to grind out Raffine’s resources.
  • Combo Disruption Deck:
    • Utilizes hand disruption and instant-speed interaction to interrupt Raffine’s combos.
    • Hand attack spells like Thoughtseize strip crucial pieces from Raffine’s grasp.
    • Aims to dismantle the deck’s engine before it takes off.

BurnMana Recommendations

To master the Raffine Scheming Seer Commander Deck, immerse yourself in the intricacies of its design. Embrace the connivery at your fingertips, and ensure a strategic development of your mana base and card synergies. By proactively adapting to your opponents’ moves, you can skillfully navigate the complex interplay of aggression and control inherent in this deck.

Remember, your success hinges on optimizing Raffine’s ability to manipulate the game, creating a domineering presence that edges you closer to victory with every turn.

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