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Creature — Demon
At the beginning of your upkeep, target player draws a card and loses 1 life.
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Bloodgift Demon Discussion
3 weeks ago
Hi Zequen! Thank you for your comment :)
Wow, that combo is neat! I may try it one day, actually I already have Havoc Festival in my collection!
You're right, I lack small creatures, so I'm considering addition of more Rakdos-enabling possibilities. Often I ramp pretty fast, so casting 5 or 6-mana-cost creatures isn't a problem. I also have a lot of draw to help me drawing more or less anything I want!
Your example of Curse of the Pierced Heart isn't good because it works only on enchanted player's turn, it should work on my turn to let me cast Rakdos, Lord of Riots . Honden of Infinite Rage would be better in that matter. I am focusing on methods that don't use additional mana resources, like Earthquake or Pestilence . I once used Nettle Drone and Gut Shot but I tried to remove all cards that would be not generic or flexible enough. Cryptolith Fragment Flip looks reasonable :)
I will consider adding Indulgent Tormentor , but Bloodgift Demon is better, and already present in my deck :)
In my opinion there is no such thing as too much mass removal :D It's just too good when your opponents are faster than you.
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is interesting. I'll look for her in my friends collections! When it comes to Mana Geyser and Neheb, the Eternal I don't think I'd use that large amounts of red mana. My deck consists mostly of colorless and black creatures, and I don't think it would have big impact on my plays :)
Thank you a lot for your advice!
4 weeks ago
Let me introduce to you my favorite rakdos combo Havoc Festival + Wound Reflection . With this they have a turn to find an answer or the die. With the alternate win condition section I assume you aren't against them and this one has value when not together as well.
For comments on the deck. You have no early game power creature wise. The smallest creature you have is Solemn Simulacrum . Considering you have alot of rocks and ramp it may be ok. But to me it looks like you want to act fast and you have like 3 card that can get the damage in to allow you to cast Rakdos, Lord of Riots . Which is what helps you cast end game spells. Many people try to solve stuff like this with Earthquake like effects, or if you are desperate Curse of the Pierced Heart . You can also lols people with Pestilence or similar effects. As you can essentially use it to fulfill Rakdos, Lord of Riots damage opponents requirement, then you can use it to effectively pay 1 Black Mana to reduce the cost of your creature spells by 3.
I would be careful with all the field wipes, you have many great creatures and field wiping alot is counter productive to that strategy. I would replace the field wiping demons to Bloodgift Demon and Indulgent Tormentor instead, as they would be great adds to the deck as the could fulfill the damage requirement and give you card advantage.
I would Personally try adding in Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , as it is card draw and while it is out you can pay 2 extra to cast Rakdos, Lord of Riots . Following the game plan of Rakdos, Lord of Riots you should think about Neheb, the Eternal as well, as it plays the game of damaging people to get "Mana" to cast big spells. A surprise card you can get people with is Mana Geyser as it can easily get you like 12-17 Mana on turn 5 in a standard commander game (4 people).
4 weeks ago
Hey, so it looks like you have stuffed the deck with ways to tap down your commander, but you're only untapping during your untap step for the most part, you should look into more untap affects. You have Saddlebags, which works, but I would look to add a few more; Staff of Domination , Umbral Mantle , Thornbite Staff , Thousand-Year Elixir , Paradox Engine , also there's Maze of Ith and Thaumatic Compass Flip. Additionally, if you're going to be tapping and untapping creatures, creatures like Avatar of Woe and Visara the Dreadful , to get more value out of those untap affects. Also, take a look at some of the Crew costs. You are low on creatures, high on Vehicles. You'll always have access to King Macar, the Gold-Cursed , but there's no guarantee you'll have creatures with Power > 2 on the battlefield on in your hand so; Aradara Express , Ballista Charger , Bomat Bazaar Barge , Conqueror's Galleon Flip, Consulate Dreadnought , Demolition Stomper , Fell Flagship , Heart of Kiran , Irontread Crusher , Skysovereign, Consul Flagship , and Weatherlight , all are likely dead cards on the battlefield, unable to be crewed. Also, Magus of the Coffers will be high value as well, generating mass amounts of mana while also being able to untapped by untappers. You also might want to look into adding some more card draw, you have Greed , but perhaps Bloodgift Demon , Pain Seer , and Dark Tutelage are solid options. I know some of my suggestions are expensive, but I'm just trying to help optimize, and efficient untappers are going to be expensive because they're rarer.
4 weeks ago
If you're going to build a deck as cheap as $30, you're probably going to have to lean on a theme to make it functional. That can be supplemented with the fact that even mediocre demons and devils are good at not being coin-flipped away, but stuff like Dance with Devils wasn't even playable in Limited.
I see some reanimator stuff going on, so if you go that route, Torrent of Souls , Zombify , and Profane Command are all solid budget options. You'll want some graveyard stocking power to go with it. Mindwrack Demon , Extractor Demon , Archfiend of Ifnir , pull double duty. Cathartic Reunion , Dark Deal , Faithless Looting , Hazoret's Monument , Khorvath's Fury , Collective Defiance , Shattered Perception , and Tormenting Voice all fit the bill.
Also, Flayer of the Hatebound could power a nice subtheme with your reanimation, and you can stock up on cheap Undying creatures like Demonlord of Ashmouth , Hound of Griselbrand , and Pyreheart Wolf to lower your budget and synergize with Rakdos. Charmbreaker Devils could also be a house once you stock the yard.
Also, maybe improve general card quality by splurging on Bloodgift Demon and Demon of Wailing Agonies ? Demon's Horn , Carnage Altar , Rakdos Riteknife , Devils' Playground , Dance with Devils , Consume the Meek , and Rite of Belzenlok , Archdemon of Greed , Temple of the False God , Tomb of Urami , and Kindly Stranger Flip are all pretty bad. Akoum Refuge and Bloodfell Caves seem like easy adds, as well.
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
Alright I took a look over your deck, and you built it pretty sweet! From what you told me so far you want a casual/fun deck that can threaten to stomp people to the ground :P
Here might be some fun card suggestions that you can utilize for card flips:
Aside from those fun janky cards, I would lower the curve a little bit more, add more rocks, as well as more Card Advantage (CA). The most problem with Rakdos decks is the lack of CA it can provide.
Some staples you can use of this archetype are:
Also some additional types of demon that can help:
- Bloodgift Demon
- Demon of Dark Schemes
- Lord of the Void
- Ob Nixilis, the Fallen
- Razaketh, the Foulblooded
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Sire Of Insanity
Since cards are going to hit the graveyard at one point, recursion spells are quite nice, here might be some utility spells that are cool:
I'm not too sure on which route you want to go for your deck, but I hope this gives you some additional insight. If you like further help clarify what additional support your looking for and I'll be glad to help out!
1 month ago
xaarvaxus, Thank you for the advice! I originally had Liliana's Contract in the deck, however I was having troubles trying to optimize the number of Shadowborn Apostle 's in the deck. I think that I will toss the card into the sideboard and use Mastermind's Acquisition as a means of fetching it to win.
I debated on adding Bloodgift Demon for the ability to tutor for a phyrexian arena, however I feel as though Harvester of Souls can offer me better card draw and he also has a good keyword so he isn't useless in combat either.
As for Overseer of the Damned he is good removal on a body, however I believe Reaper from the Abyss is a far more effective card for removal especially when I have a sac outlet out to ensure that I can remove the biggest threat from the battlefield every end step.
Thank you again for the advice!
Bloodgift Demon occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.17%
W/B (Orzhov): 0.16%
U/B/R (Grixis): 0.05%
RBW (Mardu): 0.17%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.05%