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Cryptolith Fragment enters the battlefield tapped.
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Each player loses 1 life.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if each player has 10 or less life, transform Cryptolith Fragment.
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Cryptolith Fragment Discussion
1 week ago
Cryptolith Fragment Flip is a card I forgot about - great tech for your general! Including that, you have about 6 cards of CMC Three or less to help you get Rakdos deployed. I like Shepherd of Rot better than Pyrohemia just to add to your count. If you need more cards like this Honden of Infinite Rage, Granite Shard, and Chalice of Life Flip don't die to a Wrath. Leechridden Swamp and Piranha Marsh are other suggestions. Shizo, Death's Storehouse helps in any black deck where the Commander wants to attack.
Shadowblood Ridge I dislike since it forces you to contort your tapping of lands to get the mana you need. Signets are fine because they're acceleration, but playing this land any time before turn 4 seems a bit risky with double-R or double-B spells.
The deck seems light on removal (both targeted and sweepers). I'm guessing you intend to be aggressive and hope for the best the entire game since you have no haste, hexproof, nor shroud. Flamekin Village and Hanweir Battlements help. Also be careful with Herald of Leshrac... don't want to lose a few friends...
Overall I assess you have a very optimistic game plan.
1 month ago
2 months ago
Take out Anger, Ogre Battledriver, Vedalken Orrery and potentially Urabrask. The nature of Rakdos is to attack, then cast creatures with 6cmc or more off the top. Largely, hasty creatures are useless after combat. Pestilence Demon can replace Pyrohemia. I'd also drop Skull Rend, Retreat to Hagra, Read the Bones, Demonic Tutor, Unlicensed Disintegration, and Terminate. All of your mana rocks are also useless; picture the ideal scenario with any one of them: t1 Sol Ring, t2 Lobber Crew, t3 whiff...t4 Rakdos, t5 go off... t1 land, t2 Rakdos Signet, t3 Lobber Crew...t4 Rakdos, t5 go off...t1 land, t2 land, t3 Rakdos Keyrune, t4 Lobber Crew...you get the picture. There's only two worth keeping: Cryptolith Fragment Flip and Pilgrim's Eye, because they will GUARANTEE a t4 Rakdos. In all my time playing Rakdos, I've found that the most important thing is to increase the consistency of playing him on turn four. If you want any suggestions, my build is currently undergoing renovation, but still worth a looksee: Satan Said Dance.
2 months ago
6 months ago
A few other cards that would fit in flavor-wise would be Blasted Landscape and Cryptolith Fragment Flip. I'm pretty sure the second one is a reference to H.P. Lovecraft's "The Color Out of Space", which is one of my favorite works by him :)
7 months ago
CUT all basic lands and we will add them again later
8 months ago
Aside from the other suggestions I'd take out hellcarver demon, defiler of souls,around 10-12 swamps. You'll need more than five red mana sources. as a color combination Rakdos wants to do more damage than be thinking about life gain.
you'll want to add Conduit of Ruin, Cryptolith Fragment Flip,Cryptborn Horror. Suggestions from me personally are Neheb, the Eternal, Conduit of Storms Flip,NighthowlerOb Nixilis, Unshackled,Maralen of the Mornsong.
8 months ago
take out some mountains man, you don't need 40 lands in a deck like this, i also think you should remove Cryptolith Fragment Flip because in commander, this card will rarely ever actually transform. you also can't have 2 Sol Ring so take one of those out.