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Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch
Legendary Creature — Human Cleric
First strike, haste
Unleash (You may have this creature enter the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it. It can't block as long as it has a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Each other creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has haste.
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Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch Discussion
5 hours ago
Well A) for more out-there counter ideas, my deck has some good ones: +1/+1 Counterspells. It may be a little too out-there but it's some good ideas. Killing Wave, Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch, and Herald of Secret Streams are stand-outs. Killing wave is a beast.
For enchantments... stuff gets really tough. Green and white have most of the good removal. However, Nevinyrral's Disk is fantastic. I am now putting it in my deck...
1 month ago
Max out to 4 of each of Rakdos Cackler, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Hellhole Flailer, & Spike Jester. Get rid of Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch, & Dragonlord Kolaghan. Their mana cost is too high for the type of deck you are building. I would add 4 Lightning Bolt, 4 Blightning, & 4 Duress. There are a lot more cards that I could suggest, but they would increase the costs significantly. Check out my deck for some ideas: Devil's Revenge.
2 months ago
I know with the Humans lists I've messed around with, the problem I had was getting that "oomf!" a lot of other tribal decks have. Goblins has Goblin Chieftain. Merfolk have 29,834,891 bazillion different lords. Elves can snowball into Craterhoof Behemoth...and so on and so forth.
I also think the list is just a few pieces away from becoming an established archetype. I already think it's stronger than Slivers. If I had to put my finger on one thing in particular, it'd probably be some type of top-deck finisher. Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch saw some play in Vintage because she smashes Jace, the Mind Sculptor. She also works with Experiment One and Champion of the Parish. Surrak, the Hunt Caller and Samut, Voice of Dissent are also options.
2 months ago
Thanks for understanding the deck and not suggesting a ton of expensive cards ElTacoDude. You are right, this deck is built from cards that I already own. I had a lot of Rakdos cards left over from building Devil's Revenge and I thought they could make a nice commander deck. Am I choosing the right commander between Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch, Mogis, God of Slaughter, & Rakdos, Lord of Riots? Thanks for suggesting that website. I think I have used it before but forgot about it. Rakdos, Lord of Riots is the most popular Rakdos commander, so I think I'm good there. I'm probably going to start with buying some of the cheaper cards, see how the deck plays, and then figuring out what expensive cards I can't live without. Thanks for the help!
3 months ago
Hey severininfurs, do you pay attention to the Tapped Out Casual to Competitive percentage? I noticed that this deck went from 42% competitive down to 38% competitive when I swapped my Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch and Gurmag Angler. I'm not saying the deck was better before, but I was just wondering if anyone pays attention to that.
3 months ago
Thanks severininfurs! I was thinking of getting rid of Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch. I like her abilities, but I only have 1 other creature that has +1/+1 counters, so that part of it doesn't synergize with my deck anymore, except when I have a Fists of the Demigod on the battlefield. I used to have more creatures with unleash that added +1/+1 counters, so she made more sense then. The Gurmag Angler works really well with my Faithless Looting and I like your point that it has the possibility of being cast for less mana. This was the very first deck I constructed. It has changed a lot and come a long way from what it used to be. Thanks for your help.
3 months ago
dzapf2008 I completely understand the sentiment. Deck slots feel pretty tight for my deck as well. I would remove Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch as well. Thematically she's awesome, but I personally think the Angler is better because he can come out for really cheap with delve. So, even if you cast him on turn 4 or turn 5, you would still be able to keep up enough mana to play a Terminate or Lightning Bolt in response to something your opponent does, as opposed to tapping out with Exava.
3 months ago
severininfurs thanks for the suggestion. You and Vlasiax have suggested the Gurmag Angler, but neither of you suggested what cards I would remove to add it in. What would you suggest? I was thinking that I would take out Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch or Spike Jester and I am leaning towards Exava. For the most part, I like how the deck plays and don't want to change it much.