Footlight Fiend


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Common

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Footlight Fiend

Creature — Devil

When Footlight Fiend is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Footlight Fiend Discussion

-DeStructor- on Chandra's Unhappy

1 month ago

I think Walking Ballista is kind of misplaced. The whole deck is centered towards aggro, except for that one card. Remove it and add a 1-drop creature. Something like a Footlight Fiend (I don't play a lot of modern. I'm sure there are better replacements there, but I have no idea who). Also, do we really need 24 lands when the most expensive cards cost 4 mana? You could drop 2 lands and still be okay. Add some Fatal Push maybe?

MurderForBrunch on Judith, Ravnican Blood Artist! Mardu Aristocrats

1 month ago

Hi KingTood!

It might not look like it, but Pitiless Pontiff is one of the best cards in this deck. It essentially can block anything and survive as long as you have another creature, and against Stompy it was pretty damn good (not so much now, as Stompy is almost out of the meta).

Also it is quite good against Esper Control. These days they are playing Cry of the Carnarium more and more, but they still play a decent ammount of Kaya's Wrath , and the Pontiff is super resilient against that. It also allows you to blank a great deal of their life gain such as Vraska's Contempt , Moment of Craving or Enter the God-Eternals by sacrificing the target.

On the other hand, I did consider adding another God-Eternal Bontu . I'm not so sure about the Tithe Taker , my experience with it is that it's removed as soon as possible and the taxation effect didn't matter much. Finally the Butcher is quite good, but the 2-drop in this deck is super packed, I'm not sure is worth over something like Footlight Fiend . I think it's great in a Rakdos Aggro/Aristocrats, but this deck tries to be grindier and with a better late-game plan.

Thanks for the comment, I will definitely consider another Bontu! That card has been at least great when I played with it! :D

Nasser_inside1 on Mono Red Burn (rotation safe)

1 month ago

The costs are a bit too high for a burn deck, consider adding Skewer the Critics , Light Up the Stage , Ghitu Lavarunner , Footlight Fiend .

Myllyes314 on Standard Grix

2 months ago

Pretty high cmc. Seems as though aggro decks would tear through this list. Maybe consider Cry of the Carnarium , Golden Demise and/or Ritual of Soot . Dunno how I feel about Tibalt's Rager , Footlight Fiend feels better in this deck considering you have no 1 cmc cards. Although, to be honest, more mainboard Thought Erasure / Angrath's Rampage s seem even better then both.

avs1995 on Rakdos Kamikaze

2 months ago

Fosphor Thanks bro, I haven't tested it out exactly. I had a build similar to this that played well. I went on here to "upgrade" my current deck and building this version to test on Arena. Yeah man, I had Footlight Fiend for so long and replaced it with Dreadhorde Invasion , but will be replacing with Footlight Fiend again. I feel like it's a better card for the deck

Kappalauzius on Does teysa double "when X ...

2 months ago

For my aristocrats deck, I thought about playing Teysa Karlov alongside cards like Footlight Fiend . Do triggers of dying creatures also count to those on teysa's card?

avs1995 on Sacrifices Must Be Made

2 months ago

fortheglory thanks for the input. Yeah I see what you mean. I originally had Footlight Fiend in my first builds. I also thought about replacing Footlight Fiend with Tattered Mummy since I could trigger more damage, but opted for Dreadhorde Invasion for more consistency since Footlight and Tattered die once. But I'll test that out since I have been conflicted on what to replace with what, since they're are so many good cards I could. A lot of testing is required.

Shyvana_ on Judith, Ravnican Blood Artist! Mardu Aristocrats

2 months ago

Hey you! Random person making a Mardu deck. I have been looking forward to this deck since I saw Cruel Celebrant get spoiled, so, I've been trying to "amass" the collection of cards for this deck. I have a few concerns about what I saw in your deck and then I'll slap you with what I got and you tell me what you think.

Your deck: I think Command the Dreadhorde is kinda poor due to the mana cost and life loss, I think it would be better in sb for control, maybe. I've seen people run Angrath, the Flame-Chained in the sideboard for control matchups, but, he's got a kinda high cost. At the same time though, he eats at their life total and their hand. The Sorin is really niche and I actually like it a lot when I think about it. Your description says you have Dreadhorde Butchers but you don't have any in the deck. Why only 2 footlight fiends? Also, you're not running Heartfire ? How do you feel about the new Tibalt, Rakish Instigator to stop control decks from gaining life in addition to him making footlight fiends?

My deck: What I've been able to acquire via trades so far is a single Lyra Dawnbringer , 2 Seraph of the Scales , a playset of Midnight Reaper (One is foil), a playset of Hero of Precinct One , 2 Judith, the Scourge Diva , playset of promo Mortify , 3 Gutterbones , a playset of Priest of the Forgotten Gods , and a playset of Footlight Fiend . Then I can acquire stuff from WoTS when it comes out.

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Footlight Fiend occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.3%

Rakdos: 3.66%