Gore-House Chainwalker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common

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Gore-House Chainwalker

Creature — Human Warrior

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.)

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Gore-House Chainwalker Discussion

dbpunk on

5 months ago

Archetype of Aggression would help you more than Bloodfray GiantCarnival Hellsteed and Cryptborn Horror don't do as much as they should for their cost/conditions. Have you considered War Elemental and Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury instead?Also, Rakdos Ickspitter, Gore-House Chainwalker, and Splatter Thug could easily be cut out for effects that boost other, better creatures. Not to mention that haste providers like Mass Hysteria become dead draws once you have a way to put +1/+1 counters on creatures entering the battlefield (such as Drana or Necropolis Regent). Also, Caldera Hellion, Mephidross Vampire, Retribution of the Ancients, Grenzo, Dungeon Warden or Flesh Carver?

Armaros92 on

6 months ago

In all honesty I'm not certain that Harsh Scrutiny and Duress are up to speed if you're playing aggro. I get the benefits, but you want to pump out creatures quick and hit with them before your opponent gets the chance to stabilise.

Consider Blightning instead of Rakdos's Return. It's at about 0.70 a piece right now and for CMC 3 you get 3 damage and 2 discard instead of just a value of 1 for X meaning 1 damage and 1 discard. Blightning is more cost-efficient and especially in aggro you want to hit hard and fast, not wait until you can pump up your spell to X=6 or 7.

I run a similar list and included Alesha, Who Smiles at Death and some extra unleash creatures such as Gore-House Chainwalker. The second fits the hell theme quite well, and should it be dead, attack with Alesha, tap two black mana and you've got an extra 3/2 swinging out from your graveyard. Of course she can bring back the Gifted Aetherborn as well for a sudden deathtouch getting in for 2.

Another thing to consider is bringing in more hasty beasties, like Monastery Swiftspear or Raging Goblin for a 1-drop to get in right away.

Another 2-drop to consider is Ash Zealot for both first strike and haste, and depending on who you play against some great graveyard hate, but even without that this is a nice hitter for turn two.

solarPULSAR on Rakdos

6 months ago

Man i love Rakdos decks. Gore-House Chainwalker could work here and his art is hilarious. I also recommend Hellhole Flailer and Carnage Gladiator

nobu_the_bard on Why Does WotC Not Use ...

9 months ago

Is this the Sen Triplets vs Breya, Etherium Shaper question? Why do the triplets get to be wizards but not Breya?

Maro has given a couple of reasons for this on his blog thing. I don't know that he's ever done an article about it. The main reason he's given seems to be because they need to conserve space to make translating into non-English languages easier. Most other languages are less concise.

Example: Gore-House Chainwalker has the French name Marcheur de chanes de la Halle aux viscres

Some links to Maro talking about it:
printing limitations
type line
sen triplets

Araganor on Wizards could sell this Decklist for cheap (2/10)

1 year ago

Since the deck doesn't have any 1 drops, maybe you could add a few more taplands like Rakdos Guildgate to help with the color requirements.

Or, you could add something like Rakdos Cackler to have something to do on turn one. Actually the unleash creatures in general would be a good addition to this list. I would suggest dropping Child of Night as it is pretty underwhelming in an aggro deck. Also, Madcap Skills would be a good replacement for Infernal Scarring

Some other budget cards to consider: Lyzolda, the Blood Witch, Gore-House Chainwalker, Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch, Cryptborn Horror, Hellspark Elemental, Brimstone Volley

I like the idea. +1

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Unbeaten Budget R/B Deck (T4 Win)

1 year ago


So, once you fix that bolt issue, I'm a little afraid I've been misleading you in terms of what you want to be playing. If you want to be playing full out aggro, then Gruul aggro is almost certainly better. Fact of the matter is that Rakdos just doesn't have the cards to build a playable budget aggro. But, fear not! Because although Rakdos might not have a turn 3 or consistent 4 kill in it, it does have great disruption and an unstoppable turn 5 or occasionally 6 kill. If you want to build a hyper aggro designed for a turn 3 or 4 kill, then switch to Gruul where you get Ghor-Clan Rampager, Burning-Tree Emissary, and a pile of other nasties that can win more quickly. But if you want to play Rakdos, switch over to a slightly slower but very disruptive shell. Make your creature base something like Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch, Rakdos Cackler, Gore-House Chainwalker, and Dead Reveler for your unleash cards, then support it with Spike Jester, Bloodsoaked Champion if you can afford it, and other 1-drop 2 power creatures. Then run 4 Duress, 4 spot removal, 4 bolt, 4 Bump, 2-4 Madcap Skills, and 2 Blightning. I have no idea if it'll be better or worse than the current deck, but what you're trying to do right now feels like a bad idea.

Good luck!