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Whenever a creature you control attacks, Hellrider deals 1 damage to defending player.

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Hellrider Discussion

razvaniorga on BRed Aggro (does this work?)

5 hours ago

Just a note, both Seething Song and Dark Ritual are not modern-legal. What about replacing it with Rakdos Cackler, for a one-mana 2/2, or Gnarled Scarhide, for a one-drop that also has relevance mid- to late-game.

Also to consider is creature pump like Brute Force, or ways to get your creatures through like Mogis's Marauder?

In terms of aggro viability, I would probably replace Desecration Demon with Falkenrath Aristocrat, as big D has the tendency to be slowed down against other creature decks, which will likely be playing the control role against a deck like yours. Another option is Hellrider, always a great choice for creature-heavy aggro.

dewicious007 on Is Rakdos Even Fair?

1 week ago

First of all, I really like this deck. Vexing Devil is one of my favorite cards that I never got to play.

There are a few things I might change here. How do you feel about subbing Master of the Feast for Herald of Torment? In a format such as modern where every card drawn is a huge advantage, Master of the Feast has a really large drawback. Herald of Torment does almost the same thing with more utility in bestow. Mogis, God of Slaughter seems kind of slow for this deck. By the time you play him, your opponent should have enough mana to play a game-changing spell, like Supreme Verdict, completely wrecking you. Kederekt Parasite also seems kind of slow. The condition for its ability is easily met, but it is a measly 1/1 for 1. Goblin Guide does the job much faster and better. With Goblin Guide, you get haste AND a 2/2 body, in addition to seeing your opponent's draws. Hero's Downfall is pretty high costed in the way of modern, and 12 removal spells is a LOT. I would cut the downfalls and maybe sub a Terminate for a Dreadbore and the Doom Blades for Go for the Throats. With Jund as a defining deck of the format, Doom Blade is significantly less relevant than Go for the Throat. You should probably also have Hellrider in this deck, as mentioned above. Hellrider is really good at applying pressure to the board and pushing damage through to the face. Lavaclaw Reaches might be a good land to add, being a boardwipe resistant creature that scales well into topdeck mode. Tell me what you think, sorry for wall of text :P

Player3.14 on Rakdos Rampage

1 week ago

Good deck! I can give you some suggestions - but I need to know exactly what kind of cards you're looking for. While all of the cards are united under the banner of big, nasty hasty things, I think you could get more specific if you so desire.

If you want a super-fast aggro deck, than swaping anything over 3 mana for Goblin Guides and burn spells like Lightning Bolt would be the way to go. Hellrider may be an exception to that rule. Thoughtseize and other discard is often sideboarded in such decks if the opponent has boardsweeps that could seriously compromise your tempo. Otherwise, it isn't worth it to waste turn one playing such discard spells.

If you're looking at more of a beatdown deck, then adding more early round discard and possibly some colorless mana ramp may be what you need. Beatdown decks are similar to aggressive decks but are not the same; they spend the first turn or two setting up with ramp of control before sending giant creature after giant creature at the opponent. Thundermaw Hellkite is an example of a beatdown creature.

Discard is in and of itself a deck type. These decks often run at least eight Thoughtsieze varients and a variety of removal spells/discard spells to make sure the opponent can't do anything. The Rack and similar cards are used as the win condintion. Although she's expensive money-wise, Liliana of the Veil can be crucial for those decks to win.

Midrange decks are similar to beatdown decks except they aren't as fast. Midrange decks are more resiliant, but lack the ability to go for a quick win. They often start the game off with some form of control or mana ramp, then procede to use a variety of removal spells and a plethora of powerful creatures to win. Midrange decks can be built in a variety of ways. Some midrange decks feature planeswalkers, like your Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker as a source of incramental card advantage.

Right now, I think this deck has enormous potential. Give it some direction, and it could do very well at a tournament!

Also, for the sideboard, what's in your local metagame (decks you often play against)?

Savvy on Eldrazi Christmas

3 weeks ago

The tokens are there to trigger Hellrider, Furnace Celebration, Kessig Wolf Run or Purphoros, God of the Forge, or to feed into Fresh Meat. Big creatures defeat the purpose!

Stephenburgin106 on Is Rakdos Even Fair?

3 weeks ago

Hellrider needs some love! I would play four of him before any other 4 drop in an aggro deck. I loved that guy when he was standard.

DarkHero on Deal ALL the damage!

3 weeks ago

Best of luck with your first EDH play. Kaalia is one of the most OP commanders, so you should be ok. Lets see if I can help:

Cut out almost everything that isnt an angel demon or dragon, because your whole goal is to win with kaalia as quickly as possible and cast here a ton of times till you win. I understand your trying to include cool combos in that color scheme and other good cards, but do one thing well before you try to do a ton of things, thats why you have such a high card count. Not to mention "punishing players for all their actions" is not really a good way to play EDH. It is usually political, so in multiplayer you'll be singled out, and in 1v1 you won't deal enough dmg to be relevant.

Cut Ankle Shanker, Champion of Stray Souls, Dread Slaver, Fate Unraveler, Fire Servant, Grave Titan, Hellrider, Hero of Bladehold, Hissing Iguanar, Homura, Human Ascendant, Inferno Titan, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Instigator Gang  Flip, Kaervek the Merciless, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Lightning Reaver, Magmatic Force, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Necropolis Regent, Necroskitter, Obsidian Fireheart, Ogre Slumlord, Patron of the Akki, Purity, Rage Thrower, Scion of Darkness, Smogsteed Rider, Stalking Vengeance, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Sword of the Paruns, Mirari, Vicious Shadows, Underworld Dreams, Spiteful Visions, Price of Knowledge, Manabarbs, Field of Souls, Anthem of Rakdos, Burning Earth.

Like I said, your trying to do waaaay too many things at once. You've got like 4 deck archetypes rolled into one here, and not in a good way. Hope this helps.

MaelstromHobo on Utter End Speculation

4 weeks ago

I think Utter End is great, but I don't see it becoming enough of an EDH staple to merit a huge price tag. Not every BWx deck wants to run a 4-mana removal spell. I don't play standard so I'm not in a position to comment on how the standard meta will affect its price (I remember being pleasantly surprised when my Hellrider jumped from $0.50 to $12), but in terms of EDH demand I don't see it ever being more than a $2-3 card.

turnyouover on You want to attack me, pffft okay

4 weeks ago

As for removing cards, only 1 of each god I say, and Hellrider is weak with only very few creatures, remove all 4. I would remove all white from the deck, but if you want to keep it, add maybe Hunted Lammasu and Powerstone Minefield.

Power / Toughness 3/3
Color(s) Red
Cost 2RR
Converted cost 4
Avg. draft pick 1.51
Avg. cube pick 9.01


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt Rare
Dark Ascension Rare

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