Murderous Redcap


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters Uncommon
Shadowmoor Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Murderous Redcap

Creature — Goblin Assassin

When Murderous Redcap enters the battlefield, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.

Persist (When this creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

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Murderous Redcap Discussion

lithium142 on Can Vizier of Remedies make ...

5 days ago

the answer is yes.

this card works almost exactly like Melira, Sylvok Outcast with persist creatures. so if you have Murderous Redcap, or Kitchen Finks along with a sac outlet like say Spawning Pit. the result would be either infinite damage or infinite life respectively.

pbanker on Abzan Company semi-budget

3 weeks ago

@trav1405 - I definitely like Qasali Pridemage, especially with Renegade Rallier in the deck. It has a lot of uses and exalted is a nice plus too. In the future I might move one of those and an Orzhov Pontiff from the sideboard to main deck to focus on more toolbox creatures.

@Ethon - I see how Avacyn's Pilgrim would be more consistent. Maybe I'm getting greedy but I do like being able to hardcast Murderous Redcap with Overgrown Tomb + Arbor Elf. I may try running a 2/2 split and see how it goes.

As for Fiend Hunter, I've been debating whether Phyrexian Revoker can cover most of it's functionality.... I'm hoping Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet barely exists and that Revoker can cover Scavenging Ooze. Fiend Hunter is the consensus better option and I'll probably swap back.

Tireless Tracker is awesome. If I add that card and Fiend Hunter back to my main, I think I'd add a 23rd land and drop a Voice of Resurgence and a Renegade Rallier.

enpc on Tana & Tymna

3 weeks ago

Since you already have Ashnod's Altar in the deck, I would recommend adding Nim Deathmantle as well. Not only does it combo with Murderous Redcap and Altar, but it also gives a good buff to Tana, making her both easier to connect with as well as deal more damage (for more tokens).

FieldMarshal on RB Lyzolda, the Blood Witch ...

3 weeks ago

Deck:Cult of Rakdos EDH

So far I an pretty happy with how the deck plays. It does it's thing well and more importantly it's fun as all hell.

There is however a list of cards I want to add but I'm unsure whether I should and if so, what cards to cut in their place.

Grave Upheaval

Murderous Redcap

Burnt Offering

Sire Of Insanity

Hellhole Flailer

Hellhole Rats

Torrent of Souls

Cauldron Dance

LoneCrusader399 on By Any Means Necessary

4 weeks ago

Skullclamp, Cathars' Crusade, and Reconnaissance feel like must haves in this deck. They all synergize with your main strategy and/or help to enable it.

Recruiter of the Guard, Karmic Guide, Viashino Heretic, Anarchist, Selfless Spirit and Iroas, God of Victory are creatures that would fit in quite well with your general strategy.

Instead of Mizzium Mortars and Cerebral Eruption as boardwipes; Wrath of God, Terminus, Toxic Deluge or Blasphemous Act would be better.

I would actually play Sorin, Solemn Visitor over Sorin, Lord of Innistrad as Solemn Visitor's + ability is something you want more than either of Lord of Innistrads abilities.

Enablers like Buried Alive, Victimize, Oversold Cemetery and Viscera Seer will help you to ensure you have things in your graveyard to abuse.

Your also lacking good finishers and Alesha tends to lean towards combos. For example, any sac outlet with Murderous Redcap and Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit will infinitely ping everyone.

enpc on

1 month ago

On the whole (and especially as a budget build) the deck looks really good. As for individual card choices:

Selesnya sanctuary is not great, as it slows down your turn two play. Turn two is a vet important turn as a decent chunk of your ramp (as well as your commander) are turn two plays. Tectonic Edge is a good card as it give you a bit of land and isn't too expensive to buy. I would recommend switching them.

Rampant growth is good, however if you can a Nature's Lore, do that.

Kami of false hope is a bit overkill given you have Spore Frog who is the better option as well as a bunch of ways to tutor for him.

Reclaim is ok, but Noxious Revival is so much better. It's a bit expensive for an uncommon but it's basically free and doubles as temporary graveyard hate.

I'm not a fan of persist combos in the deck. They don't work with Saffi or any other recursion combo and without access to Murderous Redcap they don't generate a win condition without Blasting Station or Altar of Dementia anyway. Plus you're hinging everything on Cathars' Crusade with redundancy on it. But adding redundancy means having potentially "dead" card in your deck.

While having additional combo in your deck is nice, the fact that they have no iteraction with your primary combo is not good and in my opinion at least, a waste of card slots. This also means that cards like Fanatical Devotion are completely useless (whooo, you can infintiely regenrate creatures, yay...).

Ultimately, your win condition comes almost entriely from Blasting Station and Altar of Dementia so without access to these, the deck struggles.

What I did with my deck was to cut a lot of the non-core combo pieces (both creature and otherwise) and just focus on the core combo package as there is an awesome amount of interaction between the recursion pieces. Then I used all the additional card slots I had freed up to add creature tutor and raw card advantage. This in turn helps the deck find its combo pieces better.

That's why I run cards like Eidolon of Blossoms (which is a lot better than a lot of people think), Nissa, Sage Animist  Flip, Stoneforge Mystic etc, as well as lands like Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, Horizon Canopy, Inventors' Fair (which you should seriously get a copy of) etc. But I appreciate that a lot of those cards are quite expensive to buy.

On that same note, I don't like Mirror Entity. It's quite complicated to get a combo with it working and while it's cute as a beatstick, you're not running Avenger of Zendikar alongside it so it loses a lot of its potency.

Anyway, I hope this has given you some iedas and insights, but feel fre to hit me up if you have more questions.

Steelspike on Help generating infinite colored/red mana ...

1 month ago

There's always the Murderous Redcap, Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Phyrexian Altar, but that uses the yard too.

Ivory Mask, Orbs of Warding, or Witchbane Orb will protect against yard hate like Tormod's Crypt, Relic of Progenitus, leyline, et al.

buildingadeck on The Queen is in Control

1 month ago

I would find it prudent to have Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Murderous Redcap in the deck. It's a powerful infinite combo that usually just wins the game.

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