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Creature — Devil
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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Rakdos Cackler Discussion
1 week ago
With burn, you really want the game to over as soon as possible as the longer it goes on, the less likely you are to win. As a result a lot of burn/aggressive decks have a curve that ends at 3-4. Zealous Conscripts is a nice effect but 5 mana is a bit more than you'd want.
Eidolon of the Great Revel is a card that often is a 3 or 4 of in burn. Yeah it hurts you a lot, but for aggressive decks, you either win before your opponent can react, or they stabilize and you lose. As a result your own life total doesn't matter as much. Oftentimes your opponent is forced to spend a removal spell on it causing them to take damage and losing a removal spell for one of your other creatures, and allows you to keep playing without taking damage off of it.
Assuming you keep it causal and not modern, one card i strongly think you should try to pick up a copy of is Sulfuric Vortex. If your opponent can't deal with it, you put them on a clock which gets sped up by all the other cards in your deck. Seeing as how one of the better ways to survive the initial onslaught from a burn/aggressive deck is to gain life, the second line comes in handy as well. Like eidolon, your life total doesnt matter too much
I'd cut the war-names, and conscripts to make room for some of these cards as they are pretty inefficient.
Goblin Wardriver is also worth considering removal as most blocking creatures, kill him so by the time you start attacking with him, he might not be able to do so safely. Rakdos Cackler and Zurgo Bellstriker suffer a similar problem bt not as bad seeing as how they come down turn 1. I still might replace a few of them with a 1 mana deal 3 damage spell.
2 weeks ago
5 to 2.0
Out: Rakdos Cackler, Slithering Shade, Dead Reveler, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Splatter Thug, Rakdos Drake, Gore-House Chainwalker, Demon's Jester, Grim Roustabout, Deviant Glee, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Nettling Curse, Showstopper.
In: Blood Scrivener, Desecration Demon, Helldozer, Hellraiser Goblin, Lobber Crew, Lord of the Void, Molten Primordial, Ogre Slumlord, Pack Rat, Sepulchral Primordial, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Stalking Vengeance, Breath of Fury, Five-Alarm Fire.
1 month ago
First, I love the theme. I have always loved the flavor Devils have had in MTG, and I'm glad you found something to make it work.
Second, some suggestions. 20 lands means playing with a lower curve. Artillerize is a no go. Swap that sucker for Fling. With the exception of Rakdos Cackler and Hellrider (who you wouldn't want to fling anyways) Fling does an equal or better job. It allows you to Impetuous Devils AND Fling in the same turn in case the opponent has a pinger or some form of removal.
Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded. Flavor yes, useable, no. This planeswalker is meant for a longhaul, not a quick RDW like you are building. Shared Animosity however is DOPE with all the devilish flavor you've packed in. Definitely swap these two around, and if I may, make it a two of and cut 1 copy of Curse of Stalked Prey, which is really only good on the early setup turns.
1 month ago
Hope this helps!
1 month ago
Hey. I like where you're trying to get to with the deck, but as far as the modern format goes, this deck will not line up well. Let's get into why for a little bit.
For starters, aggro decks want to be off the ground much faster than your deck is capable of. I would suggest you play around 12+ 1 mana creatures, to guarantee that you start off quick. Cards like Monastery Swiftspear, Champion of the Perish, Goblin Guide, Figure of Destiny, Judge's Familiar, Legion Loyalist, Rakdos Cackler, Stromkirk Noble, or Thraben Inspector could all be reasonable, depending how much you want to spend.
I would also take any cards that cost more than 3 mana out of the deck. You want to hit the ground fast, and kill them before they can react. I would also cut Renegade Map because doing that turn 1 in modern can make it impossible for you to ever applyu pressure for the rest of the game. I would find a way to put 4 Lightning Bolts and some number of Lightning Helixs in your deck, as well as going up to 4 Boros Charm. Path to Exile is also an excellent card, but runs a bit more money.
Here's an average of how many cards you may expect of each kind in the deck:
25-29 Creatures, 19-21 Lands, 9-11 Spells, 1-2 Enchantments
Hopefully this helped a little bit. I have been playing modern a while now, and like yourself, love deckbuilding.
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2 months ago
OOoo nice! I could definitely see myself throwing a Sire Of Insanity in. I love demons, and I love discard. As for Smallpox, I feel like it might set me back, considering I rely on getting Rakdos Cackler out early with a Fists of the Demigod for some heavy early damage (or block). I will definitely play test it a bit and see how it goes!
2 months ago
I'm confused about the german phrase in the deck name.
The deck looks pretty fast. Lightning Helix seems an obvious addition. A card i really like in my boros deck is Skyknight Legionnaire. A smaller Mantis Rider without vigilance but only two-coloured is still a great card. Also (it doesn't fit your deck title) Rakdos Cackler is great for boros.
2 months ago
While they don't have trample, they can be beastly: