Rakdos Carnarium

Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Uncommon
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Uncommon
Commander 2013 Common
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt Common
MTG: Commander Common
Archenemy Common
Dissension Common

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Rakdos Carnarium

Land

Rakdos Carnarium enters the battlefield tapped.

When Rakdos Carnarium enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.

: Add to your mana pool.

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Rakdos Carnarium Discussion

StopShot on Graveyard/Life build

4 weeks ago

I'm afraid there's some land cards that aren't legal for this deck:

Gruul Turf, Jungle Shrine, Rootbound Crag, Sandsteppe Citadel, and Savage Lands can't be used because they all have Green Mana symbols which is a color not found on either of your Commanders. You should replace them with: Boros Garrison, Rakdos Carnarium, Clifftop Retreat, Isolated Chapel, and Terramorphic Expanse.

If you're interested I know a couple of infinite life-gain combos. If you cast Volcano Hellion and have something that will give it lifelink at instant speed or have a card out such as Nearheath Pilgrim or Whip of Erebos, then you can choose the Hellion to do 2 billion damage to you and a creature and since it has lifelink you won't take any of the damage dealt to you and whatever the hellion damages you gain that 2 billion life or whatever number you want it to be.

Another infinite life gain combo would be to use Boros Reckoner, then if something were to deal damage to Boros Reckoner you could cast Rush of Vitality on it giving it Indestuctible and Lifelink. Then whatever damage is dealt to the reckoner you can have it deal that much to itself causing it deal damage again which you can choose itself again and again and again. Since it has Indestructible it won't die from taking repeated loops of damage and for every loop you gain that much life since it has lifelink.

Iquasi on #GotPain?

1 month ago

I don't think I've ever won a game of EDH via combat damage but this deck just blows my mind. I must have it! Looks super fun and also in my playgroup no one would see it coming from me hehe.

If I were you, I would cut Rakdos Carnarium for almost anything, maybe Temple of Malice. It is just so bad and awful when someone smiling at the other end of the table drops a Strip Mine and essentially blows up 2 lands with it.

chubba on Mogis Trigger

1 month ago

nice list! gets a +1 from me. only thing i would say is i noticed you have 7 different lands that come in tapped. there are a couple that are better than others like Temple of Malice plus Rakdos Carnarium or with Bojuka Bog. but the gain one life ones could be swapped for basic lands.

enpc on Reign of the Flying

1 month ago

For a competitive build, you shouldn't be running Rakdos Carnarium, Orzhov Basilica or Boros Garrison. They are just too slow and for an aggro deck, you need to be dropping ramp turn 1/2 to get your commander down as early as possible.

WarArchangel86 on Queen Marchesa's Subjects

1 month ago

For a token producer you might consider Emeria Angel works well with Evolving Wilds,Terramorphic Expanse,Myriad Landscape and 2 mana producers like Boros Garrison,Rakdos Carnarium,Orzhov Basilica. Makes multiple triggers for each land.

I understand your thoughts on the Coldsteel Heart that's why I run a lot of 2 drop mana rocks as well in my Queen Marchesa deck I just prefer ones that have a bit more utility myself such as Mind Stone.

sillydecks on All of the creatures pop-pop-pop...

2 months ago

Suggestions:

It seems like Avacyn's Judgment and Abandon Reason are meant to be cast for Madness? If so, Bloodrage Brawler is awfully inconsistent here, as there's no way to be sure you'll have a hand with both Bloodrage Brawler, Avacyn's Judgment in a game, and it's even less likely you'll have the mana to cast both of them in the same turn. I'd recommend either replacing the Bloodrage Brawlers with the suggestions below, scrapping Abandon Reason, or both.

Bloodrage Brawler is an incredibly aggressive card, I'll admit. However, there are some creatures that are quite a bit more synergistic with your deck. Nantuko Husk, Carrion Feeder, and Blood Bairn help your creatures die without Distended Mindbender. Perilous Myr and Goblin Arsonist are relatives of Mudbutton Torchrunner.

It seems like Distended Mindbender and Avacyn's Judgment are your sac outlets right now. Your opponent isn't going to block your Mudbutton Torchrunners if they're going to take 3 damage for it - they're just going to let the 1 go through. So, you need ways to power them yourself. Again, Nantuko Husk, Carrion Feeder, and Blood Bairn will all do that job for you, and Artillerize and Fling are cheap, sometimes even better, substitutes or alternatives.

For a budget deck, your mana base is to be expected, but it can be better. Rakdos Guildgate is a dual land, sure, but entering the battlefield tapped without anything else means it's outclassed by others. Akoum Refuge and Bloodfell Caves are gainlands in Rakdos colors. Rakdos Carnarium is a tapland that bounces one of your own lands, which can be bad or good, but helps you stay on curve the turn after, unlike the Guildgate. Temple of Malice is a scryland, which might not be so useful, but it's still better than the Guildgate by virtue of its scry. Dragonskull Summit is probably your best bet for a dual under $5/each, though, because it's not necessarily a tapland as long as you have a Swamp or Mountain.

Soul-Scar Mage and Abandon Reason are really weird cards in this deck. You have no burn spells (which might be something to consider) if you don't hit creatures with your Torchrunner or Showstopper, so I would consider either burn spells or better combat tricks. Red has much better combat tricks than Abandon Reason, like Brute Strength, a red Giant Growth.

Sorry for the wall of text; I hope it helped.

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