Rakdos Guildgate


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Common
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Common
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common

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Rakdos Guildgate

Land — Gate

Rakdos Guildgate enters the battlefield tapped.

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Rakdos Guildgate Discussion

Femme_Fatale on Artwork Variations, Promo System, and ...

1 week ago

Hello, it's time for me to finally be able to make an update about all these features regarding alternate art variations and how we've implemented them across the site. They have all been in the workshop for a while and it's time for me to spread the news of their existence!

First, we have simple Artwork Variations, some of you probably already know how to use these as they are in the Formatting Tips (link right below the comment button) and have appeared in various locations.

An artwork variation can be linked in two different ways, either via its card number, or its gatherer/wotc ID. The card number is the collectors number that is unique to every card (and for the most part every art variation) in any given product. They are shown in the bottom left portion of any M15 border card, or the bottom middle of any pre-M15 border. The gatherer/wotc ID is the final number (presently ranging from 1-6 digits) that is at the end of every url of a given printing on gatherer.

The syntax to link to a specific art variation is as follows:

[Cardname (TLA:Card number)]
[Cardname (TLA:Gatherer ID)]

[[Rakdos Guildgate (RNA:255)]]
[[Rakdos Guildgate (RNA:457400)]]

Resulting in:

(TLA is "third letter acronym" for any given product)

Next we have the new promo system!

This promo system is designed with one goal in mind: To make sure that everything can fit under one set code: our promo code being 000. The reason for this is that no store front or card database can agree on what kind of promo something is or what the code for that promo is, nor do they always list every promo possible. Thusly we wanted everything under one set page so that it is easy for every user no matter how new to magic they are, to be able to link to a promo set.

In this, the promo system works as follows: All promos go under the promo set, and are listed chronologically, with the card number displaying that data. There is no gatherer ID simply because for 98% of promos, one doesn't exist.

As an example: There are three promos for Evolving Wilds . There's the 2012 FNM promo, the 2015 Tarkir Dragonfury promo, and the 2018 Rivals of Ixalan League promo. While this would be an easy case to just use the year of release date, on the very rare chance that a card gets multiple promos in one year, simply going up by one chronologically makes the system more robust.

[[Evolving Wilds (000:1)]]
[[Evolving Wilds (000:2)]]
[[Evolving Wilds (000:3)]]

Note that the initial entry for any given promo should be the earliest version or the version that has the lowest collectors number, such that (000) should be the same as (000:1). If (000) is not the earliest version then that means we simply haven't gotten to uploading them yet, as it has to be done by hand. If (000) and (000:1) are not the same, then that is an error in whoever uploaded that variation, and should be reported in the missing/incorrect card/token thread over at the tappedout forum.

Once all the promo set has been completed, we will be removing all the extraneous promo sets that are also present (MOP, PSG, S17, FNM). They won't be necessary. We will be keeping promos that are tied to a specific product (Masterpieces, box toppers, Mythic Edition etc) as their own product page, generally next to the product they are tied to.

We will not be doing MTGO promos.

Next we have the deckbuilder page. This is honestly the easiest way to see if there are any variations available of a card for a specific product.

When doing the classic text edit of any deck page (or creating a new deck), look at the QuickAdd option to the left (or top) of the decklist text entry. Type in the card you want and click the drop down option you want once it is presented. Then click which product you want, and if there are any variations available for that product, another drop-down should appear underneath all the other boxes that says "variation". It should display the card numbers of all the possible variations. Select one, and click on the green "Add to Board" button below all that and it will be added to your decklist with the proper code.

Do note that the first option on the variation dropdown will always be just the set code when you click the "Add to Board" button, as they are effectively the same thing.

Finally we have arena animated styles! These will slowly be added to the site after the release of any given product on arena. There are two codes for any given animation and they are as follows:

[Cardname (TLA:Arena)]
[Cardname (TLA:Animated)]

[[Curious Obsession (RIX:Arena)]]
[[Divination (M19:Animated)]]

Important to note:

Prices for alternate art variations and any given promo are not always available at the present time. What various store fronts gives us to link to their product pages isn't robust enough to work with this system unfortunately. This will have to be hand done, and will take a while.

Promos and all the basic lands are being uploaded slowly, but surely. Don't freak out if they aren't present. However, tf there are any non-promo non-basic land different art variations that are not present in our database (that aren't the unstable variations), do let us know through the missing/incorrect card/token thread over at the tappedout forum.

DigitalFear on Death by 1,000 Cuts

3 weeks ago

I like this theme a lot, I played something similar about a year ago with a deck I went undefeated with Construct Tribal - Recurison (what is shown on tappedout is not what I ended up with)

I am going to work on something similar to what you have here, and make some improvements through playtesting.

So far I think sub out Rakdos Guildgate for Evolving Wilds to trigger the Mayhem Devil I also like that EW trims your lands for better draws, which would be an improvement to the gate alone.

Also looking into maybe Memorial to Folly

Darkloft on Grixis Godrange

3 weeks ago

I love this deck but I have a few changes I might recommend. The red mana base needs 1 more for consistency with Widespread Brutality , the black mana needs 1 more for Nikky B and based on Karsten’s article you have 1 extra for the blue mana so I might take out a Swamp and a Sulfur Falls for 2 Rakdos Guildgate . 4 Bolas seems like a bit much and Aggro keeps running me over. I took out 1 for another Dreadhorde Invasion from the sideboard. I also removed 2 Chemister's Insight in favor of adding 2 Honor the God-Pharaoh to help the amass plan or at least put up a blocker while lowering the CMC a little. With that you have a little more room in the SB so I removed 1 Invade the City in favor of adding 2 Ashiok, Dream Render to screw up any God Eternal or Izzet plans. Can also stop Search for Azcanta  Flip from flipping. Just my suggestions and I haven’t gotten to test them much but wanted to at least try and contribute since I love this deck idea.

cows5467 on Xantcha, Agent of Mayhem

2 months ago

I don't think it's ever worth it to run Rakdos Guildgate or Cinder Barrens or Urborg Volcano especially since you already have plenty of other better dual lands in the deck. Honestly it's better to even just have basic lands in their place.

DRmagic2017 on Judith, the Scourge Diva Commander

3 months ago

Hello! Try to find Rakdos, Lord of Riots - seems to be a nice addition to your deck. Mogis, God of Slaughter - just to deal more damage. You can replace Burglar Rat with something more useful - Tymaret, the Murder King for example. In this case you can make a combo like: Tymaret + Judith's ability + Dictate of Erebos . Temple of Malice - enters tapped but scry 1, much better than Rakdos Guildgate anyway. And don't forget about card advantage: Necropotence , Phyrexian Arena and /or Underworld Connections .

blfngl on Prossh

3 months ago

Hey there, nice deck. I'd recommend adding the guildgates you're missing:

Gruul Guildgate , Golgari Guildgate and Rakdos Guildgate

These help offset a budgeted manabase and are extremely cheap. If you're looking to continue upgrading the deck, here's a glimpse of a good final product: Food Chain Prossh. Even if you don't want to spend that much money, some of the mana dorks and rocks in that deck would do wonders for yours, and have a good price point if budget is a concern.


TheSimikBOat on Rakdos Aggro

3 months ago

Hey WarriorMagic, as suggestions I think that you may cut the Goblin Chainwhirler s, because how do you have many swamps and black cards, normally you can't cast it on turn 3. You can fill those gaps with Skewer the Critics .

Other option you have is cut 6 Swamps, add some Rakdos Guildgate and reduce the cards that you have with cost.



CardTyrant on [PreCon] Festival of Sins - Rakdos Cult

4 months ago

I LOVE IT! Absolutely love it! The only changes I would suggest are the following:

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Rakdos Guildgate occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.15%

Rakdos: 2.01%


All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Rakdos: 0.82%