Rakdos Guildgate

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

maeoreth on Mairsil Shenanigans

1 month ago

I would cut Urborg Volcano for Rakdos Guildgate. The reason is twofold, one is that the Guildgate is far more plentiful and more people probably have extra copies, so you're far more likely to find one and the person will probably let you bum it off them. The second is that the Volcano has a white border, versus nearly every other card in your deck having a black one, meaning it will be easier to track out of the corner of your eye while shuffling, making it a cheating hazard. :D

dzapf2008 on Black-Red Zombies and Vampires

1 month ago

First off I would get rid of the tap lands like Cinder Barrens and Rakdos Guildgate. Bloodfell Caves & Foreboding Ruins won't tap most of the time, so they are ok, but I would consider changing them out as well if you find better dual lands. I would get rid of all of your artifacts and max out your Falkenrath Aristocrat. I would change out Lightning Axe for Lightning Bolt. Figure out which one out of Master of Cruelties and Priest of the Blood Rite you want to have in your deck and maximize that card. You won't need 2 different 5 mana creatures, only 1. After that I would work on finding more efficient versions of cards that you have, like replacing Lightning Axe with Lightning Bolt. Nice Deck! I have a deck that uses similar cards but a different strategy. YOu should check it out for ideas: Demons Devouring Humans.

GrizzlyFate on Library Death Deck

1 month ago

Good looking deck! I would recommended replacing come of the lands with Izzet Guildgate x4 or Rakdos Guildgate x4 if you have those. This would give you a way to cast Entering from your hand. Mortivore would also be a good creature once the graveyard fills up.

Snap157 on Rakdos; Burn It Down

3 months ago

Alrighty then let's get you all set!

You've got some big things and that's not bad with your commander, but you'll need some cheaper burn spells if Rakdos can really work. With that being said, Lightning Bolt, Lava Spike, Bump in the Night, and Rift Bolt are your best friends. As for land base, try to shy away from basics, but add in as many rakdos duals that don't come in tapped as possible. I'll get you started down below.

While using rakdos, keep in mind that he takes away only colorless mana, so huge eldrazi such as Void Winnower, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Pathrazer of Ulamog, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Desolation Twin and It That Betrays can all go out for free if you play it right.

It's also important to keep in mind that the ability only impacts creatures, so super expensive things like Din of the Fireherd, Subterranean Tremors don't belong.

Furthermore, there are some cards that don't work too well in an aggro build like this and could use an upgrade. Take out:

replace with:

With these changes as well as the ones mentioned above, you'll be well on your way to a hated deck! Good luck!

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

4 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.

Zero1911 on RD's Wonder Gobs

4 months ago

35 is fine for a 2 color deck. Between 30 and 40 is what most people run. Molten Slagheap, Blood Crypt, Rakdos Carnarium, Bojuka Bog, Opal Palace, Rakdos Guildgate, Akoum Refuge, Temple of the False God, and Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace are some of the other lands i run myself

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