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T: Add B or R to our mana pool.
BR: Rakdos Keyrune becomes a 3/1 black and red Devil artifact creature with first strike until end of turn.
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Rakdos Keyrune Discussion
3 weeks ago
Why play Searing Spear when there is Lightning Bolt. Instead of the pretty expensive and useless Rakdos Keyrune I would recommend a playset of Fatal Push (So maybe add fetches). I also don't see the Reason to play Clone. Would play like f.e. 2 Mana Leak and a Fling instead.
Like the idea in general. Hope I could help.
1 month ago
2 months ago
I personally dont think any tribe in mtg is bad, at least on the surface. The only concern I have here is trying to be competitive in a format where you can lose on turns 2 and 3 sometimes and turn 4 a lot more. The dragons high cost can proce troublesome if he is on the draw and is playing against infect for example. I am one of those deck builders that makes decks for the fun of it, I have a keyrune deck I play sometimes Rakdos Keyrune is an example of one for anyone not familar, and the key runes are my wincon. The rest of the deck is draw and removal. I agree they will end the game for him, and I hope we as a community can find a way for him to do so easily. Hopefully the deck is coming along nicely and can lead to some wins while working out the kinks.
3 months ago
I would recomend taking your Talisman of Indulgence & Rakdos Keyrune out for better ramp artifacts like Darksteel Ingot & Commander's Sphere. Also take out a Salt Flats for a Cavern of Souls and if you can't afford a cave it would be better to put in an Orzhov Guildgate as the whole point of a pain land is that you pay some life when you use it but it comes in untapped, if a painland comes in tapped- just use a tapland.
5 months ago
This deck looks like a lot of fun to play. Damage on damage on damage on damage. But the mana curve seems a little steep. I would add in a couple more mana rocks like Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo, or Hedron Archive. If you think colored mana would be better, Fire Diamond, Charcoal Diamond, Rakdos Keyrune, or Kolaghan Monument would do nicely.
I'd look at cutting some of the lower-power cards like Razortip Whip, Jayemdae Tome, or Trepanation Blade to make room. Also, I should warn you about the risk of running Phage in commander. Any blink cards, or potentially even Oblivion Ring-like cards (with removal) would spell death for you. You know your playgroup best, but I still felt I should say something.
6 months ago
Also how about 1-2 delve cards like Gurmag Angler or Murderous Cut? During almost every game you'll have more than enough cards to cast it for 1-2 mana just don't exile your Demigods and you're good to go :)
Sideboard... remove the following:
- Ancient Grudge - Rakdos Charm has other modes to use and you don't have green mana for flashback anyway
- Rakdos Keyrune looks good on paper but actually will make you turn behind opponents and when becomes a creature is even more vulnerable for removal
- Consecrated by Blood - same thing as with Keyrune, you just have better options for 4 mana
Hope, this helps and keep causing mayhem for the Cult of Rakdos! :D
6 months ago
While you tap Springs for colorless mana it doesn't deal you any damage. Also if you don't want to buy fetchlands, then I'd recommend Foreboding Ruins because with all those basic lands they'll almost always come as easy 2-color lands. Cut those Bloodfell Caves and maybe one Swamp to make room for them.
On the other hand you can try 2x Fists of the Demigod instead of Rakdos Keyrune or if you want some more hand disruption then try Duress or even Inquisition of Kozilek, which in my opinion does wonders :D
6 months ago
Thanks Sargeras. I removed Pyroclasm. I've had a hard time finding Blightning at local shops. I may have to buy a few of them online. Duress is a card that I need to get. It would not only work really well on my sideboard, but would be a perfect fit against some of my friends' decks. I need to cut my tap-lands. 4 Dragonskull Summit look good, I just need to get 4 of them. Does Sulfurous Springs only deal damage if you have to add a Swamp or Mountain mana, or every time you tap it? I wouldn't add Goblin Rabblemaster unless I was also using Goblin Guide, which I refuse to use since it is now going for $26/card. But that would be a sweet combo for a Goblin deck. I personally have a hard time cutting any cards that have Rakdos in their name. Rakdos Keyrune looks easier to cut than Rakdos's Return. I'm still waiting for some cards to come in the mail. My deck will look different in a few days. Thanks for the suggestions.