Rakdos, Lord of Riots


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

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Mythic Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Mythic Rare

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Rakdos, Lord of Riots

Legendary Creature — Demon

You can't cast Rakdos, Lord of Riots unless an opponent lost life this turn.

Flying, trample

Creature spells you cast cost less to cast for each 1 life your opponents have lost this turn.

Rakdos, Lord of Riots Discussion

SP3CTR3_chelts on Rakdos commander

1 week ago

Cryptolith Fragment  Flip, Thermo-Alchemist (and other versions of creatures that tap for a damage) also a lot of card from the new rakdos guild will help with Rakdos, Lord of Riots

bushido_man96 on Rakdos commander

2 weeks ago

Rakdos, Lord of Riots can be a decent Commander, and you could run Rakdos, the Showstopper in the 99, but he requires some build-around. Cards like Subversion , Pyrohemia , Pestilence , and Palace Siege can help you get damage in to be able to cast him and use his mechanic to cast creatures for less. Some small CMC critters that tap to deal one damage are also good for getting him out onto the field. But this suite of cards can take up much needed slots, so consider carefully when building around him. Cheap, early drop aggro helps too, but you need to include at least around 7 to hope of getting one early enough to do what you want.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Black white commander

2 weeks ago

i think rakdoss the show stopper is too unreliable and you will watch him kill all the fodder you do not care about and leave combos be. I was thinking of Rakdos, Lord of Riots I know you need to damage people to drop him but there are some mana rocks and enchantments that will do that. Then you can drop all the fatties you want (imagine dropping some big eldrazi for free :D ).

I was about to recommend some partner commanders but then i realised i have already commented on your other post

K1ngMars on Rakdos commander

2 weeks ago

If you want to go big creatures, I'd suggest Rakdos, Lord of Riots : he is group slug + gives you the ability to cast huge creatures for cheap, or zero if they're colourless, like Eldrazis or big artifact creatures like Blightsteel Colossus .

Rakdos, the Showstopper makes for a good enough tribal deck, but could be a little underpowered overall. I wouldn't go with him if you were considering to be slightly competitive (which means you wanted to try to actually win).

Another good commander in RB is Xantcha, Sleeper Agent (is run by one of my friends): super fun, high interaction, easily gets to the lategame. I can link it if you will.

As for Vial Smasher the Fierce , it's a good commander, again group slug, but only hits one of your opponents. I'd definitely put it in the 99 of one of the previously mentioned commanders.

TurtleLordMTG on Rakdos, Lord of Burn

3 weeks ago

Nice deck! +1 If I would suggest something about the playstyle for Rakdos, Lord of Riots it all depends on how you want the deck to work. If you're laying in for a more casual/focused Rakdos-theme deck than this is it, you've got demons, sacrifice, burn etc so nothing to point out there. I would however just generally recommend more card draw since you might quicky run out of your burnspells. Staff of Nin is a good casual draw card but a little bit too slow. You might want to look into cards like Read the Bones , Damnable Pact , Greed , Sign in Blood , Succumb to Temptation , Grim Haruspex , Underworld Connections are just a few cheap (prizewise) draw spells you could use.

And there's also the option for card-selection cards like Faithless Looting which is a really good one, not card draw per-say but it's still card advantage in a way.

The best draw card in black (and maybe in the whole format at least according to me) is Necropotence . Altough a little expensive it does grant some ridiculous card advantage but that's totally up to you if you want to invest in such.

And lastly, if you ever want to take this deck to a more semi-competitive level, the way for this is to just load the deck with some cheap burn and huge creatures with generic mana as the majority of their cmc (like the eldrazi).

MokraMrkva on

1 month ago

You have some very cool budget ideas. In this deck maybe Rakdos, Lord of Riots , Dreadbore , Vicious Rumors and Fell Specter (if you would go more towards discard theme), Plaguecrafter , Furnace of Rath , Scythe Specter , The Eldest Reborn .

SP3CTR3_chelts on Commander choices

2 months ago

I'm assuming youve posted/cycled this for other peoples input if not I apologise in advance:

1x Brago, King Eternal - only real build you can make is staxs and it can get boring

1x Etrata, the Silencer - making a deck with her at the helm leads to her being the main win con which if someone successfully takes her out of the picture you are just watching. That being said I think she could be a fun deck

1x Grimgrin, Corpse-Born - not so familiar with this as a commander

1x Kruphix, God of Horizons - I think Omnath, Locus of Mana is a better mana based deck :)

1x Medomai the Ageless - oooooohhhh this looks nice (never seen before) but people do panic so much when they see extra turn. It will accrue so much unnecessary hate.

1x Meren of Clan Nel Toth - Can be very fun the value that can be achieved with meren at the helm is amazing the amount of times i have been held at bay with a recurring Spore Frog is hillarious

1x Mogis, God of Slaughter - nicknamed General Pain in our group is a great commander if you are not a fan of long drawn out games.

1x Rakdos, Lord of Riots - a deck I do want to make and am hugely interested by dropping free eldrazi and big creatures it sounds very fun.

Personally I would go with Rakdos, Lord of Riots or Meren of Clan Nel Toth

miracleHat on Azdranax

2 months ago

Waah I don't want to lose the shrine.


Toss in a Rakdos, Lord of Riots .

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Rakdos, Lord of Riots occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.69%