Rakdos, Lord of Riots


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders 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
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

BotaNickill on RaKDoS InToLeRaNcE

1 week ago

Hey, thanks for the upvote and for checking out the deck. I had honestly not seen the Spear Spewer , I'll check and see if I have one and add it to the deck. Honestly I would add as many cheap direct damage dealing creatures to this as I could, as it helps activate Rakdos, Lord of Riots ability over and over again. Good luck with your build!

pjeseb on Last_Laugh

1 week ago

Hello there Last_Laugh. I'm working on a competitive Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck and would like some input from another EDH player. Would you mind taking a look and telling me what you think? I would appreciate any tips you could give me!

Here's the link: Let's Start a Riot.

ZendikariWol on 36 Planeswalkers in War of ...

1 week ago

So big hot take, from what I've seen... I love the idea of more planeswalkers. The more fun characters I can see depicted the better, and I love playing walkers (especially as someone who's super into EDH, where walkers can have a lot of impact if you use them properly).

But beyond that, I just wanna see these characters get their due. There's something I want from all of these, from a gameplay perspective. But more importantly, from a vorthos perspective, I'd love to see the fun we have with these characters at the same place at the same time. ESPECIALLY Sorin, Nahiri, and Tibalt!

... but

What if we made some of them legendary creatures? For example, Tibalt could be a red/black legend that works a lot like Sygg, River Cutthroat mixed with Rakdos, Lord of Riots ? See what I mean?

Mapet on Rakdos Leads A Colorless Army On A BUDGET

2 weeks ago

Hello Moosh528491! Nice deck! I'm also playing Rakdos, Lord of Riots EDH. Check out mine, maybe it will inspire you a bit :)

Mapet on Rakdos's Tyranny

2 weeks ago

Hi TheNocholas! Thank you for your comment :) I will consider Neheb, the Eternal , but right now I couldn't find the card, so I'm unable to play test it in my deck. About Liliana's Contract , in fact I never won by it's second ability so far, but it is such a cool card anyway, because it is really efficient card draw! And my motto is "There is never too much card draw a deck can have!" ^^ Also, I updated the list and now there are 11 demons involved (including Rakdos, Lord of Riots ) :) Chances for Contract-win increase ;)

DrkNinja on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

Well boiz and gurls, I'm revamping my wife's demon tribal deck... I'm moving away from mono black and onto Rakdos with, well, Rakdos, Lord of Riots as the headliner. Suggestions would be great.

Also I think we should ALL get in the habbit of upvoting each other's decks, one part of the gatewatch was to help us be more successful. So if you see someone post a deck just +1 it even if you don't want to leave a comment!

StopShot on What CMDR do you think ...

1 month ago

Obviously Jhoira of the Ghitu works the best as she can allow you to cast cards from your hand anyway, plus you'd have access to Future Sight and Magus of the Future which are the same card but better.

Rakdos, Lord of Riots , Nikya of the Old Ways , or Neheb, the Eternal are other choices as they make casting lots of spells much more stream-lined.

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is a good choice if there's a card you can't play off the top of your deck as she gives you the ability to easily remove it. Scion of the Ur-Dragon is a similar option as you're given a useable shuffle effect to change what's on top of your library if you run into an extra land.

DRmagic2017 on Judith, the Scourge Diva Commander

1 month 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 .

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.69%