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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.
Creature spells you cast cost less to cast for each 1 life your opponents have lost this turn.
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Rakdos, Lord of Riots Discussion
6 days ago
Hey, I love the idea behind the deck! Here's what I'd suggest;
Also I really enjoy Rakdos, Lord of Riots in this kind of deck.
Best of luck!
6 days ago
Oh, for the love of all that is Heliod's holy treachery, I hate autocorrect. Since when was Heliod a Hellion?
Actually, Neheb is kind of disappointing. Isn't Rakdos, Lord of Riots mostly just better? I mean... You could combo it with X burn spells in commander, but I'm not sure that's any better than just casting 4 Eldrazi. It's certainly cheaper in real life, though.
1 week ago
Hi, I'm trying to brew a deck around Lyzolda, the Blood Witch. It's going to be largely board wipes, ramp and big spells I never get to play like Repay in Kind etc. I chose Lyzolda, the Blood Witch mainly because she sacs herself for 2 damage and a card I know there has to be a combo for that to finish the game up. So far I'm thinking artifact ramp, Paradox Engine and Rakdos, Lord of Riots but I was wondering if anyone has any other ways to abuse her I haven't thought of, maybe something with skirk familiar? Anyways any help is appreciated, thanks!
2 weeks ago
Oh man, CheapDecks101, you couldn't be more wrong. If this is the 1,000th time you say this I don't quite know what we're going to do with you sir.
Can you cast Shock on turn 1 when your opponent has no creatures?
...And if you're thinking that it's always better to cast spells instant speed at the end of your opponents turn - then I can tell you that this is not a control deck.
3 weeks ago
The way Amulet of Vigor works with Kaalia is as follows: Kaalia puts a creature into the field tapped and attacking off her attack trigger. No matter what happens, they will not get "When this creature attacks" triggers. The Amulet simply untaps them, but they are still attacking. In other words they have "vigilance" for that combat phase in a way.
Mardu in general will always have problems with blue control and because Kaalia is treated as a Voltron general she will attract hate. That's why in my build I have more protection (Mother of Runes/Eight-and-a-Half-Tails) for Kaalia, plenty of mana access to outrace control or stax decks, and a more rounded total CMC in the event Kaalia can't remain in play I can still play my creatures (also Sneak Attack is a great alt cheat and swing ability).
I've been tweaking with my build since her release and am still trying different things out. Prime example for me is Boltwing Marauder as I'm not 100% sold on him yet, but he's being doing ok so far. The more you play with her and feel her interactions the better sense of what style of Kaalia you build.
For a few more tips I'd suggest the following:
- Cut Admonition Angel. I love the card, but she's too slow for your colors to have a big impact.
- Cut Iroas, God of Victory for a Maze of Ith or (not my favorite but it works...) Reconnaissance. The Maze can offer protection against attacks and both offer an escape for Kaalia to trigger but "not" attack.
- Maralen of the Mornsong is a risky card. She can let you grab whatever, but also enables your opponent's to grab their combos. I know she has synergy with Ob Nixilis too, but still...
- Reya Dawnbringer/Sheoldred, Whispering One are amazing cards, especially since you can cheat Reya in... BUT, they are slow. As I'm sure you're quickly discovering, they get blown up or targeted fast before they can trigger. Instead I'd recommend Necromancy and/or Dance of the Dead as they can grab anything from anywhere, they're cheap costing, and provide immediate effects.
- I know you just cut him, but you should consider giving Rakdos, Lord of Riots another shot since he's easy to cast if you don't cheat him in and if you keep the high CMC creatures, he helps alot with casting them for near nothing.
To be clear though, these are purely my suggestions and should be taken with a grain of salt as should anyone's. This is your deck and if you want or hate certain cards, by all means, do what you must. I saw you looked at my list as well, and if you haven't looked at the description it gives the reasoning for most/all the cards if you need further info. Anyway, again good luck and enjoy!
3 weeks ago
DanteBeleren Thanks for the great tips!
I was thinking along those lines that compared to other decks I had seen I was a bit creature heavy. Conveniently my latest order came in yesterday just in time for some FNM. I was able to upgrade the mana base significantly.
Last night was the first time I got to pilot the deck, so I didn't have much experience with the creature interaction and determining who to cut. Ultimately I went with removing:Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Basandra, Battle Seraph, Reaper from the Abyss, and Victory's Herald.
The biggest issue I faced last night was a counter heavy/destruction meta. This is what I will have to focus on moving forward.
Question for you though, does Amulet of Vigor negate the coming into the battlefield attacking abilities from cards coming in with Kaalia?
1 month ago
So, proposed edit list
I ran a list with a similar number of ramp spells to make Sen Triplets work, and 3-drop artifacts are really hard on your early game. 2-drops curve out so nicely in comparison. Here are a few changes on that note:
Lose: Tormenting Voice for Cathartic Reunion. I've run both and if your hand is sad enough to want to blow mana on card advantage, you probably want to cycle as much hand as possible. If budget allows, Wheel of Fortune is oodles better, or the "miracle" wheel the name of which I cannot remember.
Lightning Reaver because awesome for multiplayer.
Coldsteel Heart Is a great rock for 2 mana. Take a look at your artifact base when all the edits are done and see where/if you can fit it.
Scorched Ruins is an amazing way to hedge mana against Rakdos if your meta isn't blowing up targeted lands. Or if you have a crucible... ;)
Grenzo, Havoc Raiser is so incredibly badass when you're connecting with demons. No backswing to worry about, and more damage to your opponents. In multiplayer this guy is king.
Necropotence suits the suicidey theme and refills your hand better than any card in the game.
Rakdos, Lord of Riots I think is really good in this deck.
Give Larceny some consideration after playing the deck a bit. See how much your demons are actually connecting. Great value.
Pain Magnification is a solid include given all your flying shenanigans.
1 month ago
Grasp of Darkness or maybe Sudden DeathI feel like more Terminates are better than Geth's Verdict unless you need Geth's Verdict to get Rakdos, Lord of Riots out.Also, maybe 4x Dash Hopes and 4x Bile Blight in sideboard?