Rakdos, Lord of Riots


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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.

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Rakdos, Lord of Riots Discussion

Scytec on New to EDH. Please help ...

1 week ago

Rakdos, Lord of Riots is pretty straightforward.

Kaalia of the Vast was a good recommendation.

For a little more advanced, I'm a massive fan of Marchesa, the Black Rose

Meren of Clan Nel Toth can be excellent.

To be honest what I recommend is finding a pre-constructed commander deck in the color scheme you like, with a commander you think you'll enjoy. This will give you a decent deck that will, as a rule, be easily upgradable. Also helps establish a decent mana base and get you some staples like Sol Ring and Command Tower.

Scytec on Aggro EDH Commanders

1 week ago

I've always been partial to Kaalia of the Vast, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Aurelia, the Warleader, and believe it or not, Medomai the Ageless.

DrukenReaps on Aggro EDH Commanders

1 week ago

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom is theoretically one of the meanest I've seen. Releases with battlebond.

Some others that do a decent job: Saskia the Unyielding, Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Xenagos, God of Revels

xyr0s on Ojutai Burn

2 weeks ago

Rakdos, Lord of Riots, right? Anything that deals damage to opponent without paying mana, like Gutshot and Curse of the Pierced Heart. But honestly, rakdos would probably be better as a rakdos deck without rakdos itself in it. There's some fairly strong rakdos aggro decks you can make without busting your budget too hard, and which upgrades pretty well. You can play some really strong opening cards in rakdos, which is a lot more important than which beat-stick you use to end the game. You get the very best 1 cmc discard (like Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek), and some very strong damage/removal in Lightning Bolt. Some real value on turn 3, too, with either Kolaghan's Command or Blightning. Plenty of powerful early-game creatures with haste, too.

Why do you want to play big, splashy legends in modern?

Rolska on Welcome to Hell!

2 weeks ago

Hypnox isn't obscene, but very powerful, you feel it when he hits the board. However he has no native evasion and is removal bait. Still a very cool, very underused card. I get him out pretty quick with Rakdos, Lord of Riots .

Maaagic on Let's Start a Riot!

3 weeks ago

When you play a Rakdos, Lord of Riots deck

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

3 weeks ago

Fellwar Stone -> Helm of the Host

The mana is very smooth, so this can come out. And what's better than 1 Rakdos, Lord of Riots? You guessed it..

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

3 weeks ago

More changes. The summary of the changes is to 1) increase the payoff of mana discount from Rakdos, Lord of Riots and 2) add more colorless creatures that I can windmill slam for no cost.

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