Rakdos Riteknife


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dissension (DIS) Rare

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Rakdos Riteknife

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+0 for each blood counter on Rakdos Riteknife and has "Tap, Sacrifice a creature: Put a blood counter on Rakdos Riteknife."

(Black)(Red), Sacrifice Rakdos Riteknife: Target player sacrifices a permanent for each blood counter on Rakdos Riteknife.

Equip (2)

Rakdos Riteknife Discussion

triproberts12 on Despicable Me: Rakdos and his Minions

6 months ago

If you're going to build a deck as cheap as $30, you're probably going to have to lean on a theme to make it functional. That can be supplemented with the fact that even mediocre demons and devils are good at not being coin-flipped away, but stuff like Dance with Devils wasn't even playable in Limited.

I see some reanimator stuff going on, so if you go that route, Torrent of Souls , Zombify , and Profane Command are all solid budget options. You'll want some graveyard stocking power to go with it. Mindwrack Demon , Extractor Demon , Archfiend of Ifnir , pull double duty. Cathartic Reunion , Dark Deal , Faithless Looting , Hazoret's Monument , Khorvath's Fury , Collective Defiance , Shattered Perception , and Tormenting Voice all fit the bill.

Also, Flayer of the Hatebound could power a nice subtheme with your reanimation, and you can stock up on cheap Undying creatures like Demonlord of Ashmouth , Hound of Griselbrand , and Pyreheart Wolf to lower your budget and synergize with Rakdos. Charmbreaker Devils could also be a house once you stock the yard.

Also, maybe improve general card quality by splurging on Bloodgift Demon and Demon of Wailing Agonies ? Demon's Horn , Carnage Altar , Rakdos Riteknife , Devils' Playground , Dance with Devils , Consume the Meek , and Rite of Belzenlok , Archdemon of Greed , Temple of the False God , Tomb of Urami , and Kindly Stranger  Flip are all pretty bad. Akoum Refuge and Bloodfell Caves seem like easy adds, as well.

Funkydiscogod on i need a second opinion

1 year ago

It's too janky, but Rakdos Riteknife + Contagion Clasp can force an opponent to sacrifice all their permanents. You'd just need to equip it to a critter and have that critter sacrifice itself to get the initial counter.

For token production, Mastery of the Unseen. It's not techically tokens, but like others have said, your options are quite limited. Throw some Zoetic Cavern into your deck to get the benefits of the lifegain, maybe?

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

2 years ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

wevans on Count Atraxifacts

2 years ago

Oh, good catch with Rakdos Riteknife. I threw this together pretty quickly and didn't notice the color identity.

Doubling Season is definitely out of my budget, especially for a silly deck destined to play in a pretty casual group. And I'm already running Luminarch Ascension.

I really like your other suggestions, especially Wickerbough Elder and Fathom Mage. Thanks!

zorsmobile on Count Atraxifacts

2 years ago

Great looking deck, lots of cool ideas! Small comment, you can't have Rakdos Riteknife in here because the color identity is red unfortunately.

Random suggestions: You can't have a counters deck without Doubling Season! Fertilid seems like it'd be great in this deck for repeatable ramp, Wickerbough Elder as repeatable artifact/enchantment removal, Fathom Mage is always nice to draw another card every turn for free, and Luminarch Ascension can win games by itself. I feel like Lightning Greaves and/or Swiftfoot Boots would be very valuable in this deck as Atraxa is so synergistic with the rest of the deck and will draw a ton of hate.

Lemky24 on The reaper of death, Kresh the Bloodbraided

2 years ago

I love all those cards, my hardest thing right now is what to take out for each card I add. Butcher of Malakir is great but I already am running a lot of higher curve guys

Ashnod's Altar and Grave Pact are both fantastic. I have been thinking about cutting Rakdos Riteknife as I think i would get more value you from either of these

Faceless_Being on

2 years ago

Thanks for catching that PJP2810, I was going through a Gatherer search and just started throwing cards into my Maybeboard haha I'm sad however that Rakdos Riteknife isn't usable because with Proliferate it could be insane.

Raging_Squiggle color dominance matters to me because I want to keep the deck semi balanced when it comes to the lands. I do thank you however for reminding me about Explosive Vegetation, Spoils of Victory, and Skyshroud Claim. Ramp will be important for this build. On the note of the Taplands and Karoolands they will be coming out soon but will be replaced by the respective Shocklands and maybe even Mainland's just so I have unimpeded access to my colors.

  • Changes have been made to the physical deck now that I have the deck, will update ASAP
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