Rakdos Signet

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Dissension (DIS) Common

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Rakdos Signet

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Rakdos Signet Discussion

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov vampires

4 days ago

You're a bit high on your avg. cmc for aggro (closer to 3 to 3.3 will work much faster), you might want a few more pieces of removal and ramp, a lot more draw, and different finishers. What kinda budget are you working with?

Shared Animosity , Reconnaissance (look up the rulings, this is one of the best finishers in this deck), Swords to Plowshares , Austere Command , Sol Ring , Boros Signet , Rakdos Signet , Orzhov Signet , Fellwar Stone , Diabolic Intent , Necropotence , Dark Prophecy , Herald's Horn , Greed , and Enlightened Tutor to search up your draw engines.

In the meantime, feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires.

Vlasiax on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

1 week ago

About that - main problem here is that you want to have too much high CMC cards that make 'cool things' but it's better to settle for less and actually get there. Playing Dragon tribe already fills your high end of the curve so we need to focus on lower CMC interaction/ramp/draw to get to cast as many of the mentioned creatures as possible.

That's why Crucible of Fire and Sight of the Scalelords are bad but you seem to discover another way to win besides fight with big beaters - it's reanimator strategy. So I'd rather get 4/4 or 5/5 Dragon with Animate Dead for AND do something else than cast one of those enchantments and pass, hoping that it survives on board. I personally use reanimation with Dragon Tempest as a secondary strategy to kill as many people as possible with damage from dragons coming back and then smash the rest with them, since they get haste.

Abrupt Decay has that advantage of hitting NONLAND permaments... so creatures, enchantments, artifacts, planeswalkers all go down. While Vraska's Contempt is overpriced Path to Exile in black since planeswalkers can be overrun with Dragons and 2 life gain is negligible. It's not about hitting someone's Craterhoof Behemoth or in your case Hellkite Overlord it's about dealing with Sylvan Library / Phyrexian Arena , Chromatic Lantern or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard that get them there. And that's the lesson that I learned few months back and made drastic changes to my deck - Bow before Draconic King!!! | *WAR* Update. It's still a Dragon deck but has everything that early game requires so I can still compete with better tuned decks of others.

That's why for changes I'd propose:

I think that's it for now, it's mostly about getting as much during your turns for as low cost as possible. I'd also rethink these cheap mana doublers but that's me and I don't like helping others, since they can and they will gain advantage of that and beat me. Early dorks/rocks actually can feel like mana doubling and work only for you.

If you want to know more about getting better at EDH I'd recommend checking out CMDR Central and EDHRec podcasts on youtube - https://articles.edhrec.com/commander-central-ep75-settling-for-less/. Also EDHRec page has great articles posted daily, one of them is about Evolving Wilds: https://articles.edhrec.com/in-the-margins-evolving-wilds-terramorphic-expanse/

Vlasiax on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

1 week ago

Looks good, however I'd still lower the number of dragons and add some interaction and draw:

And for now that's it from me, let me now what you think about these suggestions!

_Delta_ on Wonkiest Standard Wins? - Any ...

1 month ago

I honestly can't think of any atm in terms of standard, however let me share something from a 4 player commander game like 3 years ago. I use to play a Vorel of the Hull Clade deck (was my first edh deck built) and about halfway through the match I had a 6/6 Sphinx of Magosi out that I was using for a blocker. Me and one other friend were the most in the lead over the other two when it came to board states, meanwhile one of my opponents was stuck on 2 lands and a Rakdos Signet and had begun to discard to hand size for like 5 times around the table. I went to combat with the Sphinx of Magosi a few turns later when I had it as an 8/8 vs my friend who was the only significant threat at the time besides me. Also, because I had nothing else to do whatsoever that turn, I just used the effect on my turn to make it a 9/9. He decided to let the damage go through as he had 40 health still. Then completely out of the blue, my opponent that I mentioned who wasn't able to do like anything up until that point in the match cast a Tainted Strike for lethal. The look of surprise from everyone was amazing.

Writing all of that out, I actually thought of one that was standard related. I will try my best to recall it all as it got a bit much. Once on a game of arena back when it was just Ixalan block, I was playing a deck that was basically vampire tribal with a decent amount of removal. I played a Bishop of Binding which my opponent immediately chose to exile on my endstep with Cast Out and I couldn't do anything at the time about it. But a few turns later, I played my own Cast Out on his Cast Out to get my Bishop of Binding and exile whatever target I chose once again. He followed this up on his turn with another 2nd Cast Out targeting my copy of Cast Out so that he could get back his first copy of Cast Out to exile my Bishop of Binding again. Then I managed to play a second Cast Out of my own not long after and you get the idea i'm sure by now,to get my Bishop of Binding yet again. My opponent would follow suit with another Cast Out and repeat the process again and what I did this time was play an Ixalan's Binding that I drew which made my opponent quit immediately lol.

FenrisBurgess on Rakdos Lord of Cost Reduction

1 month ago
  • I looked for cantrips and couldn't find any besides the artifacts.
  • If the strategy is to reduce the cost of big creatures, I don't see why you are using 1 cmc burn spells that only do 1 damage. Lightning Bolt and Lightning Strike would be quite effective as they both deal 3 damage and cost very little.
  • The 1 cmc spells seem a little reliant on Sulfuric Vapors to be useful, and considering you have no search and nothing else that is similar in effect, I don't see it working well.
  • I don't see much synergy with your creatures.

  • In playtesting, I found it difficult to play most of spells until at least turn 5, even with an extra draw.

  • Basically, it's slow to play and far too reliant on the commander for it to work. I found myself lacking two mountains and two swamps consistently, so it was hard to find tests in which I could summon Rakdos at all in a reasonable amount of time.
  • The few times I did play Rakdos, I found I had nothing useful to play.
  • Overall, the deck lacks focus and I didn't find it very fun to play.

  • To improve upon that, adding in essential manarocks such as a Sol Ring and Rakdos Signet would speed up the game significantly.

  • Better card draw can come in the form of Ambition's Cost and Ancient Craving .

  • I would attempt to help more, but I don't know which direction you want to take this deck; only the intended strategy.

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Rakdos Signet occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.13%

Rakdos: 1.85%

RBW (Mardu): 1.8%

U/B/R (Grixis): 1.49%