Rakdos, the Showstopper

Rakdos, the Showstopper

Legendary Creature — Demon

Flying, trample

When Rakdos, the Showstoper enters the battlefield, flip a coin for each creature that isn't a Demon, Devil or Imp. Destroy each creature whose coin comes up tails.

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Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Rakdos, the Showstopper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.4%

Rakdos, the Showstopper Discussion

RuneLongsword on Rakdos Demon

1 month ago

Dark Ritual is the perfect tool for casting your demons earlier; I'd recommend fitting 3 or 4 in the deck. Heartless Summoning is something to consider as well. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled isn't very useful in this deck unless you run something that forces the opponent to search their library like Scheming Symmetry ; Some cheaper CMC (and $) demons to consider are Abyssal Persecutor and Desecration Demon . Rakdos, the Showstopper is also an OK one-sided board wipe as well. This could also open you up to cheaper CMC devils and Imps such as Rakdos Cackler or Vexing Devil . Overall I like the theme a lot and I think it has potential to be really disgusting.

multimedia on Chainer's Demon Summoning Posse

1 month ago

Hey, I didn't suggest to cut the Apostles, keep the Apostles. they're good and the best parts of your deck :)

I suggested Chainer, Nightmare Adept as General because he gives you more interaction with Apostles as well as reanimation which is good backup plan with Demons. Casting Apostles for one mana from your graveyard and giving the Demon you cheat into play with Apostles haste are interactions that make Apostles better. With Chainer you can abuse creatures for reanimation of Demons such as Doomed Necromancer and Apprentice Necromancer . After discarding one of these Necromancers or a Demon, Chainer lets you cast one of these Necromancers from your graveyard and then because of haste you can use them right away to reanimate the Demon you just discarded and that Demon can attack with haste.

Rakdos, the Showstopper as General doesn't have interaction with Apostles other than they can tutor for and put Demons onto the battlefield, but they can already do this meaning Rakdos is not adding anything to help with the Apostle strategy. Showstopper is better as a Demon in the 99, not General, therefore Apostles can tutor for it. Rakdos, Lord of Riots is better than Showstopper and Riots is good with Demons, but not good with Apostles. You will want to change your deck quite a lot if using Riots as Commander.

TypicalTimmy on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

5 months ago

Any sort of ETB effect will be perfect.

Also Flameshadow Conjuring would be perfect to get double triggers off of your creatures, and it gives the token haste so you can swing without losing much since it'd be exiled at your end step anyway. This way you get twice the value off of the ETB and you can swing for some boardstate pressure.

HERE is a list of creatures in Rakdos that have Madness.

ShutUpMokuba on Chaos master(s)?

5 months ago

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is more about hate/politics than the others two so i would pick them. As a suggestion outside them i like Rakdos, the Showstopper (i know you didn't ask for other suggestion but i like him too much)

Frd123 on As Above, So Below (Kaalia Zenith Seeker)

6 months ago

Some Suggestions:


Nesting Dragon - Random wrath protector

Rapacious Dragon - Good ETB effect if you consider adding more blink effects or ETB Doublers.

Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury - Can be a good Finisher depending of your board state, since you can pay his Dash cost.

Hoarding Dragon - It is an Artifact tutor. It is risky, but it usually pays off if you have the right targets.

Demons - Mass Board Removal

Demon of Dark Schemes - Reanimator and mass removal in a single card. Your creatures usually dodge his minus/minus.

Rakdos, the Showstopper - More Risky, but can be a one sided mass removal on 6/6 flying trampler.


Angel of Finality - It is really important to have Gravehate in edh.

Sunblast Angel - Conditional one-sided wrath.

ETB, triggers doublers

Panharmonicon - Double all your ETBs effects, including Kaalia. Can be deadly if you prioritize ETBs effects among your creatures.

Flameshadow Conjuring - Act as a pseudo Panharmonicon that can "attack" and trigger some leave the battlefield effects. I think this card is a hidden gem in EDH. There is other cards that do this, such as Minion Reflector and Mirror March .

Strionic Resonator - It doubles one of your triggers. It also works with combat triggers and die triggers.

Conjurer's Closet - It is kind of slow, but can generate a lot of value with Kaalia. Depends of the meta.

Frd123 on As Above, So Below (Kaalia Zenith Seeker)

6 months ago

Some suggestions:

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