Rakshasa Deathdealer

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare

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Rakshasa Deathdealer

Creature — Cat Demon

{B}{G}: Rakshasa Deathdealer gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

{B}{G}: Regenerate Rakshasa Deathdealer.

Rakshasa Deathdealer Discussion

Heliogabale on Google Ghave and The Search Engine of Doom

11 months ago

This is a nice idea! I hope you manage to make it work.

You need a Strionic Resonator to double the activations of Ob-Nixilis or Maralen.

Avatar of Growth would be great if you can lay your hands on one.

I am not too fond of the white counterspell sub-theme you have included; with this color scheme you have ample options for removal. Personally I like Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, and Pernicious Deed. With your search to kill theme, Assassin's Trophy and Path to Exile should also be included.

Not sure why you are currently including Gift of Immortality, but adding a Spore Frog and a Necrotic Sliver makes for fun control.

Since your theme is running a bit thin, I see two options to make this deck more efficient : filling it to the brim with tutors, or including an alternate wincon. I definitely favour the second option; and I though you would like it to include your hidden general for flavor. Here is my suggestion for that:

Liliana's Contract and inexpensive Demons, like Desecration Demon, Grinning Demon, Herald of Torment, Indulgent Tormentor, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Rakshasa Deathdealer, Soulcage Fiend.

Hope this helps!

xyr0s on Abzan Aggro?

1 year ago

Just play the safe (and some would say "boring") cards for abzan. You want to go with blinking midrange? ok, no problem. Add 4 Mama blink.

Utter End is a bad card in modern, simply because it provides for 4 mana what you most often can do for 1 (remove a creature). Play the more efficient Path to Exile, which lets you answer aggro threats a lot earlier than at 4 mana. Rakshasa Deathdealer is somewhat the same story - it doesn't do anything you can't get at lower mana (well, regeneration, actually, but at 2 mana...). Grim Flayer would be a very real upgrade. And this seems to be the theme for your creatures. Hooded Hydra isn't exactly fast either, when you have none/very little ramp. I guess Wingmate Roc is an interesting card, but since the rest of your creatures are a bit on the heavy end, this is not very good either.

Against aggro, you should bring some sort of discard at 1 mana (that is Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize). Those trade for the best card in your opponents hand on your first turn, and might take 3 to 6 damage out of your opponent (or more, in some cases), even if they are pretty bad topdecks later on. Burn is particularly intimidated by Collective Brutality, since it kills one of their attackers and takes a card from them. It also enables delve and/or delirium.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on (Scaling) beater

1 year ago

Anafenza, the Foremost seems fitting. Or, if being a sink isn't too bad, why noch Rakshasa Deathdealer?

Snydog17 on

1 year ago

Cheap BG stuff that you might want to consider: Vulturous Zombie stuff dying is quite good, Varolz, the Scar-Striped graveuard stuff and sac engine, Spiritmonger, Reaper of the Wilds stuff dying is good, Rakshasa Deathdealer, Putrid Leech a decent buff, Pharika, God of Affliction graveyard and make some snakes, Hag Hedge-Mage versatility is good, Grave-Shell Scarab for some draw, Doomgape is a good sac engine, Deity of Scars good dude in general, Baloth Null for some recursion, Puppeteer Clique not BG but steal your opponet's stuff.

More recursion because you are a sacrifice deck: Whip of Erebos who doesn't like lifelink, Vigor Mortis, Seasons Past got lots o stuff.

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cplvela0811 on Budget Junk

2 years ago

Anastasius: This is an interesting take on , but in my personal opinion - could use a small amount of work. I feel that you need a few more aggresive threats and maybe a Planeswalker or two. I like Sorin, Solemn Visitor. I also think that maybe (maybe) Fleecemane Lion is very nice, for just . I also like Rakshasa Deathdealer.

bsherrer: This person's finances and ability to have fun, construct a deck, and or post what ever they want onto the Tappedout community - is entirely irrelevant. They are...what, $14 dollars out of budget range (depending who you ask) and that qualifies questioning. Interesting. I feel that this is actually a a well designed 75 -that does not cost 100's or even potentially 1000's. Help them out. You are among one of the budget Kings/Queens on this site.

Nephilim on Golgari Aggro With Zombies

2 years ago

have you thought about Rakshasa Deathdealer?

The_Squirrel on Budget Jund

2 years ago

Oh, Putrid Leech and Rakshasa Deathdealer are budget options as well. Leach is probably better.

lagotripha on B/G Eldrazi Saproling tokens

2 years ago

Nice, simple idea for modern. I think the secret to running budget black decks are a lot of hand disruption and a stable manabase. If you can find some of the more budget b/g lands, that will help. Llanowar Wastes, that sort of thing. Scythe Leopard, Gatecreeper Vine and Liliana's Elite are likely to underperform compared to some other dirt-cheap options.

General advice- go heavy on one colour so that you can pack your deck with cards of that colour then leave the other for later in the game, where you can afford to be paying mana with lands that come into play tapped.

This means either early game black (hand/board disruption) or early game green (Elves of Deep Shadow/Sakura-Tribe Elder). What you choose to focus on can then inform the cmc and gamplan for the rest of your cards. Either way, lots of 1 and 2 drops will help you survive.

I'll start with disruption options- Vendetta, Victim of Night, Smother, Geth's Verdict Bile Blight etc for creature removal, Duress, Black Cat, Ravenous Rats, Rotting Rats, Nezumi Bone-Reader and Thoughtpicker Witch for hand disrution are all solid choices that match your game plan.

Card advantage options- Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood Dark Prophecy/Fecundity/Grim Haruspex

Interesting or efficient creature options Rot Shambler/Mortician Beetle (growing threats), Zulaport Cutthroat/Blood Artist (lifedrain and victory without attacks with a sacrifice outlet), Dross Harvester (bolt and path resistance), Ogre Slumlord for rat tribal combo , Pawn of Ulamog/Sifter of Skulls for more tokens, Quirion Dryad/Vinelasher Kudzu for growing threats Bloodthrone Vampire/Indulgent Aristocrat/Carrier Thrall for vamp tribal, Nest Invader for more token/ramp, Boneyard Wurm/Satyr Wayfinder/Graveblade Marauder/Nighthowler/Splinterfright/Gnarlwood Dryad are all fairly functional for a more graveyard-reliant setup, and Svogthos, the Restless Tomb is a cheap and functional manland.

Green stall so you can increase cmc- Druid's Deliverance, Jaddi Offshoot, Brindle Boar, Dark Heart of the Wood, Feed the Clan

Useful tools Grisly Salvage, Golgari Charm,

Sideboard options Elvish Eulogist(in an elf heavy list) Elvish Hexhunter Vampire Hexmage Bottle Gnomes Dryad Militant Delirium Skeins etc. There is a lot out there in these colours.If a lot of cards are ending up in the graveyard as the game draws out, spells like Hooting Mandrills, Gurmag Angler or Become Immense start becoming more valuable.

Less favourable cards that didn't quite cut it in are also good to look for- Putrid Leech/Rakshasa Deathdealer/Woodlurker Mimic beatdown for example.

Sacrifice creatures for card advantage is a solid archetype that has had a lot of support printed over the years, from No Rest for the Wicked to Korozda Guildmage.

The question is always going to be what is my opponents plan, and how do I stop that- are my opponents playing Rest in Peace or smilar to deal with graveyard shenanigans, will they kill me before I kill them as every card in their deck is effectively Lightning Bolt, or will they be able to Remand all my spells while they hit me with Delver of Secrets  Flip. Things that disrupt their plan are usually good, especially when they help your plan.

There are a lot of cards to much around with and play- I'd reccomend testing online before going hunting for things specific, focus on a single strategy when picking cards and if you choose to go less-budget, focus on lands first. Reliably casting spells is the core of the game.

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