Rapacious One


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander Uncommon
Rise of the Eldrazi Uncommon

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Rapacious One

Creature — Eldrazi Drone


Whenever Rapacious One deals combat damage to a player, put that many 0/1 colorless Eldrazi Spawn creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add 1 to your mana pool."

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Rapacious One Discussion

Imaru on Rak-Drazi: Rakdos's Friends

1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback, Pal00ka.

First of all, I have the burn spells in there to serve as cheap and easy ways to get out Rakdos. They aren't ideal, and are better used as spot removal for pesky creatures, but they are nice to have around if I'm in a bind.

As for the token spawners you suggested, I actually had a Rapacious One on order when you commented, as well as an old Kozilek, as I feel he has the most bang for your buck of the old Titans. I actually have them now and just need to fit them in. I also have an Emerakul's Hatcher around here somewhere.

Beyond that, I would need to do some simple testing to figure out what else would have a good place in the deck.

Pal00ka on Rak-Drazi: Rakdos's Friends

1 week ago

I've been mulling a Rakdos build and I think you're too focused on what you'll be able to cast and not what you can cast. That's from looking at your cards, curve, and comment about it.

Rakdos is going to be magnet for removal, especially once your meta realizes that if he's off the field then you just twiddle your thumbs and pass. I'll recommend 3 overall changes: lower your curve, vary your win-cons, and choose cards that can continually help you.

On that last note: please please please lose Lightning Bolt and Rift Bolt. They're great in Modern but poor in EDH because 1 shot for 3 damage when you potentially have 120 life to drain is bad. How about Shepherd of Rot, Goblin Fireslinger, Plague Spitter, or Lobber Crew instead? Each can come down early and damage every turn thus always triggering Rakdos' ability.

To not be so dependent on Rakdos' mana generating lets add Burnished Hart, Solemn Simulacrum, Pilgrim's Eye, Crypt Ghast, and Wild-Field Scarecrow. Early game they'll make sure you find the colored mana you need, mid and late game their free casts that can also...

Burn. I'm going to suggest that you cut some of your vanilla fatties (cough Desolation Twin cough) for a few guys who make tokens. Like Emrakul's Hatcher, Rapacious One, etc. who when paired with cards like Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge burn everyone and fuel Rakdos further.

A few cards I like that scale great with Rakdos' burn/mana generating is Grenzo, Dungeon Warden, Maga, Traitor to Mortals, and Hangarback Walker.

Finally you need haste enablers for everyone constantly. Forerunner of Slaughter is meh, honestly, especially when alternatives like Fervor, Hysteria, Hammer of Purphoros, Ogre Battledriver, In the Web of War are just plain better (plus he doesn't have synergy with Rakdos).

Hope something in this book helps!

carpecanum on Rith's Salad Horde

1 week ago

Pollenbright Wings is a favorite card in my Rith deck, especially if i can get it on my Rapacious One

RupertPhd on WARNING! Can make people cry!

1 month ago

Rapacious One and Savage Ventmaw are both facebeaters that make mana for you.

MagicalHacker on Trying to make a competitive ...

1 month ago

As an example of how difficult this deck is for me to build, here are all the cards I currently have in the deck (I need to cut four from these to get the correct amount):

Hedron Crawler
Iron Myr
Plague Myr
Red Elemental Blast
From the Ashes
Blood Moon
Magus of the Moon
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Zealous Conscripts
Heat Shimmer
Dualcaster Mage
Grinning Ignus
Norin the Wary
Flamekin Harbinger
Sulfuric Vortex
Hedron Archive
Gilded Lotus
Wheel of Fortune
Magus of the Wheel
Imperial Recruiter
Acidic Soil
Price of Progress
Impact Tremors
Young Pyromancer
Chaos Warp
Beetleback Chief
Dragonmaster Outcast
Emrakul's Hatcher
Goblin Marshal
Goblin Rabblemaster
Krenko, Mob Boss
Mogg War Marshal
Pia and Kiran Nalaar
Rakka Mar
Siege-Gang Commander
Acorn Catapult
Captain's Claws
Helm of Possession
Myr Turbine
Snake Basket
Throne of Empires
Trading Post
Devastating Summons
Devil's Playground
Dragon Fodder
Firecat Blitz
Goblin Offensive
Goblin Rally
Hordeling Outburst
Krenko's Command
Tempt with Vengeance
Thatcher Revolt
Goblin Assault
Chandra, Flamecaller

All the cards I cut and still think could be good in the deck:

Pyromancer's Goggles
Stoneshaker Shaman
Defense Grid
Mana Cache
Price of Glory
Mana Web
Leyline of Punishment
Burn at the Stake
Wheel of Fate
Memory Jar
Reforge the Soul
Hoarding Dragon
Goblin Matron
Goblin Recruiter
Godo, Bandit Warlord
Blade of Selves
Conjurer's Closet
Minion Reflector
Soul Foundry
Mimic Vat
Felhide Spiritbinder
Flamerush Rider
Flameshadow Conjuring
Splinter Twin
Sword of Light and Shadow
Elemental Mastery
Burning Earth
Fault Line
Molten Disaster
Rolling Earthquake
Eldrazi Monument
Chandra's Spitfire
Genesis Chamber
Chancellor of the Forge
Charmbreaker Devils
Embermaw Hellion
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
Static Orb
Silent Arbiter
Caverns of Despair
Ensnaring Bridge
Glacial Chasm
Myr Battlesphere
Rapacious One
Worn Powerstone
Descent of Dragons
Shrine of Loyal Legions
Mogg Infestation
Skittering Invasion
Tooth and Claw
Gratuitous Violence
Furnace of Rath
Dictate of the Twin Gods
Heartless Hidetsugu

Kaos_Kitty on Green Black Eldrazi Sacrifice

1 month ago

If you are building an Eldrazi deck you should look back at the old Zendikar block. It has a lot of amazing cards like Broodwarden if you are going to get eldrazi spawns instead of scions. I would also go red/green as it gives you more viable options with cards like Spawning Breath/Growth Spasm and Rapacious One. These are all from the old Zendikar block by the way, including Eldrazi Monument and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. I could keep going one about the old ones like Eye of Ugin, or Eldrazi Temple and such. But I just think that the old zendikar block had way better eldrazi support and synergy for you to work with. Hope this helps, and best of luck! If you do decide to go with the old block, just let me know, and I will help you with some more cards.

Panzerforge on Spawning Pool Party

1 month ago

celsha this sounds like the deck for you!

To make it Peasant (and I actually run it this way sometimes) remove the two Essence Feed and replace them with two Broodwarden, and remove one Growth Spasm and replace it with a Rapacious One. These two cards give a MASSIVE kick to the deck.

Hope this helps, and best of luck!

Spisepinden on Thromok's Kiddie Table

2 months ago

Growing Ranks is an illegal card since its colour identity is green/white and your commander is green/red.

If you can get a hold of Parallel Lives and Doubling Season, I suggest you add those to the deck, as both work well with tokens and/or counters. One Dozen Eyes is probably worth considering too. Aside from that, Pennon Blade combos really well with Rapacious One to double its power and toughness and the amount of tokens with each swing, assuming you get through with it.

I've made a somewhat similar decklist with Prossh, Skyraider of Kher focused heavily on token production with a few devour creatures and other sacrifice shenanigans. Maybe you could find a bit of inspiration there :)

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