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
6 days ago
oh and void winnower exists, which means those lands are going to be helpful still. and being in a mono color he can get the full value of nykthos, caged sun, extra planar lens, etc. since he is a token deck he can run purphoros for extra damage and stuff, and red has good rituals so you may bea able to pump out a little extra mana to pay for the exiled spell you want. Break Through the Line is real. and if you just run every good on hit effect . . . Five-Alarm Fire, Cleaver Riot,Rogue's Gloves, Specter's Shroud, Sword of Feast and Famine, Latulla's Orders, Curse of Stalked Prey Destructive Urge, Rapacious One, Quietus Spike all mass double strike givers . . .Berserkers' Onslaught, Rage Reflection, Avatar of Slaughter and some other stuff . . . Demoralize Legion Loyalist
6 days ago
I removed Rapacious One (for Scourge of the Throne, more in the theme - only I like the token it produced and the fact it brought trample in for Odric) and Windborn Muse (for Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, it does basically some kind of protection).
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1 week ago
For your manabase, I would lean away from so many taplands. Also mystic monastery is outside your color identity, Battlefield Forge might be a good replacement.
For red creatures, Rapacious One is one of my favorites.
Armory of ioras looks underwhelming, Mask of Memory or maybe Fireshrieker could be good.
Finally maintaining card advantage with is difficult, Land Tax is great, skullclamp and Open the Armory can be good.
2 weeks ago
It really is a fun deck, and one that I've put a lot of work into. I would also like to point out that it's not a Standard Deck, and the sideboard isn't even Modern legal. It's a Pauper Deck.
I'm glad you like it, and would be happy to hear any feed back or input from playing it.
All Is Dust is a bad call, as your heavy hitters aren't the devoid style Eldrazi, meaning that All is Dust will destroy all your Emrakul's Hatchers, Nest Invaders, and Kozilek's Predators. Not to mention that it will destroy one of my deck's good damage sources, Impact Tremors.
Thanks again for taking the time to look at my deck, but please give credit where it is due.
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
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!