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Razaketh, the Foulblooded
Legendary Creature — Demon
Pay 2 life, Sacrifice another creature: Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Razaketh, the Foulblooded Discussion
2 days ago
Wow, Expropriate is wild! That'd go nicely in my Lazav, Dimir Mastermind deck. Definitely expensive though. I might prefer Insurrection in your deck, for the fact it needs creativity to permanently steal their creatures (I like that challenge) - but they are both nuts in there. I see what you mean about Razaketh, the Foulblooded, and the lag to play one of those other two after you search for them...
...If that's the win-con package, maybe some passive ramping could help? A couple examples of what I mean would be Pitiless Plunderer and Black Market. I run both those in my Ghave, Guru of Spores to great effect. A Ruthless Knave, rather than the plunderer, offers a sac engine while creating two treasure tokens. Not efficient enough for this deck I think, but more for inspiration :). He offers a mana sink if you find yourself with extra mana in the first 5-6 turns and helps you position yourself for 1 big turn.
Maybe, after playing this version a bit, swapping your high cmc for Grave Betrayal and some one sided board wipes like Plague Wind could be an interesting take to try out?
I put an Unspeakable Symbol in mine as well. Seems like it was made for her, taking your life below your opponents while putting on the counters. I dream of having it out in this "Steal Yo Gurl!" style, with a Champion of Stray Souls on the battlefield. If the sequencing and mana could work... Value town.
In regards to the version I'm working on: We have a lower level player in our playgroup who doesn't quite have the cards or the know-how for stronger deck building. I wanted to make something less powerful than Kresh and Ghave, for playing him while still enjoying myself. Madness is a really fun mechanic I'm building around with a lot of trigger opportunities through the draw, discard to cast, and different recursion. Such great value, just not the power. Madness fits naturally with the Innistrad vampires that get +1/+1 counters for dealing damage. Great synergy with Marchesa and it's letting me play interesting cards, including some sweet old commons, that I probably wouldn't play otherwise (ex: Bog Witch). Cards like Archfiend of Ifnir and Squee, Goblin Nabob become elite. I'll let you know when a version is online.
2 days ago
Its true I have put a lot of thought into this deck, but your comments are no less appreciated! If fact, discussing with you why he wasn't included made me reconsider a few other cards that I may not have approached the same way.
Resplendent Angel is great for popping out angel tokens, but is heavily reliant on either Lyra Dawnbringer or its own unacceptably expensive ability in order to be of any use at all. It's a great card for three mana, but cutting mana costs is not what we're after here.
I think I'll have to replace Resplendent Angel and Demon of Death's Gate with Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light so I can slam down a Brisela, Voice of Nightmares to cause trouble and fill my life back up while I use Razaketh, the Foulblooded to fill up my hand with enchantments, artifacts, and even more creatures for my commander to spit out! What do you think?
3 days ago
goldlion, thanks for the compliment! Kresh the Bloodbraided has been on my to-do list for a long time now, he always seemed like he'd be fun to pilot. Let me know how your Marchesa, the Black Rose deck turns out, I'm always interested in seeing other folks' builds.
I've been on the fence about Grave Betrayal for a while now. The effect is absolutely stellar, and it certainly would fit the theme of the deck. But the steep cost of 7 CMC has me wondering if it would be worth the mana. The only cards in the deck that are above 6 CMC are Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Expropriate, and Insurrection. I'm not even too sure about Razaketh, the Foulblooded's inclusion, since it still takes me another turn to play the Expropriate or Insurrection that I'd find from his ability. If I end up cutting Razaketh, the Foulblooded, I'll most likely put Grave Betrayal in there, since it is such a rockin' card. I just like Razaketh, the Foulblooded because he's a sac outlet and a life drain, so I can use him to ensure Marchesa, the Black Rose's Dethrone ability triggers.
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely have to put some thought into swapping something out for Grave Betrayal.
PS: Reef Worm has been an absolute all-star in this deck. I would fully encourage its inclusion in just about any Marchesa, the Black Rose deck. Once I have a consistent way of putting +1/+1 counters on it, it gets outta control pretty quickly.
Thanks again for the thoughts and suggestion!
4 days ago
Abhorrent Overlord, Archfiend of Despair, Bloodgift Demon, Demon of Catastrophes, Demon of Wailing Agonies, Demonlord of Ashmouth, Doom Whisperer, Harvester of Souls, Indulgent Tormentor, Krav, the Unredeemed, Overseer of the Damned, Ravenous Demon Flip, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Silent-Blade Oni, Xathrid Demon
4 days ago
But to touch a bit more in depth, Wizards accidentally wrote themselves into a corner. They had a Planeswalker for each color who had personal interactions with Nicol Bolas:
- Sarkhan (Red) saw his world get sundered by Bolas and Ugin.
- Ajani (White) has personally fought Bolas and seen the carnage he can unleash.
- Liliana (Black) ... Okay I personally don't know much about her. I know she accidentally killed her brother before her spark ignited, she made a pact with the Demons, killed them, than Bolas basically said "serve me or die"? Something like that
- Tezzeret (Blue) has been working for Bolas, because Bolas saved his life a long time ago.
But there were no Green Planeswalkers who personally had a history with Bolas.
Now, as I have been told, the reason the Planeswalkers in M19 feel weaker than their current versions, particularly Liliana, the Necromancer and Liliana, Untouched By Death is because Core Set 2019's story is sort of more like a prequel, giving us insight into who Bolas was and his battle with Ugin on Tarkir.
I brought this up in a prior thread where I was curious as to why Liliana felt so weak. In terms of set construction, M19 was released after Amonkhet, in which she kills her final Demon - Razaketh, the Foulblooded.
So if Liliana killed the 4th and final Demon, why does she feel so weak?
What was explained to me is that M19's story takes place long before Amonkhet, therefore (According to the timeline), Liliana is still bound by the Demon(s) during the time M19 takes place in.
What this means is that, DURING M19's story, Samut, the Tested would not have been in the story. She may not even have had her spark ignite. Her spark seems to have ignited when Bolas invaded Amonkhet the first time, where he imprisoned three of the Gods, killed the elderly people, and rewrote history. Samut was able to Planeswalk away, and return during Amonkhet, which is why she knows everything is a lie. Her and Bontu the Glorified are the only ones who remember the truth.
Because of this, since M19 takes place BEFORE the invasion / destruction of Amonkhet, Samut WOULD NOT have been a Planeswalker for them to highlight within the set.
Therefore, they still lack a Green Planeswalker who has actual interaction with Bolas.
Perhaps Nissa did, I don't know, but for some reason they decided to not go that particular route.
So.. they just invented one to fill the void.
Basically, Vivian Reid exists merely because Wizard's wrote themselves into a corner and needed a quick way out :/
6 days ago
Although I like your list and Esper reanimator in general (here's my deck for reference Merieke Ri Berit Esper Reanimator) I can't help but think this is Esper good stuff control. Way too many instants and sorcerys, although strong spells, just not fitting the reanimator theme. Where is the Collective Brutality, Demonic Collusion, Insidious Dreams and Anvil of Bogardan to name a few. Plus all these spells and no Riptide Laboratory to abuse with Snappy? The deck could use 2 to maybe 4 more fatties, Razaketh, the Foulblooded and It That Betrays come to mind.
1 week ago
For Leonin Relic-Warder I was thinking specifically about the interaction with Animate Dead and Dance of the Dead. You can create an infinite loop of death triggers and etb triggers. You can respond to the Animate Dead/Dance of the Dead death trigger(s) with a sac outlet like Altar of the Brood for infinite mill or Razaketh, the Foulblooded for as many tutors as you want constrained by your life total to set up a win the following turn. The infinite etb triggers already work with your soul sisters package. I think the knock against the human subtheme would be minor for a major win-con. Just a thought.
I definitely agree with your counterpoint for my Altar of the Brood suggestion. I don't like it as much now either.
You have a very cool deck either way! +1
2 weeks ago
ultrareal Well the main Flash Hulk line is Body Double and Viscera Seer to start with. From there Body Double copies Protean Hulk and then we sacrifice our Body Double which is now Protean Hulk to Viscera Seer. For our second Tutor we're getting Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Walking Ballista which works kinda similarly to the Mike Trike combo but we need a sacrifice outlet which is why we need the first tutor chain.
As for Razaketh, the Foulblooded he's more of a support engine then the main tutor engine that he's used for in other more focused Raza decks. However we do run a lot of cards that support Raza lines such as Life / Death, Eternal Witness, and Lion's Eye Diamond which all work fine with our deck and also contribute to some faster Raza wins. But generally he's just assembling our combos just like many decks that run him. He's just not the main focus.
And Dance of the Dead was in the deck at one point and got cut. I can't honestly remeber what it was cut for exactly but it has been in the deck before. So it wouldn't be crazy to run it. I just know I've personally cut it from the list.