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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
I would caution going down a Wheel of Fortune route. I've never played Wheel of Fortune specifically, but Dragon Mage I've tested. Sometimes, depending on the array of commanders your up against, when I finally get a Kaalia of the Vast resolved, and either Haste/Protected where opponents can't deal with her, I definitely don't want to put 7 cards in my hand, and then put 21 possible solutions for Kaalia of the Vast in others hands. Also, assuming I'm tutoring my win-con, Buried Alive , Reanimate , etc. the Wheel of Fortune becomes useless to me because I have no way to recover those cards (Except Yawgmoth's Will ) from the graveyard, and I've spent mana and life to get them into my hand. Giving your opponent the solution to controlling you mostly won't help you, some situations, sure, but mostly no.
If you build around the graveyard recursion, it would be viable, or go down a Liliana's Caress type structure where draw/discard costs players life, or you control their graveyards with Leyline of the Void type effects, I think they would be good, there's many of those, like Magus of the Wheel , Reforge the Soul , Wheel of Fate . If your looking to disrupt other players by making them discard their tutor results, your probably getting Force of Will on your Wheel of Fortune anyway.
So not enough synergy with it, definitely don't like reloading opponents hands and handing them a solution to whatever I'm doing, like here's 21 chances at a solution for Iona, Shield of Emeria you can't deal with, or solution for Avacyn, Angel of Hope , or solution for Kaalia of the Vast + Lightning Greaves for example.
Faithless Looting is better because you control the discard, keep the combo pieces, and gets combo pieces you've accidentally drawn into the graveyard. Yesterday I did cast Restoration Angel Flash, blocked an attacking Dark Confidant and then on my turn Buried Alive ( Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Karmic Guide , and Razaketh, the Foulblooded ) then Reanimate for the win. There was an Executioner's Capsule in play, but Breya, Etherium Shaper tapped out and couldn't activate, so took my shot.
5 days ago
6 days ago
I was thinking about my Reveillark alternative win-con's,
Hatred is CMC5 () and just needs Kaalia of the Vast but also likes guys like Baneslayer Angel , Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , Gisela, the Broken Blade , Lyra Dawnbringer , Serra Ascendant or Whip of Erebos .
Was thinking, it's a different win-con (only 1 player too in some cases), but other than being high CMC, would allow me to cheat in an A/D/D and Commander Damage kill a player if left unblocked as well (Instant speed).
Combat Celebrant is enticing because of his CMC3 (), other than his obvious Exert ability which can land 2 A/D/D in 1 turn, do some mass damage with someone like Balefire Dragon or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , but his real power is that he doesn't need the sac outlet.
Potentially a win-con with someone like, Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Demonlord Belzenlok , Doom Whisperer , Hellkite Tyrant , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Etc. unless there is something large enough to block the Trample indefinitely. Doesn't matter if Combat Celebrant is blocked, just making the copy, allows for the next attack to occur. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker never gets in harms way.
I'm sure there are more ways to abuse him, Splinter Twin obviously, which doesn't work with Buried Alive but can replace Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker in most/all? combos too. could tutor Splinter Twin pretty easily. Idyllic Tutor for example could also pull me an Animate Dead etc, feel there could be some good build out around Combat Celebrant for combos, and just his natural talent when attacking with large A/D/D.
Adarkar Valkyrie also gave me:
I just found neither Adarkar Valkyrie or Aurelia, the Warleader properly ETB triggered with Kaalia of the Vast , and I was never tutoring either of them because they aren't that impactful, so ended up removing Adarkar Valkyrie and then later Aurelia, the Warleader to focus more on the primary win-con with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel .
Crucible of Worlds more inline with a classic Kaalia of the Vast , which the Infinite Combat phases + Land Destruction is part of the reason (as well to a degree the amount of hate Kaalia of the Vast receives as a commander), is why she fell to Tier 3, from Tier 2.5 previously. If I have a Grand Abolisher I don't care, but if I don't, sometimes there is surprise when they have 40 life and think they are unkillable by Kaalia of the Vast and leave themselves open and I can swoop in on T4 with the Restoration Angel horde!
It's been a long time since I needed to resort to Reveillark , either I've won, or someone else has combo'd before I really get to a point of attempting a Reveillark win. Combat Celebrant , I feel like I could also use, Entomb / Gamble , example:
Entomb > Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Mausoleum Secrets > Reanimate . With a Combat Celebrant and anything to attack with, I'm good to go. ( Entomb makes Mausoleum Secrets more valuable to me too). He also doesn't get haste from Dragon Tempest either, so that's another negative.
He can't really Turn 1 so that's kinda why I was thinking more along the lines of Hatred even without augmenting the Lifelink. Life also fuels my speed, Draw/Mana/Tutor, so not sure of the impact to my game post Hatred .
Dark Ritual , Simian Spirit Guide , Mox Diamond all increase T1 potential, but I always worry about, outside of T1 do they have much value. Dark Ritual can cast a Necropotence so it has some benefit and with other cards Buried Alive + Reanimate .
My current challenge is Faithless Looting , I think it needs to go back in, have to decide what to remove. In games where I draw my Karmic Guide or Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker I'm usually like T9 because I have to actually cast them and at CMC5, it's just not realistic with the other costs ( Buried Alive CMC3 and Reanimate CMC1) thats, CMC9, never going to happen. A Faithless Looting makes it CMC5 only. Faithless Looting also has some nice synergies if I don't have an A/D/D in my hand and Kaalia of the Vast is ready to go.
I agree, when is a deck every truly complete. Ever time I play I learn something new about my deck, or a Razaketh, the Foulblooded comes a long and takes over top dog spot in my decklist, and makes Griselbrand being Griselbanned a little easier to take.
1 week ago
Also weezel, make sure that if you're including a Tainted Pact (most valuable tutor), usually to a Master of Cruelties with a Kaalia of the Vast triggered ability on the stack, or into a Razaketh, the Foulblooded and sac the Kaalia of the Vast to pull my win-con, however, you can only have 1 of each basic land Plains , Swamp , Mountain (I don't even play the Mountain ), otherwise your Tainted Pact can ground itself out if you pull 2x Plains for example.
Thought I would mention incase you handn't had that experience yet. CMC2 Instant Tutor though, it's critical. Also, I played Ancient Tomb for a very long time, ended up moving it to my Arahbo, Roar of the World deck. It never really worked properly. Everything in is or , or like Grand Abolisher . It does help with the Buried Alive cast though! I found other than Chrome Mox , the rocks were giving me enough mana, needed the lands to produce the colors. If you exclude all the A/D/D that I never cast, my CMC is 2.00 avg, 1.92 avg if I remove the Reveillark which may become a Combat Celebrant or Hatred or something, I don't know yet, re-evaluating my alternate win-con, I never use the Reveillark .
What are your thoughts on Crucible of Worlds , with a Fetch land it can get to hard casing A/D/D, but still feels too slow? What do I need all that mana for anyway.
1 week ago
I think you want to go in on the self-mill, make zombies theme, so you should trim the fat on things that don't fit what you want to do. I like the dredge cards, and I like the cards that put cards from the top of your library into your graveyard to trigger Sidisi, Brood Tyrant .
Cut Prime Speaker Vannifar , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Sidisi, Undead Vizier , Tasigur, the Golden Fang , Taigam, Sidisi's Hand , The Scarab God . I'm not big on counters, so I'd probably leave out Frilled Mystic . Liliana of the Veil and Liliana Vess don't really fit the theme. Switch Wonder for Filth , especially since you're running Urborg. I think most of your tutors could go, so Diabolic Tutor and even Jarad's Orders could go. I'm not sure Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord fits very well, other than he's a zombie. If you see yourself sacrificing lots of zombies to him, then keep him.
You should run Rooftop Storm , and consider Soulquake . Take out Shriekmaw and put in Fleshbag Marauder (fits the tribe), and don't forget that Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a zombie, too, and you're running a high black pip count; he'll pay off. I'm wavering on Meren and Muldrotha; I see why they are here, and how the will be useful...especially Muldrotha. If you had to choose one, I'd keep Muldrotha. Villainous Wealth is fun, but is it what you want this deck to do?
I hope that helps you get started!
1 week ago
Indulgent Tormentor is definitely not as useful as Bloodgift Demon , true it saves the 1 life, however, it doesn't guarantee the draw, and isn't under your control, which for me adds too much randomness, reducing the overall consistency of play.
If you're delayed, mana screwed, or have no A/D/D in hand with a Kaalia of the Vast ready to go, opponents recognize your stalled, and will continue your agony for 3 life. Perhaps if you have an Alliance, or there is an opponent low in life you can target, then you may be able to ensure the draw, but it is highly situational. In cases where an opponent is sacrificing a creature to prevent your draw, it won't be a creature that matters to the board state anyways, they would rather just let you have the draw.
Too much uncertainty to protect the 1 life, I would rather pay 1 life and guarantee the draw. If an opponent is low life, our I'm 1 damage output that turn shy of killing them, or they are tapped out and I need my life for other tutors, I can always target an opponent, surrender my draw to them, and do the 1 damage to an opponent.
Doom Whisperer is a very powerful tutor, he can recursively (assuming you have life), dig through your library, throwing, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Restoration Angel , and Karmic Guide into the graveyard (at the end of an opponents turn), then puts the Reanimate or Animate Dead ... etc. ontop of your library to draw on your turn, and win! If you do happen to Surveil into something that you can't afford to lose, like a Reanimate or a Animate Dead , something like that, stop Surveiling, draw, then continue Surveilling on your turn pre-combat main phase.
Sure Doom Whisperer is no Razaketh, the Foulblooded , but he doesn't have the downside of the sacrifice, and he is CMC5, so he can potentially win you the game cast from your hand, + ( Reanimate ) is a plausible turn 4/5 alt. win-con if you get the right Surveil. Often I'll surveil to a Tutor (Like Buried Alive ), or to a game changing A/D/D like Master of Cruelties or Iona, Shield of Emeria ... etc. in cases where I have Kaalia of the Vast ready to attack on my turn.
I would avoid the uncertainty of Indulgent Tormentor , stick to a sure thing. If your finding your games are going longer and need more life, you can always augment on the Lifegain/Lifelink strategy, I have quite a bit built in, but there is more, like a Vault of the Archangel as one example. Nearheath Pilgrim would be another I can think of off the top of my head. I used to have more but with EDHREC.com being so popular I removed many of my suggestions.
Thanks for the comments!
2 weeks ago
Here are some cards that I found that you might like:
Razaketh, the Foulblooded , High Market , Dark Prophecy , Requiem Angel , Innocent Blood , Fleshbag Marauder , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Archon of Justice , Ashen Rider , Vindictive Vampire
Razaketh, the Foulblooded occurrence in decks from the last year
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