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Rix Maadi Reveler
Creature — Human Shaman
Spectacle (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
When Rix Maadi Reveler enters the battlefield, discard a card, then draw card. If Rix Maadi Reveler's spectacle cost was paid, instead discard your hand, then draw three cards.
Rix Maadi Reveler Discussion
2 weeks ago
Rix Maadi Reveler is useful in most turn 2-3 situations, as it can set up your hand and dump unnecessary lands. I highly recommend playing it. As for Fireblade Artist , it is very effective against the Bant Scapeshift/Field of the Dead, as it can come down and swing in before they can remove it, and can continually threaten them without having to swing into a Settle the Wreckage . Post-rotation, both of these cards will be powerful against control decks as well as midrange and combo. Fireblade artist's upkeep trigger is great when your opponent has an impassable board and you have already blitzed your hand, then you topdeck rix-maadi reveler, allowing you to draw three cards for four mana and the cost of sacrificing one creature, which is pretty great in rakdos deck.
2 weeks ago
Ransack the Lab / Strategic Planning is probably the closest Looting effect we're probably ever going to see. I think Rix Maadi Reveler and Smuggler's Copter are also somewhat acceptable replacements as well. Lastly while Painful Truths doesn't fuel the graveyard it is an exceptional source of card draw in three color decks.
3 weeks ago
This list seems sweet. I've been playing various Rakdos and Gruul aggro decks over the past standard rotation and enjoying a fair amount of success. I think the first thing to improve the list would be to cut Vampire of the Dire Moon in favor of Fanatical Firebrand or Gutterbones . Since you don't really have vampire synergy and are looking to kill as quick as possible, those creatures are generally more efficient at doing that. You also might want to look to improve the curve by cutting a few 3 drops in favor of a few two and one drops. Personally, I'd include something like Rix Maadi Reveler or Fireblade Artist . As for what three drops to cut, that's up to you. I'd also prefer running Dragonskull Summit over the Bloodfell Caves and Blast Zone . Your sideboard actually looks great as is, though I'd maybe cut the planeswalkers in favor of Blood Sun , Alpine Moon , or two more copies of Legion's End to deal with Field of the Dead + Scapeshift if you see that cropping up in whatever meta you play in. Overall though, the list seems great and I'll be trying something similar myself very soon.
1 month ago
Hey, nice start on a budget, good first deck.
Unfortunately, it's going to be difficult to get a lot of value out of Alesha's reanimation when playing so many high mana cost creatures. There's nothing wrong with playing high mana cost creatures that have 2 or less power with Alesha as General, but you also want enablers to get them into your graveyard so you can reanimate them with Alesha. You see you don't want to actually cast very many of the creatures here, they're better in your graveyard and then use Alesha to reanimate them.
Budget enablers to consider adding:
- Buried Alive : tutor for any three creatures in your library and then put them into your graveyard.
- Faithless Looting
- Key to the City : repeatable protect Alesha in combat.
- Cathartic Reunion
- Tormenting Voice
- Magus of the Wheel : wheel, can be reanimated.
- Rix Maadi Reveler : can be reanimated.
- Azra Oddsmaker : repeatable, the discard happens in combat before Alesha attacks.
- Nahiri, the Harbinger : repeatable.
Buried is by far the best enabler; tutor for three creatures and then put them into your graveyard is very powerful. The other suggested enablers are discard and draw. These enablers let you choose what cards in your hand you discard letting you choose creatures after that you draw cards which is also helpful. You're playing lots of reanimation spells, but these cards also need enablers to get creatures into your graveyard otherwise they aren't doing much.
Other enablers are called sac outlets and I see one aristocrat here Cutthroat; these are the types of cards that are good with sac outlets since they give you value when your creatures die. For now ignore the sac outlets enablers direction and focus on the other enablers; make a larger ratio between reanimation and enablers with enablers as a much higher number. Alesha is your reanimation so you don't really need lots of other reanimation unless they're creatures who she can reanimate ( Karmic Guide ).
Cards to consider cutting to add enablers:
- Finale of Eternity
- Endless Obedience
- Devout Invocation
- Descent of the Dragons
- Volcanic Vision
- Blood for Bones
- Swift Warkite
- Xantcha, Sleeper Agent
- Vizkopa Confessor
- Resolute Blademaster
- Preyseizer Dragon
- Fledgling Dragon
- Anya, Merciless Angel
Many of these suggested cards to cut are redundant high mana cost reanimation, high mana cost cards or creatures who have higher than 2 power or creatures who are lackluster even if Alesha can reanimate them.
Budget lands and additional mana sources to consider adding:
- Command Tower : one of the best lands for multicolored Commander decks.
- Exotic Orchard
- Caves of Koilos
- Battlefield Forge
- Foreboding Ruins
- Smoldering Marsh
- Ash Barrens
- Talisman of Hierarchy or Orzhov Signet
- Talisman of Conviction or Boros Signet
- Talisman of Indulgence or Rakdos Signet
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
googol87, with such amount of removal (26 cards) I suggest you to replace a couple of them with Theater of Horrors . Does Finale of Eternity really work good in this deck, so you'll never use its "X is 10 or more" ability and toghness is very often a bad criteria, because you will need to pay around 7 mana to deal with creatures which are not afraid of Ritual of Soot . I would also put 2 copies of Lava Coil and 1 copy of Lightning Strike to a sideboard, because you won't actually need them each match-up. Also I recommend you to put 2-3 copies of Drill Bit and 2 copies of Cry of the Carnarium in your sideboard (first one do very well against control decks). By the way, you could also try Rix Maadi Reveler for some draw.
2 months ago
Hey, first of all nice deck! I'd just suggest that shock is better than disfigure. It gives you range to close out games fast, if needed and in a standardworld with that much planeswalkers, especially cheap ones like Teferi, Time Raveler , unconditional removal is key to the mainboard. Also i think you might "lower" the curve a bit, by adding another 2 of Merfolk Branchwalker and maybe one or two Rix Maadi Reveler / Dire Fleet Daredevil (Both cards can create Value later in the game and provide decent bodies early on).
3 months ago
Hey BasicBrett Thx for the comments. Yeah sorry about the Rix Maadi Reveler . I think Book Devourer is a good wheel effect. I have been considering Pull from Tomorrow but currenly only have one copy of that currently[IDK why] but is needed more in a different deck.
3 months ago
All in all great build, however Rix Maadi Reveler has black in text, cant be used legally in U/R commander
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