Starke of Rath


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Mythic Rare
Tempest (TMP) Rare

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Starke of Rath

Legendary Creature — Human Rogue

: Destroy target artifact or creature. That permanent's controller gains control of Starke of Rath. (This effect lasts indefinitely.)

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Starke of Rath Discussion

Ocelot44 on Kalemne is the Best RW Voltron General.

6 months ago


Thank you so much for playing my deck on your channel! That means a lot to me!

A few things...

I think you might've missed that Bastion Protector gives indestructible! That's the whole point of running that card, and I was screaming at my screen that you never equipped Darksteel Plate to it, and that instead you redundantly equipped it to Kalemne! That was very frustrating to see, as you were playing against a Starke of Rath player, but it was an understandable blunder if you've never played with the card before :p

Reforge the Soul is WAY better than you give it credit for! You can manipulate its miracle ability with Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top, making it extremely playable in this deck. I have taken your recommendation of Memory Jar into consideration though! It's a bit pricey for me at the moment, but I'm panning on finding room for it soon, possibly Ghirapur Orrery but we'll see

Leave / Chance is not strictly worse than Teferi's Protection! I do plan on adding TP soon, although it will replace Stonecloaker, not LtC. I plan on running them both in tandem, as they are both fantastic Boros Charm effects! Leave to Chance is sometimes better than Teferi's Protection in that it's one less to cast, it's a Brand effect, and it's an emergency draw source! I always recommend for RW players to run both because they are both awesome!

A lot of players in the comments were frustrated that you cast Blood Moon when all of your opponents were running red, but agree with your decision and would've done the exact same thing. You completely shut the O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami player out of the game for a while, and you turned off all the Starke player's utility lands

You really need to wait until end of turn to activate abilities! Cracking Expedition Map that early caused you to get three-for-one'd when the Niv-Mizzet, Parun deck cast Timetwister, you activated Starke of Rath on your main phase, allowing your opponent to untap with it, and you rarely ever held up mana for removal! I understand that this was your first time playing with an unfamiliar deck, but all of these seem to be big errors!

I'm sorry for being harsh, but you had so many opportunities for better plays!

Thanks again for the publicity, that was very generous of you!! I hope we can keep this correspondence going in the future :)

Coward_Token on The Devil On Your Shoulder - EDH Tempting Deals

7 months ago

Starke of Rath is on-theme, although removing stuff might lead to less choice overall

I assumed you've already discounted Seizan, Perverter of Truth & Nekusar, the Mindrazer as alternatives to Bloodgift Demon?

SaltySpecula on MagicalHacker - List of All Creature Spot Removal

10 months ago

A lot of these are TERRIBLE cards, but still fit the list. A few are creatures with a cast or ETB 'destroy creature/permanent/nonland permanent' bonus effects.

Can't put it in yet since it's in C19, but Meteor Golem Destroys target permanent on ETB. Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre Lux Cannon Desert Twister Angel of Despair Brink of Disaster Maelstrom Pulse Necrotic Sliver Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver Spine of Ish Sah Spread the Sickness Universal Solvent Unstable Obelisk Vindicate Violent Ultimatum Vona, Butcher of Magan Vraska the Unseen

These ones 'might' be stretching your rules, but don't technically break them: Pentarch Paladin Starke of Rath Wild Swing

Suns_Champion on If Looks Could Kill.. (Diaochan, Artful Beauty)

1 year ago

I have returned! How are Humble Defector and Homeward Path working out for you?

Have you seen Starke of Rath? Almost a copy of your commander and works really well with Path!

Since you have a ton of artifacts and big red spells, Inspiring Statuary might be great here. help pay for the X-spells! Maybe worth testing if you aren't that hot on Neheb, the Eternal.

Snogglesworth on When Iron Man goes bankrupt

1 year ago

I ended up buying this deck. While it is still in the mail I would say that you should add Mindslaver and add a few burn spells. Especially those like Volcanic Fallout just in case you run out of gain control spells to kill Starke of Rath to bring him back to the command zone. Otherwise this is a good budget deck though.

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