Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Common

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Creature — Human Shaman


: Thermo-Alchemist deals 1 damage to each opponent

Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, untap Thermo-Alchemist

Thermo-Alchemist Discussion

Kutsu on Pyrolectric Firing Squad

1 month ago

I did not realize the synergy between Needle Drop and Thermo-Alchemist at all! That is pretty neat. Also thank you for the explanation. I understand your reasons now.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Rakdos commander

1 month ago

Cryptolith Fragment  Flip, Thermo-Alchemist (and other versions of creatures that tap for a damage) also a lot of card from the new rakdos guild will help with Rakdos, Lord of Riots

TheSurgeon on Pyrolectric Firing Squad

1 month ago

Kutsu- Thanks! Unfortunately, Firebrand Archer was in here in a previous build, but simply isn't as tough as either Thermo-Alchemist or Electrostatic Field . A x/3 offers some cushion on the field T2, and isn't enough of a threat to waste a bolt on, but won't die to Shock or Searing Blood . Furthermore, Alchemist offers an additional damage per turn, and allows Needle Drop to be first spell of the turn, if necessary.

As far as simply more pingers, this is a good option for budget casual play if you take out the Runaway Steam-Kin . There simply isn't room, otherwise.

Thanks again!

Corvaxis on Rakdos's Revelry

2 months ago

bushido_man96 Thanks for the suggestions. I really like Spear Spewer , Thermo-Alchemist , Palace Siege , and Retreat to Hagra . Palace siege is the only higher CMC card of that bunch. Typically I want to try and keep the mana cost on the lower end, and stick to effects that would damage all opponents, so these fit that nicely. My goal is to keep in as many tutors as possible, so I'm thinking I should probably replace some of the mismatched cards like Hellhole Flailer and Hound of Griselbrand , unless do you think there's better replacements?

bushido_man96 on Rakdos's Revelry

2 months ago

I think to really make Rakdos run, you need to get early damage through so you can cast him quick. Cards like Goblin Fireslinger , Spear Spewer , and Thermo-Alchemist come down early, so you can make sure to get the one damage through on turn three or four to cast Rakdos. Cards like Palace Siege (dragons mode), Subversion , and Retreat to Hagra also make sure to deal damage to your opponents, allowing you cast Rakdos and giving you value for more creature casts from the life loss.

Finks1 on Finally Feather

2 months ago

Joe_Ken_ That's a great include and I have one sitting in my trade folder. Didn't realize it spiked that much in price! Anyhow, even though I run a lot of mana rocks it would only effect 9 cards total and 2 of them only make colorless so not as enticing. I will try it out though because with one of the colored rocks or Thermo-Alchemist it looks like a lot of fun yet not too Paradox Engine oppressive.

jpermar on Rakdos, Lord's Downward Spiral

2 months ago

A massive update this time. One that I'm very excited about. Here are the changes:

Overall, the deck is faster and more consistent. Here's a summary of changes by card category:

  • direct damage is now at lower cmc
  • -1 Ramp
  • +1 protection/haste
  • +2 tutor
  • +5 draw
  • +1 anti-control
  • -4 Creature removal
  • -2 graveyard hate
  • -1 discard
  • -1 extra attack
  • -1 lifegain/recursion
  • +1 removal

So the changes overall are lower cmc, more draw and tutor, less creature removal and less utility (graveyard hate, extra attacks, etc.) Overall, the early turn plays to get direct damage and get Rakdos out are far more prevalent. The deck is more aggressive and more focused now, and plays much smoother.

And yes, this is the only deck I have where I've taken out Sol Ring . It's simply better to have only colored mana in order to cast Rakdos as consistently as possible!

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Thermo-Alchemist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.25%