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Commander / EDH*



Rakdos is our lord and savior his power will set us free pain is love blood is life I have always loved the card Rakdos, Lord of Riots right after I saw him in my friends collection of cards I wanted at the time to build a deck around him at the moment he was still standard legal but I normally played aggro but his affect just isn't at its full strength in aggro so I attempted a mid range deck and it didn't work out well but was fun I finally found a home for my favorite little demon in commander.
I always liked playing red and black in MTG for close to 10 years now and I always liked demons aswell so I was hoping to make a commander deck that was at least decent that uses rakdos as well as demons. I understand that he is at his best working with artifact and eldrazi creatures because they can have their costs reduced further. I havn't gotten to play test this yet because I don't have any friends to play commander with.

mana ramp cards: 0 CMC Temple of the False God, 1 CMC Sol Ring, 2 CMC Rakdos Signet, 3 CMC Chromatic Lantern, Coalition Relic, Cryptolith Fragment  , 4 CMC Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Crypt Ghast, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, 5 CMC Neheb, the Eternal. (sorta Conduit of Ruin)

Draw and tutor and other card advantage Cards: 2 CMC Demonic Tutor, 3 CMC Phyrexian Arena, Read the Bones, Sin Prodder, 4 CMC Chandra, Torch of Defiance, 5 CMC Bloodgift Demon, Indulgent Tormentor, 6 CMC Combustible Gearhulk, Conduit of Ruin, Demonlord Belzenlok, Harvester of Souls, Staff of Nin, CMC 7 Knollspine Dragon, Rune-Scarred Demon, 10 CMC Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

feed for rakdos: 0 CMC Piranha Marsh, 1 CMC Leechridden Swamp, 2 CMC Rakdos Charm, 3 CMC Cryptolith Fragment  , Maga, Traitor to Mortals, Nettle Drone, Retreat to Hagra, Sin Prodder, Unlicensed Disintegration, Vial Smasher the Fierce, Viashino Heretic, 4 CMC Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Crypt Ghast, Sarkhan's Unsealing, 5 CMC Angrath, the Flame-Chained, Bloodgift Demon, Dire Fleet Ravager, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Heartless Hidetsugu, Indulgent Tormentor, Neheb, the Eternal, Palace Siege, 6 CMC Combustible Gearhulk, Inferno Titan, Staff of Nin, Warstorm Surge (sorta Havoc Festival, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Kaervek the Merciless)

Cards on the chopping block: It That Betrays its very Strong but I don't have a lot of affects to make my opponents sacrifice outside of the little bit of annihilator on 4 cards and is current the highest cmc in my deck, Desolation Twin It does give 2 10/10s for 10 so its basically a 10/10 for 5 cmc but they have no form of avoidance so they can just be chump blocked, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled He has the potential of leading to a victory with his natural avoidance as well as growth from enemy creature death as well as punishing tutoring which may make him worth it in itself but I have never had him play out. Havoc Festival It is a strong enchantment and if I can cast at instant speed it can feed rakdos for a riot as well as removing the ability to heal but it also affects me as well it also doesn't happen on my turn so its very limited for when I can use it for a combo with rakdos but with Archfiend of Despair it kills someone in 1 turn. Maga, Traitor to Mortals he is nice when you can use him during a riot to go over the top of someone and just snipe them but he seems like a dead drop outside of a riot even though he can be used to feed rakdos he also costs 3 blacks making him harder to cast then most other cards in the deck if I lack black mana if his affect could be used on a creature as well that would make him more versatile and could be used as spot removal but if he could he would probably be a red card instead of black. Leechridden Swamp its useful in a pinch if I need ping damage for rakdos but because it requires me to already have 2 black permanents I probably already have a way on my field to do it, it also comes into play tapped so I cant even use it as a basic land drop but it does count as a swamp for Crypt Ghast


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removed City of Brass for Sulfurous Springs the spring can give me a red or a black at the cost of 1 health like the city can but it also can give me 1 colorless for no health also I don't lose health if an opponent taps my lands. as far as I can tell this is all positives and no negatives with this trade.


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Date added 2 years
Last updated 3 months
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.33
Tokens Chandra
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