Big Brakdosi, The

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Bryan "The Dude" Brakdosi awoke one morning to several cultists worshiping him. They claim Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch has been out tapping mana with some of those "Simic" nerds. After peeing on his Boros Guildgate they realize, they are actually seeking Rakdos, Lord of Riots a demon that can practically piss fire, and not some washed up hippie, and leave.

The Dude tells his tale to his Slaughter Games buddies. Together they decide Rakdos, Lord of Riots, owes Bryan a new guildgate. Thus begins the tale of ... THE BIG BRAKDOSI!

DECK DESIGN: "The Dude abides"

This Standard Deck is designed around the Constellation ability and using various auras and enchant/creatures to reliably get Rakdos, Lord of Riots into play. Overall it's a casual FNM or Table top deck, not intended to be ultra competitive. The decks name is a play on the classic movie "The Big Lebowski".

SYNERGY: "I don't need your sympathy, I need my Johnson."

agent of fates being enchanted will help clear the battlefield of the opponents creatures, as well as being difficult to block if enchanted with cards such as Alpha Authority or Deviant Glee .
Brain Maggot can help handle an opponent gaining extra cards through Master of the Feast while Gift of Orzhova can help offset the life loss of an early Herald of Torment . Grim Guardian , Mogis, God of Slaughter, and Spiteful Returned help to ensure Rakdos, Lord of Riots can be cast as soon as possible.

SIDEBOARD: "This aggression will not stand man."

The sideboard is a work in progress, I originally intended to splash more green to push card draw and hexproof, but was at a loss of what to cut. I expect to revise this area after playtesting.

BUDGET: "It really tied the room together."

I build every deck under a $100 budget, to be affordable for most casual players. While this removes many of the higher priced and sought after cards from my potential pool, it also forces me to be creative and look into a wider scope of cards. Occasionally I have a deck that exceeds this amount, either due to price inflation over time, or getting a few lucky pulls in packs that I opted to keep, and in those rare cases, I will attempt to annotate replacement options that would bring the deck back in line with this budget.

FEEDBACK: "Yeah,well, that's just, like, your opinion, man."

I'm looking for suggestions for the sideboard, as well as opinions on the green splash. 4 Alpha Authoritys seem like a weak reason to mess with the mana base so much, but I question the ability to run Eidolon of Blossoms with its dual green casting cost. Ive considered Madcap Skills as a potential addition. Please feel free to share thoughts and opinions!

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Updated to standard in preparation for M15. Comments Archived.

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nated668 says... #1

I would suggest trying card draw instead of hexproof, add pain seer and witch's eye. Cut green

August 21, 2014 10:27 a.m.

MrGrizz1y says... #2

I don't think that Green in this deck is providing enough to justify being there. Drop it and go for something else.

August 27, 2014 5:34 p.m.

lagotripha says... #3

I tinkered with this a bit- I play in more comptetitive meta, and there is some pretty interesting stuff that could be done to make this work, but most would leave it barely recognisable. A 1/2/3 cost Elves of Deep Shadow/Tukatongue Thallid/Blood Funnel/Nighthowler/Strength from the Fallen/Blisterpod/Renowned Weaver/Rancor type thing might work, as might a more focused Ethereal Armor/heroic setup or Ordeal of Erebos/Oblivion Crown/Ravenous Rats/Delirium Skeins beatdown/discard setup.Bad Moon/Helm of the Gods enchantment black might be playable.Spike Jester/Mardu Scout/Hellspark Elemental can make a fun budget rakdos core and deal a surprising amount of damage.The main thing to remember is to test to see if it behaves the way you think it should when facing other decks so that it continues to perform well.

in terms of land Terramorphic Expanse/Evolving Wilds is a fix for three colour thats pretty cheap, or keep the splashes lategame then run Unknown Shores/Aether Hub/Crumbling Vestige/Shimmering Grotto as appropriate to provide for some more versatile lategame. Mono black is super playable (probs my favourite thing at the moment, and I made this Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox to help people find cards for their decks. GLHF!

January 6, 2017 4:17 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.39
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Top rank #27 on 2012-10-01
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