Death to all Creatures!

Standard B/R (Rakdos) Budget

MightyNinjanaut Score: 8


Description

How can your opponent win without any creatures? This is the central philosophy behind this deck: using Doom Blade, Dreadbore, Deathtouch, Magma Jet, Shock and Anger of the Gods everything that your opponent controls will die.

Creatures in this deck are limited, but key in order to succeed: Rakdos Cackeres are used for early game damage. Taking advantage of the many sorceries and spells used we have Guttersnipe to inflict damage as we murder everything that your opponent holds dear. Liliana's Reaver provides more meat to the deck in the form of tokens, as well as furthering a card advantage. We have Desecration Demon to deal damage and generally be a nuisance. To finish them off, we have Master of Cruelties, murdering anything in his path and bringing your opponent to his knees.

For card draw we have Read and Magma Jet. As mentioned previously Liliana's Reaver helps further this advantage, as well as Rakdos's Return.

Madcap Skills synergizes incredibly well with both Master of Cruelties and with Liliana's Reaver, making Whip of Erebos even more effective in helping you regain life.

The sideboard is, naturally, equipped to help deal with particularly troublesome decks, with Devour Flesh to destroy creatures without targeting them and Peak Eruption to deal with difficult red Decks. Slaughter Games is, of course, to deal with VERY annoying cards, and the rest is fairly self explanatory.

Note that this deck IS built on a budget: obviously the Guildgate woud be a Blood Crypt with a higher budget, and other such changes would be made.

For death galore, pick Rakdos. It's a bloody good time.

Update: removed 2x master of cruelties from main and added 2x anger of the gods in.

Update: I changed a great deal of things within this deck, by the advice of a few friends of mine. Here is a list of changes-Removed 4x Thrill Kill Assassins-Removed 2x Grim Return-Removed 4x Shock-Added 2x Underworld Connections-Added 4x Magma Jet-Added 2x Madcap Skills-Added 2x Whip of ErebosThe sideboard has also been very heavily changed, though I won't list off everything.

Update:-Replaced Rakdos, Lord of Riots with Desecration Demon-Removed 2x Lightning Strike-Added 2x Rakdos's Return

Dragonfish17 says... #1

You don't need 4 master of cruelties

November 4, 2013 11:53 p.m.

Irunman15 says... #2

Maybe take out 2 Shock and 1 Doomblade . Try adding more creatures.Check out mine if you'd like Devotion to Rakdos

November 5, 2013 10:09 p.m.

GearOverlord says... #3

Anger of the Gods for mass Removal. Also you might as well drop a couple Master of Cruelties

November 9, 2013 10:52 p.m.

I have removed 2 master of cruelties and added anger of the gods, as per all your recommendations

November 9, 2013 10:58 p.m.

Felixlives says... #5

Rakdos doesnt seem like hes doing much work in this deck other than his body but there are better plays. Also you should side in some Skullcrack for all the powerful lifegain out there. Blood Baron of Vizkopa isnt really afraid of your removal.

November 17, 2013 3:06 a.m.

Well, as far as vizkopa thats why devour flesh is there lol, as well as magma jet and lightning strike. But I agree that Rakdos isn't perfect for the deck: maybe swap in Desecration Demon? Also Skullcrack could work in a sideboard: it could also combine with Whip of Erebos to counter more effectively.

November 17, 2013 11:54 a.m.

ginko2580 says... #7

what about Mugging might work well with the Madcap Skills and either of the Master of Cruelties or Liliana's Reaver combo.... and it's only 1 red mana...

if you do try it, i'd mainboard 1 more of the madcaps and 2 of Mugging 's

nice deck good luck.

November 18, 2013 3:08 a.m.

ginko2580 says... #8

Mugging also a good "cheap" addition to Guttersnipe

November 18, 2013 3:10 a.m.

Mugging would be nice, but that would mean removing even more cards, and the sideboard is already filling up. I'm updating the deck now, adding 2 more land, so # of cards is a factor.

November 18, 2013 5:13 p.m.

redben346 says... #10

Dark Betrayal and/or Thrill Kill Assassin?

November 20, 2013 7:05 p.m.

I had dark betrayal and thrill-kill before actually, but they didn't really fit it. Whip of erebos allowed me to continue to sack life for card using underworld connections, whereas dark betrayal is very situational, though you can do some awesome stuff with it. Thrill-Kill is great, but I needed to get some actual damage within the deck, whereas thrill-kill is best used as a defender and doesn't really do damage well.

November 20, 2013 9:16 p.m.

Guttersnipe is a useful card in it's own right, but is extremely vulnerable in the current meta game due to his 2 toughness. Also Rakdos, Lord of Riots seems marginal, as his ability really only helps in casting Master of Cruelties who shouldn't be much trouble if you can cast a Lord of Riots.

I'd recommend playing more heavily into the Master of Cruelties direction with the following changes:

-4 Guttersnipe , -2 Rakdos, Lord of Riots , -1 Doom Blade

+1 Master of Cruelties , +3 Ultimate Price , Move 3 Devour Flesh into the mainboard, and side 3 Dark Betrayal to side in for either Doom Blade or Ultimate Price depending on the match-up.

November 20, 2013 11:07 p.m.

shadowghost says... #13

Have you considered Mizzium Mortars and Young Pyromancer ? You do have a lot of instants and sorceries so they help out a lot. I like guttersnipe but I feel like Young Pyromancer would work a lot more effectively. You could swing at your opponent as you are removing their creatures.

November 26, 2013 3:47 p.m.

The only problem I would have with young pyromancer is thaat it's limited to RED instants or sorceries

November 26, 2013 8:45 p.m.

@MightyNinjanaut: Young Pyromancer isn't limited to red instants and sorceries, it just makes red elemental tokens.

November 26, 2013 11:32 p.m.

Wait, what card is limited to red instants and sorceries? Sorry, you're right, and that means that actually young pyromancer would be pretty awesome

November 27, 2013 1:39 a.m.

OH, I was mixing it up with pyromancer's gauntlet

November 27, 2013 1:39 a.m.
November 27, 2013 10:02 p.m.

As great as Lightning Talons is, Madcap Skills just synergizes well with Liliana's Reaver and Master of Cruelties

November 27, 2013 10:34 p.m.

@Myrddin_Naether: With all of the creature removal, Madcap Skills may as well read "Enchanted Creature can't be blocked."

November 27, 2013 11:10 p.m.

Please login to comment

TCGPlayer.com price Checkout

Low Avg High
$23.08 $53.18 $183.31
Date added 8 months
Last updated 8 months
Legal formats Commander / EDH, Extended, Legacy, Modern, Standard, Vintage
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.56
Folders Deck Ideas, Rakdos, Rakdos, Red/Black Master of Cruelties, Budget