Razaketh EDH

Mono-Black is more powerful than it is given credit for. Razaketh, the Foulblooded is certainly one of my favorite commanders I have ever piloted and this deck has the ability to play to any situation and adapt and adjust quickly throughout the game; a trait which mono colored decks often do not exhibit.

The greatest strength of the deck is its ability to retrieve virtually whatever cards it needs essentially on demand. Razaketh, the Foulblooded 's activated ability, along with a plethora of other unconditional tutors, make it a simple task to have the right cards in hand at the right time.


The deck can function as a control, combo, midrange, lock down or voltron style deck.


Once Raz is on the battlefield the game will dictate what is fetched. In the absence of the need to answer an impending negative situation, generally Sengir Autocrat is the correct first target. Get him on the battlefield directly or through another means (ex. Entomb + Reanimate ) and...


Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista + Viscera Seer function as a surprisingly effective infinite combination wincon dealing unlimited damage.

Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith + Open mana to get started generates unlimited colorless mana to dump into Exsanguinate , Torment of Hailfire or Walking Ballista . Add Sensei's Divining Top to the combo to draw the deck.

Bolas's Citadel + Aetherflux Reservoir + either Sensei's Divining Top or Necropotence allows us to play all the cards we want off of the top of the deck with a net life gain. We can blast for with Aetherflux or play into another combo.

The combos can be tutored with the commander and quickly and easily assembled even from the graveyard.

Other Win Conditions

The deck is also fully capable of operating as a general midrange style combat oriented deck with some of the best creatures in MTG available and an 8/8 commander. He one shots people with Grafted Exoskeleton .

The most typical way to win is to use mana rocks, Cabal Coffers , Crypt Ghast and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to generate an abundance of mana and cast Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire for the win.

Final Note: I have tried to make the deck more resilient to opposing blue decks and other control strategies which are ostensibly this deck's greatest weakness. Boseiju, Who Shelters All , Cavern of Souls , Contamination , Imp's Mischief and Thoughtseize have been effective answers to this dilemma.


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95% Competitive

Date added 2 years
Last updated 4 weeks

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.86
Tokens None Copy Clone, 1/1 Faerie Rogue, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 0/1 Serf
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