Hello, I would suggest following replacements. I will try to list cards that are pretty cheap and could work in this deck
with pretty much anything (even Blood Cultist
) . He might be playable in some kind of twisted weirdo deck that is based on him, but he isn't good enough for EDH (at least in my opinion)
with, yet again, anything. BRaggro deck doesn't need mana balancing that bad. For ramping purposes, I would suggest Gilded Lotus
or Rakdos Signet
. they speed you up a little bit more than a land for 3 mana.
Aaaand some cards that might work nicely here :
Cheap, black tutors
or one of it's friends
And if you want to focus on goblins a little bit more (since you play Krenko and stuff)
I hope that this was helpful, if it wasnt't, sorry for wasting your time.
Thank you Kragmork, I appreciate the suggestions. I think I will keep Prodigal Pyromancer in there strictly because I can target the player. I use him to get through defenses so I can cast Rakdos early. Everything else looks great. I'll probably buy most of the cards you suggested and update my deck.
Extort is VERY powerful with Rakdos, Lord of Riots because you can chain creatures one after the other. Crypt Ghast is a B mana doubler, who doesn't like that? Thrull Parasite can keep opposing Planeswalkers in check. Very nice.
I would look into the colorless beaters as your general reduces their cost and can reduce them down to 0. Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , It That Betrays , Pathrazer of Ulamog , Blightsteel Colossus , and Darksteel Colossus . There are other colorless ones out there but I would make those I mentioned a priority.
For an example; I run Rakdos, Lord of Riots in my Olivia Voldaren deck Team Blade. I was able to cast Diabolic Tutor and extort thanks to Crypt Ghast then play Rakdos, Lord of Riots followed by Sheoldred, Whispering One , Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet , Butcher of Malakir , and Nirkana Revenant extorting each one. That means 6 life from each opponent; in a 4 player game that's 18 life gained and a casting cost reduction of 18 colorless mana.
I'm sorry Ohthenoises, but the symbols in the reminder text ARE considered color identity in EDH, so no cards with Extort are legal here unless the Commander is changed.
Actually lil_cheez you are wrong, If you go to http://mtgcommander.net/rules.php and look under Deck Construction rule #3 then click on Details you will see this: "Reminder text is not included in the colour identity of a card."
This means that anything in the parentheses is considered REMINDER text not RULES text. The creatures you listed have activated abilities which are in their respective RULES texts. Extort on the other hand is simply "Extort" similar to "Trample" or "Deathtouch". The REMINDER text simply tells you how you can use that ability.
I suggest Mycosynth Lattice so Rakdos can put things out for free.
Ohthenoises Oh, I get it. I'm sorry for my mistake, I thought any mana symbol in the texbox was considerated. Now it's clear to me.
It is considered but not Extorts' mana symbol because of the nature of the text.
teslamon, Mycosynth Lattice won't allow me to play spell for free with Rakdos, Lord of Riots. The spells are colorless but they still have their colored converted mana costs. You know what I'm saying? But it still would be fun to play that along with my Hellkite Tyrant or with an overloaded Vandalblast.
Of course...kinda sucks to figure out you can't do that though