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jmb072608 says... #1

I would drop Geistflame for +1 Rakdos Cackler , +2 Rakdos Shred-Freak , and +1 Thunderbolt +1

October 1, 2012 11:25 a.m.

dbowald says... #2

I dropped the Geistflame for the 3 creatures and the thunderbolt. i also dropped 2 Scalding Devil and -1 Balefire Dragon for 3 card:Rakdos's Return

October 1, 2012 3:29 p.m.

deadonerising says... #3

maybe Chandra, the Firebrand ?

BTW i'm excited to playtest this against my standard decks +1

October 1, 2012 3:33 p.m.

dbowald says... #4

I have thought about droping the Scalding Devil s for 2 Chandra, the Firebrand but it's a 4 drop and i want to drop Rakdos, Lord of Riots turn 4. but i might move her over from my sideboard after i playtest it.

October 1, 2012 5:02 p.m.

MLBurt says... #5

This is actually really cool. If I might make a suggestion; -1 Utvara Hellkite, -1 Tormented Soul (I don't think you want 4 of these, though you may disagree), and -1 rakdos return for +3 Rune-Scarred Demon . Cast Rune-Scarred for cheap, then search out another big fatty to cast next turn.

Really think this is a nice deck. If you could get some blood crypts those would obviously be a good set to include, but they are expensive.

October 2, 2012 3:49 p.m.

deadonerising says... #6

@MLBurt i think this is meant to be a standard deck and in 4 days Rune-Scarred Demon moves out of standard.

October 2, 2012 8:11 p.m.

MLBurt says... #7

Ah, right. For some reason I convinced myself Rune-Scarred was in M13. Silly me.

October 2, 2012 8:45 p.m.

dbowald says... #8

I am trying to keep it standard post standard and I would love a play set of blood crypts but like you said, they are expensive.

October 2, 2012 9:24 p.m.

jmb072608 says... #9

I would only run two Rakdos, Lord of Riots since he's legendary. I would also drop a Utvara Hellkite , since he's such a big drop, and you have Balefire Dragon . Then i would add another Blood Artist , and a Bonfire of the Damned .

October 2, 2012 10:32 p.m.

MLBurt says... #10

I think he can probably have the three Rakdos, since it's such a centerpiece of the deck. The Utvara Hellkites, as far as I can tell, are in to be cast off of Rakdos, which makes them more than playable; having three huge creatures to cast off Rakdos doesn't seem that outlandish to me.

October 2, 2012 10:48 p.m.

dbowald says... #11

MLBurt is correct in saying the dragons are supposed to be cast of rakdos makeing them 2 drops in a perfect world. I like Bonfire of the Damned but they are extreamly expensive, if I could I would run them in the place of card:Rakdos's Return

October 2, 2012 11:53 p.m.

KanvasKing says... #12

No guildmage? It's soooooooo good.

October 3, 2012 10:44 p.m.

deadonerising says... #13

@KanvasKing lies! How do you have extra mana just sitting around to use these meh abilities? Rix Maadi Guildmage .

October 3, 2012 10:51 p.m.

KanvasKing says... #14

Dropping this guy turn two and either oh wanna block? Dead in the face. Lose life? Lose more.

October 3, 2012 10:53 p.m.

zinge says... #15

What about adding some Mizzium Mortars in? They are mana efficient when not overloaded, doing 4 damage for 2 CMC, and can clear out the opponent's creatures for a lower monetary cost than Bonfire of the Damned . The only downsides are that it is sorcery speed and doesn't do damage to the opponent but you get what you pay for.

October 3, 2012 11:08 p.m.

Were's thundermaw Hellkite? He would be Sick in this Deck. +1 from me

October 4, 2012 2:28 a.m.

jakeinstein says... #17

rakdos is amazing but he can only be played when an opponent loses life. not takes damage. so you wont be able to play rakdos unless you somehow have a Blood Artist or something else to fulfull the requirement. Bloodthrone Vampire will do pretty good since you dont need mana to sac something. so rakdos is a 4 drop then. otherwise Bump in the Night would let you bring the pain. this is a damn sweet deck though. +1 from me

October 4, 2012 9:28 a.m.

zinge says... #18

jakeinstein: Damage causes a player to lose life. See the ruling for Rakdos, Lord of Riots on gatherer - http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=253532

October 4, 2012 9:34 a.m.

dbowald says... #19

I sideboarded card:Rakdos's Return for Bump in the Night . I was looking for something to replace rakdos's return because it is so mana intensive and I didn't even think about bump in the night. If I had the money then I would add Thundermaw Hellkite .

October 4, 2012 11:47 a.m.

deese20 says... #20

-4 thunderbolt, +4 Searing Spear I would say 90% of the time you would want this instead of something that only deals damage to flyers.

October 5, 2012 5:04 p.m.

dbowald says... #21

I misread Thunderbolt , thanks for that.

October 5, 2012 9:36 p.m.

jakeinstein says... #22

@zinge thanks man! Rakdos got tons more man points now that i understand the ruling properly. i am totally going to abuse his affinity for life lost ability. it makes some cards much more playable..hmmm.... to the deckbuilder! i would plus1 again if i could

October 8, 2012 5:54 a.m.

Reynan says... #23

Bonfire of the Damned can be very useful, maybe instead Thunderous Wrath .

October 8, 2012 5:41 p.m.

Stinko says... #24

Have you considered adding any 3 or 5 drops? Like Vampire Nighthawk or Splatter thug? It seems like you have a larger number of solid 1 drops, but then from there it seems to all rely on casting Rakdos, Lord of Riots... but guess that's the point of this deck, I just feel like there would be a couple turns where your opponent could beat on you pretty hard if you had nothing stronger out. Also I think Victim of Night could be a solid removal for this deck as well. Here's my Rakdos build http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/lets-aggro-rakdos/ Let me know what you think!

October 9, 2012 12:02 p.m.

Artonius says... #25

Nice solid deck, i really like your touch of dragons, adds some pretty overwhelming combat, hey can you guys check out my deck. I need assistance from experts.

October 10, 2012 8:32 a.m.

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Illegal cards Pillar of Flame , Thunderous Wrath , Vexing Devil , Balefire Dragon , Bump in the Night , Faithless Looting , Blood Artist , Dragonskull Summit , Searing Spear , Hellrider , Tormented Soul
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