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Additionally, Vexing Devil is quite a strong card in this deck, and here's why: in most decks, there are not enough 1-drops or creatures in general to give up the 1-spot in your curve. In this deck, Rakdos Cackler and Stromkirk Noble are your t1 plays. Vexing Devil comes out on t3 (along with Rakdos Shred-Freak or Ash Zealot), at which point your opponent will not be so eager to pay 4 life. If this guy can go out on t4 and they take the sac, you can follow with Brimstone Volley. If Hellrider can go out on t5 after that play, it's most likely gg.
My justification for Stromkirk Noble is this: as a 1/1, your opponent frequently has to choose between taking more from a Chainwalker, Devil, anything bound to Stonewright, etc, or letting the 1/1 Noble through. With that said, it has been a little bit lackluster, especially in lategame. Could sub him out for something else, or even incorporate Pyreheart Wolf or Nightbird's Clutches to Synergize with him.
Not including a card like card:Nightbird's Clutches because of one match up does not make sense. If there is a problem match up, you sideboard for that match up. You don't exclude a card that can be so helpful in most match ups in the current meta.
"Vexing Devil and Lightning Mauler are not good cards in this RDW deck. I understand why people get hung up on it, just letting you know that there are better things you can be doing on turn 3 then playing a Vexing Devil."
Great! Could you help me out with that? What cards should take those spots?