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Riot Control [Rakdos Midrange]

Modern Aggro BR (Rakdos) Cruel Control Mono-Black



NEW "Monoblack" midrange deck.

Will see how it test on cockatrice, and will likely add to it as more things are spoiled.

Not sure I'll keep the sideboard like this, is purely speculation/preparation.



chuck137 says... #1

Very nice looking! Have you thought of putting in Murder ? it's currently a great black removal. Also, Lashwrithe and Tormented Soul are my favorite black combo of all time!

+1 from this guy!

July 27, 2012 9:50 a.m.

Tyqar says... #2

I originally had Tormented Soul, but other than being unblockable, he's just a lil' 1/1 guy. So bad late game in this deck, great in aggro though.

I needed to have some guy who got through blockers, and he was great at that, but so easily removed...I found obliterator as a replacement =D He gets in there all day long. And if they block with a goat token...TRAMPLE RAWR. So good.

I thought of Murder, but I have been fairing fairly well with my current removal suite...It might go in SB instead of the doomblade, tbh.

One of my favorite cards in here is the Phyrexian Rager ....he's a body, which I needed terribly, and he draws a card, which black has ALWAYS wanted.

Thanks for the comment =D

July 27, 2012 9:57 a.m.

FallenDefender says... #3

Consider Sideboarding card:Grafdigger's Cage.

August 3, 2012 10:16 p.m.

Tyqar says... #4

If graveyard recursion were bigger in my meta, I definitely would, and have considered it even though it's not. ETB's are huge here, hence 4x Torpor Orb =D

August 3, 2012 10:27 p.m.

fearreaper08 says... #6

I may be confused, but we have different definitions of mono black. looks good though

September 17, 2012 11:19 a.m.

Tyqar says... #7

Lol, I left the name from its previous iteration, where the only blue was Phyrexian Metamorph .

Is really just a splash of red =D

September 17, 2012 11:30 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #8

Midrange needs Rakdos, Lord of Riots. He makes things silly.

September 17, 2012 11:32 a.m.

Tyqar says... #9

I don't have enough ways to make him castable...I rely on running one threat out at a time, not swarming the board...I actually believe he belongs in a fast aggro deck, that can be sure to deal damage on T4 to cast him on curve.

September 17, 2012 11:46 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #10

Sign in Blood , card:Rakdos's Return, Undying trigger on/swinging with card:Geralf's Messenger, and Vampire Nighthawk . IMO there are plenty of ways to trigger him.

September 17, 2012 11:50 a.m.

Tyqar says... #11

Ack, I would never waste a SIB to cast him.

Maybe you're right...but even in the end, he doesn't do much for me..I don't have many high costing critters. I might test him if I open him, but I don't think I'll actively search for him.

I love a T3 card:Geralf's Messenger into a T4 swing, then Disciple of Bolas . It says take 5 damage, I'm gonna gain 3 and draw 3. SO good.

September 17, 2012 12:14 p.m.

cartwheelnurd says... #12

You'll want to see my deck, The Standard Zombies. It's like this, but more aggro oriented.

September 17, 2012 6:57 p.m.

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Date added 5 years
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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.84
Tokens Liliana
Folders Black Knight (Mono Black)
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