“Spectacular, spectacular!
No words in the vernacular
Can describe this great event
You'll be dumb with wonderment
Competitiveness fixed at 60 percent
You must agree, that's excellent
And no worries of entry fees...
You'll be involved artistically.
So exciting, the audience will stomp and cheer!
So delighting, the deck will run for 50 years!
So exciting, we'll make them laugh we'll make them cry!
So delighting --!
And in the end will someone die?”


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Out: Vexing Devil --> Maddening Imp
Out: Malfegor --> Skirge Familiar
Out: Treacherous Pit-Dweller --> Jet Medallion

After finally finishing the deck and giving it a whirl at FNM, I've deemed the changes above to be best of initial cuts. Vexing Devil was a nice 1 drop that's on theme but of course no one would let it resolve so it's been replaced with Maddening Imp to create more favorable combat situations. Malfegor is a nice threat but having a hand is nicer. In true Rakdos fashion, I found myself either "heck-bent" or full on hellbent by the time I'd cast Malfegor diminishing his value. Skirge Familiar is a more appreciated hand dump as it gives me control over what is discarded and provides some added ramp. Treacherous Pit-Dweller was an interesting political piece but not one that was impactful enough to dissuade my opponent from turning it on me. Jet Medallion is a bit more mana smoothing at the same CMC.

Ultimately I'm quite pleased with the deck in its current iteration. Additional play time will inform where revisions need to happen but Rakdos is a very fun commander and one that does not draw major hate. Having a boardwipe effect on standby in the command zone actually seems to create a bit of political favor for me to help disrupt frightening boardstates.


36% Casual

64% Competitive

Top Ranked
Date added 7 months
Last updated 1 month

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.05
Tokens 5/5 Demon, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Harpy, 1/1 Human Cleric, None Treasure, 1/1 Devil, Nixilis
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