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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Demon
Whenever Bloodthirster deals combat damage to a player, untap it. After this combat phase, there is an additional combat phase.
Bloodthirster can't attack a player it has already attacked this turn.
3 months ago
Unfortunately, Aurelia, the Warleader isn't a legal card for this deck since she has White in her color identity. Port Razer & Bloodthirster are both additional extra combat options that could be alternatives.
4 months ago
4 months ago
I would second Poprox's suggestion to add Bloodthirster. It's strictly better than Scourge of the Throne in this deck, so I would replace it for that. Though he's no angel/demon/dragon, I think Isshin, Two Heavens as One can also prove very useful. Drana and Linvala should be a maybe- or sideboard consideration at least, as they have exceptionally powerful, versatile potential.
5 months ago
I'm in that awful/exciting place where I'm working on 4 decks at the same time. My wallet hates it.
I've always known that I want to build a Rakdos the Defiler deck. A while ago, I posted on here looking for ideas of chaotic cards/archetypes that fit his theme. "I attack, I sacrifice myself to do it. Uh oh, you took damage, sucks to be yoouuu" is such a chaotic way to play. As I'm building the deck now, though, I'm realizing that it's so much more fun to lean hard into the politics of it. Rakdos the Defiler is a commander that forces you to get into character, and I've been fantasizing about various ways to politic with Rakdos, which should also make it a more fun game than the rampant destruction I was originally aiming for.
The two cards that really made it click for me: Sower of Discord and Scheming Symmetry. I can just imagine myself drawing a card then, grinning ear-to-ear, asking: "If this were a 2v2 game, what would the teams be?". Then proceeding to play that character of the overtly nice one to my new bestie while we both tutor. Or Wishclaw Talisman, I tap it, tutor, then give it to my new bestie; now my new bestie has to decide whether they want to give it back or betray me. It presents everyone with character choices that they have to deal with, and Rakdos the Defiler is very likely to be the scariest commander on the board, which just adds to it all. That also allows me to build my favourite kind of deck: the glass cannon, knowing that it has built in politics as a defensive measure.
So I've been looking for cards in Rakdos like Secret Rendezvous, and more Sower of Discord kind of effects to go with that theme. So far I've got the cards I've already mentioned, Zurzoth, Chaos Rider to help my bestie draw cards (and to give Rakdos some tokens to sac), Bloodthirster to pick on my non-besties, and yeah that's about all I can find. If you know of cards that help, or if you've seen decks that really play into the Generous Untrustworthy Demon archetype, I'd love to see them!
8 months ago
8 months ago
Hi, nice deck! Not sure how crazy you're willing to go when it comes to additional attack shenanigansx, but you can expand even further in that direction by adding Aggravated Assault, Bloodthirster, Combat Celebrant, Fury of the Horde, Moraug, Fury of Akoum, Port Razer, Savage Beating, Scourge of the Throne, to name but a few.
10 months ago
Yeah feel free to pick anything you want from my list, always happy to help :D. I am still tinkering with my list.
I didn't realise Bloodthirster could go infinite with Helm of the Host. It is neat, but it bugs me that the only creature during that extra combat getting untapped is the big demom himself and not Tetsuo. I think you can't go wrong with either choice, so keep him if you really like him.
10 months ago
I like all the advice, ill make some changes too soon. I have a regularly busy week. I'll be adjusting it later tonight.
I would like to make an argument for Bloodthirster and hear what you think after. I did consider the high mana value, but i thought a 6/6 flying trample that gives extra combats just on the face seemed good. 6cmc is rather steep especially when the deck goal is commander damage. But we are already running Helm of the Host which goes infinite with Godo, Bandit Warlord, I thought some added redundancy wouldn't hurt knowing that Helm of the Host and Bloodthirster go infinite as well. But i do appreciate the advice and ill be making most of your suggested changes, and probably stealing some of the protection spell you use haha.