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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Put four 1/1 red Devil creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "When this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to target creature or player."
4 months ago
Hey 77hi77! I love the angle you are going for with the deck, the "playing like a demon" role. I really like the token subtheme, and it feels like you could lean into that even more to give you more breathing room to swing with Rakdos. With more emphasis on a token subtheme, you wouldn't set your board back as much when you swing with Rakdos for "revenge" when your besties turn on you. Instead of resource denial, he'd play as incentive for others to leave you alone OR ELSE. Flavor wise, the legion of tokens would represent your minions that are sacrificed to get what you want.
Burn Down the House, Dance with Devils, and Devils' Playground would fill out the devil token subtheme you have going on, and Asmodeus the Archfiend, Fiendish Duo, Mayhem Devil, and Sin Prodder add even more devil synergy that aligns with the deck goals.
Army of the Damned, Carrion, Curse of Opulence, Dreadfeast Demon, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Wand of Orcus, and Infernal Genesis are all great token cards that fit the infernal theme. Baeloth Barrityl, Entertainer plus pump effects means permanent goaded enemy creatures and treasures for you to ramp with or sac to Rakdos as long as he's on the field. Speaking of pump, Arterial Alchemy can increase the power of your creatures, makes 4 permanents to sacrifice, and gives the deck even more draw power. Bloodthirsty Blade is a great demonic artifact to gift to problematic creatures. Black Market Connections gives you ramp, card draw, or tokens depending on what you need at the moment. Bite of the Black Rose is a super fun "choose your doom' flavor card. Head Games is a terrific demonic deal- while searching their library, see what deals they're willing to give you in order to get what they want. If they don't make a deal with you, they pay the price.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Rakdos's abilities are not targeted abilities, so Wyll's Reversal cannot copy Rakdos's sacrifice triggers. Likewise, you can copy Rakdos's on attack ability, but it will just make YOU sacrifice half your permanents again. Since Rakdos's ability does not target, so new targets cannot be selected for it; copying his abilities just does it again to the same person it would already affect. Additionally, Rakdos's abilities have separate triggers- one that triggers on your attack and one that triggers on dealing damage to an opponent. So you do have to deal damage to an opponent to copy the opponent sacrifice ability with Strionic Resonator or Lithoform Engine. That being said, Maze of Ith is an ability that goes on the stack when activated, so it can be responded to with cards like Bolt Bend, Not of this World, Deflecting Swat, etc. Maze of Ith and instant speed interaction usually targets too, so Lightning Greaves/Swiftfoot Boots help a lot with that too.
1 year ago
Good first draft! A few things to consider-
- Since Raphael, Fiendish Savior isn't modern-legal, you might want to consider some alternatives. Maybe something like Rakdos, the Showstopper could work in Raphael's place? It's pretty powerful removal and a strong body on its own, so it makes for a good finisher, and more importantly, it's allowed in the format.
- Try to look for better options for cards whenever you can. A few of the cards you're running have strictly superior alternatives that I would check out, for instance Blaze could be replaced by Fireball or Banefire.
- Set up a sideboard so that your deck will be a bit more alterable. Cards like Devils' Playground, Wild Slash, Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Vengeful Devil might make good sideboard options.
Consider these, and I'm excited to see where you take the deck from here! Very interesting first iteration.
3 years ago
3 years ago
Howl of the Horde, Howl from Beyond, Howl of the Nightpack. Listen, I just like wolves. Also Altar's Reap, Everlasting Torment / Neverending Torment, Tendrils of Agony, Hellrider, Hell's Thunder, Into the Maw of Hell, Sign in Blood, Minister of Pain, Descent into Madness, Shreds of Sanity, Soul Scourge, Screams from Within, Crown of Fury, Devils' Playground, Nightmare's Thirst.
3 years ago
Cards to maybe consider: Pendant of Prosperity, Grab the Reins, Flame Fusillade, Urza's Factory, Snake Basket, Servo Schematic, Precursor Golem, Orochi Hatchery, Molten Birth, Kher Keep, Goblin War Party, Goblin Kaboomist, Goblin Rally, Forbidden Friendship, Dwarven Mine, Devils' Playground, Opportunistic Dragon, Loyal Apprentice, Assault Suit, Burn at the Stake, Myr Galvanizer, Victory Chimes, Farfinder.
3 years ago
Witch's Oven- Good, but we could go faster!
Bloodsoaked Altar- Way too many hoops to be good? I want to win by casting 6-mana spells.
Devils' Playground- This is too expensive to not do anything on it's own. 6-mana makes win.
Blood for Bones- There are better methods of creature type recursion to run this deck on. Try on some of my lovely favorites below.
Whisper, Blood Liturgist- 4-mana, doesn't do anything. If it survives a round, you get revive a dude. I'd rather just revive a dude right now.
Syr Konrad, the Grim- Better for mill-type decks. Would be a keeper if you had an infinite loop though.
Predator Dragon- Can't argue that this isn't one of the better win cards in your deck, but I think this is the type of card that spells doom if you draw it on E.
Poison-Tip Archer- A little redundancy isn't bad, reach and deathtouch are great, too expensive CMC for the deck. You want your stuff like this to be cheap.
Living Hive- You should win if you have 8 mana. This is the type of card you cheat into play by playing a different deck.
Hissing Iguanar-Put that thing back where it came from or so help me. I think we can do better than this.
From Toilet Paper Horde:
Dockside Extortionist- Haven't dropped mine on the table yet, but I've noted several occasions this card would net me 6-12 mana. (especially when Kurt plays).
Phyrexian Reclamation- I think this just belongs here.
Phyrexian Altar- ($18 at this point, we'll check back in a few weeks/months/years).
What to Loot WTSHTF:
Viscera Seer - Think of it as a sac engine and not a 1-drop.
Sakura-Tribe Elder- Is perfect ramp for deck?
Anger- Haste means punch them now, what's not to love?
Rhythm of the Wild- Think of this as enabling a big punch. Tempo!
Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin- Just a good stand alone. Sometimes it just eats removal for your win cons which is hilarious to watch.
Siege-Gang Commander- Like, one of my favorite red cards, fits right on in.
Veil of Summer- Basically prevents you from the classic ?Does it Resolve? dilemma.
Heroic Intervention- Wrath of Who?
Dark Ritual- I would like to cast all of these spells early. All of them.
Krenko's Command- Just fast and easy. Good for fodder, refill, combo, etc.
Dread Return- Three other creatures for the one you need right now (and can cast it from graveyard wtf).
Maelstrom Pulse- Target Sol rings to pass the salt back around.
Vraska, Relic Seeker- Surprisingly effective casting pattern with your commander.
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4 years ago
I made a mistake: I thought Luna's wording said ''play'', but it is ''cast'', so no need to name lands with Moons in them.
Shadows Over Innistrad block: Markov Dreadknight Olivia's Bloodsworn Prophetic Ravings Courageous Outrider Convicted Killer Flip// Branded Howler Voldaren Pariah Flip// Abolisher of Bloodlines Ethereal Guidance Devils' Playground Descend upon the Sinful Long Road Home Humble the Brute Howlpack Resurgence Ghoulsteed Vexing Scuttler Turn Aside Tamiyo, Field Researcher Silverstrike
Tiny Moon: Desperate Sentry
4 years ago
Great concept for the deck. Really like it. Having access to Red and Blue is a huge boon outside of your usual W/G white weenies token armies. Having said that I think there are a few cards you can add (on a budget, too) to give yourself more tokens with which to punch through.
Release the Gremlins is a good wipe and gives you tokens. Red also has Devils' Playground and Revel of the Fallen God . You also need a good finisher. Craterhoof Behemoth is ideal, but End-Raze Forerunners and/or Decimator of the Provinces works equally well. Trostani Discordant is also amazing for you. As is Storm Herd . All in all, I think this is a great idea on it's way to greatness.