Maga, Traitor to Mortals
Legendary Creature — Human Wizard
Maga, Traitor to Mortals enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
When Maga enters the battlefield, target player loses life equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on it.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Maga, Traitor to Mortals Discussion
1 month ago
Phule451 switching out Maga, Traitor to Mortals for Exsanguinate is a great choice I just prefer Maga for flavor. Massacar, Finale of Revelation by switching out Gadwick, the Wizened which is again for flavor. Both of your suggestions are clearly the better choices I just enjoy the two card I have in it lol.
3 months ago
Yeah Tragic Slip probably isn't so good here, but I really like the art. :^)
Anyway, if you're attached to the idea of using the group hug mana elements, there are probably a few other take outs we can find. Truthfully Gargos, Vicious Watcher might be able to come out. Only reduces the cost of a handful of cards and his passive doesn't have a ton of synergy in this deck. Maga, Traitor to Mortals seems like a good card to sub out for a few reasons, the big two being it's very black intensive and it only kills one player. Black cards you have that also have the potential to kill a player Damnable Pact and Profane Command at least have some utility to them outside of slaying someone and they aren't quite as hard to cast. From what I can tell, the only time you're going to be using her is when you can go infinite, and even then you're only going to kill one person. You could also maybe take out another land since you have plenty of ramp.
Side note, I just realized that Stroke of Genius was in your maybeboard and it's $5. Maybe it was always like that, but I could've sworn when I first got my set it was only like $1.50 or something, maybe even less. Very unfortunate. :^(
6 months ago
Maga, Traitor to Mortals for the Wheel of Fortune. It fits your criterion of being legendary, it has "X" in its mana cost (as the clue for being ten), and it has synergy with the flavour of the Wheel. The Wheel of Fortune represents change, or the turning of the Wheel of Dharma. The poor become rich, and the rich become poor. Fortunes change for everybody. In this case, you get an X/X creature (good fortune) and your opponent loses X life (bad fortune).
10 months ago
It's not a bad start, but there are some clear ways to take the deck in a better direction. Firstly, keep in mind your playgroup and the ever-present specter that ruins people, "play group politics". When approaching a deck, always consider how certain cards and interactions will affect the playgroup. Some people will not particularly care until you just dome someone out of nowhere, while other people may just act when they see things they dislike. Playing to politics isn't something Rakdos does well, but the ideal way to approach is through "minimal" bad stuff that helps you keep the target off your back. It's always fun to talk about how oppressive a deck or strategy can be, but once people grow aware and start countering you, the tables will indeed table against you.
But that said, onto the said ways to better this little carnival cruiseliner of doom.
Let's start with the fun stuff. The whole point here is to play every Big Chungus for minimal cost. You should be looking for either beefy dudes to beat your opponents with or high end utility cards that aren't literal neanderthals.
Akroma, Angel of Fury: Not the most exciting of cards, but in a W/U heavy meta, she'll put in work.
Vilis, Broker of Blood: A beefy fella that keeps the machine movin', or dare I say, schmoovin'.
Maga, Traitor to Mortals: Ever slap someone with this guy for 87? It never gets old.
Artisan of Kozilek: Recursion plus Annihilator. It's self-explanatory.
Ulamog's Crusher: A useful ape.
Demon of Death's Gate: Not the most elegant of chonkers, but never underestimate a good old fashioned ass whoopin'.
Drakuseth, Maw of Flames: Burninate the countryside. Burninate the peasants.
Grave Titan: Generates free board presence while applying pressure.
Pathrazer of Ulamog - Annihilator 3 that demands lots of stuff to be thrown under the bus.
Hateflayer: Wither makes for an all around strong option when slapping something for 5 damage.
It That Betrays: "This is mine now" the card.
Here I'll go over more miscellaneous creatures. You mostly are going to want creatures that either fulfill Rakdos's requirement or are general good stuff.
Nirkana Revenant: Old fashioned mana ramp that can go super Chonk.
Crypt Ghast: Ironically, the church will help the demon. Extort puts life loss on board while opening up mana.
I'll address the deck further another day as I'm getting tired.
11 months ago
1 year ago
I just stumbled on your list after finally making a TO account. I really like some of the inclusions you have! Unfortunately this deck has SO MANY options available to it that it's tough to cull it down to 100.
Speaking from experience, I cant even fit everything I'd like to in my build after adding a Candelabra of Tawnos and a Bazaar of Baghdad , and now your build is making me want even more toys! (My Muldrotha build is an X spell variant with Maga, Traitor to Mortals and Walking Ballista ). I'm really digging the Bear Umbra inclusion! (I'll have to get another copy though, as I dont want to cannibalize it from my Sigarda Voltron)
Thanks for sharing this with everyone!
1 year ago
The real Trump deck would be mono black with Maga, Traitor to Mortals as the commander.