Creature — Devil
Whenever a player sacrifices a permanent, Mayhem Devil deals 1 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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- Fireblade Artist + Mayhem Devil
- Chandra, Acolyte of Flame + Mayhem Devil
- Animate Dead + Leonin Relic-Warder + Mayhem Devil
- Blood Aspirant + Mayhem Devil
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Mayhem Devil Discussion
2 days ago
SynergyBuild while I agree to some extent, there were many guild-themed and guild-empowering cards in the set. Dovin, Domri, Kaya, Ral, Niv-Mizzet and Vraska were in the set, giving us 6 out of 11 guildmasters. However, most of the remaining guilds each had a legendary creature to stand for them: Boros had Feather, the Redeemed, Selesnya had Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves, and Simic had Roalesk, Apex Hybrid. There were also many cards that synergized with past Ravnica cards, most of all Niv-Mizzet Reborn. But others could be found throughout the set. Kronch Wrangler and other power 4-or-greater cards do well in Gruul, although I will admit Bolt Bend seems very Izzet. Mayhem Devil and sacrifice cards do well to support the modern Rakdos theme of sacrifice, and cards like Storrev, Devkarin Lich really help Golgari.
I'm a WAR nerd, absolutely love the set.
2 weeks ago
zAzen7977 thank you for your interest in the deck! This is one of my better masterpieces, but that is mostly because I have MANY hours playing RakSac. I have probably played 200+ games between casual que and ladder playing some form of RakSac on MTGA since Ikoria dropped (I got back into Magic just before COVID hit, so between TBD and IKO). My very first RakSac was a Lurrus Companion deck the day IKO dropped and I used Footlight Fiend, Dreadhorde Butcher, and Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger alongside Mayhem Devil and Serrated Scorpion along with other components above to clutch victory. While that deck worked gangbusters, it struggled against some decks that I felt like it should have beaten and sometimes you just failed to draw (especially with the broken MTGA shuffler) the stuff you needed to win (curse you top-deck Kroxa 3 times in a row!). It has been a very long road for me since Kroxa/Lurrus, and believe when I say, this deck is the Apex Predator. I hear you about removal, and at first glance this deck has none, but the keen observer will see that it actually has quite an effective removal engine. Between Priest of Forgotten Gods and Mayhem Devil you find the removal you need. With ample card draw you are usually able to get your hands on those critical pieces when you need them. This deck is a harmony of synergy where almost every card is able to generate value off of every other card. So while it doesn't have overt spot removal, if you play smart you'll find yourself clearing boards like a pro. Mayhem Devil punishes your opponent for EVERY sacrifice on either side of the board, including the 2 creatures you sac to Priest (or the 2 tokens Chandra eats). Devil also pops for Fabled Passages including your opponent's Passages. Woe Strider is another way to generate sac triggers for Devil, and every Cat/Oven cycle nets you 2 triggers. By adding the discrete removal you actually lose some synergy. Same with adding 1-drops. Again, this deck seems to hurt with curve, but when you play it if you play it smartly you actually find yourself doing pretty much everything you want each turn. If anything, this deck could use probably 1 additional land for MTGA because of the bad shuffler. As far as 1-drops go, adding Footlight Fiend actually costs you. If you have a Priest on the board you get for a successful activation, and this Mana can mean casting something else you would otherwise want. I have saved a Priest activation before to Flash in a Standard bearer on my opponent's turn for instance. It is, or can be, an excellent way to recover from a board wipe. If this deck needs anything, it is answers for Grafdigger's Cage, but even then Cage shuts down only a small part of this deck. Bedevil could be a sideboard choice here, but I think main-decking it is a mistake.
2 weeks ago
first question here, I hope I am doing everything correctly.
We just had a situation where my opponent had 1 life left and could gain life by sacrificing a creature. In this case he had Slimefoot, the Stowaway on the table and wanted to sacrifice a token with Costly Plunder
I had Mayhem Devil on the table.
How is the timing in this specific case? Would he gain a life first and be able to draw cards or would Mayhem Devil deal damage first?
2 weeks ago
That is a great call! I'm going to have to try it. I am working on a new version where I drop the Red for Blue. The new idea is to blink Massacre Girl or Massacre Wurm in and out to constantly re-apply the effect. I might still keep this one around just because it wrecks my buddies Krenko, Mob Boss deck once Kaervek, the Spiteful.
2 weeks ago
You know, I feel like this deck is begging for some Dreadhorde Butcher abuse! I have been trying to figure out a decent base to start making a RakSac shell that is rotation-compliant. I have been thinking that Lurrus might be a central core to any new RakSac archetype, but this deck would be rotation-ready with just a few tweaks. I have never felt Judith was strong enough to use more than 1 copy of her in a deck, especially since you can roll Mayhem Devil for the same casting cost and get a creature slightly more resilient and you can stack the triggers for multiple Devils. I like the concept of this deck: "I'm going to make your creatures smaller and then kill them with my weenies when they're vulnerable!" I am going to have to throw this in MTGA and give it a whirl!
1 month ago
Just a very small correction: When you play a second of the same named legendary permanent, you do choose one to keep, but the other one technically isn't sacrificed, it's put into its owners' graveyard as a state-based action.
On the board it will look exactly like you sacrificed your second legendary, I agree it feels like you sacrificed it, however, it won't trigger cards that care about sacrificing, like a Mayhem Devil (which is how I found out).
Apart from that, an entertaining read as always :)
2 months ago
That's why I mentioned the Mayhem Devil decks specifically as they rely much less on GY interaction than some other iterations.
2 months ago
This looks like a solid deck. I'm not sure if you already have ways of dealing with the abundance of cat-oven decks in the meta but The Wanderer is a card I've found good at countering the rakdos sacrifice versions that focus on Mayhem Devil triggers to do most of the work, and the ability to exile creatures with power 4 or greater fits the theme. Might be worth sideboard consideration, just thought I'd mention it.