Murderous Redcap


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Shadowmoor (SHM) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Murderous Redcap

Creature — Goblin Assassin

When Murderous Redcap enters the battlefield, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature, player or planeswalker.

Persist (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

Murderous Redcap Discussion

Bababad on Feast without Fathom

1 week ago

I will certainly keep those in mind.

last night got to test this version about 7 times and surprisingly came away with 4 wins. 2 of them were hitting Murderous Redcap with henge out to draw my a sac outlet...then after the cleanup discard resolved I won on the next upkeep with infinite damage.

Dockside Extortionist is an absolute beast with recursion. gave me excessively big turns with Strands of Night . handed me a commander damage win con due to it.

the other surprise all star was Nesting Dragon with either recursion outlets running. swarming opponents with optional firebreathing dorks with little to no real investment is amazing.

I tend to not tutor for combo based wins, so likely gonna stick with the 3 enablers for now since they are all really effective even without the combo.

tweaks: Berserk , Sylvan Library , Cream of the Crop , Plaguecrafter (and possibly Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner )and Artifact Mutation are on the top of my mind to add for a smoother curve. Dictate of Erebos seems far more at home than I previously believed. the deck was far more interactive than I expected for an alpha.

IlGuale on Persist combo: in which colours ...

1 week ago

Thank you all for your answers, really. Abzkaban i actually considered Ghave the best commander for this kind of deck alongside Karador after seeing your deck while browsing for answers. That's a really weall done and nasty list and i like it a lot (even if my inner Timmy screams "saproling tribal" every time i see it ).

About the colours' choice, reading your comments is making me ponder about the opportunity-cost of Jund: Prossh/Korvold, plus Murderous Redcap and Grumgully, the Generous probably aren't worth losing all that sweet white cards. As griffstick pointed out, having a combo piece in the command zone is more than valuable, but that's something Ghave can do, although with a bigger mana investment than Grumgully.

As for the commanders... That should have been the topic of this question. With a bit of effort one can make persist combo work in Abzan, Jund, Gruul or even monowhite the problem is finding the best commander. As of now, my thoughts are: - Prossh/ Korvold: i love them, but white>red in this one specific case. - Grumgully: he's strong, but i think that black is too much utility to pass up. - Teneb: it simply doesn't fit. - Anafenza, the Foremost : can be incidentally good, but i doubt she is the most fitted for this role, in Abzan. - Karador: a persist deck would probably have a strong graveyard subtheme and who's the best in recurring small creatures from the yard? - Ghave: it has the colours, the sinergy with counters and the ability to sac creatures to give counters, potentially looping two persist creatures until my manapool is empty. - Sidar Kondo and Tymna: persist creature and enablers start as little dorks and those partners represents a way to chip at opponent's life total and draw a ton of cards, if i decide to not pump my team. - Ravos and Reyhan: both have weak synergies with the rest of the deck, so i suppose they're a viable option. - Saskia: would simply be a placeholder for her colours. - other WBRG partners: i don't know them much, but i feel that they wouldn't really help my game.

In the end, i think that Ghave or Karador are the best options i have now, but as i said i don't know partners very well and i'm not an expert in EDH, so it's very possible that i forgot or misjudged someone. Again, thank you all for your answers, i appreciated it.

IlGuale on Persist combo: in which colours ...

1 week ago

Tl;dr: i'd like to play a deck with a persist combo to trigger etb and ltb effects (or similar), but i don't know which is better between Abzan, Jund or WRGB.

Long version to contextualize: my first legendary creature ever was Teneb, the Harvester and i wanted to build something in its colours. Looking for something Abzan does better than others i found out that persist combo has a lot of pieces to work with in that wedge: green and white have a lot of persisting creature, some sacrifice outlet, some tutor and a lot of ways to give +1/+1 counter to creature entering the battlefield; black offers tutors, sacrifice outlets and ETB/LTB triggers. The problem is that abzan doesn't have exactly the best commanders ever. Teneb himself is more of a value oriented beefcake, Karador and Ghave are better in this role, but not exceptional and i'm not familiar with partners.

Jund, on the other side, trades all the nice counter sinergies of white ( Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Juniper Order Ranger , Good-Fortune Unicorn , Vizier of Remedies ) plus Corpse Knight and Cruel Celebrant , for the big bad Prossh, Skyraider of Kher and its cousin Korvold, Fae-Cursed King and everything they bring along such as Grumgully, the Generous and Murderous Redcap .

There's also the option of going WRBG, but it may be too greedy.

Has anyone experience with this kind of deck? If yes, what do you play? If not, what would you like to play? Thanks for your time.

jicklemania on Anje Degenerate

1 week ago

Hey Olive_pdx, I have an Anje list that is very, very similar to yours: Anje Falkenrath's Degenerate Combos; they even have similar names! I think that your list is good, but you are missing some cards. I would play some Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combos ( Triskelion or Murderous Redcap and a sac outlet, for example), and play Victimize and Buried Alive as ways to get them out. I think that Songs of the Damned is a great ritual in this deck, and I don't like Scheming Symmetry , as you find a combo piece and they find interaction, or something along those lines. I also think that Restless Dreams and Cut / Ribbons are unnecessary.

munky702 on Korvold the Saccing King

2 weeks ago

Murderous Redcap is a great, cheap addition as well

Raznharis on Rakdos Goblins

4 weeks ago

Add Murderous Redcap for Grumgully, and you're set with Sling-Gang for infinite damage!

Heliogabale on What's Yours is Mine

1 month ago

I don't know if that is your style, but with already Mikaeus and Marchesa in play you can win with a Murderous Redcap .

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Murderous Redcap occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.36%