Murderous Rider

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Murderous Rider

Creature — Zombie Knight


When Murderous Rider is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, put it on the bottom of its owner's library.

(You may cast Murderous Rider from exile if you sent it on an adventure.)

Swift End

Instant — Adventure

Destroy target creature or planeswalker. You lose 2 life.

(You may cast Swift End for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Swift End, this card is treated only as Murderous Rider in whatever zone it is in.)

(Example scenarios for Swift End: You may cast this off of Melek, Izzet Paragon. You may not target this with Snapcaster Mage. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben increases the cost of this. Electrodominance requires X=3. If your opponent owns this and you cast it, only you may cast Murderous Rider when it goes on an adventure. You may cast this from a cascade spell if the spell has a cost greater than Murderous Rider's cost.)

Argy on Converting from Modern to Pioneer

1 day ago

To be a little bit more specific, you have a lot of fetch lands in your current build. None of those are Pioneer legal.

Once those are all taken out, you are now left with the problem of fixing your colours.

A lot of your creatures cost a lot of mana. You don't have time to get them out in Pioneer, unless you are playing a lot of Control cards. Which you aren't.

Black needs 4x Thoughtseize and 4x Fatal Push in Pioneer. I would also say that should run 3-4x Murderous Rider, across the Main and Sideboards.

There is no Lightning Bolt in Pioneer.

MindStone is out, so you lose that ramp, and that draw. 2x Talisman of Indulgence is also not Pioneer legal, so you lose another ramp outlet.

Just from that very quick look at your deck, I hope you can get some idea of what I was saying above.

If you want to see a Pioneer netdeck for Rakdos midrange, there is one here:

Rakdos Midrange by Brandon Bryant

I prefer to build my own decks, and I can help you a bit, if you still want to try.

It's going to take a long time, because you will need to learn the meta as you build, and you will need a LOT of play testing.

I estimate it will take about 100 hours to build an original brew, that can win a couple of matches, in an FNM environment.

EvilCookie on cheap ass

3 weeks ago

Vampire of the Dire Moon -> Vampire Nighthawk or Murderous Rider are budged replacements. Even a Graveyard Trespasser  Flip fit's in for the value.

Legion's End & Go Blank are good sideboard options.

RDorothy on Thassa Blink

1 month ago

I will also test Cemetery Protector in place of Archfiend of the Dross.

Murderous Rider can be bounced with Aether Channeler and gets ride of 5+ planeswalkers.

wallisface on Thassa Blink

1 month ago

This thread is long do i’m sure it’s already been mentioned, but Teleportation Circle feels really slow/suboptimal, especially compared to stronger options like Soul Herder and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling.

Other cards i’m skeptical of are Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord (really slow and doesn’t do much), Murderous Rider (you gain nothing from blinking it, and you already run loads of disruption), Archfiend of the Dross (i don’t see how a big dumb beatstick helps your gameplan here), and Glorious Protector (i get what you’re trying to do with her, but its just such a slow and clumsy play. Having playtested her myself, i just don’t see the value. Maybe its fine as a 1-or-2-of, but 3 seems excessive)

nlidmaster on Mono-black zomboys

2 months ago

This deck looks really solid! One of my close friends has been running a blue and black zombie deck for a while. I think your deck would benefit a lot from Cryptbreaker. Can generate zombies and card draw. Foulmire Knight is also a solid option.

As much as I love Grave Titan, depending on how fast/competitive you want this deck to be, he is going to slow you down a lot. I think Diregraf Colossus could be a strong replacement.

Lord of the Accursed can also be a game winning zombie lord. Although Consume Spirit adds to the lifegain idea, you still need at least three mana to cast it, and even then its not doing much work for you. Murderous Rider can not only serve as removal, but is alternatively a zombie with lifelink.

Cards I'd take out to replace with the ones I receommended would be Consume Spirit, Grave Titan, Graf Harvest, Headless Rider, and Shambling Ghast.

These of course are personal suggestions, you do what makes you happy!

mememan3310 on Drawing is for everyone!

2 months ago

If you are looking for instants to take down hasters, I might recommend Mortify, Orzhov Charm, Anguished Unmaking, and Hero's Downfall.

There's also the tried and true ones like, Fatal Push, Portable Hole, and Murderous Rider.

TheOfficialCreator on Pitiless Gravecrawler - *PRIMER*

3 months ago

Dead_Blue_ I definitely think Apostle's Blessing is a strong choice, especially as a sideboard option against Chalice of the Void to swap out Disciple of the Vault, and it has the added benefit of being especially strong in the current multicolor-piled meta. I don't know that I quite understand Rite of Consumption, though. I get the idea behind suggesting it, but in most cases I'd much rather have a main-field body like Disciple of the Vault or Zulaport Cutthroat that acts as a latent combo piece until the last piece resolves than a sorcery-speed payoff.

I've added both to the maybeboard. I'll likely put Apostle's Blessing in the sideboard (possibly over the mana-intensive Murderous Rider).

Thank you for the suggestions!

NV_1980 on Tergrid Wheels

4 months ago

Nice deck! Have you considered Sheoldred, the Apocalypse? Seems tailor-made for a deck that forces lots of draw. Geth's Grimoire can also be very beneficial for you, to profit from opposing discards even more. Same goes for Tinybones, Trinket Thief. I would also really recommend Torment of Hailfire as it's absolutely devastating in here on multiple levels.

To make room for these changes I would recommend top remove K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, Murderous Rider, Profane Command and Worst Fears.

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