Rakdos Charm

Rakdos Charm

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  • Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
  • Destroy target artifact.
  • Each creature deals 1 damage to its controller.

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Rakdos Charm Discussion

FunnyDuck on Never Break the Chain (Chainer, Nightmare Adept)

2 months ago

Cornonjacob07

Thanks for the support! I'll try and take a look at your own list when I have the time if you want some suggestions there as well.


First, Shenanigans ! I had it in the list for a while as a stand in for Golgari Thug (who's pricey for an uncommon) and it performed...better as discard fodder than as artifact removal. Ingot Chewer does a lot for this deck and is much more abusable and cheaper to cast (9 times out of 10 you evoke it).

I essentially only have room for 3 expendable single-target removal slots after all the synergistic options like Shriekmaw . Between Baleful Mastery , Bedevil , Chaos Warp , Rakdos Charm , Vandalblast , By Force , and Shenanigans itself (for examples), I prize the exile effect and mana efficiency on Baleful Mastery first and foremost (if you're wheeling frequently with Magus of the Wheel or even Ruin Grinder a single draw is irrelevant), with Chaos Warp acting as another non-destruction removal piece that isn't restricted on what it can hit. All of that covers creature removal quite thoroughly, so I looked to dedicated artifact removal next.

I chose Vandalblast over any other targeted artifact removal due to the popularity of Osgir, the Reconstructor and Voltron-style Sword of X & Y equipment decks. A non-targeting wipe is significantly stronger against artifact decks like them vs. an incremental single-target destruction effect like Shenanigans. If you don't have a go-wide artifact deck like Osgir in your play environment, feel free to use Shenanigans over Vandalblast and reap some extra discard synergy in the meantime.


For Ilharg, the Raze-Boar I wanted a threat to work as an independent backup plan from the graveyard. The best response a graveyard deck can have against grave hate is to practice moderation, and Ilharg attacks on a similar angle to Sneak Attack without adding to the graveyard unnecessarily. The vast majority of ETB effects in the deck are valuable and worth repeating over and over again, while Ilharg itself is a hard-to-remove threat in its own right. If you are having trouble with needing creatures in hand to abuse, I would highly recommend Phyrexian Reclamation ...so much so that I wouldn't even suggest running Sneak or Ilharg without it!

And trust me when I say that sneaking in a Master of Cruelties off of Ilharg is a devious play that is guaranteed to turn heads and take names!

Mechanon on Rakdos, the Showstopper

4 months ago

Nice deck! I have a Rakdos modern deck that is lots of fun. Might I suggest Rakdos Charm , Spawn of Mayhem , and Chandra's Spitfire . Gravel-Hide Goblin cannot be used in this deck due to the green mana symbol. I would suggest swapping out a few of the lands such as Bad River , Mountain Valley and Esper Panorama for more basic lands.

BrassLord on DDC

4 months ago

For artifact recursion, Trash for Treasure is a useful one for cheating out big artifacts from the graveyard, and is a flavor win as you can literally trade your treasure tokens in for trash... err... your other artifacts XD Also, Goblin Welder is another classic one that can do the same thing. Trading Post is another flexible option, as I can see your deck being able to use most of the options. Though, I'll admit, I usually use these cards to cheat into play big artifact creatures that I've dumped into the graveyard, so you might want to consider this as a side option.

In terms of red artifact tutors, it's a little dicy, as most of the decent options use either blue or black. Inventors' Fair could work once you get all the needed artifacts on board. Some creature options also exist (if you're just looking to make a weird "illegal" fun deck.) Treasure Mage Trophy Mage Tribute Mage and Trinket Mage can fetch out needed artifacts, as well as having limited synergy with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death . Though looking at your current list, I don't see too many bomb cards that would be useful with recuring your artifacts. Maybe look into adding something like Solemn Simulacrum or Golos, Tireless Pilgrim ? In red you have things like Gamble , Hoarding Dragon and Goblin Engineer .

Hmmm... Sliver decks, while fun to pilot, either are dealt with early and fizzle out, or they end up overwhelming if you don't keep their creatures in check. If you're leaning more into the 5 color splashability casual deck, Rakdos Charm is a good catch-all card that deals with a lot of strategies. Even a well timed Blasphemous Act can slow them down. In your current build, I see you do run some interaction, but I think you'll find there are some more consistent better options out there!

DrunkManSquakin666 on Kaalia, Raining Death from Above

5 months ago

Personally, I prefer run Vindicate instead of Mortify . Sorcery speed is a fine price to pay for a three-drop that can kill literally anything. You never know when you might need to take out a Coffers or a Cradle.

I'd also recommend Thundermaw Hellkite and Subjugator Angel as ambush cards to kill someone with blockers out of the blue, as well as Angel of Despair for better spot removal (same reason as Vindicate).

Also, if you're running Sunforger , I'd go with Tithe if you can afford it and a Mistveil Plains to give the other players a hard time. SOmething to look into for that Sunforger package, especially if you go that route, would be Rakdos Charm for repeatable grave hate and Bathe in Light as a similar ambush card to Thundermaw and Subjugator.

Nice deck, though. =3

DrunkManSquakin666 on Kaalia's Inferno

5 months ago

If you're going the Sunforger route, I'd recommend Tithe and Mistveil Plains . You might also want a redirect and fork effect for the package. I'd also recommend Rakdos Charm , if only for the repeatable grave hate that setup would provide.

Speaking of grave hate, you'd definitely want to slot in that Bojuka in your Maybeboard. Also speaking of the Maybeboard, Phyrexian Reclamation is a wonderful card for abusing ETBs and Rakdos the Defiler or Master of Cruelties when combined with a sac outlet. Food for thought. =3

My Queen Marchesa deck, For da Kween!, should give you some ideas for the Sunforger package.

I'mma also leave my Kaalia deck, Hardcore Heavenly Inferno here for ya in case it gives you some ideas.

Happy gaming! :)

StrawBossMH on Zoblins

6 months ago

(March 2021) I am currently considering swapping:

Mainboard

  1. 4 Dragonskull Summit for 4 Cavern of Souls
  2. 2 Goblin Instigator for 2 Spike Jester

Sideboard

  1. 3 Nihil Spellbomb for 2 Rakdos Charm
  2. 2 Goblin Chainwhirler for 3 Pithing Needle
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