Rakdos, Lord of Riots
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Rakdos, Lord of Riots

Legendary Creature — Demon

You can't cast Rakdos, Lord of Riots unless an opponent lost life this turn.

Flying, trample

Creature spells you cast cost less to cast for each 1 life your opponents have lost this turn.

Jett2112 on Cascade with the upcomming | Abaddon the Despoiler

1 week ago

Cool deck! Grixis cascade 40k looks like a fun new archetype. Try playing Delayed Blast Fireball to synergize with your #PlayFromExile category and with Rakdos, Lord of Riots and with Neheb, the Eternal and even with Abaddon the Despoiler.

flocklab on Rakdos, Lord of Riots Demon Tribal

1 month ago

multimedia I would like some more advice if you have any! And i was going to change Kaervek as the commander. I originally had him as the commander because I thoought his ability was fun, but I agree with you on Rakdos, Lord of Riots as the commander would be good. Do you have any other suggestions about ramp/card draw in rakdos?

multimedia on Rakdos, Lord of Riots Demon Tribal

1 month ago

Hey, why Kaervek the Merciless as Commander? You have the start of a nice budget Demon deck, but Kaervek is out of place.

You're playing Demons and have Rakdos, Lord of Riots. He's a better Demon Commander since he's a Demon and he can reduce the mana cost of Demons which is really helpful because the best Demons are high mana cost creatures. Kaervek is out of place here since he's not a Demon and he's a high mana cost creature and you would rather spend 7 mana to cast a Demon. You want to punish your opponents with many cards in your deck before you can cast Kaervek then his repeatable damage trigger really matters.

Some advice to consider is switch to Rakdos as Commander, cut Kaervek and cut some creatures/other cards for more budget ramp and draw?

If you're interested in these suggestions then I offer more advice including changes to consider to use Rakdos as Commander. What you like more advice?

Good luck with your deck.

ThePromisedNightmare on Demon King

2 months ago

I'd like to build a Rakdos demon deck.

On EDHREC they listed Rakdos, the Showstopper and Rakdos, Lord of Riots as the 2 most played general for this tribe. The showstopper however is listed as the most played right now and I don't get why.

Other than being a MAYBE one sided wrath it doesn't do anything after unless I blink him while the lord of riots will always lower the cost of my demons if I can deal any damage.

Which one would be a better fit at the helm of the deck ?

amarthaler on EDH Obosh, the Preypiercer

4 months ago

Updates!

Out: Akoum Refuge - Bloodfell Caves - Rakdos Carnarium - Lavaclaw Reaches - Torbran, Thane of Red Fell

In: Canyon Slough - Blightstep Pathway  Flip - 2x Swamp - Rakdos, Lord of Riots

In efforts to improve the consistency of the mana base, I am starting to remove the lands that come in tapped no matter what and replacing them with either a basic or a cycling land for card draw. Also, Torbran didn't seem worth the effort when I drew him - one reason being his 3x casting cost was often troublesome and +2 damage didn't seem worth it compared to Rakdos, who will hopefully save me mana in the long run - we shall see!

Drellino on Cult of the Forgotten Gods

5 months ago

i don't know if are good advices but have you think about Spawn of Mayhem or Mogis, God of Slaughter or Rakdos, Lord of Riots? I Spawn is good, maybe only 1 or 2 copies of Mogis or Rakdos. Malfegor maybe it's too much, but i'll put it in, as a finisher.

TypicalTimmy on Your Favorite Plays

8 months ago

Just won a game with my Lathliss, Dragon Queen deck on Turn 6 against Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Runo Stromkirk  Flip and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice.

I had opened with a Spinerock Knoll exiling Dragon Tempest and a Mox Tantalite. Next turn I played a Vesuva, exiling an Utvara Hellkite. On my 3rd turn I topdecked an Ancient Tomb and was fortunate enough to have opened with a Purphoros, God of the Forge so I immediately dropped him into play.

Then we all got wheeled via Wheel of Fortune. Great. Actually, yes quite splendid because I didn't have much else going on.

It sort of became a slugfest of counterspells and the Rakdos player slinging out damage to try and neutralize some of the Planeswalkers Atraxa was dropping. I was just casting Hammer of Purphoros and had literally nothing else going on.

Rakdos' T6, he drops a freaking Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. WOOOOOW...

Gets to my T6 and Atraxa slams down Teferi, Master of Time's -3 to exile my poor Lathliss, Dragon Queen that I had played T5. T_T but but but whyyyy she didn't do anything T_T T_T T_T

I tell her that while she can suspend my poor Lathy, this leaves Kozzy online and a big 6/6 Rakdos, Lord of Riots. I tell her that if she could be so kind as to suspend Rakdos, I can handle Kozzy since that's clearly the biggest threat. I explain to her that while Purphoros, God of the Forge can't deal damage to Kozzy, I can churn out enough 5/5 tokens and pump them with Lathliss, Dragon Queen to kill the Rakdos player - thus removing Kozzy via player removal. All I need is for Rakdos, Lord of Riots offline so my Dragons can get through.

And to my surprise, she bought that lie and agrees. Rakdos fizzles out.

  • hehehehe

So, I drop a Scourge of Valkas that I was fortunate enough to wheel into thanks to that Wheel of Fortune from earlier.

Purphoros, God of the Forge sees a Scourge of Valkas and a 5/5 token via Lathliss, Dragon Queen land. Oopsies. 4 damage to everyone's face. But wait, it gets so much worse.

Scourge of Valkas sees itself ETB for 3 Dragons, thus 3 damage. But he ALSO sees a 5/5 token ETB for 3 Dragons, thus 3 MOAR damage.

I direct all 6 of this to the Rakdos, Lord of Riots player who was firmly sitting at around 34 life. Hmm... not quite enough to live up to my end of the deal. EXCEPT...

A player was dealt 7 or more damage this turn. Que my Vesuva that ETB copying Spinerock Knoll. I tap that mfer and drop Utvara Hellkite.

Purphoros sees Utty and a 5/5 token ETB. 4 more global damage to face.

This time, Scourge of Valkas sees an Utty for 5 and a token for 5. 10 damage as I please. All directly toward Rakdos, Lord of Riots who has now sustained 4 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 5 = 24 damage of their 34 life total. Ouchies.

Move to combat, since I have Hammer of Purphoros online. Tap everybody sideways.

Lathliss, Scourge, Utvara and 2x 5/5s each create a 6/6 for FIVE 6/6s.

Purphoros dishes out 10 global damage and Scourge sees FIVE ETB triggers of 10 damage each.

And we haven't even moved to combat damage, much less blockers ;)

Oopsie doodles, looks like my Lathliss, Dragon Queen deck won on Turn 6. Lololol gg frens


And this is precisely why this deck is my number 1 favorite deck of all time. Does literally every stupid thing I love about Magic: The Gathering in a horrifically efficient manner.

RedBullMan2 on Kaalia Angels

8 months ago

I get it you like angels, personally i am a demon kinda guy so i would recommend you at least putting Rakdos the Defiler and Rakdos, Lord of Riots and if you are into angels where is the beloved Avacyn, Angel of Hope.

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