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
Penny Dreadful 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.

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NV_1980 on Flori(da M)an, Says He Can "Cast Spells"

1 month ago

I'd say Tectonic Giant would fit in well, to give you lots of cards in your exile pile (depending on how many opponents you're facing in your playgroup). Rakdos, Lord of Riots also synergizes well with Florian, when it comes to casting creatures in the post-combat MP.

legendofa on Favorite pulls you've had

3 months ago

Two stories. The first one isn't quite mine, but I was involved. One of my friends, big on the Cult of Rakdos, was looking for a Rakdos, Lord of Riots when Return to Ravnica was fresh and new. I grab a pack to pass over to him, but then decide, no, the next pack would be better. Not really a feeling, just, like, that's going to be a better pack. I jokingly say that that's going to be the Rakdos pack, because it's like a 1% chance to pull a specific mythic rare in that set. So we buy our packs and crack them, and lo and behold, Lord Rakdos was in the back of the pack I got for him.

It wasn't like a prediction or anything. It was just, no, let's grab the second pack instead.

The second story is pretty simple. It's 2009, and Mythic Rare cards had just been introduced. I'm enjoying the world, mechanics, and multi-coloredness of Alara, and I grab a handful of packs. I like to go through packs back to front, saving the rare for last. In the back of one of my packs, there's a big pile of mana symbols, and it took a minute for me to fully grasp that I just pulled my first mythic. That's part of why Alara is my favorite plane to date.

Jett2112 on Cascade with the upcomming | Abaddon the Despoiler

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 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 Rakdos Group Slug

7 months ago


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

9 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.

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