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Rakdos Signet Discussion
2 weeks ago
Inspiring Veteran , Heavenly Blademaster , Blood Crypt , Godless Shrine , Sacred Foundry , Arid Mesa , Marsh Flats , Bloodstained Mire , Auriok Steelshaper , Mortify , Vindicate , Damnation , Wrath of God , Enlightened Tutor , Sol Ring , Lightning Greaves , Boros Signet , Orzhov Signet , Rakdos Signet , Acclaimed Contender , Hammer of Nazahn , Arcane Signet , Sword of Feast and Famine
Mirran Crusader , Worthy Knight , Righteous Confluence , Despark , Generous Gift , Rakdos Charm , Infiltration Lens , True Conviction , Colossus Hammer , Blackblade Reforged Cavalier of Flame , Sunforger , Ugin, the Ineffable , 2 Mountains, 4 Plains, 2 Swamps
3 weeks ago
You might want more ramp. Fellwar Stone , Orzhov Signet , Boros Signet , Rakdos Signet , Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Hierarchy , and Talisman of Conviction are your best options that don't cost an arm and a leg.
3 weeks ago
In 3 colors you need far more fixing/ramp. This is what I would swap to balance out your build: Divination < Dimir Signet , Mass Manipulation < Rakdos Signet , Slave of Bolas < Izzet Signet , Victimize < Hedron Archive or Mind Stone , Hazoret's Favor < Commander's Sphere , Warstorm Surge < Fellwar Stone
3 weeks ago
Hey, you're welcome :)
I don't want to discourage you by suggesting to add so many cards and cut so many cards. You have a really good plan for when you get Rakdos onto the battlefield, but the problem is you haven't included many ways to cast Rakdos. Because can only cast him if an opponent loss life for the turn. You have a great late game base of creatures, really good, but there's not very much, if any, early game plays to make. Commander decks want three plans at various stages of a game. One for the early game, one for the mid game and one for the late game. Right now you have planned out the mid and late game well, but have neglected the early game. My advice is sacrifice some mid and late game cards for early game cards.
Some examples of different plans for each stage of the a game.
Early game (ramp and pingers):
Mid game (Rakdos and reanimation):
Late game (Eldrazi and other big creatures)
In my opinion it's better to have a lot more early game plays then mid and late game. The early game plays should help to setup and get into the mid and late game. Low mana cast reanimation/enablers is an an example of early game plays that can be just as good as a mid/late game plays. Tutors are an excellent bridge between each stage of the game because they let you get a certain card for what ever stage you're at and in of need at the time.
As I said in my last comment I think you can cut quite a few of the big creatures and replace them with more early game cards that let you interact with Rakdos faster.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Cinder Barrens
- Bloodfell Caves
- 1x Mountain
- 1x Swamp
- Chainer, Dementia Master
- Garna, the Bloodflame
- Geth, Lord of the Vault
- Greven, Predator Captain
- Hythonia the Cruel
- K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth
- Massacre Girl
- Overseer of the Damned
- Soul of Innistrad
- Tetzimoc, Primal Death
- The Haunt of Hightower
- The Scorpion God
- Fated Return
- Blackblade Reforged
- Whispersilk Cloak
- Loxodon Warhammer
- Sword of Truth and Justice
All these cards are by no means bad, they're just in my opinion worse than the other cards here. In my last comment I listed about 20 cards for you to consider adding most except Heartless Hidetsugu and Artisan of Kozilek were one to three CMC. Which included pingers ( Spear Spewer , etc.), mana rocks ( Rakdos Signet , etc.), reanimation/enablers ( Doomed Necromancer , Buried Alive , etc.) and instant removal ( Chaos Warp , etc.).
40 lands is a lot of lands, consider cutting some for additional mana sources (mana rocks)?
I think you're better off adding mana rocks then having lots of lands and equipment. I think it helps your deck more to have color fixing and ramp then equipment. Mana rocks are excellent early game plays. Equipment are mid to late game plays and they only do something if you have creatures on the battlefield who can attack. Rakdos or Sin Prodder could be good sources of a creature for equipment, but equipment overall is not doing much here. Because of mana cost for Rakdos then mana rocks that can make colored mana are more desirable then ones that can't. However if you have the powerful mana rocks that only make colorless mana ( Sol Ring , etc.) still play them because they're some of the best cards in Commander.
Lots of basic lands can be problematic when the main casting cost you're trying to make is for Rakdos. Some other playable Rakdos dual lands to consider adding:
4 weeks ago
Hey, you definitely like high mana cost cards (5 CMC plus). There's 28 here!
How do you expect to be able to cast Rakdos? Consider more cards that make an opponent lose life? This deck will have a difficult time functioning without having Rakdos on the battlefield, being able to reduce the casting cost of creatures. With a 4.9 avg. CMC even being able to cast Rakdos is going to be a problem.
My advice is focus much more on the early game and much less on the late game. You don't need 25 high mana cost creatures for Rakdos, it's overkill.
Cards to consider adding:
- Rakdos Signet
- Talisman of Indulgence
- Cryptolith Fragment Flip
- Spear Spewer
- Sin Prodder
- Nettle Drone
- Vial Smasher the Fierce
- Lobber Crew
In the early game you want to make it easier to cast Rakdos this means mana rocks that can help make mana for his difficult casting cost and repeatable pingers to be able to make your opponents lose at least one life to be able to cast Rakdos.
Heartless Hidetsugu can reduce a ton of colorless mana with Rakdos with one activation. Use this reduction to free cast Eldrazi (Ulamog and Emrakul). Artisan of Kozilek can be reanimation and Void Winnower is also good. These Eldrazi are really the only high mana cost creatures you need because lets face it there's not a lot of other creatures that can even compare in power level.
Other high mana cost creatures of the ones here to consider keeping are: Ilharg, the Raze-Boar , Sidisi, Undead Vizier , Urabrask the Hidden , Etali, Primal Storm , Archfiend of Despair , Vilis, Broker of Blood , Sheoldred, Whispering One . This is a base to consider:
There's beginnings of a reanimation strategy here with Chainer, Nightmare Adept . Reanimation is a good a backup plan to be able to get big creatures onto the battlefield without Rakdos. Reanimation needs two parts: enablers to get creatures into your graveyard and the actual reanimation to cheat them onto the battlefield. Consider expanding on each of these parts?
- Faithless Looting
- Buried Alive
- Apprentice Necromancer
- Doomed Necromancer : included in Merciless Rage.
- Animate Dead
The Necromancers are good with Chainer. Discard a big creature than cast one of the Necromancers from your graveyard, it gets haste, sac it to reanimate the big creature you just discarded.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Sol Ring : included in Merciless Rage.
- Graven Cairns
- Dragonskull Summit
- Ash Barrens : included in Merciless Rage.
- Smoldering Marsh
- Eye of Ugin : Eldrazi tutor.
- Anger : haste enabler.
- Rakdos Charm : way to make opponents lose life, can reduce a lot of colorless mana with Rakdos or instant counter an opponents infinite creature and/or graveyard combo.
- Chaos Warp : instant permanent removal, included in Merciless Rage.
- Terminate : instant creature removal.
- Lightning Greaves : haste enabler, protection.
If you would like I can give you a list of cards to consider cutting. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
You need to add more tormenting voice effects. Faithless Looting and Cathartic Reunion for sorcery, Geier Reach Sanitarium for land, Key to the City for artifacts, Rix Maadi Reveler for a budget creature and Seasoned Pyromancer nonbudget.
The second thing you need is fast mana, so put in cards like signets: Rakdos Signet , Orzhov Signet , Boros Signet and the talisman cycle: Talisman of Hierarchy , Talisman of Conviction , Talisman of Indulgence .
1 month ago
from experience i can tell you that Anger is a bad idea. it costs the same as kaalia, and needs to go to the graveyard before u can utilise its effect. most of the time when i played anger and kept attacking with it, my opponents would just not block it, and take the 2 dmg, until they had an exile or sth similar to remove Anger . ( Bojuka Bog )
if you really want to ensure haste on kaalia, stick to Fervor and/or Hammer of Purphoros . i would also add Rakdos Signet , so you run all 3 of them. theoretically, you can play 1 land + Sol Ring + the matching signet (if u played a Swamp for example, the Boros Signet and then you can play Kaalia of the Vast in turn 2.
1 month ago
There are definitely some rocks you're not currently running that I think would be good inclusions, and I question two of them. Talisman of Indulgence and Rakdos Signet will almost never actually accelerate you to Anje at all. Since they cost 2 mana, you'll most often be playing them on turn 2 (turn one with, for example, a Mana Crypt , but that'll let you get her out on t2 on its own if you have the lands to do so), which means she's still hitting on turn 3. I like Mana Crypt , Jeweled Amulet , and Blood Pet a lot, since any of those with a second land guarantees t2 Anje, which is our goal, first and foremost. I like the Pet over Skirk Prospector since once Anje is down, black is wayyy more important to us than red. There's also one more ritual you may well want to find a slot for, in Songs of the Damned . I'm not currently sure if it's optimal to run every madness card or not, but my list is.
I would almost certainly include Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , since he can allow you to rebuy your wincons on your Worldgorger turn if you discarded them earlier, and even turns some of the doofy madness cards ( Alms of the Vein as an example) into instant-speed wincons on those turns, since you can reshuffle them in and then draw back to them with Anje, in case all your primaries ended up exiled somehow. Also, I feel like you're really missing out on a lot of power by not including Necropotence , Restless Dreams and Tainted Pact .
Rakdos Signet occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.13%
RBW (Mardu): 1.8%
UBR (Grixis): 1.49%