Rakdos, the Showstopper

Rakdos, the Showstopper

Legendary Creature — Demon

Flying, trample

When Rakdos, the Showstoper enters the battlefield, flip a coin for each creature that isn't a Demon, Devil or Imp. Destroy each creature whose coin comes up tails.

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Format Legality
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Pioneer Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Gladiator Legal
Unformat Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Rakdos, the Showstopper Discussion

Drakenhart on Legendaries to build decks with …

3 weeks ago

Hello guys,

I am looking for some legendaries which can serve as the basis for multi-tribe decks. I am talking creatures like Rakdos, the Showstopper which can be the basis for a demon/devil/imp deck, or Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for Zombies and Vampires.

I am specifically looking for cards who buff multiple tribes at ones. Anybody know any?

Stardragon on Need some pranks and tricks

2 months ago

So yesterday I asked what my impmander should be either Blim, Comedic Genius or Rakdos, the Showstopper, and overwhelming people choose Rakdos so that what I'm going with. Now I'm asking for mean spirited "Prank" cards or trickery cards in the flavor as Cruel Entertainment. It's fun it mean and it has some minor political intrigue, and that what I'm looking for fun but mean pranks to pull on people like an imp deck should be. Link to my deck Here

Impish Delight- It's still not finished but has roughly 30 cards to fill with so pls help make sure that even the treats are tricks. Please.

Stardragon on Whats the better commander

2 months ago

What should i use for my imp tribalmmander?

Blim, Comedic Genius-is an imp so synergy is there. has an okay effect but i feel that it's a build around effect and won't help the tribal much but it also has flavor


Rakdos, the Showstopper- is a demon so no synergy with the tribe but his effect is much more helpful than Blim's to the tribe as a whole but feels less flavorful at the same time.

Now flavor is nice but not over important just stating my thoughts

Any ideas to make this more Tricky and mean spirited pranks are welcome

Also should I add devils as well as both devils and imps? As both are pranksters that cause harm.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Parun of Golgari was Svogthir, a Lich Elf.

Svogthir, Devkarin Lich

Legendary Creature - Zombie Elf

Dredge 2

As long as Svogthir, Devkarin is in your graveyard, if your would draw a card, Dredge Svogthir instead.

Deathtouch, Menace

Sacrifice two other creatures: Regenerate Svogthir, Devkarin Lich.

At the beginning of your endstep, if you control no other creatures, transform Svogthir, Devkarin Lich.


Svogthir, Lich Transcendant

Legendary Planeswalker - Svogthir

+1: Return target card from your graveyard to your hand, Dredge 2.

0: Create a 1/1 black and green Plant Zombie creature token with "Exile a creature card in your graveyard: put a +1/+1 counter on this creature."

-5: Return target creature from a graveyard to the battlefield under your control.


Okay, so the Paruns left are:

SilentPlague on Black & Red Aggro

6 months ago

Sorry, a bad typo above. I mention only having one other demon in the first paragraph. It is based on my comment in the second paragraph on Rakdos, the Showstopper and should have been placed there.

SilentPlague on Black & Red Aggro

6 months ago

I see the control, but don't see much of the aggro. I don't necessarily see this being a win by turns 6-8. That is generally where I draw the line for aggro, but don't mistake me as the authority on that. Your deck average CMC is good for this, 3 or under in my opinion. Dreadhorde Butcher is a great early game play. I'd have 4 in this deck. Sprite Dragon is a good card, but not for this deck. You have at best, 6 chances for an island, given you are not short another color and that makes Sprite Dragon difficult to play early like you would want. Having either Nicol Bolas, the Arisen or Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip for the late game is doable, but if you take out those 2 and the 2 faerie dragons, I think you can find better fits. For my agro decks, I assume if I can't win early, I likely will not win at all. So I have no back up. This lets me focus on putting in more aggressive creatures for the early game. You have only one other demon.

Also note that Avatar of Woe and Bone Dragon really work against each other. Maybe focus on one of them. For instance, you have cards for exiling creatures (not good for the avatar). So maybe Bone Dragon is the choice here. You would likely want to not have cards that pull spells from your graveyard as well. Such as Unbreakable Bond if you want to keep getting the dragon back out. Also note that Rakdos, the Showstopper could really hurt you in this scenario even more than your opponent. Not sure that card fits here.

I would suggest looking into cards with menace. They are usually cheap and are very aggressive, given they are hard to block. Stormfist Crusader is a good one that can work with control as well. To keep the control aspect, put in cards such as Heartless Act and Terminate. This keep the opponent creature count low and the game in your hands. Act of Treason is a good one to keep in for control.

Sorry if I went too deep here. You can ignore me and it won't hurt my feelings. I'm just snooping around getting ideas of my own as well and waiting for criticism to come back to me from time to time.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

7 months ago

Rakdos's Rage

Legendary Sorcery

For each permanent, flip a coin. If you win, its controller sacrifices it.

I've long wanted a random wipe. Extinction Event is very cool and I love it, but Boompile and morseo Puppet's Verdict are the closest examples. Based off of Rakdos, the Showstopper, commander of my Rakdos Cannibals deck

I'd like a common equipment with either a parasitic mechanic or set specific keyword.

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