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
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Rakdos, the Showstopper Discussion

legendofa on New hubs to be added

2 months ago

Femme_Fatale So far it's pretty much what I expected: A lot of Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom + Okaun, Eye of Chaos , a few Rakdos, the Showstopper , and some miscellaneous other EDH decks that contain a significant number of coin flip cards.

My current concern here is the conflation of Flip, the Kamigawa mechanic, with Coin Flip.

MaltOMeal on Absolute Theocracy

2 months ago

Sup lobsternips!

As a baseline, you'll need to add lands, which I'm sure you know. Since you're making Treasure and Gold tokens in this deck you'd probably be good with roughly 34-36 lands, leaning more to the most mana color you'll need, say like a 25/25/50 split if thats what you're going for.

- We'll cover your cards to include by type, so lets start with creatures. I like the Angels, Demons, and Dragons subtheme, if you were considering it I'd try and include Kaalia of the Vast if you can get your hands on one, otherwise just slim down on the tribal stuff, reaching too far into each different theme could result in inconsistencies and clunky play. I've been there, it sucks a lot. (Unfortunately, you can't run Shalai, Voice of Plenty since she has a Selesnya color identity)

-When it comes to your Dragons, I think you hit the nail on the head, nothing I would really change or take out. Allows for Magda, Brazen Outlaw to have a decent outlet if you don't want an artifact.

-Finally, the other things you've got going. Dockside should just be an auto-include, albeit a heavy price tag, but if you can get one you should definitely include it.

  • Dark Impostor , while mana intensive is still a decent mana sink that can function effectively as targeted removal. Definitely keep your edict creatures, they are super useful and trigger Negan, and thats what you want.

  • Starnheim Aspirant is useful if you go super heavy into the Angel theme, but if you skimp on the Angel theme this could very often be a dead card.

  • Storm-Kiln Artist , I like this a lot for this deck, can be a beater, and generates value.

  • Vault Robber , seems bad, and bad to do. Synergizes with Magda and makes Treasure tokens, but thats really it... PLUS it requires you to have a creature in YOUR grave. I'd cut this, but if you have a reason to play it I'm not seeing immediately play it in your deck.

  • Viscera Seer , good card, good sac outlet, not much else to say.

  • Creatures I'd include based on what I've seen: Solemn Simulacrum , Burnished Hart and Mayhem Devil . Some good ramp and a decent damage dealer if you'd like to play a cheap one. Plus the Devil is great at just 3 mana.

First thing I wanna point out is the abundance of them, its good, but its quite a few. I like the variety of them though, from token generation to mana value, all of them are GOOD in a sense.

  • Angelic Renewal is basically a one time effect. While good, there are better recursion spells out there, but this one does fit the Angel theme so thats really cool. :D

  • Land Tax : Definitely play this if you want more inclusions in your deck and want to play less lands, but don't forget to have a focus on more basic lands for the landbase.
  • Luminarch Ascension is subject to removal by other players, and somewhat makes you a target, but with Divine Visitation and your non-Treasure generators make this super useful.
  • Aside from that, I think that's a decent spread of enchantments. Nothing to add really, love the inclusion of the Sagas and Revel in Riches .

    I'm sure you'll add more later, but here are some I'd DEFINITELY include:

  • The three signets for your colors, Arcane Signet as well.

  • Goldvein Pick : hidden tRAESurES!!!
  • Inspiring Statuary for a low mana investment, you can effectively keep your Treasures around, or use your Gold tokens twice(tap it for colorless, then sac it for colored mana).
  • Panharmonicon to double up on edict effects.

  • Not much in this category outside of removal or token generation.

  • Wouldn't run Secure the Wastes strictly because it doesn't put Humans into play, play the sorcery option Martial Coup instead if you want a token creator with some OOMPH.

  • I'd recommend more removal, but with everything else considered I think you're pretty much good here. Really like the Crackling Doom and Vona's Hunger inclusions.

    OOOOkay, lots to look at here.

  • Mortuary Mire : Get that creature back in play!
  • High Market : Useful when Dictate of Erebos is in play.
  • Sanctum of Eternity / Command Beacon : You never know when you might need to use them. Negan can get expensive real fast.
  • That basically does it for my brief review, hope I was of some help!

    Drakenhart on Legendaries to build decks with …

    6 months 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

    8 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

    8 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

    11 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

    1 year 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.

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