Rakdos, the Showstopper

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Mythic Rare

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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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Rakdos, the Showstopper Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

1 month ago

Any sort of ETB effect will be perfect.

Also Flameshadow Conjuring would be perfect to get double triggers off of your creatures, and it gives the token haste so you can swing without losing much since it'd be exiled at your end step anyway. This way you get twice the value off of the ETB and you can swing for some boardstate pressure.

HERE is a list of creatures in Rakdos that have Madness.

ShutUpMokuba on Chaos master(s)?

1 month ago

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is more about hate/politics than the others two so i would pick them. As a suggestion outside them i like Rakdos, the Showstopper (i know you didn't ask for other suggestion but i like him too much)

Frd123 on As Above, So Below (Kaalia Zenith Seeker)

2 months ago

Some Suggestions:

Dragons

Nesting Dragon - Random wrath protector

Rapacious Dragon - Good ETB effect if you consider adding more blink effects or ETB Doublers.

Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury - Can be a good Finisher depending of your board state, since you can pay his Dash cost.

Hoarding Dragon - It is an Artifact tutor. It is risky, but it usually pays off if you have the right targets.

Demons - Mass Board Removal

Demon of Dark Schemes - Reanimator and mass removal in a single card. Your creatures usually dodge his minus/minus.

Rakdos, the Showstopper - More Risky, but can be a one sided mass removal on 6/6 flying trampler.

Angels

Angel of Finality - It is really important to have Gravehate in edh.

Sunblast Angel - Conditional one-sided wrath.

ETB, triggers doublers

Panharmonicon - Double all your ETBs effects, including Kaalia. Can be deadly if you prioritize ETBs effects among your creatures.

Flameshadow Conjuring - Act as a pseudo Panharmonicon that can "attack" and trigger some leave the battlefield effects. I think this card is a hidden gem in EDH. There is other cards that do this, such as Minion Reflector and Mirror March .

Strionic Resonator - It doubles one of your triggers. It also works with combat triggers and die triggers.

Conjurer's Closet - It is kind of slow, but can generate a lot of value with Kaalia. Depends of the meta.

Frd123 on As Above, So Below (Kaalia Zenith Seeker)

2 months ago

Some suggestions:

Dragons Show

Demons Show

Angels Show

ETB, triggers doublers Show

draftdump69 on chromatic kaalia gang

3 months ago

the only demon you can hit off of Niv-Mizzet Reborn is Rakdos, the Showstopper , but i dont think the showstopper is particularly good in constructed (though i'm not one to talk, as this list isn't very competitive). kaalia is mostly in this list to dig for Niv-Mizzet Reborn

Strangelove on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH

3 months ago

You can, if you like, create custom sort categories by adding a # in your edit list (eg. "1x City of Brass #Land") and then setting >Edit >Default category >Custom

Don't forget Thraximundar and Warstorm Surge ...

Here are some houses:

Bloodtracker ... must have imo

Herald of Secret Streams ... where'd this go?

Dack's Duplicate ... +1/+1 clone

Spark Double ... +1/+1 clone

Viscera Seer ... tier 1 version of Carrion Feeder

Mulldrifter ... if is too much then play this

Treasonous Ogre ... seems good

Harvester of Souls ... + Damnation ?

Reef Worm ... endless worms

Spawning Pit ... you can sacrifice the Spawn tokens to recoup 1/2 the value if they're wiped

Drana, Liberator of Malakir ... yes... anything that lets you ignore the throne is amazing

Yahenni, Undying Partisan ... it never leaves the board so expect 10+/10+

Toothy, Imaginary Friend ... yes

Midnight Reaper ... yes

Burnished Hart ... do not underestimate this

Goblin Bombardment ... yes

You could also try playing some big beefs that are wipe oriented like...

Ogre Slumlord

Overseer of the Damned

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Revel in Riches

If you count Merciless Executioner , Innocent Blood , etc, with wipes like Damnation , etc, you have 12 wipes and 5 removal... which is probably too much control.

To play aggressively, Marchesa needs evasive creatures with double strike ...or maybe even...

Core Prowler ... maybe

Flesh-Eater Imp ... I have one, you should try it out

Grafted Exoskeleton ... sacrifice might be nice

Viral Drake ... proliferating your +1/+1 counters would be pretty sweet

...Keep in mind Infect replaces damage so either make it a core theme or only play the ones that can get to 10 Infect quickly.

Demons would also be pretty sweet:

Archfiend of Depravity ... wipe

Defiler of Souls ... make them sacrifice

Demon of Wailing Agonies ... make them sacrifice

Havoc Demon ... wipe

Indulgent Tormentor ... another Bloodgift Demon

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ... draw to get off the throne?

Krav, the Unredeemed ... seems good

Lord of the Void ... betrayal

Malfegor ... wipe?

Rakdos, the Showstopper ... wipe

Ravenous Demon  Flip... sacrifice Marchesa or take the 9 to get off the throne?

Reaper from the Abyss ... removal

Rune-Scarred Demon ... tutor

Silent-Blade Oni ... betrayal

Liliana's Contract ... hilarous

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Mine is probably Angel's Grace , it's in 6/8 EDH decks, and Angel of Grace is in the Primal Surge deck (8th is Rakdos, the Showstopper )

The Wanderer, Beseeched

Legendary Planeswalker

+2: Until your next turn, Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt to you and other permanents you control by sources you don't control.

-1: Until your next turn, you can't lose the game and your opponents can't win.

-10: You get an emblem with "You don't lose the game for having 0 or less life."

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I like this challenge. Either make a favorite instant/sorcery into a mythic planeswalker, or make a signature spell for a planeswalker.

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Rakdos, the Showstopper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.4%