Valduk, Keeper of the Flame

Valduk, Keeper of the Flame

Legendary Creature — Human Shaman

At the beginning of combat on your turn, for each Aura and Equipment attached to Valduk, Keeper of the Flame, create a 3/1 red Elemental creature token with trample and haste. Exile those tokens at the beginning of the next end step.

Valduk, Keeper of the Flame Discussion

jakeyuki12 on

5 months ago

Hiya! Long time Boros player here. Your list seems like a good start, but there are 2 main areas that I think it can be improved on.

1) Removal- Your deck is very lacking in removal. This is gonna lead to games where you won't be able to deal with threats and/or you won't be able to reset the board. I'd say you want 10-12 pieces of removal, with 4-5 of those being baord wipes. Akiri especially synergizes with board wipes since she's able to turn them into one-sided board wipes with her protection ability.

2) Creature choice- Akiri encourages you to have multiple creatures and suit each one up with at least 1 equipment. This can be mana intensive, and thus Akiri really likes creatures that can reduce equip costs, including free equip creatures. This also means Akiri doesn't like creatures that want to hog all the equipment onto themselves. Thus, I suggest cutting Kemba, Kha Regent , Valduk, Keeper of the Flame , and Champion of the Flame . Mirran Crusader and Wyleth, Soul of Steel are also questionable, but they're good enough with one equipment on them. I would recommend adding in those creatures that reduce your equip costs like Fervent Champion , Kazuul's Toll Collector , Zirda, the Dawnwaker , etc.

Aside from that, it's only individual cards that can probably be swapped out for better ones. I do recommend some of the recent commander legends and commander 2020 cards that get better when you have your commander out. I'm talking Deflecting Swat , Flawless Maneuver , Jeska's Will , and Akroma's Will .

Neotrup on Timing of equip with Valduk's …

7 months ago

Generally no. Valduk, Keeper of the Flame creates the tokens at the beginning of combat step. It's too late to activate equip abilities as they can only be activated during your main phase while the stack is empty. If you control Leonin Shikari, you'd be able to equip after making the token, due to removing that timing restriction. Some equipment like Sparring Collar have an ability that allows you to move it without using the equip ability.

CamraMaan on Timing of equip with Valduk's …

7 months ago

While Valduk, Keeper of the Flame normally is the one getting equipped, I'm curious if I can equip Grafted Wargear on one of the 3/1 elementals he creates? When they hit the battlefield is it too late to use an equip ability?

CamraMaan on Interaction between Valduk and Mana …

8 months ago

Say Valduk, Keeper of the Flame has four equipment on him and Mana Echoes is in play, when the combat phase hits and Valduk creates four creatures, do they count each other towards Mana Echoes' effect, or not? We'll say no other elementals are on the BF either. So do we get 12 colorless mana, 6 mana, or none...?

CamraMaan on Interaction between Savage Beating and …

8 months ago

Valduk, Keeper of the Flame creates a set of 3/1 elementals each combat phase, so if you entwine Savage Beating will it's double strike effect apply to the second round of creatures Valduk creates?

multimedia on Help me power up Toggo//Vial Smasher Burn

8 months ago

Hey, good start, but without an infinite combo you should forget about trying to get to power level 8 because 8+ level decks win with infinite combos. Without an infinite combo then power level 6-7 is the highest level you should go for. Not having black's powerful tutors or Fetch lands are other reasons the power level isn't higher. With DFC you only count the front side of the card in the decklist, the backside is not added. For example Shatterskull Smashing  Flip goes in the decklist, but Shatterskull, the Hammer Pass doesn't.

My advice is if you want to make a good Rakdos Toggo deck than build around Rocks. Take more advantage of Rocks to get more value out of them. Cranial Plating fueled by Rocks combos with Chandra's Ignition and Fling effects to kill your opponents with burn. Inspiring Statuary and Rocks can make a lot of ramp for Comet Storm or Exsanguinate.

Some other cards to consider adding:

Good luck with you deck.

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