I have a Rakdos deck that I would like some opinions on. I have four Rakdos Shredfreaks not in the deck and I was wondering whether or not I should put them in, and if yes what should come out. Any and all suggestions about the deck are welcome. Also want to try and keep it standard
land x 21
Evolving Wilds x1
Dragonskull Summit x1
Rakdos Guildgate x4
Spells x 19
Elixir of Immortality x1
Deviant Glee x2
Auger Spree x2
Slaughter Games x2
Launch Party x2
Tragic Slip x2
Furor of the Bitten x4
Curse of Stalked Prey x2
Creatures x 25
Hound of Griselbrand x2
Xathrid Gorgon x1
Splatter Thug x2
Dead Reveler x2
Thrill-Kill Assassin x4
Bloodcrazed Neonate x4
Grim Roustabout x2
Rakdos Cackler x2
Hellhole Flailer x2
Rix Maadi Guildmage x2
Tormented Soul x2
Thanks for the help!
I was under the impression Candy was just asking about Shreadfreak, which isn't all that great anyways; it's draft filler and that's all.
+2 Pithing Needle
+4 Crimson Muckwader
+2 Tormented Soul and Curse of Stalked Prey (they go hand in hand)
Just that and Rakdos, Lord of Riots is going to win the game.
Don't underestimate Chaos Imps or Carnival Hellsteed , they have great potential.
Even Olivia Voldaren in here would be a nice addition.
Thanks for the input, some of the cards you mentioned arent in there for the sole reason that I cannot afford to buy the cards. I would love a Hellrider and some Blood Crypt s but they are too pricey right now, especially a Thundermaw Hellkite or two. I have a Carnival Hellsteed so I will probably stick him in. I can get two more Tormented Souls and two more Curse of Stalked Prey . The reason I have both Bloodcrazed Neonate and Furor of the Bitten in is because she has to attack anyway, why not beef her up to allow her to withstand potential blockers (also flavor-wise the whole "no blocking" theme of unleash)
I think the rakdos aggro decklist which give you the best chance to win (I mean barring the top decks zombies powerhouse) is the ultra aggressive decklist. In addition it's the only stanard list I've been able to come up with that I think gives a good chance at FNM while still being less than $20
4 stromkirk noble - obviously not the budget option but can be replaced by tormented soul , vexing devil , gravecrawler or diregraf ghoul as needed
4 rakdos cackler
4 crimson muckwader
1 gore-house chainwalker (alternatively ash zealot )
4 lightning mauler
2 hellhole flailer
4 hellrider (if you can't get hellrider then just add 4 tormented soul and 4 deviant glee and hope for the best)
4 pillar of flame
4 searing spear
1 victim of night ( dreadbore if you have them)
1 brimstone volley
4 bump in the night
1 flames of the firebrand
Duals would be nice here but not if they come into play tapped.
Tweak the numbers on creatures vs spells depending on the metagame. You might want more 1 drops such as vexing devil others might prefer the removal spells if you see a lot of greater than 3 toughness creatures victim of night becomes a more important inclusion than brimstone volley or flames of the firebrand . The great part about this is that the budget options aren't a huge drop off from the expensive rares and I feel like this deck has a place in the metagame, currently zombies is just better which is why you don't see decks such as this one at the major tournaments but for FNM something like this could be good.
Humans are passing out of the standard format, so keep in mind that Stromkirk Noble won't be as useful soon.
As each new set comes out, you'll see what I mean.
Dreadbore is waaay too expensive. It wouldn't surprise me if they were hard to get a playset of.
Pithing Needle being an older card is just as good and much more likely for a player to have aquired by now.
You could even keep Furor of the Bitten in there because it still goes well with Tormented Soul .
Here is something I just threw together.
A few possible tweaks are,
-4 Tragic Slip > +4 Dreadbore
-4 Crimson Muckwader > +4 Stromkirk Noble
If there are any kinks in it from there, I'm sure you can work it out.
4 Tormented Soul
4 Crimson Muckwader
4 Hellhole Flailer
3 Rakdos, Lord of Riots
4 Curse of Stalked Prey
4 Furor of the Bitten
4 Pillar of Flame
4 Tragic Slip
3 Auger Spree
3 Pithing Needle
3 Rakdos Keyrune
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Cathedral of War
4 Blood Crypt
4 Dragonskull Summit
4 Rakdos Guildgate
I used to have a holo Cavern of Souls but I sold it. I am dumb :P
I've built up two collections and sold them all for dirt cheap. I like to do things like that, I can't imagine how happy I'd have been to be the person who got those cards for so cheap. When it comes to Magic cards, people are so stingy and greedy. They're always so expensive, everyone wants the highest price.
Yea, I usually order cards from Cardkingdom.com. Usually the price isnt too bad, but I would rather pull a sweet card rather than pay for it
maybe during my next visit to the local card shop I can pick some of those cards up
By the way, unless you're running an alternate mana base that includes less of those specialty lands and more basic lands.
I'd suggest another optional tweak in-place of Stromkirk Noble .
-4 Crimson Muckwader +4 Thrill-Kill Assassin
Muckwader can take Thragtusk all by itself, but only if you've got a Swamp.
Deathtouch is sure-fire and it even doubles as evasion alongside being a fail-safe to destroy creatures.
I'm a much better Magic player than you, and a much greater strategist. It's the least I can do.
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