Quote from ShadowclaimerI'm kinda depressed that apparently we're just throwing cards in the spoiler and calling them confirmed without any real evidence.
It should be at least noted in the main post that its not confirmed yet.
Quote from wingkonThis card i ridiculously above the curve that I'm still wondering how it got the green light. Hero of Bladehold was a 4 drop that saw tons of play and she didn't protect herself from removal or anything like that. But if something so ridiculously above the curve at 4 mana is unplayable, I have little hope for MtG's future. o.o
But yeah, looks like I gotta start upping the O-Ring count in my white decks again. :\
Quote from ArchiePeople need to look at BR Zombies right now, and compare Rakdos to the other 4 drop creature that they are playing. Falkenrath Aristocrat.
Rakdos, while cool, just hits the board on turn 4, doesn't do anything immediately, and IF he can survive till the next turn, will hit for 6. The Aristocrat would have already hit for 2 more damage that turn, and it will take another turn just for them to be tied up on damage. This doesn't take into account that the Aristocrat has resistance to all the removal in the format except for Tragic Slip and Mutilate that we've seen so far. How is Rakdos better than that?
Finally, you can take into account the mana requirements. While not a huge negative, everyone will have to admit that it is a bit restrictive, and would still be difficult to cast at times.
If you want to talk about Rakdos in a control deck, he still won't be all that great. Control threats need to have some amount of resilience so you can stabilize. This guy does not do this.
Quote from jturphyCause running bad cards is exactly what you want to do to make other bad cards better. Always been a solid strategy.
Quote from VeloxiraptorDon't like it much even if it is real (and the blurry photo doesn't lend it much credence). Needing to deal damage first is a pretty serious restriction, much like Bloodthirst.
Quote from WenSonOMG WTF ?!?!?!?!
they really overdid it with this one
4 mana 6/6 flying trample ????that 1 dmg is no problem at all i think
this one is strong, really strong... a reason for me, to play a creature that has no comes into play effect or other benefit
hes 1 mana to much for abrupt decay,lol
at least a mythic that really feels mythic
modern Jund gets to much boost with decay and this creature...
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Quote from lorendarcyI'm rubbing my chin thinking about Cavern of Souls, Treacherous Pit-Dweller, Demonic Taskmaster, Demonlord of Ashmouth, Bloodgift Demon and Desecration Demon from RTR and suspect we'll see one or two more before spoilers are over. Could be a cool deck.
Quote from THEBEASTMASTERCan you **** off and go play with Tibalt
If this is legit then this is everything that Rakdos players have been waiting for. My point is even "crap" cards like the nightmare horse become huge threats with this guy
Quote from BelgarethIf this is real at least the rakdos players will have to stop moaning about every BR card being bad as this card is insanely good.
It is vastly undercosted and efficient beater that not only acts as a finisher in a b/r agro deck but also let's you keep the pressure on if things go wrong.
Quote from Gyuzen64I don't see how this is any better than Falkenrath. Falkenrath is better protected against removal, better as a topdeck (as you can always cast it, even on an empty board, whereas this can not), way better against JTMS, and has a better casting cost. The mana reducing ability is a big trap, as you don't want to play it in a deck with bombs, but in a deck that swarm the board early, unless you want to remain stuck with it in hand.
This is worse than Falkenrath. Good card maybe in standard and EDH, not playable everywhere else.
Quote from Gyuzen64?
This card is nowhere insanely good. And RRBB isn't anywhere undercosted when obliterator costed BBBB, was better, and saw limited play.