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Fish Five-0: Rakdos Midrange (Standard, Magic Arena)


This week on Fish Five-0 we're going to play Rakdos Midrange which was piloted to a clean 5-0 by AyKay! I want to personally say thank you for helping showcase the power of Spawn of Mayhem!

Gameplan

We've got a ton of little critters so when the Scourge Diva herself hits the board we can connect for more damage and have board wipe assurance. We trigger Spectacle quite easily so some big things can happen on turn 3...

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Even though Judith, the Scourge Diva is technically the only 3 drop mentioned in the photos above, we can trigger Spectacle easily meaning Spawn of Mayhem happening on turn 3 is likely. Spawn is one of the cards that is insanely powerful but there just isn't a deck that is playing it currently. Well...until now! The card has so much text and does so many things for how much you pay. A 4/4 flying and trample threat that triggers spectacle on its own is amazing. It can also provide us with that additional reach we need when we've used our burn as removal. Just be careful not to burn yourself out!  

Judith, the Scourage Diva is already a proven winner just looking for a home. I don't know if this is the perfect shell for her but it did feel good having her. Not much needs to be said about a card that pumps our team and can deal 1 damage to any target when a non-token creature of ours dies.

A card that would be good but just needed to find a home is Rix Maadi Reveler

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This card came in clutch numerous times and feels at home in a deck with cheap spells. I tried this in a more midrangey deck and it didn't feel great as our hand was often too clunky to get full value off of the Spectacle ability but it felt perfect here.

Conclusion

I'll reiterate some changes I had mentioned in the video. I'd look into adding Angrath, the Flame-Chained as it's a threat that doesn't die to normal removal and can also help trigger spectacle, which can be huge when we've got something like Theater of Horrors. The deck has proven that Spawn of Mayhem is a powerhouse but we could definitely use more late-game threats like Doom Whisperer to stay around and not gas out. Otherwise, the deck definitely could have some fiery hot starts. 

I'll see you at the next one!
-TheAsianAvenger

 

 

 

 



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