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MTG Deck of the Week: “Rakdos Reanimator” – A Little Off the Top

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Apr 12 2023

Check out the current trending decks in Magic: The Gathering! This week, “Rakdos Reanimator” just wants to commit war crimes.

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Our deck of the week is “Rakdos Reanimator” by Stompy45, which is currently trending on TCGPlayer. The deck came in first place during the MTGO Standard Challenge on April 2nd.


1 Abrade
4 Atraxa, Grand Unifier
2 Atsushi, the Blazing Sky
4 Blackcleave Cliffs
4 Bloodtithe Harvester
2 Brotherhood’s End
1 Caves of Koilos
4 Cut Down
1 Darkslick Shores
1 Duress
4 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker
2 Go for the Throat
4 Haunted Ridge
2 Liliana of the Veil
1 Mountain
3 Plaza of Heroes
2 Reckoner Bankbuster
2 Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
4 Sulfurous Springs
2 Sundown Pass
1 Swamp
1 Takenuma, Abandoned Mire
4 The Cruelty of Gix
2 Xander’s Lounge
2 Ziatora’s Proving Ground


1 Abrade
1 Brotherhood’s End
3 Duress
2 Flame-Blessed Bolt
2 Go for the Throat
2 Razorlash Transmogrant
2 Reckoner Bankbuster
1 Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
1 Toxrill, the Corrosive


Deck Notes

The name of this deck is a little misleading, but the gameplay is straightforward enough. The deck wants to empty its own hand for value, while still generating constant threats. It’s a wheel deck in the truest form, and with Sheoldred, Atraxa, and Fable of the Mirror-Breaker, it does what it wants and does it well.


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