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could work well with Demonic Rising and Homicidal Seclusion? He forces you to sacrifice a lot of stuff and if the game is in a bad stalemate this could give you just enough steam to get going if you have to keep saccing lands (as they do qualify as non-demon permanents).
Posted By: alphagprime (4/28/2012 8:06:36 AM)


Soulcage Fiend and Treacherous Pit-Dweller on early turns.
Then the Demon of the Ancient World.
Assault Strobe, Double Cleave, Fireshrieker and/or World at War.

This foe is beyond any of you...
Posted By: Aehetag (8/8/2012 5:21:22 PM)


With Flayer of the Hatebound or Stalking Vengeance, maybe even Anthem of Rakdos and good old Hellbent, who cares what dies?
Posted By: Zaskist (9/12/2012 10:38:25 PM)


So... Wizards employs an artist named Zoltan Boros...

Who has illustrated the leaders of Rakdos, Azorius, and Simic.

Just think about that for awhile.
Posted By: MisterAction (7/21/2012 2:33:28 AM)


He's brutal in 1v1 EDH if used correctly. Good luck staying alive in multiplayer.

That being said, he's pretty useful with Deathrender, as you can continually sacrifice your other creature to bring on more.
Posted By: RJDroid (12/23/2011 12:26:46 PM)


Hello Balrog, have ya seen Gandalf?
Posted By: Aun (4/29/2010 6:55:19 PM)


It's a bit of a long shot, but...
this card, Mycosynth Lattice, March of the Machines, something to boost you creatures and Xenograft (Demon)
Never have to sacrifice a thing :D
and think about it... "I attack you with my Demon Mountain"... it's pretty funny :p
Posted By: DoddiDanarbed (2/16/2012 4:38:30 PM)


.... Not sure he's worth it. I'll stick with just playing Malfegor IF even him.
Not a bad card but not sure I'd ever even consider using him UNLESS he had some protection from WHITE, then sure, probably if I had some copies of him-- but since he doesn't, forget about it and even trying to get any of him.

I can see it now, I attack with him and sac half my non-demon permentents, and after that in the 'declair blockers' step they drop PATH TO EXILE on him.... All those cards lost... For nothing. Blah.

3.5/5 rating... 1.5 of it for the awesome image.
Posted By: AbyssalManZero (12/28/2009 1:39:45 PM)


Rakdos needs:

Basic Tribal Land - Demon Swamp
Basic Tribal Land - Demon Mountain

It's not fun getting him offed after he attacks, but before he deals damage.

Posted By: Rainyday2012 (9/21/2009 3:10:35 PM)


I don't give a damn what the drawback is. That is a Balrog. I'm going to ebay right now, getting a foil one, and putting it in every subsequent Red-Black deck I ever make. There is nothing he could possibly do to me that would seem like a draw back when I'm rocking a BALROG with some Hypnotic NAZGUL.

Screw the rules I'm the Lord of the Rings!
Posted By: DarthParallax (8/11/2011 10:29:49 PM)


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