Standard Rakdos Midrange by Pedro Urquisa Barbosa
Today’s list is a Standard Rakdos Midrange deck played by Pedro Urquisa Barbosa in an Insight Esports Invitational Qualifier over the weekend. It hasn’t broken through onto Untapped.gg’s Tier List, but it may have some promise still.
This deck focuses a lot more on card advantage and a little less on the graveyard than a lot of other Rakdos Sacrifice decks. Cards like Elderfang Disciple, Acquisitions Expert and Inscription of Ruin help grind this card advantage by making the opponent discard.
The deck still has Rakdos mainstays like Valki, God of Lies and Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger, which gives it a strong late-game plan. By depriving the opponent of early resources with discard, and refilling your own hand with Village Rites, the deck is well set up for both early and late game.
I also like the Disdainful Stroke as a splash in the sideboard to deal with particularly problematic or key cards from the opponent.
This looks like a cool take on Rakdos that I’m interested in trying out!