Rakdos Sac has potential to balance Standard

Rakdos Sac has potential to balance Standard

 Affinityccg Author Intro Joe Stutzke
After Playing Combo/Control of Temur Reclamation for about week, I decided to test an older strategy that has performed well in the Redbull Untapped events.

The rise of Temur Reclamation, Bant Ramp and Mono Green Aggro, I felt I needed to play a deck that had favorable match-ups to each deck I expected to face this week.  

Having a lower curve and the synergy with Cauldron FamiliarWitch's Oven and Priest of Forgotten Gods to lock out most games, I felt this was a good choice.  

The decklist I used is from www.mtggoldfish.com MTGO Standard Premier Events.  It has some new cards from M21 and a balanced sideboard based on the above meta-game expectations.  

1 Jegantha, the Wellspring (IKO) 222

4 Cauldron Familiar (ELD) 81
4 Mayhem Devil (WAR) 204
4 Priest of Forgotten Gods (RNA) 83
3 Gutterbones (RNA) 76
3 Woe Strider (THB) 123
2 Midnight Reaper (GRN) 77
2 Serrated Scorpion (IKO) 99
2 Dreadhorde Butcher (WAR) 194
1 Judith, the Scourge Diva (RNA) 185

4 Claim the Firstborn (ELD) 118
4 Witch's Oven (ELD) 237
2 Call of the Death-Dweller (IKO) 78
2 Village Rites (M21) 126

6 Swamp (TBH)
4 Blood Crypt (RNA) 245
4 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244
4 Temple of Malice (THB) 247
3 Castle Locthwain (ELD) 241
2 Mountain (TBH)

3 Rotting Regisaur (M20) 111
3 Agonizing Remorse (THB) 83
2 Embereth Shieldbreaker (ELD) 122
2 Noxious Grasp (M20) 110
2 Scorching Dragonfire (ELD)
1 Act of Treason (M20) 124
1 Blightbeetle (M20) 87

1 Jegantha, the Wellspring (IKO) 222

Rakdos Mtggoldfish
                                     (Credit of Image to www.mtggoldfish.com)

The nerf to Companion has changed the default version from Lurrus of the Dream-Den to Jegantha, the Wellspring

Honestly, this change has really made Companion a non option, but gaining a 61st card in some match-ups can have a slight benefit.  I really hope Wizards of the Coast changes this or makes more of these to balance the power levels.  

The deck still performs well with Cauldron Familiar  and Witch's Oven to slow the Mono Green decks, while being able to pivot against Control and Combo decks and grind them out with low cost creatures and synergy.

Rotting Regisaur and Agonizing Remorse push the control decks to answer this quickly.

Mono Green is already a pretty good match up but I can not state how much fun Blightbeetle is in this match up.  

Overall, the deck plays require some sequencing to setup future plays and you want to lead the opponent to made poor choices with the presented board states. 

If you are looking for an older deck that still performs well in the current meta, I would recommend using the above list from the event.  

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