Pauper: Rakdos Burn Deck Tech & Sideboard Guide
25/04/22 0 comments
Rakdos Burn is one of the most fun decks at Pauper! Let's talk about it and present a deck tech and sideboard guide!Edit Article
About the Deck
Rakdos Burn. This deck became possible with the arrival of some cards like Vampire's Kiss, Fodder Tosser and Kitchen Imp, which came in the past year sets and gave options for Burn to interact with
Madnessmechanic a lot. For those who don't know, Madness works as an alternative cost: when the card is somehow discarded, it is possible to cast it for its Madness cost.
Sideboarding vs Main Matchups
vs. FaeriesIn this category, we recall Dimir, Izzet and Mono Blue Faeries, also known as Ux Fairies, are generally good against Mono Red Burn, as it naturally has the counterspells in the main deck and post-side they will add Hydroblast. But against Rakdos Burn, the game is different because our deck has the black part and that gets in the way of Ux's plans. Against us, this matchup becomes close to even.
vs. BorosThis matchup is complicated for us because of Seeker of the Way, since it gains tons of life and get in our way. But apart from Seeker, the match is kind of fair, and I can even say that it's not a bad match because even though Boros is a great deck, it has a very slow clock and that gives us time to establish our clock.
vs. BoglesThis is a racing match. We have to try to kill the opponent as quickly as possible, as we have no interaction in G1. Post-sideboard we have cards for the game to get better, being able to use Duress to discard auras that can give life to our opponent. We also have creature sacrifice with Chainer's Edict.
vs. AffinityThis game was always good for traditional Burn, but Affinity gained an important help in the last set, Reckoner's Bargain, which helps the deck gain tons of life. With Rakdos, I still consider it a favorable match. Post-sideboard, we have a strong card against Affinity, Smash to Smithereens, which in addition to dealing damage to the opponent, will also destroy one of their permanents. However, be aware that if the opponent sacrifices the artifact in response, Smash to Smithereens will miss the target and end up not dealing damage.
vs. Rakdos BurnOf course, we can't avoid talking about the mirror. This is a very strange game because it depends a lot on the situation. I would say that it is practically decided by luck, whoever draws the best wins. Try to avoid taking damage for free, making the best use of your resources.
Gameplay with Rakdos Burn
funto play. It is possible to generate value and win numerous games with it, so I strongly recommend that you play it on leagues. Any questions or suggestions, just leave it here in the comments, and I'll come back to talk about it! Thank you very much, and I hope you enjoyed the reading.