Cult of Rakdos

Rakdos Logo

Colors: Mana BMana R
Mechanics: Hellbent / Unleash

The Cult of Rakdos is the Mana BMana R guild from the plane and city of Ravnica.


The Cult of Rakdos is one of the ten guilds of Ravnica. It is featured in the pack Dissension. It is more of a restless cult than a guild. The cult worships the demon Rakdos whom they are named after. The cult is headed by Lyzolda, the Blood Witch. Every now and then, the cult goes on killing sprees and kills many people in the city as well as many of their own. The Rakdos feature the colors red and black. The guild is the archrival of the Wojek and plays a big role in the story of the Ravnica block. The Rakdos featured in the book are cruel and disgusting murderers, who play in death houses. Agrus Kos, the main character in the books, decides to take down the Rakdos after they murdered his partner.

For the card in the Dissension set, see Rakdos the Defiler.

In-game guild

The Cult of Rakdos is worshipping the demon Rakdos (see link above). Once this formidable flying, trampling monster hits the table, it'll be easy to win the game in most cases. Just let him attack each turn. It doesn't matter that it'll destroy the rest of your permanents, because your opponent has to do the same. And probably Rakdos will be the only permanent left after a couple of turns, which means you will do 7 damage per turn.

Description from Player's Guide (included in fatpack)

Rakdos demon

Rakdos the Defiler

A visitor to Ravnica might wonder why the Cult of Rakdos wasn't stamped out by the other guilds millennia ago. After all, what useful purpose could a cabal of thrill-killing, pleasure-seeking demon worshippers actually serve? Quite a few, it turns out. The law-abiding guilds turn to the Rakdos when they need an obstacle removed or an unsavory client entertained. Rakdos assassins may be messy, but they're very enthusiastic, and many Ravnicans believe the demon cult's restaurants and nightclubs are unmatched. What of the demon Rakdos himself? Luckily for the rest of Ravnica, he spends much of his time deep within his palace, Rix Maadi, whiling away the time with unspeakable tortures and other "diversions".

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