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Everything I Know About Rakdos Midrange (Lurrus) In Modern

Todd Anderson offers an extensive sideboarding guide for Rakdos Midrange (Lurrus) in Modern. What makes it a top deck of the format?

Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger, illustrated by Vincent Proce

Today’s article will focus entirely on the ins and outs of sideboarding with one of the best decks in Modern. Rakdos Midrange (Lurrus) is a relatively new archetype, powered in most part by three different creatures from Modern Horizons 2.

These three creatures make up the core of the archetype, giving you powerful and cheap threats that can apply pressure while threatening card selection, card advantage, or mana advantage.

Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer might be the best one-drop creature ever printed. Its dominance in Legacy might push it to legendary status sooner rather than later, but that might be the fault of Daze more than anything else. In Modern, the dynamic duo of Dragon's Rage Channeler and Ragavan just feels right. They’re both excellent one-drops, but they promote a different type of gameplay compared to Goblin Guide and Monastery Swiftspear. Within that gameplay pocket that DRC and Ragavan create lie some of my favorite archetypes.

Here’s the list we’ll be using today:

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