Modern's classic Jund archetype has fallen on hard times. But a version that ditches all of its green cards like Tarmogoyf and Bloodbraid Elf in favor of powerful new options like Magmatic Channeler was among the most successful and popular decks in December, and it has great prospects heading into the new year.

Designed and popularized by respected Jund guru and Magic: The Gathering Hall of Famer Willy Edel, and refined by the crucible of Magic Online, here's an updated decklist with sideboarding plans for the most important matchups in the metagame.

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Rakdos Midrange by bolov0

'Rakdos Midrange' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

Created By: bolov0

Event: MTGO Modern Preliminary

Rank: 3-1

Modern

Market Price: $821.79

Cards

Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.04

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Kolaghan's Command

Color Identity:B,R

Market Price: $5.40

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Choose two —
• Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
• Target player discards a card.
• Destroy target artifact.
• Kolaghan's Command deals 2 damage to any target.

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Blood Moon

Color Identity:R

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Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

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Inquisition of Kozilek

Color Identity:B

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it with converted mana cost 3 or less. That player discards that card.

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Savai Triome

Color Identity:B,R,W

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({T}: Add {R}, {W}, or {B}.)
Savai Triome enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {3} ({3}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Bloodchief's Thirst

Color Identity:B

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Kicker {2}{B} (You may pay an additional {2}{B} as you cast this spell.)
Destroy target creature or planeswalker with converted mana cost 2 or less. If this spell was kicked, instead destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Lightning Bolt

Color Identity:R

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Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to any target.

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Magmatic Channeler

Color Identity:R

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As long as there are four or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, Magmatic Channeler gets +3/+1.
{T}, Discard a card: Exile the top two cards of your library, then choose one of them. You may play that card this turn.

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Blood Crypt

Color Identity:B,R

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({T}: Add {B} or {R}.)
As Blood Crypt enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Thoughtseize

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.37

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Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card. You lose 2 life.

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Seasoned Pyromancer

Color Identity:R

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When Seasoned Pyromancer enters the battlefield, discard two cards, then draw two cards. For each nonland card discarded this way, create a 1/1 red Elemental creature token.
{3}{R}{R}, Exile Seasoned Pyromancer from your graveyard: Create two 1/1 red Elemental creature tokens.

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Fatal Push

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.15

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Destroy target creature if it has converted mana cost 2 or less.
Revolt — Destroy that creature if it has converted mana cost 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left the battlefield this turn.

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Polluted Delta

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Bloodstained Mire

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{T}, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Hazoret the Fervent

Color Identity:R

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Indestructible, haste
Hazoret the Fervent can't attack or block unless you have one or fewer cards in hand.
{2}{R}, Discard a card: Hazoret deals 2 damage to each opponent.

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Engineered Explosives

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Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each color of mana spent to cast it.)
{2}, Sacrifice Engineered Explosives: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Engineered Explosives.

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Liliana of the Veil

Color Identity:B

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+1: Each player discards a card.
−2: Target player sacrifices a creature.
−6: Separate all permanents target player controls into two piles. That player sacrifices all permanents in the pile of their choice.

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Mountain

Color Identity:R

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({T}: Add {R}.)

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Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Color Identity:R

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+1: Exile the top card of your library. You may cast that card. If you don't, Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 2 damage to each opponent.
+1: Add {R}{R}.
−3: Chandra, Torch of Defiance deals 4 damage to target creature.
−7: You get an emblem with "Whenever you cast a spell, this emblem deals 5 damage to any target."

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Boil

Color Identity:R

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Destroy all Islands.

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Nihil Spellbomb

Color Identity:B

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{T}, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay {B}. If you do, draw a card.

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Dreadbore

Color Identity:B,R

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Destroy target creature or planeswalker.

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Cling to Dust

Color Identity:B

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Exile target card from a graveyard. If it was a creature card, you gain 3 life. Otherwise, you draw a card.
Escape—{3}{B}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

Color Identity:B,R

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When Kroxa enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless it escaped.
Whenever Kroxa enters the battlefield or attacks, each opponent discards a card, then each opponent who didn't discard a nonland card this way loses 3 life.
Escape—{B}{B}{R}{R}, Exile five other cards from your graveyard. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

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Pithing Needle

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As Pithing Needle enters the battlefield, choose a card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

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Angrath, the Flame-Chained

Color Identity:B,R

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+1: Each opponent discards a card and loses 2 life.
−3: Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap it. It gains haste until end of turn. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step if it has converted mana cost 3 or less.
−8: Each opponent loses life equal to the number of cards in their graveyard.

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Dark Confidant

Color Identity:B

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At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.

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Blackcleave Cliffs

Color Identity:B,R

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Blackcleave Cliffs enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
{T}: Add {B} or {R}.

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Vs. Uro Control

+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Cling to Dust
+1 Boil
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained

-4 Lightning Bolt
-3 Fatal Push

Vs. Rakdos Death's Shadow

+2 Engineered Explosives
+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Bloodchief's Thirst
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Cling to Dust
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained

-4 Blood Moon
-4 Thoughtseize

Vs. Heliod Company

+2 Engineered Explosives
+1 Bloodchief's Thirst
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance

-4 Blood Moon
-1 Cling to Dust
-1 Hazoret the Fervent

Vs. Hammer Time

+2 Engineered Explosives
+1 Bloodchief's Thirst
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance

-4 Blood Moon
-1 Cling to Dust
-1 Hazoret the Fervent

Vs. Rakdos Midrange (The Mirror)

+2 Nihil Spellbomb
+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Cling to Dust
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance

-4 Blood Moon
-4 Thoughtseize

Vs. Mono-Red Prowess

+2 Engineered Explosives
+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Bloodchief's Thirst
+1 Cling to Dust
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained

-4 Blood Moon
-4 Thoughtseize
-1 Dark Confidant

Vs. Izzet Prowess

+2 Engineered Explosives
+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Bloodchief's Thirst
+1 Cling to Dust
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained

-4 Blood Moon
-4 Thoughtseize
-1 Dark Confidant

Vs. Selesnya Titan

+1 Boil
+1 Bloodchief's Thirst
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained

-4 Lightning Bolt
-1 Cling to Dust

Vs. Amulet Titan

+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Boil
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained

-4 Lightning Bolt
-1 Fatal Push
-1 Cling to Dust

Vs. Tron

+2 Pithing Needle
+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained
+1 Dreadbore

-4 Lightning Bolt
-3 Fatal Push

Vs. Mill

+2 Nihil Spellbomb
+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Boil
+1 Cling to Dust

-4 Blood Moon
-2 Dreadbore

Vs. Ad Nauseam

+2 Engineered Explosives
+2 Pithing Needle
+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained
+1 Cling to Dust

-4 Lightning Bolt
-3 Fatal Push
-2 Dreadbore

Vs. Death and Taxes

+2 Engineered Explosives
+2 Kolaghan's Command
+1 Dreadbore
+1 Bloodchief's Thirst
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained

-4 Blood Moon
-2 Hazoret the Fervent
-1 Cling to Dust
-1 Thoughtseize

Vs. Storm

+3 Nihil Spellbomb
+1 Cling to Dust
+1 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
+1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained

-4 Blood Moon
-2 Dreadbore

Vs. Dredge

+3 Nihil Spellbomb
+2 Engineered Explosives
+1 Cling to Dust

-3 Fatal Push
-2 Dreadbore
-1 Liliana of the Veil