Burglar Rat

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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Burglar Rat

Creature — Rat

When Burglar Rat enters the battlefield, each opponent discards a card.

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Burglar Rat Discussion

xaarvaxus on Yarok EDH ETB Triggers

4 days ago

Nim Deathmantle to save and trigger creature ETB's

Dread Presence could do some work here, especially if you add Scapeshift and/or Splendid Reclamation with Urborg out.

Burglar Rat if you want to really be mean.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

4 weeks ago

Oh, I missed my first one in the chain:

Undead Rat

Creature - Zombie Rat

When Undead Rat enters the battlefield or dies, target player discards a card.

: Return Undead Rat from your graveyard to your hand. Activate this ability only during your upkeep and only if an opponent has no cards in hand.

"Rats understand the pragmatism it takes to survive. And are conniving enough to always succeed" -Liliana Vess

1/1


I mean, four cards are every similar: Rotting Rats the most, Burglar Rat , Dirty Rat , and Ravenous Rats

amicdeep on Nath's Discard Elves

1 month ago

i like the idea but i would change the strategy slightly, turn 1-3 ramp > play commander > opponents discard everything > play a some elf lords to pump your board.

so cards i would consider auto includes in a budget build Tasigur's Cruelty The Eldest Reborn Smallpox Pox Harvest Season Arterial Flow Death Cloud Burglar Rat Vicious Rumors Megrim Mausoleum Secrets

Strangelove on Chainer Fun

1 month ago

Saw your post on /r/edh. I've been tweaking a casual mono-black Belzenlok for a while now (...bascially Necrologia -on-a-commander into every version of Rise of the Dark Realms ).

Chainer's game plan should be something like... Ramp > Control > Reanimate.

Focus on filling and stealing from your opponents' graveyards and protecting Chainer.

Stax: Honestly, I would avoid hard stax. It encourages your opponents to hate you and escalate their power-level.

What this deck really needs is ramp: 38-40 lands and 12-16 cards like Bubbling Muck , Charcoal Diamond , Heartless Summoning , Burnished Hart , Coalition Relic , Revel in Riches , Black Market , Magus of the Coffers , Gauntlet of Power , Nirkana Revenant , etc. Also Phyrexian Tower .

I'd recommend Dark Deal and Ward of Bones as soft stax. The first fits right into your game plan and the second is pretty clutch vs. artifacts and enchantments.

Board wipes like Boompile , Nevinyrral's Disk , Coercive Portal , Perilous Vault are very necessary in mono-black because they are some of the only ways to deal with artifacts and enchantments.

...If you want to lean into stax... here's a list for evil people :)

glhf!

Archaos_the_Gemfish on Rat Rack

1 month ago

I run a similar deck actually. I like the rat theme too. However I would personally sideboard Distress and mainboard Burglar Rat instead and Smallpox for Inquisition of Kozilek . Maybe Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage would help too

SideBae on Mono-Black Gold (Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker)

1 month ago

Mana Vault on turn one allows you to cast your general turn two. I imagine one of the challenges with this general is his costing 5, as lack of access to another color means your options for ramp are rather limited. By the same token, Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Chrome Mox and the Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo are your friends as well.

Nausea is good for you, as it gives you a way to kill off a bunch of little creatures and rebuy their ETB triggers. As Non-Linear points out, Grave Pact is good in your deck. Nausea makes it into a one-sided board wipe.

God-Eternal Bontu seems kind of absurd, with all them creatures you can feed him. With all the sac-ing you're likely to be doing, you might have luck with Harvester of Souls .

I see Demonic Tutor is in your 'Maybeboard.' I feel that this should be in the main deck of any black EDH deck if at all possible. It simply gets whatever you need more efficiently than anything else can.

Qarsi Sadist allows you to drain an opponent for two at each end step, if you have it exploit itself each time and Shirei stays on the board.

Night of Souls' Betrayal is an interesting thought. With a carful build, it could probably bust the deck wide open, as it auto kills each 1/1 and then brings them right back each end step. Pairing it with something like Burglar Rat , Skyscanner , Pilgrim's Eye , Black Cat or other such creatures seems simply rude as ****.

Finally, regarding the lands, I haven't had much luck with Crypt of Agadeem . You might want to replace that, Mortuary Mire and Memorial to Folly with basic lands. I also don't think Ghost Quarter is very good in EDH, unless your meta plays some powerful utility lands like The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale or Glacial Chasm . Ancient Tomb is a better Temple of the False God , but it is a more expensive card.

MediSyntax on RazaBridge Combo

2 months ago

Chains is awesome but I definitely cannot afford it. I’m sure it’s very powerful here especially!

I could see Plunge into Darkness being useful since we have so much redundancy for our combo pieces that Scry X can probably get us there. And it can “emergency mode” to gain us our life back. I’m cautiously optimistic.

I’d recommend dropping Dusk Legion Zealot for a Burglar Rat . It’s a +3 vs a +1 and I’ve been happy for the change myself.

DarthVirulence on Look Ma! No hands!

2 months ago

I like Fell Specter more than Raiders' Wake but yes! that's a great call!

Burglar Rat I liked less than Thought Erasure - also thanks for the link! That's a neat decklist to go off of even if it's Modern.

Thanks for the suggestions! :D Currently rocking this on Arena and catching control players off guard and if I get Cry of the Carnarium , slaughtering the Aggro players who empty their hands.

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Burglar Rat occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.18%