Burglar Rat


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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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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

Megalomania on Discard in edh/multiplayer

6 days ago

Read the original post. I thought you were asking if it was good “for” the format. My bad. Discard is good when used in conjuctiob with other strategies like stax. You just need to find the right cards like Burglar Rat.

multimedia on Golgari Aggro-Combo

2 weeks ago

Hey, consider midrange instead of aggro if you want to utilize the graveyard with Golgari? I suggest midrange instead of aggro to build around four cards with synergy: Find / Finality, Golgari Findbroker, The Eldest Reborn, Ravenous Chupacabra (in control matchups swap out for Plaguecrafter). I think if you want to play aggro with Golgari than play Green Stompy splashing black: Llanowar, Collector, Thorn, Harpooner, Champion, Ferox and Ghalta.

The midrange graveyard Golgari engines are Find/Findbroker and Findbroker/Reborn. These engines can get back creatures(s) or with Findbroker any permanent. Find can recur Findbroker. Reborn can reanimate Findbroker which then lets you recur Reborn. Findbroker can recur Reborn. Ravenous in this case becomes a very powerful creature removal spell because it's a creature, you can keep recurring it. Like Ravenous you can use other utility creatures and keep recurring them: Plaguecrafter, Thrashing Brontodon/Reclamation Sage, Plague Mare, District Guide/Elvish Rejuvenator, Deathgorge Scavenger, Burglar Rat, Izoni, Thousand-Eyed, etc. Most of these can be in the sideboard and the recursion makes these very good sideboard creatures. The same can be said for good permanents that Findbroker can recur: Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Vraska, Relic Seeker, Field of Ruin (also good with Glowspore).

Using cards that you're already playing here: Branchwalker, Jadelight, Glowspore and Vraska to put creatures and permanents into your graveyard and then use Find/Findbroker/Isareth/Reborn to get them back. Doom Whisperer or Underrealm Lich can be the finisher who can also put cards into your graveyard or who can be recurred with Find/Findbroker/Reborn. Whisperer is better than Lich, but much more expensive price if that matters.

Here's an example:

  • 4x Glowspore
  • 3x Branchwalker
  • 4x Jadelight
  • 3x Guide or Rejuvenator
  • 2x Isareth
  • 4x Ravenous
  • 3x Findbroker
  • 2x Whisperer or Lich
  • 1x Izoni

Other Spells

  • 2x Vraska Queen
  • 4x Find
  • 3x Trophy
  • 2x Reborn

  • 23-24 lands

Good luck with your deck.

Zimmers_0 on

2 weeks ago

w33m4n So it didnt do so well against treasure control? I can sure add more discard, usually I use Plaguecrafter for that as I can just bring it back over and over but sure, more discard would help. Where you thinking something like Burglar Rat or actuall discard cards like Mind Rot, Duress, Divest, Vicious Rumors?

ThoAlmighty on Boros Path of Mettle

3 weeks ago

I agree I'm trying to do too much and I'm trying to simplify it a bit. Playing Abzan is a bit greedy but it gives me nice sideboard options. The aristocrats theme has the goal of combining selesnya go-wide with a few value engines. Green is the core of the deck, with solid removal in black and good creatures in white. KoA is a great example of a mainboardable Reclamation Sage. I've been considering Dusk Legion Zealot and Burglar Rat for a little while, as they come down turn 2 for immediate value, plus they can work with the quantity matters and sacrifice outlets. I intend to stick with abzan, as I don't think I can make aristocrats stick without all three colors. Thank you for the suggestions, especially for the sideboard.

koyukiXrally on i 1 v 7'd my friends with this deck

1 month ago

I'm so jealous, I was trying to make a deck like this work and tried going several different routes... including a discard with pseudo reanimator cards like Scourge of Nel Toth and Extractor Demon or just going full Liliana's Caress. But you did it D: You've improved this deck to the point of being crazy in multi but also decent in 1v1! I'd only recommend the new Vicious Rumors and Burglar Rat (if you can trade the unearth for card advantage).

Also shameless plug: Grinding Slag Trash This is a deck that I've made that plays similarly to yours, but for mono-red and artifacts. There's no dealing damage to each opponent quite like yours, but I can get some big damage relatively quickly while maintaining control, and getting a fat Slag Fiend! (I'm just proud of it...)