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Creature — Rat
When Burglar Rat enters the battlefield, each opponent discards a card.
Burglar Rat Discussion
6 days 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.
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.
2 weeks 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.
3 weeks ago
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.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Hey, I really like the look of this deck! I have a couple questions, however, about it. Namely, is there any particular reason for you not to be running Vicious Rumors ? Particularly over slower cards like your Urgoros, the Empty One , or more expensive effects like Burglar Rat ? Secondly, what're your thoughts on the new Narset, Parter of Veils and/or Ashiok, Dream Render as sideboard cards? I can see the new Narset as being useful for control matchups where her passive would help keep your opponent's hand permanently empty, while also giving you some nice card searching with her -2. I also ask about Ashiok out of curiosity about whether you think she's better graveyard hate than the Sentinel Totem . She is slower and harder to cast, but she's reusable and only clears your opponent's graveyard while also milling them slightly. Finally, what do you think about Tyrant's Scorn ? I think it seems like a perfect fit for the deck, providing efficient removal in the early-game, and then becoming efficient removal for any creature in the late-game with its second mode.
BYE on Exile Pile
2 months ago
So a dream start would be something like: T1 Duress T2 Vicious Offering , Drill Bit T3 Burglar Rat , Vicious Offering So thats 5 cards from hand on T3, hopefully thats a start we can expect and from here keep opponents answers to a minimum so that Kaya can step in and finish things off.
2 months ago
put Blood Artist in place of Zulaport cutthroat
Grave Pact would be good
Burglar Rat is top tier
add some more sac outlets Sadistic Hypnotist is my favorite
2 months ago
Ccvcv Thank you for the upvote! I like Duress and Divest a lot. As a matter of fact, I ran both of them when I was still tinkering with the deck. In the case of either of these, I would end up down on cards, just as often as my opponent. Without an additional effect like Thought Erasure (surveil), I couldn't justify going down a card just to have my opponent down on a card. I ended up opting for Burglar Rat (gives you a 1/1 body), Kitesail Freebooter (gives you a 1/2 flyer, plus hand reveal and decent card selection), and Disinformation Campaign (synergies with surveil and draws us a card).
If I could give this deck a nickname, I might call it, "Grixis Two-for-One" or "One for Me, None for You." Almost every spell has two effects one one reasonable price.
Thanks for the suggestions and cheers.
Burglar Rat occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%