Burglar Rat


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

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

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.

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 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.

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 Davriel Standard Rack

3 weeks 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.

LeafMeAlone on Davriel Standard Rack

3 weeks ago

Raiders' Wake for more 8-Rack dmg? and Burglar Rat as early drop would be great. Thought Erasure for early control. Im not a good player but maybe its a idea? Esper 8-Rack its quiet similar.

ExplosivesAreUs on Sculpt me an Empty Hand

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.

EnderEthan2010 on Crouching Teysa, Hidden Judith

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

AtrusOfMyst on Grixis Discard

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.

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Burglar Rat occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.18%