Crypt Rats

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Visions (VIS) Common

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Crypt Rats

Creature — Rat

{{X}}: Crypt Rats deals X damage to each creature and each player. Spend only black mana this way.

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Crypt Rats Discussion

ThoAlmighty on Extortion/Distortion

4 days ago

I think you have enough black sources to support Cower in Fear or Crypt Rats . They help a lot against elves, while Chainer's Edict , Diabolic Edict , or Geth's Verdict will give you some interaction with bogles.

Rogue_Toaster on Should I Pretend This Or That?

3 weeks ago

Crypt Rats is another fun repeatable wrath effect with Mairsil, and doesn't even require him to tap :)

mahdik on Raking Minds

1 month ago

I was playtesting my own version of the deck like I said I would ;), and I may have a suggestion. Raven's Crime might be a good idea as a 1 of in the main against control match-ups or heavy draw match-up; having too many lands in hand happens a lot and you could utilize that. Or you could play less lands and more action, but we both know where this is going; ''I don't understand, there's plenty of lands in my deck, like idk, 14?''.

I would also run more Castigate in the main. It's a really good card, maybe a bit costly, but more often than not in my playtesting I draw it really late game and sometimes my opponent has legit no cards in hand, the deck being so discard heavy in a format as attrition based as pauper. Even in modern, decks running full playset of toughtseize and inquisitions have that problem, too many is as bad as not enough. I know I suggested to play Raven's Crime, and it can sound contradictory, but I'm confidant saying a third one wouldn't be so bad.

Actually, in all honesty, I would REALLY like the deck to be 10-20 cards bigger XD. There's so much good cards in those colors that would deserve a spot x( A Crypt Rats for bad situations, or even some Unearth for low drops shenanigans. I guess that's what a sideboard's for XD

And lastly, just a question, is graveyard that common in your meta? You sure load your side of grave hate for a deck that runs 2 Relic of Progenitus in the main xD

Spootyone on Tesseract #1: The Contemporary Peasant ...

1 month ago

I actually forgot Force of Will was originally uncommon, honestly. I'd probably not include that in my cube though. It's either ridiculous or horrible depending on the hand. The newly legal Foil seems more balanced.

I can provide some examples are cards excluded due to legality. Off the top of my head, the talismans, Crypt Rats, Accorder Paladin, Miscalculation, Joraga Treespeaker, Enclave Cryptologist, and a smattering of stuff from original Ravnica and Shards block are excluded. Certainly, not all these cards are so powerful they would be excluded on that reason alone, but they are staples.

Ultimately, the rule IS convoluted, but it's also key to the identity of my cube as not having access to a handful of staples means having to adapt a bit. Additionally, while masters sets have legalized many cards, having the rule in place makes masters set release season very fun for me which I enjoy. Same goes for other supplementary produ ts. That's something I want to hold on to.

As for the mana base discussion, I assure you 1 person complaining is not what resulted in the issue. The issue was that cards like Boros Garrison and Wind-Scarred Crag were dead picks in draft. And I wasn't going to only provide dual lands for 7 or 8 guilds. As mentioned before, I could see an argument to banning rare lands that do more than fix mana, I.e. Celestial Colonnade and Strip Mine, as these act much more like spells than lands. But the argument of replacing Blood Crypt with Bloodfell Caves to keep the identity of my cube rings a bit hollow to me. Better mana allows for easier deck building, which also allows for a bit easier drafting. I WANT players to be able to draft red 1 drops and double white 2 drops. I think being able to do so helps balance the aggro decks against the green/white midrange decks that can easily support a deck with more color pips. Now I can understand if you'd disagree with that sentiment, but I'd have to agree to disagree there.

SynergyBuild on how much impact do people ...

1 month ago

Blue-Black or Mono-Black, with some in Jeskai, Rakdos, Grixis, and Izzet

Really, blue has some reasonably good card draw, specifically Augur of Bolas, Mulldrifter, Preordain, Ponder, and interaction in the form of Counterspell and the occasional Deprive. Otherwise, they don't have a great set of wincons, sweepers, or removal, so they need another color to get those.

In comparison, black has Gurmag Angler, a great wincon, and the best removal in the forms of Evincar's Justice, Echoing Decay, Shrivel, Pestilence, Cuombajj Witches, Disfigure, Chainer's Edict, Oubliette, Doom Blade, they have lifegain, discard like Duress, Distress, Chittering Rats, card draw like Phyrexian Rager, Thorn of the Black Rose, Sign in Blood, and mono-colored payoffs like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Tendrils of Corruption. There are even more great control cards from hate like Nihil Spellbomb, efficient spells like Cartouche of Ambition that just do a lot, land destruction like Choking Sands, more discard that is splashable like Addle, and the other following cards:

Diabolic Edict, Wrench Mind, Raven's Crime, Innocent Blood (for creatureless lists), Dead Weight, Crypt Incursion, Complete Disregard, Nausea, Reaping the Graves, Undying Evil, Read the Bones, Divest, Rancid Earth, Icequake, Dusk Legion Zealot, Okiba-Gang Shinobi, Tragic Slip, Crypt Rats, Stinkweed Imp

That isn't to say a good mix of both isn't the best option, it probably is. You lose the mono-black payoffs, but get Probe, Forbidden Alchemy, Soul Manipulation. Really though, black is more useful than blue.

Dete on PDH(RB) - You wanna block? Choose Wisely

2 months ago

You have to choose the creature before the blockers are decleared, so having evasive creatures with haste will work better than trample, and maybe use creatures that if arent blocked will have some kind of effect or the other way araund.

Tormented Soul, Prickly Boggart, Mardu Skullhunter, Dread Warlock, Dauthi Horror, Alley Grifters, Chittering Rats, Liliana's Specter.

and probably add mass remuval and normal remuval.

Shrivel, Pestilence, Ashes to Ashes, Evincar's Justice, Cannibalize, Snuff Out, Crypt Rats.

sorry if all the cards i listed are black, im just more familiar with it.

VeggiesaurusRex on The Sultai Song (cycling deck)

2 months ago

I think the general idea behind the 3/4 Rats/Consume split is that the both win-conditions can serve multiple purposes. Crypt Rats is a solid boardwipe against aggro and token decks and Consume Spirit is a decent way to kill creatures and gain some life in the process.

killer_eye on The Sultai Song (cycling deck)

2 months ago

thanks for looking into my deck and providing suggestions VeggiesaurusRex, specially the general sideboard ideas it will really help alot. about Mulldrifter main, yeah i'm already considering to add the 2nd Mulldrifter, i'm looking to cut x1 Fume Spitter for that slot but not Moment's Peace at this time, i have a very aggro meta in my LGS that's why peace is in the mainboard right now. but on general those 2 are the first considerations for it.

Help: about Crypt Rats and Songs of the Damned, majority of the songs deck that i see are using 3/4 splits between rats and song, do you have know why is it the case?

my reasoning behind using only x3 songs is that i'd like to see the card after i establish/build a reasonable creature count in the grave. i have tried using 4 copies of songs before but i often have it in my opening hands only to have few cycling cards (*cant recall the number of cycling cards im using that time but that was pre-amonkhet block, haven't tried it again since then).

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