Drainpipe Vermin

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common

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Drainpipe Vermin

Creature — Rat

When Drainpipe Vermin dies, you may pay B. If you do, target player discards a card.

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Drainpipe Vermin Discussion

oreo1123 on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

2 months ago

It turns out that there are lots of card that are marked as illegal in Noble that should be legal. Some of these cards include Corpse Hauler , Drainpipe Vermin , Necromancer's Assistant and Dawnstrike Paladin . Am I missing something? Or do these cards need to be fixed?

Goblin_Geometromancer on Budget Infinite Rat Deck

1 year ago

Modern is fairly flush with Counterspells and Removal, so I'm not sure how often you will achieve infinite rats Marrow-Gnawer (that said, hell of a commander deck).

Currently rats very much likes being a tempo version of 8-Rack, so I definitely recommend looking into that kind of strategy.

Thoughtseize, Liliana of the Veil and Collective Brutality aren't exactly budget friendly pieces, but the idea of disrupting your opponents hand with Ravenous Rats, Chittering Rats, Drainpipe Vermin etc. while beating down with Pack Rats seems like a game plan.

as for Marrow-Gnawer, he seems like a sweet transformative Sideboard plan against combo or even control.

ellie-is on Night of the Living Rats!

1 year ago

Great idea! I'd definitely want to tweak the lands, though, because you dont need nearly as much green mana s you do black. Also really wouldn't run 4x Eldrazi Monument, because they cost so much mana and you only really need on in play. I think you're fine with just two in the deck.

Also: Pack Rat is a great card that you should have 4x, because they're essentially a better Rat Colony that still comboes with the colony.

You probably want some one-drops, either rats that might help you control the early game (Drainpipe Vermin, Typhoid Rats), or some green mana dorks to help ramp into more rats and/or the monument and Bloodbond March. Otherwise your deck might get run over by more complex decks before you have a chance to set up your combo. Some more control might be nice too. Tragic Slip goes well with the monument, as well as with creature-heavy decks in general since something is always going to be dying. If you can afford it, staples like Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize could be a good turn 1 play as well, to ensure you're not just losing a turn, and to get rid of threats that could disrupt your rats later on.

Another card I like for this is Claim, since it can bring back either pack rat or rat colony for just one mana.

Noa on Bloodbond Verminator

1 year ago

Cool idea, dude. Unfortunately if you want it to be viable in Modern I think you need the normal Rock package. 3 Inquisition of Kozileks, 2 Thoughtseize, 1 Abrupt Decay, 1 Maelstrom Pulse and 3 Fatal Push. You're just not fast enough to beat the fast decks in the format. I'd also play 2-3 Collective Brutality, because discarding Rat Colony to bring the back later with Bloodbond March is the way to go.

To find room for this, I'd lose 4 Drainpipe Vermin, 4 Ravenous Rats and the Aether Vials. Using Aether Vial to dump your hand quickly doesn't seem to have the same impact as in other decks, as you don't win with great speed. Control is also not a huge problem due to the addition of discard. I'd also take out 1 Grim Backwoods for another Overgrown Tomb. 2 of those is too many.

Sideboard should be 1x Maelstrom Pulse, 2x Chameleon Colossus for black decks (and in flavour), 2x Damnations, 2x Nihil Spellbomb (card draw is relevant vs Leyline), 3x Fulminator Mage for Tron, Surgical Extraction for combo/Tron, 2x Collective Brutality, 1x Deglamer/Unravel the Aether and 1x Golgari Charm.

I don't know if this meant to be budget because those cards obviously bump up the price, but I think that makes the deck viable, haha

Sorry for the over advice. It was meant to be short, but just kept going...

lagotripha on Verminator

1 year ago

I put together this less budget B/G version. Bloodbond Verminator

Big thing is Bloodbond March for insane synergies with Pack Rat and Rotting Rats with the ubiquitous Aether Vial.

If I was trying to keep this mono black and budget, Drainpipe Vermin / Skullsnatcher / Nezumi Bone-Reader then I'd try to jank out with Thrumming Stone.

saturn999 on

1 year ago

Black Cat and Drainpipe Vermin both fit the theme however don't fit in the deck. they are good two for one cards expecially with Smallpox! +1

Nethereon on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

1 year ago

Concise list of considerations:

-/+ Dump Mind Twist and add Torment of Hailfire HOLY CRAP, do I love this card. It gets around so many things plus it hits every opponent.

Let's talk about your mana base for a second...

Thirty two lands? Even for a very cavalier spell slinger deck, that is a very low amount to play. I play a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck on 36 and struggle some times to reach a critical mass of mana/spells. Don't fall into the trap of "I'll cut a land for this cheap spell; it'll be fine." Again, math and probability will not be on your side in the late game, not unless you're willing to invest in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers. An alternative might be to run Crypt of Agadeem but it's really no substitute for those lands.

Lastly, jam a Bojuka Bog or a Scavenger Grounds or both in there for graveyard hate, along with your choice of Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, and/or Field of Ruin because if you can't have your Crypt or Coffers, why should they?

Hope this helps, good luck!

Pack_Rat on Help make a competitive Rat ...

2 years ago

Yeah, I already know this is going to be difficult, and there are so many other good options. However i love rats it is my favorite creature type and I feel like this might be able to go somewhere if built correctly. Well first let me tell you what I know, about these evil little creatures.

  1. Rats are really good at discarding with creatures such as Ravenous Rats Rotting Rats and Drainpipe Vermin

  2. Rats are WAY more powerful in numbers with of course two of the best rat cards Pack Rat and Marrow-Gnawer Another okay card is Swarm of Rats

  3. Some of them have a very strong ability called ninjutsu. Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni being one of the best since you can get a free card from their graveyard, one you most likely discarded. Throat Slitter and Skullsnatcher are also good ninjutsu cards.

So how can i do this? I know modern is a very fast format and so I have thought maybe making it black green creature aggro with some mana ramp to get out Marrow-Gnawer early and even run some collective company because that would make Pack Rat and Swarm of Rats bigger. Then the other deck i was thinking of was Black Blue control making them discard their hands and then use counters to stall until i can get the field full of rats. So what are your thoughts?

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