Graf Rats

Graf Rats

Creature — Rat

At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you both own and control Graf Rats and a creature named Midnight Scavengers, you may exile them, then meld them into Chittering Host.

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Common

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Graf Rats Discussion

Grubbernaut on Return-a-Rat

1 year ago

If you're going to run Midnight Scavengers/Graf Rats at all, you want 4 of each. Otherwise, don't run them as it reduces their upside drastically.

Also; Dash Hopes is a really, really bad card as it gives the choice to the opponent and they'll always choose whatever's best for them at the time.


BMHKain on 4 simple favors & I'll …

1 year ago

@landofMordor: Well, would it? Also, I put both Meld duos in the deck in case they're needed. But I still have one last question to ask: What can bypass the "You Lose the Game" Clause in Boros' colors besides Sundial of the Infinite? Also, I found spot removal compatable for Sunforger for everything but Planeswalkers. I wonder why...

Finally, how good are Brisela, Voice of Nightmares, & Hanweir, the Writhing Township? Wish I could ask about Graf Rats, Midnight Scavengers, & Chittering Host... Not in Boros' Colors unfortunately...

Daarkest on Help building a Bloodbriar deck

2 years ago

While searching for Graf Rats and Midnight Scavengers for a friend, I stumbled upon Otherworldly Outburst. Thoughts?

tybonel13 on 7 Grusilda, Monster Masher Questions

2 years ago

I am building a Grusilda Un-EDH deck and I have some questions.

  1. If I used Grusilda to combine a Graf Rats and a Midnight Scavengers, could they still meld into a Chittering Host?

  2. If one half of a combination can transform and does so, what happens to the combination.

  3. If both halves can transform and one does so, do both halves transform and it becomes a combination of their other sides?

  4. If one half melds with another creature and does so, what happens with the combination?

  5. If one half of a combination belongs to an opponent who leaves the game, what becomes of the remaining half?

  6. If a combination is exiled and returned to the battlefield due to a card like Seal Away or Otherworldly Journey, what happens with the combination?

  7. The wording of Grusilda implies that the combination has two separate names and mana costs. Is this correct?

Oran on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

2 years ago

They aren't used very often but the cards don't have great meld support. I've been having to add versions of the melded cards to the deck, tutor them out and use them as though they were real life tokens. None of these cards have backs: Bruna, the Fading Light, Gisela, the Broken Blade, Graf Rats, Midnight Scavengers, Hanweir Battlements and Hanweir Garrison. Things like Brisela, Voice of Nightmares do exist but it's a pain in the ass. If Brisela, Voice of Nightmares could be a token in any deck with Bruna, the Fading Light that'd probably be the best fix Imo.

kamelyan on Master Splinter's Discount Dojo

2 years ago

Door of Destinies, Skullclamp, Soul Foundry, In Garruk's Wake, Victimize, Graf Rats + Midnight Scavengers, Sewer Rats, and Sinuous Vermin make decent budget cards... but I'm just partial to these suggestions because their in my tribal deck:

Yersinia pestis

Commander / EDH kamelyan


RazortoothMtg on Mechanics that never really worked

2 years ago

I pretty much agree with all that you said there Argy

My problem with Meld, however, is simply that there are only 3 pairs of Meld creatures i all of magic. Obviously melding two together is super cool and powerful, but I just saw it so rarely I forgot it existed until I put Hanweir Battlements into my Etali, Primal Storm EDH deck and decided to put in Hanweir Garrison just because, but after a significant amount of EDH games with the deck, I still have never melded the two (and this includes the significant amount of digging through the deck I do). The only time I've seen any creatures melded in an actual game was at the EMN Prerelease- few Midnight Scavengers/Graf Rats, and a friend who pulled a prerelease Gisela, the Broken Blade and a foil Bruna, the Fading Light and managed to meld them in the last game of the finals (obviously winning the game).

Another keyword I would very much like to complain about is Ascend. Not really because it went unused or was underpowered, but because I just hate things in Magic I have no way of interacting with, such as emblems and the city's blessing. Or maybe I'm just salty about losing too many limited games to Slippery Scoundrel. Who Knows.

And about Theros block, I personally really liked Bestow even though I rarely played with it (because topdecking Invisible Stalker turn 10 feels horrible, but topdecking Flitterstep Eidolon turn 10 feels great). However, Tribute from Theros block feels like a huge failure. Just the fact that giving your opponents choices with any card other than Fact or Fiction is just generally bad- if the option they give you is still a good play, you're already far far ahead.

Flooremoji on Graf rats

2 years ago

Hero's Downfall or Never / Return or Ruinous Path in place of the Murder. Swarmyard can be a great tribal land if that's what your going for. Abrupt Decay and Maelstrom Pulse can be Great removal also. You are in need of some extra mana if that is going to run 5-6 drop creatures. Deathcap Cultivator Can do this. Liliana, the Last Hope is a great planeswalker for graveyard decks. Also, sorry, melding a Graf Rats isn't a great win con.

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