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Creature — Rat
Infect (This creature deals damage to creature in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
When Ichor Rats enters the battlefield, each player gets a poison counter.
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Ichor Rats Discussion
1 week ago
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3 weeks ago
Thank you for provided suggestions SlavicGhaespar.
Astral Cornucopia - I believe this card was originally included in this deck (I bought the pack), if true then I likely replaced it with Chromatic Lantern as it is a better card for multi-coloured decks. Sure Astral Cornucopial eventually ramps with proliferate but that is primarily if Atraxa is out on the field untouched; still it only produces 1 colour.
Sage of Hours - Great card but I think I do not have any targeted spell effects in this deck, the reason being it aims to control the field of opponent creatures as I pull out my planeswalkers.
Corpsejack Menace - Perfect for 1/1 counter decks, but this Atraxa deck is based on stax and superfriends.
Fathom Mage - Drawing more cards is always great but the large amount of creatures with 1 or 2 power in this deck makes "Evolve" not a good ability to use.
I eventually decided against using Ichor Rats as infect isn't a priority in this deck, if it was I'd have many infect creatures/spells. The idea of having a second Atraxa to build a 1/1 counter and infect deck is intriguing but expensive. Anyways, Priests of Norn will remain as it is a defensive creature with infect.
1 month ago
I just started building a deck similar without doing a search for it. Here are some of the ideas I came up with:
1) If you are playing multiplayer, Tooth and Nail may be castable, but if you aren't going to pay the entwine don't bother playing it. Otherwise stick with Defense of the Heart. There are lots of different cards you can grab, but my personal favorite pair is Triskelion and Mephidross Vampire. Together it's a permanent creature board wipe that basically clears the way for you to attack with you infect creatures.
4) Infect isn't just combat damage, but any damage dealt by those creatures, so you can use Tim effects such as Hermetic Study, Psionic Gift, Thornbite Staff, and Viridian Longbow. You can also use these on creatures like Marsh Viper.
5) I second Dauthi Embrace. I remember playing back in Tempest, and shadow creatures were a pain to deal with.
7) For evasion in any deck using black I've been using Filth and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Together everything is unblockable, and black is popular right now, so there is a pretty good chance your opponent will be using it.
2 months ago
2 months ago
First thing, your deck is in standard, but you're not playing standard legal cards. I assume you meant modern? You should change it.
your deck has some really expensive cards for an infect deck. Black gets access to a few proliferate cards.
Replace Spread the Sickness with 4x Grim Affliction. You put on the counter, then proliferate, killing anything with toughness 2 or less for 3 mana. The prolif effect is cheaper, and thus faster. Since you're playing mono-black, which doesn't have access to the same type of pump, you want more prolif. Also, if one of your infect creatures gets blocked, you can prolif the counters on what they blocked. I think 99% of the time it's a better card. Replace the Phyrexian Digester and the Guardians of Meletis with Core Prowler. It's another infect creature, and if it dies, then you get to prolif. Replace the Blackcleave Goblins with 2 more Ichor Rats, since they have a better etb trigger. Replace the Dark Favor and Deviant Glee with 4x Unholy Strength. 1 for 2 on 4 cards is better than one card being 2 for 3, and 3 cards at 1 for 2. Unholy Strength is also cheaper in dollar amounts.
3 months ago
I really enjoy this build! I like the inclusion of a bit of Infect to go with the negative counters that Hapatra runs off of. My only concern for you is that you seem to only touch on Infect. General consensus appears to be that you need to either go all out with it or it isn't strong enough. Keep in mind that you can also use Wither effects to get negative counters on blockers!
Hand of the Praetors and Ichor Rats are good cards for Infect, Beastmaster Ascension is a great card for Hapatra in general and probably does wonders with Infect. I'm on the fence about suggesting Doubling Season since I did notice a fair few abilities that put counters on YOUR creatures as well and obviously you don't want to kill your own creatures off by mistake. Maybe toss in a Rogue's Passage and/or Prowler's Helm for some redundant means to get Hapatra through blockers.
Maybe I missed it, but I don't see MUCH card draw. Maybe toss in Greed or Underworld Connections? At least a Fecundity because it'll deter people from board wiping you due to all the card advantage you'll get if you have lots of snakes and Elves and Insects.
Overall, nice deck! +1!
4 months ago
|Land (30) |
1xSeat of the Synod
1xTree of Tales
1xUrborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1xVault of Whispers
1xPath to Exile
1xSwords to Plowshares
1xLife from the Loam
1xHand of the Praetors
1xSkithiryx, the Blight Dragon
1xCauldron of Souls
1xCrucible of Worlds
1xThrone of Geth