Ichor Rats


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin Uncommon

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Ichor Rats

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

Pharika_sChosen on What is a good combo ...

1 week ago

I need to know if there is a good combo that can go with this specific creature card. I am open to any suggestions...


1 week ago

Infect is just cruel! XD Flensermite, Ichor Rats, Phyresis or even Plague Stinger you don't know how many times I have beat out all my friends cause lack of flying or reach cards in their deck! Slow painful death... Good luck!

jonwelgrin on Compleation

1 week ago

Personally i think the support mechanic from oath of the gate watch would fit perfectly for instance Relief Captain, Gladehart Cavalry,Shoulder to Shoulder, and Nissa's Judgment, there are more but just to start. also Rishkar, Peema Renegade, by using them together all your creatures now become mana rocks. Another great draw would be Armorcraft JudgeIf you choose to use this mechanic with lots of triggered abilities to use I'd say Panharmonicon and Strionic Resonator For cuts I'd say Prime Speaker Zegana, Ichor Rats, Elite Scaleguard,and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.

JaceNordark on Glissa Budget Infect

3 weeks ago

If you want to win with poison counters, then either build a token deck with Triumph of the Hordes or use Ichor Rats in a lockdown stratigy with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice at the helm.

Infect isn't a deck that can really win in commander. Voltron already has issues, since you need to hit each player 3 times at least. That's 9 rotations. Infect is even worse because while you don't need to deal nearly as much damage, creature's with infect aren't exactly the most durable, and everyone will see what you're doing right away, so you get targeted very quickly.

And there's your problem. For this deck to work, you need an all in aggro deck that has the ability to control the board with a combination of Moat effects, removal, counter magic, and recursion, and there just aren't enough slots to fit all that in, not to mention the fact that the former and latter are polar opposites.

I'm not saying don't play infect. Play what you want. But understand that the deck is fragile, and that it has serious trouble killing multiple players. You will most likely seldom kill all your other opponents, but you can take one or two down with you. If that's ok, then who am I to stop you.

Oh, and while Glissa, The Trator is flavorful, I would actually reccomend Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Your infect creatures WILL die. She gives a bit of extra life to them.

SKUFFLEZ on No Friends? No Problem (Budget Infect\Wither)

1 month ago

@pints34 another user asked a similar question above. I'd replace 4x Septic Rats for 4x Phyrexian Crusader; in my opinion the protection and first strike outweigh the potential -1/-1 in stats when attacking. Some would say Ichor Rats, but I find the guaranteed poison counter upon entering the battlefield too good to pass up (due to proliferate).

As for Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, replacing a Plague Stinger is probably the safest choice. You could replace a Kulrath Knight since it has the same converted mana cost and wouldn't affect the curve, but it's also one of the keys to locking your opponent out of the game. Ultimately the choice is yours.

@PickleNutz Happy you enjoyed piloting the deck, I find it shines the brightest in multiplayer formats. I want to note that I haven't scrapped or lowered the potency of my U\G infect deck, I simply play other decks against them like D&D: Dragons and Druids & GW Tron: Wrath of the Titans.

iAzire on Upgrading preconstructed Atraxa

1 month ago

It depends on the kind of deck you want. You said you have 4 of the decks, so if you want a Competitive deck, I would recommend Breya, Etherium Shaper or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder.

If you want a deck that is fun, I personally find Superfriends Atraxa to be very fun. It gets fairly expensive, and isn't the most Competitive, although Atraxa isn't the most Competitive either.

You are correct about Ichor Rats. It should go in EVERY Atraxa deck regardless of strategy. It is useful with an Infect strategy obviously, but also gives you an alternate win condition when you're playing other strategies.

DiamondFlavor on Upgrading preconstructed Atraxa

1 month ago

I see 4 obvious ways to build Atraxa:

  1. Good stuff. You have an insane card pool and a keyword-heavy Commander. Pick a general direction and play all the solid-to-busted cards that support it.

  2. Counter shenanigans. This can be building up huge beaters with +1/+1 counters, huge mana engines with stuff like Fertilid, Gyre Sage, Everflowing Chalice, etc.

  3. Infect. Pretty cutthroat--some groups will hate it--but totally legal and not as broken as much as people believe. But with Atraxa it is very dangerous. Ichor Rats and pillow fort (Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Spike Weaver, etc.) or just plain aggro.

  4. Planeswalker super-friends. Absolutely not my style (nor, in my opinion, very good) and not budget. But if you want to show off an overpriced and unfocused pile of mythics, at least the Commander is directly synergistic.

For building out from the pre-con, your deck will likely fall somewhere between the first two. There are a ton of respectable budget cards that will do work with such a powerful card in the Command zone. Fertilid, Spike Weaver, Carnifex Demon, Black Sun's Zenith, and so on.

_Kane_ on Relentless Blacks

1 month ago

Feel free to delete my first post *

Ratta Tat Tat Tat. Dont forget Pack Rat!


Swarmyard seems perfect too.

Some more tribal/creature pump:

Metallic Mimic for counters on all of your rats and Adaptive Automaton for a similar lord effect. Akroma's Memorial, Stoneforge Masterwork, Eldrazi Monument, Bad Moon


Attrition, Eliminate the Competition, Mutilate

Card Draw:TBD!!!


Liliana of the Dark Realms, Sol Ring, Black Market

Rat Creature Options:

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Crypt Rats, Throat Slitter, Patron of the Nezumi, Plague of Vermin, Pack Rat


Ichor Rats, Septic Rats

Potential Cuts (In my opinion):

Prototype Portal Confused on why this is here. Rhystic Tutor Will almost always be countered in multiplayer. Geth's Verdict Better options for targeted removal Murder Howling Mine Black doesnt want to help everyone. Phyrexian Arena FTW.

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