Legendary Creature — Rat Rogue

Rat creatures have fear.

, Sacrifice a Rat: Create X 1/1 black Rat creature tokens, where X is the number of Rats you control.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Rare
Secret Lair (SLD) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Marrow-Gnawer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Black: 0.17%

Marrow-Gnawer Discussion

SlushyJones on Allie's first deck

3 hours ago

Marrow-Gnawer has an... interesting... phenomenon with Thornbite Staff. But going infinite is typically considered uncool for most people.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Nastja, Squirrel Breeder

6 days ago

enpc: Thank you for the feedback. I do think adding a mana cost isn't necessary actually. As mentioned above, the ability is similar to Marrow-Gnawer. The two main differences besides the creature type are these:

1: Nastja isn't a squirrel herself, so you definitely need at least her token to go nuts.

2: Although she brings a food token with her, the tokens the activated ability produces aren't food, so you'll always need some external food source. Compare this to Marrow-Gnawer who can sacrifice his own tokens to activate.

Considering the fact that Marrow-Gnawer isn't the strongest card although there are plenty of powerful rats, I really feel like adding a mana cost to Nastja would weaken her unnecessarily.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Nastja, Squirrel Breeder

1 week ago

TypicalTimmy: Thank you very much. The version shadow63 commented on sacrificed three foods for one squirrel. I like the new one better. She's somewhat similat to Marrow-Gnawer, but doesn't eat her squirrels.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Korvold's AristocRATS

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the upvote on my deck. Yours looks pretty cool, too. May I suggest Thornbite Staff? It's a great aristocrats card in general, and you could easily pull off the combo with Marrow-Gnawer.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Gnwawing Marrow since 2020

1 month ago

Great call, I'll add it to the list.

Yeah, I'll try to do some kind of Aratstrocrat deck. I just realized yesterday Marrow-Gnawer goes infinite with Thornbite Staff.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Scouting Vermin 1BB

Creature - Rat

Whenever ~ oder another rat you control dies, untap each rat you control.


It's super-weak on its own, but this plus Marrow-Gnawer...

Create a green creature. No vanilla or french vanilla, and nothing silver-bordered.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Okay, so Captain Brandis Thorn is mentioned on Bombard, Cancel, Orazca Raptor, and Walk the Plank.

Using the last one as the primary inspiration:

Captain Brandis Thorn

Legendary Creature - Human Pirate

Haste, Menace

For each creature your opponents control, its controller sacrifices it unless they have you gain control of it until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn.


I like the idea of this as an aggro finisher/top of curve, and think his quotes seem to be a -type figure, who doesn't particularly value life, and this ability is ambivalent to whether your opponent sacrifices the creature you lets you have them (temporarily, otherwise this wouldn't be much of a choice).

The challenge above is to make a rat for Marrow-Gnawer

KIRK77 on the rat deck.

1 month ago

looks pretty sweet and I'm sure it was a blast in standard! Vela is a good choice for the commander since the rats hit hard but are kinda squishy. If you feel you want more card draw you should check out Kindred Discovery, Distant Melody, or Vanquisher's Banner.

Some other cards to consider might be Rite of Replication. When kicked you can copy a rat for a +5 to all your rats or you can even copy vela to deal a quick 20 damage to all your opponents. Metallic Mimic, Pack's Disdain, Cover of Darkness (if you feel like you have a hard time keeping vela out), Return from Extinction, Marrow-Gnawer, Pack Rat, Blade of Selves

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