Patron of the Nezumi

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Patron of the Nezumi

Legendary Creature — Spirit

Rat offering (You may play this card any time you could play an instant by sacrificing a Rat and paying the difference in mana costs between this and the sacrificed Rat. Mana cost includes color.)

Whenever a permanent is put into an opponent's graveyard, that player loses 1 life.

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Patron of the Nezumi Discussion

JibJig on Sacrifice

1 month ago

CREATURES

Cards I'd cut:

Aberrant Researcher  Flip - There are better options to throw cards into your own graveyard. Examples include Sultai Ascendancy or Search for azcanta which will later let you Anticipate each turn.

Accursed Witch  Flip - Curses alienate one player and make them hate you. You don't want people to hate you in EDH. Also curses aren't very good to begin with.

Ashling, the Extinguisher - 4 mana with no evasion makes it very unlikely this critter will actually connect with players. I recommend cutting it for a better force-sacrifice effect like Innocent Blood.

Bloodbriar - It's selfish (it only gives itself +1/+1 counters) and it has zero evasion. Not worth it. I recommend Reyhan, Last of the Abzan in its stead; it has the same CMC and lets you move around +1/+1 counters all day.

Briarbridge Patrol - Not very good. Tireless Tracker is so much better. Replace the creature-searching with Evolutionary Leap or if you want to spend $75 Survival of the Fittest is amazing.

Centaur Rootcaster - Same reason as Ashling. Get rid of it. Wood Elves and Sakura-Tribe Elder instead.

Deadeye Plunderers - You only have two artifacts in the deck.

Demon of Wailing Agonies - Slow. Especially when your commander has CMC 6.

Gatekeeper of Malakir - BBB cost is really hard to get sometimes in BUG colors.

Glissa, the Traitor - Slow. She's neat and a good blocker but it doesn't matter because you only have two artifacts.

Greater Harvester - Same reason as the Gatekeeper. Run Smothering Abomination instead.

Labyrinth Guardian - This critter adds nothing to your strategy.

Magus of the Mirror - I've killed people with their own Magus. Also the same problem as the curses; it alienates one person. Also Tree of Perdition exists.

Marrow Chomper - Too slow.

Mortician Beetle - Selfish. Swap with Fleshbag Marauder and Slum Reaper.

Patron of the Nezumi - Not enough rats to make it worth it. Effect is meh.

Phylactery Lich - Same reason as Gatekeeper. Also you only have two artifacts.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari - She does nothing on her own; she needs other things to do her work which isn't good.

Sidisi, Brood Tyrant - Just run Grave Titan instead.

Skullmulcher - Consider Soul of the Harvest instead. Both are good but you might need more gas than Skullmulcher can give you.

Utopia Mycon - Too slow.

I'll add more comments when I get more time to look over the next few categories.

maxon on Rat Heavy Discard

11 months ago

Titilanious Thanks for the suggestions. Yeah, Patron of the Nezumi is not very good. I was having problems with late game blocking especially, and with the rat offering option of Patron, I could cast if for only 4 mana if I had a Chittering Rats. Unfortunately it was usually dead in my hand. Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni actually wasn't bad in earlier versions of this build which was way more rat heavy and included more Typhoid Rats, Nezumi Cutthroat, Swarm of Rats as well as Skullsnatcher. I would swing with my army of rats, and just ninjutsu him out. It was more about sneaking in 5 damage than stealing a creature. However, as this deck progressed, I cut more and more rats in favor of discard spells and removal which kind of forced me to hold back the few rats I did have for blocks.


Thank you for the advice. I will definitely be doing some thinking and tinkering.

Titilanious on Rat Heavy Discard

11 months ago

Hello, glad to see more people taking a liking to discard. While I love the rat theme, it does seem a tad forced. Patron of the Nezumi just isn't too good neat but not to good sadly. Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni is a great card but is a very high mana cost. Discard decks seem to work best with lower cost cards that value out.My suggestion would be to remove those 2, and possibly the Typhoid Rats add in 2 more targeted discard such as Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize and then either more removal Fatal Push or even Raven's Crime. That could make this version more competitive.

As for 8 rack in general and your question about budgeting Liliana of the Veil is the best walker in the format, it is really difficult to replace her in mono black. However adding red, opens up new options to removal including bolt and Terminate which could be a pseudo replacement for her.

Ensnaring Bridge can be replaced with more removal and more discard.

I ran an 8 rack deck in a larger tournament without Ensnaring Bridge main board and made top 8. List

Izu_Korasu on The Bubonic Plague

11 months ago

no Pack Rat, Pestilence Rats, Marrow-Gnawer or Patron of the Nezumi? -4 style points

otherwise looks rattastic +1

_Kane_ on Relentless Blacks

1 year ago

Feel free to delete my first post *

Ratta Tat Tat Tat. Dont forget Pack Rat!

Lands:

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

Answers:

Attrition, Eliminate the Competition, Mutilate

Card Draw:TBD!!!

Ramp:

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

INFECT:

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.

_Kane_ on Relentless Blacks

1 year ago

Ratta Tat Tat Tat. Dont forget Pack Rat!

Lands: 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 MemorialStoneforge MasterworkEldrazi MonumentBad Moon

Answers: AttritionEliminate the CompetitionMutilate

Card Draw: TBD!!!

Ramp: Liliana of the Dark RealmsSol RingBlack Market

Rat Creature Options: Ink-Eyes, Servant of OniCrypt RatsThroat SlitterPatron of the NezumiPlague of VerminPack Rat

INFECT: Ichor RatsSeptic 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 MurderHowling Mine Black doesnt want to help everyone. Phyrexian Arena FTW.

MattiaFex on Rat's Beginner

1 year ago

I'll probably remove Relentless Rats, but I'm not really sure about Patron of the Nezumi... Maybe I'll replace some "Ninjutsu" rats with the lower cost rats like Drainpipe Vermin and Pack Rat.

Thanks for the suggestion!

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