Rancid Rats


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

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Shadows over Innistrad Common

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Rancid Rats

Creature — Zombie Rat

Skulk (This creature can't be blocked by creatures with greater power.)

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

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Rancid Rats Discussion

clayperce on BW Odric, Dwarf lover

5 days ago

Here are a few thoughts. Please take them with healthy skepticism though, as I VERY rarely play BW!

First, I think your mana curve looks really awkward. That many 3-drops means the deck is going to be really slow, and that's kind of a recipe for getting crushed in the current super-fast meta. I think you either need to add a TON more control (so you can survive long enough to cast and then swing with a couple Dwarves, plus Ordic), or a TON more one- and two-drops (do you can have a bunch of dudes on the field and then make them super-powered when Odric finally gets there).

I know you love the Dwarves, and the Control route is probably the best way to keep them all, but that's going to be very expensive, as you'd probably want to add 3x Fatal Push and 4x Grasp of Darkness just for starters.

So maybe look at adding some inexpensive one-and two-drops with useful keywords? I'd also recommend and empasis on Deathtouch, as it seems to be especially powerful in a world of HUGE BG Creatures. And with this kind of scheme I'd seriously aim for at least 24 Creatures, and maybe as high as 28.

Some cards to consider ...

Good luck (and good skill) on the build!

chirz2792 on Liliana Vess; A master necromancer awakens?

3 weeks ago

I'm not one to like zombie decks or theme decks but I like this deck. Anyway some suggestions: Agent of Erebos and Withered Wretch for graveyard hate; Apprentice Necromancer, Relentless Dead, and Balthor the Defiled for recursion; Blood Scrivener and Corpse Augur for card draw; Cabal Interrogator to help fuel Waste Not and further disrupt your opponents hand; Corpse Harvester and Corpse Connoisseur because they're both good. If you're looking for suggestions on what to cut I'd suggest: Walking Corpse, Shambling Ghoul, Rancid Rats, and Diregraf Ghoul don't really do anything besides attack and block; Liliana's Indignation because it doesn't seem like there are enough creatures to make it worthwhile; I'm not sure whether or not you need lifegain(if you do ignore these next two suggestions) but Demon's Horn and Whip of Erebos seem like they could come out because the lifegain doesn't look like it's relevant in this deck and zombies generally prefer recursion where they don't get exiled at the end of turn because they usually have so many other ways to get themselves back; You don't seem to have enough sac outlets to really abuse Dictate of Erebos; and I honestly think you could cut yourself back to 37 lands and maybe drop a basic swamp.

Anyway +1 from me.

saturnosring on Pest Control

1 month ago

Panzerforge, I made this deck a long time ago, before the Rancid Rats existed.

I'll try them, they are really good :) thanks for the suggestion!

Panzerforge on Pest Control

1 month ago

This looks great!

Maybe adding in some Rancid Rats instead of the Chittering Rats, as their skulk ability would pair well with the Okiba-Gang Shinobi?

Rat decks for the win!

Kataclysm on Odric's Word-play

1 month ago

Also razelfark, other keyword warriors to consider for the deck - Vampire Cutthroat & Rancid Rats. While being 1/1's they both bring Skulk and either Lifelink or Deathtouch.

Food for thought while I sleep.

pickelchu on

1 month ago

Honestly I think this deck would be so much better as orzhov. There are so many better leywords on it and with the new set coming out you can add Gifted Aetherborn which is 2 mana for 2 keywords and from other sets there isAyli, Eternal Pilgrim and Rancid Rats and more! So good deck but since red doesn't do that much for you by way of keywords I think you should go orzhov or at least mardu!

Eilel on Safe Westvale Abbey

1 month ago

Perhaps you could put in a extra Consulate Skygate for early game protection. You can either use Shamble Back it's good to stop graveyard decks or Press for Answers to slow down your opponents down and get an extra clue for Dhund Operative.

You might want to increase Dhund Operative to 4 and remove Rancid Rats I think Dhund Operative has more potential then the rats.

Sirenfall on Spread the love

2 months ago

Take the Rancid Rats out and switch it for Malakir Familiar. Let your lifelink units attack first then dish out 3 damage from Malakir Familiar from the life gain pump. I used to run this kind of deck.

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