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

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Dissension (DIS) Rare

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Creature — Ogre Rogue


At the beginning of your upkeep, you may search your library for a Rat card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.

Ratcatcher Discussion

Duke.Fleed on Rats

7 months ago

take out Ratcatcher and Altar's Reap for sure. Maybe a land. maybe the Sign in Blood . maybe one or two Rat Colony s.

Duke.Fleed on Rats

7 months ago

There are a few options here. If you want to stay in mono black, you can look into dredge: Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug and Darkblast . In order to get these cards into your graveyard in the first place, you will need to include cards that allow you to discard. If you have the money for it: Collective Brutality is a fantastic way to do it. If budget is more of a concern then something like Dark Deal is ok but not great. You could always use Rotting Rats to make your self discard (its also fine if you mill it, since you can just unearth it).

One thing I just noticed is that you've got over 60 cards in the deck. It would probably be best if you kept to that 60 card minimum. This will increase the consistency of the deck overall. One way you could do this, if you like having a variety of different cards, is play a card like Mausoleum Secrets . This will allow you to just play one copy of niche cards like Distress , Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, and Go for the Throat . You can also cut cards like Mind Rot and Ratcatcher (3 mana for that discard ability is too expensive, and 6 mana is definitely too expensive). If it were me though, I would just cut all the extraneous cards, not even bother with the Mausoleum Secrets and just focus on the rats.

If you wanted to do multi color (it will be more expensive though). I would recommend a few cards. Red-black is the route I would take. You get cards like Faithless Looting and Experimental Frenzy . The looting is good for dumping cards into your graveyard. Frenzy is a combo card that allows you to keep playing cards off the top of your library as long as you have mana (and as long as it isn't a second land). If you want to go the frenzy route, I would recommend Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as a good way to make a bunch of mana and cast a bunch of rats. This is kind of a different way to play the deck and might be too muddy with the self mill plan. So I would either choose the mill or the frenzy plan.

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Let me know if you have more questions. This deck looks rad.

Deathbend on . currently Unavailable - ~ : ~ -

9 months ago

If you are going for modern legal, then cut the necropotence for anotherRatcatcher. Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are solid at disrupting your opponents. Marrow-Gnawer is also pretty fun. If you don't care about your decks legality, four copies of Hymn to Tourach should teach any one that they aren't allowed to have fun. Personally, I would cut the rat colonies, and ad a discard/disruption/more removal package. Budget replacements for the Thoughtseizes and Inquisitions would be stuff like duress. Also for added spice Liliana of the Veil can really hurt any deck that likes having creatures or cards in hand. Hope this helps!

Rhadamanthus on Tournament Alternate Art

1 year ago

It depends on exactly how the cards are altered, and it's ultimately up to the head judge's discretion. You need to make it a point to ask the head judge for their opinion before the event starts. In general, an altered card:

  • Must be an actual Magic card (i.e. you can't alter a Rat token or a blank piece of cardstock into a Ravenous Rats)
  • Must actually be the card the alter says it is (i.e. you can't alter a Gonti, Lord of Luxury into a Ratcatcher)
  • Can't obscure the name, mana cost, or rules text, or otherwise make the card unrecognizeable
  • Can't cause the card to become marked (i.e. paint that makes the alter noticeably thicker and/or heavier than other cards in the deck)

It isn't required that you bring unaltered copies of the cards to prove that you own them, but they'll be good to have on hand if the judge disapproves of any of your alters and asks you to replace them.

thedemonicpower on EDH Ninjutsu Reanimator

1 year ago

Hey, found this from your reddit post.

I'm working on my own version of this deck, which is fairly similair, and while I haven't made it to experiment yet, I have found some theoretically excellent cards I have found missing so thought I'd share with you.

Hypnotic Siren So, Turn 1: Hypnotic Siren. Turn 2: Attack, Ninjutsu out Yuriko. Turn 3: Plenty of viable options for turn 3 players, but in this case, we want to ramp. Sol Ring into Signet is enough, 2 mana to do whatever, but keep Hypnotic Siren. Turn 4: 4 land + Sol Ring + Signet is 7 mana, bestow Hypnotic Siren onto Yuriko for evasion. If she's answered you have your Hypnotic Siren on the board again.

Ratcatcher This is certainly better for my version, since I put in some Rogue Prowl cards, but even without that, he lets you tutor for Throat Slitter and Ink-Eyes, and cmc 6 isn't bad for a yuriko trigger either.

Liliana Vess This is a pretty good way to mainuplate the top of your deck with that -2.

kamelyan on Ratten - Ratten - Alles voller Ratten!

1 year ago

Ratcatcher and Akroma's Memorial can be good for you.

Check out these decks; hopefully they can inspire:

Yersinia pestis

Commander / EDH kamelyan


Relentless Y. pestis

Commander / EDH kamelyan


warrior_9076 on Budget Infinite Rat Deck

1 year ago

If you really need a tutor and are also going rats you can play Ratcatcher. It is basically a decently strong creature with a tutor for rats every turn. Also if you need card draw I would recommend Vanquisher's Banner. Your rats will get stronger and you will get a card for every rat you play. On the discard front you could also include Nezumi Shortfang. This rat will allow you to discard your opponents cards every turn and decide how many cards you would like them to discard that turn. I hope this helps! Playing rats is a lot of fun and people don't always expect it.

CommanderAdventures on [PreCon] Moving Shadows - Rogues & Ninjas

1 year ago

@Skulloelegy Thanks for the suggestions!

I think I'd rather add Conspiracy from the sideboard instead of the others, since it's important to have the creature type of cards outside of the battlefield also changed. This enables you to tutor all creatures with Ratcatcher and Higure, the Still Wind.

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Ratcatcher occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Black: 0.12%