Ravenous Rats

Ravenous Rats

Creature — Rat

When Ravenous Rats enters the battlefield, target opponent discards a card.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Invasion (INV) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Uncommon
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Common
Portal Second Age (P02) Common

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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
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ravenous Rats Discussion

maxon on No "Rats" hub

1 month ago

Rat player here. Agree no hub needed. No real support as mentioned. Assuming the benefit of a hub would be to find rat focused decks you can simply search Relentless Rats and Rat Colony for swarm focused rat decks, OR Burglar Rat and Ravenous Rats for discard focused rat decks.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

7 months ago

Oh, I missed my first one in the chain:

Undead Rat

Creature - Zombie Rat

When Undead Rat enters the battlefield or dies, target player discards a card.

: Return Undead Rat from your graveyard to your hand. Activate this ability only during your upkeep and only if an opponent has no cards in hand.

"Rats understand the pragmatism it takes to survive. And are conniving enough to always succeed" -Liliana Vess


I mean, four cards are every similar: Rotting Rats the most, Burglar Rat , Dirty Rat , and Ravenous Rats

Dezan on Cubo do Dezan

7 months ago


-1 Cuombajj Witches +1 Ravenous Rats

MountainMan817 on One-shot rats

8 months ago

I think Pack Rat is strictly better than Rat Colony ; I would also take out Defiant Strike for something like Sign in Blood or Sheltering Light . You are very susceptible to board wipes so maybe Dash Hopes to keep opponents honest. I would also consider Throat Slitter , Swarmyard , and Ravenous Rats .

+1, keep it up! Let me know if you want any more insight

Funkydiscogod on Amass seems... lame.

8 months ago

It's too bad amass wasn't better. In its current form, it's just bad, but the most disappointing thing is that Widespread Brutality hints at the possibilities: they could have made spells that get better depending on the size of the army you amassed. Imagine how amazing amass could have been:

  • If Commence the Endgame was reversed: Amass 2, and draw X, where X is the power of the Army you amassed.

  • If Crush Dissent was more like Spellstutter Sprite : 1U Instant Amass 1, then counter target spell if its converted mana cost is less than or equal to the power of the Army you amassed.

  • They could have made Toll of the Invasion like a Mire's Toll on a Ravenous Rats : 1B Sorcery "Amass 1. Target player reveals a number of cards from their hand equal to the power of the Army you amassed. You choose one of them. That player discards that card."

These are just a few ideas, the point is that if they had made more cards depend on the size of the army, the amassed army could have felt like a source of power, instead of an aftereffect. So that even if the opponent did Pacifism the army, or make a ton of chump blockers, the problem wouldn't be completely solved: you could be getting powerful effects from your spells.

Sadly, amass isn't nearly as good as it could have been.

MontaukMonster on Mind Trick

9 months ago

Draw 1 for 1 mana... like Opt is not super broken.

The card token is just that: a token that acts like a card in your hand. It doesn't do anything. It has no abilities. There's no type or mana cost or anything.

What it 'does' I make you appear to have four 'cards' in your hand instead of three. You can discard it to Ravenous Rats , Merfolk Looter or whatever. It boosts toys like Ivory Tower or Library of Alexandria or something to that effect. If it's the only thing if your library you can draw it and not die. A card token has no intrinsic use, but it can be used by effects that use 'cards' in your hand. That's all.

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