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|Portal Second Age (P02)||Common|
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Creature — Rat
When Ravenous Rats enters the battlefield, target opponent discards a card.
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Ravenous Rats Discussion
5 days ago
First off, I noticed that you were new to Tappedout. I wanted to assure you that the above trolling is extremely abnormal--I've been posting here for a while now, and this is, quite literally, the first time I have seen such posting. Overall, the community here has been nothing but helpful, and I apologies that you have been on the receiving end of such despicable behaviour.
Moving on to your deck:
What exactly are you trying to do? You have a number of different tools in this deck, many of which do not work well together. For example, Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic are wonderful cards in a tribal deck, but your deck lacks any distinct tribe, so their utility is lessened. There are cards in here which seem to have no significant benefit to your deck, and do not fit in with your general strategy--Ravenous Rats for example.
In my experience, commander decks work best when they are a well crafted machine. Each card should advance your victory, ideally in multiple ways. I would be happy to provide more detailed feedback, but wanted to first get an idea of what you would like the deck to do.
Regarding your request for mana, I would recommend bookmarking the following page. It sorts every single land by its utility and the colour(s) of mana produced. It is a wonderful tool for deckbuilding:
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1 month ago
This deck looks dope AF. I fucking love madcap skills and I'm sure you will too. Would recommend a few changes:1) I would definitely tidy up the mana a bit, run some nonbasics 2) Thrill-Kill Assassin is an uncommon, maybe run something like Ravenous Rats to go with the discard theme or Festering Goblin or Goblin Arsonist to go with the sacrifice theme 3) opinions on Reckless Charge?
1 month ago
I'm not sure I like the Spirit/Arcane synergy here. Kyoki, Sanity's Eclipse cost 6, and I feel it may be too slow (I may be wrong). Without this synergy, you could use cards like Duress, Mind Rot, Mindstab or Ravenous Rats, instead of Sink into Takenuma and other arcane taht I feel are too.. unneficient. Also, you can use Doom Blade as removal, but I would probably look for -2/-2 or low cost removal, cause you mainly need them in very early game.
As noble Nezumi Shortfang could be an interresting option.
1 month ago
As for sugestions i think you should try to reduce the number of ETB tapped lands, in pauper there are lands that will make you pay really hard for having to many of those lands. Apart from that i would only suggest that you play 1 or 2 more bigger creatures (Gurmag Angler or Hooting Mandrills) and taking out maybe 1 Blightning and 1 Firebolt.
If you want to give a look at my deck and maybe give some suggestion here is the link to it:
GL Junding people out ;)
2 months ago
Concise list of considerations:
The Rack single target is really crappy in EDH
Wheel of Torture Same effect as The Rack except it hits everyone.
Skullcage Hits all opponents who don't have either 3 or 4 cards in hand.
Raiders' Wake Another Caress/Megrim effect, except this one makes your opponent discard if you attack.
Quest for the Nihil Stone Anyone without a hand gets domed for 5 during their upkeep...seems good.
Bloodchief Ascension Self Explanatory card
Mindcrank This is a great card in a discard centric deck.
Get rid of all of these cards Bog Rats, Carrion Rats, Deathmask Nezumi (it's a nombo with everything you're doing), Drainpipe Vermin, Gutter Skulk, Nezumi Cutthroat, Pestilence Rats, Ravenous Rats, Swarm of Rats, and Typhoid Rats.
Relentless Rats Replace all of the cards removed with these. You are not restricted to a single copy, per EDH rules, because Relentless Rats specifically states that card limitation requirements do not apply to it.
Get rid of anything that is single target discard! Especially Raven's Crime, since you don't have enough lands that you can afford to be ditching them for a single discard.
Add more things that hit everybody, such as Necrogen Mists or are renewable.
Specter's Shroud Might be worth looking into.
You need more board wipes. You have one 9 CMC board wipe with only 32 lands in the deck. The Hyper-geometric distribution doesn't give you very good odds of pulling the lands you need in order to keep the board clear. Consider Bontu's Last Reckoning, Yahenni's Expertise, Crux of Fate (which may work to your favor with all the Dargon decks running around), Damnation is a given but it's pricey, Life's Finale, Kindred Dominance, and Necromantic Selection are all decent options.
Liliana of the Dark Realms is a much better Lili for a deck like this because you need ramp and that Ult is ridiculous plus it combos with...
Let's talk about your mana base for a second...
Thirty two lands? Even for a very cavalier spell slinger deck, that is a very low amount to play. I play a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck on 36 and struggle some times to reach a critical mass of mana/spells. Don't fall into the trap of "I'll cut a land for this cheap spell; it'll be fine." Again, math and probability will not be on your side in the late game, not unless you're willing to invest in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers. An alternative might be to run Crypt of Agadeem but it's really no substitute for those lands.
Lastly, jam a Bojuka Bog or a Scavenger Grounds or both in there for graveyard hate, along with your choice of Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, and/or Field of Ruin because if you can't have your Crypt or Coffers, why should they?
Hope this helps, good luck!
2 months ago
So then pull the Augur of Skulls, reduce the Ravenous Rats to 2, increase Dismember to 4, remove Disfigure completely while upping Shrieking Affliction to 4 and adding in 4 of The Rack? Hmmm....I like that a lot actually. Thanks!
Felix_Culpa on Meren
2 months ago
Oh gosh it's kinda bad. Let's start by removing the following:
A meren deck is built for attrition. You want lots of utility creatures and spells to reanimate, recur, sacrifice, and shuffle around for control and to get ahead. Discard effects are very weak in multiplayer, and alot of the cards mentioned have better options. You may notice I took out alot of big creatures. As Meren, you want to hold the game up and smile as everyones eyes go wider and wider as you gradually pull far ahead and beat them to death. Control recursion utility Value
3 months ago
I come baring recommendations! Perhaps Venser, the Sojourner might be useful. As for some instants or sorceries, you might want to consider Ghostly Flicker or Momentary Blink. I would put some Ravenous Rats or a Sin Collector in there myself, add a few more options, you even get to see your opponent's hand!