Ravenous Rats


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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) 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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Ravenous Rats

Creature — Rat

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

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Ravenous Rats Discussion

cdkime on

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:

All the lands in a sorted list

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kingofcramers on Anna Karenina

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?

Frytrix99 on Noble "8-"rack""

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.

Oh, and if you want to be evil, you can play Rancid Earth and side board Contaminated Ground. I always feel that's so not fair to screw lands XD

ArcticJohn on Jund In Pauper?

1 month ago

Hi there, i am currently working on a list of jund in pauper too, i like your build and really like some of the choices you made and will definitely give them a try, Ravenous Rats and Blightning.

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 ;)

Nethereon on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

2 months ago

Concise list of considerations:

-/+ Dump Mind Twist and add Torment of Hailfire HOLY CRAP, do I love this card. It gets around so many things plus it hits every opponent.

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!

thomas2377 on Where'd Your Hand Go?

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:

-Viridian Revel

-Eternal Thirst

-Slippery Karst

-Tablet of the Guilds

-Everflowing Chalice


-Twilight's Call

-Rakshasa's Secret


-Nightmare Void

-Tribute to the Wild


-Vulturous Zombie

-Satyr Wayfinder

-Ravenous Rats

-Greater Mossdog

-Centaur Vinecrasher

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

cornpie987387 on Esper Panharmonicon

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!

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