Relentless Rats


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon

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Relentless Rats

Creature — Rat

Relentless Rats gets +1/+1 for each other creature on the battlefield named Relentless Rats.

A deck can have any number of cards named Relentless Rats.

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Relentless Rats Discussion

pizzagod13 on Cheese-Gnawer

4 days ago

I agree with the other points DrkNinja makes thought with the exception of the commander as Marrow-Gnawer has great synergy with Rat Colony as I mentioned earlier. If you plan on switching to Relentless Rats then Marrow-Gnawer gets a lot worse and could be replaced for Sidisi, Undead Vizier. More rats are definitely a must maybe 40 Rat Colony or Relentless Rats? The stone card is also a must for obvious reasons. Sorry for the double post!

pizzagod13 on Cheese-Gnawer

4 days ago

Relentless Rats costs one more mana so it’s not a strict upgrade over Rat Colony. Also the latter gets bigger for each rat rather than just those with the same name. This makes the commanders ablity much more meaningful. The downside of rat colony is that you just lose to stuff like Drown in Sorrow but that’s a small price to pay.

DrkNinja on Cheese-Gnawer

4 days ago

Thrumming Stone is a must in this deck.

Relentless Rats is a strict upgrade to Rat Colony

Cabal Coffers is a Strict upgrade to Cabal Stronghold because of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

With as many sac outlets as you have I would highly suggest Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat, also with all the altars I'd suggest Exsanguinate to kill everyone in one fell swoop.

Also rat decks should have more than just 28 rats, unlike shadowborn apostle decks the rats need to be a bit more.

gravepact should be in here as well, unless you are trying to go budget.

I also think Razaketh, the Foulblooded and Grey Merchant of Asphodel would be quite good in your deck as well.

My version of this deck is much more boring... but it is probably a bit more consistent as I play with Sidisi, Undead Vizier (I know it's a flavor fail) as my commander to tutor Thrumming Stone up immediately. If you get a chance check it out Stack Dat Cheese!.

Also have you considered changing the deck name to... "I'm Beginning to Fell Like A Rat God"

Rap god.

urzaland on Rats Off To Ya! (8-Ratcks)

1 week ago

RedmundR2 Thanks for the thorough response! Yeah that makes sense, and it does seem like a pretty strong deck overall. The reason I asked was because I run a budget 8-Rack deck that I play at FNM. Originally, I ran a couple copies of Pack Rat and Relentless Rats, but against creature strategies like Goblins I would get smashed. So now I run some board wipes and more removal and it works pretty consistently. I too have a mono black rats deck for casual play and it is a blast that is for sure. This deck combines two of my favorite things! Thanks man God bless.

Ishio on List of Bugs and Feature ...

1 week ago

I cannot have more than one Relentless Rats or Rat Colony in my EDH deck unless I check "is prototype."

Wouldn't this affect it from being indexed on the site? Is there a way around this with a tag?

HSSkogan on The Black Plague

1 week ago

MagickedOne sadly there aren't many good rats for EDH, but these guys made for a very playable version of Relentless Rats, and getting to build them in a recursion shell was something I couldn't pass up.

cdkime on Rat King

2 weeks ago

The best thing you can do with Rat tribal is to run some 30 copies of Relentless Rats and Thrumming Stone. That said, I can understand why you would not want to go down that path.

For a more current suggestion, you should consider running some more removal spells. Murder, Hero's Downfall, Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, and Victim of Night are all solid cards.

Scytec on Rat King

2 weeks ago

Not sure if you care, but Rat Colony and Relentless Rats overrule the singleton restriction in commander, you can indeed have any number of copies you want. Phyrexian Arena is recurring draw, as is Underworld Connections, I recommend both here as rats are generally fast and hand dumping. You may even pick up some things like Howling Mine, Font of Mythos, and Temple Bell. Yes, your opponents draw as well, however I've always found a moderately strong discard theme pairs well with rats. I like the inclusion of Gary here...excellent choice. If you could stick Eldrazi Monument that would be hilarious. Haha. Good luck, always happy to see someone else pursuing fringe tribal decks. :p My rat EDH and modern decks are on my profile if you care, super casual though, wasn't trying to be remotely competitive. Nice list. If you had a few mana dumps, the classic Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers combo is excellent. Cabal Stronghold works well with this many basics as well, as a cheaper version.

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