Relentless Rats


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
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

x12721 on Marrow-Gnawer The Annoying

1 day ago

You should have 3 swamps and 97 Relentless Rats.

AngryBadger on Rat Pack a Punch: Rat Tribal.

1 week ago

Where are the 40 copies of Relentless Rats?

SirFowler on I Need Help with a ...

2 weeks ago

I've been unhappy with my dimir deck that i have in real life for a long time. Milling is just too common nowadays and not fun anymore. So I just wanted to make a fun gimmick that revolves around Sphinx of the Chimes. Weird, right? Well, that's the idea by having Library of Leng and either Shadowborn Apostles or Relentless Rats, preferably the apostles since they're cheaper, not only in mana cost but in price as well.

The way this works is that you discard 2 Shadowborn Apostles from Sphinx of the Chimes's ability to the top of your deck using Library of Leng. You can then draw 4 cards, 2 of which are the apostles, then repeat this process as many times as you like. You then drop Laboratory Maniac and win. Weird, fun, and a bit of a glass cannon.

The problem is, I'm not sure how else I want to construct this deck. Do I have other stuff in case it gets countered? Do I go for a more control style deck? And if so, how many counter spells are too many? (I usually don't play control, so I'm not the best at balance) And if I do go control, does it go against the casual way?

The Search for Happiness

Commander / EDH* SirFowler


If anyone has suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them. The thing is, I'd like to keep the deck under $100, maybe $150 if I already have some of the cards on hand. I don't want to go too overboard on the deck.

Nethereon on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

3 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!

geekmp3 on Giant Rats That Make All of the Rules

4 months ago

I love the discard sub-theme going on here! I'm a huge fan of Relentless Rats in EDH and have two decks devoted to them.

Despite All My Rage [Rat EDH] and Relentless Karador here.

Have you given thought to Torment of Hailfire for this deck?

Looks fun! Enjoy!

RazortoothMtg on Beating a turn 0 win ...

5 months ago

When Magic was first released, the 4-of rule didn't exist because Richard Garfield didn't think that many people would buy that many packs. I believe, back in the day, the deck to play was like 20 Black Lotus and 40 Lightning Bolts or something like that (when it was only alpha of course). That's why cards like Plague Rats don't have the text of Relentless Rats.

qscokm on Mono-Black Rat Tribal with Marrow-Gnawer

5 months ago

Haha jjadned,

I'm beginning to feel that Relentless Rats are the only way to make my deck viable!

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