Stronghold Rats

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Uncommon

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Stronghold Rats

Creature — Rat

Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)

Whenever Stronghold Rats deals combat damage to a player, each player discards a card.

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Stronghold Rats Discussion

Asy1umRat on Rats in the Walls

1 month ago

I like Shadow of Doubt in the sideboard, for sure. As far as the main deck goes, I'll need to try out ~2 Underworld Connections and see how they go. I could see them being perfect mid-late game; same for Ob Nixilis Reignited. I'm not sure I'm running enough creatures/token generation to make efficient use of Altar's Reap.

One thing that I've noticed is that with Asylum Visitor on the field, Rotting Rats, Stronghold Rats, and Raven's Crime have been consistently netting me draws on my opponents' upkeep, so the advantage potential is definitely there.

I'm currently trying these changes:

-4 Duress

-4 Aphotic Wisps

-1 Rogue's Passage

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+4 Raven's Crime

+3 Underworld Connections

+1 Swamp

+1 Dakmor Salvage

elgosu1337 on Praise Nebuchadnezzar!

2 months ago

Nice deck, I like the combos you've set up. You might need Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir to stop your opponents from disrupting your combos. I should just point out that Deadeye Navigator flickering Cloud of Faeries doesn't trigger Circu.

Training Grounds is really helpful for your commander's ability cost.

Mindslicer and Myojin of Night's Reach are great to clear out opponents' hands first. Stronghold Rats and Oppression sustain the discard. Warped Devotion can clear out their hands after a mass bounce. Notion Thief could be useful to stay ahead on card draw, especially with wheel effects. Archfiend of Ifnir can clear out opponents' creatures if you're also discarding.

I would suggest cutting Dread since it is costly for the effect. Kumena's Awakening also doesn't seem worth it because you might not have 10 permanents. Havengul Lich and Rite of Replication also don't really contribute to the strategy. You could instead try Sepulchral Primordial and Diluvian Primordial to make use of opponents' discards.

You could try Maralen of the Mornsong with Nebuchadnezzar since you can remove the card after they tutor it.

Firebones675 on

5 months ago

Right now while the demons can certainly impact the board they don't have as much synergy with the rest of the deck. By focusing on the rats, the deck as a whole functions more smoothly. They are however your best out at present if the board begins to stall (marrow gnawer also does the trick). As a result I'm actually not entirely sure what's best here.

Also i forgot to mention it before but Stronghold Rats is an interesting option.

Crusader40 on Drana - Aggro and Discard

6 months ago

Thanks for the comments.

chadsansing - Tainted Strike could be awesome. I'll try to get my hands on one, and do the same with the Lilies. I have a Phyrexian Reclamation so I'll test that out as I often run out of gas in the late game and it would help a lot.

multimedia - Filth, Profane Command and Oblivion Stone all seem like great cards to add eventually. For some reason Lashwrithe doesn't appeal to me, but I don't know why. And I have Stronghold Rats, so they'll definitely be going in.

Thanks again for the suggestions.

multimedia on Drana - Aggro and Discard

6 months ago

Hey, very interesting deck. Mono-Black is sure fun.

I have a few suggestions:

Filth is great in combination with Urborg to give all your creatures swampwalk, making them unblockable. Lash is a powerful artifact for mono-black. Rats is like a Specter except it has shadow instead of flying all players discard when it does combat damage to a player.

Stone is another way mono-black can deal with artifacts and enchantments. It's kind of important and was just reprinted in Iconic Masters it's price is down to $6.

39x land is a lot of land especially when 29x of it are swamps. Consider only 36x land?

Good luck with your deck.


lilgiantrobot on

10 months ago

Not Tomer, but I'm watching the stream! In a multiplayer format, focusing on abilities that hit multiple opponents will serve you much better than single shot effects like Bloodhusk Ritualist.

Along with Bottomless Pit, Creeping Dread and Necrogen Mists trigger over and over again. Cunning Lethemancer is the creature version.

Earsplitting Rats, Miasmic Mummy, Rotting Rats, & Sibsig Icebreakers are more good ETB creatures. Since you're also running Merchant, a Conjurer's Closet can get you a lot of value. Stronghold Rats is nice consistent discard with damage. With your Commander, all this discard is not a hindrance at all to you.

You may also want to add some cheaper wrath effects like Mutilate or Languish. It wont take long for people to want to gang up on you!

lilgiantrobot on My First EDH - King Macar Discard

10 months ago

Syphon Mind effects are better than making one player discard. The Unnerve in your maybe board is almost always going to be better than Despise since you're going against multiple people. Other cheap discard option are Miasmic Mummy, Rotting Rats, Sibsig Icebreakers, Cunning Lethemancer, Bottomless Pit, and Stronghold Rats. Waste Not is a few bucks right now, but is so much value for you.

sonnet666 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 year ago

chaosumbreon87, Um... you missed the bit where you're wrong on more than half of that...

I'll agree with you on Kefnet the Mindful and Hazoret the Fervent. Kenfet is mediocre, and Hazoret is terribad for sure.

Hotcake_Gotsyrup: I mean, it doesn't stop all infinite combos, but that's a good way to look at it. Are there any Hatebear/Stax commanders in red that would like this guy?

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