Creature — Rat Ninja
Ninjutsu (, Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card into play from your hand tapped and attacking.)
Whenever Throat Slitter deals combat damage to a player, destroy target nonblack creature that player controls.
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Throat Slitter Discussion
1 week ago
im not using the creatures to block specifically, but once i get enough ninja stuff out and have used them for value, being able to use the ninjutsu enablers to chump or better beat your opponent with them (of which all but venser have a form of evasion). its just a later game value thing.
mistblade shinobi's ability is useful, but in mose cases, using venser is better, although slower, you get a lot of value from using vendilion clique or venser for ninjutsu.
also, in my opinion, mistblade shinobi reveals my strategy all to soon. if i attack with a 1/1, my opponent would be suspicious that i have some sort of combat trick or removal if they block, but once they figure out im playing ninjas, then they would block every creature if they can. thats why i use slower ninjas, so i can surprise them with something like Throat Slitter, ninja of the deep hours, or higure himself.
which is why i updated my creatures, you're right nether traitor can't block, put in another vendilion clique and some spellstutter sprite. how does it look?
1 week ago
That makes sense on why I was unfamiliar with Sakashima's Student. Mistblade Shinobi comes down a turn earlier than Throat Slitter(assuming you have a t1 creature) but has different restrictions. Nether Traitor can't block either and Vampire Cutthroat doesn't stack up to your other cards in the deck. Then again, if you are using creatures to block you aren't maximizing the potential of Ninjutsu and more specifically Throat Slitter and Mistblade Shinobi.
1 month ago
Thanks alot and for the suggestions !
I agree Victim and throat are both great depending on the meta.
Okiba while it fits with the discard/exile theme feels a bit expensive to cast for 4 CMC
Throat Slitter on the other hand at 3 CMC feel right at home, and the deck needed the extra control and I didn't feel like cutting down my creatures count. so I guess I'll trade 2x blackguard for them.
1 month ago
Fatal Push or Victim of Night might be better than Go for the Throat depending on your meta. For a bit of fun I'd be tempted to include Okiba-Gang Shinobi or Throat Slitter to bounce the prowl cards and then reuse them... I like the deck, so +1
3 months ago
That is a bit of quandary. I can see why you want to keep Throat Slitter. I guess my best advice would be to play test it a bunch alternating Throat Slitter with Dismember and see which one does more work. Sometimes the synergy isn't worth it. I realize these aren't particularly helpful, but there's Thought-Knot Seer and Eldrazi Displacer, Devout Lightcaster's triple WWW CMC is awful but it could good in the sideboard.
Have you ever looked into tribal Rogues? There are some similar effects like "whenever deal damage.." as ninjitsu. You could look at my deck Underworld Urchins if you wanted to see some of them collected and synergized.
3 months ago
i agree but i'm struggling to find another card that works as well as Throat Slitter because of the syinagy with Elder Deep-Fiend. and unlike Mistblade Shinobi it acts as hard removal, Mistblade Shinobi can be a disadvantage in several match ups that rely on enter the Battlefield effects. if you can think of anything else that works as well i would like to know :/ the closest i have found are Spell Queller and Spire Golem but neither works as well :(
4 months ago
I don't think Drainpipe Vermin is a very good card; without a reliable way to sacrifice it, you're almost completely dependant on combat and your opponent to kill it and since it's just a 1/1 they really have no incentive to block it but trying to use it on defence requires you to hold up a mana on the opponent's turn and they can hold off on attacking until they have something they don't mind discarding. If you want to keep it, I would recommend including a couple of ninjitsu Rats so you can at least punish the opponent for not blocking it - Throat Slitter, Okiba-Gang Shinobi or Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni - which are also good with Typhoid Rats and Ravenous Rats.
Diabolic Tutor also seems kind of out of place here; unless you're assembling some kind of infinite combo, spending 4 mana to not impact the board at all nor generate any card advantage is not really a good use of your turn.
I've had good experiences with Nezumi Shortfang as a 1- or 2-of as a repeatable source of discard that turns into a The Rack when the opponent is hellbent. Lashwrithe is a powerful equipment in a mono- deck; it's a threat in and of itself and helps buff up your Rats to be able to compete with bigger creatures but isn't reliant on having a big board-presence like Coat of Arms is.