Throat Slitter


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition Uncommon
Betrayers of Kamigawa Uncommon

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Throat Slitter

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

ghoul_Legion on Surgical Extirpation Of Your Sanity

6 days 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.

Darth_Savage on Surgical Extirpation Of Your Sanity

6 days 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

kamarupa on Flying Ninjas Of DOOM!!!! (budget)

2 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.

Also just dawned on me that Apostle's Blessing, Faith's Shield, or Gods Willing could be good here as a means of granting unblockable to your creatures as needed.

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.

amicdeep on Flying Ninjas Of DOOM!!!! (budget)

2 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 :(

Lame_Duck on Master Splinters Army of Rats

3 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.

amicdeep on Rat Rack - Budget

4 months ago

Nezumi Bone-Reader discard rat
Swarm of Rats pack rat
Throat Slitter doom blade rat!!

Skullsnatcher Graveyard Rat

HideyoshiYaoi on Remember Cipher? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

4 months ago

have you thought of Scytheclaw instead of one or two spikes? Mistblade Shinobi or Throat Slitter might be good for you early game before you stack ciphers on a creature.

Vortexflame on Ninjas Flying at your Face

6 months ago

Stormrider Rig might be useful alongside Ronin Warclub. You don't have much removal, so Throat Slitter could be useful. I don't know why you're running Mistbind Clique in a deck that isn't entirely Fairy-oriented.

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