Typhoid Rats

Typhoid Rats

Creature — Rat

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it)
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Typhoid Rats Discussion

teamawesome1 on Golgari Eldrazi Midrange (post-BFZ)

4 days ago

I would highly recommend Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger over Desolation Twin. Desolation twin is fine and dandy, but all it takes to stop him is a Typhoid Rats or the pretty popular Rakshasa Deathdealer, because the twin lacks trample. Ulamog gets you a double Vindicate only better when you CAST him (meaning worst case scenario you get a "double vindicate only better for 10 mana"), and he dodges board wipes, literally every one in standard, and he puts your opponent on a consistent 2-3 turn clock depending on how much they're drawing, and if they are playing Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, or a slow play style, it can often times come down to a one turn clock. Hope this helps! Cheers!

teamawesome1 on Abzan Midrange after rotation

6 days ago

This seems like a similar build to mine! I personallyhad Typhoid Rats in Blisterpod's spot, I decided additional hand disruption and a couple Hangarback Walker's would be a safer bet though. Check mine out if you like!


Popalofiti on Finalis Nixilis

1 week ago

Typhoid Rats over Hand of Silumgar?

I think Horribly Awry is an awesome counterspell for aggro/creature heavy decks.

Although it isn't great, Spell Shrivel may work.

Jimmy_Chinchila on Ravenous rats of the screeching pack

1 week ago

Thoughtseize or Duress would be good. Typhoid Rats discourages attackers. Shrieking Affliction good to make an 8-rack style deck, goes with Thoughtseize and Waste Not. Liliana of the Veil is expensive but would fit perfectly. Inquisition of Kozilek also good. Mutavault also a rat

MoJoMiXuP on Brutality

2 weeks ago

I've been play testing this against my modern G/W Hexproof aura deck Slippery Slappers and it is a hard match up to manage. Great deck. Only suggestion I'd have is move Thoughtseize and/or Inquisition of Kozilek from SB to MB and drop the Typhoid Rats. The rats are weak and the hand disruption will buy you time better than they can. This also loosens up your mana base as the colorless Swarmyard can be replaced with something more useful to all the B/G heavy casting cost spells you have.

DMPv01 on Brutality

2 weeks ago

It does, but it also won't deter an attack and it can't kill anything, so it doesn't fit this build. Typhoid Rats on the other hand, will buy more time given its deathtouch (first strike or evasion excluded), is more likely to attract removal, and later if left around can be quite good as a reusable sniper with Setessan Tactics or Ulvenwald Tracker and Swarmyard.

DMPv01 on Brutality

2 weeks ago

Thanks for those suggestions. I admit that Typhoid Rats is pretty bad, but I want early board presence, and Swarmyard lets it hold more value once it's online. I like Hornet Nest. I'll fiddle around with it. The problem with Hunt the Hunter is that Phyrexian Obliterator is very black, which won't work here. I like Mwonvuli Beast Tracker as well, but it's easy to get hellbent active in this deck which makes Infernal Tutor a Demonic Tutor.

Power / Toughness 1/1
Color(s) Black
Cost B
Converted cost 1


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

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged Common
Magic 2015 Common
Conspiracy Common
Innistrad Common

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