Typhoid Rats


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Common
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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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

daseeker25 on Budget Infinite Rat Deck

1 week ago

Mastermind's Acquisition is a strict upgrade over Diabolic Tutor due to it's ability to search your sideboard. Your early game seems weak to your opponent running over you. Inquisition of Kozilek is not too expensive and is amazing. Of course Thoughtseize is the card you want eventually. Budget options include Duress and Despise.

I don't like Thornbite Staff but would pair well with deathtouch. That being said Typhoid Rats seems like an auto-include

shadow63 on Golgari

1 week ago

You only have 19 lands I'd take outAcidic Slime Disciple of Phenax Extractor Demon Kessig Cagebreakers for more lands. Some good early stuff like Deathrite Shaman Deadly Recluse Llanowar Elves and Typhoid Rats shouldb help to speed the deck up

Valengeta on Mono Green RAMP 2018

2 weeks ago

not bad man but i suggest more cards to protect your creatures from removal (the bane of green since ancient times), and modern is loaded with it. get cards that give hexproof, indestructible or protection from colors. Heroic Intervention is a good start. i also suggest you add something to give them trample, like Nylea, God of the Hunt, because having a 10/10 is cool, but not if it can be walled by a simple Typhoid Rats. i liked your intimidate strategy but it can be unreliable and you need to draw and play Bellowing Tanglewurm, and keep it alive of course. hope it helped!

HotRodScott on Pack Rat Madness

3 weeks ago

I've had some great games with it! Took down a really stacked Eldrazi Tron 2-0! First game, lived through 3 Reality Smashers! I was pretty low life, but he was at 12 and held back two to block after he played his 3rd, but I had Marrow-Gnawer out, so two 6/6 rats got through with fear (Maybe he didn't read what that did.) Then on the next game, he didn't get much going, mana-wise and dropped a Chalice of the Void for 2 to try to stop my Pack Rat casting, but I already had a pack rat on the board to clone. He dropped a smasher next turn, but I cloned pack rat, discarding/madnessing a Dark Withering to take out the smasher, then with the additional card penalty you need to discard to target him, I madnessed in a Call to the Netherworld and pulled another Typhoid Rats back out of the graveyard, so he scooped. :D I generally try to be a good sport, but it's so hard not to get giddy when your < $3 tix deck takes down what was recently a T1 deck.

I had a Goblins player ask on t4-t5 if he was ever going to get to keep a card. :D (He spit out some small guys, but didn't swing in against the deathtouch or discard 1 drops.) He got down to a couple of cards getting ready to bushwhack the herd in, but had to discard them away.

I was trying to keep it super cheap, but some of the standard black solutions to these problems would fit here. (Thoughtseize,Inquisition of Kozilek, etc. to steal their removal.) Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip would fit nicely with the discard and her -X power. (and she's not too $$$)

ellie-is on Night of the Living Rats!

1 month ago

Great idea! I'd definitely want to tweak the lands, though, because you dont need nearly as much green mana s you do black. Also really wouldn't run 4x Eldrazi Monument, because they cost so much mana and you only really need on in play. I think you're fine with just two in the deck.

Also: Pack Rat is a great card that you should have 4x, because they're essentially a better Rat Colony that still comboes with the colony.

You probably want some one-drops, either rats that might help you control the early game (Drainpipe Vermin, Typhoid Rats), or some green mana dorks to help ramp into more rats and/or the monument and Bloodbond March. Otherwise your deck might get run over by more complex decks before you have a chance to set up your combo. Some more control might be nice too. Tragic Slip goes well with the monument, as well as with creature-heavy decks in general since something is always going to be dying. If you can afford it, staples like Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize could be a good turn 1 play as well, to ensure you're not just losing a turn, and to get rid of threats that could disrupt your rats later on.

Another card I like for this is Claim, since it can bring back either pack rat or rat colony for just one mana.

RedmundR2 on Death by arrows

1 month ago

I've tried to make the Deathtouch/Viridian Longbow thing work since I started playing magic, its definitely powerful but against non-creature focused strategies it can struggle. I really like how your deck has more solid bodies than the usual 1/1 creatures ive tried in my builds (think Typhoid Rats). Personally I think green works really well with this type of deck, for stuff like Lure and Nature's Way. I would be wary of the decks in modern that don't need creatures to win (or uninteractable creatures like Slippery Bogle, and I would also be wary of decks running stuff like Ensnaring Bridge because black doesnt have many ways to deal with artifacts, and could singlehandedly stop your deck. Splashing green could give you access to stuff like Naturalize as well. Lastly I would have you consider Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx simply because of the current devotion you run.

good luck!

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Bobbbyyy, thank you for giving Rakdos another boardwipe / Wincon in Gobbos featuring Typhoid Rats and Gifted Aetherborn, lol

Searing Blade of Gal'Rok

Legendary Artifact - Equipment

Equipped creature has:

  • : Equipped creature gets +1/-1 until end of turn.
  • : Equipped creature gets +0/+1 until end of turn and you lose 1 life.


So the idea is it turns your life force into raw power.

Make the legendary Demon Gal'Rok, except you can only cast him by paying life. Don't use Phyrexian Mana. Set it up where he technically has zero mana cost because you pay in blood to bring him out. Kind of like Living End.

Probably should have Protection from Black because Fatal Push exists :/

Saljen on Rat deck

2 months ago

Crypt Ghast would give you some ramp

Hollowborn Barghest isn't a rat, but the ability is quite good with your game plan.

Rackling same with this guy, another Rack but tied to a non-rat creature

Gibbering Descent, Bottomless Pit, Creeping Dread, and Necrogen Mists each give you reliable discard every turn

Oppression, painful quandry, and Geth's Grimoire give you more rewards when someone discards

Syphon Mind, Dark Deal, Smallpox, and Myojin of Night's Reach are all some good discard cards you're missing

Phyrexian Reclamation can let you re-play annoying creatures once people remove them, as well as provide draw for when you're top decking

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a super solid black finisher and can keep you in the game a lot longer

Geier Reach Sanitarium gives you a discard trigger for everyone, and draws everyone another card which you can make them discard again

Attrition lets you use those rat tokens for repeatable removal

These are the cards that are probably under performing in your deck: Bone Splinters, Coercion, Death Stroke, Duress, Kaervek's Hex, Ostracize, Waking Nightmare, Ichor Rats, Typhoid Rats, Simulacrum, Subversion, Ordeal of Erebos,

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