Typhoid Rats


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

Valengeta on Black + Red Low Mana Cost

4 days ago

Typhoid Rats, Gifted Aetherborn, Monastery Swiftspear, Ornithopter are just some examples of better 0-2 drops you can add to your deck, in multiple copies preferably, and within the price range you want

Illusificate on Subtractions

2 weeks ago

Sorry, not Typhoid Rats, I meant Festering Newt.

Illusificate on Subtractions

2 weeks ago

Maybe consider Dead Weight, Typhoid Rats and Tragic Slip

447xpro on T2 Pauper Black Exalted Regenerate

2 weeks ago

More thoughts:

Also Bojuka Bogs for graveyard hate, Barren Moors for long game where you don't need gas.

You're in black and not playing Duress...?

I'd play Unearths instead of Gravepurge

In this kind of voltron-ish build Gaze of Pain could be good...??

The curve is really high. Take out Essence Drain - it's way to much mana for too little of an effect. Same for Liliana's Shade and Bloodhunter Bat

Typhoid Rats in the sideboard for creature based matchups

Vault Skirge ??

Jopling on (mostly) Rat Tribal vs 450 Million Europeans

4 weeks ago

I'm a pretty big fan of tribal decks, and this seems like a ton of fun. I would recommend focussing your cards more though. For example, Pack Rat seems like one of the major players in this deck, I would definitely suggest bumping it up to 4 copies. Instead of spreading yourself thin, you should pick the best rats and run 4 of (most of) them. Typhoid Rats is another one I think should definitely be a 4 of.

I know they cost alot of mana, I think Marrow-Gnawer and Thornbite Staff should be bumped up to 2. Youu have alot of mana ramp, so that shouldn't be too much of a problem. But if it is, you could always run a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or two.

Also, no, this deck is not Modern legal, but I think it works better as a Casual deck. Too many of the key cards would have to removed for Modern play, I don't think the deck would be at all viable in Modern.

+1 from me though!

5D_Phantom on UB-Hand of Desecration

1 month ago

I'm thinking about replacing Ruin Rat with Typhoid Rats. Typhoid Rats doesn't have the secondary graveyard ability, but it's 1 less mana, and if I really need graveyard removal I can just sideboard in Tormod's Crypt. Thoughts?

Pygmyrhino990 on Death strike

1 month ago

I have a rather alright first strike deathtouch deck, What I see you're missing is odrich lunarch marshal and Glissa, the Traitor. Typhoid Rats works wonders as does Pharika's Chosen. Otherwise Glissa is a must have

xyr0s on Rakdos's Mad Skills

1 month ago

So many no-no's.

Typhoid Rats is not really a modern card. If it is, then its role is to dissuade attacking, not to attack for 1 damage on turn 2. That makes it a kind of control card.

Piles of 4 cmc creatures: a couple of them, perhaps, if you don't mind being more midrange than aggro. In a deck with 20 lands, you average is to hit the first 3 land drops, then skip a turn, and have your 4th land on turn 5. On top, you have 4 lands that come into play tapped, meaning that you are even further behind. Removal is pretty good in modern, so you can expect something like Fanatic of Mogis to work poorly.

Madcap Skills. Out, all of them. Your creatures in general suffer from low toughness and a lack of protection. Trying to put an aura on them is just letting your opponent 2-for-1 you without getting anything in return.

No Lightning Bolts. Yes, it's a boring card, played by every deck that has the least bit of red mana in modern. That's because it's a very good card. It can handle early creatures, or go to the face - pretty good for an instant at 1 mana, huh?

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