Typhoid Rats

Typhoid Rats

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Creature — Rat

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

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Typhoid Rats Discussion

Epochalyptik on Regeneration Minutiae

2 days ago

1) A creature is destroyed as a state-based action if it has damage marked on it equal to or greater than its toughness. Because creatures deal combat damage simultaneously, Typhoid Rats and Stormbreath Dragon will deal damage to one another, and the regeneration shield will apply during the SBA check, when the creature would normally be destroyed.

2) The ability triggers when damage is dealt to your creature. Arcbond's ability doesn't care at all how much damage is marked on the creature or whether the damage remains on the creature. It only cares about how much damage is dealt to the creature.

philthVader on Regeneration Minutiae

2 days ago

Need a layman's interpretation of regeneration's effects on damage dealt by the regenerating creature. A couple of scenarios:

1: If Typhoid Rats is blocked by Stormbreath Dragon and I respond by casting Boon of Erebos, will the rats still deal damage and destroythe dragon before, The next time [permanent] would be destroyed this turn, instead remove all damage marked on it and tap it. If its an attacking or blocking creature, remove it from combat.(701.12a) takes affect?
2: Say i have a creature get hit with a Wild Slash and I respond with an Arcbond and a Boon of Erebos. Does the targeted creature still deal the 2 damage to all creatures and players? Or does the "remove all damage marked on it" clause negate that?

Gabtuls on Rakdos Is Still A Thing... Isn't It??

2 days ago

Have you thought about running 2 Typhoid Rats and 2 Pharika's Chosen instead of 4 Pharika's Chosen because of the popularity of Bile Blight?

AngryBearTony on Revenge Of The Gods

2 days ago

Hmm. Take what I say with a little grain of salt. However, you are running entirely too many double-mana cards for a tri-color deck, and will never get the colors you need when you need them to really be there. Godsend, Hero's Downfall, Dragon Whisperer, Indulgent Tormentor, and King Macar, the Gold-Cursed will defeat your deck before it's even playable. 17 cards of your 60 have double-mana costs. Only 2 have a triple (Crackling Doom), which is good, and you have a decent spread of double color cards.

I love the deck concept, and on paper it looks really cool, but I don't think it would work too well in a playtest because of all the cards that will cost you out of a game. So my first suggestion, unfortunately, is to think about scaling back those double-mana cards to some degree (maybe even entirely eliminating a color from those cards only, like just Godsend, though that won't entirely solve the problem.

Second, you have no viable one-drop here. Think about what kind of creature you'd want T1 (maybe Zurgo Bellstriker or something simpler like Typhoid Rats). Finally, if you're going to try to run this deck as is, I would think of adding in two more Mana Confluence; with your scrylands and life gain from other sources, the pain from the Confluence shouldn't add up too much to hurt you in the long run. Unless you're up against burn of any sort, and some aggro; then you're dead in the water very quickly without some means of shutting that down, maybe with hand disruption (Thoughtseize, Duress).

firestar157 on Ghetto-rigging a deck for FNM

3 days ago

Butcher of the Horde with bloodsoaked champ and haruspex makes a weird draw engine thing.... So maybe Mardu? Or you could go for mono black devotion with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Typhoid Rats and the like.

kengiczar on Grim Command

3 days ago

I suggest remove 1x Anticipate and all of your Typhoid Rats unless your going to run some discard along with Dig Through Time.

If you put both discard and Dig Through Time in you need to add some more control such as Nullify or Dissolve.

If you don't want to buy Dig Through Time run Pitiless Horde. You will usually dash him. The reasoning is if you're not going to be doing more control with cards to get even more control then you have to out aggro something like or dragon control. Pitiless horde can trade with ojutai after he's gotten his first 5 damage in. Also get some Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver. At least 2x with at least 1x in the main.

Illusory Gains is a wonder, #####Amazing#### card as it can attatch itself to Dragonlord Ojutai and Dragonlord Silumgar even if you originally enchant your own creature. When on the play against them it is some of the most powerful tech ever. What's even better is if you have enough creatures that they can't simply play Foul-Tongue Invocation to remove your own Dragonlord Silumgar because you have so many creatures, your opponent will be forced to remove your entire team before they can play their Dragonlord Silumgar. If they do not you can just beat them in the face. I'm going to be taking this card into my own sideboard, thanks for the sweet idea : ).

Banj0Bard on U/B Control - Rats inside ...

4 days ago

Need some help with a UB control deck. I want to control the game until I can overwhelm the opponent with Rats. A problem i find with the control aspect is it relies on spells like Dissolve, and Essence Scatter. So the timing has to be perfect to counter all the opponents spells. Was wondering if there was anything else i can do to insure control. I am using Bident of Thassa as a draw engine. Also the ability to make my opponents creatures attack me so i can remove them with my Typhoid Rats just in case i am not drawing those Doom Blades. Also Perilous Vault as a back up fail safe to clear the board. But i am not sure how efficient that is gonna turn out to be. The Marrow-Gnawer helps pump up my Pack Rats.

Any comments and suggestions would be much appreciated.

Black/Blue Control Rats

arosen223 on 2015-04-25 update of May the ...

4 days ago

Inquisition of Kozilek isn't that bad actually, price-wise, if you play buying it well enough it could be about 6$.

I love Typhoid Rats it's an incredible card. I would consider putting in a really big finisher for when people top out on their curve, you should too. I realize that Pack Rat gets huge, but maybe throwing in Grave Titan or Massacre Wurm

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