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Hi man! i'm trying to do a rats deck too.My 2 cent: Gnat Miser is useless. At this point is better Drainpipe Vermin , that form a good combo with Cry of Contrition .U must insert Typhoid Rats , and u have a great 1 cc drop that easily would not be blocked->ninjutsu, yay!Than, u are really heavy in discards cards. So why not Liliana's Caress ? Or, for a good use of the discards cards in late game, Rat Pack.
First things first: Your eldrazi. If you're running Eldrazi, you want MASSIVE eldrazi. Creatures like Ulamog's Crusher or nothing compared to Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre itself. Pathrazer of Ulamog trembles at the sight of lord Kozilek, Butcher of Truth . And most of all, why just settle with the Hand of Emrakul ? Emrakul doesn't even have hands! Go with the master of the eldrazi, the mythical creature of utter annihilation: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn . He truly breaks the format, the reason for my name. (I have a deck revolving around him, but it's still a work in progress.) Phyrexian Obliterator is the God of Black, Erebos ain't got shit. Proxy 4: Pull out the Curses of Wizardry, they are simply too much mana for too little of an effect. Also out with the Disentomb s. With Eldrazi Titans in here, you'll be shuffling your entire graveyard back into your library when (IF) they die. All of the disentombs can go. Which leaves you room for two Vampire Nighthawk s. I swear, right now my Emrakul deck is Golgari, but maybe the only reason I cling on with black is because of Maelstrom Pulse and nighthawk. Just so good. But we want 4 of them. So pull out the Reassembling Skeleton s. Sure they come back, but it's not really worth 2 mana for a 1/1. Pull out all the Induce Despair s for Victim of Night s. 2 mana, you don't have to reveal a creature, and works even if you don't have an eldrazi in hand. Take out the Perish the Thought s for 4 Thoughtseize , they're much better. To make room, pull out one of the Death Cultist s. They aren't much help. In fact, pull out the other too for a single Typhoid Rats . 1/1 Deathtouch pisses alot of people off. Pull out the trackers for 2 more Quicksilver Amulet and a single Gary. In casual, it's fine. Cheap creatures aren't THAT necessary. You can also cut down on some removal, especially removal that costs 5 mana and can't hit other black decks: Out with the Corpsehatch es. They do give you baby eldrazi, but we have 4 Dark Ritual and a Quicksilver Amulet , we don't need much more ramp. They can be swapped for 2 Temporal Extortion . They're just... SO GOOD. Dread Drone has 1 toughness for 5 mana. It dies to removal too easy, Pull them out for two more Temporal Extortion s.
As for rats, I'll have to come back with a list. But Swarm of Rats and the ninjitsu rats, Typhoid Rats etc. If you only use a ton of Relentless Rats it's easy for people to exile them all from your deck.
I might go for some more Kaalia's - four in total, then get some card draw and/or scry spells, and trade some of the lesser non-demon/dragon/angel cards (like the Abyssal Gatekeeper , Boros Recruit , and Typhoid Rats )for more dragons, demons, and/or angels. That way, the purpose of the deck really becomes "Get an Kaalia out ASAP, and use her to spam all the things."
I have also thought of Diregraf Ghoul but I am unsure.
I would rather have the hand control since Diregraf Ghoul get's blown up by anything essentially.
|Power / Toughness||1/1|
|Avg. draft pick||6.53|
|Avg. cube pick||9.80|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|