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Typhoid Rats Discussion
11 hours ago
Apologies for not getting back to the three of you above. Agreed that Ruthless Ripper is strictly better than Typhoid Rats. 4x Sign in Blood is overkill, though the flavor is undeniably fun; I've adjusted to 2x because winning in fun too. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled was a pipe dream that is also out. Removal is entering Mainboard. Mardu Shadowspear never worked the way I wanted him to, which is why I'm using Ruthless Ripper instead. I think I'm going to try this week with a lower curve, not using Sidisi, Undead Vizier this time. I'll update later with the results.
12 hours ago
OK, I played this deck against my Monothopters. I'll give you my thoughts based on that.
You need more 1 drop and 2 drop Creatures. I was waiting for Creatures I could really do stuff with, and that didn't happen until the 4th Turn.
Although that wouldn't stop my early fliers. You'd need something like Fetid Imp.
Your deck needs a bit of speed. As such, I would get rid of all the dual lands that come in tapped, or only run the four Temple of Malice and get rid of all the other dual lands. I know that feels counter-intuitive, but it's the setup both my partner and I used for our DTK R/B decks and it worked.
If you are constantly getting mana screwed you need more lands.
Those are my initial suggestions. Tweak things a bit and see how you go.
12 hours ago
pillarofcats, I hadn't realized how many sorcery's there actually were, and I think you are right. I need to find either something 1 or 2 cost that is a decent blocker, or some kind of instant that compliments the deck. I tried Bloodsoaked Champion, and he turned out to be pretty useless, aside from a ping here or there, maybe Typhoid Rats as someone suggested. Adding more cheap creatures will help activate Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip as well. You are now the second person to suggest Soul of Innistrad, so I think I'll try him out instead of Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, looking at his ability more than him being a 6/6, bringing back Gray Merchant of Asphodel. Thanks for the suggestions!
2 days ago
Just had another thought.
3 days ago
3 days ago
I, too, was going to recommend Ruthless Ripper as strictly better than the rats. Definitely think Ob Nixilis, Unshackled is lackluster at best. What about Sidisi, Undead Vizier for top-end support as she's got relevant stats and has good Exploit targets in Bloodsoaked Champion and Despoiler of Souls for the tutor.
Not running any mainboard removal is a mistake, imo, and 4 Sign in Blood is too much. Whip is cool, but you don't have any etb/ltb effects you're abusing, and you only have 2 big beaters (Titan and Master). I'd look at trying something like this:
3 days ago
I disagree. Ruthless Ripper is not what you want to be doing here. You wouldn't play Typhoid Rats in this deck, which this card will be 75% of the time. At very best, its a Typhoid Rats stapled to a one-shot Bump in the Night which isn't great here either. The great thing about Servant of the Scale is that he can come down early and advance your game plan right away, but he also scales amazingly well with the Hardened Scales into the late game, where he can end up as an enormous undercosted creature for 1 (a 2/2 for 1 mana is already a good deal with a single Hardened Scales out, and anything bigger than that is just amazing), and puts even more counters on a creature if he is dealt with. Pseudo-modular is pretty powerful in this deck, as you ramp up your counters both when he enters and when he dies. Heir of the Wilds is ok, but I think you'd end up getting a lot more value out the Servant of the Scales
I'd cut at the Ainok Bond-Kin and probably move the Abzan Battle Priest to the sideboard for the burn/hyper aggro matchup for at least 2x Servant of the Scale, though I think 4x would probably be ideal.
|Power / Toughness||1/1|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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