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Rats, rats and more rats

Commander / EDH Mono-Black Tribal




Creating a rats only deck. Looking for mana ramp cards to get the rats out faster. Issues that I foresee are cards like Persecute , for instance, and board wipes. Need a way to pull cards back from the graveyard or counter these types of spells.

All other suggestions welcomed.



MisterBigBacon says... #1

Artifacts like everflowing chalice and gauntlet of power are inexpensive , and boost mana well.

Crypt Ghast and Nirkana Revenat allow every swamp to tap for an additional black mana as well. I understand theme is the thing here though.

An expedition map could fetch your Coffers for you , and a walking atlas allows you to tap him for an extra land.

A phyrexian arena and a underworld connections would generate some good card draw as well , to cycle to those cards you need.

May 19, 2017 6:57 a.m.

MisterBigBacon says... #2

Also , I suggest Filth. If you run urborg , Filth feels mandatory. He gives everything Swampwalk as long as he's in your graveyard.

May 19, 2017 7:01 a.m.

josh2678 says... #3

Thanks for the recommendations. I've added the cards you suggested to my sideboard, so I can go through later and decide what to switch out.

May 19, 2017 7:59 a.m.

NV_1980 says... #4

Would Ashnod's Altar and/or Hecatomb strike your fancy in this deck? I was thinking that last one would be nice in case your opponent is running tax cards like Ghostly Prison or Propaganda and you have plenty of rats to sac.

May 22, 2017 6:43 a.m.

Rzepkanut says... #5

Got some goodies for you..Citanul Flute, Secret Salvage, Ascendant Evincar, Paragon of Open Graves, Living Death, Victimize, Palace Siege, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and Thornbite Staff goes infinite with your commander I believe. Happy gathering!

May 25, 2017 7:56 a.m.

josh2678 says... #6

NV_1980 do you know if Hecatomb counts when tapping mana also or is it separate?

Rzepkanut you are an evil person and I'm glad someone else understands me.

May 25, 2017 11:14 p.m.

NV_1980 says... #7

Hey josh2678, it's separate. Otherwise it would have said: 'Whenever you tap an untapped Swamp you control' ... ect.

May 26, 2017 6:15 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.91
Tokens 0/0 Germ, 1/1 Rat
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