Decided I needed an aggro deck and liked the feel of rats. They meshed nicely with discard so I threw this deck together the best I could.

Go for the Throat , Tyrant's Choice , and Throat Slitter add some removal, Quest for the Nihil Stone as well as Liliana's Caress and Shrieking Affliction deal damage as the rat horde builds, keeping the opponents' hand empty.

I also added Sign in Blood as a boost to my own hand, or as a six damage for 4 mana attack when used with Drainpipe Vermin, Nezumi Bone-Reader, and Liliana's Caress. Options!

Finally, what discard deck would be complete without Waste Not?

I'll admit I've never had an aggro deck before so any suggestions on how to make this faster and meaner would be welcome!



Liimpan says... #1

I don't really have any specific recommendations, but check out my deck Do You Like Your Hand? Too Bad, it's a mono black discard with Pack Rat and you can possibly get some inspiration and ideas from it! This deck seems really fun though and I'm contemplating buying it... :-)

October 14, 2015 3:43 p.m.

picardrulez says... #2

I built a rat deck a few weeks ago for Modern Mondays at my local shop: Ratz off 2 ya

I'd definitely look into some Swarmyard and Immortal Servitude

October 16, 2015 11:20 p.m.

smashbruddas says... #3

Thanks for the suggestions. I have been looking to add Swarmyard, but I'm trying to keep this deck on the cheaper side. Any ideas what Immortal Servitude should replace? I like the idea of having a rat bomb.

October 17, 2015 4:29 p.m.

picardrulez says... #4

Maybe Tyrants Choice and Throat Slitter, though I can't say for sure without play testing a bit. I chose my rats around using Immortal Servitude though and tried to keep my rat costs to 1 or 2 cmc (which also meant using a full playset of pack rats). If the discard mechanics end up too clunky or just not working out too well, it might be worth it to drop it and replace it with a full packrat set and more 1 or 2 cmc rat cards. Gnat Miser has been working well for my in early game and then adding some locust misers later in the game (along with nezumi bone reader) can help ensure that your opponent doesn't even get a hand.

October 18, 2015 10:37 a.m.

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+19 Swamp main
-2 Quest for the Nihil Stone main
+4 Stronghold Rats main
+3 Rotting Rats main
-2 Waste Not main
-3 Rotting Rats main
+3 Duress main
-3 Duress main
+2 Waste Not main
-2 Tyrant's Choice main
+2 Tyrant's Choice main
+2 Quest for the Nihil Stone main
-3 Mind Rot main
-19 Swamp main
-4 Stronghold Rats main
+3 Mind Rot main