Chittering Rats

Chittering Rats

Creature — Rat

When Chittering Rats enters the battlefield, target opponent puts a card from his or her hand on top of his or her library.

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Set Rarity
Darksteel (DST) Common

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Chittering Rats Discussion

jwong14 on Mono Black Midrange Recursion (Budget Friendly)

2 months ago

Yeah, this deck is looking pretty solid! I think the only problem with it is that most of the control decks have more sorcerys/instants, mainly for reacting to your opponents creatures, and then a win con like Desecration Demon is going to be vital. I would consider playing more removel and boardwipes, and getting rid of cards like Chittering Rats

Ppniello on Syr Konrad's Dungeon

1 year ago

What do you think about Lens of Clarity for extra top deck manipulation? Also Chittering Rats and Dukhara Scavenger could be good.

sc4rr4 on Davriel's Torture Chamber

1 year ago


Also I would cut Chittering Rats for something like Arterial Flow , Cackling Fiend , or even Caligo Skin-Witch . Heck, even Cunning Lethemancer is better - I would rather affect all opponents than just one, and putting a card back on top is just not satisfying for me. Your call though!

I have a special place in my heart for cards like Capital Punishment and Delirium Skeins but they are more conditional.

tumamaenmondongo on Orzhov Reanimator

1 year ago

Altoman, your suggestions are valid and I appreciate them, but I believe you're not seeing a couple aspects of the deck I would like to discuss with you. First this is not intended to be a Turbo/all in version but rather a more resilient/slow version than typical RB strategies. Hence the lack of Dragon Breath, Stinkweed could join the list though, since it's still a nice recurrable blocker with enough power to fuel your gy all by himself (actually with a little help from symmetrical discard).
Putrid imp doesn't seem powerful nor resilient and depending on threshold is tricky. I'd rather play Vampire Hounds if I wanted something like that.

Predatory nightstalker is mainly there as an edict effect on a body, which can counter exhume's downside by himself. But I do believe 4 might be too many, and I probably can cut at least two of them. I consider him to be something like Phyrexian Rager or Chittering Rats , this is to say, a valuable and recurrable effect which happens to have a body which can block or even get some damage through, rather than focusing on his stats.

And finally, of the 14 big guys I'm playing many of them have cycling which is relevant to get them to the gy and get your reanimation spells to your hand. Notice there isn't another way to draw cards on the deck like Night's Whisper . The reason is taking full advantage/value of the cycling package, including Horror of the Broken Lands . So you cycle, get another card, reanimate the guy you cycled and pump HOTBL on an ideal scenario.

Grubbernaut on Dimir Flicker Control (Paper Pauper)

1 year ago

Chittering Rats is definitely the better card over Burglar, especially getting flickered.

BelugaWhale217 on In the Hands of the Fates [PRIMER]

1 year ago

You said you needed to cut some cards, so here are my suggestions.

- Chittering Rats ; I get that you can flicker it, but that effect doesn't do enough to keep it.

- Royal Assassin ; I feel as if a creatures threat goes beyond its ability to turn sideways.

- Palace Jailer ; Sure you're removing something, but the opponent whose thing you just exiled will just attack you, get their thing back, plus get the monarch. Even if they don't someone else will because they want to draw cards.

-The last one is your choice, but I would get rid of a basic land because you have a good amount of lands and mana rocks already.

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