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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Chittering Rats Discussion

Balaam__ on Exham Priory

1 month ago

@GrimlockVIII thanks for the input! I’m still very new to Pauper, so I’m quite unfamiliar with all the tricks and top decks/combos. Only I prefer to build stuff myself first without looking at what everyone else has done.

I went mono back with this first foray into Pauper, but I stumbled upon the same basic ideas you’ve presented with my sideboard, only in white. Ephemerate and Cloudshift accomplish much the same as Ghostly Flicker, and I already have the Chittering Rats in place. I suppose blue is the more logical color to pair with black though. If I ever decide to tune this for competitive play, I’ll definitely take a look at some of those decks. Thanks for the suggestions!

GrimlockVIII on Exham Priory

1 month ago

Yo, Balaam__ I heard of this Pauper Rat control variant that combined Archaeomancer, Ghostly Flicker, and Chittering Rats

Shit was quite disgusting. You should look into it.

MrMortifex145 on Mono Black Control - 2021

9 months ago

Apollo_Paladin yeah those cards are cool, however I think that to make them really work you'd need something to get even more value out of two-for-one-ing yourself. Many mbc list with Village Rites usually have a bunch of Unearth so you can for example sac Chittering Rats and draw two cards, Unearth for a second etb and cast Bone Picker, so for three mana you draw two cards, make your opponent skip their draw step and get a 3/2 deathtouch. My version is much more close to the kill everything mbc with Bone Picker to give it much more pressure, since I'm never triggering Bone Picker with my creatures because I have a ton of removal. If you want to go to the aristocrats kind of strategy that's cool, just that to make that work you'll need to take out cards, like removal. For the same reason Sign in Blood is a much better draw for my deck, because the damage you take is damage that the opponent didn't inflict because you probably killed the creature that would have attacked you, you can use it as a Shock to face so if you top deck it it's never really a dead card and with Gray Merchant of Asphodel I'm gaining a ton of life. Night's Whisper is a worse Sign in Blood, but I switched it in because some times I wanted two cards instead of a second Thorn of the Black Rose, of which I have two extra in the sideboard because Fall form Favor will make our life miserable against tron lol. Honestly I don't see Bone Splinters to be any good in pauper: it is card disadvantage, there aren't creatures that can survive Cast Down and very little Defile, and it is sorcery speed which is not great. However there are most likely lists that make it work, maybe a dredge deck can be cool. Thanks for the suggestions, I'm glad you like the deck, make mbc competitive again!:)

jwong14 on Mono Black Control (Budget Friendly)

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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.

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