Creature — Rat
: Crypt Rats deals X damage to each creature and each player. Spend only black mana on X.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Crypt Rats occurrence in decks from the last year
Crypt Rats Discussion
1 week ago
Unfortunately CaptainToll, Scythe of the Wretched is just not quite old enough for me to include in this deck. Mirrodin was the first non-core set to use the first iteration of the modern border style. It's kind of a weird limitation but I'm only using the old-borders found in sets from Scourge back.
I love Crypt Rats though - I might have to see if I can room for it!
2 weeks ago
2 months ago
Pauper EDH is always interesting, though I'm not GOOD at it haha. To me, the lowest priorities here seem to be Vault Skirge, Fleetfeather Sandals, and Lumithread Field -- they all seem like the lowest impact spells you have here.
2 months ago
I have liked Funeral Charm so much that it has gone from SB to 2 in MB to 4. It never feels like a dead card. Knock out a fairy or elf, make them discard in their draw step, or give your angler swampwalk. I liked FC and Liliana's Specter so much, I've dropped Wrench Minds to 1 in my discard deck. LP trades with most flying stuff you run into, so you generally get a 2-for-1 with it. Kinda want to bump to four but will keep at three for now. Might drop Oubliette to 2 MB, 1 SB but not sure what I want to bring in for it. Maybe 1 Crypt Rats.
5 months ago
Thanks for the comment. I do appreciate the feedback. Before I started posting changes in the description I had run many of those cards you suggested and they were "meh" at best. Although I should probably run Fleshbag Marauder over Slum Reaper to keep costs down a little bit. I think I'll make this change to my paper deck and try it before I change it here.
I had thought about Mesmeric Fiend in the past. But I could never convince myself that it was better than some of the other creature choices I had. I'll re-visit that idea. I wanted to keep the emphasis more on board state disruption over hand disruption. I felt that if I was including hand disruption I would need to go all in and that would greatly reduce the idea of it being a creature deck that utilizes sacrificing my creatures as a key means of gaining benefit. (What I just said may seem a bit contradictory but most of the other hand disruption spells are simply spells and not creatures like Fiend). So yes the Fiend is a crit that I can sacrifice but if I'm going the way of hand disruption I would then have to include a lot more of those other spells and possibly have to remove other more important cards to fit hand disruption in those spots.
I like Death Denied over unearth as it nets me more of a return. When I'm able to return 4-5 creatures rather than just one, and a very situational (1) creature at that. I would prefer to be able to choose any creature in my graveyard.
I run Pestilence over Crypt Rats. There is a lot of creature destruction in the meta and a lot less enchantment removal. This is the only reason I run it over the Rats. I play Rats in other decks and it seems to be bolt bait more often than not. Yes, it's easier to get the rats back over the Pestilence but normally I only need to use it once to get myself out of a pickle. It is a solid card and to be honest should probably be in here over Pestilence and is most likely the "better" choice. I can be stubborn sometimes when it comes to being comfortable with how a deck runs. You know the old saying. "If it ain't broke don't fix it".
Feel free to post any more ideas you may have. I love to get opinions from other players.
5 months ago
btw you could replace Slum Reaper for Fleshbag Marauder. Tortured Existence goes incredibly well with Grave Scrabbler and other dredge/madness cards, along with delve cards like Gurmag Angler/Sultai Scavenger.
you could include Mesmeric Fiend for the same reason you got Faceless Butcher, a great removal for black is Snuff Out being free and all, same goes for Hymn to Tourach and Sinkhole but they might be banned in your play group. Unearth/Crypt Rats are grate cards aswell.
theres probably more but idk what to say so yeah good luck
6 months ago
multimedia those are some good suggestions. I like alot of them. I really like what you said about chainer. Coveted Prize is cool but getting a full party is Christmas land. It's not gonna happen. I also really like robber of the rich. I may find room for alot of these.
seshiro_of_the_orochi I really live demons. Also being able to destroy all creatures at a touch of a button is great but I dont want to wipe out my creatures too. There will be no Crypt Rats, Fire Ants or Pestilence Demon's in this deck.