Creature — Rat
Whenever Diseased Vermin deals combat damage to a player, put an infection counter on it.
At the beginning of your upkeep, Diseased Vermin deals X damage to target opponent previously dealt damage by it, where X is the number of infection counters on it.
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Diseased Vermin Discussion
8 months ago
Engineered Plague, Contagion Engine, Contagion Clasp, Dakmor Plague, Desecration Plague, Endemic Plague, Tim Curry, Kelsien, the Plague, Necrotic Plague, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Plaguebearer, Plague Beetle, Plague Belcher, Plaguecrafter, Plague Dogs, Plagued Rusalka, Plague Engineer, Plague Fiend, Plague Mare, Plaguemaw Beast, Plague Myr, Plague of Vermin, Plague Rats, Plague Reaver, Plague Sliver, Plague Spitter, Plague Spores, Plague Stinger, Plague Wight, Plague Wind, Plague Witch, Spreading Plague, Swallowing Plague, Traveling Plague, Undercity Plague, Virulent Plague, Disease Carriers, Diseased Vermin, Exotic Disease, Quag Sickness, Spread the Sickness, Illness in the Ranks.
There, that should just about cover it.
1 year ago
Obvious flavor aside, Crypt Rats seems like a bit of a non-bo with most of your deck, given its critical mass of fragile weenies. I'd probably expect it to set you back further than it would your opponents on average. How about Disease Carriers, my personal recommendation, or even Diseased Vermin as potential replacements?
1 year ago
Really fun build, and deliciously quirky!
A few serious card suggestions:
And a few fun card suggestions:
2 years ago
Okay I'll be honest, I haven't looked too in depth because it's past my bedtime but I'm keeping myself awake with deck scrolling, BUT when I see rat tribal I have to check it out.
Just off the cuff, Diseased Vermin (old card, I would not blame you for not knowing it or understanding that block of text) but with your commander giving him intimidate, all you have to do is swing at a nonblack playing player and get a hit. Keep in mind it doesn't say poison counter (FROM infect) it's an INFECT counter that's totally different. Get some cheap shots in with cheap intimation tricks and then you just watch their life tick away every upkeep.
Second, Swarmyard probably to protect the big baddies like marrow or ink eyes.
Again, haven't gone through your entire deck but it looks really cool so far! Kind of a combination of a tax deck I have and my rat deck! Very cool and flavorful!
2 years ago
You're off to a decent start, I'd say. Your curve looks good, though you're mana base is a bit weak at the moment (you should be running about 40 land for consistency). Some commentary as I took notes:
Heliod, God of the Sun doesn't seem to fit with the overall theme of the deck. You'd be better off with a card that will give you lifelink creatures or something, to help offset the life-loss from your various effects. Whip of Erebos would be my pick for this deck.
Blood Tribute is going to want more vampires, which are kind of slim in your deck at the moment.
Brainspoil is...poor removal. I would remove it. Killing Wave , on the other hand, is a good choice for sweep, and Remorseless Punishment and Temporal Extortion are nice. I like Near-Death Experience as an alternate win-con, but Path of Bravery is going to hamper that, especially since you don't appear to have super-consistent lifegain.
You have...two? infect cards. I would remove them since infect is really an alternate win-con that you aren't geared toward. Diseased Vermin might make for an alternate rat if you must have a rat, especially if you can give it evasion somehow, and it works with lifelink. It's not a strong pick for the deck, though.
Seekers' Squire doesn't really seem to fit any of your themes.
Ones that work somewhat with the life drain: Defiant Bloodlord , Retreat to Hagra , Thrull Parasite , Bontu's Monument , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Underworld Coinsmith (this would be a reason to keep Heliod, actually), Zulaport Cutthroat , and maybe Vizkopa Confessor
Others that pay life or give you life somehow: Arguel's Blood Fast Flip, Chainer, Dementia Master , Cruel Sadist , Phyrexian Reclamation , Vona, Butcher of Magan , and Elenda, the Dusk Rose (for working with your creatures dying).
All of this, of course, is subject to what you're willing to buy, and you don't have to listen to anything I say. It's your deck, after all.
3 years ago
I'd also highly recommend some more non-basics like Lake of the Dead, Wasteland, Strip Mine, Peat Bog, Barren Moor, Everglades, Bojuka Bog, Volrath's Stronghold, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, and Cabal Coffers.
4 years ago
Awesome! With the coise of tribe, you've ventured straight into Favourite Tow, population: me :D
I'd consider the following, for reasons;
Ogre Slumlord: tokens and deahtouch galore!
Diseased Vermin: if you can get through with it just a few times, the opponent is on a clock!
Typhoid Rats: good early blocking, or for pushing ninjutsu through.
Stay frosty, dude!
4 years ago
It's a tad expensive, but trust you me: Diseased Vermin is Soooo much fun! Also: If you go with marrow-gnawer he needs a queen: Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni is beautiful and all that deathtouch is gonna have her ninjutsu be a near sure-hit. If you feel like it, I have a rat deck - that I'm mighty proud of - that you could steal a gander at: Death comes gnawing may the Force be with you :)