Ichor Rats

Ichor Rats

Creature — Phyrexian Rat

Infect (This creature deals damage to creature in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

When Ichor Rats enters the battlefield, each player gets a poison counter.

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Ichor Rats Discussion

raefgall on Infect & Proliferate

3 months ago

This looks like it could definitely be scary once it gets going. Very dedicated to its theme.

From a general construction sense, it could probably use a few less lands, a bit more ramp and card draw, and a few less cards on the top end (the mana curve leans high).

Some good mana staples that would help and fit the theme: Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Everflowing Chalice, Astral Cornucopia, Solemn Simulacrum, Fertilid, Gyre Sage, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Incubation Druid, Rampant Growth

Since your goal is to get poison counters on ASAP (so that proliferate matters), stuff like Ichor Rats and Plague Stinger would be good additions. Grafted Exoskeleton and Phyresis can make it so some of your other creatures can contribute to the poison damage count. Viridian Corrupter and Relic Putrescence both give you a way to give poison counters while also serving as artifact removal of a sort.

For cards to potentially remove, there are a few that fit the theme, but may be harder to get the benefit from. Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Second Chance don't do too much for you. Door of Destinies doesn't really have a good tribe to name.

There is a sort of sacrifice sub-theme going on that doesn't feel like it fully pans out. The Arcbound creatures are on the expensive side and you don't have a ton of artifact creatures to move the counters onto. Plus, if they hit for regular damage, they're not going to contribute to your infect plan. Throne of Geth and Plaguemaw Beast give repeatable proliferate, but you don't have a ton of things that you want to sacrifice, or ways to get things back from the graveyard to recur them. Martyr for the Cause and Roalesk, Apex Hybrid are only really good if you get exactly Plaguemaw Beast.

Mortlocke on Atraxa Proliferation of Humans

5 months ago

Greetings Odric_Magnusson,

In response to your question of What Creatures would you put in? (that have infect) - based upon your current decklist and design the infect creatures I would recommend need to compliment your deck's +1/+1 counters matter subtheme and should be relatively threatening on their own. Therefore, I suggest:

  • Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon : This one is a bit of a no-brainer next to Hand of the Praetors . It has evasion, built in protection and haste. Skittles is a longtime favorite of mine, and is truly an infect staple in my opinion. This one is at the top of the list, without a doubt.

  • Viral Drake : This creature ties in with your deck's +1/+1 counters matter subtheme by serving as an excellent mana dump for proliferation triggers. On top of having infect, it also has evasion. A great pick in my opinion.

  • Ichor Rats : This creature serves as a means of getting poison counters on players when they have a Pillow Fort strategy online before you could get infect combat damage in. Additionally, it's a great recursion target if you can get multiple triggers of it's ETB effect.

  • Inkmoth Nexus : This is an honorable mention, but this land has served me well over many games. It has built in protection due to being a land and +1/+1 counters do not fall off of it when it stops being a creature. The icing on the cake is that it also has evasion.

That's it for my suggestions. Your list is pretty good, and definitely will make any opponent weary of you during any point in a game. +1 again! lol

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

5 months ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.

Source: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Phyrexian

CommanderNeyo on The Good Dr.

8 months ago

Have you considered Ichor Rats ? It automatically gives every player a poison counter, which you can readily proliferate to death.

RA_HORAKHTE on Plunder the Sickness Part 2: Infectious Boogaloo

9 months ago

Hi again Jagd_Tallgeese,

Forgive me I just remembered two awesome cards for your deck:

Ichor Rats Just abuse them with Meren, sacrifice them again and again to slowly infect everyone. And as you are playing infect, probably your enemies will have more posion counters than you. If not, let everybody at 9. And then attack or proliferate.

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician the father of phyrexia itself, lore win. But not only that: he will give you card draw, removal, sacrifice engine to work with Meren, and in late game, with your opponents already infected, you can just discard and discard cards to proliferate those poisons and kill all of them.

Eckat on THE Praetor

1 year ago

I was moving to my new place.. Finally could unpack cards and get back to tunning this deck :) (Unfortunately thanks to Covid situation here, won't be able to play it anytime soon :()

Drolas , thanks for your comment. The Neoform combo is interesting, I will get the card soon from my friend and will be able to try.

In the meantime, I have removed what is now placed in sideboard and added. Going MOAR creatures.

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kimosabe on THE Praetor

1 year ago

Aside from very minor infect damage, and a few planes-walkers there is no need to proliferate. I highly suggest taking out some counterspells and a few removal spells. Add a lot more infect cards. Why? Because I count 6 ways to deal infect damage in your 100 card deck. Let's pretend your opponent has removal as well, and can deal with 6 threats; fairly easy task is it not? Suggestions: Blackcleave Goblin, Ichor Rats, Phyresis, Spinebiter, Phyrexian Swarmlord There are so many options. I highly suggest you build more ways to win in your deck. Good luck.

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