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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Creature — Rat
This gets +1/+0 for each other Rat you control.
A deck can have any number of cards named Rat Colony.
3 weeks ago
Ah the joys and downfalls of building a typal EDH deck! So many fun cards to choose from, until you have to get your list down to 100- we've all been there!
My suggestions to cut are:
Professional Face-Breaker, Pawn of Ulamog, Nezumi Informant, Nezumi Graverobber Flip, Murderous Rider to name a few. You seem to have a really big treasure subtheme but also a good deal of mana rocks. The treasure subtheme seems strong with this build, especially with cards like Mayhem Devil and Mirkwood Bats- So I would definitely recommend cutting more than a few mana rocks like your signets etc. Honestly, there's quite a few random rat creatures you could cut entirely to make more room for cards like Pack Rat and Rat Colony
1 month ago
From a quick review of the creature's either one of Rat Colony or Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor, Gix's second ability may be good in the late game but in the early game it can be ruinous for me considering the opponent would still have all or most of his or her health and could use it to his or her advantage to find their cheap game-winning combo(s) (if they have one).
3 months ago
I had the same idea, but went with Karu Rat King as my commander and I found it to be a punishingly fast poison/discard deck on a decent budget. Steppen Ratchet if you wanted a peek.
+1 from me
4 months ago
why yes, Memoricide is for a specific card, but also others in case it's not in play, like Dragonlord's Servant, Thunderbreak Regent (especially), Dragon's Hoard, Dragon Tempest, and that one dragon card that has in its text "spread out you idiots!" - (name) last words.
4 months ago
Pulling from my own Rat tribal deck (Modern-ish casual, not EDH):
Karumonix, the Rat King gives you an out against lifegain-heavy decks. I don't recommend going deeper than that with poison (i.e. don't add Ichor Rats or Septic Rats), but Karumonix adds a layer to your attacks and keeps rats coming.
I haven't gotten Ashcoat of the Shadow Swarm yet, but I want to. It looks amazing. If your budget can handle it, I'm recommending it just in theoretical grounds.
I personally am not impressed with Swarm of Rats (Rat Colony is pretty much all-around better) and Pestilence Rats, but they might work better in EDH, where you always have access to a fear-granting effect. How have they worked for you?
Ratcatcher is a free tutor for a rat every turn. Highly recommended.
Memoricide is a little odd, since it can only hit one card that isn't in play. Is this a meta choice? Do you have a specific target for it that you know you'll see?
Unless you see a bunch of Voltron, Battlecruiser, or other decks with one big creature, I would diversify the removal a little bit. You have a lot of single-target creature removal. I'm a big fan of discard, so I'm recommending based on what I like at this point. Cabal Therapist, Mind Slash, and Sadistic Hypnotist turn your rats into hand removal. Feed the Swarm offers enchantment removal with a very evocative name for this deck. Try some of these in place of Cast Down or Ultimate Price or something. Also, Despise isn't great if you're just fishing. If you want a T1 discard effect, Thoughtseize is best, Inquisition of Kozilek and Blackmail are solid, and Dread Fugue is pretty good.
Following up on that, I see a good set of mass removal and graveyard recursion, and Marrow-Gnawer lets you rebuild quickly. This part looks solid.
6 months ago
This is a really solid rat tribal deck! Don't get distracted like Volrath ("If there is such a thing as too much power, I have not discovered it." - Dark Ritual)
You have 7 non rat creatures... I think you could afford to make 3 cuts:
Gray Merchant of Asphodel is just good stuff. Does nothing for this strategy.
6 months ago
Ooooooo I like that interaction a lot! Thank you for the head's up! I'll definitely start thinking of a cut for Mortuary!
Expedition Map is a good inclusion in almost any EDH deck, so I definitely respect the suggestion. I just don't know what I'd drop for it. I'm finding it hard not to include crazy stuff like Piper of the Swarm to fit the rat tribal theme or just run the Sanguine Bond/Exquisite Blood combo (or honestly, more Rat Colony). Making cuts when it comes to mono-black is rough because there's so many good staples. Dx lol