Ratadrabik of Urborg

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Ratadrabik of Urborg

Legendary Creature — Zombie Wizard

Vigilance, ward (Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter it unless that player pays )

Other Zombies you control have vigilance.

Whenever another legendary creature you control dies, create a token that's a copy of that creature, except it's not legendary and it's a 2/2 black Zombie in addition to its other colours and types.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 months ago

kirbysan Mondrak is very versatile as a creature, but I think I agree with you it doesn't do enough for us as is. We focus more on death triggers than token generation, so it doesn't get as much value in our deck as it would a pure token deck. It also conflicts with Teysa as a 4-drop engine-support card. The sac outlet is nice, but having to sac 2 creatures each time and costing 1 mana makes it sorta awkward. It's a great blocker which is nice, and I wouldn't blame anyone for playing it, but it's not efficient enough.

If you're getting color screwed with the new mana base, that's unfortunate, but even with a perfect mana base you'll be color screwed, flooded, or mana screwed sometimes. Because it takes so long to play EDH games, and everyone's meta is different, getting good experimental data is hard. Sample size is always low, so finding the best strategy relies on theoretical stats. You getting mana screwed right after changing the mana base probably may feel like a strong correlation, but it's still anecdotal and probably a coincidence. I'm yet to be mana screwed and have found the new mana base strong given that it counters a lot of strong cards in the meta, but that's also anecdotal. In theory, this amount of dual lands should be good enough to make sure we aren't color screwed a significant amount of the time. That being said, if your meta isn't playing the counter cards much and you have the fetchlands lying around, or if you like playing fetchlands, play them. It's not a huge difference in the functionality of the deck.

jelwell Weatherlight Compleated is definitely at its best on turn 2, but that also has an opportunity cost of not developing a ramp piece or fodder creature. It takes so long to get online without Teysa that I'm pretty pessimistic about it at this point. If you have a Bolas's Citadel on board, you're really ahead anyway.

I'm not a fan of Transmogrant's Crown since we already have many Skullclamp tutors, and it's much worse than clamp. If I wanted another clamp I'd play Steelshaper's Gift before this one. But if someone is making a budget Teysa list and doesn't have many tutors, crown might be good there.

I still don't know what to do with Sanguinary Priest. If he were 3 mana, he'd be a slam dunk, but 4 is competing with Grave Pact and the likes. Being able to control the board with this much precision could be powerful, but I'm still considering it.

kirbysanjelwell I'm more disappointed in the new dominus than I thought. I was hoping it'd have the same sac-indestructible ability as Mondrak. Not only do we not get a sac outlet, but the indestructible counter is pretty hard to get early on and might hurt us. At 5 mana, he's just a weaker Teysa in our 99, which stacks worse than Luminous Broodmoth. We can't afford to play too many clones of Teysa in the 99 anyway since they're expensive and clog our hand. If we have Teysa out alongside some death triggers, we're already super ahead. Much like Ratadrabik of Urborg, this card is overkill when ahead and super bad when behind.

kirbysan on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 months ago

Masterful & jelwell New card spoiled: Drivnod, Dominus of the Massacre

If a creature dying causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers one more time. {b/p}{b/p}, exile three creature cards from your graveyard: Put an indestructible counter on ~

Not sure how many death doublers we need but it requires far less setup than Ratadrabik of Urborg and could accelerate our gameplan much faster than before?

Crow-Umbra on Isshin, Two Heavens As One - Eiganjo Uprising v1.0

3 months ago

No worries KBK7101. Any time people write Primers I try to check them out for additional context.

I haven't play tested either of those cards for Isshin, but I have for a Ratadrabik of Urborg deck I was brewing. I'd say test out Kaya first, since she isn't too expensive to pick up. She has the death touch anthem, which is cool.

If you feel like your token production is lacking, I'd try at least Kaya first. Sometimes one explosive turn is all you need.

Crow-Umbra on Shanid Zzzzz

3 months ago

No prob! Legendaries Matter is a fun flavor of Mardu with plenty of options to choose from. If you want some more Haste, Fervor is another helpful option, along with the classics like Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves.

Lastly, I think you could probably swap Josu Vess, Lich Knight, as it's pretty mana intensive to get its benefit with Kicker. Ratadrabik of Urborg could be a fun on-theme swap, or maybe even Tori D'Avenant, Fury Rider if you want a bit more Aggro.

_Delta_ on Rakdos Mishra meld

4 months ago

This could be fun, and my thoughts drifted to Mishra + Isshin, Two Heavens as One but that puts you into Mardu. I saw this one list in fact where they did this but with a Mardu legends matter theme with cards like Ratadrabik of Urborg, Adeline, Resplendent Cathar.

Tenacious Underdog, Squee, Dubious Monarch, and No One Left Behind all are I believe perhaps considering if you're discarding cards to the graveyard off of Phyrexian Dragon Engine  Meld.

Neotrup on Myrkul and Ratadrabik interaction

5 months ago

Ratadrabik of Urborg neither removes the card from the graveyard nor cares if it's still there. Either way you stack the triggers will result in getting both tokens, unless another effect not listed here removes the card from the graveyard, at which point you'll only get the Zombie.

skootchtheclock12 on Myrkul and Ratadrabik interaction

5 months ago

If I control both Myrkul, Lord of Bones and Ratadrabik of Urborg when a nontoken legendary creature I control dies, can I stack the triggers to get both a creature token and an enchantment token?

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