Ravenous Rats

Ravenous Rats

Creature — Rat

When Ravenous Rats enters the battlefield, target opponent discards a card.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Invasion (INV) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Uncommon
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Common
Portal Second Age (P02) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal

Ravenous Rats Discussion

Epicurus on Rat attack

3 months ago

Good theme. A few suggestions...

  • You're not utilizing Rat Colony's capability to have more than 4 in the deck. Since you're foregoing extra copies of it, I'd say you should use Pack Rat instead.

  • Rotting Rats is exactly the same card as Burglar Rat, but with Unearth. Yes it makes you discard as well, but still I think worth it.

  • Nezumi Bone-Reader gives you a reusable, activated effect that turns all of your rats into Drainpipe Vermin; much easier to control.

  • I don't see how Gnat Miser is doing you much good in this deck, unless you're playing it on turn one. Even then, it loses potency quickly. I'd replace it with either Ravenous Rats or Rancid Rats, or maybe 2 of each.

I certainly do believe that you have a fully functional deck here. Essentially it's a tribal rat aggro discard deck. Low mana curve, plenty of discard. Play around with my suggestions and see how it feels.

DragonOfTheWest on Ability challenge

4 months ago
Some creature cards like Ravenous Rats represent a group of creatures. "Split" makes me think of such a group separating into individuals.
Split — [cost], Sacrifice this creature: Create N p/t [type] creature tokens with [abilities].
Pack of Wolves 

Creature — Wolf

Split, Sacrifice ~: Create three 2/2 green Wolf creature tokens.

3/3


Advance Battalion 

Creature — Human Soldier

Vigilance

Split, Sacrifice ~: Create two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens with first strike.

2/4


Tressa, Soul Thief 

Legendary Creature — Human Warlock

Deathtouch

Whenever another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on ~.

Split — Sacrifice ~: Create a 1/1 white spirit creature token with flying for each +1/+1 counter on ~.

4/4

maxon on No "Rats" hub

7 months ago

Rat player here. Agree no hub needed. No real support as mentioned. Assuming the benefit of a hub would be to find rat focused decks you can simply search Relentless Rats and Rat Colony for swarm focused rat decks, OR Burglar Rat and Ravenous Rats for discard focused rat decks.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Oh, I missed my first one in the chain:

Undead Rat

Creature - Zombie Rat

When Undead Rat enters the battlefield or dies, target player discards a card.

: Return Undead Rat from your graveyard to your hand. Activate this ability only during your upkeep and only if an opponent has no cards in hand.

"Rats understand the pragmatism it takes to survive. And are conniving enough to always succeed" -Liliana Vess

1/1


I mean, four cards are every similar: Rotting Rats the most, Burglar Rat , Dirty Rat , and Ravenous Rats

MountainMan817 on One-shot rats

1 year ago

I think Pack Rat is strictly better than Rat Colony ; I would also take out Defiant Strike for something like Sign in Blood or Sheltering Light . You are very susceptible to board wipes so maybe Dash Hopes to keep opponents honest. I would also consider Throat Slitter , Swarmyard , and Ravenous Rats .

+1, keep it up! Let me know if you want any more insight

MontaukMonster on Mind Trick

1 year ago

Draw 1 for 1 mana... like Opt is not super broken.

The card token is just that: a token that acts like a card in your hand. It doesn't do anything. It has no abilities. There's no type or mana cost or anything.

What it 'does' I make you appear to have four 'cards' in your hand instead of three. You can discard it to Ravenous Rats , Merfolk Looter or whatever. It boosts toys like Ivory Tower or Library of Alexandria or something to that effect. If it's the only thing if your library you can draw it and not die. A card token has no intrinsic use, but it can be used by effects that use 'cards' in your hand. That's all.

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