Creature — Rat
Relentless Rats gets +1/+1 for each other creature on the battlefield named Relentless Rats.
A deck can have any number of cards named Relentless Rats.
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Relentless Rats Discussion
1 month ago
I'm always interested to see the different directions Jodah decks take! But there are a few adjustments you need to make if you want to play this as a regular Commander deck (if you're playing this with house rules then feel free to disregard my advice, but you may want to mention that in the description). First off, a Commander deck needs 100 cards exactly, 99 plus the commander. Your deck only has 95, which means you need to add a few more. Secondly, Commander is a singleton format, which means you can only run one copy of any given card in your deck (except for Basic Lands and cards that specifically say otherwise like Shadowborn Apostle and Relentless Rats ) so you'd need to remove all your duplicate cards and replace them if you wanted to play proper EDH. Also, more of a quality of life tip, the average casual EDH deck would run approximately 36 lands and a handful of ramp spells (from mana rocks like Arcane Signet and Sol Ring to land ramp spells like Cultivate and Kodama's Reach ) in order to play smoothly without being frequently short on mana. I wish you the best of luck with both your D&D and Magic games!
2 months ago
Hey buddy, it isn't a stupid question. This forum is the place to ask any rules question, from the most simple to the most complex. Anyone who consistently answers questions does so non-judgmentally. Occasionally we get bad apples who want to act superior, but we chase them off.
It looks like you already found the answer to your question on your own, but for people who may have the same question and find this thread on a search...
Commander is a singleton format. This means that aside from basic lands and a few cards with rules text allowing you to have a different number ( Relentless Rats , Seven Dwarves et al.) you can only have one copy of a card in a commander deck.
2 months ago
Besides, like your list because it is not common to have a rat deck without neither Rat Colony nor Relentless Rats . The only thing here is that your main creatures are pretty expensive (5-6 mana) and you only have one ramp card type (elves). I would experiment with other ramp cards like Golgari Signet , Utopia Sprawl , Primal Growth to put them into play faster. Not really sure if it will work, but worth to experiment ;)
3 months ago
Turn 5 you could cast Marrow-Gnawer and swing two 3/3 menace Relentless Rats for 6+3= 9 damage
Turn 5 you could cast Marrow-Gnawer and swing 4 7/1 menace Rat Colony for 3+10+28= 41 damage
We can nit pick that the constent add pop ups distracted me from typing the word damage in my last post but non the less this difference is the awnser to your question
3 months ago
So i was looking into rat tribal expecting Relentless Rats to be the top build only to find out that overall Rat Colony is more popular, and I'm wondering why? Yes Colony is a mana cheaper and so it makes for an overall faster deck but is that all there is to it or am I missing something? It seems to me that make making a bunch of X/1s vs a bunch of X/Xs is counter intuitive for the most part (yes there some combos or cards like Skullclamp that like less tough creatures) but if thats the case i feel like thats deafeats the purpose of the rats or am I wrong?
3 months ago
Unless you're playing with some funky homebrew rules, your commander does have to be a legendary creature. For bird tribal, Kangee, Aerie Keeper or Kangee, Sky Warden would be the most obvious choices. Also, Screaming Seahawk does not get around the singleton restriction in the same way something like Relentless Rats does. Even if it did, I still don't think it would be worth running over the much faster Squadron Hawk . More relevant inclusions might be Watcher of the Spheres , Warden of Evos Isle , Soulcatchers' Aerie , Migratory Route , Wingmate Roc , Aven Mimeomancer , Emeria Angel , Favorable Winds , Kangee's Lieutenant , Judge's Familiar , Steel-Plume Marshal , Battle Screech , Skycat Sovereign , Pride of the Clouds , Sephara, Sky's Blade , Jotun Owl Keeper , Windreader Sphinx , Aven Gagglemaster , Thunderclap Wyvern , Jubilant Skybonder , Rally of Wings , Eyes in the Skies , Alrund's Epiphany , Aerial Assault , Rise of Eagles , Door of Destinies , Herald's Horn , Dovescape , Gravitational Shift , Kindred Discovery , Call to the Kindred , Serra the Benevolent , or Seaside Haven .
Looks like my comment is now a little redundant here, but hope the seconded advice still helps. Good luck!