Relentless Rats

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Relentless Rats

Creature — Rat

This gets +1/+1 for each other creature on the battlefield named Relentless Rats.

A deck can have any number of cards named Relentless Rats.

ReticleMouse on Mind-Gnawer

3 months ago

It's really great to see a Rat Tribal deck that ISNT focused around 30 or more Relentless Rats. This is a cool deck, I love the idea of making it all foil cards, such a quirky idea! and it's not even that bad of a deck! well done :)

HeavenlyAxe on

3 months ago

Hey Indie,

First off I really like the lands you have assembled and the suggestions from SufferFromEDHD are all good.

You are definitely going to want an artifact ramp package.

Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, Arcane Signet, Fellwar Stone, Gilded Lotus, Thran Dynamo

Special Mention to Nyx Lotus, it could be good being in mono black. and Jeweled Lotus, pays for your commander for free on turn 1 even.

Sword of the Animist is not bad ramp at all and buffs yours rats

Commander's Plate might be cute.

Liliana of the Dark Realms, makes sure you always get a land drop and could make your swamps tap for four.

Chittering Witch if your playing with more opponents.

Crypt Ghast is sort of ramp, but doubles your swamps. Very good in mono black.

Dauthi Voidwalker is not on theme at all but is just sooo much value in a two cost card I have to recommend it.

God-Eternal Bontu is excellent draw power in the right situation.

Dont forget you can run any number of Relentless Rats

Gray Merchant of Asphodel will heal you up a lot and hurt your opponents

Krav, the Unredeemed is also great card draw.

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, has card draw, removal, and proliferate all on one card

Deadly Rollick, potentially free removal

Defile, cheap good removal

Thrilling Encore saves you from a board wipe or lets you bring everything back after sacrificing it all to like God-Eternal Bontu

Phyrexian Arena some ok card draw.

Bojuka Bog if you are worried about graveyards

Mutilate, a good board wipe in mono black

Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, are a great draw package for mono black

Toxic Deluge a great board wipe for when things need resetting, and you could follow with Thrilling Encore and get it all back

Syphon Mind is great draw if your playing with more players

Victimize - is really really strong, get rid of one weak thing for two of your best things

Yawgmoth's Will - lets you treat your graveyard like your hand for a turn

Lord Skitter, Sewer King makes rats

Marrow-Gnawer - lets you make lots of rats

Infectious Inquiry - good draw and gives poison

Ogre Slumlord - makes rats when your creatures or your opponents creatures die.

Tangled Colony - if your opponent has to block it or it dies to like Blasphemous Act will make you rats

Vraska's Fall removal and poison counter

Drown in Ichor removal and poison

Bontu's Monument all your creatures cost less

Rat Colony can have any number and they buff themselves, and cost less mana than Relentless Rats

Typhoid Rats deathtouch rat opponents wont want to block

Crypt Rats can board wipe but can also win the game if you give it infect, doesnt work with your commander because toxic specifies combat damage but does work if you give it infect and deal damage with it's ability.

Ratcatcher tutors rats, and gives you card advantage

Ashcoat of the Shadow Swarm - buffs your rats and lets you get rats back

Wave of Rats has blitz and reanimates itself

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni rat that steals opponents stuff

Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion rat that steals opponents stuff

Adaptive Automaton is a rat and buffs rats

Okiba-Gang Shinobi rat makes opponents discard and has ninjutsu

Filth gives all your rats swampwalk pairs well with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

Dark Ritual lets your get a head start or some extra mana a turn you need it

Tainted Strike instant speed infect, funny in multiplayer because you can use it on anyone's creatures.

Phyresis Outbreak gives poison and might kill opponents creatures

Feed the Swarm enchantment removal in black

Vat Emergence gets a creature back and proliferates

Spread the Sickness destroys a creatures and proliferates

Pact of the Serpent strong tribal card draw

Living Death swap graveyards with battlefields, great after sacrificing your whole board to draw cards

Skullclamp sack small rats for card draw

Thrumming Stone if you go the Relentless Rats or Rat Colony route

Coat of Arms your rats will be huge

Bolas's Citadel this card is dumb lol, lots of casting power and then you hit Gray Merchant of Asphodel and keep going lol

Icon of Ancestry kinda draw buffs ok

Contagion Engine proliferate twice each time you activate

Eldrazi Monument gives creatures flying indestructible and +1/+1

Grafted Exoskeleton gives a creature infect, great with Crypt Rats

Sword of Truth and Justice proliferate sword

Bad Moon buff all black creatures, opponents too

Phyresis gives infect again good with Crypt Rats

Greed card draw

Vraska, Betrayal's Sting proliferate planes walker

I know that's a lot but hopefully gave you some ideas to work with!

legendofa on New hubs to be added

5 months ago

Rat Colony vs. Relentless Rats. Should they be one combined hub or two separate hubs? Or something else?

FormOverFunction on (Mid-power playgroups) Do you value …

1 year ago

SteelSentry the cards of this sort (that you’re allowed to have a larger number of than normal in your deck) generally trend high in price. Shadowborn Apostle and Relentless Rats being the two that first come to mind... I wish you luck on getting some wraiths!

legendofa on We killed 1/3 of Europe

1 year ago

What are your thoughts on Pack Rat? It grows alongside Relentless Rats, potentially getting even bigger, and can turn unneeded lands or situational cards into more power. Like Piper of the Swarm, one of them is an army.

MistaMint on Ratastrophy

1 year ago

I like that you actively chose not to use Relentless Rats and Rat Colony for your deck.

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

HeyImVegan on Plague of Rats

1 year ago

As you go for the Relentless Rats im missing Thrumming Stone in here.

Since you r in mono black and with relentless rats having 2 black mana in its cost, Nyx Lotus is a pretty good mana rock. Im not a big fan of Heraldic Banner in here. With the rats pumping themselves, the +1/+0 really isnt needed

For instant removal, maybe Tragic Slip, Slaughter Pact, Defile.. there is so much good stuff in black.

for a comeback, maybe Living Death

KCisSICKnasty on A Powerful Rat

1 year ago

Done and done. You've talked me into it. A colony for a piper. xD

Gray Merchant of Asphodel (or Old Greg) is in here just as a win con. Granted it was moreso lethal with the Relentless Rats I originally was going to run, he's still a lot of life and a lot of damage late game. That being said, he's always on the chop block when I make decisions. lmao! He'll be cut eventually.

Erebos, God of the Dead has just been a good guy to me in any black deck I run, even if just to put a full stop to any life gain. He's also a pretty mean creature what with the indestructible. Tbh, I always try to run the mono-color Theros gods when I can just because you get a lot of value out of them being on the board. Same with Sheoldred, Whispering One. I find a hard time taking them out. I was close to putting in Grave Titan too for the same reason. xD Mono-Black has so many good cards.

Lastly, Locust Miser was in the deck as well actually! Both are great and will probably make it back in at some point or another once I do more playtesting.


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