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Great card, a decent remake of Plague Rats and the very exclusive card you can have more than four times in a deck aside from (Snow-covered) Basic Lands.

Good-working cards with these gnawers are:
* Thumming Stone for mad chain reactions,
* Desperate Research for very cheap card advantage,
* Aether Vial as first turn drop and to get your rats on the field faster and easily,
* Locket of Yesterdays to reduce their cost by one - yet that's not the best choice since you can use the aforementioned one-drop and the reduction being conditional.
If you add a green splash, there are some further nice synergies:
* Bloodbond March for the ultimate reaimation,
* Echoing Courage for a cheap +2/+2 boost - at instant speed, a possible reason why you could consider playing this card - although a normal rat will do better if yo... (see all)
Posted By: Mode (8/12/2009 10:25:52 PM)


Hello WotC, this should be a common, period.
Posted By: holgir (8/6/2009 7:58:23 AM)


It would be fun to have just one of these in your deck just to get your opponent to waste spells on it.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/25/2009 12:30:50 PM)


Maelstrom pulse will rape this card, But I see how you could make a combo deck carrying some of these cards, So if your combo doesn't kick off, you can beat em down with your rats, also if your opponent happens to use counterbore, massive deck thinning right there, You could also make a combo deck that deliberately removes all the rats... I dunno just a thought I came across when I saw this card
Posted By: PeterRabit (8/31/2009 3:11:24 AM)


this card is fun, you can do relly mean things with it, however it dies to pulse and counterbore but in my metagame where these things don't exist..... lets just say i don't lose much
Posted By: bijart_dauth (3/19/2010 10:04:19 AM)


A neat little card that should be common. I hope they keep reprinting them in core sets.
Posted By: dragon504 (5/22/2010 2:05:31 PM)


"Whoa, sweet! I'd better buy tons of packs so I can get enough of these to stuff in my deck!" -what Wizards of the Coast hopes new players will say when they see this
Posted By: iandustrial (9/26/2009 7:54:58 AM)


theillustricoisZ: That works for as long as opponent plays something like Counterbore on this.
Posted By: Qazior (7/19/2009 9:39:44 AM)


Yeah but c'mon, where you gonna get 10+ of these guys without a booster box?
and even then I only get 4-5 of these precious little guys, but I would'nt wanna see it go common, rats have a heirachy too ya'know I like my rats silver and gold :j.
tbh though I dont think i'd ever play any other color if they where common enough to build decks with.
I'm sure iandustrial, that is not the case. as you may already know they are too busy complaining about cards like this being a money grab, or how dual lands wreck magic.
Verdant Succession oh, if only you were black...
Posted By: KMcombine (5/12/2010 7:31:18 AM)


And Recycle (or Null Profusion).
And some cake.
Posted By: Gilder_Bairn (5/16/2010 4:30:55 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!