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These guys were awesome when Thrumming Stone was legal, without it they dont have as much "umph" as they should.
Posted By: Mirvana (8/10/2010 2:45:17 PM)
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Watch out for our number one enemy!
The relentless Scalpelexis!
Posted By: Destruction3402 (11/8/2010 3:19:36 PM)
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The centerpiece of the cheesiest deck in existence.
Posted By: luca_barelli (9/23/2011 9:21:27 PM)
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This'll go great in my EDH deck!
Posted By: MisterAction (6/9/2011 2:47:23 PM)
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Creatures

47 Relentless Rats
1 Laboratory Maniac

Spells

4 Surgical Extraction
1 Sol Ring
2 Pact of Negation
2 Brainstorm

Lands

3 Islands


Yes, that's right. Milling yourself has never been so fun. This runs about 5-6 turns, tops. Obvious room for editing for different situations. This mostly depends on drawing a surgical extraction by the second mulligan. Keep your cards until you can discard a RR, play SE, play any additional SE's on the first. Play Laboratory Maniac ASAP, using the Pacts to protect. Brainstorm when the Pact-loss triggers, win game.

One more thing. The Relentless Rats/Surgical Extraction combo can essentially allow you to have any number of cards in your deck. So any game winning combo of cards can be what you leave yourself with. The biggest threat to the deck is if your opponent counters your SE. That's pretty much... (see all)
Posted By: BastianQoU (1/27/2012 1:56:51 AM)
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Followed Footsteps! Rite of Replication! Actually a {B}/{U} Rats/Copy deck could be hilarious...

Not as funny as {G}/{B}. though. Bloodbond March along with a couple other enablers...
Posted By: LordRandomness (1/5/2012 4:25:53 PM)
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@Ruopolo: Simple answer: No. Unless you get accused of cheating, nothing can happen at a tournament that makes your deck illegal if it was legal when you signed up. And especially, no card can make another deck illegal.
Even if you were to cast Sudden Spoiling on a player who controlled 7 Relentless Rats, he would still be allowed to have another 15 in his or her deck. Relentless Rats's second ability is always active, no matter what zone it is in. You could say that its ability is more of a rules reminder text than an actual ability, sorta like; "Relentless Rats is the exception to the four-card-limit rule".

By the way, the moment you cast one of these with a Thrumming Stone of the battlefield, you've pretty much won the game unless your opponent has a board sweeper in his/her hand. And this is the only card (with the exception of basic lands) that you're allowed to have multiple copies of in an EDH/Commander deck.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (4/22/2012 6:41:24 PM)
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Marrow-Gnawer should be played with this.
Posted By: Unknown89089 (3/31/2012 9:15:15 PM)
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just hope they don't block with Our Market Research Shows That Players Like Really Long Card Names So We Made this Card to Have the Absolute Longest Card Name Ever Elemental...
Posted By: personsunknown (12/23/2012 12:37:43 PM)
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Should be a Basic Creature.
Posted By: MithosFall (10/27/2012 11:50:16 PM)
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