:1mana::symb:Creature - RatPack Rat's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Rats you control.
:2mana::symb:, Discard a card: Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of Pack Rat.Illus. Kev Walker #74/274*/*
Seems like a hard to remove threat without a wrath (if played carefully) and a wincon itself.
LEt's analyse the card a bit.
You can discard anything with it. so you probably should be playing cards that benefit from being in the yard.
Also, you can have a secondary plan with reanimation as you can discard.
So here's a first try to make a janky deck that will 1-3 FNMs!!
This is a very rough first draft. I guess multiple roads could be used to try to make pack rat work.
However, let's discuss the cards:
Deranged assistant: The deck seems mana hungry. The fact that it discards a card seems good as it can be a flashback spell.
Pack rat: ok. this is why i made the deck
Griselbrand: Reanimation target
Thought scour: Digs toward any card we need and puts cards in the graveyard, seems good.
Saving grasp: To save our poor pack rat before you start discarding to it. Flashback
Think twice: Dig toward a solution, or discard an then draw to net some CA.
Lingering souls: Blockers vs agro decks.
Rootborn defenses: No wrath!! and populate pack rat Ok this may be a sideboard card
Unburial rites: Welcome on board griselbrand, and also can bring back a pack rat if needed
What i don't like in this current build: No removal. WIll be torn into pieces by some specific cards like severe the bloodline or detention sphere.
Sideboard will be constructed later with the meta, but should probably use discard to remove such cards.
Any idea on some cards i could use to make it better?
As allways, when proposing a card, say also what it would replace.
Seems beneficial and easier to simply run pack rat in the GWB Frites list the focses on mana dorks, lingering souls, and craterhoof behemoth. Pack Rat gives you a discard outlet, the mana dorks gives you speed and the ability to turn pack rat into a sizable threat that also plays extremely well with craterhoof behemoth's trigger.
I like deranged assistant but he definitely stretches the mana base... Cratorhoof is the currently the **** with Rat tokens. Grislbrand while looking sick and being awesome doesn't actually win the game when he hits play. Cratorhoof with 3 rats+Some lingering souls. Bam 3 8/8 Rats 2 6/6 Spirits and a 12/12 HOOF all with trample good luck chump blocking that.
Also Jared's orders can put a HOOF in hand and in grave. So if they counter the Unburial Hoof. You can always hard cast it with a Cavern of Souls in play next turn