About this deck
This list is to build a Relentless Rats combo deck. Damia, Sage of Stone is the commander for her colors while providing some late game draw. I built this deck for 5 person free for all with the intent to end the game with a combo. I have made many variations of rats and this list has ended up the most consistent.
You know what's gross when you have Thrumming Stone and Bloodbond March in play? Dream Halls.
Understanding that you intend to make tons of mana and exsanguinate to win (seems like there's easier ways to do that?) you may consider Concordant Crossroads and other ways to give haste and just go sideways.
Also. Aluren might be a good look at. Political for the board, late-game helps you but not your opponents. Also... Who doesn't love vomiting 5 rats on the board at the end of your opponent's turn.
I mean. Come on.
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EDH Decklists currently employed: BUGrimgrin's 3-Ringed CircusUB "Which would you like first? The insult or the injury?" BWNope! Chuck Teysa.WB "By the time your knees have worn through your robe, you may have begun to learn your place..." BGSpoiled Rotten.GB "When something dies, all things benefit. Alright... just our things." UUPrepare for Trouble, And make it DoubleUU "One good mimic deserves another."
I've decided to include +Crypt Ghast. Extort is powerful in multiplayer, swamp doubler puts it over the top. I am removing -Ratcatcher. He just hasn't been that great and he works against Damia's ability when trying to draw more combo pieces.
I've also removed -Lurking Predators. Rats are just not good enough for how much hate it brings. It also throws combo pieces to the bottom of the library. It has been replaced with +Beast Within for more removal options.
That's the first time I've actually seen Cadaverous Bloom. Thanks for sharing it. I'm on the fence though about the exile factor. I wish it was discard to graveyard! I'll give it a shot and see how it turns out.
Dragon throne has some great synergy with rats. Phenax, God of Deception mills even faster. The trample combos nicely with the death touch from Ogre Slumlord. Deathtouch + trample means only one point of combat damage has to be assigned before it is considered lethal allowing the rest to trample over. So even if they have a 10/10 dude, my 9/9 rat does 1 deathtouch to the 10/10 and 8 to your face. Concordant Crossroads is great with Thrumming Stone, but I never choose stone as my first tutor target and the crossroads have seen less and less play.