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Ravenous Rats 
8th Edition Common

Reviewed July 31, 2003

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Ravenous Rats

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 3.25
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With the soon coming exit of Madness to the environment, Discard decks may make a comeback.  Ravenous Rats, while not a bomb, is a nice, solid little card.

In limited, he's a'ight, but again, not great. A decent filler card for Black.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 3

Judge Bill

Ravenous Rats
A nice little utility creature in black, and a card I'm glad to see come back. You get to take out a card of their choice in your opponent's hand. This won't be useful until Odyssey block rotates out, with all the good madness spells in that block, but after it does, this guy will once again have his day in the sun. Not a truly great card, but usually a truly useful card.
In limited, he's a body. His ability isn't usually too useful though.
Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 2


Ravenous Rats were just born good. They are a solid all around card that fit low in the curve. Discard is good and to get a creature out of the deal is just excellent. Simply solid.

Constructed - Whether you want discard and the creature is just a bonus or you want creatures and the discard is just a bonus this is your card - 3.25

Limited - Discard is generally less critical here but this is still a solid pick - 2.85

PEZ - Not many Black decks ignore these rats - 3.15



I'm not much in to making my opponent discard cards. But getting a little
creature and making my opponent loose a card isn't such a bad deal. I would
rather spend 2 mana on a Boneknitter or something to that extent. Or have a
1/1 such as Carrion Feeder or Festering Goblin. I wouldn't use this rat.

Ravenous Rats
Casual Rating: 2

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