Rat

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Rats are small, omnivorous rodents belonging to the genus Rattus. These common and prolific creatures can be found in many planes. They are often Plague - and Disease Carriers (Pestilence Rats, Diseased Vermin). The first card to bear the creature type Rat was Plague Rats in Alpha. They often appear in large numbers.

Description[edit | edit source]

Shadowmoor rat token

All Rats are black, sometimes with Red as second color. They are primarily associated with two types of effects:

Types of Rats[edit | edit source]

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

Wharf Rats were found in port cities and other places in Golthonor, like Balthesa. They were responsible for the death of Xarl’s sister Init. Other Rats hide in bogs, sewers or crypts. On Otaria they were known to prey on graves. [2]

Rath[edit | edit source]

The dungeons of Volrath were infested with Rabid Rats. The Oracle en-Vec used the Rats of Rath in the scrutiny of entrails.

Kamigawa[edit | edit source]

Nezumi[edit | edit source]

Nezumi Bone-Reader from Champions of Kamigawa

Nezumi are a race of anthropomorphic rats native to Kamigawa. [3] [4] They live in the bogs of the Takenuma swamp and on the outskirts of human cities like Numai, sometimes raiding those cities for supplies or fun. They often have the ninja class. Some Nezumi shamans use incantations to summon and control insects to swarm and distract their enemies. [5]

Notable Rats[edit | edit source]

Ink-Eyes

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Rat Black Creature — Rat 1/1
Rat Black Creature — Rat 1/1 Deathtouch
Rat
named Pack Rat
Black Creature — Rat */* Pack Rat's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Rats you control.
{2}{B}, Discard a card: Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of Pack Rat.

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