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Rat is a creature type.

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It is an almost exclusively black creature type. The creature type is only shared with red and only on multicolored cards namely Hellhole Rats, Gobhobbler Rats and Sanity Gnawers.

Outside the Kamigawa block, rats are an occasionally used type for small black creatures in the lower mana ranges. Usually their power and toughness do not exceed 2 and rarely even exceed 1.

Discard

The usual standard ability of rats is a comes into play trigger discarding cards or forcing a card of the opponents hand another way.

Swarms

A common ability among rats is the ability to swarm, meaning that they get a boost of power and/or toughness from other cards with the same name in play.


Nezumi

In Champions of Kamigawa and it's expanding sets, a sentient species of swamp-dwelling Rat people was portrayed as the main black non-human habitants of the plane. In particular they were portrayed as Ninjas but their ranks also include some Samurai.

Other Rats

In other languages

Language or script Title Romanization
French
Fr flag
Rat
German
De flag
Ratte
Italian
It flag
Ratto
Portuguese
Pt flag Br flag
Rato
Spanish
Es flag
Rata
Russian
Ru flag
Крыса Kry’sa
(GOST 2002)
Japanese
Ja flag
ネズミ
(鼠)
Nezumi
(Hepburn)
Korean
Ko flag
Jwi
(Revised romanization)
Simplified Chinese
Cn flag
老鼠 Láoshǔ
(Pinyin)
Traditional Chinese
Tw flag
老鼠 Láoshǔ
(Pinyin)
Lou5 syu2
(Jyutping)

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