Dirty Rat

Dirty Rat is a 2 Mana Cost Epic Neutral Minion card from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set!

Card Text

Taunt Battlecry: Your opponent summons a random minion from their hand.

Flavor Text

It's not his fault… Someone keeps stealing his soap!

Dirty Rat Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Dirty Rat in the last year.

45 Comments

  1. Commenter
    December 4, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I coined him out turn one and he brought out Gromm Hellscream. RIP

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  2. Tvvpio
    November 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    New deathlord

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  3. Falkenar
    November 22, 2016 at 4:40 am

    This card has great potential. In an aggro match up you can cast it in early game, and have a nive taunt to keep you alive,maybe aven force an undesired summon to boast your board cleaning. In a controll match up you can risk it to force out a winning condition out of time. A maligos, a ktun, n’zoth, yogg, if you manage to get one of those whne you are ready and your opponent is not you can win the game. But you can also get a ragnaros on turn 2 and lose like a %&$/£8 😀

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  4. The Guy
    November 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Probably the best designed card of the expansion as playing it involves critical thinking and risk taking. This card will definitely shine in control vs. control match ups. This should not be played on turn 2. Wait until the late game with removal in hand to play it. Hopefully if will hit a high priority target like C’thun, Ysera or Gadgetzan autioneer. The opponent will not get to play and receive value from any of these. The ultimate combo deck counter. I can’t wait that play this against Malygos druid.

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  5. DevDog
    November 16, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I can see a few situations and matchups where this is valuable, but if you’re playing into a tempo deck where they have minions with large bodies coming out, I can see this card just being a dead draw a lot of the time. Sure, you could disrupt their gameplan by snagging a ragnaros or an Old God early, but you could also find yourself pulling out a solid 6/5 or a Deathwing. Also with all of the hand-buffing minion effects in the early game now, even a priest might find themselves pulling a dreaded 4 attack minion. Could still see it being effective though.

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  6. randomguy
    November 15, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Mindcontrol Tech? Can defenitely see some random plays with mct

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  7. Affenbart
    November 15, 2016 at 8:14 am

    This is a good counter to Don Han’Cho (+ alot of other good targets of course). Play this before opponents turn 7

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  8. 8BitBrain
    November 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I guess its ok, but not great

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    • Dencsi
      November 14, 2016 at 4:03 am

      U ARE NOT PREPARED…

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  9. Jimmy
    November 12, 2016 at 5:19 am

    This Card is SO great, will see a lot in Priest decks, works great with SWD. You can bait Ragnaros, Cthun, Nzoth, whatever and kill them instant without trigger the battlecry effect.

    Its also perfect for the Curve, +3 HP next Turn with the new 3 Mana Priest Card and with Shadow Word Shield Turn 3 vs aggro.

    Love it

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    • Jimmy
      November 12, 2016 at 5:20 am

      With Coin, you can have a 2/12 Taunt in round 2 with Divine Spirit 🙂

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  10. adel
    November 11, 2016 at 6:26 am

    really nice card vs agroo

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  11. Necronlord111
    November 10, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Deathlord 2.0

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  12. Anonymous
    November 10, 2016 at 3:14 am

    it’s so good for priest it’s like deathlord, you can win control matchup with it when your drop Justicar or Elise for the oppenent warrior, and it’s so good turn 2 against aggro, 2/6 drop enemy 3/2 and you can still buff it next turn with the new card 3/4 buff 3 health, you can heal buff it and dmg his bord and turn 5 aoe and have a clean bord and high health, it’s so good for the future of the priest, can be played in taunt warrior too you can play it one turn before brawl to buff the brawl if the oppenent is playing around it by always playing only 2 minion, i think it’s a very good card for control.

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  13. David Cruz Conesa
    November 10, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Very hyped. Amazing idea, a good card but not Op that requiers skills, O wont comment why I love ot cause I just agree with the others guys told. Blizzard is now way more creative than when GvG. I cant waitn to expansión. I love this kind of tech cards very good to counter a cocnret think bit that are nor autoinclcude in any meta. A question to All of you. Will some combo deck, such maly druid, the rotation out of empreror? I am doubting to Craft mally cause thar fear of he will be usless on a non emperot world

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    • Captain Falcon
      November 17, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Malygos rotates in terms of relevance. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad but it has always seen play in intervals.

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  14. Trollorist
    November 10, 2016 at 12:25 am

    It says summon, not play. So the opponent will most likely keep it’s minion in the hand.

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    • Frederick Willem
      November 10, 2016 at 8:51 am

      No, he/she won’t, as Patches the Pirate’s text also says summon while it plays the minion and does not create a copy of it. The only difference this makes is with certain cards that work toghether with the ‘Whenever a minion is PLAYED’- or ‘Whenever a minion is SUMMONED’-mechanic.

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      • nightfall
        November 10, 2016 at 9:56 am

        when a minion is PLAYED, it’s played from hand by the player owning the card, if a card is SUMMONED, it’s forcefully taken from a players’ hand or deck. (there’s a difference between summoned cards and summoned minions, in this particular case it’s summoned cards)

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    • Drizzt
      November 10, 2016 at 11:52 am

      I really hope it is as you say. If it is not this is one of the strongest card ever created and it would add the discard from your opponent hand mechanic that shuld not exsist at all… It would definetly kill combo decks.

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  15. Pouyam
    November 9, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    it says summon, so opponent’s card is still remain in his hand? is it true? it didnt say put
    if my opponent dont lose his card for a better situation to play, so it is a free gift for him, aggro or control doesnt matter,

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    • TacoRocco
      November 10, 2016 at 9:50 am

      It takes the minion out pf your opponent’s hand. If it summoned a copy, it would say “summon a copy”.

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  16. KaihatsuJai
    November 9, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    I’m happy to see we’re getting closer to a discard card, it’s just a really bad discard.

    This card won’t be seeing much play unfortunately. The combos discussed here all seem like a pain in the ass.

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    • KaihatsuJai
      November 9, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Now that I think about it, this is more a low-cost cleanup card for the early game. Kind of like Zombie Chow. Really bad late game too.

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    • Safari
      November 10, 2016 at 7:49 am

      We really need a card to see opponent’s hand a discard one card. Similar to other TCG games.

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  17. Anonymous
    November 9, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I like that we’re getting closer to a card that forces discard, it’s just a really bad discard.

    Seeing all this talk about combos, seems like too much of a pain in the ass.

    Could be interesting against card hoarding warrior or priest (definitely NOT rogue), who often play only 1 minion a turn, and you can force them to play a minion without battlecry (which they generally are) and force removal ample resources. Other than for that, I doubt it’ll see much play.

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  18. Anonymous
    November 9, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Dirty Rat + Entomb. make priest great again

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    • Safari
      November 10, 2016 at 6:34 am

      Really nice, 2 copies each one or not necessary?

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  19. Arcana
    November 9, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Has 2 drop, this guy is risky… but is worth since most of the decks dont save big minions early game (unless control decks)

    HOWEVER, late game, this card has A LOT of potential if you have ANY kind of removal in your hand (especially Sheep/Hex): Play it, your Maligos/Actioneer/Rag/Blademaster comes to play, drop your removal on them and ruin your opponent life.

    Nothing show up, well, thats just WAY to much info. Reeno Show ups, you just kill your opponent game. A really instresting card and i really want to see how much play it will see

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  20. MrLordMr
    November 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    This card is great, it really helps control against aggro because the creature they will be getting will just be some little dude more than likely. I want some of these pronto.

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  21. sober667
    November 9, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    good card for some archetypes with tone of removals
    warrior will use it probably rouge too maby even milll rouge?
    and i see patter ANOTHER couter agaist agro we wont see no agro dekcs out there ?

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  22. TacoRocco
    November 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    This card could potentially be very good in control decks such as control warrior. In control vs. control, a lot of the game is about timing when to play your minions (to save them from being killed). The biggest value I see with this card is the Brawl value. You can play it then throw down a brawl to take out an extra enemy minion and also give your board a greater chance of winning the brawl. Also you can play it then play Enter the Coliseum and also kill an extra minion, and a 2/6 taunt is enough to survive dying to the surviving minion. I think this card definitely has a lot of potential, but we will have to see.

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  23. Anonymous
    November 9, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    It could be good In a zoolock,think about it,if u are lucky,your opponent get those like trash card,and u get a 2/6 on turn 2,that will be like,unkillable

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  24. A Professional
    November 9, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I love how this set has so many tech cards in it. This will be a great ad to any control deck having trouble against Combo Decks.
    Thaurrisan
    Malygos
    C’thun
    N’zoth
    Brann / Coldlight
    Even against Aggro this card will be half decent against aggro for priest in the same vain as Deathlord. While it may have lower stats than deathlord, this card can be used to thin your opponents HAND and get more value out of your Brawls, Hellfires, Consecrations, and Dragonfire Potions.

    Sucks against midrange though…
    (Good lord imagine if your hit Soggoth the slitherer that has been buffed up by stolen goods, that would be bad.)

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  25. Will
    November 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Cards like this are what make me excited for this next set, tech cards everywhere. This card will be used against combo decks, by control decks.
    Malygos
    Thaurissan
    Golden Monkey
    N’zoth
    C’thun
    Brann Bronzebeard / Cold Light Oracle
    So long as you have control ready in hand, or another minion on the board ready, this can be a great card.
    Shutting out OTK used to be done by having way more than 30 HP. Now priest has a way to deal with combo decks.
    This card isn’t great against aggro but priest can make use of it in the same vain as Deathlord.

    Sucks against mid rang though….

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    • Donovan
      November 10, 2016 at 2:00 am

      I think it actually works fine agaimst aggro because its a big taunt. Works fine against control as well, but you’re right midrange counters this.

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  26. Lance
    November 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Do you think it will not trigger the battle cry? This card may be used to counter justicar/yogg/Reno?

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    • Evident - Site Admin
      November 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      It won’t trigger the battlecry.

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    • Chef
      November 10, 2016 at 3:00 am

      yes, thats a good Point.

      Also vs Aggro Decks, i like The Card

      Rat + HP Buff gg vs Aggro

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  27. Thedmonslayer
    November 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Well… I think its like a mini deathlord..

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  28. Christed272
    November 9, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    A 2 mana 2/6 spawn enemy ragnaros value

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    • Chef
      November 10, 2016 at 3:09 am

      Yeah, Enemy Ragnaros spawn, you kill hin Instant with your Board or removal -> Value

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    • nightfall
      November 10, 2016 at 10:02 am

      this is indeed value because you can use this card to summon an enemy minion and in most cases after seeing the enemy minion you can respond instantly. when a ragnaros comes on the board when played by the enemy you’re gonna take 8 damage (or a minion takes 8 damage), when YOU summon it (with this minion) however, it gives you the opportunity to react to it bevore it does anything

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  29. Anonymous
    November 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    why would I want my opponent a minion to play ? dust to dust

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    • Chef
      November 10, 2016 at 3:07 am

      Absolutely wrong

      Battlecry Effects wont Trigger! Thats huge value, Play Rat -> Opponents 20/20 C’thun, Nzoth, Yogg, or also Ragnaros -> Shadow Word Death.

      You can use it to bait Key Cards with Battlecry or Even just normal Legendarys to remove them Instant

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