EVIL Cable Rat

EVIL Cable Rat Card

EVIL Cable Rat is a 2 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion Beast card from the Rise of Shadows set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand.

Flavor Text

Gradually driven to darkness by the promise of unobtainable cheese.

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Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1
Battlecry: Discover a spell.
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Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1
Battlecry: Summon a random 2-Cost minion.
Goblin Lackey
Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1
Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1 Attack and Rush.
Kobold Lackey
Type: Minion - Cost: 1 - Attack: 1 - Health: 1
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage.
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13 Comments

  1. Flustered
    April 3, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Think this can be summed up as ‘filler’. Just kinda that Neutral everyone expects but doesn’t really wanna play.

    Even if you play this at 3 mana and get to use the Lackey right away, you are playing a 2 Mana 1/1. That’s bad. Awful, even. And you’re playing a 1 Mana 1/1 with it with a Battlecry that may not be effective?

    Don’t see this being used when specific Class options either have better statlines or better effects in addition to giving you a Lackey.

  2. ThoGha
    March 26, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Not as bad as people think. It’s not a 2 drop it’s a 3 drop

    3 mana for:
    2-1 rush and a 1-1
    2-2 deal 2 damage
    2-2 discover a spell
    1-1 and a random 3 drop
    2 1-1s and a random 2

    Some good tempo in there depending on the lackey

  3. DeanyWeany
    March 26, 2019 at 8:12 am

    (Rating based on play it will see in the upcoming meta, similar to trump’s ratings)

    1 Star

    Trash

  4. Soup And Salad
    March 25, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    EVIL Cable Rat is ultimately a necessary card to create but not great as a result. If there is a Lackey spam deck, this will see play in it, but it won’t see much otherwise.

  5. Taznak
    March 25, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Stats are too weak for its cost for Aggro and Midrange decks, but Control decks also need 2-drops with Raven Familiar, Radiant Elemental and Vulgar Homunculus rotating out. This replaces itself in your hand (good if you run Mountain Giant or Twilight Drake), and the lackey should be quite helpful. Two bodies for cheap also synergizes well with Hagatha, now that Fire Fly is going away.

    It’s not for everyone, but I think this will see Constructed play. 3/5

  6. Tuscarora87
    March 25, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Interesting art. Not the worst card ever if you really want those lackeys, but as of now, the card is still bad.

  7. EksSkellybur
    March 25, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Eeeh.

  8. Holcrol
    March 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Confirmed to be the only all class lackey gain, so it makes sense to be relatively undesirable to the classes that won’t be getting other lackey cards – but for those that do, and have lackey synergy cards, you’re gonna have to run this out of obligation, and “3 mana 2/2 + do something flexibly” is not bad at all

  9. Lluadian
    March 25, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Not a bad card at turn 3 2/2 value with certain lakeys giving good value and it seems classes like rogue need to have lackeys to trigger some cards.

  10. JustYourAveragePayToWin
    March 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    I mean, there are better ways to get lackeys. Lackeys are good if you get them as a bonus to another effect, this way of obtaining them just isn’t great. 1/5

    • Lluadian
      March 25, 2019 at 2:07 pm

      What better ways we’ve only seen 1 other card that can give lackeys and it requires triggering a combo. Can’t dis the card considering out of the 2 we’ve seen they’re bad stat wise but the real value is in the lakeys anyway.

  11. Omnitarian
    March 25, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    The lackeys are good tempo, but not SO good that like, you’ll be putting the equivalent of a Novice Engineer in a tempo deck. Even if you can pump this up with Battlecry or Lackey synergies, there’ll probably be better cards to play.

    On the plus side, it is very cute.

  12. Jed
    March 25, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Hah bad weeze

    1/5

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