Ratcatcher Card

Ratcatcher is a 3 Mana Cost Epic Warlock Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Rush Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion and gain its attack and Health.

Flavor Text

He's on the hunt for Togwaggle's missing rat.

Ratcatcher Card Review

Interesting card. It’s a bit like Void Terror with worse stats and Rush. Void Terror has seen play back in the day, when Power Overwhelming was a thing, and this would honestly be even better in a Zoo deck like that (so it might see play in the Wild). What makes it better than Void Terror is Rush. You could make a big Void Terror, but you still had to wait a turn before you can attack with it.

Thanks to this card, you can “double-dip” on the stats in a single turn. For example, if you have a 5/5 minion, you can run it into some 4/4, then Ratcatcher it, then run it into a 7/7 minion to kill it off. This is just an example, but you can simply “re-use” attack of a minion that has already attacked, which is a high tempo play.

There are two decks that might want to run it. First is Zoo Warlock, but honestly, it would work best with temporary buffs like PO. Dire Wolf Alpha and such are also solid, but they don’t give you that much.

Other deck might be Cube Warlock. It might be a good way to pop the Cube in the late game – you often don’t need healing, especially in a slower matchup, and on Turn 8 you can Cube something, pop it and still have a 6/8 Rush minion.

I’m not absolutely sure whether it will make a cut, but it has some potential in the right deck.

Card rating: 7/10

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  1. Bladeofsteel
    April 13, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I just used this as a one in my cubelock, and my opponent playing zoolock dropped a Glenda on turn 6. I looked at my hand and saw no removal, then I figured it out. I dropped a mountain giant, then ratcatcher, and smacked the Glenda for 10. My opponent shortly after conceded to my 10/7.

  2. Ertje
    April 10, 2018 at 2:01 am

    In arena this is similar to 3 mana give a minion windfury

  3. Soup And Salad
    April 9, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    This is alright. I can’t see a Cube Warlock really wanting to play this though. Sacrificing a fresh Voidlord would make this into 5/11, but you did give up half of the body Voidlord creates. Also, using this to enable Lackey is way too slow and result in to little reward over Dark Pact or even Dark Possession.

    I can see this in Zoo Warlock though since that does does really want to control the board, something Rush does excellently. You’d use a minion that was just about to die or already attacked that turn at least to trade up into something you want to get rid of. If it survives, it should have enough attack for your opponent to prioritize killing it with at least one more card. It will be fairly solid often enough.

    • StickyDice
      April 10, 2018 at 5:06 am

      Voidlord on board Cube+PoW+Ratcaller Makes 2 voidlords defending a 8/10 rush minion wtf you mean value?!

      • Soup And Salad
        April 10, 2018 at 3:03 pm

        What exactly do you mean by PoW? Also, unless this PoW gives Cube a buff, Ratcatcher would be a 6/8. The value is there, but Dark Pact will typically make whatever combo you can think of with this faster, which is what would matter against aggro. This might end up being too slow for a regular Cubelock deck since it will be much weaker against aggro without Mistress of Mixtures.

        If Dark Pact did not exist at least as it currently do this would be far more impressive than it currently is.

        • StickyDice
          April 12, 2018 at 3:21 am

          You really don’t know what you are talking about don’t you?
          This card will be fairly playeble and every1 knows that for a fact.
          If you don’t see the value in this card… you should run back the possibilities.

          • Soup And Salad
            April 12, 2018 at 3:13 pm

            It can create a lot of value, but is it better than Taladram? It worth playing more Lackey and Cube activators? Will the meta game slow down enough that Warlocks can usually get the extra value off this card when compared to Dark Pact?

            The only this I am not convinced when it comes to this card is if it is good enough to see play in a class that would want to play upwards of 45 cards if it could. If it does see regular play, it will likely be a one of.

    • UkuleleLover
      April 10, 2018 at 6:36 am

      I think we should also think of this with doom guard. You hit him in the face play this and then kill a minion he has with rat catcher. Now you have a demon to come back with DK Guldan

      • Soup And Salad
        April 10, 2018 at 3:09 pm

        I guess, but in that case you are using this as a worse Cube. That might be fine, but the Cube Warlock deck as it is has rarely needed more Cubes or Dark Pacts to play this at more than 1 unless other Control decks come around to challenge Cubelock.

  4. EksSkellybur
    April 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Great Synergy with Voidlord, Rin, and Possessed Lackey.

  5. Fluffy
    April 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Its not about poweroverhelming, its about killing your cube before it gets silenced with a better effect than dark pact.

  6. LeonardoFRei
    April 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Oh Hey Look

    More Deathrattle Trigger for Cubelock

    An Agressive one at that

    Blizzard, you doing drugs?

    If so can I have some?

    • Soup And Salad
      April 9, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Rush is no where near as aggressive as charge. This also does not have lifesteal, something that would be rather useful for a card like this to have, and can’t be played with Prince Taladram in the same deck.

      Using this to enable Lackey is also a lot worse than just doing so with one of the 1 mana sacrifice outlets the class will have access to.

      This is a card Cubelock doesn’t really need.

      • Lucasato
        April 9, 2018 at 6:38 pm

        Guess i its readable “3 mana: give a friendly minion rush or windfury,+2/+2 and activate it Deathrattle”,kinda op…

        • Soup And Salad
          April 9, 2018 at 7:22 pm

          All of those enabling effects can happen faster with Dark Pack. There are other sacrifice outlets in Warlock as it is, and only Dark Pact is seeing play at all. The others either don’t do enough or are too slow as in they cost more than 1 mana. This will likely fall into the latter category and using it does require removing Taladram

          It could work, but the deck often works on a very tight time table, so I’m not convinced.

      • Lucasato
        April 9, 2018 at 6:41 pm

        Is another card to guarantee you can kill your cube,and another nice card to fill a possible Baku warlock

        • Soup And Salad
          April 9, 2018 at 7:26 pm

          Tar Creeper would probably be added before this to help deal with early game aggro. Plus, the Cube Warlock Core already made up of at least 16 cards.

          If it is added specifically to the Baku variant, it will probably be one of the lesser cards in the deck.

      • LeonardoFRei
        April 10, 2018 at 3:05 am

        Well if you don’t have the Prince this is a decent card to have instead

        Plus killing a cube to get 2 Doomguards or 2 Voilords while also getting a 6/8 that can immediately trade for 3 mana is a pretty strong play

        • Soup And Salad
          April 10, 2018 at 2:27 pm

          It might be worth trying out specifically to kill Cubes, but I’m not convinced since Dark Pact still seems much more flexible and, yeah, if you don’t have Taladram, this is probably a good replacement option.

    • Lucasato
      April 9, 2018 at 6:31 pm

      “If so can i have some?” Kkkkkkkkkkk esses brazilian são fodas mesmo pqp

  7. ToniProds
    April 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    This card seems good but choose a new name because this name isn’t going well.

  8. GlosuuLang
    April 9, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Power Overwhelming combo as others have suggested in Wild. This is a fair card, I sometimes play Sacrifice Warlock for fun. This will go into that deck. 2.5/5 stars.

  9. NirvanaX
    April 9, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    i don’t have prince taldaram, so this can replaced.

  10. name
    April 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    will see play in wild with powerovelhimng