Branded Howler

Creature — Human Werewolf

At the beginning of each upkeep, if a player cast two or more spells last turn, transform Branded Howler.

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Common

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Branded Howler Discussion

bakeraj4 on werewolf reverting?

3 years ago

According to gatherer if two different people cast a spell it will not trigger. "4/8/2016 To trigger the Werewolfs back faces transform ability, a single player must have cast two or more spells during the previous turn. If multiple players each cast just one spell during the previous turn, the ability wont trigger." I looked at Branded Howler  Flip for the ruling.

Simplelife21 on

4 years ago

First Thoughts:

Really solid looking deck. The mana curve is awesome and I like your creature choices.

Play-Test 1 of 2

Opening Hand: Confront the Unknown, Convicted Killer  Flip, Solitary Hunter, Forest, Howlpack Resurgence, Rush of Adrenaline, Mountain. I like to play on the draw so I'll keep.

Turn 1: Draw Forest. Play Forest

Turn 2: Draw Mountain. Play Mountain

Turn 3: Draw Howlpack Resurgence. Play Forest, tap 3 mana, play Howlpack Resurgence*

*Depending on opponent's board state, might have played Convicted Killer  Flip instead.

Turn 4: Draw Hinterland Logger  Flip. Play Mountain, tap 4 mana, play Solitary Hunter

Turn 5: Draw Convicted Killer  Flip. Combat Phase: Swing in with Solitary Hunter. End Turn. Opponent's upkeep transform Solitary Hunter into One of the Pack  Flip

Turn 6: Draw Hinterland Logger  Flip. Play Convicted Killer  Flip. Combat Phase: Swing in with One of the Pack  Flip.

Turn 7+: I think the game would have gone in our favor, with combat tricks such as Rush of Adrenaline and Confront the Unknown. Not to mention the other Howlpack Resurgence and 4 Werewolf cards sitting in hand. Good job with your deck.

Play-Test 2 of 2

Opening Hand: Magmatic Chasm, Mountain, Forest, Forest, Hinterland Logger  Flip, Solitary Hunter, Convicted Killer  Flip. Once again, I like to play on the draw, so I'll keep. Good mana, good plays for turns 2, 3, and 4, and playing on the draw gives me more answers sooner.

Turn 1: Draw Forest. Play Forest

Turn 2: Draw Forest. Play Mountain, tap 2 mana, play Hinterland Logger  Flip

Turn 3: Draw Mountain. Play Forest, tap 3 mana, play Convicted Killer  Flip.

Turn 4: Draw Mountain. Play Mountain. End Turn. Opponents upkeep transform Hinterland Logger  Flip and Convicted Killer  Flip into Timber Shredder and Branded Howler.

Turn 5: Draw Forest. Combat Phase: Swing with Branded Howler.* Main Phase 2: Play Forest, tap 4 mana, cast Solitary Hunter.

*Depending on opponent's board state, I might have had Timber Shredder attack too.

Turn 6: Draw Confront the Unknown. Combat Phase: Swing with Branded Howler and possibly Timber Shredder. Main Phase 2: Play Mountain. End Turn. Opponent's Upkeep transform Solitary Hunter into One of the Pack  Flip

Turn 7+: Once again, this deck looks phenomenal as we continue to add threats and pound the opponent's life down to 0. I really love this deck.

Final Thoughts:

I love your deck construction. The creature count is a little low but I never had problems finding them as you see above. I would have liked to see some removal, opting to drop the combat tricks. Howlpack Resurgence does plenty, and with 5 of them in the deck, a 12.5% chance of seeing one looks good to me! So drop the combat tricks in place of some removal spells, and this deck looks like it could take 1st place! Good job!

JerichoDarkstar on Werewolves vs Wolfir

4 years ago

As far as I can tell, all the Wolfir have a constant Aura about them, which is Silver-ish Green. I think that's what you mean by the wisps. So there's that.

But I've also noticed that a Wolfir's body is typically more slender than a Werewolf

Silverfur Partisan vs Neck Breaker

Wolfir Silverheart vs Branded Howler

Wolfir Avenger vs Vildin-Pack Alpha  Flip

The Werewolves just look bulkier and favor the body structure of actual wolves with human attributes. Wolfir seem to be slimmer and favor the body structure of humans just with Wolf attributes.

I don't know if I'm making sense, but that's the only other nuance that I noticed.