Breakneck Rider

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Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Breakneck Rider

Creature — Human Scout Werewolf

At the beginning of each upkeep, if no spells were cast last turn, transform Breakneck Rider.

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Breakneck Rider Discussion

vhpiasson on RG Casual Werewolves

3 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend made a standard werewolf deck for her on Standard (now cycling out of it), so most I can give you are ideas.

I like Howlpack Resurgence over Full Moon's Rise since it has flash and you can pass turn without casting anything to transform your werewolves - you do lose the protection regenerate provides, though. Village Messenger is pretty agressive and is a pain to block when it flips. I don't like Sage of Ancient Lore  Flip, and I think you could run some Scorned Villager  Flip for some mana-ramps. I think Lambholt Pacifist is pretty strong by itself, but we did run 4 copies of the enchantment I mentioned and also 3 copies of Neglected Heirloom  Flip - this weapon is nasty when it flips since it also gives first strike. Kessig Forgemaster  Flip is also a pain to deal with since her damage text triggers before First Strike. Some other werewolves we used too are Hermit of the Natterknolls  Flip for draw and Breakneck Rider  Flip for another trample source. I also liked Pack Guardian because of the Flash text so you can pass turn without doing anything to transform other werewolves and dump unwanted lands to make wolf tokens. There's also some new Ixalan cards you could consider, such as Shaper's Sanctuary.

Whew that was a lot of cards, anyway, if you want more consistency, you should probably run fewer 4's and more 3's (i'd suggest around twelve 3 cmc cards), and maybe one more land (your average CMC is 2.76, I usually go 2X lands where X is the average CMC pointed out by tappedout, so in your case 22 or 23). I see you also run only 5 targeted removals (not considering the werewolves flip). I try to run between 8 to 12 removals so I can deal consistently with my opponent's board. You could just run 4 each (bolt and hunt) and maybe sideboard some more. Naturalize is a good one to sideboard and deal with non-creatures.

I'm not a pro, just play casual FNMs and casual games with friends, but that's how I try to build decks. I hope it helps.

Falte on The Awakening of the Lycans

1 month ago

reincarn8 If the price for Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip would be an issue you could indeed try using Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip instead. I find it troublesome that he costs , I try to keep the converted mana costs in the deck rather low. His enter the battlefield ability will not be useful on himself until he flips back, which is not that good to rely on. Kruin Outlaw  Flip is otherwise a good target for such an ability. He also want to flip alot like Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip, so it won't resolve the issue with Immerwolf. He feels too situational for me and there are other cards that could do what he does for a cheaper casting cost.

Because I already have the huntmasters I don't care that much about dropping the price. If a better alternative would be printed I would consider taking him out. As of now he is too good on his own, it can be dangerous to depend on having a great boardstate. But if someone else is troubled by his price then there are plenty of options.

My first choice would be Instigator Gang  Flip. Instead of only occasionally buffing one creature he always buffs all of our attacking creatures. Once flipped he can often win us the game. Unfortunately he relies on us already having a decent board state and the buff won't work on the defence.

If we had Collected Company in the deck then Breakneck Rider  Flip would be a good choice. We would have to cut some other cards though in order to get some more creatures in the deck. Otherwise CoCo would not work as good as we want.

By increasing the number of creatures we would also have to consider adding Domri Rade to the deck. She works great in such a deck but she is not good at being a wolf, she will miss out on all the fun.

Depending on your meta some Silverfur Partisan's could be a good option if you face lot's of removal or spells that otherwise target your wolves.

If you want to play a bit more defensively then Lambholt Pacifist  Flip is worth to mention. Although she lacks some fun synergies, a 3/3 for is not bad at all. Getting a creature with power 4 won't be too hard.

GlistenerAgent on Breakneck Rider

2 months ago

Breakneck Rider  Flip is a spell, so casting it on your turn counts as a spell for that turn, and it won't flip on the next upkeep.

The only way transform creatures like this will flip immediately on the next upkeep is if they were put into play by some activated or triggered ability, say a Matter Reshaper putting Breakneck Rider  Flip into play with no other spells cast.

Also, make sure to ask your next rules question in the Rules Q&A section.

Mandalorian on Wolf Pack

2 months ago

You are going to want to cut a lot of the 1 ofs for more 3-4 ofs to make your deck more consistent. Eliminate some of the mediocre creatures for more of the better ones. The deck could also use some removal that doesn't require fighting. Not sure what your budget is but here are some considerations:

Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip is the best werewolf in Magic

Lightning Bolt

Roast

Flame Slash

Immerwolf

Full Moon's Rise

Breakneck Rider  Flip

Moonmist>Waxing Moon

Mayor of Avabruck

Master of the Wild Hunt

Silverfur Partisan

Reckless Waif  Flip>Village Messenger

Mandalorian on Oh the horrors

2 months ago

I think Silverfur Partisan should def be a 4 of since it synergizes so well with your creatures.

I think some of the enchantment are either unnecessary or can be upgraded to enchantments that synergize with your deck. I would drop the Blood Mist, Gruul War Chant, and Gift of Paradise for stuff like Howlpack Resurgence and Full Moon's Rise.

Naturalize is also probably pretty weak here and could be replaced. Creatures like Solitary Hunter  Flip, Brazen Wolves, Smoldering Werewolf  Flip, and Thornhide Wolves can be upgraded as well.

Here are some cards that are budget friendly I would find room for:

Immerwolf

Lightning Strike

Ulrich's Kindred

Howlpack Resurgence

Full Moon's Rise

Breakneck Rider  Flip/Neck Breaker  Flip

Duskwatch Recruiter/Krallenhorde Howler  Flip

Cult of the Waxing Moon

Instigator Gang/Wildblood Pack  Flip

For options that are above budget:

Huntmaster of the Fells/Ravager of the Fells  Flip

Mayor of Avabruck  Flip/Howlpack Alpha  Flip

Lightning Bolt

Domri Rade

DarkStarStorm on All things Wolven

4 months ago

Ulvenwald Tracker is poorly designed and counter-intuitive. It's a worse body, first of all, that costs an obscenely high amount of mana to transform. The upgraded mana ability isn't needed since you already have more mana than you need to transform it in the first place. With Channeler Initiate, it does everything you need when you need it. In the early game it taps for mana. By the lategame, it becomes a 3/4 body WITHOUT you having to sink more mana into it. It's a low maintenance card.

As for Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip? I guess it boils down to a combination of personal preference and a limited number of slots. While it IS a neat mana sink, I don't see an easy answer to what I would take out to include it. You need to decide whether you want to close games out quickly with Breakneck Rider  Flip and Howlpack Resurgence, or going for the long game of dropping multiple creatures every turn past 6. Either way, ask yourself which one you can do BETTER than the competition. Zombies is really good at gettting a ton of sizable zombies by turn 5-7, but turns 1-3 leave them weak to hard removal. Mardu vehicles looks to gain advantages in tempo and hide its weakness to removal behind waves of creatures. Aetherworks hides behind spot removal long enough to spin the wheel a few times and hit an Ulamog. You decide which strategy is better.

The only reason why I didn't include Izzet Control in there is because I feel as though you're naturally favored against them anyway. They can't use their countermagic as efficiently since "Draw > Go"ing transforms the werewolves.

DarkStarStorm on All things Wolven

4 months ago

An explanation for my decisions on my variant of cyphre187's deck.

Breakneck Rider  Flip: Having redundant copies is actually good, and it has immense synergy with Howlpack Resurgence. It can allow the mana curve to be lower because it scales with your board state.

Channeler Initiate: Not a wolf, but it helps your early game by functioning as a 0/1 mana dork as well as your lategame as a 3/4 body. Allows you to drop a body and still have mana for interaction.

Geier Reach Bandit  Flip: Efficient card, but redundancy is not good. 2-of to prevent drawing into multiple.

Smoldering Werewolf: A meta-pick lategame bomb. 12 of Zombies's creatures have a toughness of 1, which opens you up for a 1-for-2 scenario.

Game Trail/Sheltered Thicket: Everything that isn't Trail has the land types to enable it entering untapped. In the mid/lategame, you can cycle away Thickets that would be topdecked otherwise.

Magma Spray: Answers Relentless Dead and Scrapheap Scrounger for good. It also enables psuedo first strike with Kessig Forgemaster  Flip and Smoldering Werewolf

DarkStarStorm on All things Wolven

4 months ago

You're running a lot of awkward three of cards. It's almost as if you're a bit scared to make changes to a deck, and so you're shaving off copies. For example, why are you running three copies of Moonlight Hunt and two of Rabid Bite? Hunt is STRICTLY better than Bite, in every way imaginable. Don't be afraid to drastically change the deck. You can always change it back, so don't shave copies because you're worried about "ruining" it.

Haze of Pollen: It doesn't necessarily do much. Most opponents won't commit everything to swing because of combat tricks, so this will most likely be less optimal than a simple removal spell. If Vehicles are the issue, then you can actually mainboard Dissenter's Deliverance, which is very easy to cycle away in an irrelevant scenario.

Kessig Prowler  Flip: I don't think it belongs in the deck...at all. Your early game is fine, but the lategame of this deck is fairly weak. Cut this ENTIRELY in favor of the likes of Breakneck Rider  Flip, Geier Reach Bandit  Flip, or sideboard Hermit of the Natterknolls  Flip/Silverfur Partisan (against control). In other words, there are better werewolves that do better things that will make your deck better in the lategame. Finally, I'd like to encourage you to pick up at least 4 duel lands that aren't Evolving Wilds. Reveal lands or cycling lands will improve the deck greatly.

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