Briarpack Alpha


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon
Dark Ascension (DKA) Uncommon

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Briarpack Alpha

Creature — Wolf

Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.)

When Briarpack Alpha enters the battlefield, target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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Briarpack Alpha Discussion

zephramtripp on Werewolves :)

10 months ago

If you are building Werewolf tribal, would it not be worthwhile to move up to the full four for each of your Anthems mainboard, i.e., Full Moon's Rise, Howlpack Resurgence, and Kruin Outlaw  Flip for the menace effect, probably removing one-ofs and two-ofs like Gruul Charm, Tower Defense, Briarpack Alpha, Mage Slayer, and Clan Defiance?

Other tribal options include Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic for another lord effect.

But if you feel the deck works for you, than that's cool too.

MindAblaze on Jund commander (Shattergang Brothers)

1 year ago

Just so you know, officially you're not allowed to run Rise of the Hobgoblins in this deck, but if your playgroup says it's ok it's ok. If MaRo had his way it would be.

Secondly, whats your playgroup like? Your metagame is going to make a huge difference in what kind of suggestions you get for this.

I have a few thoughts but I'm not sure where to start. In general I guess, commander can be a slow-ish format that benefits from repeatable, splashy effects. A card like Briarpack Alpha may be decent in a deck that flickers or reanimates often, but when it's single use its effect is pretty easy to negate. But, something like Elvish Visionary or Wood Elves has an ability that you can abuse with flicker or reanimation, but is still pretty decent on its own.

Alternatively, Fleshbag Marauder is the kind of Enter the Battlefield effect that makes a difference in a format like this. You get an X for one, where X is the number of opponents. This is the other important thing to think about in EDH, value. One for ones are great when that one thing is going to kill you. You have to have a Terminate/Slaughter Pact/Doom Blade up your sleeve so you don't die to a suited up...Bruna, Light of Alabaster for example. But the value that your commander gives you applies to your other spells too. Creeping Corrosion, Toxic Deluge etc are important for resetting the board when needed.

Anyway, let me know if what I'm saying is unnecessary or useful. One way or another, this commander has a lot of potential and I'm interested to see where you go with it.

guganslof on Grebluen Flash

1 year ago

Upgraded 3x Briarpack Alpha to 3xBriarhorn

kurtataylor on Wolves (Under $6)

2 years ago

I love decks like this. I have a blue green tempo wolf/human deck. Young Wolf is awesome, run it! I am also running evolve creatures and One thing I would definitely suggest is picking some Mayor of Avabruck  Flip, they are a lot of fun. Also, get some Wolfir Avenger. Avenger and Briarpack Alpha has flash, so you can skip casting a spell on your turn to flip mayor, then cast Avenger or Briarpack Alpha on opponents turn and you won't be wasting your turn.