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Hunger of the Howlpack
Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
Morbid Put three +1/+1 counters on that creature instead if a creature died this turn.
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Hunger of the Howlpack Discussion
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
1 month ago
Absolutely surprised Distortion Strike isn't here.
Portent is an often-forgotten cheap cantrip effect that's sweet in Pauper.
2 months ago
Hey, love the deck! Man, a deck like this really makes me wish Skullclamp was printed as a Common.
Some ideas: first, gotta repeat the oft-suggested Perilous Myr. It's perfect as either sac fodder or as a chump blocker, and you don't have to worry about colored mana.
Unless I've misunderstood the rules, abilities like Undying and Persist should be potent here. Everyone knows the Pauper staple Young Wolf, but even more potent in this deck is Undying Evil; just play it before a sac or in combat after blockers are declared.
Now, Burn decks are probably going to give you trouble, since even though creature death works for you, they can really shoot you in the foot by taking out Carrion Feeder and Plagued Rusalka. I'm not sure how to stop that from happening, but some ideas for how to help take the fight to 'em:
Deathgreeter will slow them down. It's got great synergy not only with your sac strategy, but also Tragic Slip and your Sideboard removal cards. Also pairs well with the aforementioned Undying; between that and your sac strategy, you'll get maximum bang for your buck out of every creature that dies.
What happens if you can't use your creatures as chump blockers because your opponent isn't attacking, but also don't have Carrion Feeder or Plagued Rusalka ready to go? Bonesplitter is a super-affordable pump that makes your creatures into chump attackers. It puts pressure on your opponents to either block & destroy your creatures, or take massive combat damage. Reusable too! If you're willing to put down a little more money, Rancor is a direct upgrade over that, provided you have the green mana.
What happens if Carrion Feeder is ready to go, but you don't have enough creatures to sac to pump it as much as you need? As long as you can sac at least one, Hunger of the Howlpack gets Morbid no problem.
2 months ago
Here's a few other changes I would make:
- Predator's Strike instead of Wild Hunger, since you have no way of paying for the Falshback, Predator's Strike is strictly better.
- Rancor instead of Unnatural Predation. I think the trade of +2/+0 for +1/+1 is worth it.
- Vines of Vastwood intead of Titanic Growth, basically for the same price you get to add Hexproof.
- Groundswell could be a replacement for Hunger of the Howlpack. You trade the permanent +1/+1 counter for a temporary +2/+2, with the possibility of upgrading to +4/+4 if you played a land, which yu want to do anyway. Plus you can trigger Landfall even if there are no other creatures on the board, something that is not possible with Morbid.
Another suggestion is to add either Manamorphose or Gitaxian Probe for Card-advantage, as they are both "free", but I don't know what you would remove for those, so I'll just leave them as suggestions for you to test out.
3 months ago
some spells to consider: Hunger of the Howlpack, Inspiring Call, Tezzeret's Gambit, Bioshift, Savage Summoning, Ratchet Bomb, Beast Within, Llanowar Reborn, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Ghost Quarter, Elixir of Immortality, Tormod's Crypt
4 months ago
Ciao, simpatico deck!
Secondo me, visti i costi di mana delle creature prenderei in considerazione qualche accelerino... esempio Scorned Villager Flip o Ulvenwald Captive Flip e inserirei qualcosa per rimuovere la board dell'avversario in modo da essere pi incisivo, tipo Prey Upon, Cartouche of Strength e Rabid Bite... (ovviamente possono essere dappoggio a Lightning Bolt che indubbiamente una carta eccezionale).
Infine farei un pensierino anche su Ember-Eye Wolf che anche se pescata in late pu fare una buona dose di danni... Hunger of the Howlpack che ci permette di tenere in vita Lican quando sono in versione Umana e Vessel of Nascency che potrebbe tirarci fuori da una situazione di stallo con la pescata giusta!
5 months ago
I see you've got Inspiring Call in the sideboard. Given the very low AVG CMC here, I suggest moving at least 1x into the mainboard, dropping a Vapor Snag or Pongify for it/them. The added bonus of it granting indestructible to your counters creatures makes it versatile, too.
While I love Pongify and Rapid Hybridization, I'm not sure you actually need blue here. There are lots of green spells that enter or create +1/+1 counters to trigger Hardened Scales, and Beast Within is so versatile, even at 3CMC it's arguably better than its blue counterparts. Of course, it would mean shifting toward a more aggro, less controlling strategy. The real upside, and the reason I'm broaching the idea, is because it will make the faster. Running mono-color means zero mana-fixing needed.