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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|Dark Ascension (DKA)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Hunger of the Howlpack occurrence in decks from the last year
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Hunger of the Howlpack Discussion
1 month ago
Magmastorm: Nice, thanks! Your assessment of Bloodbriar's weakness are pretty spot on, in addition to the fact that "Brian" (as our little playgroup refers to him) can't actually win a game on his own. He needs trample, or pro-color, or unblockable, or Fling or something else in combination with it to actually close out a game. Regardless, I enjoy building around and playing the card, so I keep doing it.
It honestly comes down to the fact that we liked sacrifice themed decks, and Bloodbriar inspired us to build a whole crapload of them. I feel like in a lot of my Brian decks, he could be taken out, replaced with something more synergetic with everything else and the deck could be made better... but that's not the point. The point is I want to play this weird-ass, off-color, "sacrifice-tribal" enabler card and see how big I get it and how fast. XP :D
But an Atog and Brian deck sounds cool. Maybe Fling em both? If you do make it, definitely let me see it. =D
I just swapped Hunger of the Howlpack out for Burst of Strength, actually. However I've now realized that Costly Plunder is the only way I can crack Ichor Wellspring for that second card, so... looks like I found a spot for Hunger, again! Thanks a lot!
1 month ago
This looks like it could hold its own against a lot of meta pauper decks! I was initially skeptical of Bloodbriar's viability, as it is costly and has a toughness that makes it vulnerable to bolt, but with instant-speed sac outlets like carrion feeder it definitely gets a lot scarier. I'm tempted to try and make a Green-Red list myself using the artifact base to get Bloodbriar value with Atog.
You may want to consider running Hunger of the Howlpack, as it is incredibly efficient and has good synergy with modular creatures.
6 months ago
Not only must Shambling Goblin die in order for its trigger to go on the stack, but it died in the process of activating the Carrion Feeder's ability (once that ability is declared, nothing else happens until it's put on the stack and its costs paid, which in this case means sacrificing the Goblin). This means Morbid is online for the purposes of casting Hunger of the Howlpack.
6 months ago
The 1/1 creature would get 3 +1/+1 counters. Shambling Goblin must die to trigger. In response to that trigger, Player 1 can cast Hunger of the Howlpack. Since a creature died (i.e. the Goblin), you get the morbid effect (morbid just cares that any creature died).
6 months ago
Alright, person 1 has a 1/1 Creature on the board and Hunger of the Howlpack in her hand.
If person 2 sacrifices Shambling Goblin to Carrion Feeder, and target the 1/1, can Person 1 then play Hunger of the Howlpack for its Morbid effect on the 1/1, or does it then only receive a single +1/+1 counter?
8 months ago
Hi rewwer !
Those lands are great additions I hadn't thought of!
In terms of cuts, I think I can make a few suggestions.
Gruul Locket for New Horizons, Explorer's Scope for Hunger of the Howlpack, Darksteel Pendant for Entourage of Trest, Brightwood Tracker for Horned Kavu, Bladed Pinions for Mutant's Prey, Reap and Sow for Rolling Thunder, Mwonvuli Acid-Moss for Hunt the Weak.
I try to make subsitutions that make sense with mana cost and\or function as much as possible.
I hope this helps. Thank you for the kind wishes and I hope you are also staying safe.
8 months ago
Great start! You have pretty much all the good kicker cards. I think you could focus a bit more on the secondary theme of Hallar, which is +1/+1 counters. Hallar doesn't care where the counters come from, which means you don't actually need that many Kicker cards to make him deal tons of damage.
Hunger of the Howlpack is a great addition to the deck, being one of the most efficient counter-givers in Pauper.
Ivy Lane Denizen is a must have in this deck. You make plenty of tokens, which can either make Hallar massive or simply make your 1/1s into 2/2s, which is an incredible boost.
Longshot Squad gives most of your team reach. Aquastrand Spider also does it for a cost, but can also distribute counters. Spike Colony is a pretty beefy creature that can also give its counters to others. This can make combat very difficult for the opponent on top of all the synergy it gives naturally.
Horned Kavu is extremely useful in this deck, since it can re-buy so many of your ETB triggers for lots of value.
It's so hard to get card advantage in these colours. I would definitely play Entourage of Trest to try to keep up with Blue and Black decks. I also don't leave home without Rolling Thunder and Elven Cache in these colours as cards to catch you up in card advantage. You could also be running up to six cycling lands, namely Tranquil Thicket and Forgotten Cave. In terms of synergy, you could also go for Tishana's Wayfinder and Brazen Buccaneers.
9 months ago
hey Boza, thanks for your opinion. I was already thinking about adding one more land, or maybe two, but definitely not more. Adding also Loam Dryad wouldn't really do because I'm not looking to ramp up some big crature, and actually having only three lands in play can let you play a good match. What's more, you'll get the lands you'll need with Viridian Emissary, and with Altar's Reap. About the "needing a big creature" (actually only 4 cards do), yeah, having a Bloodthrone Vampire down on the board it's not always granted, but you can easily make up for her using Hunger of the Howlpack on a 3/3 Boar token, or on Viridian Emissary, which lets you play at least a 5/5 paying only 3 mana with Miming Slime or leeching 5 life with Essence Harvest (and it can often be game ending or game changing). Anyway, what would you suggest removing to add in more lands? I was thinking about moving Sylvok Lifestaff to the sideboard. I'll think about adding Loam Dryad (or some Llanowar Elves, which I prefer) instead of the two lands, to add more possible sacrifices