Hunger of the Howlpack

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Dark Ascension (DKA) Common

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Hunger of the Howlpack

Instant

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

Shimtalia on Kickin' it Old School

1 month ago

Thank-you all for your comments and suggestions. A few of the suggestions, well, I thought they were in there already! So here is the updates:

IN

Blossoming Defense - Cloudstone Curio - Everflowing Chalice - Inspiring Call - Molten Disaster - Mortal's Resolve - Saproling Infestation - Withstand Death - Forestx2

OUT

Champion's Helm - Deathforge Shaman - Hunger of the Howlpack - Kavu Titan - Pouncing Wurm - Primeval Bounty - Verix Bladewing - Mountainx3

Pieguy396 on Mono Green EDH

2 months ago

Hey there! Nice deck you have here! I have a few suggestions for you:

First, I'd strongly recommend adding a few cards: Kodama's Reach, Song of the Dryads, Krosan Grip, Eternal Witness, Reclamation Sage, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Shamanic Revelation, Beastmaster Ascension, and Sakura-Tribe Elder all immediately come to mind.

In addition, I'd suggest adding in a few lands; 37 or 38 is usually a good starting amount.

Finally, if you're looking for cards to cut, I'd start with Ageless Entity, Descendant of Masumaro, Permeating Mass, Young Wolf, Arbor Armament, Hunger of the Howlpack, and Sprouting Vines. In any case, good luck with your deck!

DragonzBane on Seeing Green

3 months ago

I think that Hunger of the Howlpack is a good thought, however, it will never be as large as Aspect of Hydra and the utility of Vines of Vastwood is too good to give up.

Thanks for the suggestions Blue_Flame!

Soulis on Skullbriar, the Walking Grave

4 months ago

Why Crux of Fate over other board wipe options? Also how good is Skullclamp and Shape of the Wiitigo in this deck and how often do you trigger Hunger of the Howlpack?

kamarupa on counters

4 months ago

I really like Hunger of the Howlpack in my green counters deck. Maybe also consider 1xLlanowar Reborn and 1xRogue's Passage

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on P/EDH Enchantment Battlemage infect Please Help

4 months ago

Absolutely surprised Distortion Strike isn't here.

Briar Shield, Defiant Strike, Hunger of the Howlpack, Prey's Vengeance, Seal of Strength, and Unstable Mutation are all good pump contenders.

Portent is an often-forgotten cheap cantrip effect that's sweet in Pauper.

Auramancer/Monk Idealist may not have infect, but enchantment recursion is sweet.

Captain_Howel on Deliciously Expendable Friends (Pauper)

5 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.

cak01vej on Pauper green infect pump

5 months ago

Since you run Mirran Mettle, I would change 4x Forest for 4x Tree of Tales to help activate Metalcraft.

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.

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