Hunger of the Howlpack


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy Common
Dark Ascension Common

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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

LeaPlath on Rapid onset death by infection.

7 hours ago

Bond Beetle is 1 mana for a +1/+1 buff, that is pretty eh. Replace it with another infector like Ichorclaw Myr. You can cut down to 20 lands easily, even lower for more pump.

How often will you trigger Hunger of the Howlpack?

Invigorate is free powerful infect pump.

40cal on Hunger of the Howlpack with ...

1 week ago

If I Sac'd my Young Wolf this turn it came back undying as a 2/2 I afterwards played Cloudfin Raptor, then I used Hunger of the Howlpack on Young Wolf does my Cloudfin Raptor get 3 +1/+1 because my Young Wolf got +3/+3 counters? Pretty much do all the counters go in separately one after the other?


3 weeks ago

Hey Tethys! Feeling honored you checked this deck :D

I see your point with IOK. In some games they were quite good, but I agree they're nowhere near to being a solid plan.

I used to run 3 Nissas and decided to cut one down for the Inquisitions, so she's totally back in. And 21 lands should definetely work better (with the Heaths and all, I didn't think of the budget option...).

Btw, what would you think of a future variation of this deck including white for Dromoka's Command instead of Hunger of the Howlpack, Mikaeus, the Lunarch and Archangel of Thune (and its possible infinite combo w/ Spike Feeder)? Would it be worth it?

Gandolfini on Hangarback Howlpack

3 weeks ago

Thanks zin1000 I found a way to fit in Hunger of the Howlpack and it works great. There are currently multiple ways to trigger in this deck. I added Uktabi Drake as well. With its echo sac, it is easy to get the Hunger of the Howlpack trigger, and if needed the trigger badly, I could cast Walking Ballista for 0 or cast Primordial Hydra for or sac Scrounging Bandar on upkeep to trigger Hunger of the Howlpack.

h00n on Hydra Deck

1 month ago

I think there are 2 main problems about this deck:

First one is, that your mana base is too slow, cards like Kozilek's Channeler simply aren't worth it (-> why would you pay 5 for a creature which isn't useful for anything but mana?)

The second one is, as I personally think, that you should focus on 1 or 2 different hydras, and not include any you can find, because if you build the deck around 1 or 2 cards, you can focus more on their unique mechanics (i.e. Kalonian Hydra) and therefore have a stronger core.

But I wouldn't complain if I didn't have any suggestions:

Mana base:

  1. Llanowar Elves are fine, but I doubt that you will ever need more than 4, maybe split them 3/3 with Elvish Mystic.
  2. Consider ramping cards like Rampant Growth or Cultivate (or Dawntreader Elk but I'll mention it later).
  3. Maybe Sac-Lands would do (Havenwood Battleground).


  1. Hardened Scales are basically your best friend in an Hydra deck, because every Hydra gets more counters (yay) and you can play with other +1/+1 counter cards like...
  2. Burst of Strength, Hunger of the Howlpack (Dawntreader Elk!), or Mutant's Prey, which include utility and removal.
  3. Consider creatures like Managorger Hydra (cheap hydra that goes nuts with Hardened Scales), Nessian Wilds Ravager (for removal] or Vastwood Hydra.
  4. Vastwood Hydra works very will with necessary healing spells like Momentous Fall, as you can distribute the counters on other hydras.
  5. I'd suggest Kalonian Hydra and Primordial Hydra as main damage dealers.
  6. Fun combos like Karametra's Favor + Gilder Bairn works well with hydras.
  7. Savage Summoning when playing against blue (sideboard if you want)

I hope I've made some good suggestions on improval

Squirrelbacon on Reckless Revolt Zoo

1 month ago


Looking over your list, you seem very counter influenced. Have you thought about adding in Hardened Scales and Hunger of the Howlpack?

Also, I think all zoo decks need Atarka's Command mainboard.... it's so valuable and it helps the strategy to play everything and alpha strike to end the game!

sqeq on Cute Little Hydras (◕ᴗ◕✿)

5 months ago

I'm sure that you don't need any more ideas but, I've been looking into some stuff for some of my other decks and found a few things worth mentioning. While researching I found Armory of Iroas or Rite of Passage, maybe even Blessings of Nature or Increasing Savagery. One more I found was Hunger of the Howlpack, it can be tricky to get the three +1/+1 counters, but if you do it could possibly help. I'm thinking more for sideboard options really since I really like your deck just how it is.

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