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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
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:
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!
3 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions Blue_Flame!
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4 months ago
Absolutely surprised Distortion Strike isn't here.
Portent is an often-forgotten cheap cantrip effect that's sweet in 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.
5 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.