Instigator Gang

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

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Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Instigator Gang

Creature — Human Werewolf

Attacking creatures you control get +1/+0.

At the beginning of each upkeep, if no spells were cast last turn, transform Instigator Gang.

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Instigator Gang Discussion

Harogi on Fire Wolves

6 days ago

Moonlight Hunt is great removal, Full Moon's Rise is a nice anthem plus regenerate is good and i personally like Instigator Gang  Flip

SecretEgret on (Owned) Ruric Thar Deck

4 months ago

Hard remove: Jaddi Offshoot, Abzan Beastmaster, Crown of Doom these cards seem extra weak either in this list in particular or overall

Jaddi? Not land focused

Beastmaster? Not fatty focused

Crown? Not wide enough

Soft remove: Nullstone Gargoyle, Dwarven Miner, Viashino Heretic

These cards are all slow, expensive, and make you a target. They are also redundant to Ruric Thar to some extent, which isn't bad, but it isn't copacetic to the plan.

Try: Ondu Giant, Borborygmos Enraged, Farhaven Elf, Viridian Emissary

What do these have in common? They're affordable, they're creatures and they ramp you to your fatties.

Then, to give your mooks some kick try cards like: Goblin Bushwhacker, Instigator Gang  Flip, Reckless Bushwhacker,

MythicMeadow on Acadian Call of the Wild

6 months ago

Loganburns Hey! Your deck looks good. You play 9 cards that cost 4 or more, this works because you play some ramp as well but I would add another land or two in order to consistently cast those high mana spells. Wolfbitten Captive  Flip is good in such a deck if you often have unspent mana mid/late game. Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip is also a good mana sink when you don't have much else to cast. If you want to be more agressive early on you could add Village Messenger  Flip and/or Geier Reach Bandit  Flip. I see you're also playing Wolfir Silverheart, this card works great with Kruin Outlaw  Flip. If you would add Village Messenger  Flip and want to consistently cast it on turn one, you should at least have 10 turn-one red sources in your deck, preferably 14 red sources. Check out this article by Frank Karsten for more information: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/frank-analysis-how-many-colored-mana-sources-do-you-need-to-consistently-cast-your-spells/.

Using Howlpack Resurgence instead of Full Moon's Rise is a tradeoff. Regenerating your werewolves will cause them to lose their +1/+0 and trample buff, resulting in you dealing much less damage. And because you play with Instigator Gang  Flip, losing trample would not be very beneficial. By instead flashing in Howlpack Resurgence on their turn you can flip some werewolves on their upkeep. A big bonus from this enchantment is that your wolves also get the same buff, Full Moon's Rise does not do this. But if you feel that you are in need of the regeneration effect more than the buff from Howlpack Resurgence, maybe because you're facing many boardwipes or other removal, you should play with Full Moon's Rise.

I like that you're using Doubling Chant, it could be a great top deck to potentially double your board presence, but it also could be troublesome if most of your werewolves are dead. Because it has a rather high mana cost you could instead use Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip for a repeatable effect, which can also be used on your opponents turn and it does not count as a spell.

MythicMeadow on The Awakening of the Lycans

6 months ago

Loganburns Hey! Your deck looks good. You play 9 cards that cost 4 or more, this works because you play some ramp as well but I would add another land or two in order to consistently cast those high mana spells. Wolfbitten Captive  Flip is good in such a deck if you often have unspent mana mid/late game. Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip is also a good mana sink when don't have much else to cast. If you want to be more agressive early on I would add Village Messenger  Flip and/or Geier Reach Bandit  Flip. I see you're also playing Wolfir Silverheart, this card works great with Kruin Outlaw  Flip. If you would add Village Messenger  Flip and want to consistently cast it on turn one, you should at least have 10 turn-one red sources in your deck, preferably 14 red sources. Check out this article by Frank Karsten for more information: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/frank-analysis-how-many-colored-mana-sources-do-you-need-to-consistently-cast-your-spells/.

Using Howlpack Resurgence instead of Full Moon's Rise is a tradeoff. When I wanted to regenerate my wolves they would lose their +1/+0 and trample buff, often resulting with me dealing much less damage than I wanted. And because you play with Instigator Gang  Flip, losing trample would not be very beneficial. By instead flashing in Howlpack Resurgence on their turn I can flip some werewolves on their upkeep. And because the same player has to cast two spells for the wolves to flip back, this would only matters if you cast another spell on their turn or if they cast two or more spells. A big bonus from this enchantment is that our wolves also get the same buff, Full Moon's Rise does not do this. But if you feel that you are in need of the regeneration effect more than the buff from Howlpack Resurgence, maybe because you're facing many boardwipes or other removal, you should play with Full Moon's Rise.

I like that you're using Doubling Chant, it could be a great top deck to potentially double our board presence, but it also could be troublesome if most of our werewolves are dead. Because it has a rather high mana cost we could instead use Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip for a repeatable effect, which can also be used on our opponents turn and it does not count as a spell.

Guydo on Werewolf

8 months ago

Mana bases in modern are usually 7 fetchlands + ~4 shocklands:

+4 Wooded Foothills

+4 Stomping grounds

I would also play about 2 Rootbound Crag and maybe 1 or 2 of either Copperline Gorge or Karplusan Forest

+4 Lightning Bolt (They are not even expensive)

-2 Mondronen Shaman  Flip

+2 Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip (Best creature for midrange decks)

-2 Instigator Gang  Flip (We have a lot of 4 mana creatures, which makes the deck slower and less aggressive/efficient)

-1 land

+3/4 Collected Company

TheDuggernaught on Werewolves

8 months ago

This is a good start! Probably much better than any decks I made when I was a new player! With that being said, I do have a few suggestions. First, I just want to to make sure that you want this to be an aggro deck that aims to win on turn 4-5. I ask because you have a few pieces in here that might lean more towards a midrange strategy in Kessig Wolf Run, Mondronen Shaman  Flip, Asceticism, Moonlight Hunt, and Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip. None of these cards really make you win fast because they have high mana costs or have abilities that cost a fair bit of mana to activate. Which is fine if you want to adjust your deck to fit more of a midrange strategy. You even maybe play a fair number of werewolves that tap for mana so you can tap Kessig Wolf Run for pretty massive swings.

I do however think that an aggro shell works better for werewolves. Some cards I might suggest are:

Aether Vial: not cheap, but works super good with werewolves since putting them into play does not count as a cast.

Instigator Gang  Flip: A little higher on the cmc, but can win games. He can pump those werewolves pretty fast.

Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip: More of a midrange beat stick. But still good enough to mention.

Breakneck Rider  Flip: Another lord-esque effect. The trample is super good.

Reckless Waif  Flip: Another low to the ground creature to put pressure on your opponent early.

Lambholt Elder  Flip: An engine that can give you a lot of card draw when you start to run out of gas. Can also block some of the more popular creatures you might find in modern.

Lambholt Pacifist  Flip: A creature with an above average body for its mana cost -- even in human form. It can attack even in its human form if you have a Mayor of Avabruck  Flip in play or any other similar effect.

Kruin Outlaw  Flip: Gives werewolves evasion.

Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip: Another card that is more meant for midrange, but it is very good at what it does. This actually sees some modern play in various competitive decks.

Village Ironsmith  Flip: fragile body, but the first strike can make it difficult to deal with for your opponent via combat.

Hinterland Logger  Flip: Another fragile body, but the power with trample can normally get a point or two of damage through.

Hermit of the Natterknolls  Flip: Maybe more of a sideboard card against control, but it can also give you a lot of card draw.

Gatstaf Shepherd  Flip: Average body in human form. The intimidate gives it a little bit of evasion.

Kessig Forgemaster  Flip: Maybe more of a sideboard card, but would not be terrible in the main. Its ability will kill almost any creature your opponent tries to chump block it with.

Convicted Killer  Flip There are better options (like lambholt pacifist), but its 4/4 body is worth noting.

Collected Company: Also not cheap. But if you haven't noticed, almost all of the cards I just listed are 3cmc or below. The instant speed also allows you to not cast anything on your turn to get the transforms, and then just cast it on your opponent's turn to grab 2 creatures form the top 6 cards of your deck.

Lightning Bolt: Might be hard pressed to find any red aggro deck without at least some of these.

MythicMeadow on The Awakening of the Lycans

1 year ago

reincarn8 If the price for Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip would be an issue you could indeed try using Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip instead. I find it troublesome that he costs , I try to keep the converted mana costs in the deck rather low. His enter the battlefield ability will not be useful on himself until he flips back, which is not that good to rely on. Kruin Outlaw  Flip is otherwise a good target for such an ability. He also want to flip alot like Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip, so it won't resolve the issue with Immerwolf. He feels too situational for me and there are other cards that could do what he does for a cheaper casting cost.

Because I already have the huntmasters I don't care that much about dropping the price. If a better alternative would be printed I would consider taking him out. As of now he is too good on his own, it can be dangerous to depend on having a great boardstate. But if someone else is troubled by his price then there are plenty of options.

My first choice would be Instigator Gang  Flip. Instead of only occasionally buffing one creature he always buffs all of our attacking creatures. Once flipped he can often win us the game. Unfortunately he relies on us already having a decent board state and the buff won't work on the defence.

If we had Collected Company in the deck then Breakneck Rider  Flip would be a good choice. We would have to cut some other cards though in order to get some more creatures in the deck. Otherwise CoCo would not work as good as we want.

By increasing the number of creatures we would also have to consider adding Domri Rade to the deck. She works great in such a deck but she is not good at being a wolf, she will miss out on all the fun.

Depending on your meta some Silverfur Partisan's could be a good option if you face lot's of removal or spells that otherwise target your wolves.

If you want to play a bit more defensively then Lambholt Pacifist  Flip is worth to mention. Although she lacks some fun synergies, a 3/3 for is not bad at all. Getting a creature with power 4 won't be too hard.

Mandalorian on The Pack Hungers

1 year ago

I think Silverfur Partisan should def be a 4 of since it synergizes so well with your creatures.

I think some of the enchantment are either unnecessary or can be upgraded to enchantments that synergize with your deck. I would drop the Blood Mist, Gruul War Chant, and Gift of Paradise for stuff like Howlpack Resurgence and Full Moon's Rise.

Naturalize is also probably pretty weak here and could be replaced. Creatures like Solitary Hunter  Flip, Brazen Wolves, Smoldering Werewolf  Flip, and Thornhide Wolves can be upgraded as well.

Here are some cards that are budget friendly I would find room for:

Immerwolf

Lightning Strike

Ulrich's Kindred

Howlpack Resurgence

Full Moon's Rise

Breakneck Rider  Flip/Neck Breaker  Flip

Duskwatch Recruiter/Krallenhorde Howler  Flip

Cult of the Waxing Moon

Instigator Gang/Wildblood Pack  Flip

For options that are above budget:

Huntmaster of the Fells/Ravager of the Fells  Flip

Mayor of Avabruck  Flip/Howlpack Alpha  Flip

Lightning Bolt

Domri Rade

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