Kessig Forgemaster

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Kessig Forgemaster

Creature — Human Shaman Werewolf

Whenever Kessig Forgemaster blocks or becomes blocked by a creature, Kessig Forgemaster deals 1 damage to that creature.

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

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Kessig Forgemaster Discussion

TheDuggernaught on Werewolves

2 weeks 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.

vhpiasson on RG Casual Werewolves

3 months ago

Me and my girlfriend made a standard werewolf deck for her on Standard (now cycling out of it), so most I can give you are ideas.

I like Howlpack Resurgence over Full Moon's Rise since it has flash and you can pass turn without casting anything to transform your werewolves - you do lose the protection regenerate provides, though. Village Messenger is pretty agressive and is a pain to block when it flips. I don't like Sage of Ancient Lore  Flip, and I think you could run some Scorned Villager  Flip for some mana-ramps. I think Lambholt Pacifist is pretty strong by itself, but we did run 4 copies of the enchantment I mentioned and also 3 copies of Neglected Heirloom  Flip - this weapon is nasty when it flips since it also gives first strike. Kessig Forgemaster  Flip is also a pain to deal with since her damage text triggers before First Strike. Some other werewolves we used too are Hermit of the Natterknolls  Flip for draw and Breakneck Rider  Flip for another trample source. I also liked Pack Guardian because of the Flash text so you can pass turn without doing anything to transform other werewolves and dump unwanted lands to make wolf tokens. There's also some new Ixalan cards you could consider, such as Shaper's Sanctuary.

Whew that was a lot of cards, anyway, if you want more consistency, you should probably run fewer 4's and more 3's (i'd suggest around twelve 3 cmc cards), and maybe one more land (your average CMC is 2.76, I usually go 2X lands where X is the average CMC pointed out by tappedout, so in your case 22 or 23). I see you also run only 5 targeted removals (not considering the werewolves flip). I try to run between 8 to 12 removals so I can deal consistently with my opponent's board. You could just run 4 each (bolt and hunt) and maybe sideboard some more. Naturalize is a good one to sideboard and deal with non-creatures.

I'm not a pro, just play casual FNMs and casual games with friends, but that's how I try to build decks. I hope it helps.

Atticus_Glasmen on

6 months ago

add in Geier Reach Bandit  Flip to replace speedway fanatic, and Kessig Forgemaster  Flip to replace kari zev and this deck becomes much bigger but still retains its speed. if you remove deranged whelp and add Furyblade Vampire you would get much more synergy out of your falkenrath gorger. to push that synergy even further you could take out two shock and add Lightning Axe and/or take out built to smash and add in Fiery Temper these work really well with madness and as discard outlets. tons of turn four synergy to clear their board and boost everyone you have with bushwhacker.

DarkStarStorm on All things Wolven

7 months ago

An explanation for my decisions on my variant of cyphre187's deck.

Breakneck Rider  Flip: Having redundant copies is actually good, and it has immense synergy with Howlpack Resurgence. It can allow the mana curve to be lower because it scales with your board state.

Channeler Initiate: Not a wolf, but it helps your early game by functioning as a 0/1 mana dork as well as your lategame as a 3/4 body. Allows you to drop a body and still have mana for interaction.

Geier Reach Bandit  Flip: Efficient card, but redundancy is not good. 2-of to prevent drawing into multiple.

Smoldering Werewolf: A meta-pick lategame bomb. 12 of Zombies's creatures have a toughness of 1, which opens you up for a 1-for-2 scenario.

Game Trail/Sheltered Thicket: Everything that isn't Trail has the land types to enable it entering untapped. In the mid/lategame, you can cycle away Thickets that would be topdecked otherwise.

Magma Spray: Answers Relentless Dead and Scrapheap Scrounger for good. It also enables psuedo first strike with Kessig Forgemaster  Flip and Smoldering Werewolf

DanteBeleren on Human-Werewolf Tribal EDH

9 months ago

That really depends on how you wanna play the deck. Typically when I go for theme decks, I focus on the creatures being in that theme and cutting the rest. Relaying on the rest of your deck to support your theme (good or bad) isn't the worst thing to do. Since you're playing Gruul I would go for 25-30 creatures (including general) with 32-35 lands depending on how much ramp/rocks you end up running. Of your creatures, if you end up going with 30, try for ~25-5 (were)wolf-support average.

Something I always want to make sure people understand, this is you deck. If you disagree with any suggestions, and/or feel a card is terrible or fully deserves to be in the deck, by all means do as you see fit.

Personally I would go with the following creature base:

  • Eternal Witness
  • Nylea, God of the Hunt
  • Purphoros, God of the Forge
  • Xenagos, God of Revels
  • Stonebrow, Krosan Hero: This was my original WW general before Shadows over Innestrad came out, so more sentiment than anything lol
  • HolySeadramon on Mono Red Aggro.

    11 months ago

    Hungry Flames can help you take a blocker out while also damaging your opponent. It is quite better than Shock, and it can also stop Saheeli Rai from comboing (target the felidar in response to Sheeli going -2 counters and she will die).

    Also, among the two drops that you have in your maybeboard, I believe that Kessig Forgemaster  Flip is the best for you here. It is the only one of those that can actually block 1 toughness creatures without dying, can trade with some bigger creatures both in attack or defense, and can transform into a better creature later. Otherwise, Aether Chaser's first strike should not be understimated when combined with pumping spells. Not the best creature out there, but far from being the worse. However, I agree in that Reckless Bushwhacker should get a spot here. It is perfect for that finishing swing, when you play a creature, pay its impulse cost, and everyone is pumped and ready to attack.

    darleen on The Mayor's Wolves

    11 months ago

    For your creatures I would consider Village Messenger  Flip and Kessig Forgemaster  Flip. For non-creature spells: Blossoming Defense, Rush of Adrenaline, Temur Battle Rage, Moonlight Hunt, Lightning Bolt. For the sideboard maybe: Natural State, Tears of Valakut, Plummet, Tower Defense.

    Erio7 on Wolves of Cinder Trail (rev.)

    1 year ago

    I'm not entirely sure about the inclusion of Flame Lash. I would recommend Moonlight Hunt in its place, as it can do much more damage, for much less mana. You could also use Harnessed Lightning as I think it is strictly better than Flame Lash. Also, I'm not completely sure about Lupine Prototype, Ember-Eye Wolf and Deranged Whelp. There are many great wolves and werewolves, and frankly, they are some of the worst in constructed. I think you should include Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip, Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip, Silverfur Partisan, Spirit of the Hunt, and maybe Village Messenger  Flip, Sage of Ancient Lore  Flip, Cult of the Waxing Moon, Kessig Forgemaster  Flip, Waxing Moon, or Ulvenwald Captive  Flip. In the sideboard, I'm not a fan of Savage Alliance or Fall of the Titans either, as the first is not good value, and the second is too expensive without have a good synergy with surge. Maybe Rabid Bite could be useful as a form of removal instead, with Prey Upon and other fight effects from Kaladesh that we've seen. Also, this may be a bit strange, but I'm wondering if Aradara Express would be effective in here. It requires five power for an 8/6 menace, so I think it can be pulled off without creatures.

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