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Choose target creature you don't control. Each creature you control that's a Wolf or a Werewolf deals damage equal to its power to that creature.
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Moonlight Hunt Discussion
1 week ago
In a best case situation, a Cream of the Crop trigger lets us set up removal such as Lightning Bolt, Destructive Revelry or Moonlight Hunt. Then, Smuggler's Copter attacks along with our creatures, and draws us the removal to be used before the Assign Blockers step.
In the worst case scenario, CoTC shows us nothing but lands, then Smuggler's Copter allows us to clear out a dead draw. Remember, CoTC triggers on undying too. Blocking with Young Wolf allows us to manipulate the top of our deck. It's not just about drawing cards. It about drawing the right cards.
I think you're ultimately correct in the sideboarding of Destructive Revelry. In my local meta artifacts and enchantments are used very frequently.
1 week ago
Yeah, I think my suspicions were confirmed in Goldfishing. I went 2-0 playing against it with Howlpack Tempo (Paper) because I had removal in Lightning Bolt and Moonlight Hunt. I played another match against it, and I went 2-1, in favor of the Howlpack again. It's all about interaction. Every removal spell Naya Wolves had was 2 mana or higher, and that can really slow down plays. Naya Wolves sneaked out a win when I started drawing nothing but lands in that one game. Once you had two Mayor of Avabruck Flip out on the board flipped, it became just about impossible to sneak any damage in. That being said, that game lasted about 10 turns because of large, gummy board-states.
I'll reiterate, this is a great deck design, but I truly believe efficient instant removal is a must have for this deck to thrive.
2 months ago
First off, you listed this deck as Standard, which it most clearly is not! I presume you meant Modern? My below suggestions rely upon that presumption.
Probably the most important card you can add to this deck is Immerwolf, which you should run four copies of. It has evasion. It has a relevant tribal boost. But, most importantly, it keeps your creatures from being transformed back into boring humans. This enables you to play a pump-enchantment and a creature in the same turn, without your creatures regressing. All that for only three mana. Perfect!
Lightning Bolt is an objectively better card than Lightning Strike. On the topic of removal, Moonlight Hunt, the card your deck is named for, is a pretty strong removal spell, and generally also better than Lightning Strike, as you can kill fairly significant threats using it.
3 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.
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.
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.
3 months ago
Hey User:Naksu! I just tested this deck against my werewolf brew, Howlpack Aggro. Let me tell you, I had to go full removal just to stand a chance against the treefolk. You may not be at competitive level with the treefolk yet, but they are on-par or above concerning the werewolves.
I played about 5 games. My wolves ended up winning, but only because of the treefolk got mana-screwed in the last game. My saving grace against a 7/7 treefolk on turn 4 was Moonlight Hunt. Once I got him off the board, I was able to stabilize. The hexproof creatures would have been my downfall if I hadn't been able to keep ramping up creature power, along with some Temur Battle Rage. This deck is quite the challenge!
6 months ago
Thanks for the kudos! Moonlight Hunt is a great card, but it's too high-variance for my tastes (i.e., INSANE when ahead on board, but blurgh with an empty board). And yeah, I'll definitely check out your deck!