Rot Wolf


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia Common

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Rot Wolf

Creature — Wolf

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

Whenever a creature dealt damage by Rot Wolf this turn is put into a graveyard, you may draw a card.

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Rot Wolf Discussion

maneeper on Modern UG Infect

2 weeks ago

I had actually been considering dropping Rot Wolf for the Viridian Corrupter as it seems like a more useful effect. I have never really destroyed a creature, I just want to get past them as fast as possible. It is done! Thank you!

Snap157 on Don't Pick At It! ($50 Turn 2 win)

5 months ago

SharpJs I relly like Cathedral of War, I will certainly add it in! I used to run Rot Wolf, but I found that the three mana needed to cast it could be put to a better use. Thanks for the input!

SharpJs on Don't Pick At It! ($50 Turn 2 win)

5 months ago

A lot of Budget lists for infect play 4 Cathedral of War. Especially since they don't often need double green. Same goes for Rot Wolf. Especially since Wall of roots doesn't really push the game plan ahead while Elvish mystic can.

andylkell on Infecta

6 months ago

I really love the idea of an infect EDH deck and I really think Atraxa is the way to go to push everyone over the edge with proliferate. I play infect in modern and more casual decks in EDH. If all your creatures besides mana dorks have infect already, why so many cards that give a creature infect? Do you need to give Atraxa infect consistently? I looked up every card with infect and you can definitely increase your creature count for cheap if you can find them. The link is below. Some notable ones include Reaper of Sheoldred, Rot Wolf, and Lost Leonin. Other than that, Slip Through Space provides decent evasion as a cantrip and any protection from color spells are good at evasion and protection like Apostle's Blessing. Wild Defiance is also a way to get more out of your other spells while protecting from some of the smaller damage dealers.

I think the counter spells are a bit of a waste though. They can be useful, but if you only have 4 in your whole deck, you won't have any consistency with them so I think card draw, creatures, or pump would be better. Also, do you really need the ramp? Your curve pretty much tops out at 6 and most of it are 1-4 drops.

Sorry for the book. I love the direction you're going, just thought I'd add my 2 cents.

BMpatrol on 0 to 10 in 60 Seconds

6 months ago

@Felixlives: Makes sense! I'm definitely going to put 4x Gitaxian Probe in then, especially with the recent banning for Modern which means they will go down in price for us Pauper players.

@Burl: Now I'm seeing it... Haha I really like your suggestions, so it will be -8 Forest, +4 Lotus Petal, +2 Tranquil Thicket, -2 Predator's Strike, and +4 Gitaxian Probe. In my playtesting I have noticed that although Llanowar Augur is great bang for buck, it is too predictable, and Rot Wolf is an excellent value play but is too slow unfortunately. Gut Shot is underwhelming in Infect, but I do agree with Sandstorm, so I'll put two in. For Tormod's Crypt, you make a good point so I'll put in Relic of Progenitus as well. Thank you so much for all the great suggestions!

@lonker: Thank you for clarifying, yes I totally agree with this and will update accordingly. Thank you for the great suggestions!

Burl on Infect Primer

6 months ago

eddyeddy12: Thank you for the kind words! It runs consistently for having limited lands. Land Grant and Lotus Petal, count as mana sources in this deck, totaling 16 sources of mana. With Tranquil Thicket, Gitaxian Probe and under the correct conditions, at times even Rot Wolf; there is enough card draw to ensure a mana source. The CMC of this deck is only 1.31, and contains many "free" cost cards.

Because of these factors, this deck consistently runs on only 8 lands.

Stormkiko on Wolf-only

6 months ago

I'd probably replace 4x Mountain with something like Looming Spires. An addition or alternate to Spreading Flames would be Serpentine Spike which deal more overall damage to creatures; Good for various wipes. Outnumber is a good option if you get creatures out fast. Tears of Valakut is another way to deal with a flying creature. It hits hard enough to take out most flying, there's also Aim High for defending after you attack or you could go straight up with Plummet. If you need something to deal with big creatures, Moonlight Hunt is a good swarming card. Deranged Whelp is good fodder for rushes as it removes an extra defender or just does two straight. If you want to make your opponent really think about what they want to do Rot Wolf is a fun card. Finally Wolfir Silverheart is essentially an 8/8 and boosts another card by 4/4.Wolfir Silverheart

Burl on 0 to 10 in 60 Seconds

6 months ago


So your lands should look like this:

4x Lotus Petal

2x Tranquil Thicket

12x Forest

18 total mana sources

You can run low Forests so long as you have Thickets, Petals, and Probes. The slot you free up is for Gitaxian Probe

I would also recommend:

-2 Predator's Strike

+2 Llanowar Augur


-2 Giant Growth

+2 Rot Wolf

Laslty, (meta depending) sideboard:

Gut Shot or Sandstorm over Vitality Charm

Fog for a mirror match if your playing against infect

Relic of Progenitus is just better (imo) than Tormod's Crypt as it can be used multiple times and replaces itself

Noxious Revival is always another option.

Hope this helps.

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