Vildin-Pack Alpha

Creature — Werewolf

Whenever a Werewolf enters the battlefield under your control, you may transform it.

At the beginning of each upkeep, if a player cast two or more spells last turn, transform Vildin-Pack Alpha.

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vildin-Pack Alpha Discussion

Neotrup on Flickering a Flip Card

8 months ago

If you controlled Arcane Adaptation naming Werewolf and Vildin-Pack Alpha , then cast Flicker on your Abolisher of Bloodlines , it would reenter as Voldaren Pariah  Flip, then trigger Vildin-Pack Alpha 's ability and transform into Abolisher of Bloodlines , triggering it's own ability.

If you control Abolisher of Bloodlines enchanted with Metamorphic Alteration choosing Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and tap it to draw a card and discard a card while you have enough cards in your graveyard, you will exile Abolisher of Bloodlines then return it to the battlefield transformed as Abolisher of Bloodlines (causing Metamorphic Alteration to be put into the graveyard, as the object it was enchanting left the battlefield). As it entered as Abolisher of Bloodlines instead of transforming into it, it would not cause it's ability to trigger.

Akromathia on Flipping tokens?

1 year ago

This is me again, the same old stubborn girl trying to make Werewolves work in modern.

So while looking for new strategies, I got into a weird interaction between cards, and I really need some enlightenment.

So I had Helm of the Host attached to a Werewolf for the first time in my life, specifically on Instigator Gang  Flip. At the same time I had Vildin-Pack Alpha .

So my question is this. Combat phase, the Helm resolves, makes a copy of the Gang, being an Werewolf that has not yet flipped, the Alpha should make it do so, but since it is a toke, would it "token flip"?

Thank you very much!

furiousgeorj on Wolf Lord

2 years ago

cdkime and Sagarys

Thanks for the feedback.

Most of my werewolves aren't actually human so I am not sure Moonmist and Immerwolf would be too helpful, but i think i will get some to play around with. Geier Reach Bandit  Flip is what i use to accelerate and Waxing Moon to flip it or others after i have Vildin-Pack Alpha. I already am planning on getting Rootbound Crag but i don't think i can justify the others as I don't play too competitively. Ulvenwald Captive  Flip i am pretty iffy on, but i had some to fill out and was thinking of dropping them for something else? Wolfkin Bond i may get rid of, and reduce some of my other creatures to get some Springsage Ritual and Prey Upon to get rid of troublesome permanents.

RicketyEng on Transforming Dinos In Cars!

2 years ago

I haven't tried going completely one way or the other, but it has occurred to me that doing so might have its advantages. If I were to try it I would probably go full dinosaur since those are more readily available to me. For going full dinosaur I would be torn between using Grimlock or just using Gishath since he would offer card advantage that Grimlock doesn't. Gishath is also 100% legal.

Huntmaster of the Fells might be my only pre-SOI werewolf. I think there are a number of the best ones (and other relevant tribal cards) which I would have to track down. However, a werewolf version could have put some focus on a particularly interesting interaction with the Eldritch Moon werewolves. There are one or two effects like Vildin-Pack Alpha which would allow the EMN werewolves to transform immediately and for free and their transformation is permanent.

The conclusion I come to is that I think Grimlock would be perfectly fine for a full werewolves deck (and probably the best werewolf commander). His place commanding a full dinosaur deck is certainly good (and extremely flavourful), but could be debated.

For myself, the foreseeable future has my version of Grimlock continuing to seek representation from each of his three supported tribes. Some of these card decisions may lower the power overall, but I am doing it for the novelty.

CrazedGinger on How etb triggers interact with ...

2 years ago

I've seen similar questions to mine but I just need clarification. Assume I have a Vildin-Pack Alpha, Temur Ascendancy, and an Adaptive Automaton(werewolf) or Metallic Mimic on the battlefield at the same time. I cast Kruin Outlaw  Flip, she flips become Terror of Kruin Pass  Flip. Do I draw a card? Would the outcome be different if it was a Mondronen Shaman  Flip etb but not flipping?

Pheardemons on Howling in the Night

2 years ago

Are you trying to keep this strictly budget tribal? Also, Have you seen the new werewolves in the new innistrad block? One that comes to mind is Geier Reach Bandit  Flip which transforms into Vildin-Pack Alpha which should be in every werewolf deck. Also, why no Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip?

Tyrant-Thanatos on Riku of Two Reflections and ...

2 years ago

Basically it's your choice, based on what order you put the two triggers on the stack. Riku doesn't copy the creature while it's on the stack, he copies it after it enters the battlefield.

When you play Wolfbitten Captive  Flip, both effects trigger, you choose what order they go on the stack in. If Riku's effect resolves first (because you put it on the stack last) it will create a copy of Wolfbitten Captive  Flip, then Vildin-Pack Alpha  Flip will trigger off the token. Tokens can't be transformed, so it will remain a Wolfbitten Captive  Flip, and the original will transform into Krallenhorde Killer.

On the other hand, should Riku resolve second (because you put it on the stack first), it will create a copy of the already-transformed Krallenhorde Killer after Vildin-Pack Alpha  Flip resolves. Notably, again, tokens cannot transform, so a Krallenhorde Killer token will always remain in it's non-human form.

Okamaru on Riku of Two Reflections and ...

2 years ago

If Riku of Two Reflections and Vildin-Pack Alpha  Flip are out and a have a Wolfbitten Captive  Flip enter the battlefield can I have Riku of Two Reflections make a copy of it's flipped side Krallenhorde Killer? or can Riku of Two Reflections only make a copy of the Wolfbitten Captive  Flip?

I'm a little shaky on how a copy effects would work on double faced cards on the stack. I know you can put the triggers on the stack anyway you want since they both are triggering when the creature enters, I'm just not sure who needs to go on the stack first to make a copy of the flipped side of the card or if it's even possible.

Thank you for your time and help!

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