Wren's Run Packmaster
Creature — Elf Warrior
Champion an Elf (When this creature enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you exile another Elf you control. When this creature leaves the battlefield, that card returns to the battlefield.)
: Put a 2/2 green Wolf creature token onto the battlefield.
Wolves you control have deathtouch.
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Wren's Run Packmaster Discussion
2 weeks ago
first wave of cuts: Unbridled Growth does literally nothing in mono-green, Prophetic Prism same reason, Karametra's Favor don't need. also anything that is giving you energy you dont need it. unless you have some pay off for energy there is no point in running those
things to add (this is a long list so obviously just pick things up as you can. also not all of this will fit in but this is all good stuff):Arbor Elf, Allosaurus Rider, Birchlore Rangers, Bow of Nylea, Cultivate, Devoted Druid, Drove of Elves, Druid of the Cowl, Eladamri, Lord of Leaves, Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Champion, Elvish Harbinger, Elvish Mystic, Elvish Promenade, Elvish Vanguard, Everglove Courier, Explosive Vegetation, Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Fyndhorn Elder, Gaea's Herald, Gladehart Cavalry, Glissa Sunseeker, Greatbow Doyen, Green Sun's Zenith, Greenweaver Druid, Gyre Sage, Heritage Druid, Harmonize, Hunting Triad, Immaculate Magistrate, Imperious Perfect, Joraga Treespeaker, Joraga Warcaller, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Mentor, Lys Alana Bowmaster, Lys Alana Huntmaster, Masked Admirers, Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Norwood Priestess, Nullmage Shepherd, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Priest of Titania, Realm Seekers, Reclamation Sage, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary, Tajuru Preserver, Talara's Battalion, terrastodon, Thornweald Archer, Titania's Chosen, Viridian Shaman, Wellwisher, Wildslayer Elves, Winnower Patrol, Wirewood Elf, Wren's Run Packmaster, Yeva, Nature's Herald
(takes giant breath)
yeah.. its a lot of stuff. I got a little carried away.. also this is not a budgeted list of suggestions. you will need some of the $3-10 cards to make elves a serious threat.
3 weeks ago
2 months ago
Yes, you're right, having a multicolored manabase is extremely punishing in these days Modern (trust me, I play Esper.).
But, my suggestions are more toward the fact that there are some cards in your list that really don't go further into swarming neither into pumping up counters, such as Omnath. And Wren's Run Packmaster... well, it doesn't really sum up anything to your gameplay, when you could spend these 4 mana to gather some actual game changing value (trample, more counters or even two 2-drop creatures with good ETB triggers).
Anyhow, keep on playing! Tribal decks are really cool! I used to play a 5-color Slivers, and now I'm into Esper Spirits. I love creatures that share a type. My wet dream is a deck that can use Coat of Arms and/or Shared Animosity to its full power.
3 months ago
I'm wondering if anyone has run Wren's Run Packmaster in their EDH deck before? If so, was it worth it? How many Elves did you find was necessary to include in your deck to ensure a reliable Champion trigger happening? Wolves with Deathtouch seems very solid but, I'm debating if it's worth it to cut some of my Eldrazi wolves to make room for a small Elf pack to run the Packmaster.
3 months ago
Best solution to consistency would probably be multiple copies of Elvish Harbinger to reliably fetch your singles that you need for any given situation.
Extra card draw can't hurt either. Temple Bell, Rites of Flourishing, Howling Mine and the like will help your hand in keeping up with the mana production. Geier Reach Sanitarium lets you filter out low impact cards and extra lands once your elves reach critical mass. Elemental Bond is great if you get in enough buffs. Then there's always the dangerous Recycle, which can either win or lose you the game.
All the above should be more or less budget friendly. If you start looking for something more valuable, first thing would probably be switching your Nissa to some of the more expensive versions. Nissa, Vital Force is currently quite affordable, but the price may fluctuate wildly while it stays in standard. The original Nissa Revane is probably the most flavorful in a tribal style deck.
4 months ago
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood should be an automatic inclusion here.
Bramblewood Paragon can bring great value at 2 CMC, since most of your elves will be warriors. Wren's Run Packmaster is an awesome mana dump, since who doesn't love repeatable token generation without tapping? Bigger body than usual on an elf is also somewhat burn resistant. Immaculate Magistrate is a good protector for your more important dudes. Wilt-Leaf Liege can bring some love to your non-elves too. And if you need more overkill, there's always Strength of the Tajuru.
Awakening seems a bit dangerous, since your opponents get the benefit too, mitigating some of your mana advantage. You're already running multiple safer options, so that would be the first card I'd drop. The Great Aurora is also a bit of a double edged sword, since you are running a very low land count, and at that mana cost you should already have too many tokens in play to cast it without killing yourself. Altar of Dementia feels a bit out of place in flavor, even if it can be a win con without haste.
4 months ago
Scarecrone is a deviation from the primary goal of the deck (blowing up permanents). While it is a scarecrow, I will never let Reaper King slap the grave. Too many reanimation shenanigans can occur that aren't interactive for my deck type and would ultimately cause me to waste resources on retrieval. Even if that isn't enough for you, I don't run nearly enough artifact creatures to see this as a useful option.
Conspiracy is in as a loop enabler, not to turn everything into scarecrows. The type-specific champions (Boggart Mob, Lightning Crafter, and Wren's Run Packmaster) as well as cards like Restoration Angel, Moggcatcher, and Skyshroud Poacher all become far more flexible with Conspiracy. It's primarily for assembling the combo when my primary methods fail and gets removed prior to hitting critical mass. Think Xenograft would be easier to work with?
Got any suggestions for other cards to abuse?
6 months ago
Token makers Imperious Perfect, Wren's Run Packmaster, Sacred Mesa, Assemble the Legion, Call of the Herd, Shrine of Loyal Legions, Rootborn Defenses, Raise the Alarm, Midnight Haunting, From Under the Floorboards, Decree of Justice, Growing Ranks, Scion of Vitu-Ghazi, Cloudgoat Ranger, Emeria Angel, Geist-Honored Monk, Call the Scions, Selesnya Charm
Card Draw: Jace's Ingenuity
Other/value/Build-around cards: Elvish Visionary, Phyrexian Rager, Murderous Redcap, Catacomb Sifter, Painful Quandary, Guttersnipe, Satyr Firedancer, Shrine of Burning Rage, Vampire Nighthawk, Dungeon Geists, Flametongue Kavu, Bituminous Blast, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Qasali Ambusher, Mother of Runes, Sunforger, Open the Armory, Glare of Subdual, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Savage Knuckleblade, Woodland Wanderer, Serendib Efreet, Void Grafter
In case you wanted to add more things to your list.