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Transformers! Werewolves in Disguise!

Modern* Aggro RG (Gruul) Tokens Werewolf Zoo



After throwing a makeshift werewolf deck together for casual and have it do pretty well I've decided to actually build one.

How this deck ruins your new carpet...

Creatures -

Reckless Waif  Flip - It may not be Delver, but who wants to argue over a 3/2 for one mana?

Wolfbitten Captive  Flip - I was running Young Wolf here but the utility of the pump effect should help in the early game. Especially when everyone's getting 2/2s for one mana these days.

Mayor of Avabruck  Flip - Yeah, you know this guy.

Immerwolf - Gets more use out of your werewolves by keeping them big and angry.

Daybreak Ranger  Flip - Makes you wish you'd draw that Drogskol Captain already.

Kruin Outlaw  Flip - Uses her charm to keep you from killing her 2/2 and possibly boosted first striking self, then once you turn your back it's all "Rawr! Snarl! Om nom nom..." Ah, love is a fickle thing...

Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip - Kicks ass while flipping back and forth, still kicks ass with Immerwolf on the board.

Burn, Planeswalkers, other Tools for being a toolbag...

Bonfire of the Damned - Drives back enemy hordes from the hand. On the draw? It's an unblocked wolf stampede waiting to happen.

Descendants' Path - I needed something to replace Green Sun's Zenith. Playing my creatures for free sounded enticing.

Full Moon's Rise - The conversion to more of a werewolf tribal deck made this a must have. Especially since this deck has a problem with heavy removal.

Garruk Relentless  Flip - Spits wolves out his mouth, then flips and spits them out his ass. Lets me sacrifice tokens or other wolves for better wolves.

Moonmist - Makes my werewolves angrier and prevents all combat damage that would be dealt by everything but them? Winning!

Cavern of Souls - Long lost members of the pack cast a ward of protection over this place.

Kessig Wolf Run - This card sucks, why did I put it in here?

Keep that sideboard growling...

Ancient Grudge - Werewolves hate artifacts. This card hates artifacts twice as much.

Bramblecrush - For those times when an Ancient Grudge just won't do.

Creeping Renaissance - Every time I go to town, people start kicking my dogs around. It makes no difference if my dogs are hounds, you better stop kicking my dogs around.

Pillar of Flame - Ensures your opponent's zombies go to hell and stay there.

Revenge of the Hunted - How you gonna eat Little Red Riding Hood without a Big, Bad Wolf?

Tree of Redemption - No idea. The wolves probably gather around it and howl.

Witchbane Orb - Werewolves are very temperamental, so why piss off their leader?

Zealous Conscripts - You know what people really hate? Getting beat with their own pimp.

+1's and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!



Emrakool says... #1

I'm thinking about adding Bonfire of the Damned in place of Devil's PlayMTG Card: Devil's Play when it's released as a one-sided board wipe.

April 14, 2012 7:28 a.m.

Zzdragon23 says... #2

Well since you are making this for FNM one thing that you will need is a 15 card side board, or else you will get DQ'd I know it's not much help in the deck itself, but I'm new and i just know the rules :) Trying to be a judge here! :D

April 15, 2012 10:25 a.m.

Emrakool says... #3

Oops! Forgot I moved certain cards to the mainboard. Thanks for the reminder. :)

April 15, 2012 10:36 a.m.

Zzdragon23 says... #4

Haha :) no problem dude, oh if you ever ever need onortidox magic decks that make people go WUUUTTTT? Just hit me up on my wall and i can think of something for you :D

April 15, 2012 10:46 a.m.

Emrakool says... #5

Some day I want to build a competitive man-land deck. Not sure if it'll work though.

April 15, 2012 1:17 p.m.

Rykashu says... #6

is a much better replacement. If you really want to flip Garruk, there are still other options on your own side of the field if you can't find something on your opponent's side.

April 17, 2012 5:47 a.m.

Emrakool says... #7

The Metamorph has too many uses to leave out though. It's effectively a 2nd copy of any creature or artifact in my deck or my opponent's. Not to mention it knocks off game-ending legends. Kessig CagebreakersMTG Card: Kessig Cagebreakers will likely go in my sideboard as a recovery against opposing board wipes. Not much use for Corrosive GaleMTG Card: Corrosive Gale with Bonfire in the mainboard.

April 17, 2012 6:11 a.m.

Rykashu says... #8

I hadn't realized Phyrexian MetamorphMTG Card: Phyrexian Metamorph copied anything on the battlefield, it's better than I first gave it credit for. Being able to take down those legends is nice, but for my use I would still sideboard it until needed.

April 17, 2012 6:21 a.m.

Emrakool says... #9

Just got locked down today by Platinum EmperionMTG Card: Platinum Emperion in casual play. My friends make some weird choices for maindeck cards. Guess they're tired of playing me, haha...Was cool that around turn 6 I started cranking out 3 5/5 wolves per turn.

April 19, 2012 1:18 a.m.

Rykashu says... #10

2 Nightfall PredatorMTG Card: Nightfall Predators and RR will take care of that... or one getting +1 attack from somewhere combined with an incinerate.

April 19, 2012 1:37 a.m.

Rykashu says... #11

You could have even turned their own trick against them with your Phyrexian MetamorphMTG Card: Phyrexian Metamorph. Of coarse I know this all depends on card draw.

April 19, 2012 1:38 a.m.

Emrakool says... #12

Yeah already had one Metamorph on the board and never drew the Ranger. Was waiting on 2 more land to hit it with Devil's PlayMTG Card: Devil's Play which is Bonfire for the moment, but they were using Sword of Body and MindMTG Card: Sword of Body and Mind and topdecked it before I could kill the Emperion.

April 19, 2012 2:12 a.m.

MagnaLynx21 says... #13

Sword of Body and Mind.


April 26, 2012 7:46 a.m.

Emrakool says... #14

The damn card had to fit into some deck didn't it? Haha...

April 26, 2012 5:45 p.m.

MagnaLynx21 says... #15

Heck, it's probably has the second most relevant colour protections right now, so feel free to bitch slap that pesky 3/2 flyer! ;D

April 27, 2012 4:37 a.m.

Zesty says... #16

What about Pyreheart WolfMTG Card: Pyreheart Wolf? Provides same ability as outlaw, but you don't have to flip it and it affects all your creatures. +undying!

April 30, 2012 4:01 p.m.

Emrakool says... #17

I'll probably board one of them and find out if I like it our not. With I at least have a chance to cast MoonmistMTG Card: Moonmist on the turn it comes out and swing with everything else. If only I could give Pyreheart WolfMTG Card: Pyreheart Wolf haste...

April 30, 2012 8:18 p.m.

Zesty says... #18

hehe Crimson MageMTG Card: Crimson Mage?

May 1, 2012 8:13 p.m.

zandl says... #19

+1 for realizing that is still really good with over ? There are three reasons, really. First, Gang affects your board the turn it comes out. Second, , though it sits at CMC 3, requires two Red mana, which is your odd-man-out color. It might be difficult to find a second Red source by your third or fourth turn.

Overall, however, I like the build.

May 7, 2012 3:02 a.m.

Emrakool says... #20

Either one will probably stay a 2 of as they're more mid to late game icing on the cake. I'll stick with for now and look elsewhere if she doesn't live up to the task. Also, since I'm not running Full Moon's RiseMTG Card: Full Moon's Rise I feel like I'll get better mileage out of the mass evasion.

May 7, 2012 6:48 a.m.

miracleHat says... #21

if you're wondering, I don't like mill to much and Sword of Feast and FamineMTG Card: Sword of Feast and Famine is in my opinion the best sword. you may differ in thoughts, fine with me

May 18, 2012 7:06 p.m.

zandl says... #22

Sword of Body and MindMTG Card: Sword of Body and Mind is really good against Delver, though. No Vapor SnagMTG Card: Vapor Snag, protection from all of its creatures, and chump blockers for its Geists.

May 18, 2012 7:54 p.m.

Fibbe says... #23

How good are Thunderous Wrath and card:Descendants' Path?

September 4, 2012 2:04 p.m.

Emrakool says... #24

Thunderous Wrath is a nice card. I might cut back to 2 again but I wanted some removal and with Incinerate leaving Standard soon and card:Full Moon's Rise taking its place in this deck I didn't want to flood the 2cmc spot. If Lightning Bolt shows back up I'd use it but for now I prefer Wrath for its miracle cost over most 1cmc burn in Standard.

For tribal decks like this one, I am loving card:Descendants' Path. It's an aggressive deck, meant to run over people with angry, mangy creatures. So I want to get my hand emptied out and then what? I could wait til I draw more creatures, or force myself to. Though it's a risk/reward strategy it's also reusable, either I play a creature for free and then draw for my turn or drop something to the bottom of my library and draw for the turn. It even keeps me from shoving a Thunderous Wrath in my hand if I don't have red mana to pay its miracle cost.

September 4, 2012 2:59 p.m.

+1 for hilariously well-written info text!

Made my day good sir!

September 18, 2012 1:05 p.m.

Emrakool says... #26

Thanks! Been planning on adding some comic relief to my other decks at some point. So far other than this deck:tenacious-e-tribute-100th-upvote-edition has gotten the extra love.

September 19, 2012 12:27 a.m.

SeniorGomez says... #27

Hey man I like your list, but I'd just like to point you towards mine. The description is a tad old, but the deck has been proven in various tournaments, winning FNMs, placing earning 3rd in a weekly standard and being in four way tie for 1st in another weekly standard.

Mighty Morphin' Power Wolves

Enough of my advertising, I'd suggest going:

-1 Immerwolf, +1 Kruin Outlaw (3-ofs are staticitcally identical to 4-ofs in drawing outside the opener, where you would rather see a waif or captive)

-2 Descendants Path, +1 Huntmaster of the Fells, +1 Reckless Waif (See above, huntmaster's on par with Mayor and Outlaw for power level in werewolf tirbal as a finisher which may warrant another copy, an alternative is another Full Moon's Rise which I would personally swap with something akin to Flames of the Firebrand to remove threats, and move FMR to the SB)

-2 Thunderous Wrath, 2 Daybreak Ranger to sideboard, +4 Pillar of Flame (Thunderous Wrath hurts you A LOT in the opener, Ranger isn't ideal for every match up, and Pillar is a shock with a zombie-hating bonus)

October 16, 2012 10:04 p.m.

SevenSeasAgo says... #28

I play werewolves was well. I've noticed that Reckless Waif  Flip does much better than Wolfbitten Captive  Flip .

October 16, 2012 10:51 p.m.

Emrakool says... #29


I really haven't had many issues with Thunderous Wrath . While it's bad in the hand, I'm only running 2 copies and by the time this deck's at 6 mana I'll hopefully have my opponent somewhere around 5 life.

As far as Pillar of Flame goes, with my work schedule any tourneys I go to are few and far between. Out of the group I normally play with I'm the only person who owns a zombies deck. Also since one of my friends runs about 90% black control and another believes no deck is complete without a board wipe, card:Full Moon's Rise is great for keeping my hounds around. Trample doesn't hurt either. :)

In my opinion card:Descendants' Path is fantastic in tribal decks like this one and I'm more than happy to drop one on the field once I've unloaded my hand. I may consider cutting Daybreak Ranger  Flip as I probably use him the least.

October 17, 2012 12:15 a.m.

Timekeeper says... #30

+1 for sheer flavor (love the descriptions) and for having what appears to be a well-balanced deck.

October 17, 2012 3:06 a.m.

Rarfaelz says... #31

card:Descendants' Path maybe inst really needed. Werewolfs are low mana cost.

October 17, 2012 2:41 p.m.

Emrakool says... #32

I don't use card:Descendants' Path because I can't afford to play more spells. The reason I use it is because once I empty my hand unless I have Garruk out and flipped I have to wait to draw more creatures.

At it's worst card:Descendants' Path is going to dump a land or non-creature spell to the bottom of my library, then I draw (hopefully a creature). At best it lets me cast a creature for free, then draw (hopefully a creature). I really haven't had any issues with it.

October 17, 2012 3:50 p.m.

zandl says... #33

Still. Praise for apparently being the only other person on T/O who understands that Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip is still really good with Immerwolf .

The other people, I guess, just don't like getting two life, two 3/3 bodies, two Shock s, and a 5/5 Trample for four mana.

November 25, 2012 10:52 p.m.

Emrakool says... #34

Guess they don't. I've had a 8/7 Ravager of the Fells  Flip  Flip at best with Immerwolf , 2x Howlpack Alpha  Flip  Flip, and card:Full Moon's Rise around for regenerate if need be.

So two life, two 5/5 bodies, two Shock s and an 8/7 Trample for four mana must not make the cut these days.

November 26, 2012 12:20 a.m.

zandl says... #35

Guess not.

If anything, Immerwolf + Huntmaster is better for your aggro deck because it keeps Huntmaster on the pissed-off side, smashing face as a 5/5 with Trample.

November 26, 2012 12:23 a.m.

Emrakool says... #36

This is true. With the exception of multiple Mayors cranking tokens out their asses, Huntmaster and Kruin Outlaw  Flip are my best offensive creatures. Best to keep them angry.

November 26, 2012 12:27 a.m.

Fibbe says... #37

Might I suggest Rancor ?

While I personally have more of a Kruin Outlaw  Flip focus in my deck, I still think it would be good here, since it forces your opponent to have a counterspell, instant speed removal, or some way to deal with every single creature you play, flipped or unflipped.

What kinda metagame is this intended for btw?

November 27, 2012 8:08 a.m.

Emrakool says... #38

I tend to play against a lot of control, which makes card:Full Moon's Rise work nicely for me. Despite losing the +1/+0 and trample on all my werewolves, I can keep my board presence around by sacrificing it. Extra Kruin Outlaw  Flip I may consider, I'm usually not all that impressed with Daybreak Ranger  Flip .

February 13, 2013 12:26 a.m.

rico996 says... #39

How about Instigator Gang  Flip ?

December 14, 2013 12:02 p.m.

Emrakool says... #40

I've definitely been gaining some respect for Instigator Gang  Flip lately. Actually I haven't played this deck since rotation. Still have the cards in case I decide to have a little fun with it again. Maybe I'll try to find room for a couple if I do. :)

December 15, 2013 6:33 p.m.

MyRevival says... #41

I really wish the werewolves had been stronger during that block. I know that there were a lot of design issues with them though, and that prevented them from releasing them at the format wrecking levels that they were originally designed at.

Either way, I like the way the deck looks and runs, and your description was flawless in its delivery!

February 3, 2014 10:46 a.m.

Emrakool says... #42

Thanks! Been awhile since I've taken the wolves out for a spin but they were fun while it lasted. Not really so much luck competitively, but they could easily swarm a board at the kitchen table.

February 6, 2014 12:48 a.m.

Smeltz45 says... #43

Do you have an updated list now that SOI has come out. I realize this is an old thread , but i have been trying my list and it seem to be ok in competitive. my big creatures seem to be rough for opponents to deal with. Where are the Weres in Modern

June 3, 2016 8:55 a.m.

Indexxical says... #44

I love Garruk Relentless  Flip and definitely need 2 more of him. Spawning creatures with deathtouch only increases the number of effects your werewolves will have once transformed. Descendants' Path is also a good choice and has good synergy with Cavern of Souls. Now all you need is AEther Vial!

I'll be using Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip in Eldritch Moon where it seems like constantly transforming will be the norm, but alongside Immerwolf, I feel like he's not being used to his full potential. Geier Reach Bandit  Flip and Lightning Bolt are also worth considering, but this looks like a fun deck with interesting cards in it.

July 1, 2016 5:35 a.m.

colton815 says... #45

werewolves have a better 1-drop than reckless waif. you also have no creature removal whatsoever, which will lose you games in modern. werewolves also benefit greatly from Aether Vial. i'm honestly surprised nobody else mentioned it before me. check out my own werewolf deck for a better idea of how to make the most of them.

June 2, 2017 8:47 p.m.

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