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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Flash (You may cast this spell at anytime you could cast an instant.)
Each creature you control that's a Wolf or a Werewolf gets +1/+1 and has trample.
9 months ago
Soooo I had written this huge awesome thoughtful comment that I had just gone and previewed when the site hiccuped and there went an hour's worth of words....
Anyhow, in brief and now in list form, here are some cheap, thematic cards you might want to consider: Breakneck Rider Flip, Domri, Anarch of Bolas, Duskwatch Recruiter Flip, Geier Reach Bandit Flip, Hermit of the Natterknolls Flip, Inscription of Abundance, Howlpack Resurgence, Kessig Wolf Run, Mage Slayer, Mayor of Avabruck Flip, Moonlight Hunt, Moonmist, Natural State, Path of Ancestry, Pit Fight, Neglected Heirloom Flip, Silverfur Partisan, Soul's Fire, Village Messenger Flip, and Vines of Vastwood
9 months ago
I'd recommend Primal Rage, Cemetery Prowler, Nightpack Ambusher, Mayor of Avabruck Flip, Silverfur Partisan, Immerwolf, Howlpack Resurgence, Sage of Ancient Lore Flip, Duskwatch Recruiter Flip, Full Moon's Rise, as well as some well needed draw spells. Potentially Thrill of Possibility, Bequeathal, Harmonize, Explore, Valakut Awakening Flip.
2 years ago
The only way to really tell how much land you need is to play the deck in real games over and over again, fine-tuning the number each time. Setessan Tactics works very similarly to Strength of the Tajuru , only instead of giving your creatures permanent counter buffs, it gives them a temporary buff and the ability to tap and fight something. The fight mechanic is basically Moonlight Hunt but only 1 of your creatures is doing damage and the opposing creature also deals its damage back. As an example board state, say you had 1 Silverfur Partisan , 1 Spirit of the Hunt , and 1 Ulvenwald Captive Flip against an opponent's board of 1 3/3 beater and 1 1/1 mana dork. You could cast Setessan Tactics and pay a strive cost of to target all of your creatures. This would trigger the Partisan and cause you to create 3 2/2 wolf tokens. You can technically just stop there since paying 4 mana for 6/6 in wolves that can themselves be buffed by Howlpack Alpha and Howlpack Resurgence isn't a bad deal in its own right. Or, you could then tap the now 4/4 spirit to fight and kill the enemy 3/3 and tap either of the other two wolves to fight and kill the 1/1. If you have deathtouch on those wolves from something like Garruk Relentless Flip or Wren's Run Packmaster , you can even kill creatures much larger than your wolves. Moonlight Hunt can also do that to an extent, but it has the downside of not targeting your creatures which makes it a slight nonbo with Partisan.
2 years ago
consider dropping 2 Geier Reach Bandit Flip for 2 Hermit of the Natterknolls Flip, get extra card draw without flooding yourself with too many cards that transform your wolves, since they dont stack. Else, you could instead add 2 Cindervines to deal damage and destroy something important in a pinch.
2 years ago
In my werewolf deck, Immerwolf was always really good. it could replace Howlpack Resurgence . it keeps your wolves from turning back into humans once they transform. the only downside is a 2/2 creature is easier to destroy than an enchantment. your choice.
2 years ago
ryangemus, Lightning Bolt is an insane card, to be honest, and is more of a mainboard play than Vines of Vastwood in most cases. If you had deathtouch from something like Wren's Run Packmaster or Garruk Relentless Flip, I'd consider dropping red from the deck entirely since DT turns every Fight into a Murder and Immerwolf isn't that insane in a world dominated by Metallic Mimic s. As it stands though, Bolt is providing possibly your most efficient answer to enemy threats. For Giant Growth vs. Vines, it really depends on how much removal you're dealing with. More removal means Vines, Defense, Apostle's Blessing , and Mutagenic Growth become better. More creatures mean Growths, Might of Old Krosa , Groundswell , etc. become better. If you do choose more combat tricks, I'd definitely run the full 4 of Partisan.
All that being said, I think I'd rather remove Howlpack Resurgence before either instant. It's typically a worse lord than Immerwolf , and like the unblockable wolves, its trample benefit becomes worse the wider your deck goes. More than anything though, there's now a bit of a glut on 3-drops here, and dropping some for more 1's and 2's could smooth the curve. You can always sideboard in extra lord effects in games where you're getting hammered by Anger of the Gods sweepers or just need the extra damage to overcome a stalemate.
2 years ago
Do you have multiple copies of some of the cards? Gatstaf Shepherd Flip and Village Ironsmith Flip can easily be switched out for a couple more Scorned Villager Flips, and I would drop the Waxing Moon s for another Moonmist and Howlpack Resurgence for consistency.
Werewolves are definitely one of the flashier tribes. Have fun with them!
3 years ago
I haven't run this through any playtests, but at first glance, it seems to have a decent curve, some interaction / protection, and several anthem effects. Can you give more of an idea of what makes it feel like something's missing? Are you running into snags while playtesting?
Otherwise, just a couple general comments: I feel like Lambholt Elder Flip and Mondronen Shaman Flip are a bit weak. I'd replace them with a stronger creature (see below). And while I like the transformed side of Kruin Outlaw Flip giving menace to all your dudes, that double red worries me. Have you had trouble casting it on T3? I also don't know if I'm a fan of Instigator Gang Flip. Maybe I'd feel differently if I playtested it, but +1 to attackers seems low impact for 4 CMC. Sure, you get +3 at some point, but I'd evaluate it more on its front face.
If you were to cut any of those (potentially up to 9), here's some possible additions:
As a 4 CMC replacement for Instigator Gang, Nightpack Ambusher is both an offensive and defensive buff, and its flash speed allows it to be a combat trick as well as allowing you to better control which turn spells are played on for transform. Finally, it can generate you some bodies.
For similar reasons, Spirit of the Hunt can be a good 3 CMC replacement.
Speaking of 3 CMC, not a creature but Howlpack Resurgence is strong. Again with the flash, but in addition to the buff, you get trample, which can be really important in some matchups.
Speaking of trample, Waxing Moon is another way to get it. This might be better as a sideboard card, though, if you ever end up adding one.
And lastly, speaking of a sideboard, Silverfur Partisan might be good against certain matchups that want to one-for-one your creatures with kill/bounce effects. Full on hexproof would be better, but this at least makes the transaction more in your favor.
Finally, as an upgrade to the manabase, I'd replace Kazandu Refuge with one that doesn't enter tapped. Lots of options to choose from, but some of the better ones are Copperline Gorge, Fire-Lit Thicket (cheaper now thanks to its Double Masters reprint!), Grove of the Burnwillows, and of course Stomping Ground. Any of those could replace Karplusan Forest as well.
Hope some of this helps! +1 from me.