Spirit of the Hunt
Creature — Wolf Spirit
When Spirit of the Hunt enters the battlefield, each other creature you control that's a Wolf or a Werewolf gets +0/+3 until end of turn.
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Spirit of the Hunt Discussion
1 month ago
Immerwolf mentions Werewolves, but it's only a Wolf itself, with a decent anthem effect. If you don't mind posthumous Wolves, Spirit of the Hunt and Pack Guardian are little combat/,end of turn tricks.
2 months 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.
4 months ago
From my own experience playing pure wolves in jank Howl of the Night Pack / Wolfbriar Elemental , Feed the Pack walls, golgari Kessig Cagebreakers , and my shaman kinship deck Size of the Fight in the Dog, I highly recommend Silverfur Partisan . He's good with friendly Giant Growth and enemy Doom Blade s flying around, and he's excellent with multitarget spells like Setessan Tactics and Strength of the Tajuru thrown in. If I had to cut something first, it'd probably be Brazen Wolves since a 3 mana (sometimes) 4/3 isn't as impactful as even a Spirit of the Hunt or Witchstalker . Interestingly, both of those wolves might make decent sideboard cards, the stalker especially. The new Sarulf's Packmate is a card I haven't tested but I think is worth looking into as well. Otherwise for the side, I'd start by adding some ways to stop removal from shutting down your creatures. Asceticism is a classic pick for slower metas.
8 months 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.
1 year ago
Cool deck, but there are a few things that I’m not so sure on. Howlpack Resurgence feels like it has to be run as more than a one of, the anthem and it’s flexibility are too strong not to. Silverfur Partisan and Nightpack Ambusher are both strong cards, but there seems to lack any support for either, since you lack any targeting spells and relying on Vivien, Champion of the Wilds for flash seems too risky and inconsistent. Spirit of the Hunt seems quite good, and also gives more support for Ambusher, and running some wolf synergy auras like Mantle of the Wolf, Raised by Wolves or Wolfkin Bond, while perhaps to expensive in terms of mana, combine really well with Partisan. Moonlight Hunt is a brilliant card that I think would allow for much needed removal as well. My final suggestion may be slightly controversial, as I feel that a red splash for something like Arlinn Kord Flip or Ulrich of the Krallenhorde Flip might be better than white for Tolsimir? Not as sure on that one, but it’s certainly something to consider, although whatever colour you splash I’d recommend focusing your mana base much more towards green. I appreciate that this is a bit long, but I hope that you find this helpful in some way.
1 year ago
Vulnoth Hey mate I'm glad you like it XD it wasn't meant to be serious but the deck itself later became a bit more intense when my playgroup started targeting my wolves with spot removal and anger of the gods (which is why Spirit of the Hunt and Silverfur Partisan are in the deck). I originally had a playset of Emerald Medallion but decided to eventually change it 1 and put 3 Herald's Horn in it to try and draw through my wolves alot more. I see what you mean though. You're probably right and I don't really care too much for skalla wolf in all honesty. It's too high of a cost for not enough payoff. That being said, they're cool and all but they're not that helpful. Maybe replacing the herald's horn for medallion or just max on horn would be a smarter move than just having the 1. And instead of skalla and spirit, I can max on the lords and token producers. Plus, the ETB removal is pretty nice. I didn't know that card existed so thanks for pointing that out! All I can do is playtest some games and see what happens.
1 year ago
Upvote purely for the audacity in naming and describing your deck the way you did.
I recommend maxing out as many cards as you can for consistency, unless you just like particular cards too much to cut, which I'd understand. Rot Wolf will psych out a lot of new players because of Infect, but smart players will just tank the Poison Counters until dangerous levels because you have it inconsistently and it will cost you actual damage, so I'd cut it. Skalla Wolf sounds nice, but isn't worth the 5 CMC. Silverfur Partisan is great, but not in this deck as it wants you to run pump spells and the like, unless you play with people who pack spot removal into every deck. Spirit of the Hunt can do some cute tricks but nothing truly meaningful. Lastly, Emerald Medallion can do wonders for acceleration, but you'll lose games by only running one due to inconsistency, I'd personally cut it to include more relevant cards since you realistically only need one on board.
Duskwatch Recruiter Flip gives you something to do with free mana and maxing Mayor of Avabruck Flip helps accelerate tokens. Wicked Wolf can put in a lot of work purely because it picks off an opponent's creature on ETB. Ferocious Pup seems decent if you max out on buffs as it creates an additional body on ETB. Timberpack Wolf is worth trying, if only because Wolf as a tribe is limited.
Howlpack Resurgence is worth maxing due to Flash, and trying out Curse of Predation could be worthwhile for keeping your field swole. It's not truly a Wolf, but Metallic Mimic puts in work for tribal decks.
Hope this helps.
1 year ago
An interesting deck for sure! Are you looking for feedback? I have some thoughts, but if you're just cycling to show the deck off then feel free to ignore me!
If you're going to run cards that care about more of the same card like Timberpack Wolf, you want to run as many as you can (in this case all 4) so you have the greatest chance of them buffing each other.
Some cards you should definitely consider: Master of the Wild Hunt , Metallic Mimic , Silverfur Partisan , Spirit of the Hunt , Mayor of Avabruck Flip (for the back side, not the front side), Moonlight Hunt , Arlinn, Voice of the Pack . If you splash into red you could get Immerwolf , or if you splash into white you could get Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves .
Whatever you decide to do with it, good luck and have fun!