Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wolves in the Throne Room

We all know Elves are the most broken tribe ever. With the printing of Joraga Warcaller it's now possible to build a deck with something like 16 Elf "Lords" that give all your other Elves at least +1/+1. The deck pretty much builds itself. A few mana elves, a few Lords, a few more Lords and maybe an Overrun. It's a fun deck, and it's damn good at what it does, yeah, but it's just been done to death.

I decided to spice things up a bit, and go with the Elves' best friends: Wolves. Most "Wolf" related cards are elves. Well, there are actual creatures with the type "Wolf" but there aren't really enough playable ones to make a true Wolf tribal deck. WotC really needs to print a Wolf Lord and maybe a few good Legendary Wolf cards. I could go into white for Tolsamir and Watchwolf, but really that's just about the cream of the crop.

So the only real option is to just go with an Elf tribal deck that focuses on cranking out Wolf Tokens. This deck CAN win with elves, but usually they're just there to crank out mana and/or wolf tokens. No Joraga Warcallers kicked 10 times here. Just wolves, wolves, and more wolves.

The deck:

4 Llanowar Elves
4 Heritage Druid
4 Priest of Titania
4 Wolf-Skull Shaman
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Elvish Archdruid
2 Master of the Wild Hunt
3 Wolfbriar Elemental
4 Wren's Run Packmaster

2 Beastmaster Ascension
2 Harmonize
2 Eldrazi Monument

2 Gaea's Cradle
2 Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
17 Forest

It's pretty damned simple, really. Play elves, make mana, play more elves, make Wolf tokens, draw some cards, to play more elves and/or wolves. Kill scary things with Master of the Wild Hunt. Packmaster makes them all Death-touchy, so you only need one Wolf to kill something huge, and Eldrazi Monument makes them indestructible so they survive the attack. It also makes them Flying wolf tokens. An army of Indestructible, Flying Wolves. FUCK. YES.

Be sure and shout "Wolf pack, attack!" every time you tap Master of the Wild Hunt for his ability. "Sic 'em, boy!" is also acceptable. Do not sing Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" though, we will NOT put up with that shit. Don't sing "Rio" either, because not only is it a shitty song, it doesn't have anything to to with wolves, so it wouldn't be relevant in this scenario. My point is, Duran Duran sucks, and Master of the Wild Hunt should send his army of Flying, Indestructible Wolves to kill them.

Wait, no, my point is that if you get bored playing your boring, unoriginal Elf deck, try this one out, because it's basically the same damn deck, just, y'know, with wolves. Because wolves are awesome and elves are fags have been done to death.

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