Meet Nightpack Ambusher from M20:
Creature – Wolf
Other Wolves and Werewolves you control get +1/+1.
At the beginning of your end step, if you didn’t cast a spell this turn, create a 2/2 green Wolf creature token.
It’s all about the Risen Ree… Err… Breeding Pool
The new Standard is chock full of awesome new Breeding Pool decks. Big mana ramp is giving our old buddy Hydrod Krasis new life.
Risen Reef is appearing in a variety of Temur Elementals decks, slapping palms with two different types of M20 Chandra, going wide, and going tall.
There is an unbelievable new Simic Deck with an infinite combo driven by Drawn from Dreams. Imagine having four permanents in play and then free-playing Omniscience (and everything else you might want to do right after). Mike thought this was going to be his favorite deck — or at least Simic deck — of the week.
That is, until Patrick introduced him to Nightpack Ambusher.
Nightpack Ambusher in Simic Flash
We’ve seen Azorius Flash decks for years… But URZA2109 gave us a sweet new Simic deck… That plays almost entirely on the opponent’s turn!
Check out this lineup:
- Brineborn Cutthroat – Flash… And a ton of upside based on your other 16 flash guys (and permission)
- Frilled Mystic – Flash… That utterly destroys last season’s crop of “big spell” decks
- Merfolk Trickster – Flash (and flashy)
- Spectral Sailor – Flash; flashy on one… and really flashy on five (Whispers of the Muse, anyone?)
The unbelievable beauty of Nightpack Ambusher in this deck is that you almost never cast anything on your own turn. The only card in the entire main deck that plays main phase is Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer. That means that — unless something is going waaaaay wrong — you are making a 3/3 Wolf every turn.
With 10 permission spells (and 3 Unsummons for those Frilled Mystics) this is a tough setup to beat once you get the big Wolf down.
Shifting Ceratops Ain’t no Slouch, Neither
URZA2109 put together a heck of a sideboard. All these cards are great; but the Core Set 2020 additions are super great!
There are already four Shifting Ceratops to kill Teferi, Hero of Dominaria to death (with haste); we just think a fourth Aether Gust might make sense… To counter other players’ Shifting Ceratops 😉
There were a ton of new Core Set 2020 decks revealed this week, from B/W Vampires to Jund Dinosaurs. Check them all out now!