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15, Feb, 24

The Best Wolf Cards in MTG

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While they may lack the adorable charm of Cats and Dogs, Wolves are undeniably still good boys. Thanks to this Wolves are consistently a fan-favorite archetype in Commander. Receiving slow and steady typal support from Wizards, there are plenty of Wolf cards to choose from in MTG. The question is, however, which Wolf is the best?

Thanks to the latest return trip to Ravnica, it seems we have a new answer to that question. In Murders at Karlov Manor, Wizards printed a brand new Wolf Commander who is an absolute beast! Boasting proven power, this single card has inspired countless MTG players to start brewing!

If you too fall into this category, you’ll need a lot more than just a Commander to helm your deck. Thankfully, we’re here to help with exactly that! These are all the best Wolves in MTG for your next Commander deck!

The Best Wolf Commander: Voja, Jaws of the Conclave

Voja. Jaws of the Conclave

Just released in Murders at Karlov Manor, Voja, Jaws of the Conclave is the latest, and arguably greatest card on this list. As your Commander, not only does Voja offer a Naya color identity, but they also have insane card draw potential. Admittedly, while this does make them a fantastic Wolf, they’re arguably better suited for an Elf and Wolf Typal deck.

Within this ideal deck, Voja can not only draw cards but also dish out serious damage. By pumping every creature you control Voja facilitates an insanely powerful go-wide strategy. Even outside of this ideal, they’re still fantastic as a Wolf Commander as the card draw keeps your deck rolling.

If our word isn’t enough to convince you, Voja, Jaws of the Conclave had an incredible showing during a recent Game Knights episode. Helmed by Arin Hanson, this deck more than proved itself by completely annihilating the competition. Ending up as a colossal 57/57, it’s safe to say this card is strong.

5 | Cemetery Prowler

Cemetery Prowler

Printed in Innistrad: Crimson Vow, Cemetery Prowler is a potentially ruthless Wolf against the right MTG deck. Should you find yourself up against a graveyard-focused deck, this single card can hose their strategy. Unfortunately, to do this effectively Cemetery Prowler needs to always be attacking but they’re nonetheless a threat.

Alongside potentially denying your opponent’s best reanimation targets, Cemetery Prowler makes your stuff cheaper. This ability scales depending on what you’ve exiled from your or an opponent’s graveyard. Once activated, this ability is incredibly useful, even if you never attack with this Wolf again. Just getting almost every spell you have for 1 less is a godsend within any deck, let alone a green one!

On top of having a pair of rather powerful abilities, Cemetery Prowler also is simply a decent threat. Being a 3/4 with Vigilance for three, this Wolf can do some serious early work. Ideally, this will allow you to get the ball rolling on the aforementioned Exile ability so they’re not at risk later.

4 | Silverfur Partisan

Silverfur Partisan

Even with the expanded color identity that Voja, Jaws of the Conclave provides, Wolves unfortunately struggle with protection. Thankfully, Silverfur Partisan provides exactly that as they can replace your Wolves once they’re targeted by removal. So long as you can protect Silverfur, this protects your board from being whittled down little by little.

Unfortunately, while Silverfur’s protection isn’t to be scoffed at, it does come with a catch. Rather than activating whenever a Wolf is targeted, it only activates for instant or sorcery spells. Thankfully, these spells don’t have to come from your opponent, so you can grow your own board with Silverfur Partisan too.

3 | Howling Moon

Howling Moon

While technically not a Wolf itself, Howling Moon is nonetheless an auto-include within any Wolf Typal MTG deck. Capable of giving a Wolf or Werewolf +2/+2 every turn, Howling Moon can provide an always useful steady stream of buffs. Regardless of whether you’re putting this on Cemetery Prowler or just a token, it’s always a nice benefit.

As nice as +2/+2 buffs may be, the real draw of Howling Moon is its ability to create tokens. Should an opponent ever cast two spells during any turn, a 2/2 Wolf token will pop out. Considering players typically cast spells like mad in Commander, this effect should be going off frequently, to say the least.

Regardless of whether Howling Moon offers a slow burn or a flurry of activity before being removed, it’s almost always worth it. By offering consistent and easily activated value, you can just sit back and let the tokens roll in. 

2 | Hollowhenge Overlord

Hollowhenge Overlord

With Wolf Typal decks generally revolving around go-wide strategies, Hollowhenge Overlord is an absolute godsend. At the beginning of your turn, this Wolf can practically double your board, provided that you’re literally only playing Wolves. Even though Hollowhenge Overlord only creates 2/2’s, this ability is undeniably exceptional.

If doubling your already established board wasn’t enough, Hollowhenge Overloard obviously synergizes with other token doublers. With a Doubling Season or Parralel Lives in play, things can get out of hand seriously quickly. Even without either of these cards, however, Hollowhenge Overloard’s doubling effect can easily take over games if not dealt with.

Thanks to its incredible power, Hollowhenge Overlord has recently seen an absolutely staggering jump in price. Fueled by the demand for new Voja-led decks, this card is now worth around $13! While this price is hardly unheard of in Commander, it’s nonetheless an almost 600% jump over its old value.

1 | Nightpack Ambusher

Nightpack Ambusher

Sitting at the top of the food chain, no Wolf Typal Commander deck would be complete without Nightpack Ambusher. Not only is this card a lord, providing a buff to your board, but they’re a lord with Flash! This ability allows them to sneak in after blockers are declared, uprooting the expected blocks. 

By providing an unexpected board-wide buff, it’s safe to say that Nightpack Ambusher lives up to their name. As if this didn’t make them indispensable already, they can also be a rather slow token generator. Activating whenever you don’t cast a spell on your turn, Nightpack Ambusher rewards your lack of action.

Unfortunately, in Commander, this final ability won’t always activate, especially if Voja, Jaws of the Conclave is your Commander. Providing no end of gas, you’ll rarely stall out and get the added value from this card. That being said, it’s nonetheless a nice added bonus that makes Nightpack Ambusher just that little bit stronger.

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