Daily D&D Deck Tech: Red-Green Pack Tactics

Every workday throughout the preview season for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Insight is taking a quick look at one new deck featuring the latest cards from the upcoming set. Today we attack for 6. Although, we then reap a bunch of benefits, meaning we'll do more than just deal 6 damage.

Targ Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll

We all know the flavors of red-green decks in Standard. They've been around for quite some time. Now we get a new flavor to enjoy, namely pack tactics.

Whenever we mount an attack of power 6 or more, we get rewarded with various benefits. Targ Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll boosts the team, Werewolf Pack Leader draws cards, and Tiger-Tribe Hunter allows us to fling (ideally nonattacking) creatures at blockers foolishly standing in the way. The bonuses aren't big enough that we'd go out of our way to trigger them. The thing is, we don't. We attack with big creatures anyway. After all, there's no way around classics like Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp and Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire.

targ nar werewolf pack leader

You know what works great with a condition that cares about power? Pump spells. In this deck, I decided to try out three copies of Infuriate, which is by far the most efficient of the ones available in Standard. Then we also finally have an excuse to run a full set of Rimrock Knight // Boulder Rush, much to Edgewall Innkeeper's delight. To sneak even more such effects in I opted for Primal Might, which fills both a pump spell and removal spell slot. All of this will make triggering pack tactics almost automatic. Plus, when it comes to casting The Great Henge, Infuriate is just as good as Dark Ritual.

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redki21(10.07.2021 13:11)

I can´t wait to Eldraine to rotate. I am so tired of this standard...

HaeuptlingJD(09.07.2021 09:21)(Edited: 09.07.2021 12:46)

Maybe it would be worth a try. However, I suggest to cut Tiger-Tribe Hunter and 1 Primal Might for Embercleave. Also, even with the landfall-trigger; entering the battlefield tapped is a huge disadvantage. If u actually try out such a deck please let me know how it performs depending on this and maybe a different mana-base. Thank you for this acticle - Cheers