Arena Standard - [M20]Wolfcane Adaptation Jank

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26 4 6 24
Midrange Jank
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This is a just for fun jank deck. I wouldn't recommend crafting for this deck if you are on a budget.

One of the more fun decks I came across was a Bant Wolf "Tribal" deck created by Dr. Spilikin. This was right before M20 was released and we knew we were getting more wolves. The idea is to use [[Arcane Adaptation]] to turn all your creatures into wolves to enable some fun synergies with [[Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves]] and [[Arlinn, Voice of the Pack]]. Now wolf tribals can certainly stand on their own without such jankiness. Selesnya Wolves is surprisingly strong. However, I wanted to have some fun with Arcane Adaptation before it rotates.


The creature selection here is pretty much the same as it is in my Selesnya deck.

[[Llanowar Elves]] and [[Paradise Druid]] are the mana ramps. Paradise Druid has the benefit of being able to tap for any color. So that helps cover the blue for Arcane Adaptation without having to splash. We are also using [[Lotus Field]] to function in that regard as well.

[[Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves]] is a fun card for wolf tribals. You gain 3 life and can have a wolf attack a target creature. This leads to some hilarity with Arcane Adaptation down which I will get to in a moment. [[God-Eternal Oketra]] is a dude spawner and an all around excellent card. [[Nightpack Ambusher]] is your lord giving all your "wolves" +1/+1. [[Shalai, Voice of Plenty]] is to halt targeted removal and other annoying target spells.


[[Arcane Adaptation]] is the focus of the deck. Turns all your creatures regardless of where they are into whatever creature type you declare. We will be declaring "Wolf". We also have a pair of [[Unbreakable Formation]] to counter board wipes.


[[Vivien, Champion of the Wilds]] helps to dig for creature cards. Her +1 can also help mitigate some annoying birds. Her static allows you to cast creature spells at instant speed. [[Arlinn, Voice of the Pack]] gives all your "wolves" a +1/+1 counter as a static ability.

However, the real meme here is [[Vivien, Arkbow Ranger]]. Her +1 gives +1/+1 counters and trample to stuff. Her -3 is target removal. However, her -5 is to dig into your sideboard for a creature card. There are some special selections in the sideboard and some I just thought would be cool.


The sideboard here is for [[Vivien, Arkbow Ranger]]. A few of the selections in here are for what you feel like doing. Some are for the meme. Others are just cool to spring on someone.

[[Carnage Tyrant]], [[Ghalta, Primal Hunger]], and [[God-Eternal Rhonas]] are there if you feel like doing the big stompy. [[Lyra Dawnbringer]] and [[Zetalpa, Primal Dawn]] are for the flyovers.

The memes come in with [[Tendershoot Dryad]], [[Verdant Force]], and [[Polyraptor]]. Dryad and Verdant will allow you to keep spawning dudes that will come in as wolves and attacking stuff (with AA and Tolsimir down). Polyraptor, though, is the true meme of this deck. With both AA and Tolsimir, Polyraptor will come in attacking a creature. When it is dealt damage, it will create a copy of itself....which will then attack. This will repeat ad nauseam until your opponent is out of creatures. It is difficult to pull off like a lot of jank is, but when it hits, you will be laughing all the way to the win.


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Last Updated: 24 Aug 2019
Created: 19 Aug 2019
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Mainboard - 60 cards (20 distinct)

Creature (26)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (4)
Land (24)
Planeswalker (6)

Sideboard - 8 cards (8 distinct)

Main/Sideboard Rarity Count
13 6 23 4 0
0 0 4 4 0

Mainboard - 60 cards (20 distinct)

2 Shalai, Voice of Plenty
4 Llanowar Elves
2 God-Eternal Oketra
3 Arlinn's Wolf
4 Paradise Druid
4 Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves
4 Ferocious Pup
3 Nightpack Ambusher
2 Arcane Adaptation
2 Unbreakable Formation
2 Sunpetal Grove
5 Plains
9 Forest
4 Temple Garden
1 Karn's Bastion
2 Blossoming Sands
1 Lotus Field
2 Arlinn, Voice of the Pack
2 Vivien, Champion of the Wilds
2 Vivien, Arkbow Ranger

Sideboard - 8 cards (8 distinct)

1 Carnage Tyrant
1 Polyraptor
1 Tendershoot Dryad
1 Ghalta, Primal Hunger
1 Zetalpa, Primal Dawn
1 Verdant Force
1 Lyra Dawnbringer
1 God-Eternal Rhonas

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