Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder

Legendary Creature — Human Ally

Whenever Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder enters the battlefield or attacks, target creature you control gains double strike and lifelink until end of turn.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Partner Complex

1 day ago

So, cards such as Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder are clearly indented to partner up with any Legendary Creature with Partner.

Likewise, Okaun, Eye of Chaos and Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom are specifically designed to Partner with each other.

But, can Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder Partner with Okaun, Eye of Chaos ?

If this is the case, there may be a potential ability to have three Commanders.

  • The second ability represented by the “partner with [name]” keyword modifies the rules for deck construction in the Commander variant and has no function outside of that variant. If a legendary creature card with “partner with [name]” is designated as your commander, the named legendary creature card can also be designated as your commander. For more information on the Commander variant, please visit

So, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder could Partner with Okaun, Eye of Chaos , who in turn can Partner with Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom .

Is this correct?

I honestly can't tell. I'm almost certain that I am wrong. That "Partner" and "Partners with" are two different keyword abilities. However, the only real difference is that "Partner" doesn't specifically designate who you must be with.

DrkNinja on DEUS VULT | Aurelia Mentor EDH

2 weeks ago

I like what I see but... I have some opinions

Your creature selection is weak, there are better cards at your desposal than what you are using.

And since most of my suggestions, and most of your creatures are either soldiers or humans...

You also have a tokens subtheme, all of which are soldiers or humans:

Also I feel like you are missing some really good creature/boros cards

If you are going to play Equipment tutors, you should be playing these;

Maybe not all of them but one or two for sure.

Lastly I think you may have just two too many mana rocks, you aren't playing 3 colors.

bobbyboo on Maestro Fresh Kresh, The Pragmatic Playa’

2 weeks ago

I can definitely say I see more playability with your deck considering a couple of creature based opponents are around. yes Greater Good is excellent, especially since you can just use it as a free sac outlet if he gets targeted. Rishkar's Expertise is bonkers with Kresh, especially if you draw into Eternal Witness

For my Kresh I do try to favor permanents outside of boardwipes and ramp so Carrion , whilst playable, isnt really the way I want to take him. I used to run Grim Haruspex and Harvester of Souls but I wasnt happy with how they went so moved them to other decks with more death triggers per turn.

I do need to run Sidisi and Plaguecrafter as they are really good, also Chandra's Ignition is going in haha.

My Kresh deck is very much my derpy deck and I decided to do a steal and fling themed deck with Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker , check it out as it's a blast to play.

Bruse and Ishai, the Dynamic Duo

Mj3913 on Breaking Carnival of Souls

3 weeks ago

So after a little more exploring I'm further stuck on colors. Here's why: We can establish is neccessary for Soulsisters, Aristocrats, and our center piece Carnival of Souls , so do we stick with that or add a 3rd color. My initial thought process was green for the additional sisters and gy retrieval. Green also is the key color of ramp. However, I've come to realize the potential of other colors.

Sticking with there's way too may choices for a commander. Athreos, God of Passage , Teysa Karlov , Karlov of the Ghost Council , Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Krav/Regna (kinda stretches it, but an option nonetheless). Pick one, the rest I The 99 likely... that's if we don't want/need a 3rd color.

Onto , I'm sure we'd be running Ghave, Guru of Spores , Soulcats, tokens (spore focused?), ramp, recursion, alt win con incase they catch on to CoS plan?

Moving to , we could add things like Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors to tie into the mass token creation/sacrifices. Partners Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and Ravos, Soultender are the closest fit I could muster, though feels we'd have to add some other aggression for bruse's sake.

Lastly we have Blue. This adds a control element as well as more draw/dig options. Who to use other than the Soul Brother Oloro, Ageless Ascetic aka the first eminence commander. Fits the bill...

Well, that's all for now. Let me know what you think.

ZendikariWol on Favorite Voltron Commander and why?

1 month ago

I actually LOVE playing Zurgo as a political piece. My fav voltron is kinda tough to say, but Tana, the Bloodsower with Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa or Akiri, Line-Slinger or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder or Silas Renn, Seeker Adept , all good partner combos.

But honestly? The slot for my favorite voltron commander, if only it were legendary, is easily Cephalid Constable . This desperately underrated card should, in my opinion, appear in any voltron deck that can run it. I have ended so many games with this card and a good ol' Aether Tunnel . Throw some pump enchantments on that baby and watch 'em all concede.

bradore on 4C Yisan

2 months ago

Your deck is kinda similar to mine. If you're going to be untapping stuff, use Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix and Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder as your commanders.

The one generates you lots of mana you'll need for your stax cards, and you can use Bruse on tapping creatures like Heartless Hidetsugu which nets you 80 life if there's 4 of you. Untap him, do it again, GG.

Some cards worth considering Kiora's Follower , Seedborn Muse , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Chromatic Lantern for mana fixing, Sensei's Divining Top and Sylvan Library are great with Kydele as well.

nerva90 on The Price of Blood

2 months ago

hkhssweiss, she really is a ton of fun! The colors, the flavor and how much a table underestimates her are all things that I love about her.

Weathered Wayfarer is definitely better, that's true. I have my single copy tied up in my Iroas, Hate Bears list at the moment, which is one of my more competitive builds. Will definitely add him in in the coming months.

Regarding the other suggestions. I've had Dawn of Hope, Crackling Doom and Wear / Tear in the deck before. The latter two could make a comeback sometime, it's just a matter of preference for the removal package really.

I really wanted Dawn of Hope to be good in the deck I really did, but it always underperformed. We have such powerful draw engines in the deck that it paled in comparison and didn't work with the mass lifegain plan. Would work better with a deck that gains life frequently in smaller chunks.

The Partners are amazing and I've been thinking about Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder as an addition for a long time. They'd both do a lot of work in the deck but the creature count might be a little on the low side for Tymna the Weaver. Only one way to find out though.

Archangel of Thune is great but very expensive, honestly I'd probably play something like Baneslayer Angel instead but there's no denying the Archangel is strong. The ceiling is of course much higher on her.

Bloodchief Ascension could be a nice win condition / inevitability for the deck! I have a copy of it but it's in use at the moment. Definitely a good suggestion!

Toxic Deluge is great as well and fits the theme of the deck. I'm opting for Pestilence instead at the moment since it has nice versatility since it can win the game on its own.

Finally Chaplain's Blessing used to be in the deck and it's a nice ritual for our commander which can give us explosive starts, which is still by no means necessary and sometimes felt lackluster to be honest. I'm liking the lifegain cards that can gain us life repeatedly over many turns a bit more but it could find it's home into the deck again. I'm a little bit of a hypocrite though since I'm running Icatian Moneychanger that does similar things and can get Licia down on turn 3 for example. Just hard to find what to cut instead.

Thank you again for the comments!

hkhssweiss on The Price of Blood

2 months ago

No worries nerva90!

I always wanted to build a Licia deck, she seems so much fun. Instead of Oreskos Explorer, you can actually run Weathered Wayfarer if you want a body. In addition it lets you tutor for any land, only downside is that an opponent has to have more lands than you.

Here might be some additional cards that can be considered that will work well with Licia that I didn't see in your list.

Yeah Faith's Reward is one of my favorite cards in white. Have you also thought of using "ritual" like effect for Licia? Like a Chaplain's Blessing is like a better Dark Ritual for us.

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