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.)

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Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder Discussion

bradore on 4C Yisan

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

DiverDown on 4C Yisan

2 weeks ago

Really like the deck concept and it looks like a blast to pilot. Except I can't help but think Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder is an odd commander choice since he doesn't contribute much to the overall strategy aside from just being in the desired colors. Might I suggest Akiri, Line-Slinger? The ability might not be very relevant, but wouldn't it contribute faster mana to ramp and combo off with Bloom Tender?

I assume your strategy is to fetch Bloom Tender with Yisan, then verse 3 into Village Bell-Ringer and untapping to verse 4 with Yisan and grab Felidar Guardian, blink Bell Ringer with the Guardian, and you get to untap again to verse 5 into Kiki-Jiki to copy the Guardian and attack with infinite cats, correct? I honestly think Akiri is considerably a better fit in here to fulfill that role of netting you faster mana with Bloom Tender for this reason alone which outclasses Bruse Tarl in this sort of list, unless he is contributing something else in here that I'm just neglecting to see. Overall though, great list! +1

AdvancedSteelGuard on cEDH!!

3 weeks ago

Wurmlover it's great to finally see someone paying attention to the topic before anwsering the question.

As for my usual play styles in other format here's the "list" I was able to come up with.

Sealed (pre-release/draft) : I always try to find the early rush in my packs. Jumping to my opponents throat before they can even make a move.

Standard : I use to play a dino deck with Ghalta, Primal Hungers and other big ass dino and be super aggressive.

Edh (sort of casual) : I'm the invisible player, the one that if you forgets and don't pay attention to me I'll slit your throat before you can even blink (yeah i know nasty type of decks). After a few turn in the shadows I'll either mill them to death or pull a 12/12 infect with Blade of Selves out of nowhere and otk everyone(keeping a few counter spells in case). Only one of my decks is a beat face equipment deck with Akiri, Line-Slinger // Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder at the helm.

Hope that helps

Mj3913 on Werewolves

4 weeks ago

Marath, Will of the Wild and Zacama, Primal Calamity act as a mana sink so you can still do things and not cast spells.

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder & Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa offer some evasion and extra oomph. You could also look into a different partner combination to add a forth color... then your land base gets more expensive though.

TheGeneralAdvisor on Level 1 Lab

1 month ago

Since you’re not running enough artifacts, why don’t you switch to Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder? Having a double-striking, lifelinking Ishai is pretty hot.

BMHKain on TheErebos

1 month ago

Hello, TheErebos. Someone suggested to you about a certain thing; but I'm unsure if you'd agree w/ my cause...

Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


Yep. cEDH Boros. I was using Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, switched to Aurelia, the Warleader, & now Partners Akiri, Line-Slinger & Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder. My deck is based on three archetupes: Value Town, Stax, & Prison (Though that might just be another part of Stax.). I wonder if you are interested in this kind of thing; I believe Boros can win w/o going Aggro at all. I intend to try & bring these (& potentially Aurelia 1) to Tier 3. While there are things lack in some ways, I believe they can improve on such ideas in their own way...

Also, I wonder how one can Break Parity, & what Parity even is. I just wonder if these are the right CMDRs for this... (Both are on at least Tier 4.) What options would you recommend for this; given I have stuff that Combos out (Eldrazi Displacer, Fiend Hunter + Sun Titan, Potentially many others.), & stuff that locks down opponents Glowrider, Vryn Wingmare, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thorn of Amethyst, Sphere of Resistance, Winter Orb, Static Orb, Icy Manipulator, Grafdigger's Cage, Ashes of the Abhorrent, Stranglehold, Kismet, among many others all apply here. What do you think might be a better combo for Rule of Law/Eidolon of Rhetoric than Possibility Storm + Knowledge Pool? What do you think is best here for reaching CMC 2 or less here? Also, would Village Bell-Ringer + Smoke help here? Finally, this'll sound stupid, but I'm thinking of a Design for a Partner Commander Related Mat; but I dunno how to make it GP/Pro Tour Legal. Ideas, if any?

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