Minotaur Explorer

Minotaur Explorer

Creature — Minotaur Scout

When Minotaur Explorer enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you discard a card at random.

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Minotaur Explorer Discussion

Lame_Duck on A Bunch of Bulls Hit

3 years ago

Oh right, yeah, I didn't look at the multi-colour ones. Neheb, the Worthy is certainly powerful but it's a card that naturally pushes you to try to be aggressive and dump your hand as quickly as possible and the fact that there's only a single good aggressive 1-mana Minotaur in Gnarled Scarhide would be a real problem for that strategy. There are some decent 2-drops and things like Bloodrage Brawler and Minotaur Explorer would help turn on Neheb but in general I would be very wary of creatures that naturally 2-for-1 yourself and still just die to Lightning Bolt.

There might well be a Neheb deck that you could build that's a bit slower and more controlling and tries to team him up with Felhide Petrifier and Rageblood Shaman since first strike, deathtouch and trample are a pretty potent combination of abilities, probably with a bunch of removal and discard in the 1- and 2- drop slots but, like you said, that's a different deck than this one.

pytawidmo on

3 years ago

Also Bloodrage Brawler is just a much better version of Minotaur Explorer.

And Minotaur Sureshot is decent - it has reach which can be useful and is a mana sink when you have empty hand.

DeckedGuru on Neheb Help Please?

3 years ago

Using my own knowledge and EDHREC I've got a few ideas.

Under "Tribal" I looked at the most playable creatures in Minotaur tribal decks and came up with a fairly short list.

~ Ragemonger, Felhide Petrifier, Rageblood Shaman, Lord of Shatterskull Pass, Gorehorn Minotaurs, Kragma Warcaller, Oracle of Bones, Deathbellow Raider, Felhide Spiritbinder, Tahngarth, Talruum Hero, Taurean Mauler, Adaptive Automaton, Metallic Mimic; then new additions, Ahn-Crop Crasher and Cursed Minotaur; and finally if you want to lean into graveyard/discard synergy I'd go with Minotaur Explorer and Hurloon Shaman, and on top of those, if you're feeling really confident - Ruinous Minotaur.

Without a strong enough spread of creatures (unless some other good minotaurs besides Neheb get printed in Amonkhet), I'd recommend not going down the usual tribal route with cards like Door of Destinies and Coat of Arms, instead focus on what Neheb brings to the table. The clauses "As long as you have one or fewer cards in hand, Minotaurs you control get +2/+0." & "Whenever Neheb, the Worthy deals combat damage to a player, each player discards a card." show that this card wants you to be almost hellbent most of the time. A commander like Malfegor is a good place to start on this theme, giving us a pretty substantial list to choose from.

~ Malfegor himself, Avaricious Dragon, and Sire Of Insanity are probably as heavy as you want to go on non-minotaur creatures; Waste Not, Anthem of Rakdos, Gibbering Descent, Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace, Gamble, Grave Upheaval, Painful Quandary, Dark Withering, Kolaghan's Command, Call to the Netherworld, Dark Deal, Delirium Skeins, Behold the Beyond, Library of Leng, Pain Magnification, Megrim, Liliana's Caress, Quest for the Nihil Stone, Key to the City, and Necrogen Mists, all contribute to the discard theme. (If you want to use lands that end up in the graveyard Crucible of Worlds is definitely a great inclusion in the deck too).

We now want to keep Neheb from being blocked and/or killed by our opponents and get in for the damage we want him to, so I feel equipment are the way to go given our colors.

~ Sword of Feast and Famine does what we want here and more; Whispersilk Cloak, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Loxodon Warhammer, Basilisk Collar, and Darksteel Plate keep Neheb untouchable, unblockable, or allow him to attack without fear of being blocked; functionally similar, the aforementioned Key to the City, whilst not an artifact, works as a discard engine and allowing Neheb to go unblocked, and in another vein a utility land like Rogue's Passage will probably come in handy.

Obviously you include EDH all-stars like Sol Ring, Sensei's Divining Top and Command Tower. Then all you should have to do is look at cards that you want in the deck from red and black that fit the theme or are just strong by themselves. Examples of strong stand-alone cards include Damnation, Terminate, Exquisite Blood, Stranglehold, etc.

The_Raven on Boros Charm

3 years ago

You are really making this hard for me...

Blaze Commando, AT LEAST wears a Boros mark on the front. Same as Boros Battleshaper. Notice how he has a belt from the left shoulder, down under right arm. This is like the minotaur on Boros Charm.

Fanatic of Mogis at least has a necklase on front.

Minotaur Explorer, here, you can see a "shoulder-belt" on the left side/front of her, but on the back she wears all kinds of weapons. If Boros Charm was the back, there MIGHT have been some weapons attached to the belt.

Ondu Champion, weapons on the back.

Ordruun Veteran, this guy just have a double "shoulder-belt", and looks quite like the Charm.

This Kazuul Warlord, this Minotaur Warrior, and this Raka Disciple is how a minotaur look from the back. Only 3 cards out of the 54 minotaurs are depicted from the back. It doesn't seem like they have the buckle on the back.

At last, do you see the buckle on the "shoulder-belt"? How would you open a buckle on your back? It's pretty though.

Therefore, I conclude, that Boros Charm is seen from the front.