Tasigur, the Golden Fang

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Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Fate Reforged (FRF) Rare

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Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Legendary Creature — Human Shaman

Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for .)

: Put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard, then return a nonland card of an opponenent's choice from your graveyard to your hand.

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Tasigur, the Golden Fang Discussion

K00lDudE1 on Burn deck help

4 days ago

@Tekunetsu

You're correct, burn just wants to get the opponent dead as quickly as they can 99% of the time, and only throwing burn spells at creatures when absolutely necessary.

This is why burn generally runs Path to Exile or Ensnaring Bridge to deal with bigger creatures, as they are much cleaner answers to Tarmogoyf, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Hollow One etc. and Searing Blaze will deal with any smaller stuff whilst still bolting the opponent

generalrenard on Burn deck help

5 days ago

Out of curiosity, what would be the use of Soul-Scar Mage in burn? Chip damage at threats like Wurmcoil Engine and Tasigur, the Golden Fang? Main board or sideboard?

Gronlok on Sultai Jundish

1 week ago

Saph1029 I really like what you are trying to build, but personally I feel like you are trying to do too much at once. B/G midrange decks want to start the game with hand disruption and follow up with a threat on turn two. Fatal Push and Thoughtscour are good ways to spend your mana on turn 1 if you do not have access to hand disruption, and Fatal Push is undoubtedly your most reliable way to kill a creature. 12 creatures alongside 2 Creeping Tar Pit is very few creatures. Delving in a deck that wants Delirium makes sense as an alternative strategy, however it cuts you off from playing Dark Confidant. I really think Dark Confidant is the missing puzzle piece.

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1 Nissa, Steward of Elements 1 Search for Azcanta  Flip 1 Tasigur, the Golden Fang 2 Traverse the Ulvenwald 2 Countersquall

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2 Fatal Push 4 Dark Confidant 1 Inquisition of Kozilek

RingweMakil on Ravaging Command

1 week ago

Nathanaiel Field of Ruin is an absolute must-have in this format, I fear. Any reactive or midrange deck that is not utilising the free land destruction provided by Field is a strictly inferior version of another deck that is. Celestial Colonnade, Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin, Academy Ruins, Raging Ravine, Urza's Tower, Sea Gate Wreckage, Eldrazi Temple, Moorland Haunt, Gavony Township, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and I could go on - the point is, there are a lot of lands with powerful effects in Modern, and to not have the free answer provided to them in the form of Field is a serious omission that only the most proactive strategies can afford to make. A land drop that also double times as a spell is extremely powerful, especially one that answers the powerful lands of other decks.

So, given the necessity of Field of Ruin, is it greedy to play 3 colours? With any less than 22 coloured sources, I think so, but given that I play 26 lands, generally speaking, being colour screwed is not an issue. This is also greatly helped by the fact that so many of my cards only require one mana of a certain colour - the exceptions being the planeswalkers and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. I think it would be extremely greedy to attempt to play Cryptic Command in this list, for instance, but when most spells can be cast within the realm of having just one black, blue and red, Field really doesn't hurt a lot. Also worth noting is that unlike Ghost Quarter, Field does not put you down a land, and also does fix your mana after it is activated, so in most cases, Field really shouldn't hurt.

The only time when Field is a real pain is if you have 2 of your 3 lands are Field of Ruin, because then your hand can be really slowed down. In such cases, either mulligan, or keep and pull through with Thoughtseize and Fatal Push. Consider also the early requirements of this list - with a single black mana, most of the relevant 1 and 2 drops are castable. The lack of Lightning Bolt is a conscious choice, one made for many reasons, one among which is the mana.

Inquisition of Kozilek misses too much. Cryptic Command, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, everything Tron plays, all of Jund's big drops including Bloodbraid Elf, Primeval Titan, Through the Breach, all the random four mana planeswalkers a bunch of different decks play, Gurmag Angler, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, and I could go on - but the point is, in a deck that isn't seeking to proactively push through damage and end the game, unconditional answers are better than conditional ones, and Thoughtseize excels in many a situation where Inquisition is only medium. The life loss is not as big a deal as it is in other decks, owing to the 3 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and 3 Collective Brutality.

The list initially did have 2 Inquisition of Kozilek alongside its current package, but that proved to be too much discard in a primarily reactive shell. They were removed for more versatile and unconditional answers in Kolaghan's Command and Dreadbore. So far, that choice has definitely served me very well. Only 3 pure discard spells means the chance of dead draws is much lessened; besides, Kolaghan's Command, Collective Brutality, Sedraxis Specter and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip all double time as hand disruption that also has additional effects, and so unlike the one mana discard spells, is much less often a dead draw.

Re: Tron, yes, game 1 is god awful. Game 2, however, is actually favoured. If Tron is heavy in your meta, I would recommend sideboarding more Pithing Needle and Fulminator Mage; otherwise, the general plan is Thoughtseize into Extirpate + Field of Ruin , with a bunch of countermagic to survive through their big threats. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is invaluable in this matchup owing to his ability to exile Wurmcoil Engine; Thundermaw Hellkite can also come down and eat a Karn Liberated or a Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. You can also set up some nasty loops with Kolaghan's Command and Fulminator Mage that completely shuts the Tron player out of the game; and since, unlike traditional control lists, this one can turn the corner and end the game super fast, once you've gotten your disruption down, you should be able to power through to the finish before they start making their seventh and eighth land drops.

Another line of play to keep in mind is Extirpate on one of their big threats - Tron is not a threat dense deck, and if it is clear they are going to be able to make their mana and start casting big guys, then it may be worth your while to think of all the threats in their deck, and then just start cutting through the lot, so that they have nothing to do with all their mana. Tron does not really have a draw engine either, so once you've dealt with the first 3-4 threats, you're in a very very favoured position to win.

I will be testing a lot more with this deck and I plan to post the results to https://patreon.com/invite/bxlvxg in a few days; stay tuned if this deck is something that interests you, and you want to see where this goes!

Nathanaiel on Grixis Delver

1 week ago

Just an fyi - the link you provided here is not Grixis whatsoever ToolmasterOfBrainerd.

As for the deck itself, the only real gripe I have with it is the Wooded Foothills, which doesn't fetch Watery Grave, arguably your most important land in the deck. I understand you don't want to buy the khans fetches, but I'd much prefer to run another blue or black fetch over it.

I really like the creature suite you're running although I might switch to 2 Gurmag Angler and 1 Tasigur, the Golden Fang, simply because Angler blocks more profitably in matchups where you might end up in a more controlling position.

Another thing I would consider (assuming you haven't already) is running Opt over Serum Visions, specifically because you play Spell Snare. This lets you hold up Spell Snare on the draw for your opponents T2, as well as Opt endstep, should they not play anything that can be hit by the snare.

Love the deck!! Delver decks are some of my favourites to pilot, and they seem to be under the radar enough to not have a defined build which lets you play around with ideas of your own. :)

StopShot on Would Steppe Lynx be strong ...

1 week ago

{{Summarry of this post}}: 1st paragraph compares rate of land drops to discard effects. Paragraphs 2, 3, and 4 talk about what to cut and why for the Lynx. The last three paragraphs I question the necessity of running play-sets of certain cards and by reducing those cards to 3-ofs you could easily fit the Lynx in the deck while reducing scenarios of bad hands due to redundant cards.

1.) As for there being more discard effects such as Faithless Looting and Street Wraith it should be noted that the wraith only powers up the Flamebalde Adept by one power much the same way a non-fetch would for the Lynx. Faithless Looting does offer more power however, but it costs one mana whereas playing lands are for free and you'll be running much more lands in total. Again this is not to say Lynx is better, since it lacks synergy with other card effects, but that it naturally has a lot more bang for your buck without needing to compromise the strategy of your deck to make it work. Also who is not to say a deck has to be limited to just 8 fetchlands, there can certainly be more but that off course begs the question how many more fetchlands can be added to balance the trade-off?

2.) Another point I've heard is what exactly to cut. I do concede the Hollow One deck archetype is packed with many must-include staples that deviating card selection isn't really as flexible as it would be for other deck archetypes. That said I don't think any one card should be axed entirely, rather I question if the deck really needs to be running full play-sets of certain cards. My point is there seems to be a lot of redundancy that can run amok and some variance could be the remedy to otherwise trash hands and repeatable mulligans. Take the 3 Gurmag Angler and 1 Tasigur, the Golden Fang, while certainly they're really strong and can be cast for cheap if you wind up with 3 or all of them in hand you're not going to be able to reasonably delve away all of them in a speedy manner nor can you always trust your 4 Burning Inquiry and 4 Goblin Lore to discard the extras for value. Furthermore graveyard hate such as Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void as well as bounce spells can further put a lot of strain on playing these cards whereas the Lynx does not suffer the same problems and can be put on field much earlier in the game if a Flameblade Adept is not available in hand. Now I'm not disregarding the Lynx's faults or the success of the delve creatures, I'm just questioning if only one could be taken out in it's place. This will cut on consistency but reduce the odds of horrible redundancy mind you.

3.) Another 4-of I'd look at reducing to 3 is Flamewake Phoenix. Now I do know the Phoenix is easily recurred from graveyard which is straight up card value whereas the Lynx is not, (however; the phoenix is rather clunky to hard-cast if ever stuck in hand with it especially if you're stuck with multiples unlike the Lynx.) It should be noted when Phoenix is at it's best case scenario that being in the graveyard it will cost one mana to recur whereas the Lynx also costs one mana to cast without need of a discard effect. If cost is the same we must compare stats - that being the Phoenix is a 2/2 with relevant evasion and haste whereas the Lynx is a 0/1, 2/3, or preferably a 4/5 at any given time. If we take the best case scenario for both of them the Lynx does more damage over time especially if you factor in the fact the Lynx can be set on the field much earlier in the game which in a way counts as haste in of itself. While in the worst case scenario Lynx either got discarded off the top of the deck by a random discard effect or you don't have any lands to play leaving it as a 0/1, which for the record getting mana screwed is a pretty low bar to set considering it's a universal issue that would cripple most cars anyway. The Phoenix worst case scenario would either be stuck in hand or whatever is giving it the ferocious trigger always gets removed before combat. Do keep in mind your opponents get a sizeable window frame to respond and remove your big fatty before combat starts meaning the Bolted Flameblade Adept or K-Commanded Hollow One isn't going to bring back your phoenixes especially if all your eggs are in that basket or in this case your graveyard. Furthermore this says nothing of graveyard hate which is another issue the phoenix has to come to terms with that the Lynx doesn't need to. Again Phoenix has a lot of value in it's own right most certainly, but I question if 4 is the appropriate number. Adding more variance makes a deck harder to disrupt especially when you cut down chances of over-redundancy. I suggest cutting one phoenix for a Lynx or possibly 2 in rarer circumstances depending on how serious graveyard hate comes up in your meta.

4.) The last card I'd consider cutting down to 3 is Faithless Looting. Granted discard cards is the defining point of the deck and the looting is the only non-random discard effect besides Collective Brutality I don't think the cut to 3 is as devastating as some might think. First off Looting itself is not enough to allow you yo free-cast all the Hollow Ones in your hand and if you're unable to cast all of them after a looting that can bite pretty hard. Yes a Street Wraith does solve the problem but you can't always count every Looting to come with Wraith 100% of the time. Another key factor to note is even if you have one less looting it's not like your deck loses the capability of it's effects given that already casted Faithless Lootings have flashback. While paying two more can be clunky it should be noted that sometimes it's just better to cast from graveyard than from hand and the option to discard when needed will remain present unlike with other cuts. Faithless Looting is also card disadvantage and it can't disrupt your opponent's hand much like Burning Inquiry would which is where too many of them can become a problem. While one or two lootings in an opening hand can be fine I think having 3 or 4 in hand would end up a little distasteful hence why I feel having a Lynx would be better than that of a third or fourth looting in hand.

I know the Hollow One Archetype is pretty inflexible to deck-list improvements, but this seems only due to a limited card pool. I believe it's this card pool that makes taking stuff out to be difficult but by the same token it raises problems with redundancy. I think the question that should be asked when improving the list shouldn't be what set of cards we should remove for another, but what cards should we run as 3-ofs and what more can we use to fill in that space made?

Silverdrake on U/b midrange

1 week ago

Iron_eye2 lots of decks run off-color fetches since they can still fetch for the shock or one of the two basics.

J_tubs consider Thought Scour instead of serum visions - helps put cards in the yard for murderous cut and logic knot. You also don't have much to make Death's Shadow big - it's a powerful card but only if you build around it, which you clearly aren't here. Maybe cut it for some Tasigur, the Golden Fang or Gurmag Angler

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