Taurean Mauler

Taurean Mauler

Creature — Shapeshifter

Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)

Whenever an opponent casts a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Taurean Mauler.

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Taurean Mauler Discussion

ellie-is on $40 Bullying Dragons

2 weeks ago

Avaricious Dragon is amazing. I personally wouldn't run Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge in a deck with only 4 artifacts, even as a one-of. Sarkhan's Whelp or Dragon Egg are half-decent if you really want a 3-drop, though if it's just about cheap to cast dragons, there's also Taurean Mauler and Fire-Belly Changeling.

Universal Automaton could do a passable budget impression of Slumbering Dragon too if you want to make sure you have lots of cards to trigger Dragon Tempest and Scourge of Valkas. Since it costs colorless, you can cast it t1 with Zhalfirin Void and cast it for free with Dragonlord's Servant after you play a dragon tempest or scourge of valkas.

I personally ran Pyroclasm instead of Anger of the Gods in my deck because it doesn't kill the servants, but that's a matter of personal preference. I also like Magma Jet over Draconic Roar as the scry can be really relevant and with a deck like this you're usually dealing enough damage all at once late game that those 3 points of damage early on don't matter so much. You do lose out on flavor points, though.

Finally, if you feel like you need more cheap creature removal until you've started casting dragons (which I recommend), Flame Slash is a very decent budget replacement to Skred.

I hope at least some of that helps!

Amoskeag on Gruul swarm

3 months ago

I would add some Domri, Anarch of Bolas to help with your mana, buffing your dudes, and giving you some interaction once those bad boys are down.

The curve is a bit awkward, I would take the opportunity to change up the creature base slightly so your turns have more presence. A great starter would be another 1 drop, Pelt Collector is sweet for that and fits your deck well.

Drop the Dragonlair Spider for Arasta of the Endless Web.

25 lands is a bit much, I believe 23 to 24 is plenty, Kessig Wolf Run is awesome and always fun, keep that, maybe add a 2nd to make sure you see it more often? Don't be afraid to have some basic lands in there.

Eldritch Evolution can be super spicy and help you get some big dudes out, you might want to find space for Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Kogla, the Titan Ape, and or Surrak, the Hunt Caller, big fan of Surrak myself.

In regards to your Bloodbraid Elf. Gruul Spellbreaker is a far better target than Taurean Mauler and gives you more devotion to your Xenagos, God of Revels with those green and red pips. Also, Hexproofs you (yay!)

Have fun!
- Amoskeag

multimedia on Hail to Kolaghan King!

3 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Yes, I got a little carried away with suggestions, but I did that on purpose for advice in how to improve a theme for your deck.

If you choose to play the Dragon/Goblin theme then this is a good budget Goblin interaction to create repeatable Goblin tokens when you attack. Chirurgeon protects Krenko and you can sac a Goblin he creates after he attacks to protect him in combat. Chirurgeon can also protect a Dragon by sacing a Goblin. Krenko with protection can create a ton of Goblin tokens each time it attacks.

Can use any single Goblin token to champion Mob. Then you have a 5/5 Goblin who whenever any Goblin does damage to an opponent you create a Goblin token. Krenko and Mob can get out of hand creating Goblin tokens. Add Kolaghan or dashed Kolaghan with other Dragons for a huge attacks.

Changelings: Taurean Mauler, Changeling Outcast, Venomous Changeling, etc. are unique creatures in Magic because they're all creature types. With a theme of Dragons/Goblins these creatures can pull double duty since they can trigger Kolaghan/Lathliss since they're a Dragon and they also get the bonuses of Goblins.

jhalko on Catdog

4 months ago

You can probably cut Azuza unless you have one. Doubling season and Parallel Live seem like they don't fit other than for your commander. I think putting in a card that only works with your commander is a bit risky so worth consideration.

I don;t think Terror of the Peaks is worth having in the deck. It needs too many things to go right for it to be useful.

Abzan Beastmaster has low synergy and you most likely won't be drawing cards from it because you mostly have smaller-ish creatures.

Leafkin Avenger can be removed.

Karn's Bastion doesn't seem super useful. You have so many cards that need multiple colors, colorless lands seems risky unless they are bombs.

It seems like this decks could use a bit more ramp. Ideally you will want to play a spell and activate R&S on the same turn. The earlier you can get there, the better. Think about swapping low cost creatures for ramp and having midrange creatures and spells that provide a lot of value.

Put in Taurean Mauler

multimedia on Hail to Kolaghan King!

4 months ago

Hey, for the low budget good job for your first Commander deck.

Consider a Goblin and Dragon theme? This would give your overall deck a more focused theme instead of just playing random creatures such as Diregraf Ghoul and Spinal Centipede. I suggest this because when Kolaghan attacks she pumps any creatures you control and Goblins can make lots of token creatures. This kind of strategy is call go wide. Which means attacking with lots of creatures, a wide battlefield of creatures.

Cards to consider adding:

Other Draw/Tutors

Other Ramp

Other Dragons

Other Goblins

Other Removal

Other Lands

Good luck with your deck.

Paeldroth on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

5 months ago

Oh snap. You're right about Taurean Mauler. That sucks. I like Aquamoeba in general because it's a free, low-cmc discard outlet. But I suppose Cephalid Inkshrouder achieves that as well!

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

5 months ago

Paeldroth: Thanks! Glad I could help with the budget section.

Of those creatures, the only one I'd potentially run is Tectonic Giant. The issue is that you want low-CMC, or a bit more... punch than something like Aquamoeba grants. Also, Taurean Mauler is a human, so it can't be mutated onto :(

Some other creatures I've tinkered with: Wake Thrasher, Cephalid Inkshrouder, Dragonlord Ojutai, Adanto Vanguard...

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