Taurean Mauler

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Archenemy (ARC) Rare
Planechase (HOP) Rare
Morningtide (MOR) Rare

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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

StopShot on MTG Alesha Humans EDH

2 weeks ago

Hmmm, seems like you might limit yourself if you stick to just humans. Also the only cards in your deck that care if you play humans is Xathrid Necromancer, Thalia's Lieutenant, Champion of the Parish, and Falkenrath Aristocrat which that last one you can't reanimate with your commander.

You're probably going to want loads more tribal support if you're dedicated to just humans. This deck badly wants Adaptive Automaton, Door of Destinies, Kindred Boon, Kindred Dominance, Mirror Entity, Obelisk of Urd, Path of Ancestry, Shared Animosity, Shared Triumph, Stoneforge Masterwork, Taurean Mauler, Unclaimed Territory, Urza's Incubator, Vanquisher's Banner, and Cavalry Pegasus.

Besides tribal support, your deck might like Path to Exile, Boros Signet, and Sinister Concoction.

Lastly, while this is a humans tribal deck there are some non-human creatures that can give effects to all creatures, which when you think about it can be treated as though it were a tribal ability in essence. These creatures would be Angel of Invention, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, because their effects also apply to all your human creatures.

StopShot on MTG Alesha Humans EDH

2 weeks ago

Hmmm, seems like you might limit yourself if you stick to just humans. Also the only cards in your deck that care if you play humans is Xathrid Necromancer, Thalia's Lieutenant, Champion of the Parish, and Falkenrath Aristocrat which that last one you can't reanimate with your commander.

You're probably going to want loads more tribal support if you're dedicated to just humans. This deck badly wants Adaptive Automaton, Door of Destinies, Kindred Boon, Kindred Dominance, Mirror Entity, Obelisk of Urd, Path of Ancestry, Shared Animosity, Shared Triumph, Stoneforge Masterwork, Taurean Mauler, Unclaimed Territory, Urza's Incubator, Vanquisher's Banner, and Cavalry Pegasus.

Besides tribal support, your deck might like Path to Exile, Boros Signet, and Sinister Concoction.

Lastly, while this is a humans tribal deck there are some non-human creatures that can give effects to all creatures, which when you think about it can be treated as though it were a tribal ability in essence. These creatures would be Angel of Invention, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, because their effects also apply to all your human creatures.

Yogei on Flight of Dragons

4 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback clayperce!

  • I've actually looked into adding one of the Sarkhan planeswalkers to the deck since he's a bit of a dragon manic. But I'm currently looking at Sarkhan, Dragonsoul from the M19 planeswalker decks. It feels better to buy a complete deck with a planeswalker in it than buying a single card for the same price.
  • Taurean Mauler looks amazing and I'm definitely going to replace Dragon Egg with it. Since Taurean Mauler is every creature type should it still trigger Dragon Tempest and benefit from Dragonlord's Servant right?
  • I've looked over these lands in the past but I've refrained from adding them to the deck due to their price tag. I actually have a private "deck/card list" here on Tappedout that contains cards I've looked at in the past and liked, but not added to a deck for one reason or another and the lands you suggested are saved in that list. Although Game Trail wasn't that expensive so I'll consider adding a few of those. Temple of Abandon would probably be better than Timber Gorge if nothing else.
  • I've been meaning to add some kind of legendary dragon to the deck but like you say I'm not sure either what I would take out. Although I think I would prefer Lathliss, Dragon Queen over Verix Bladewing as it would combo nicely with my favourite, Archwing Dragon.

Thanks again for the feedback and suggestions!

DanyTmG on Edgar Markov's Vampire Horde [Primer]

4 weeks ago

@Spacebeest

Just my thoughts on your suggestions.

1) Price of Progress is definitely a great card for this style of deck, but I much rather prefer permanent effects that ping opponents. It seems like a fantastic finisher later in the game however seems like a very dead card early.

2) I had Iroas, God of Victory in my list earlier and I think its great for Markov. It just happened to be one of the cuts I made earlier when building/testing this deck. Dolmen Gate is another lower CMC card that I've also tested and have found to be useful.

3) Honestly due to how low of a curve this deck functions on you really don't need much ramp/fast mana. Of the Moxen you suggested, the only one I would consider running is Mox Diamond, since it can really help with color fixing. Chrome Mox, makes you lose too much tempo by pitching a card that would be far more useful in play than as fodder for ramp (I tested this in earlier iterations of this deck). As for Mox Amber, I really am not a fan of the card; it ends up being way too inconsistent as it relies on you having a legendary permanent out to do anything.

4) Wheel of Fortune is definitely not in my list due to cost reasons. Amazing for this list though.

5) I have tested Yawgmoth's Will in this deck in the past. Good card for the list for sure, I just chose to use it in another deck and since this is one of my more casual decks I didn't feel bad removing it from this deck.

6) You hit the nail on the head about Aether Vial. I'm using 1-drops to get eminence triggers out early to swarm opponents. Aether Vial really goes against what I'm trying to accomplish since it bypasses the eminence triggers.

7) Falkenrath Aristocrat is a great aggro card, you curve very nicely into it on turn 3/4, it is evasive, has haste and can protect itself; this card is exactly what I'm looking for in this deck for later turns. Vona, Butcher of Magan is a vampire that functions as repeatable removal (my meta calls for a lot of removal) and as a larger body for later turns; I really don't want to be playing 1-drops on turn 5+ and would rather be playing larger threats which is why it's important to curve into these larger vampires. Vampire Nighthawk is def a pet card of mine, but that's not really the reason I run it. It has so many useful keywords on it that make it an extremely valuable threat. I have had all three (Mirror Entity, Adaptive Automaton and Taurean Mauler) in my list before and I think they are all fine cards to run, I've just replaced them with cards that are lower on the curve as I found I had too many cards in the 3CMC slot.

8) Had Lightning Greaves in the list earlier, the mass haste is far more valuable in this deck as it lets you get more damage out earlier. While the protection you get from greaves is nice, I've found running mass protection/recursion spells to be far more useful in this deck since you're almost always trying to protect your board rather than individual creatures. I had Olivia, Mobilized for War in my list also at one point and even though it's a great haste enabler, more often than not I found myself not wanting to discard cards to its effect or not even having cards to discard for its effect.

9) I think Elenda, the Dusk Rose is better suited to an aristocrats style deck as it is more reliable if you have more sacrifice outlets (which my deck doesn't really run much of). I think it's a fantastic card to provide resilience against board wipes assuming you have the pieces to get that big payoff of tokens. I feel the same way about Bloodtracker; I think it's a fantastic card but like Elenda I think it requires too much setup in my list for the payoff I'm expecting it to provide. I've been running Bloodtracker in my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck and have been loving it, but I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that it has far more synergy with the game plan of that deck than my Edgar Markov deck. As for Bloodcrazed Paladin, I'm not a fan of it after trying it out when Ixalan came out. It's a very reactive card, so you tend to hold onto it and unlike Elenda, its payoff is consolidated into one threat (itself) rather than a board of tokens.

clayperce on Flight of Dragons

1 month ago

Yogei,
This deck looks really fun! A few quick thoughts:

Good luck (and good skill) with the deck!

clayperce on Moltenheart (Skred-Dragons)

1 month ago

Julesreddragon,
I know I'm late to the party ... you've had some excellent comments above. But here are a few thoughts, based on my experiences with Skred Dragons, Sarkhan Ponza, and Sarkhan Ponza (Naya):

  • The biggest thing is that with a Average CMC (as I type this) of 2.92, you probably need 25 Lands (source: the table at the bottom of this article by Hall-of-Famer Frank Karsten). I know it rots to swap out amazing Dragons for boring Lands, but please try it ... I think you'll be amazed at how much more smoothly the deck will run.
  • Along those lines though, I'm not a huge fan of Thundermaw Hellkite. If it's working for you, cool! But I'd rather have a 4-drop in those slot ... 2x more Chandra, Torch of Defiance, 2x Thunderbreak Regent, or 2x Verix Bladewing are all fine. And that would of course lower your curve, so you could get by with fewer Lands.
  • Taurean Mauler is another solid Dragon as well. It's never seen Competitive play (AFAIK) but it's a must-answer threat that will quickly grow out of control. It tends to be a removal-magnet, but I'm OK with that (since that's less removal available for Sarkhan or the bigger Dragons). Plus, playing Sarkhan and a Mauler on Turn 4 feels great.
  • Hellkite Tyrant has only seen a tiny bit of competitive play, but I think it's got some serious potential as sideboard tech.
  • I know there are comments above both in favor and against Draconic Roar, but IMO it's actually very good in a deck with 10x Dragons. Frank Karsten did the math here too, and with 10x Dragons we have an ~80% chance of being able to hit a Creature and our opponent's face. All that said, I personally prefer Lightning Bolt in those slots too.

Good luck (and good skill) with the deck!

Spacebeest on Edgar Markov's Vampire Horde [Primer]

1 month ago

Ok sorry for the double post but did some thinking and most of my suggestions are probably not that helpful. So here my second attempt

Option 1) still stands, think this is a good card for the deck

Option 2) is probably already considered and dismissed by you since you run multiple god cards

Option 3-5 are probably not viable considering the casual nature of your deck. Although if your play Necropotence I think these are fair game as well :)

Option 6), I'm not (yet) willing to play (bad) 1 drop vampires since I want some more value per card so that's probably why the vial works for me. Looking at your deck it's probably not as good.

So here some new suggestions/comments 7) Falkenrath Aristocrat and Vona, Butcher of Magan stand out as not really fitting your game plan as in they are expensive and don't greatly benefit your agro plan. Even Vampire Nighthawk seems a bit off not being a lord. Cards like Mirror Entity, Adaptive Automaton and Taurean Mauler feel more fitting with your game plan to me (and entity and mauler give tokens as well :D)

8) Might I suggest Lightning Greaves over Fervor? Provides protection in addition to haste, however only haste to one creature a turn. I'm also playing Olivia, Mobilized for War and am surprised at how often I use her to give haste

9) What are your feelings towards Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Bloodtracker? Can these provide a bit resilience vs mass removal? Or maybe Bloodcrazed Paladin ?

Gidgetimer on Ancient Amphitheater amd Shapeshifters.

1 month ago

As long as it has changeling, which Taurean Mauler does, it is all creature types at all times and you can reveal it for Ancient Amphitheater. The printed type is in case something removes abilities, like Humility does, it will still be a shapeshifter. If something is a shapeshifter but not a changeling (Clone for example) then you can not reveal it to have Ancient Amphitheater come in untapped.

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