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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
19 hours ago
Love the old Ripper.. Have my own deck with him. I can definitely recommend Scarecrone.. It might lead you to run some additional Scarecrows, since it provides so much. Also if you're looking for more changelings you might consider adding Taurean Mauler. I also really like Maelstrom Nexus in this deck since you can cast your general for 5 mana, while he has a CMC of 10, and thus will cascade for 9 or less. Also coupled it with some of the Bringers, specifically Bringer of the Blue Dawn for draw, Bringer of the Black Dawn for tutor and Bringer of the White Dawn to recycle artifacts. If you're running 5 colors anyway, you might as well, right? ;)
Lastly, if you're here to lose friends, casting Rite of Replication on the Reaper King himself is also very good for that. You only get to keep one, but before that happens, you'll have 5 Reaper Kings seeing 4 other scarecrows enter the battlefield, and one seeing all 5 enter, so it will shoot 25 permanents right there and then. Ends up being the same number as the battlesphere, but you don't need Conspiracy in play for it.
1 day ago
AaronEchoes: Thank you! The deck is as much fun as you think I'd be :)
Reyemile: Thank you for the suggestions :)
electromancer: I do like the idea of Sarkhan the Mad. I'll probably swap him out over Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker. My issue with Heartless Summoning I already have a lot of reduction costs. For more ramp I'd probably end up playing more things that fetch actual lands. Thanks for the feedback :)
2 days ago
A few suggestions on things to try:Prossh, Skyraider of Kher is a card people forget when he's not the general. However, he gives you a bunch of bodies to fuel Moonveil and Kolaghan, plus a sac outlet for Ryusei and Kokusho.
Taurean Mauler is a dragon! It gets all your synergies, gets real big real fast, and comes down turn 3 if you need it.
Patriarch's Bidding is, IMHO, an auto-include in any black tribal EDH list.
Kessig Wolf Run is stellar at pushing through that last bit of Commander damage.
And a few quick swaps, if you can track down the cards and afford a few dollars:
Urza's Incubator --> Herald's Horn (slightly less ramp, but card draw is super valuable!)
Courser of Kruphix --> Oracle of Mul Daya (slightly MORE ramp, and easier on your colors)
3 weeks ago
Cerodon Yearling and Sky Terror are both somewhat low value cards, basically just cheap attackers. Also, Sundering Titan is unfortunately banned in edh (and by unfortunately I mean fortunately, because it would be a huge pain to deal with).
Cataclysmic Gearhulk could be a pretty decent board wipe, though it does kind of clash with how many artifacts you run. Conquering Manticore is another creature-based Threaten effect, letting you more easily repeatably steal opposing creatures. I also think that more tutors to help you find Skullclamp for draw or Thornbite Staff for repeated sacrifice is pretty important. Hoarding Dragon is a great way to do so, since not only can it get equipments, it can also fetch some of your other powerful artifacts. Godo, Bandit Warlord is another great way to do so, and can beat down geared up with a bunch of equipments if need be.
Next, some more synergy pieces. Mistveil Plains lets you reuse Sunforger targets, and can even be found by Tithe, which can be found by the Sunforger, meaning that you only need to draw Sunforger to have access to any of its spells once per turn. It can also be found by Knight of the White Orchid. Next, I really like Heirloom Blade as a kind of backup Skullclamp. It works really well alongside Taurean Mauler, always giving you at least 2 draws, and they're specifically creatures, meaning you always get another creature to sacrifice. In addition, it combos with Serra Avatar when you've already drawn the rest of your avatars, meaning that you just redraw the avatar after sacrificing it.
Check out my Brion deck for more inspiration. It's a bit more focused on one big explosive turn, but has a lot of powerful synergy pieces that could work in any Brion list.
3 weeks ago
One thing I really like to see in a Sunforger package is Mistveil Plains and a Tithe to fetch it. Mistveil Plains lets you put Sunforger targets back into your deck, letting you use them over and over again.
I think it might be good to add another equipment tutor to help you find Skullclamp or Thornbite Staff. I really like Hoarding Dragon in this slot, since it lets you not only find your equipments, but also other powerful artifacts like Mimic Vat or Helm of Possession.
I really like Gift of Immortality as an additional way to let you sacrifice a creature for free once per turn. Finally, one more out of the box option that I really liked playing with in my Brion deck is Heirloom Blade. It is somewhat limited in its draw, but the +3/+1 buff it gives is pretty relevant, turning weak utility creatures into fairly decent flings. In addition, I run Taurean Mauler as an additional fatty that can be drawn off of the blade and then draw any creature in the deck off of it.
Check out my Brion deck for more insight. My deck focuses more on using Brion as a sacrifice outlet to get value out of the etb/ltb/death effects of my creatures, but there are some cool synergy pieces in the deck.
4 weeks ago
Yeah, I just like my creatures to be more than just huge bodies, unless they're just ridiculously big. Like, the only fatties I run are Serra Avatar, Phyrexian Processor, and Taurean Mauler. Flinging a Serra Avatar should remove a player from the game almost every time, and it shuffles itself into the deck for Heirloom Blade synergy. Phyrexian Processor just can make ridiculously large creatures every turn, and Taurean Mauler just makes the whole Heirloom Blade package come together.
I actually did add Deathrender after some consideration. A lot of the cool combos the deck can accomplish require huge amounts of mana, and Deathrender lets it go off much more easily. In addition, we can generate lots of red mana pretty easily, but getting out white creatures can be a challenge at times.
I'm not sure about adding another fling effect. Slots are pretty tight at the moment, and a one-off fling effect would probably come at the price of a creature slot, which isn't something I really want to happen. If I were to add some redundancy for Brion, I'd probably bring Bloodshot Cyclops back in.
Thanks for all the suggestions and explanations!
1 month ago
Some good dinosaurs that appear to be missing: Trapjaw Tyrant, Thrashing Brontodon (need to have some answers in your deck for other people's stuff), Temple Altisaur, Verdant Sun's Avatar, Ranging Raptors, Wakening Sun's Avatar (boardwipe dinosaur!), Thundering Spineback, and some of my favourite "dinosaurs" Taurean Mauler and Chameleon Colossus.
1 month ago
I think the best thing to do with the extra mana from Lannery would be extra attack steps. Savage Beating is especially good because double strike also helps Lannery survive. Hellkite Charger is also good because it is potentially repeatable.
You might want to take out the looters and add in other creatures that are good at attacking. Markov Blademaster benefits from being unblockable. Taurean Mauler and War Elemental get quite big in multiplayer games. Hero of Oxid Ridge could stop small creatures from blocking. Inferno Titan can burn creatures or players. Or add more pirates for flavor.