I was told there weren't enough minotaurs to build a minotaur-tribal commander deck. I begged to differ. They may not all be great, or even good, but they're all minotaurs.

From a flavor perspective, Ravnican minotaurs were in Boros colors, so playing Rakdos spells is a little weird, but they're fun and can create some good havoc (see Havoc Festival), plus I feel like minotaurs from other planes would fit well in Rakdos.

If you're looking at this deck and wondering "Hm, why's that card in here?", the likely answer is because it has a minotaur on it.

Replaced Mogis as commander with Neheb, the Worthy. Mogis still has a home in the 99 though.

A bunch of stuff was shuffled around and I didn't exactly make 1:1 swaps for new cards. Also freed up a couple spots by cutting a couple land as I was flooding out on a pretty regular basis.

Added: Unburden, Ahn-Crop Crasher, Cursed Minotaur, Fling, Insult // Injury, Bloodrage Brawler, Glorious End, Brute Strength, Emberhorn Minotaur, Minotaur Sureshot, Merciless Javileneer, Supernatural Stamina, Canyon Slough, Pitiless Vizier, and Consuming Fervor

Happy to say I got most of these on Pre-release day! After playing a few times with the new cards added, it's a much more aggressive deck. It's also super fun.



.marijn. says... #1

I am building my self a Minotaur deck. Any tips?

June 28, 2016 4:59 a.m.

aamann says... #2

It was actually quite a simple process. Started just looking up all Minotaur creatures in those colors, then jamming them in there. There are multiple different color options. You could go 5-color, and just run all the minotaurs ever, you could go RUW and use Zedruu the Greatheartedas commander, or you could go mono-red and use Tahngarth, Talruum Hero.
My methodology was quite simple. I started by looking at all the minotaur creatures, and most of them were in Red or Black, so I settled on Rakdos. Started with the creatures, added in other spells with 'Minotaur' in the card text, then I added tribal stuff like Door of Destinies, Obelisk of Urd, Urza's Incubator, etc. Other spells were just stuff I thought would be fun.
You can make changes based on your local meta too. A couple of the decks I've played against at my local store are pretty flyer-heavy, so I threw in Rough/Tumble for that situation.

June 28, 2016 8:54 a.m.

.marijn. says... #3

Thanks, but i think i am going to build a deck without any minotauts ): I am building a Dragon/Demon deck. This is my deck

June 29, 2016 4:10 a.m.

KronicNinja says... #4

What about honorary Minotaur Taurean Mauler?

April 11, 2017 11:43 p.m.

aamann says... #5

Added to the deck! Replaced Zerapa Minotaur because, as far as my understanding goes, opponents can still pay to make him lose first strike even with Neheb out.

April 11, 2017 11:54 p.m.

KronicNinja says... #6

That is correct. Unfortunately it is probably the worst non-vanilla minotaur.

April 12, 2017 12:07 a.m.

Epiphanes says... #7

Suggestion for the name of the deck: "Attack of the Steakholders" (pun intended :-p)

April 26, 2017 6 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.41
Tokens 2/3 Minotaur
Folders Fun Combo, +1 Non-Budget, Commander, EDH Ideas
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