Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder

Legendary Creature — Human Ally

Whenever Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder enters the battlefield or attacks, target creature you control gains double strike and lifelink until end of turn.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

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Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal

Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder Discussion

Commanda_Panda on Mardu Equipment

3 weeks ago

This deck has had SO many iterations since the day that I realized that Akiri was the equipment general that I had always wanted. It started as Boros with Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder. Definately, one of the better Boros decks available. Then, when the Cat precon came out, I wanted to test some new toys, like Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith. So the deck had an Naya iteration with Tana, the Bloodsower. Wasn't feeling the green. Currently, I go back and forth between Tymna as seen here, and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus, which has the Decklist is in the description.

I never really tried Silas, but he has been a disappointment as a partner in other decks of mine. I've tried him in less artifact central builds for his colors. He would fit fine, BUT the reason why I like Kraum & Tymna is that they provide the CARD DRAW that this "Boros" deck needs! Silas could be used if you desired the Breya colors, but recursion is not the same as the sheer draw that Tymna or Kraum provide. Also, I wouldn't want to be the one cutting that 4 color pile down to 100 cards...

ZendikariWol on The Prismatic Piper

4 weeks ago

Ol' Pipes isn't ever going to be played outside of hyper-budget brews and CMR limited. Why? Because why on earth would you take him rather than a partner of the color you want that has... actual rules text? You wouldn't. If I'm in Orzhov and I want to be Mardu, I'll get Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder or Vial Smasher the Fierce. Cards that aren't 3/3s for 5 with no text.

Slymaster9 on Win-ota, (Boros) Unity Squad

2 months ago

Thank you for your suggestions lagotripha . I don't think I want to add additional tribal synergies/restrictions. Assemble the Legion is a little too slow sadly. It can only ever start producing tokens turn 6, and whilst I am often delaying my first Winota cast until turn 5/6 in testing. I am not sure this is the deck for it sadly.

Why would you add a aura subtheme if there's just 1 human that synergizes with them? I don't think I'd want to hardcast any of those auras.

The Allies subtheme could be promising in the future. Resolute Blademaster is already getting played in a lot of Winota lists. Besides Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder none of the other allies quite hit the individual card quality I'd like. If Zendikar Resurgent adds 2-3 more good Allies. It might be a fun subtheme.

I've replaced Terminus with Sunforger for testing. I'll also be adding Chance for Glory and Teferi's Protection once my order arrives. They'll be replacing Waves of Aggression and Unbreakable Formation. In other words, I'll be testing the Sunforger package. My instinct tells me it's still too mana intensive for this deck. But everyone keeps raving on it being the bestest Boros card ever. Command Beacon and Blinkmoth Nexus will also be integrated into the manabase.

New cards on my maybelist are:

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite I feel this deck really needs something to close out a game. And a friend suggested I also needed something that "stood on it's own" a bit more. I can't think of any card that does those two things more than Elesh. I don't mind the salt at the table if I hardcast a card like that.

Purphoros, God of the Forge Another stand-alone threat that can also synergize better with the deck's main strategy.

SynergyBuild on Do you want to make …

2 months ago

Partner commanders are powerful, and often free your deck's ability to do more than a single commander deck. Companions give decks restrictions on what cards they can run. By running both it limits your deck even more, since most partner pairings don't work with the companion requirements.

Yorion, Sky Nomad and Lutri, the Spellchaser straight up can't be run as companions, and Jegantha, the Wellspring won't work since it requires five colors, and no partner pairing currently allows for it. No partner pairing also allows for Lurrus of the Dream-Den. Gyruda, Doom of Depths also can't be run, since no partners are both even cmc and have black in their color identity. Kaheera, the Orphanguard also can't work, since the types aren't found on partners that can be run together.

That leaves only 4 total companions theoretically able to be run. Obosh, the Preypiercer, Zirda, the Dawnwaker, Keruga, the Macrosage, and Umori, the Collector.

Now, what lists are now able to be run?

  1. Gorm the Great/Virtus the Veiled

  2. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  3. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Tana, the Bloodsower

  4. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  5. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  6. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Tana, the Bloodsower

  7. Tana, the Bloodsower/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  8. Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Tymna the Weaver

  9. Ravos, Soultender/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  10. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Tymna the Weaver

  11. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

  12. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Tymna the Weaver

  13. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Ravos, Soultender

  14. Ravos, Soultender/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

  15. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa

  16. Nikara, Lair Scavenger/Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel

  17. Cazur, Ruthless Stalker  Flip/Ukkima, Stalking Shadow

  18. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  19. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  20. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  21. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  22. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  23. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  24. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix

  25. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  26. Thrasios, Triton Hero/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  27. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  28. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist

  29. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

  30. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept/Tana, the Bloodsower

  31. Kraum, Ludevic's Opus/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  32. Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  33. Tana, the Bloodsower/Tymna the Weaver

  34. Ravos, Soultender/Tana, the Bloodsower

  35. Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder/Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

  36. Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  37. Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Vial Smasher the Fierce

  38. Akiri, Line-Slinger/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  39. Akiri, Line-Slinger/Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

  40. Thrasios, Triton Hero/Tymna the Weaver

  41. Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

  42. Ravos, Soultender/Thrasios, Triton Hero

  43. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Tymna the Weaver

  44. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix/Ravos, Soultender

  45. Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

  46. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper/Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

Wow, that only took a half hour longer to write up than expected.

Which of these would you want to make, if any, and how would you make them?

stiefanu on Kynaios Blue Pod

3 months ago

Hi aeraso, thanks for your comment! When I built the deck I didn't want to use the duo Thrasios, Triton Hero/Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, so I opted for Kynaios. But I then found that the card draw given by Kynaois was not enough to compete with other strong commanders.

So I think I am going to replace Kynaois with that duo, and adapt the deck a bit. If you want to try Kynaois, I suggest you to include more card advantage engines, you will see that they are needed.

Anyway, my version of the deck is like a Blue Pod, i.e. you use hatebears and other stax effects to slow down the game and preventing opponents from winning. Then you (eventually) win from consecutive activations of Birthing Pod or Prime Speaker Vannifar to search for a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combo.

As regards your question, this deck is meant for a nearly-cEDH environment, although it needs a complete rework (as I said before). Goblin Sharpshooter here is useful for two reasons: it kills opponents' mana dorks, and it can combo with Splinter Twin. In my main deck, Cascading Food Chain, you can find the combo explained in Win Conditions tab.

Finally, you pointed out to me that Temur Sabertooth is useless, because I don't have a mana outlet to win with. I will consider removing it when I have time to rework the deck. For this reason, and for the fact that it's not so impactful in a nearly-cEDH meta, Purphoros, God of the Forge will not be included in this deck.

But maybe I would include it in a more relaxed meta ;)

Tzefick on Neliv, Master Blacksmith

3 months ago

There's been a few Boros legendaries but I've never really felt like any of them are worthwhile Commanders, with the exception of Feather, the Redeemed. It could be nice with one that actually feels flexible, fun and to an extent competitive. I feel like for an equipment voltron style deck, Akiri, Line-Slinger or Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder are the better choices as they promote slamming stats on themselves and swinging for high damage. However both feels very boring and linear.

I think this is a good attempt at a theme started with Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith, but a choice could be even more on point for Equipment matters Voltron.

Like has already been mentioned before, I don't feel like the equipment cost is the main problem of Voltron equipment decks. It definitely helps them to be able to reduce it, but I feel like you'd rather want something that can secure your late game position and soften the blow of being wiped. There's nothing worse than playing a lot of equipments, only to have them all blown up by a Bane of Progress or Cleansing Nova. Secondly there's the "issue" of playing white-red, the notoriously worst color pair to draw cards and get card advantage, so I feel like you want something to help you out here in some fashion.

What if we tried to do a little bit of everything?

Some ideas Show

For a very long time I've been brewing with the idea of a two-card Commander, where one is a tool, behaving like an Emblem. Initially it was going to be a Spellbook of some kind, but I think the concept and idea could be utilized here as well.

To avoid possibly stealing the attention away from TypicalTimmy's suggestion in this thread I'll post a link later to the new thread I'll make on my aforementioned brewing idea, if that's alright with Timmy?

Braingamer on Naya Token - All the tokens

3 months ago

I actually like Tana, the Bloodsower and Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder as commanders for naya token strategies. but if you do this I would include some cards like Bravado and Betrothed of Fire also Ohran Frostfang is a really good card.

Openil on [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

3 months ago

Would you mind giving me some more details on the decision to include Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, I traded for one a few months back but have never slotted him into my version of the deck, outside of enabling one shots with Dark Depths and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight he doesn't seem to do much for the deck to me, hoping you can shed light on my ignorance.


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