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 this.
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Taurean Mauler Discussion
2 months ago
1x Tangle Wire
1x Bolt Bend Is this ever reduced for your commander?
1x Taurean Mauler It's okay but sort of unnecessary. Can have an artifact dwarf instead.
1x Torbran, Thane of Red Fell Useless in your deck, replace with a 1 mana dwarf.
1x By Force
1x Wheel of Misfortune Really unreliable, especially if all 4 players still playing.
1x Akroma's Memorial You shouldn't win by combat.
1x Illusionist's Bracers One use of commander should be more than enough to win.
1x Dwarven Thaumaturgist His effect is irrelevent.
1x Mycosynth Lattice Mana fixing for opponents, how generous.
1x Rings of Brighthearth see Illusionist's Bracers above
1x Clock of Omens Primary wincon, and at instant speed.
1x Dwarven Grunt 1 mana dwarves
1x Dwarven Scorcher 1 mana dwarves
1x Dwarven Trader 1 mana dwarves
1x Enslaved Dwarf 1 mana dwarves
1x Liberated Dwarf 1 mana dwarves
1x Proteus Machine Artifact dwarf, slotted for consistency. Unnecessary really, can be replaced with whatever.
1x Feldon of the Third Path Can create an artifact dwarf or maybe pull out a dragon that was discarded/played if game went too long.
1x Possessed Portal Use if winning and clock of omens has been dealt with or you don't have an artifact dwarf.
1x Daretti, Scrap Savant Good for rummaging or returning an artifact, since you always have a treasure in play. Can be replaced with good card draw.
1x Mystic Forge 1/4 of deck is artifacts. Can also fix dead draws to a certain extent. Can be replaced with good card draw.
1x Herald's Horn Call dwarves every time. Can be replaced with good card draw.
1x Final Fortune Can win out of nowhere. Use only if you are certain you can win. Be careful, highly recommended only if opponents appear tapped out.
Other worthy mentions I don't feel like figuring out how to slot in right now:
Outpost Siege Solid red card draw.
Commune with Lava Playable red card advantage.
Maze of Ith Use this as a spell slot, not a land slot. Can untap your own dwarves, or be used defensively.
Scrying Sheets all your lands are snow for whatever reason, so could be okay if you have nothing else to cast in a turn.
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle with all these mountains, why not?
Command Beacon In case people kill your 1 toughness commander too many times.
Darksteel Citadel More artifacts. ONLY PUT IF you don't have color problems.
Flamekin Village Not sure if haste is important enough, but something to consider.
Inventors' Fair gives you health, but more importantly can tutor an artifact.
Madblind Mountain If you end up with a lot of top deck shenanigans.
Labyrinth of Skophos If you're being attacked.
Kher Keep Chump blockers.
Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep Might help seem more intimidating early game?
Sequestered Stash Can return an artifact to your DECK, and then commander can grab it.
Sea Gate Wreckage If you run out of cards and have colorless mana sources.
Quicksand Can dissuade attackers
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Big mana
Myriad Landscape Ramp
Mouth of Ronom If you still have too many snow lands.
3 months ago
I like the list, my only suggestion is to consider adding any of the changelings since they count as minotaurs as well. Taurean Mauler is great, and it even has horns, so it fits.
3 months ago
Hail, fellow dwarf lover! Just a few suggestions!
The first one is that while the back of Lukka, Wayward Bonder is red, the whole card is considered to have the color identity of both sides, so white and red. Unfortunately that means that you won't be able to legally run the card in your mono red deck (though honestly it's up to your playgroup on how they want to follow that rule, as long as yall are on the same page!). The same thing goes for Alesha, Who Smiles at Death . That being said, both of those cards are good commanders in their own right, but can't be played in the deck legally :/
As for cards, she's quite a stout dwarf! Some of the interesting cards I've come across when playing against it are Springleaf Drum , any vehicles like Smuggler's Copter . Both can get a lot of value from tapping your commander. A weird but good card would be something like Honor-Worn Shaku . 3cmc mana rock that produces upwards of 3 mana means you can quickly hard cast some of your bigger permenants!
Also I wouldn't overlook some of the changelings! Things like Bloodline Pretender and Taurean Mauler can get pretty big! Changeling Berserker , if fetched from the deck using the commander's ability, is also a cheeky way of getting around a board wipe.
Kindred Charge could also be another wincon, as it either makes a TON of treasure with dwarves, or doubles down on dragon attacks.
And I'm not sure of your budget, but Embercleave can put in a lot of work too!
Hope these suggestions give you some ideas, and may your beard grow ever longer!
4 months ago
I dont know if you're still using the site or the deck but here are a few things that id recommend; Shared Animosity for extra power, id swap metallic mimic for Door of Destinies that way you can add in Cordial Vampire , id remove Taurean Mauler for Vampire Nocturnus , i dont see any real reanimation there id add something like Patriarch's Bidding , you don't have any in case of emergency board wipes Kindred Dominance is good because it doesn't effect you. Cathars' Crusade can hit like truck and its another way of bulking up your creatures. land wise you could run Cabal Coffers just for the extra black mana. Id remove Reforge the Soul just on the basis there is no reanimation in the deck
4 months ago
Howdy! Markov is an awesome aggressive deck to make on a budget!
I'm not sure your budget, but Armageddon is a really nice way to take advantage of your low curve and overwhelm your opponents with your tokens!
Another cool option for the deck could be any of the cheap changelings! They also synergize with "party matters" cards! Mirror Entity is a cheap card that can easily turn into a wincon, with an ability to pump up all of your creatures. Changeling Outcast and Universal Automaton are both extremely cheap vampires to trigger your commander's ability, and the new Bloodline Pretender seems extremely good, as it will go tall as you go wide as you cast your vampire creatures! Taurean Mauler is an oldie but a goodie too that can quickly get scary in a multiplayer game!
Investing in a Skullclamp is also really good, as it's a card draw source that can go into any token based deck you choose to make in the future and gives the deck more resilience against board wipes, as you can easily cast your cheap vampires.
In terms of cuts, probably Crashing Drawbridge and Child of Night . Both are a little underwhelming, as there are cheaper options if you're just wanting a cheap vampire. The cards that give trample also seem a little weak, but I can see them being good with the vampires that have deathtouch.
5 months ago
Taurean Mauler is a playable goblin, though peraps lacking flavor.
5 months ago
Dockside Extortionist while not a dwarf or a dragon, is a prime source of treasure. Hellkite Tyrant is a possible win condition. You could stuff a couple of rocks like Arcane Signet , Mind Stone , or Thought Vessel which can provide reliable ramp (or less budget Mana Crypt , Mox Amber , or especially Mox Opal ). There's Dwarven Warriors , Dwarven Nomad , or Dwarven Blastminer who make decent dwarves that can tap themselves. Taurean Mauler is both a dragon, a dwarf, and a decent card. I'd be remiss if i didn't mention Faithless Looting , as it is an amazing card. You could also try Blood Moon wich has become mooch more affordable. Also could mention Inventors' Fair and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx which are two of my very favorite lands. Now there are a lot more cards of your budget can afford but most of these suggestions are fairly budget, not saying that your list is a budget one.
Don't take my considerations as criticisms, your list is very cool, i didn't think I'd like this deck until i saw this deck! Love the deck and i hope you continue to improve it.