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Taurean Mauler
Morningtide


Reviewed February 9, 2008

Constructed: 2.70
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.25

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BMoor

Taurean Mauler

Well, the Giant deck just got a power three-drop. The fact that anything your opponent does makes it bigger is a nice bonus as well. Granted, the opponent can still kill it with Lash Out or Nameless Inversion, but the same can be said for a lot of good creatures. And that's only if the opponent doesn't play anything else beforehand. That and it can receive bonuses from any tribal card makes it a good choice in any tribal or Lorwyn block limited deck that can play it. It may not be Mirror Entity, but it's not bad.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.5

Aethereal

Saturday - Taurean Mauler

A neat card for 3 mana. You get to turn on all your tribal abilities, and this guy gets permanent power/toughness increases if your opponent tries anything. I'm not too sure where it'll see play right now, because it is kind of slow for aggro red decks (who want to try to finish the game quickly, so your opponent probably won't have much time to play spells to pump him). If he didn't have Changeling, he'd be pretty useless, but since he does, this is worth considering.

In limited, a solid red guy, because he can't be straight up killed by a Tarfire. I would play this if I was red.

Constructed - 2.5-3
Casual - 2
Limited - 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Taurean Mauler

The good news is that everyone plays spells, so Taurean Mauler has lots of potential cards to feed on. The bad news is, the first spell played after you cast a Mauler will often be Shriekmaw, Nameless Inversion, or Incinerate. I think this card has a lot of potential because of its tribal synergy on top of the amazing growing ability, but I'm slightly wary of the amount of removal that can destroy it.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Taurean Mauler

I love it. Multiplayer is one of my favorite formats and this card screams multiplayer. Either people hold back resources for the fear of it getting huge or they kill it. Likely the later. However this card speak to other interactions. Green/Red decks can get this guy out quick and beat. This would be a fantastic follow up to first turn birds or elf in an aggro dueling deck. In limited, this is a clear bomb. I played in the prerelease against a 5 year old who got this out early and I could not get rid of it until it was already a 12/12.

Constructed: 3 in duels, 5 in multiplayer
Casual: 4
Limited: 5

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