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Scab-Clan Mauler

Reviewed November 09, 2007

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 3.40
Limited: 3.00

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Scab-Clan Mauler

Not sure why we're reviewing him, but he's good. A 3/3 trampler on turn two is powerful, and not that hard to get. Turn one, play a dude. Turn two, swing, and play Mauler. Seal of Fire can serve a similar purpose. I'm tempted to believe this had a part in prompting them to reprint Angelic Wall-- they realized that a cheap creature that could block this and live was needed.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 2.5


Friday - Scab-Clan Mauler

This was a key creature in R/G decks during the last couple of years, because he could very easily be a 3/3 trampler for 2 mana in that deck. Outside of R/G aggro though, this guy has no place, because of the two-color casting cost and the fact that you need to be running an aggro deck for this to be good. He just rotated out of Standard, but I don't really see him making much of an impact in Extended right now. Maybe when Extended rotates, but not at the current time.

In limited, an excellent common to grab if you're drafting Gruul, but that's about it.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Scab-Clan Mauler

For a long period of Standard play, Scab-Clan Mauler set the standard for efficient aggro creatures. Then Future Sight brought Tarmogoyf and sent the power-mana cost relationship to . . . er . . . "heck." Ask me about that some other time. There's nothing, though, wrong with Scab-Clan Mauler in itself. Later in the season, I started playing Silhana Ledgewalker as the standard two-drop in Gruul because of the untargetability, but for sheer speed and beef Scab-Clan Mauler can't be beat.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5

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Scab-Clan Mauler

It's out of standard now and it's too slow for Extended and other formats with their much larger card pool. It's still playable, but there's a lot more playable cards in the card pool making this card weaker as 2 mana 3/3 isn't as spectacular when you can get so much more for 2 mana.

In casual, it's an affordable beat stick. In multiplayer, there's more players to trigger bloodthirst on.

In limited, it's a powerful beat stick, but loses points thanks to a heavy mana requirement and the fact that a turn 2 3/3 is much harder to do here.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
Meb9000 Scab-Clan Mauler

Ahh, this was truly a loss for all the R/G lovers out there. Scab Clan Mauler made its mark in many different decks, with a notable performance in Mr. Mark Herberholz's victory at PT Honolulu. This guy will pretty much always be a 3/3 trample on turn 2, which is quickly becoming the new standard for efficient beaters, what with Watchwolf being right alongside this one and Wren's Run Vanquisher/Keldon Marauders hanging out in the current standard pool. Scab-Clan Mauler is best played following a Mogg Fanatic or Seal of Fire on turn 1 for obvious reasons. Standard players no longer have to worry about this card, so it will be Extended's Problem for a few years lol.

Extended: 4/5

Limited: 3.5/5

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