TCW is important to show that TPM Maul was strong enough to survive a bisection.
Pre-TCW sources didn't know that.
Their lack of knowledge on does not indicate a lack of knowledge on Maul's power and skill; that's a fallacy of composition. Maul's death being retconned in no way retcons his standing in juxtaposition to Dooku.
It's not durability. :))
Maul literally uses the Force to survive. Filoni even compared to Vader's survival.
''. So Vader holds on to life at the edge of the lava flow, because he is such a condemned for Obi-Wan, such an anger for whose happens in his life. And that same type of focus, hatred what sustains Maul.''- Dave Filoni, Director of Star Wars Rebels
Pre-TCW sources even states that TPM Maul wasn't a loss for Sidious. Now the new sources states that TPM Maul was a loss to Sidious while Dooku was a proton torpedo.
It wasn't a loss, now that he had Anakin, no. But Dooku being a "proton torpedo" to Sidious' schemes doesn't mean he's worse than Maul.
He learned about Anakin after TPM.
Dooku was always there for Sidious before TPM, as a back-up plan or maybe as an inquisitor we don't know, the new sources states that Dooku was even a darksider before TPM, but not as a Sith apprentice, since Maul was better.
According to Sidious ; Anakin > Maul > Dooku always, he only used Dooku as a proton torpedo.
AEYTKN Top 5 list is a post-TCW source, and it says Maul > Dooku as well. Includes every version.
I'm pretty sure that list(which is worthless anyways, but you cling to it) includes current versions, i.e. Canon TCW Maul and Dooku. It transfering over to TPM Maul is baseless.
It says ''Darth'' Maul, it applies to TPM.