Bear Umbra

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Rare

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Bear Umbra

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has "Whenever this creature attack, untap all lands you control."

Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

Bear Umbra Discussion

Last_Laugh on Muldrotha, the Primally Surging Gravetide

17 hours ago

I'd try out Bear Umbra . The land untap is amazing here and repeated totem armor is surprisingly handy. I'd try it in Gilded Lotus' spot. It costs less mana, is a less conflicting card type than artifact for muldrotha, has way more utility, and it will add more mana.

greyninja on Aggravated Assault as a combo ...

2 days ago

I like Aggravated Assault . It combos with a bunch of stuff. I have the masterpiece version in my temur elves deck, but it used to be in my wife's Aurelia deck

Bear Umbra
Grand Warlord Radha
Nature's Will
Neheb, the Eternal
Savage Ventmaw
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
Sword of Feast and Famine
Wirewood Channeler

I'm sure there's others I'm missing haha

Arkavine on Potential substitutes for swords of ...

1 week ago

Bear Umbra Can fill that role in a way. Gives you the land untap of FaF and totem armor gives it protection in a different way

Pikobyte on "Bring Out Yer Dead" (Muldrotha, the Gravetide)

2 weeks ago

I play Muldrotha since its release now and it tends to draw a lot of attention and is a prime target for removals.

To make her stick around I play beside good old greaves cards like:

  • Diplomatic Immunity : So both my Commander/another key creature and my protection can’t be targeted.

  • Curator's Ward : protects your commander or other valuable permanents and draws you some cards in case of a global boardwipe.

  • Bear Umbra : enables really crazy turns, protection from boardwipes and non-exile spotremoval.

  • Siren Stormtamer : looks silly but really is OP. This thing can counter spot removal as well as graveyard hate by countering the trigger of a Bojuka Bog or stuff like Tormod's Crypt .

  • Command Beacon is a way to recast your commander for 6 only everytime. Just hold priority and replay the beacon directly after you recast your commander and you’re fine.

Those few cards make a huge difference in the consistency of the deck. Command beacon isn’t that cheap but rly worth every penny. The rest is pretty affordable. I might be missing something here, Glen Elendra Archmage might be worth mentioning. Feel free to take a look at my list if you want to explore some more. Don’t be scared by the pricetag, it’s mostly because of foils and masterpieces. There are some really awesome and cheap cards too.

SharpRaptor on Najeela

2 weeks ago

Recommended Cuts

Creatures

Blightsteel Colossus - Curve reasons

Graveblade Marauder - Cute but effect probably isn't good enough

Hamletback Goliath - Curve reasons

Khenra Eternal - Bad card basically. Though we want this slot to be at that mana cost

Khenra Scrapper - Again. We want aggressive cards like this but we can do better

Saskia the Unyielding - Big target on your head. Colour intensive. Not a warrior

Savage Knuckleblade - Colour intensive

Taurean Mauler - Doesn't work towards our game plan. Doesn't trigger off combat damage doesn't buff others.

Tenacious Dead - Just bad

Tolsimir Wolfblood - Buff isn't universal and its expensive

Zhur-Taa Druid - We want mana dorks. But only taps for green and its colour intensive to cast.

Maybe Cuts Or Later Cuts

Thunderfoot Baloth - Expensive but ok effect.

Hellkite Charger - Maybe cut. We already have access to this effect at cheaper cost

Zurgo Helmsmasher - He's good. But doesn't help the rest of the game plan

Sorceries

Maybe Cut

Clan Defiance - Doesn't impact the board enough to make us win the game.

Lavalanche - Effect we want but possible to find cheaper?

Enchantment

Fires of Yavimaya - Replace with Rhythm of the Wild

Instant

Artifact Mutation && Aura Mutation - Change with generic artifact or enchantment removal

Crackling Doom - Doesn't do enough

Artifact

Oketra's Monument - Doesn't trigger enough and the mana reduction isn't relevant enough

Recommendations

Attacking / Combat Matter Cards

Blood-Chin Rager - Warriors have Menace

Herald of Dromoka - Warriors have Vigilance

Chief of the Edge - Warriors get +1/+0

Raiders' Spoils - Very good card draw

Lovisa Coldeyes - Warriors +2/+2 Haste

Mindblade Render - MOAR card draw

Ogre Battledriver - Your warriors that enter will be 3/1s when attacking

Jazal Goldmane - Massive Buffs

Mardu Woe-Reaper - Graveyard Interaction

Thrasher Brute - Drains an opponent with warrior etb triggers

Edric, Spymaster of Trest - MOAR CARD DRAW

Combo Pieces

Cryptolith Rite - Lots of mana, infinite combats

Phyrexian Altar - Sac some of the tokens to activate Najeela

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician - Win the game

Sword of Feast and Famine - Win the game if you have the lands

Nature's Will - Win the game if you have the lands

Bear Umbra - Win the game if you have the lands

Other

Archetype of Aggression - Trample

Purphoros, God of the Forge - This guy doesn't need explanation

Cyclonic Rift - ....yeh

Heroic Intervention - Anti-Wrath. Rootborn Defenses Dauntless Escort Join Shields

Divine Visitation - BECAUSE ANGELS

Harvest Season - we make a lot of tapped and attacking creatures. We want mana

Throne of the God-Pharaoh - Alternate win cons

Shared Animosity - Massive Buffs

Anointed Procession Parallel Lives - More tokens

Aggravated Assault - Easier Najeela trigger without keywords

Maybe

Aven Wind Guide - Gives our tokens flying and vigilance

mrdehring on Masked Surge

3 weeks ago

Combos look great! The challenge is going to be staying alive long enough and not showing your hand until it is too late for them to do anything about it.

I always found that people I play with hate seeing Authority of the Consuls and Blind Obedience . Those cards always draws a lot of attention and you get attacked a lot after it hits. How have they been for your deck? Do they slow everything down enough to stabilize, or do you tend to play them later in the game?

In a deck with so few creatures do you get to use the enchant creatures much? The Bear Umbra and Flickering Ward seem to not have a lot of good homes.

Love the Imprisoned in the Moon and the Darksteel Mutation , might I suggest Lignify , Deep Freeze and, as multimedia mentioned, Song of the Dryads as other options to make commanders useless.

You seem to want to ramp to Primal Surge as your win con and you want to buy time to get there was try out Awakening Zone as a way to make mana that happens to chump block. From Beyond also works, but people get suspicious when they see the words search and Eldrazi on the same card. Another great card to help you get to your surge is Kruphix, God of Horizons just keep floating that mana until you get enough.

With the blink effects you have I always thought Aid from the Cowl was fun. If you need something to blink look into Attunement . With the extra card drawn from playing enchantments this is a great way to dig for that surge.

Copy Enchantment because I'm sure you want more of something.

If your plan is to win with combo, make sure you protect it. If it gets milled, or countered, you will need an Eternal Witness style card. Other options that are a bit more budget friendly are Den Protector , Greenwarden of Murasa and Skullwinder .

I don't see a lot of tutors for your combo, so if you are having trouble getting them online you may want to try Planar Bridge , Planar Portal and Tamiyo's Journal are all ways to find the combos you are trying to assemble.

Vlasiax on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Flying Matters

1 month ago

Hello, I don't know if you've already considered that but Hellkite Charger or Aggravated Assault can go infinite with Savage Ventmaw + mana doublers or with Sword of Feast and Famine or Bear Umbra

As for land base I'd probably swap 1 Forest for Swamp just to have option for fixing with Sakura-Tribe Elder and other cards that search for basic lands.

Also I think that you don't need Skithiryx here because you don't win with Infect and you only set yourself up for unnecessary hate (some people really get triggered when they see infect creatures). I'd swap him for Glorybringer to get some hasty removal option.

Speaking of Dragons... I like to run token oriented strategy with Nesting Dragon and Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire - you put land to get 0/2 Dragon Egg and Vaevictis attack trigger sacs it so you get 2/2 Dragon AND potential permament for free while crippling opponents' boards (13 non-permament spells look good here)

Another recursion option is Patriarch's Bidding - when you take back so many Dragons with Scourge of Valkas that you can one-shot whole table (I did that in my Ur-Dragon deck once or twice and it feels really awesome)

Last set also gave us Rhythm of the Wild - amazing enchantment that gives counters or haste (whatever you need at the time) and protects your creatures for only

Hope this helps a little fellow Dragon Master :D

mrdehring on Scion The Win Button

1 month ago

Not quite sure what your budget is, but a reanimation package usually works well in a Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck. I always liked Fated Return for instant speed tricks or indestructible.

Speaking of indestructible Soul of New Phyrexia is a good card to make sure your board of scary dragons doesn't get wrath'ed away.

Another option to give you haste is Hammer of Purphoros

Mana rocks are good, drawing cards is good. I think the Dragon's Hoard should be in this to solve both issues.

I'm intrigued by Bring to Light in this deck. I guess it is a cheap tutor, but is seems limited. I would love you hear how you use it.

There are some fun combos pieces that work with different dragons Bear Umbra , Curiosity (are you planning to add Niv-Mizzet, Parun ?), and Tainted Strike ; are you able to get them to work that often? If not, they may be the cards to cut.

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Bear Umbra occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.16%

GWU (Bant): 0.85%