Runeclaw Bear

Runeclaw Bear

Creature — Bear

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Runeclaw Bear Discussion

SirFowler on Group 4 - Clash of the Titans

5 days ago

Do you want me to change? If so I will change. However this is an online tournament. I only have an actual handful of decks that I actually bought. The rest, however, is purely fantasy. In no way would I buy some of the things I have built on here.

There are actually a just few good cards that I can actually use with my commander. If I would just use the useless Runeclaw Bears, then why would I even use my commander? I need to have something that actually synergizes well to make my time worth while.

Boza on Damage prevented with Dictate of ...

6 days ago

It is 4x... or 2x, depending on how each of you chooses.

Lets go with an example. Your opponent is attacking you with 2/2 Runeclaw Bear. You decide to let it through and cast Deflecting Palm before damage. Now there are two replacement effects affecting the damage of the bear, so the receiver of the damage will choose which effect to apply/resolve first.

If you choose the order where the prevention applies first, only 2 damage is prevented by the Deflecting Palm. If he chooses to have the doubling effect apply first, and the prevention effect apply afterwards, 4 damage will be prevented.

In summary, you can have the damage prevented or doubled then prevented.

Next, depending on how you chose previously, Palm will deal either 4 (prevention first) or 8 damage (doubling first) to the opponent.

ZOMBLES127 on Zombie aggro

4 weeks ago

I do not see a need for Runeclaw Bear, instead you should think about adding Diregraf Ghoul sense you are going aggro. Zombies all the way +1

nobu_the_bard on blocking with multiples

1 month ago

Yes the attacker chooses blocking order, barring any interference by spells or abilities like Banding. There's another round of priority at the end of the Declare Blockers step, once everyone knows who's blocking what and your intended order to deal damage. You have to declare an order even if it doesn't appear to matter (such as if your Raging Goblin is blocked by Runeclaw Bear, Grizzly Bears, and Bear Cub).

JWiley129 on blocking with multiples

1 month ago

When you control an attacking creature and your opponent blocks it with two creatures, you get to decide which creature is placed first in the blocking order. At that point there is a round of priority before damage to cast instants and cards with flash. Then, once you enter the damage phase, your creature will assign combat damage to the first creature in line, and once it has dealt lethal damage will assign any leftover damage to the 2nd creature.

So in your example, if you have a Obstinate Baloth being blocked by a Runeclaw Bear and a Goblin Piker; you get to decide which creature gets dealt damage first. Then it will assign any leftover damage to the 2nd creature. So the Baloth will kill both the Runeclaw Bear and the Goblin Piker. You can decide to deal 4 damage to the first blocker, but generally you will want to deal 2 and then 2 (in this example).

MountainMan817 on LOVEbears

1 month ago

Bearscape is no good because i dont have many spells and Werebear likes my graveyard being full... Runeclaw Bear missed the cut because i like the older printings of bears since they've been a magic staple for so long

Guardians on LOVEbears

1 month ago

Runeclaw Bear somewhere? +1

SirFowler on 2015-06-12 update of Standard Bears

2 months ago

Well usually, if you have high cost cards, you need mana ramp. I would suggest Sylvan Caryatid, but Rattleclaw Mystic if you're on a budget. Elvish Mystics are early ramp creatures that will help you cast the larger creatures/spells, such as Dragonlord Atarka or Dig Through Time. This would be considered a midrange route.

If you wanted to go for a more aggro route, you'd need cards like Monastery Swiftspear or Savage Knuckleblade.

When building decks, you want cards that have versatility depending on how the other person is playing.

For instance, adding Runeclaw Bear doesn't really add anything to your deck. However, if you were to add the card that gives creatures you control with no abilities +2/+2, then it starts looking better.

Power / Toughness 2/2
Color(s) Green
Cost 1G
Converted cost 2


Format Legality
Heirloom Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 Common
2012 Core Set Common
2011 Core Set Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers Common
2010 Core Set Common

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