Runeclaw Bear


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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

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Runeclaw Bear

Creature — Bear

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Runeclaw Bear Discussion

Neotrup on Instant

1 month ago

Not only can they help, they can also hinder. If you attack Player B, who has a Runeclaw Bear to block with, Player C could cast Doom Blade on the bear before blockers are declared, then player D could cast Scout's Warning followed by Hunted Lammasu targeting Player B to replace the blocker.

BlueScope on Flickering Faerie Artisans?

1 month ago

You can do some flicker shenanigans, but it's a bit more complicated than that. For an example situation, let's say we already have a Grizzly Bears token from our current Faerie Artisans when an opponent plays Werebear. As soon as it enters the battlefield, Artisans trigger to produce a new token and exile the old one. This trigger is put on the stack.

If you flicker it in response to that trigger, the original trigger will still resolve, creating a Werebear token and exiling the Grizzly Bears token. This is because cards that have their own name in the rules mean "this object", rather than "cards with that name". Because of this, however, the next creature an opponent plays (clearly Runeclaw Bear) will trigger Faerie Artisans as well, however won't exile the Werebear token created earlier by Faerie Artisans, as that was another object.

And in a completely different scenario, if you flicker it before it triggers, the very same logic applies - but this time, you don't have to exile anything, as the card just entered the battlefield and didn't create any tokens yet.

acbooster on If I cast an instant ...

2 months ago

Your creature will not be destroyed because it's no longer a legal target for the kill spell. Let's use some cards for examples to help visualize it.

Ranger's Guile
Runeclaw Bear

Your opponent casts Murder targeting your Runeclaw Bear. In response, you cast Ranger's Guile targeting the bear. Assuming no one else casts any spells or activates any abilities, your Ranger's Guile will resolve first and will give your bear Hexproof. Murder will then go to resolve after another round of priority is passed and will see that its target has become illegal and will do nothing.

The stack will always resolve in FILO (First In Last Out) order. The most recent object on the stack will always resolve before anything else under it.

Rogue_Titan on First deck

3 months ago

Your mana curve is high but i dont think its 30 land high. Maybe try 24-26 lands.

That Flesh to Dust is really expensive in my own opinion.Try something like Doom Blade or Ultimate Price for something cheaper.

Instead of Hunt the Weak you could try Epic Confrontation for something cheaper.

And i would switch out Runeclaw Bear with something that has an ability.

SpringingTiger on Teaching young player

6 months ago

Start simple, and slowly build up.

I don't like to use cards like Chaplain's Blessing or Vessel of Volatility that aren't good cards.

I go for mostly creatures, but I keep them to vanillas, french vanillas (evergreen keywords only, like Serra Angel), and virtual vanillas (they have some effect the turn you play them, but are vanillas after that, like Elvish Visionary).

I keep the number of different types of effects low, but have some repetition for each of them ("that Air Elemental has flying just like the Seacoast Drake that you played a few turns ago did").

But remember that by far the most important thing is that he/she has FUN. If your child isn't enjoying some aspect of the game ("I don't like it when you Doom Blade my Craw Wurm - Doom Blade my Runeclaw Bear instead"), try to remove that part of the game for awhile.

acbooster on Does protection from black protect ...

7 months ago

Yes it does. Protection asks, "Does X spell/permanent have Y quality?" If the answer is yes, then protection works. So if you have a Runeclaw Bear with protection from Black and your opponent swings in with a Rakdos Cackler, you can block the Cackler without any damage being assigned to the Bear because the Cackler is both red and black.

Dredge4life on Declaration in Stone in modern

7 months ago

The definition of strictly worse is an effect for the same cost and mana, but with an obvious downside or shortcoming. For instance (disregarding creature type) Quilled Wolf is strictly better than Runeclaw Bear because of its ability.

MirranTitan on Fighting for $$$

7 months ago

Here is a look at what I have been playing for years, Shallow Graves EDH

It has combo, it's resilient, but I can't seem to get kills, as soon as I get the ball rolling on what I am doing, someone just windmill slams Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron and some nutty win condition with the infinite mana.

I tried to play strict combo before with azami, but blue gets you aggroed, and then you lose every game to Runeclaw Bear and friends getting turnt at you for 10 turns.

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