Runeclaw Bear

Runeclaw Bear

Creature — Bear

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Runeclaw Bear Discussion

BlueScope on Question about pyromancers goggles

1 day ago

To name an example where this would be very relevant, consider Boros Reckoner - the first 3 damage dealt to it will cause it's ability to trigger, and right after, it will die for having damage higher than or equal to it's toughness (the dieing event will be replaced by Anger of the Gods' exile effect). Either way, the player controlling the Reckoner chooses a target for 3 damage, and when that resolves, the second instance of Anger of the Gods resolves. Since the Reckoner is no longer on the battlefield, it's controller won't get to deal another 3 damage to target creature or player.

Another example would be Soulfire Grand Master that gives your instants and sorceries lifelink, and you cast the double Anger of the Gods with 10 Runeclaw Bears on the battlefield at the time. The first copy to resolve will deal 3 damage to each bear, gaining you 30 life and wiping the board clean. The second copy won't deal any damage, as there are no more creatures on the board, meaning you won't gain any life from it.

BlueScope on Can you go to negative ...

2 weeks ago

In the same way, if an effect that prevents you from losing the game ends, but the reason you'd lose the game vanishes before state-based actions are checked, you will live; for example: You are at -1 life and control Phyrexian Unlife. An opponent casts Dromoka's Command, making you sacrifice your only enchantment, then has his Runeclaw Bear fight your Child of Night.

The same wouldn't work if instead you controlled a Frogmite that's enchanted with Spirit Link, because state-based actions are checked inbetween the creatures dealing damage, and you gaining life - which is essentially the same situation as in the question.

SirFowler on Group 4 - Clash of the Titans

4 weeks 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 ...

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

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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