Runeclaw Bear


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common

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Runeclaw Bear

Creature — Bear

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Runeclaw Bear Discussion

RazortoothMtg on How does Mentor of the ...

6 days ago

Mentor of the Meek checks what the creature's power is once it's on the battlefield. For example, playing Raging Goblin with Glorious Anthem on the battlefield would result in a 2/2 creature, and Mentor would trigger. However, playing a Runeclaw Bear with a Glorious Anthem on the battlefield would result in a 3/3 creature, and Mentor would not trigger.

Rhadamanthus on Mirror-Sigil Sergeant and Amoeboid Changeling

8 months ago

The token copy won't have all creature types. A copy effect just copies:

  • What's actually written on the original card/spell
  • Any other copy effects being applied to the original (example: If Clone copies Runeclaw Bear, then a copy of that Clone will also be a Runeclaw Bear)
  • If the original is a spell on the stack, the copy effect will also copy decisions made while casting the spell (modes, targets, alternative costs, etc.)

In your example the token will just be a regular Mirror-Sigil Sergeant, which is still pretty good!

Argy on I own every Chandra

11 months ago

I have a few other cards that I carry with my Chandras:

  • Eager Construct - best Magic card ever made, Scrying beats Flying
  • Enlarge - the first piece of art I fell in love with
  • Black Cat - the second piece of art I liked
  • Runeclaw Bear - the first bear card I ever owned
  • Totally Lost - I found this among some junk singles and fell in love with Fblthp
  • Switcheroo - I love the entire flavour of this card
  • A Buffy Jenny Callendar card, coz she was cool
  • A custom Diabolic Tutor card I made with me dressed as Chandra and the LGS owner whispering in my ear (he has long, black hair)
  • Storm Crow - you kind of have to

I also have Rock, Paper, Scissors but mine are foil copies of Meteorite, Jayemdae Tome, and Ensoul Artifact

I think I should go back to my project of collecting every copy of Lava Axe that has ever been printed.

I need to complete my Minotaur collection, too. I have all the Creatures, but I need stuff like Didgeridoo.

BlueScope on An arising question about new ...

1 year ago

Please link all cards relevant to your question, or at least make an attempt to explain what they do: Gideon of the Trials
(I'm not linking the combo pieces in this case, as the combo isn't at all relevant to the example - you might as well attack with 20 Runeclaw Bears)

Gideon's emblem simply prevents a player from losing the game, it doesn't prevent any damage. That means if 200 cats attacked you, you would take that much damage, emblem or not.

Because of that, the emblem couldn't really save you. If you attacked Gideon as well as the player with a sufficient amount of cats, the next time state-based actions are checked, it sees you at negative life, and Gideon at zero loyalty. You won't lose the game at this point because of the emblem, but Gideon will be put into the graveyard. State-based actions are checked again, seeing you at negative life, and you lose the game.

BlueScope on Does Kytheon flip when summoned ...

1 year ago

@Neotrup: What you're mentioning isn't an exception, as (like you said) it cares about whether the creature is attacking, not whether it attacked (even though it's phrased differently):

An ability that triggers when something "attacks and isnt blocked" triggers in the declare blockers step after blockers are declared if (1) that creature is attacking and (2) no creatures are declared to block it. It will trigger even if that creature was put onto the battlefield attacking rather than having been declared as an attacker in the declare attackers step.

To explain the whole concept in (probably way too much) detail, consider a board state of Preeminent Captain, and 3 Glory Seekers, and that player has a Thraben Valiant in hand. They choose to attack with the Captain and two of the Glory Seekers. The Captain's trigger lets them put the Valiant from their hand on the battlefield tapped and attacking. One of the Glory Seekers is blocked in the declare blockers step by the opponent's only creature, a Runeclaw Bear. Now, in the declare blockers step, the board state is:

  • there are 4 attacking creatures
  • there are 3 creatures that attacked this turn (Thraben Valiant wasn't declared an attacker)
  • there are 3 creatures that "attacked and weren't blocked" (one Glory Seeker was blocked)
  • there are 5 creatures that weren't blocked (the Glory Seeker that didn't attacked couldn't be and wasn't blocked, and so wasn't Runeclaw Bear)

In the end of combat step, the board state is:

  • there are 3 attacking creatures (one Glory Seeker was destroyed)
  • there are 3 creatures that attacked this turn (this number doesn't retroactively change)

That last number is the one that Kytheon would see, though as correctly mentioned in the other answers, the ability won't trigger if Kytheon wasn't declared an attacker itself.

Krogh on Does Clone remain a shapeshifter ...

1 year ago

I copy Runeclaw Bear with Clone.

Can I use Shapesharers ability on Clone?

BlueScope on Noncombat Damage + Deathtouch: Lengthy ...

1 year ago

You (and literally everybody you asked) are correct. You're quoting a number of rules, but the real reason behind Deathtouch not just applying to combat damage is that this is mentioned nowhere in the rules, and if it's not in the rules, it's not a rule ;)

As you mentioned, 702.2c mentions combat damage, however that paragraph is relevant for assigning damage to blocking creatures. Assuming you attack with a Glissa, the Traitor, and your opponent blocks with 3 Runeclaw Bear, 702.2c lets you assign 1 damage to each creature, because your creature has Deathtouch and therefore is expected to be able to kill a creature assigning only 1 damage to it.

Burl on Oh HECK! It's an Infect

1 year ago

Rancor Wild Defiance Mutagenic Growth Vines of Vastwood Evolving Wilds Cathedral of War Nature's Claim Viridian Corrupter Tormod's Crypt Dryad Militant Dismember Creeping Corrosion

Blight Mamba hold up lands. You'll end up regening instead of pumping. Cut creatures down. You really only need 10-12 creatures with infect. Vines of Vastwood and Apostle's Blessing will help keep your creatures alive, and combos well with Wild Defiance.

Creatures: 4x Ichorclaw Myr ability is killer 4x Glistener Elf best and worst infect creature 4x Necropede or Plague Myr Myr if you need more land

Pumps: 4x Mutagenic Growth free 4x Titanic Growth or Giant Growth Titanic make 5 infect DMG, halfway there, or Giant save you from Lightning Bolt. Go Titanic if you go with Wild Defiance. 4x Groundswell another cheap +4/+4. Save an EW.

Reoccuring Damage: 4x Rancor self explanatory 4x Wild Defiance amps up your pumps, Mutagenic Growth now becomes +5/+5 for free. Also saves you from removal like Shock or Lightning Bolt. 4x Cathedral of War count as a land, next best thing to Noble Hierarch if you run it with Plague Myr.

Protection:4x Apostle's Blessing protection from a color let's you swing past defenses, or stops removal like Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares or Doom Blade. 4x Vines of Vastwood this is a dual protection/pump. Also, this does NOT give a creature Hexproof. SO! If you cast Vines on an enemy creature, you can fizzle the opponents spells. Ex: your opponent controls Runeclaw Bear and casts Giant Growth on it. If you cast Vines on the Beat in response to GG, the GG fizzles out because the Bear can no longer be the target of spells or abilities your OPPONENTS control.

Sideboard: 4x Nature's Claim you will absolutely need this card in your sideboard. Alternatively, you can use this to destroy your own artifacts/enchantments to gain life and stay in the game. 2x Viridian Corrupter artifact hate, as well as a 2/2 infect creature in case you need something heavier. 4x Dryad Militant I know, it doesn't have infect. It's the cheapest way to kill Mill and Flashback decks. It's $1 or less for a playset and you don't want to deal with reoccurring spells. If you can afford it, Replace the Dryads with Dismember. 4x Tormod's Crypt graveyard hate. Kills all Dredge, Unearth, Golgari, Grixis, style decks. Also like $1 for a playset. Worth it. 1x Creeping Corrosion Artifacts are a pain for this deck.

20 Lands if you're running Plague Myr, Wild Defiance and Cathedral of War. Otherwise run 22.

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