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Runeclaw Bear Discussion
1 month ago
Master of Pearls is a good manifest target. The flip-up effect is really nice, though casting it as a Runeclaw Bear isn't great. Hooded Hydra is also a really efficient card to manifest, flipping into a 5/5 for two green.
Is Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit too high for your budget? Her bolster effect is pretty good in a deck that manifests like this.
I like this idea, always nice to see an off-the-wall deck like this!
2 months ago
OK, let me explain how this is supposed to work.
Say you have a Runeclaw Bear out. You cast another Runeclaw Bear and put two +1/+1 counters on it. You cast a third Runeclaw Bear and put two +1/+1 counters on it. You sacrifice one of your Runeclaw Bears.
Suppose you cast Secure the Wastes for X=8. All 8 Warriors enter the battlefield. If I'm right, and tokens have names, you put 14 +1/+1 counters on each of them, then you sacrifice 6 of them.
Does this make sense?
2 months ago
3 months ago
This needs more foil Runeclaw Bear, heard the bear is a great wincon, beats any standard deck out there
3 months ago
This is starting to look better already. There are a lot of vanilla cards that could be replaced by better cheap cards. Like Runeclaw Bear, for instance, could be replaced with Seeker of the Way. Look into some uncommons like that that can help you get more efficient creatures, or creatures with abilities and the same PT.
4 months ago
Here's a good rule: a 1/1 for 1 with no abilities is the most useless card you can buy. There are so many better options (e.g. Triton Shorestalker is a 1/1 for 1 but is also unblockable). You're 1 drops should be more useful.
Since this is an intro deck, I would ditch Jace. You don't need a planeswalker yet (especially the garbage that is Jace, the living guildpact).
Pick a theme. Draw power? Land ramp? Counterspells? Endless possibilites. I have a simic deck on my profile that actually incorporates those three themes but there are more that you should explore. But in such a deck, every card should contribute to the goal. Your Runeclaw Bear and Fugitive Wizard really do nothing at all.
Also, realize the importance of your converted mana cost (CMC). The average CMC for this deck is 3.5 which is mid-speed but the strength of this deck does not counter balance the speed loss. You have to balance four main things: speed, power, longevity, and control. If you can optimize the deck to these four features, you'll have a relatively good deck. But as you progress, you will probably throw one or two of those things aside to focus entirely on one feature (e.g. throw out longevity for the sake of speed and power). Simic decks tend to have lots of control and longevity but lack speed and are decent in power.
I'd say you did a good job in keeping the cost of this deck really low but most true budget decks that can stand up to other decks tend to be around $20-$30 dollars. I'd give yourself some more wiggle room for the sake of having a fun deck.
I can also tell that you made a deck similar to this in a video game and that's great for a backbone but you should venture beyond that.
And like that other guy said, look at what other people have done well in there own decks and incorporate that into your deck.
If you want I can help you build a deck when you have your theme set (I LOVE building decks. I find that more fun than playing them honestly). But you need a focus.
4 months ago
I would replace a Runeclaw Bear with it as long as you feel you can consistently have blue and green mana by turn 2. A few more Swiftwater Cliffs and bringing Frontier Bivouac up to four would make running 3 color a bit easier. You should be able to pick up enough to make each of those 4-of for about $2. Buying singles may not seem to make sense, especially of commons, but it is the best and cheapest way to insure you get exactly what you want.
|Power / Toughness||2/2|
|Avg. draft pick||9.0|
|Avg. cube pick||13.11|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
|2012 Core Set||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|
|Duels of the Planeswalkers||Common|
|2010 Core Set||Common|