Runeclaw Bear

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Runeclaw Bear Discussion

Lukus on Best.Deck.Ever.

3 days ago

This deck is nothing short of a work of art. I second the need for Alpine Grizzly - as well as, for the 'tournament version', Cavern of Souls and Mutavault in the land base ;).

I've always wanted to play this deck, but don't play Legacy. So, I took matters into my own hands and made a modern-legal version. Little did I know that only two literal bears are legal in the modern format - Grizzly Bears and Runeclaw Bear . I still managed to make it work pretty well, as far as casual decks go. Also, my version has Bear's Companion , representing Timothy Treadwell from 'Grizzly Man'. Check it out here: Grizzly Man.

CrazyLittleGuy on M16

1 week ago

Nah, Grizzly Bears is too OP for limited formats, and Wizards knows it. They've toned it down a bit with Runeclaw Bear to balance the color pie a little. Something something also Storm Crow blah blah I'm really tired sorry


1 week ago

Runeclaw Bear is quite the card to beat in standard, right now. Since they can never reprint Grizzly Bears , why not run second best? Really diggin' the deck!

Frayace on

1 week ago

a cheap fun rare you could use is Polymorphous Rush , turning all your weaklings into your Phytotitan (that isn't going to go away) could be fun.

I would use any dual land, they help alot. a cheap one you could use is Thornwood Falls .

there's alof of replacements for the Runeclaw Bear : Heir of the Wilds , Icefeather Aven (who is amazing btw, imo), Leafcrown Dryad , and Temur Charger .
I would swap the Sigiled Starfish with Kiora's Follower or Omenspeaker .
I would just drop the Karametra's Favor . it doesn't seem like you need it.

you should sideboard Gainsay , Back to Nature , Disdainful Stroke , Feed the Clan , and Plummet .

slovakattack on spoiler: Bear's Companion

1 month ago

((before I begin, apologies if I derail this thread, but this is an important topic that must be discussed. I know that many of you, including Femme_Fatale as a fellow activist, will agree.))

My only issue with this Bear's Companion is that it's companion is not an actual bear itself. I think there was a huge missed opportunity for WTC here to allow for a more progressive Bear card, and to take a step forward from the awful, slutty abomination that is the reprinting of Runeclaw Bear , a card that promotes a near impossible Bear Body Image (henceforth referred to as BBI) for young bears to aspire to.

I shouldn't need to break down why this disgusting travesty is a stain on WTC's bear record. The incredibly overlarge forearms, the tiny head, and especially the runic inscriptions (which are beyond all bear's reach, being that they have no opposable thumbs with which to write) are simply creating more unrealistic standards for young bears to follow.

This is, of course, following the Yeva, Nature's Herald scandal, which involved an image of a bear that is clearly bridled and subservient that WTC refused to take down despite what I assume was immense protest. What kind of message is that to send to young cubs, I ask you?!

So, in making a new bear card, (and with only 19 bears printed... 19, shame on you!) WTC had a huge opportunity to go back to the wonderful days of yore, where bears could be bears (like the wonderful River Bear or Golden Bear ) and not have stupid, awful objectification stamped all over them.

And we get this. At least it's not bridled, this time! sarcasm

Here, we have the same exact issues. Tattoos, subservience, a human master! It makes me sick.

This fetish that WTC has regard bears has to stop.

Advocate on

2 months ago

Your choice of creatures is interesting... I thought this was a budget build till I saw your Plainswalker suite. Why are you intentionally running Runeclaw Bear ? Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.04 $0.14 $0.7 $0.28

Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
0.02 TIX 0.02 TIX
Power / Toughness 2/2
Color(s) Green
Cost 1G
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 9.06
Avg. cube pick 13.15


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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 Common
2012 Core Set Common
2011 Core Set Common
2010 Core Set Common

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