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Runeclaw Bear ....
One day, one day very soon, he will come and I his most loyal follower.... will be ready.
Or Runeclaw Bear if you are feeling adventurous
Creatures are the backbone of any limited deck. So being able to evaluate creatures is key. One of the best ways to do this is the vanilla test. I.e. look at the creature as if it was just a vanilla creature with no abilities first, and just compare the mana cost power and toughness. For example here are some creatures which are basically the bench mark for the vanilla test.
Now after determining whether a creature passes or fails the vanilla test, then you go to the text box. If a creatures passed the vanilla test, then you're just looking for any downside in the text box. If there isn't one it's a good creature. For example, Selesnya Sentry from RtR passes the vanilla test for a 3 drop and even though it's regenerate ability is very expensive, it's never a downside so you'll play it in limited. Compare to Demonic Taskmaster from AVR, which blows away the vanilla test but has a huge downside.
If a creature failed the vanilla test, then you're looking in the textbox for something really awesome. The best example of this is Royal Assassin .
Yes. Redirect essentially lets you pick what the targets are going to be.
An example would be if the Runeclaw Bear and Llanowar Elves were targeted in that order, but your opponent has Phantasmal Image and Phantasmal Bear out, you can use Redirect on Arc Trail to declare both Phantasmal creatures as the new targets.
114.6e When changing targets or choosing new targets for a spell or ability, only the final set of targets is evaluated to determine whether the change is legal.Example: Arc Trail is a sorcery that reads "Arc Trail deals 2 damage to target creature or player and 1 damage to another target creature or player." The current targets of Arc Trail are Runeclaw Bear and Llanowar Elves, in that order. You cast Redirect, an instant that reads "You may choose new targets for target spell," targeting Arc Trail. You can change the first target to Llanowar Elves and change the second target to Runeclaw Bear.
|Power / Toughness||2/2|
|Avg. draft pick||8.46|
|Avg. cube pick||13.44|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2012 Core Set||Common|
|2011 Core Set||Common|
|2010 Core Set||Common|