Runeclaw Bear

Runeclaw Bear

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Creature — Bear

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Runeclaw Bear Discussion

buildingadeck on First deck (updated)

1 day 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.

bsherrer on Standard Blue/Green

1 week 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.

Good luck

Gidgetimer on Customized Temur RUG

1 week 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.

Gidgetimer on Customized Temur RUG

1 week ago

A threat is something that will win you the game if it is not dealt with. As such an early threat is something that must be dealt with that is played early in the game. Stuff like Alpine Grizzly, Savage Knuckleblade, or Icefeather Aven (flying make this infinitely better than a Runeclaw Bear)

gigagloin on Customized Temur RUG

1 week ago

I'd consider taking out the two Glacial Stalker and replace them with creatures with demand less mana, for example Generator Servant to drop the rest of your high mana creatures faster. Those could also replace the Runeclaw Bear which brings nothing more than 2/2 for 1G. If you just want it to block Typhoid Rats will take the enemy with them. Those might not be the best replacements but I'm kinda new to the game myself and you're not going to go competitive after a week of playing, right?

Maybe use Rakshasa Deathdealer and Ruthless Ripper if you're going for black.

magnetcrocodile on 'Protection Question'

1 week ago

thanks for confirming that.

Another case: The opponent has Fleecemane Lion on the field, and I cast Gods Willing to give my Runeclaw Bear protection to before attacking. Then I proceed to attack. Can he block with his Fleecemane Lion?

I'll assume he can't(?)

magnetcrocodile on 'Protection Question'

1 week ago

Q: Let's say I cast Gods Willing on my Runeclaw Bear in response to my opponent casting Utter End on it. I give my Runeclaw Bear protection against , does it makes the Utter End obsolete? or it still works since Utter End have 2 color?

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

Legality

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

Printings View all

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

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