Runeclaw Bear

Runeclaw Bear

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Creature — Bear

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Runeclaw Bear Discussion

nobu_the_bard on blocking with multiples

4 days ago

Yes the attacker chooses blocking order, barring any interference by spells or abilities like Banding. There's another round of priority at the end of the Declare Blockers step, once everyone knows who's blocking what and your intended order to deal damage. You have to declare an order even if it doesn't appear to matter (such as if your Raging Goblin is blocked by Runeclaw Bear, Grizzly Bears, and Bear Cub).

JWiley129 on blocking with multiples

4 days ago

When you control an attacking creature and your opponent blocks it with two creatures, you get to decide which creature is placed first in the blocking order. At that point there is a round of priority before damage to cast instants and cards with flash. Then, once you enter the damage phase, your creature will assign combat damage to the first creature in line, and once it has dealt lethal damage will assign any leftover damage to the 2nd creature.

So in your example, if you have a Obstinate Baloth being blocked by a Runeclaw Bear and a Goblin Piker; you get to decide which creature gets dealt damage first. Then it will assign any leftover damage to the 2nd creature. So the Baloth will kill both the Runeclaw Bear and the Goblin Piker. You can decide to deal 4 damage to the first blocker, but generally you will want to deal 2 and then 2 (in this example).

MountainMan817 on LOVEbears

3 weeks ago

Bearscape is no good because i dont have many spells and Werebear likes my graveyard being full... Runeclaw Bear missed the cut because i like the older printings of bears since they've been a magic staple for so long

Guardians on LOVEbears

3 weeks ago

Runeclaw Bear somewhere? +1

SirFowler on 2015-06-12 update of Standard Bears

1 month ago

Well usually, if you have high cost cards, you need mana ramp. I would suggest Sylvan Caryatid, but Rattleclaw Mystic if you're on a budget. Elvish Mystics are early ramp creatures that will help you cast the larger creatures/spells, such as Dragonlord Atarka or Dig Through Time. This would be considered a midrange route.

If you wanted to go for a more aggro route, you'd need cards like Monastery Swiftspear or Savage Knuckleblade.

When building decks, you want cards that have versatility depending on how the other person is playing.

For instance, adding Runeclaw Bear doesn't really add anything to your deck. However, if you were to add the card that gives creatures you control with no abilities +2/+2, then it starts looking better.

Rhadamanthus on Will Turntimber Ranger + Xenograft ...

1 month ago

Right, because Bramblewood Paragon's ability is a replacement effect that modifies how a creature enters the battlefield, it has to be applied before the creature actually gets to the battlefield. This means Xenograft isn't yet affecting Runeclaw Bear at the time Paragon's effect would be applied.

TheRedMage on Will Turntimber Ranger + Xenograft ...

1 month ago

@The-Xellos: if you control Bramblewood Paragon and Xenograft naming Warrior, your Runeclaw Bear will actually be a bear warrior when it enters the battlefield and will thus get a counter as it enters the battlefield. Why do you have the impression it doesn't?

The-Xellos on Will Turntimber Ranger + Xenograft ...

1 month ago

If this is true then why if Warrior is the chosen creature type and you control Bramblewood Paragon, a Runeclaw Bear would not enter the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter.

Power / Toughness 2/2
Color(s) Green
Cost 1G
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 8.94
Avg. cube pick 13.11


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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 Common
2012 Core Set Common
2011 Core Set Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers Common
2010 Core Set Common

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