Runic Armasaur

Runic Armasaur

Creature — Dinosaur

Whenever an opponent activates an ability of a creature or land that isn't a mana ability, you may draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Historic Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Runic Armasaur occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.14%

Runic Armasaur Discussion

Lanzo493 on Insight into Budget Card Draw ...

1 month ago

Runic Armasaur gets overlooked a lot. He’s fantastic. Bident of Thassa and Underworld Connections are budget too.

PhyrexianWombat on Dinosaurs

2 months ago

Hey, I like what you have going here! Gishath is such a fun commander.

I do have a few things to note, if you're interested.

You seem to have two Temple Altisaur in there. No worries, I've done the same when logging decks.

You seem to be playing Fist of Suns and Morophon, which unfortunately have a five-color identity and are not legal for a commander with less colors than Gishath. Your playgroup may be willing to make an exception, but it's important to check with them first when playing an illegal card.

You could probably use some more ramp, though cost reducers like Kinjalli's Caller are useful, I'd say that some more all-rounded stuff might be helpful, such as:

Rampant Growth

Sakura-Tribe Elder


Skyshroud Claim

You're also missing a few of the best dinosaurs, which might be good additions: Apex Altisaur

Shifting Ceratops

Carnage Tyrant

Goring Ceratops

Runic Armasaur

Regal Behemoth (Says "lizard" on the card, but in the official rulings, he's been changed to be a dinosaur, and counts as one as far as the rules are concerned.)

Those are a few of my suggestions, hope I could help! If you want, you're welcome to check out my Gishath deck as well!

Nobody block the dinosaur

Kogarashi on Not sure what makes runic ...

2 months ago

Even more specifically, a "mana ability" is one that creates mana and meets the following additional criteria:

  • It doesn't require a target
  • It's not a loyalty ability

The first one means that Deathrite Shaman's first ability is not a mana ability, so it would trigger Runic Armasaur (the ability targets a land). The second one means that Domri, Chaos Bringer's +1 ability is not a mana ability (but it won't trigger the Armasaur, because Armasaur doesn't trigger from planeswalker abilities).

Rhadamanthus on Not sure what makes runic ...

2 months ago

To add one more note: a "mana ability" is an ability that makes mana, not an ability that costs mana. An opponent activating Elvish Mystic won't cause Runic Armasaur to trigger, but activating Shivan Dragon will.

CaptainDeano on Not sure what makes runic ...

2 months ago

So what exactly causes Runic Armasaur to trigger? “Do enter the battlefield”triggers Trigger it?

Gakros on Nethroi Hulkweaver

3 months ago

Epicurus thanks for checking my deck man :D.
i really like Karador and i am trying always to improve him.
Beast Whisperer,Skullclamp,Audacious Thief,Oakhame Adversary,Mindblade Render,Yawgmoth, Thran Physician are all amazing draw engines. Sometimes i forget i have them and neglected to tell you to add them.
on that idea also add Guardian Project and Path of Discovery they are really amazing enchantments i had to cut them out because they costed 2 much. But i still like them.
Runic Armasaur believe it or not is the first to be swapped out when i find a replacement because he is too cirumstancial.
Finally i do love Syr Konrad, the Grim but my meta is too fast for that.I tried him and really like him but 5 mana is too much for the slot i wanted him for (protect my graveyard). I don't need his damage to end the game so i had to remove him.
Thanks for checkning my deck :D

Epicurus on Nethroi Hulkweaver

3 months ago

You see? I did get around to looking at your deck!

Pretty sweet build. Now that I see your fill package, I feel like I need to see about putting Life from the Loam into my own deck.

Also, Beast Whisperer!!!! Why didn't you recommend that to me? Why didn't I think of that my own damn self?! I'm running more creatures than you, and I never thought of him. He, and Runic Armasaur, will find a way into my deck.

I second the above suggestion of running Blood Artist or, as I do in my deck, Cruel Celebrant. Or, better yet (albeit, for more mana), Syr Konrad, the Grim. Image pulling off the Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo with Grumpy Grim on the field. But it would work with just his little sister.

All in all, you've given me a wealth of ideas. Cheers!

thinkoriginal on Ulasht, the Hate Seed EDH

3 months ago

Birds of Paradise, too. I feel ashamed to have forgotten this one.

Looking again, after cutting some of the higher end stuff (I'm also not huge on Acidic Slime), you could use some card draw. Runic Armasaur, Beast Whisperer, Shamanic Revelation, or the best being Sylvan Library, all would be really good.

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