Runic Armasaur


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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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.

Runic Armasaur Discussion

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 week ago

SynergyBuild: Yeah, turn 2 Runic Armasaur is usually something I try to go for the moment it presents itself. My issue comes from when I have multiple tutors or pieces of a line I would like to start. Once you exile something, the deck has 0 ways to to retrieve it, so it has to be a piece that has an equivalent. Somberwald Stag is one of those cards I always pitch to chrome thanks to Blighted Woodland keeping that window open. Sometimes I'm stumped on what to remove like interaction, combo dork, or tutor. I end up not using the chrome and I know that is poor decision making.

As for Mox Diamond , this one has been easier as you said. I never have a problem determining what to pitch to it.

SynergyBuild on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 week ago

It is too dependent on your hand. If I don't need the mana, I don't cast it. If I end up needing mana to cast two good 3 drops to cast turn 2, but will have to exile one to cast the other, I imagine an opponent forces me to discard a card, and ask myself which card I discard.

By exiling with Chrome Mox, there are 3 things you need to keep in mind:

The first is about exiling the right colored cards. This being a mono-colored deck, forget about it.

The second is card disadvantage and avenues you have to recap it. Perhaps you are already casting a Runic Armasaur with the mana from the Chrome Mox, and don't need to worry about this, as it will win you more in the long game than it hurts, etc. however if you are doing it for tempo, not to win the game or stop from losing the game, and plan on going long, you need to know the card disadvantage that comes from the Chrome Mox.

The last is what to exile, and I explained that a bit above.

With Mox Diamond, it is pretty easy, however also basically the same. I gtg, may go more indepth later.

sickrobot on Shuffle Hulk

1 week ago


Usually in hulk mirrors I tend to move more toward a slowerish build of the deck, as a lot of the time in hulk mirrors, multiple people will be threatening a flash, so the first person to cast flash is going to be responded to with someone else's flash, and then they lose, so the games generally turn into posturing and landing secondary threats that let you get your flash off uncontested.

Now that the theory is out of the way, these are the cards that I like in hulk mirrors:

  • Aven Mindcensor stupid good in mirrors, it takes their hulk offline while keeping yours live, swings with evasion for Tymna, and also protects itself by making it super hard to actually find an answer for it by neutering tutors
  • Crop Rotation + Boseiju, Who Shelters All as a way to force your flash through countermagic when people start having the mana to hold up countermagic every turn
  • Depending on how you like to play the deck, you can also try slotting in Rhystic Study and/or Runic Armasaur

BlueAutomatic on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

2 weeks ago

Have you tried Shisato, Whispering Hunter ? I want to try him, but I don't know how good he'll be. It seems decent if the game gets grindy. Also, I would love to know how Runic Armasaur has worked. It seems like a really good card, but it hasn't really worked out in my playgroup.

Also congrats on the cradle!

Murphy77 on Mono-Green Dinos

3 weeks ago

Have you considered Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma in place of End-Raze Forerunners ? I know that you have some mana-ramp in the deck, but would consider dropping a couple of Gigantosaurus for Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. I would definitely have Runic Armasaur and Tower Defense in the sideboard. Colossal Majesty could work in this deck.

knudthedude on Marath Token

3 weeks ago


Thanks again. Elemental Bond is not what I am looking for since I am more focusing on smal Tokens. Runic Armasaur is interesting.

majorappliance on Marath Token

3 weeks ago

idk, Elemental Bond ? Runic Armasaur depending on your meta

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

3 weeks ago


Hey there mate, if your meta has a lot of Edric, Spymaster of Trest / Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive / Najeela, the Blade-Blossom / Krenko, Mob Boss token type decks or "Weenies" that just want to just slam you down with low beaters you might want to look at a bit more casual hate... Although our Hatebears have nice bodies that can deal with low power beaters fairly well like take for example Runic Armasaur is an excellent blocker but if they manage to get out of hand and snowball into a lot of tokens because other people are open, Cyclonic Rift is your go-to MVP!

( Meekstone is a bit more targeted to a casual meta but it might work sometimes and so could Reverence ... you just gotta tune your Derevi to your meta and perhaps my "sideboard could help you find a few cute cards to your liking!!)

京 An illusion? (SideBoard) 京

Commander / EDH* Kiyomei


(Under "CreatureStax" you might find some fun stuff)

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite surely deals with a lot of these decks but isn't always easy to get onto the battlefield that early apart from cheating her out with Loyal Retainers through either Survival of the Fittest or Fauna Shaman or just a genuinely explosive starts. But Edric and most of these decks still want to set up for their "Combo turn" be it extra turns or Infinite combat steps so you still need answers to that trough the form of Stax we are already using And just take some hits or prepare to block with this Creature heavy deck :).

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Runic Armasaur occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.14%