Ruric Thar, the Unbowed


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze Rare

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Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

Legendary Creature — Ogre Warrior

Vigilance, reach

Ruric Thar, the Unbowed attacks each turn if able.

Whenever a player casts a noncreature spell, Ruric Thar deals 6 damage to that player.

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Ruric Thar, the Unbowed Discussion

PitOfZombies on Xenagos of the Thunderdome

1 week ago

Ruric Thar, the Unbowed might not be too bad of a creature either since you have a ton of creatures to drop. Make people wonder if the removal is really worth 6 life at a time to remove one fatty.

Chill_Casual on Yidris BRUG Slug, Breaking the Norm

2 weeks ago

I like this deck alot, aside from Ruric Thar, the Unbowed. Casacade + Ruric Thar's Triggered ability = shooting yourself in the face for farting out anymore than 1 noncreature spell. Maybe alot more of the guild signets for a reliable mana-source instead?

Zaraeleus on Help me punish mean players!

2 weeks ago

I would run either Dragonlord Atarka or Omnath, Locus of Rage as the commander.

Or Just run Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

MagicalHacker on Help me punish mean players!

2 weeks ago

How many cards can you think of that are mean to "mean" players? I want to build a deck that forces opponents to win in "fair ways", and I'd love help finding cards for a deck like this!

Using MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Tutor Cards, MagicalHacker - List of All Gold-Hate Cards, MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Infinite Cards, and MagicalHacker - List of All Anti-Control Cards, I found these cards (organized by color):

White (5):
Hushwing Gryff
Linvala, Keeper of Silence
Aven Mindcensor
Spirit of the Labyrinth

Blue (2):
Mindlock Orb
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir

Black (2):
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Chains of Mephistopheles

Red (10):
Harsh Mentor
Blood Moon
Burning Earth
From the Ashes
Possibility Storm
Price of Glory
Stoneshaker Shaman
War's Toll

Green (7):
Titania's Song
Wave of Vitriol
City of Solitude
Dosan the Falling Leaf
Hall of Gemstone
Heartwood Storyteller

Colorless (7):
Cursed Totem
Damping Matrix
Knowledge Pool
Null Rod
Torpor Orb
Omen Machine
Uba Mask

Multicolored (5):
Gaddock Teeg
Kambal, Consul of Allocation
Burning-Tree Shaman
Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
Vexing Shusher

Based on those cards, I think I'm going to build a gruul deck using Ruric Thar, the Unbowed as the commander or a cheap commander that can help ramp me into my cards (Radha, Heir to Keld). Some questions:

  1. Are there any other cards for gruul that you think would fit this theme?
  2. Are there any reasons to choose something other than gruul?
  3. If gruul is the best for this, what gruul commander should I use, and why?


Pieguy396 on Mana is Neat.

2 weeks ago

Hi, there! Looks like a fun deck to play casually, and almost exactly like one of my first decks lol

I'd recommend 4x Crater's Claws over Rolling Thunder (much more efficient) and maybe 2x Harmonize over Greenwarden of Murasa and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed (Harmonize is good even in non-grindy games and games against non-control players).

Have fun killing your opponents with giant flying deathmonsters!

Steelspike on Help me stop Yidris/Storm

2 weeks ago

My first suggestion would be to just stop playing with him altogether until he agrees to stop playing that deck.

Aside from that, Grafdigger's Cage, Eidolon of Rhetoric, Stonehorn Dignitary, any instant speed removal, Time Stop effects, anything with split second Krosan Grip for example.

Maybe Kaervek the Merciless, Tsabo Tavoc or Ruric Thar, the Unbowed to really discourage the storm.

Instant speed tutors as well, to get some anti-storm creatures, like Planar Portal, Planar Bridge, Corpse Harvester (with Quicksilver Amulet, or Cryptic Gateway), or Chord of Calling.

n0bunga on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

3 weeks ago

Ohthenoises I dunno about competitive, but Ruric Thar, the Unbowed seems very anti-Narset.

Deathgodfe on Jund - No more lands for you!

3 weeks ago

Hey bradtheimpaler13!

I actually use Ruric Thar, the Unbowed as an endgame creature, just to finish my opponent, but what you said is a real risk. Sometimes I begin the game with him in my hand and it just sits there until the late game, so replacing him is a good suggestion. You think Omnath, Locus of Rage or Rampaging Baloths are good options?

On the topic of card draw, what do you think about putting Boiling Seas on my sideboard and Phyrexian Arena as replacement?

Thanks for helping!

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