Love it. Bears are just so chill. Look at Bear Cub just sittin around, looking at bees. So chill. I would add that banner or flag artifact that costs 5 and gives your creatures +1/+1 for all other creatures with the same creature type.
+1 from me.
October 10, 2011 12:39 a.m.
October 10, 2011 12:42 a.m.
this deck is incredible, and cheap haha. +1 from me!
October 11, 2011 11:21 p.m.
It's interesting to note that a Bear Cub does not get stronger as it grows up. It's just as strong as the simple Grizzly Bear and Forest Bear , the magical Runeclaw Bear , and even Balduvian Bears . Bears. As in MORE THAN ONE.
Only the Golden Bear is stronger than their army-strength cubs.
October 12, 2011 12:21 p.m.
I LOVE BEARS NOW! Why aren't you using Adaptive Automaton , though?
October 12, 2011 4:33 p.m.
lol sick deck, ditto on the Adaptive Automaton
October 12, 2011 6:26 p.m.
lol sick deck, ditto on the Adaptive Automaton
October 12, 2011 6:26 p.m.
October 13, 2011 10:13 a.m.
Rampant growth would probably be a good addition, but otherwise it looks like a lot of fun.
October 13, 2011 10:42 a.m.
If you reconsider getting rid of Lead the Stampede , then card:Kamahl's Summons would be a very tasty card to abuse. You should consider Door of Destinies , too, as with card:Kamahl's Summons, it becomes very effective.
At least keep it in the sideboard so you can swap out when against another tribal deck, because they'll quickly and eagerly make use of your Coat of Arms .
October 13, 2011 10:54 a.m.
October 13, 2011 1:58 p.m.
Although i love bears, i think the unicorn deck i saw might replace it as the best deck ever.
October 13, 2011 5:14 p.m.
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October 14, 2011 7:49 a.m.
THANK all of you for the comments keep them comming.
October 14, 2011 10:11 a.m.
lol EPIC deck mate +1 instantly now make me a fish deck please lol always wanted one or to see one! :-p
October 14, 2011 12:47 p.m.
October 14, 2011 1:14 p.m.
October 14, 2011 6:15 p.m.
Check the wording of AEther Vial , MAY put charge counters. Meaning you stop at 2 counters and you can tap it and put 1 of the 20 bears that have a cmc of 2 into play. Awesome turn 2 drop for this deck, which is also awesome.
October 14, 2011 6:20 p.m.
o.o I often misread cards. sorry to that guy....
in that case its an amazing card and a 1 drop!
October 14, 2011 6:23 p.m.
Splash blue for Phantasmal Bear , he's a Bear Illusion, what's not to like!?
October 14, 2011 7:20 p.m.
he wants bears without abilities but they are nice bears lol
October 15, 2011 4:26 a.m.
October 15, 2011 6:16 a.m.
You want to get out the Door of Destinies reliably on turn 4 or earlier, so some mana ramp or more lands to ensure enough land draws would work wonders for this unbearably strong deck.
October 15, 2011 10:19 a.m.
I think you just broke Magic.
I mean...this is just too powerful.
October 16, 2011 1:29 a.m.
pretty neat idea wonder howed it fair in tournament +1 from me
October 16, 2011 2:23 a.m.
I'd play Caller of the Claw to give you an out against Wrath of God. He's an elf, but summons bears, so that should work flavor-wise. Also with that lopsided mana curve I'd play Aether Vial Maindeck.
October 16, 2011 5:37 a.m.
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Maybe something about honey. I don't know. Anyways, I really love the deck. It's simple, yet complicated.
October 16, 2011 2:46 p.m.
oh wow +1, I'm going to try to make this I think, but maybe with some cheaper cards instead of the rares
October 16, 2011 6:29 p.m.
play tested this deck. WOW.....maybe 6 bears out and they were 19/19. GREAT WORK
October 16, 2011 11 p.m.
There is a bear in timespiral with flash, that is 2/2 for 1G... just a thought.
October 17, 2011 6:19 a.m.
Yeah, that's Ashcoat Bear , but he can't use it because the petroglyphs won't buff it.
Also, have you considered Wild Pair ?
October 17, 2011 9 a.m.
I meant to say before that he should re-add Lead the Stampede for card:Kamahl's Summons abuse.
October 17, 2011 10:44 a.m.
October 17, 2011 12:57 p.m.
Want to check my decks out? I see that you also know legacy is awesome. I like having a huge selection of cards. BTW try Mythic Proportions
October 17, 2011 1:23 p.m.
I couldn't get some of the bears because they were from portal :(
October 17, 2011 1:24 p.m.
I might take Golden Bear out cause on turn 4+ you'll probably never wanna play him with all the other 4 cost goodies lol
October 17, 2011 8:52 p.m.
Then you'll have 60 cards
October 17, 2011 10:36 p.m.
Why not use Ashcoat Bear as well. I mean, it's got flash and still costs 2cmc which is a nice bonus.
October 19, 2011 1:40 p.m.
Pure awesomeness! This deck is too much that I can't "BEAR" it!
October 19, 2011 9:35 p.m.
This deck is full of lolz. +1
October 20, 2011 12:48 a.m.
The almost endless supply of 2/2's really lays down the aggro! This deck is amazing, it's almost unstoppable. If only they could have trample, but I guess Muraganda Petroglyphs is kind of necessary.
October 20, 2011 1:42 a.m.
card:Akroma's Memorial and make them flying commando bears. The right to BEAR arms!
October 20, 2011 1:44 a.m.
I'd drop the peroglyphs for those. I'd love to see the other persons face when that card drops.
October 20, 2011 2:01 a.m.
hello please comment on my page i need your feedback to make this deck more effective thanks.. deck:green-black-elf-deck-legacy-mtg-deck
October 20, 2011 2:45 a.m.
I beat it with my Eldrazi Mill Deck but seriously it kicked the butt of every other deck I can think of great job! Love the Flavor! Bear cub is adorable! +1
October 20, 2011 6 a.m.
Omg, I BEARly believed it. I'll have to go to the MAUL and get this honey-sweet deck. +1
October 20, 2011 10:41 p.m.
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October 22, 2011 12:10 a.m.
When i saw the 400 variations of the 2/2 bear i just had to +1.
October 22, 2011 11:22 p.m.
pretty damn cool :D. ill have to give that a shot sometime. simple, but bastardly.
Is it just me or is it really funny that all of the ads on this page as im looking at it are about smokey the bear???? Coincidence?????? hmmmm...
October 22, 2011 11:43 p.m.
man. this is so nice... not to mention i HAVE A THING for bears... have to agree bear cub is the cutest...
But hey, no way someone could beat Forest bear on the most funny list.. Its like how my kid brother use to draw bears. lol..
But seriously, this can whoop any deck.. just humbling to see it come from bears instead.
Good job! +1,000,000 :)
October 23, 2011 1:05 a.m.
Don't know what this could do versus a well-constructed black-blue aggro, but nice deck
October 23, 2011 2:14 a.m.
I hate how many people comment on this page, because every day, I have about 10 notifications from this deck. gfjkasd XD
October 23, 2011 9:03 p.m.
i like it it works and its pretty fast like elves i would recommend some Overwhelming stampedes or some overruns to make it faster and to give everything of yours trample
October 24, 2011 3:10 p.m.
simple but great! nice deck! +1
in tribal deck wars maybe put out Coat of Arms because you'll also pump his/her creatures especially for those decks that are faster than you.
Please take a look at my decks i need some constructive feedback
October 24, 2011 11:46 p.m.
Why not to use Doubling Chant ?
PS: I do really love your deck. Seriously, I want to marry it. :3
December 6, 2011 1:44 p.m.
This deck is stoppable by Stormtide Leviathan , in case you can't defeat your opponent in eight turns. I think you should add Cobbled Wings , or maybe Canopy Claws to the sidedeck. I don't know which card would work better.Canopy Claws is an one mana cost instant which includes flashback that costs the same.On the other hand, Cobbled Wings is a cheap equipment that could stay in battlefield forever (flying bears, LOL).
What do you think?
December 6, 2011 2:02 p.m.
This deck is pretty cool, the only problem i can find is that you need Overwhelming Stampede just to fend off against mass token decks where they can block your bear with weak creatures
December 17, 2011 1:53 p.m.
engineer explosives would have a field day. there isnt any better bears?
May 18, 2012 12:07 a.m.
i play a cavarn in my turbofog (no creatures) just so i could name hippogryph. though it might actually be worth it in here to play at least 2
August 9, 2012 7:49 a.m.
some creature suggestions: Werebear, ulvenwald bear, striped bears, razorclaw bear.Definitely add druids familiar and ashcoat bear.maybe sideboard spectral bear and pale bear.also maybe Grizzly Fate
August 9, 2012 8:04 a.m.
After playtesting a bit I'm sorry I suggested Golden Bear all that time ago. An extra 2 mana for a critter +2+1 bigger isn't worth it in a deck that routinely gives you 10/10s by turn 6 or 7. I think the extra 4-drop slows you down, with Door of Destinies already stopping you from casting a bear on turn 4. Not once did I draw a Muraganda Petroglyphs but I imagine it feels a bit underwhelming if you got out an Adaptive Automaton out and the door in your hand. I'd honestly rather have another 4x2cmc bears more. But the thing I wanted the most each game was to be able to play a 3cmc card on turn 5 along with a bear. Something like Turn 4 Forest, Door; Turn 5 Forest, Beast Within (to nuke whatever their game play is relying on), and a bear. Turn 6 Forest Bear, Bear, Bear Turn 7 Coat, bear, swing.
August 9, 2012 9:46 p.m.
Golden Bear is not very good, I agree. Muraganda Petroglyphs is really useful though. Not underwhelming at all. A few cards that actually do something that may be alot better than all these 1G for a 2/2 bears: Ulvenwald Bear has an awesome trigger and can pump anything, card:Druid's Familiar is very good with 6 power for 4 mana so he's a definite, Spectral Bears for sideboard maybe, and maybe Striped Bears for cantripping fun.
August 9, 2012 10 p.m.
Also, Ashcoat Bear is strictly better than all the 2/2 Grizzly Bears because it can be flashed in. Maybe when they're attacking.... could be useful.
August 9, 2012 10:02 p.m.
I would get rid of Balduvian Bears for Ashcoat because he has the worst art.
August 9, 2012 10:03 p.m.
Well all of those suggested bears do not work with Muraganda Petroglyphs , so maybe we agree more than you think.
I would also repeat what everyone else has been saying, Ashcoat Bear is a great choice if you eliminate the petroglyph. If you have a Door of Destinies out you can wait until your opponent chooses blockers than BAM overwhelm them.
August 9, 2012 10:06 p.m.
Okay well I didn't realize Muraganda Petroglyphs was chosen over all those guys...
August 9, 2012 10:30 p.m.
I made my own version: deck:little-winnie-berenstein-and-the-big-blue-house
August 9, 2012 10:36 p.m.
I agree. I REALLY like this. Finally, a use for creatures without effects! +1
August 10, 2012 10:17 p.m.
WTF!!!! this is some pure BULL, half these dang cards should have been banned by now. This deck is broken and is going to represent at least 80% of legacy decklists from here on. THANK YOU FOR DESTROYING THE BEST MAGIC FORMAT YOU DOUCHE.
August 11, 2012 11:25 a.m.
It's okay, aloehart199. While all of these bears (except Balduvian Bears ) will probably be banned in legacy, they'll only be restricted in vintage, so you'll still be able to play them, or at least 1x of each, which should be plenty. I've got a hunch that these bears will be perfect in an explosive combo deck- move over, ANT, it's time for BAN! (BEAR-Ad Nauseam).
August 11, 2012 12:04 p.m.
Actually, they wouldn't restrict Bear Cub , that'd just be inhumane and would make bears an endangered species.
August 11, 2012 12:09 p.m.
This is truly wonderful. The speed with which you are able to bring out such powerful creatures and thereby whittle away ever more quickly at the opponent's life points is the strong point of this deck. Its weak link, however, is its lack of defense against flying types. Versus a comparable bird deck, it would really come down to who gets the better draw more quickly. Unfortunately I am unable to suggest any specific cards that would help in this area, but it's something to consider.
August 11, 2012 1:17 p.m.
Look at those bear mothafuckas, so chill. Forest bear is all "come at me fucka" and baby bear is all chill lookin at bee's 'n shit. Grizzly bear is tryin to copy runeclaw bear and golden bear is all "check me out fuckas! doin the thrilla".
August 11, 2012 2:23 p.m.
You forgot Balduvian Bears, which I'm pretty sure is gazing in awe at Golden Bear's dance skills. Also, just to nitpick, Grizzly Bear came first so Runeclaw bear is the one doing the copying.
August 11, 2012 2:30 p.m.
Aw hell nah. You did not just come fuck up mah comments. Grizzly bear is a cheap ass mothafucka so he cant afford his own moves.
August 11, 2012 2:45 p.m.
Ok, believe what you want. I guess my affection for Grizz is just my age showing (when I first started playing magic, they still made cards with Banding!)
August 11, 2012 3:06 p.m.
I love your deck, I been playing my Humanity's Unwavering Might vs it, Your bears are the only thing that can hold my humans back for a few turns. I would love it if sometime we can get together and chat and maybe come up with a better versions are are decks.
August 11, 2012 6:41 p.m.
I hate to say this, but Balduvian Bears doesn't share a creature type with any of the other cards. Its creature type is "Bears" not "Bear"
August 12, 2012 8:38 a.m.
August 14, 2012 10:25 a.m.
I can BEARly believe how cool this deck is. Good job,
August 14, 2012 3:45 p.m.
Ah-Ha-Ha, i get it.
August 14, 2012 7:27 p.m.
Have you tested it against a mono blue control that always cancels and returns? Other then that..... BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!O.o
August 15, 2012 2:59 p.m.
Its an amazing deck, but my friend just made proxies of it and i beat him with my (budget) The Hunt of Flames deck. It doesnt even have the Huntmaster, but i still beat it :)
August 18, 2012 9:41 a.m.
hehehe, congratulations izik99 you just proved a point I was telling some of my friends. It doesn't matter how much the deck costs or if it has a lot of rares in it, if it works and is consistent, even the cheapest budget decks can be more powerful.
kudos to you! :D
August 18, 2012 6:36 p.m.
Nicholasgambit666 thanks! i definetely didnt think it woulld happen myself :D
August 18, 2012 7:26 p.m.
August 20, 2012 12:59 a.m.
August 22, 2012 9:11 a.m.
This deck puts MTG on Steven Colbert's Threatdown. o.0
August 25, 2012 3:15 p.m.
Why does Golden Bears display as Brimstone Volley in the deck?
August 27, 2012 3:15 p.m.
Thanks for this. I love it! I made a similar deck using pegasuses (Look mommy, there's a pegasus in the sky). It's for my girlfriend who enjoys a good pegasus and to be played against your deck. Though I think the Coat of Arms might get out of hand. Check it out and offer any suggestions if you'd like.
November 3, 2012 2:51 p.m.
ShadowDrDoom - Balduvian Bears is a bear - http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=2550
December 13, 2012 4:38 p.m.
You Won't Have To Play Dead With These Bears is my mono-green bear control deck. ;)
December 26, 2012 8:51 a.m.
This. Deck. Is. Awesome.I agree with Werebear , it ends up being a 4/4 anyway, so the Muraganda Petroglyphs doesn't affect it for the most part. It also ends up being able to get you mana, and the cost isn't any more than the other bears.
February 6, 2013 7:38 p.m.
Not only is it fun, but is seems to be VERY potent too... Best.deck.ever.
February 26, 2013 12:14 p.m.
dem bears.... :D I love it! +1
April 14, 2013 8 a.m.
Wow, only 27 upvotes away from being the highest scoring deck on TappedOut! Great Job!
May 1, 2013 1:44 a.m.
CHARGING DOWN THE RAVINE.
EYES GLOWING BRIGHT AS THEY TEAR OUT YOUR SPLEEEEN.
May 1, 2013 10:21 a.m.
@aloehart199 sadly Grand Illusion. Almost though!
June 3, 2013 5:53 p.m.
I playtested this deck against my Elf Semi-Populate, and My elves beat this deck by a lot both times. The problem that the bears had was not being able to get mana fast enough to get out cards to amp the bears. What I mean is that both times the hand started with two mana, coat of arms, then some bears, and I wouldn't draw another forest for a three or so turns, by that time my elves were strong enough to wipe out the bears deck and destroy bears as they or played. I think this deck Is great though, It functions very similar to my elf deck. +1
July 6, 2013 7:01 p.m.
Drop the A and get an E! Other than that this deck is damn fine!
July 12, 2013 10:39 a.m.
Truly awesome deck. This looks like alot of fun. Maybe not as ridiculously dominant as some elf decks, or goblin decks, but still fantastic. +1 from me.
July 17, 2013 3:39 p.m.
I found this deck while searching for a elf token deck XD. Definitely going to make this instead of a elf token deck its unBEARable good.
July 23, 2013 7:27 a.m.
I GOT IT :P Alpha Status see where this is going?...
August 21, 2013 2:11 p.m.
YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!! found a good card for a hybrid Cursed Totem
August 21, 2013 8:15 p.m.
September 13, 2013 7:24 p.m.
500th upvote! But seriously, this deck is so much fun! I was playtesting it and had like 5 20/20's
September 25, 2013 6:55 a.m.
October 5, 2013 8:37 p.m.
i like the deck a lot its a neat idea. you should try playtesting against my legacy simic deck. Simic of the Coastal Combine
i tested 5 games and my deck won 3-2 but they were all very close games except for the first one where your deck beat me pretty badly.
October 7, 2013 11:07 p.m.
Yeah, I know you're deck is cool and stuff but my deck beat it. So yeah, your deck is not the best deck, second best maybe. TAP- FLASH- BOOM represent.
October 18, 2013 9:58 p.m.
anonymousperson184: It's not the best deck ever because it wins a ton, it's the best deck ever because it is a work of art
October 19, 2013 11:04 a.m.
nice deck hows mine http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/infinite-extortion-2/
November 8, 2013 10:32 p.m.
This deck now has the most upvotes on tappedout. Congratulations!
November 9, 2013 8:59 a.m.
It looks derpy from the home page, but when I play-tested it against one of my decks, it absolutely slaughtered it, every time.
Props to you dude, this is really cool ;P.
November 11, 2013 6:54 p.m.
Two words not beautiful... Almost
Do not add Descendants' Path as this could get rid of all the spells
December 10, 2013 10:09 a.m.
I love this deck! Only problem I see is there is an absence of defense when it comes to flying. BUT I LOVE IT
December 12, 2013 2:20 a.m.
the Petroglyphs won't affect Adaptive Automaton though because it has abilities. it'll affect the rest of DAAAH BEARS though
December 13, 2013 12:05 p.m.
December 14, 2013 12:36 a.m.
Not mosswort by then you would have already win plus not really any good cards in this deck just bears
December 14, 2013 9:54 a.m.
seriously, add Werebear ; it adds mana to your mana pool.
December 18, 2013 5:34 p.m.
Any set of 20 of a rarely used creature type is amazing with an Adaptive Automaton .
January 13, 2014 2:54 p.m.
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January 18, 2014 2:07 p.m.
Great deck +1 From Me
It would be awesome if you would check out my elf deck Mono Green Elf Deck and see if you could give me any suggestions. I would love input from smart mtg players.
January 19, 2014 5:13 p.m.
I like the bears but I feel that it lacks trample and you'd be screwed against a board wipe +1 though
January 20, 2014 12:31 p.m.
there should not be this many bears its unbearable
January 22, 2014 2:33 p.m.
You should put in Lost in the Woods, you have no defense~!
January 25, 2014 4:56 p.m.
I never wanted to steel someone else's idea until now. Humor factor alone get's +1 from me.
February 28, 2014 3:01 p.m.
BEAR Deck Eva!!! ( Bear Pun's Are Funny Here? Right?? ) Well Anyway +1 I Want To Make This Deck So Badly :D
April 19, 2014 7:15 p.m.
Drop of Honey ? You Know Cause Bears Like Honey......
April 20, 2014 8:45 a.m.
You should play 9th edition Grizzly Bears because flavor text is clutch in a deck like this. In case you're wondering: "Don't try to outrun one of Dominaria's grizzlies; it'll catch you, knock you down, and eat you. Of course, you could run up a tree. In that case you'll get a nice view before it knocks the tree down and eats you."
May 10, 2014 10:28 a.m.
How do you not have Werebear in here? Besides being a sweet bear, it ramps green mana... and the flavor text!!!!
July 31, 2014 1:32 a.m.
I LOVE BEARS!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. If anyone would take a look at my red green fatties, NEEDS SUGESTIONS deck it would be greatly apreciated.
September 1, 2014 8:51 p.m.
i finally built the whole thing. wasnt as cheap as expected and i dont play it (well maybe in casual some day) but i LOVE looking at it :)
September 22, 2014 3:11 a.m.
PepsiAddicted that is badass. I can't believe someone actually built this, lol I wish I owned it...
September 23, 2014 5:56 p.m.
i could not believe how hard it is to get bear cub.
September 24, 2014 1:13 a.m.
October 4, 2014 12:12 p.m.
October 6, 2014 2:54 a.m.
I've always wanted to play this deck, but don't play Legacy. So, I took matters into my own hands and made a modern-legal version. Little did I know that only two literal bears are legal in the modern format - Grizzly Bears and Runeclaw Bear . I still managed to make it work pretty well, as far as casual decks go. Also, my version has Bear's Companion , representing Timothy Treadwell from 'Grizzly Man'. Check it out here: Grizzly Man.
October 22, 2014 4:37 a.m.
I made some modifications to help me try to beat a very good white flying deck with a planeswalker. This bear deck is powerful but can't block flying with a planewalker backing it sometimes. I don't claim to be a great player but just needed the additional help through doing the following:
Garruk, Apex Predator only needs +1 to kill target planeswalker. Can also buff for +5/+5 on any bear. Opponent gets an emblem. You can get this too. The card is called Garruk, Apex Predator, Emblem. This planeswalker requires 1 black mana in addition to Bear Deck's Green.
Lands. I am using different lands. Namely taplands. Jungle Hollow gives you +1 life and you can tap for black or green and be able to play Garruck.
For flying you can cast the instant Plummet . It can destroy most white flying creatures. 1 is enough to kill whatever gets big.
If you don't have all the bear creatures Words of Wilding can play a +2/+2 bear on your next turn. So if you use this you might get some "Bear Token". You can easily end up playing 4 of these in 4 turns.
There is a very good thread on the best of Forest art if you search for it and I would suggest 1 of each of them instead of using a complete Jungle Hollow land stack. Also put in a few Sapseep Forest and Llanowar Wastes (but loose 1 life so as not to be completely bad to your opponent) for variety. These can also bring out the planeswalker because they can tap for a single black.
Hope this helps.
November 3, 2014 1:01 p.m.
what if you took off bear umbra and added two forests?
November 9, 2014 11:46 a.m.
I don't think you honestly need more forests because the deck is maxed out at 5 mana with Coat of Arms. Look closely at coat of arms. It grants huge gains to large numbers of bears. Keep as many bears out as possible, lay that down and its game over unless they have a really good hand.
November 10, 2014 1:17 p.m.
November 10, 2014 7:19 p.m.
If anyone tries to make this deck "practical" with the addition of cards that do not directly support the vanilla bears, make bear tokens, or have a bear in the art, then they must be put to death for heresy. Hairesy? Bearecy? On a side note, I really think that bear tribal needs to get its shit together. I mean Bearscape and Werebear have negativesynergy.
November 19, 2014 8:50 a.m.
+ is a killer combo. Use the Wilding effect three times during your upkeep, turn your draw step into three bears. So three mana three 2/2 beats per turn. Worth it. Especially with Coat of Arms. I use this in my bear deck and I checked it with a judge so I'm certain it works. Just you gotta be clear that you do the wilding thing before the cards enter your hand, because let's say you try to make 2 bears & draw a card, you'll either have to pay the life of top deck it since it'll be the only card that entered your hand this turn.
In case you're interested;