Bear Umbra

Bear Umbra

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and has "Whenever this creature attack, untap all lands you control."

Totem armor (If enchanted creature would be destroyed, instead remove all damage from it and destroy this Aura.)

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Bear Umbra Discussion

TheoryCrafter on Bacon and (Dragon) Eggs

1 week ago

Have you considered Bear Umbra and Sarkhan's Triumph ? Once you have Bear Umbra in your hand you can then use Sarkhan's Triumph to search for Hellkite Charger, put it and BU on the Battlefield and have an infinite combo.

May I suggest Rhythm of the Wild and Cindervines ? The Former is an upgrade on Fires of Yavimaya and the latter deals damage each time your opponents cast a spell with an added destroy target artifact or enchantment bonus.

I think you should go all in on eggs. That would mean adding Nesting Dragon straight into your deck. to get extra landfall activations I'd recommend lands for sacrificing to get basic lands. These lands include, but are not limited to, Evolving Wilds , Fabled Passage and Naya Panorama .

Other cards you can use to get lands include, but are not limited to, Armillary Sphere and Expedition Map . These cards can be reused if you can find spots for artifacts such as Cranial Archive and Elixir of Immortality . Walking Atlas will allow you to play an extra land each turn. These artifacts will also help to boost the number of artifacts you need to take advantage of Freejam Tyrant's improvise ability.

Also, look at more White, Red and Green cards that have the Changeling ability. They count as EVERY creature type.

With all the eggs needing to get bumped off you may want to consider any combination of Dragon Broodmother , Hellkite Hatchling , Predator Dragon , Preyseizer Dragon and Voracious Dragon . Any one of these can replace Descent of the Dragons. Though with Voracious Dragon you may want to consider finding space for more goblins.

I hope this was both a short and long term help.

Happy Hunting!

HerbieWingis on Sword and Shield Beasts of War

1 week ago

Deck looks fun and good so far! I like it. I have a comment to start. Tahngarth's ability works similarly to Kaalia of the Vast in the sense that there is no attack trigger, so for things like Bear Umbra the ability does not trigger when you give him to other players to attack, so it's really only useful on other creatures.

Interestingly enough, even if you kept him on an opponent's field for a full turn cycle, this actually is bad! Since they control Tahngarth, they will get the benefit, due to the card's wording. You only control the things attached to Tahngarth, so since Bear Umbra gives the ability to Tahngarth's text, the opponent would get to untap lands.

All this ^^^ was more just of interest rather than general advice.

Moving on, in your OTHER category. You have a LOT of incentives to get people to not attack you, too many in fact. I'll tell you which ones I think are best, but it's up to your personal preference which ones to cut. I think the Curse of Predation , Curse of Disturbance , Bloodthirsty Blade , Frenzied Saddlebrute , Disrupt Decorum , Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , Shiny Impetus , Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , and Goblin Spymaster are the best personally, as they are the most effective at goading.

I have already explained Bear Umbra , and the same goes for Sword of the Animist , since there aren't attack triggers. I think that Banshee's Blade is not good compared to your other cards.

I think Dimir House Guard is really not that great, and you have enough other tutors to get Tahngarth.

Cunning Rhetoric is a fabulous card for this deck (also in general, holy moly I'm glad I know about this card now). Your monarch cards might not be that great to have, but I think it's worth play-testing. I think it might make it hard for you, since you can't attack a person who is the monarch for fear that they will attack you, although this can be counteracted through goad cards.

Otherwise, I think this deck is pretty cool, and I approve of it.

Gidgetimer on Ford F150 [Gruul, Xenagos]

3 weeks ago

Some cards to consider:

Inferno Titan

Heroes' Bane

Pathbreaker Ibex

Hydra Broodmaster

Hydra Omnivore

Nylea, God of the Hunt

Primal Rage

Skarrg, the Rage Pits

Bear Umbra

Bow of Nylea

Gruul Signet

Blasphemous Act

Those cards range from what I consider to be auto-includes to somewhat pet cards in no particular order and are pulled from an older deck list that I haven't updated in some time.I would be happy to discuss what makes them strong or what cuts to make to fit them in of you have any questions.

Raging_Squiggle on Does Ruxa work with enchantments?

3 weeks ago

Whip Silk has been errata’d to grant Reach to the enchanted creature. Bear Umbra grants the triggered ability of untapping lands on attack. Because of this, they will not be affected by Ruxa.

Note an additional ruling for Muraganda Petroglyphs :

3/19/2021 If an effect says that an affected creature “has” or “gains” an ability, Muraganda Petroglyphs won’t apply to that creature because it has gained an ability. If an effect simply says that something is true of an affected creature (such as “target creature can’t be blocked this turn”) then that effect isn’t causing the creature to gain an ability.

Quickspell on Does Ruxa work with enchantments?

3 weeks ago

If I enchant say Barbtooth Wurm with say Whip Silk or Bear Umbra , does the Wurm still work with Ruxa, Patient Professor ? Or does the Wurm now has an ability?

MLS91 on Vorinclex, Counters & Superfriends

2 months ago

Snake Umbra or Bear Umbra may help with that because of "totem armor'' essentially they you'd have to kill him twice. For more synergy with Greater Good you could also run Splendid Reclamation .

I just also thought of War Room good land, your in green and can afford this form of card draw

Castle Garenbrig is a great way to "ramp".

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