Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

FeuDEnfer on Punishment for non creatures

1 week ago

Make sure to list Ruric Thar, the Unbowed as 1x Ruric Thar, the Unbowed CMDR in the decklist with *'s around it. Other than that, great deck. Try out Gruul Ragebeast.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Whisper Faerie

Creature - Spirit Faerie


Whenever Whisper Faerie blocks or becomes the target of a spell or ability you don't control, you may shuffle a card from your hand into your library, and return her to her owners hand.

More of an annoyance, really.


Yes, negative 2 power.

This will be fun and probably sit for a long time. You know Ruric Thar, the Unbowed?

Make an MDFC Planeswalker for them. One side is tagged as Ruric, the other side is Thar.

Two Planeswalkers, one card. Both must do something different, and if possible they hold enough synergy that if you have two copies and cast one side of each, they can work off each other.

  • If it's easier, you can do 1/2 and the next person can do the other half.

Gleeock on Why is Dominaria United Before …

3 weeks ago

It gets complicated. Some of those cards are BS stax, where a line of gameplay is completely stopped, don't like Drannith Magistrate, Narset, Parter of Veils isn't terrible on her own, she was just a mistake considering wheels. Hullbreacher was a gamewarping terrible idea, stax & hard ramp in . Opposition Agent has never bothered me in the slightest, a strong slap for a strong circumstantial effect... It may even be a dead card some games. Some of that listed stuff is hard-stax, different from punishment in saying: "you cannot" vs "you CAN, for a price". If you can't tell I am a big fan of Cindervines, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, things like aristocrats where you make board wipes into a hard decision.... You can, but do you want to?

Parshall on Does he kill himself defending …

2 months ago

EDH Game: My commander is Ruric Thar, the Unbowed and he is in play without summoning sickness.

I attack my opponent with 6 life, he has no creatures in play, but he has an Aetherflux Reservoir.

He plays Aetherspouts after I declare my attackers.

According to him, the stack goes from bottom to top: Aetherspouts, Ruric Thar's 6 damage to him, his 1 life gained from the reservoir.

He says he lives through the turn with 1 life.

Is he correct? Is this stack order correct? Next turn he played an isochron scepter with dramatic reversal and went infinite...

DemonDragonJ on Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's …

2 months ago

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor, I have never used Sylvan Library, since I am not willing to spend that much money on a single card, but one of my friends has an EDH deck with Ruric Thar, the Unbowed as the general, so I know very well how continuous damage can accumulate over time.

What I meant was that most cards of that nature allow a player to choose only one option, so it is very generous that that card allows a player to choose all three options.

TypicalTimmy on Zaren, Silverback Ironfist

3 months ago

I'm currently building the deck centered around the Fight mechanic.

Gargos, Vicious Watcher is going to be a great control punisher, alongside Ruric Thar, the Unbowed to stop non-creature spells from being cast. Although I'll have some myself, that's a small price to pay.

Grothama, All-Devouring would be especially nasty, especially with indestructible. That's a whole lotta card advantage!

You won't get the card advantage off of Apex Altisaur, but indestructible will turn him into a variable wrath and that's just insane. Two +1/+1 counters per creature that it survived? So if there's 7 creatures online, that's 14 +1/+1 counters, making it a 24/24. That could TKO an opponent at mid-game stages!

There's also a few repeatable Fights you can have. Contested Cliffs, unfortunately, may not make the cut ... unless...

Oh and because I am a HUGE fan of secret commanders, Ulrich, Uncontested Alpha  Flip is making the ranks. Repeatable fights on a legendary is too juicy to pass up.

Gleeock on Commanders you have built in …

3 months ago

Marisi, breaker of coils enchantress (angry Naya gods). Players are regularly confused on what to remove. Usually they take out Purphuros or something that isn't as strong in the deck due to low synergy. It is assumed I need attackers all the time, but I am more likely to shell up & play enchantress than people realize... Just in a more aggressive way than most enchantresses.

Atla Palani, Nest Tender Insert eye rolls here ... BUT! Hear me out. My Atla deck is literally all damage doublers, damage triplers, or direct damage creatures. This means you see Ruric Thar, the Unbowed with Fiery Emancipation & cards that usually never see the light of day like Magmatic Force. Chandra, Awakened Inferno is hilarious with a damage doubler.

Polaris on Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

5 months ago

1) You're fine. Purphoros, God of the Forge being or not being a "creature" is a property of the permanent, not the card. Regardless of your devotion count, Purphoros is a legendary red enchantment creature spell when you cast it and will not trigger Ruric Thar, the Unbowed.

2) It won't be cast. Part of the reason Omen Machine is such a great anti-blue tool when it gets online is that you can't cast a targeted spell without targets. Counterspell goes to exile, they try and fail to cast it, and then it just stays exiled.

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