Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy 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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard 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.

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plakjekaas on What is Gruul to you?

1 month ago

My current favourite commander deck is a Gruul deck that doesn't feel Gruul at all, it does dive into the punishing side of the color pie. Klothys, Bringing Destiny is a Gruul Enchantress deck that's exceptionally great at punishing greedy mana bases, both with lots of pain for using nonbasic lands, and plenty cheap artifact hate to remove rocks and treasures. The: "Why are you hitting yourself"-vibes are amazing, and the only reason Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is not in there, is because it plays 45 noncreature spells itself '^^

AstroAA on Lands vs Enchantments

4 months ago

I play a enchantment deck based around Sythis, Harvest's Hand, and my least favorite general to play against is Ruric Thar, the Unbowed. He punishes players for playing literally anything. Plus you can play stuff like Zo-Zu the Punisher and Torbran, Thane of Red Fell to really screw people over. Burn the world.

Edit: Saw you wanted land-related stuff. If that's the case, Zo-Zu the Punisher is your best bet. I used to run him as a general and had some hilarious games. It wasn't my best deck and I really only played him when trying to troll people. However, if you want to hate enchantments and deal with lands, then I personally don't think there is a clear answer. As I said, I think if you want to hate enchantments Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is your answer.

Gleeock on Ruric Thar Anti control

5 months ago

Nice, I make a bunch of anti-control decks. My Atla deck is extremely focused on bringing out punishers & just rolling along regardless of countermagic or most stax (it doesn't care much about card draw & abilities aren't stopped as often as spells). Anyway, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is pretty much my favorite creature cheat in that deck: Atla with Tobasco Sauce. It is one of the single best punishers of Cyclonic Rift that I have ever played

Gleeock on Favorites and Bests

6 months ago

Haha! legendofa I had this feeling that you were at heart!

Well, I tend to rock the . I like to make the whole table bleed, put a clock on it, & also throw a party while I'm at it. Make the sitback & controllsters realize too late that their life totals can be important. All, the while I am rocking expendable threats that leave my opponents feeling empty inside when they try to control me too much :) .

I feel "strongest", while being subjective, is probably .

As for It can go suck a lemon. Blue with its' thinks I'm clever... but I just have catch-all overpowering gimmicks. Nothing clever about extra turns or nixing out any spell in the game with few exceptions - lazy Jace personifies his dud color well... I'm supposed to sly-guy, lets outwi....nah, guess it'll just be unstoppable mind-control FTW. If I would wave a wand I would remove all but the most expensive extra-turns spells with self-exiling. I would burn the counterspells. Lord knows doesn't need pre-emptive removal with WoTC deciding to give it efficient & recurrent exile options. My opinion on this always stands though: make better punishment options so that catch-alls are no longer catch-alls.

Not really sure on aura's, never use 'em much.

I'm not much of a tribe guy either, but I would say I like Warriors the best. Though Najeela, the Blade-Blossom ruins this for me a bit, since she feels like a WUBRG strictly-better warrior commander. But I do love some of the static abilities on warriors Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, Marisi, Breaker of the Coil are beauties. Warlocks are quickly becoming a favorite for me too Extus, Oriq Overlord  Flip is just too wacky to get a handle on.

I sit at 38-40 lands.. I tend to run alot of spells that destroy all rocks & dorks so it makes sense for me that I hit curve more with lands or use-it-or-lose it options.

FeuDEnfer on Punishment for non creatures

7 months 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

7 months 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.
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