Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
Legendary Creature — Ogre Warrior
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
3 months ago
The trick here is to stack on mass damage enchantments, then use doubling enchantments.
Then you want damage stacks.
You'll want explosive ramp together everything out on curve, so this puts you in Gruul.
Don't make it complicated by adding extra colors. Just Gruul. Plenty of card draw in these two colors. Look toward impulse draw (exile and play).
Now you're dealing with tons of noncreature spells, so Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is off the table.
I think Klothys, God of Destiny is your best bet. She gets out early, is hard to remove and lands 6 total damage per turn with her graveyard hate trigger.
3 months ago
@ AintNotGlobeEarth: Yes he is. He's one of the best casual tribal commanders and he also enables some unique vampire or razaketh combos. Eminence is always a really strong ability for a commander and the deck can also sneak some combat wins in games if he can't combo fast enough. In mardu colors you have also access to most of the strongest EDH cards atm, like Dockside, Ad Nauseum, PitA, Underworld Breach, Tymna, Razaketh, Necropotence, Opposition Agent and all other good mardu tutors: _ _
@ Commander_JAR: Very good question, they're both very strong commanders for casual EDH and I think they are both fringe competetive (please don't forget that fringe competetive is Tier 2!) because of the overall "high" cost of the combo (Kodama + Toggo + bounceland + outlet). We haven't played against a lot of competitive Toggo and Kodama decks lately (which can also show that the deck isn't that popular in cEDH). I think there's no gruul deck atm which is better than tier 2, BUT I think that Grumgully, the Generous, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed and maybe Neyith of the Dire Hunt/Grand Warlord Radha are still slightly better. The potential of the deck definitely exists, but I also think that it is unfortunately a bit too slow in the current Turbo AdNaus meta, but in casual it is a very good and funny deck to play and win!
4 months ago
A deck focused mainly on the abilities of it's lands doesn't really have a place in edh for the sole reason that there aren't many lands that will do much against three or more opponents that are doing crazy stuff. In legacy Lands doesn't perform well in a meta with a ton of combo decks, and in edh most decks are combo or can perform one. The best lands that work because of their abilities are Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Field of the Dead, then there are the big mana lands like Gaea's Cradle, but I don't think you're looking for big mana, then you have decks that revolve around certain lands, but are more about the synergy between a certain land and the rest of the deck, look to cards like Magosi, the Waterveil and Academy Ruins. Your best bet for a lands focused deck, aside from some weird brew, is to look at the high impact lands and build around those cards, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle can act as a good control card; however that's not going to stop many combos, so maybe you can run a commander that discourages combo, think Ruric Thar, the Unbowed.
5 months ago
Glad you enjoyed it! The original list also included Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, but after I realized how many enchantments I was using, I had to take him out.
5 months ago
EdhrecChallenge For creature-only, how many different decks have you seen, and from how many different people? The only deck styles I can think of that would be regularly creature-only are tribal, which has a hub, and and something like Ruric Thar, the Unbowed or Nikya of the Old Ways EDH. Could you please provide other examples?
5 months ago
These cards should help with your draw. Also, some of the cards i took out have little impact on the game.
6 months ago
I have fun with Collector Ouphe in my Primal Surge - Ruric Thar, the Unbowed deck. I can get behind adding the card. Just need to find a cut for it. I'm still okay with Mina and Denn, Wildborn being that card.
6 months ago
That said, raw power isn't always what you want or even necessarily more fun. For instance, the building decisions from Grand Warlord Radha's mana ability are really fun to play around with and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed's and Nikya of the Old Ways's restrictions make for fun playlines and deck-building.
Gishath, Sun's Avatar definitely qualifies as stompy. Mayael the Anima can be fun for the guessing game, Gahiji, Honored One has the politics angle. Atla Palani, Nest Tender is a house. Marisi, Breaker of the Coil is also great at building stompy, with the added political edge to make games more interactive.
Lots of excellent choices.
Oh, and another vote for Animar, Soul of Elements for raw power. Homeboy is a BEAST