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.

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AstroAA on Lands vs Enchantments

1 week 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

1 month 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

2 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

3 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

3 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.

Gleeock on Why is Dominaria United Before …

4 months 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 …

5 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 …

5 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.

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