Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator 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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Gleeock on I LOVE CHAOS

1 year ago

DrukenReaps that is a playstyle (which I love) that only certain people win with, takes a very different look at tempo & life totals as a resource. Very midrangy (which I also love). It is really fun to force players to make different decisions than they normally would because you have been chiseling at life totals on a non-lifegain control deck for example.

If you build it the non-cEDH/combo way Atla Palani, Nest Tender is chaotic in a fun way. Atla with Tobasco Sauce plays with high variance. Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is one of my favorite egg-hatches, which probably fits the bill for this topic.

Polymorphing probably fits this bill too, you can build however much variance you want then Reality Scramble tokens.

Fun variance cards: Oath of Druids is a staple for me, you can make the game very lopsided against a miserly opponent with this. Creative Technique is powerful but has variance, Protection Racket is amazing in a fun Timmy deck that doesn't care that much if you lose a card here and there. None of those really stall things, they just keep the foot on the gas. I know there are more that I will think up.

ImNora on Creatures that do Damage Over …

1 year ago

No specific colors or anything. It's for my The Prismatic Bridge  Flip deck so all five colors are available. It's looking like a lot of the cards with these types of effects are low cost though so cheating out creatures might be overkill. I may have to consider other commanders if there aren't very many high CMC, hard hitters like Ruric Thar, the Unbowed...

ImNora on Creatures that do Damage Over …

1 year ago

Okay so, I'm building an alternate roster of creatures for my deck that cheats out high cost creatures. I want it to have creatures that do Damage over turns, or on spell casting, etc (like Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, Kaervek the Merciless, Magmatic Force). Any recommendations for similar indirect-damage creatures would be greatly appreciated!


plakjekaas on What is Gruul to you?

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

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