Ruxa, Patient Professor

Ruxa, Patient Professor

Legendary Creature — Bear Druid

Whenever this enters the battlefield or attacks, return target creature card with no abilities from your graveyard to your hand.

Creatures you control with no abilities get +1/+1.

You may have creatures you control with no abilities assign their combat damage as though they weren't blocked.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Ruxa, Patient Professor Discussion

golgarigirl on Esix, the Fractal BOOM

1 week ago

I'm not sure if you got the precon or not, but a few of the cards from it are real gems for this deck!

Adrix and Nev, Twincasters can duplicate the number of tokens you get just like any of the other doubling season effects. Any of these effects copy the effect that makes the token, so the token would still enter with whatever number of counters the origin of the effect would make.

Curiosity Crafter is a token-specific Reconnaissance Mission / Coastal Piracy - style effect. If you're able to consistently make large enough tokens, Garruk's Uprising and Elemental Bond are also excellent options.

Ruxa, Patient Professor is amazing with Fractals! Ignore the first paragraph...the second and third line are gold. And that third line helps us get that sweet value from the Curiosity Crafter-style draw spells.

Don't be afraid of instant-speed draw like Eureka Moment and Growth Spiral . They may look unimpressive, but they perform way better than they look. Return of the Wildspeaker would also likely be awesome in your deck, with a bunch of very large non-humans. Perplexing Test has also performed very well in my token deck.

I'm going to call out Full Flowering and any other token copiers as cards that might not perform very well, since those don't replicate the +1/+1 counters on your 0/0 tokens. Biomass Mutation is an absolute house in here, especially with any form of evasion, like Ruxa, trample from Garruk's Uprising, or the flying from Combine Chrysalis .

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Anonymity X (You may have this creature enter the battlefield without abilities. If you do, it enters with X +1/+1 counters.)

Seems fun in Ruxa, Patient Professor .

Here's the card:

Prestigious Challenger

Creature - Elf Knight

Vigilance, Lifelink

Anonymity 1


Another creature with Anonymity.

Housegheist on Snacky Squirrels

1 month ago

MH2 got some support for Squirrels and some nice anthem-effects e.g. the new spoiled Sylvan Anthem, Drey Keeper , Underworld Hermit , Ravenous Squirrel and/or Squirrel Sovereign .

Adaptive Automaton , Vanquisher's Banner , Coat of Arms and Beastmaster Ascension for example could make your 1/1s very scary. Ohran Frostfang can draw you card or force opponents to trade creatures. Avenger of Zendikar would create some plants and chatterfang that many Squirrels. Maskwood Nexus can turn all your creatures into squirrels which then would gain profit from the mentioned anthem effects. Ruxa, Patient Professor can pump your tokens and you could choose either to maybe kill cretures or deal straight dmg.

Raknulfr on Fun Commander

2 months ago

Ayula, Queen Among Bears is the only commander I play. I tried a lot but for me nothing is more fun than just having a blast with some bears. Build a cuddly army of fluffy doom and just have fun XD. Playing bears like River Bear and Pale Bears will even be quite the surprise for all the blue players at the table. Especially if they already starting to ignore you because they think you aren´t a threat. Or just play Bear Cub , buff him up a little and let the little guy fight every big scary thing out of the way due to Ayula's trigger. Thanks to Strixhaven, I recently had a new addition to the deck in form of Ruxa, Patient Professor which makes token generators like Words of Wilding or Bearscape even better.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Teaching Deck - Bear With Me

2 months ago

As this is a casual deck, have you considered Ruxa, Patient Professor ? It would do a lot here.

Gaiseric on Right to Bear Arms

2 months ago

I don't know if you've seen Ruxa, Patient Professor , but you should see Ruxa, Patient Professor .

2DSides on List of Bear Cards

3 months ago

Hi here I am again. Ever since I found this list, the concept has intrigued me quite a bit. It has now become somewhat of a procrastinational habit in my sparetime to search Scryfall for bear related cards. Here are my findings since last time:


Ruxa, Patient Professor (New possible Commander! However, not better than Ayula in my oppinion)

Professor of Zoomancy

Golden Ratio

The obvious ones from the new set. Nice hunch of things to come in the future tho.

Mystery Booster Playtest Cards

Experiment Five

Conspiracy: Take the Crown

Menagerie Liberator

This one I actually found by accident while looking through my trash commons.

Ikoria: Lair of Behemots

Lead the Stampede

On first glance this one is not really that obvious. But if you look in the upper left corner (easier to see here -> you can see some kind of bear/turtle hybrid in the vein of Exuberant Wolfbear galloping along. Kinda looks similar to the one in Winota, Joiner of Forces .

Thats all I have for this time. Also, honestly, wolves are way to overrepresented in MTG

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