Ruxa, Patient Professor

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

legendofa on Wide, Wider, Widest

4 months ago

These suggestions are my eyeball guesses and not any sort of optimization, but I would cut Ruxa, Patient Professor and either Access Denied or Mouth / Feed for two doublers.

For Ruxa, a lot of your tokens have incidental abilities like flying and reach, and it has no interaction with any nontoken creatures. Once something like Combine Chrysalis or Esix, Fractal Bloom comes out, it's a generic 4/4.

For the other one, this is conditional on how often you have available to counter a spell vs. how often you have 3+ creatures with power 3 or greater, and whether countering is more important than drawing in this deck.

Artizan81 on Does Ruxa work with instant …

11 months ago

Thank you very much.

This confirms the idea I had of it. It's a good point for Ring of Xathrid; as well to protect a vanilla creature as to protect Ruxa, Patient Professor

golgarigirl on Esix, the Fractal BOOM

1 year 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 year 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 year 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

1 year 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.

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