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Needs moar flash.
Still strictly worse than Grizzly Bears
Still strictly worse than Grizzly Bearsok I'll bite. Why?
Still strictly worse than Grizzly Bearsok I'll bite. Why?Grizzly Bears is the 2/2 that most people are familiar with. "They changed it, now it sucks", no matter how exactly the same both cards are. But really, that and Runeclaw Bear both suck equally.Dammit, I want to see Ashcoat Bear. Or one of the hundreds of other strictly better 2/2s like Dawntreader Elk.
Runeclaw Bear has a drawback the Grizzlies don't: "As an additional cost to cast Runeclaw Bear, sacrifice a nostalgia."
I'm not bothered by the name change. Next on the chopping block those dern pesky Birds!
...Runeclaw is out!
I'm surprised / impressed at the number of strictly better bears you linked.
Out of all those, the only ones that fit in the n&n are Somberwald Dryad and Nomadic Elf.
Transluminant would be cool, but it doesn't exactly fit the Harbor Bandit cycle as it doesn't get +1/+1 and also it looks like each color references the one before it, not after it (so green would care about red mana and mountains).