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This guy leads to some pretty fun games. My playgroup pounces on anyone who acts a little aggro in an edh game so Ruhan lets me justify my aggressive actions (I didn't decide to attack you, it was Ruhan!).
Posted By: TPmanW (9/7/2011 8:20:22 PM)


I'd say he's got a bit of blue in him, considering how you're meant to use some amount of trickery when building around him, think about it. If, say for instance, your "ally" runs a vow enchantment, and blue being the enchantment-transferring colour... or that either blue or white can cause him to "flicker" when he goes for someone you want to keep alive, maybe even play on those cheap turn gaining spells like stitch in time and savor the moment. Maybe its just the size that makes him blue. Yes of all colours blue has a tendency to have the largest creatures, e.g. ludevic's test subject, leviathan, jokulmorder... and now with illusions like phantasmal dragon i can really see why, being the undercosted creature that he is with a "downside" he could be blue
Posted By: Gheridarigaaz (4/22/2012 5:49:45 PM)


Ruhan is my commander of choice for one of my favorite EDH decks. For the longest time I used Numot the Devastator, but I felt like a jerk destroying lands, and tbh in the deck he functioned about like a shivan dragon as my commander. I then switched to ruhan-and he is WAY better than I expected (and I thought he was good). The thing is, Ruhan forces out removal to make room for my actual threats. He is an amazing lightning rod that comes down two turns earlier than Numot! And if they don't answer to him he can start wreaking havoc and forcing my opponents to block, knocking out their utility creatures. Flavor wise, he does not feel blue, but in play I can see it.
Posted By: brunsbr103 (10/13/2012 1:17:09 PM)


Wouldn't giving your ally in a multiplayer game the vow be better than giving them Ruhan himself? That way you can still sacrifice Ruhan if you have any effects that require it, and they can't sacrifice it to their cards if they turn against you. It also allows you to use enchantment bounce or removal on the vow to let Ruhan hit them when you are no longer allies and prevents them from doing that to you.
Posted By: EvilDarkVoid (4/3/2013 10:17:22 AM)


That diplomacy you were having with the Bant player over there, it's gone now.
Posted By: Syrtees (11/12/2013 7:00:41 PM)


For the Political Puppets deck, he's the general best suited for duels, while Zedruu, The Greathearted is best for multiplayer.

And yes, just as Lorendorky suggested, slap either Vow of Lightning, Vow of Duty, or Vow of Flight, or ALL THREE, give him to a (newly made) buddy, and they'll have a 13/13 flyer with first strike and vigilance that mercilessly attacks everyone else but you.

He may not make you anything but enemies as a Commander, but as a gift, he's one of the best in the deck to give as a metaphorical treaty.
Posted By: NocteMundi (6/26/2011 4:58:39 PM)


If you can't spin the situation, he's a curse who'll constantly make you enemies. On the other hand, if you're able to explain that you really didn't have a choice, and you'd much rather him be attacking your enemy, you're able to weaken someone who might be an ally now but later on will turn against you anyway.
Posted By: djflo (8/29/2011 10:13:30 PM)


Interestingly, Ruhan here is from the same tribe of giants seen in Future Sight (Fomori Nomad). The Mimeoplasm also apparently roams Muraganda, a land referenced in Future Sight as well (Muraganda Petroglyphs). This leads me to believe that the Fomori and Muraganda are on the same plane, and will be in the same set. I may very well be wrong though, we'll have to see what the future holds.
Posted By: Sutebe (2/17/2012 5:41:40 AM)


Donate him with Zedruu the Greathearted, slap any of the vows on him and enjoy.
Posted By: lorendorky (6/16/2011 11:34:19 PM)


This guy is cool but could easily be mono-red

C'mon Wizards! How is this guy blue, like at all? Lol.

Still, an early beating nonetheless, throw this guy some equipment (I.e. fireshrieker, whispersilk cloak) and he'll be making you some enemies at the table in no time
Posted By: raadface (6/17/2011 2:57:52 AM)