Boon Reflection


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Boon Reflection


If you would gain life, you gain twice that much life instead.

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Boon Reflection Discussion

joshw335 on Don't Hit Me I'm Just Playing A Game (Oloro Stax)

3 weeks ago

Plague of Vermin and Phyrexian Processor are great ways to use the life you gain for additional board-presence. Using Children of Korlis with it allows you to have no downside to the heavy life cost.
Toxic Deluge is a useful board-wipe
Boon Reflection, Rhox Faithmender and Alhammarret's Archive allow for double life-gain.
Awe Strike is a great way to gain life when you have a large attack on you.
Blood Celebrant allows for mana diversity when you are missing a color.

Snap157 on Any ideas for this Black/White Vamp deck?

1 month ago

Okay- lets get you set up.

Your commander is cool, and his main thing going for him is providing constant removal. His main downside is his mana cost and the fact that he costs 9 mana the second time you cast him. Personally I would use Vona, Butcher of Magan to have better removal and a lower cost. Don't worry about her life loss- you start at 40 and have the two best colors for lifegain.

You're creatures look really good, but I would use only vampires, (although leave Crypt Ghast in because he's awesome, and only keep Ulamog in there if you have mill in your playgroup). Other than that, throw out the non vamp creatures (should be 2 of them) and add in Sanctum Seeker and Necropolis Regent.

You do have some weaker vampires that could use some tweaking. Dark Impostor and Falkenrath Noble are fun, but require too much effort to really impact the board. Thief of Blood can also mess up your board. I would replace these with Liliana of the Dark Realms, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis.

One of the advantages of playing Black White is your access to enchantments. You're missing a few staples, including Exquisite Blood (To go infinite with Sanguine Bond), Phyrexian Arena, and Axis of Mortality goes very very well with Vona. I would get rid of some boardwipes to make room. Can't forget the classic Ghostly Prison as well.

Your removal is powerful, but much too expensive. I would take out Iona's Judgment, Grisly Spectacle, Pillory of the Sleepless and Mindcrank to make room for Path to Exile, Anguished Unmaking, Vindicate and Unmake.

If you find that the loss of life is too much, I would take out Trepanation Blade and Oversold Cemetery and Anowon, the Ruin Sage to fit in Sanguine Sacrament, Debt to the Deathless, and Boon Reflection

For your mana base, watch the video linked and follow his instruction. Tolarian is one of the best mtg sources available. Click here

Hope this helps, good luck!

ynot000 on Danny's Oloro

2 months ago

And here are nonland suggestions, as well as thought process. Pick and choose which ones you like.

1x Alhammarret's Archive - makes Oloro even better at what he does: drawing cards and gaining life

1x Austere Command - a staple board wipe that's very cheap right now and very good against every deck in our meta

1x Azorius Signet - ramp

1x Blind Obedience - lifegain and it's very good against gishath and inalla

1x Boon Reflection - doubles lifegain

1x Chasm Skulker - tokens and combos with all the card draw you have

1x Chromatic Lantern - ramp and fixing, basically a must-have in every 3+ color deck. It is expensive though, so if you skip out on it I can't blame you

1x Crested Sunmare - triggers at the end of every turn, so it won't be long before you have an army of 5/5 indestructible horses

1x Cyclonic Rift - the best blue card in the format

1x Dimir Signet - ramp

1x Drogskol Reaver - it's like an Oloro that doesn't make you pay mana!

1x Enlightened Tutor - tutors up either half of Sanguine Bond/Exquisite Blood, or you can use it to grab Sol Ring or Chromatic Lantern or even Aetherflux Reservoir to get your kills quick

1x Exsanguinate - this can easily gain you 20-25 life, and in that case it's only for 7 mana. Flexible enough to be a small spell to get you a bit of life or a kill spell

1x Fabricate - tutors up ramp or Aetherflux Reservoir

1x Fact or Fiction - More card draw!

1x Fellwar Stone - ramp, can be switched out for Thought Vessel if you find yourself needing that effect

1x Luminarch Ascension - I know how much you love angels, and this is also a very viable win condition. Also good for Zur

1x Merciless Eviction - probably the best board wipe. It's good against K+T, it's good against Inalla, it's good against Meren.

1x Necropotence - this card is gross and at its cheapest ever right now. The "downside" of paying life doesn't even matter in your deck. Just make sure you don't overdraw! Which is why I suggested Thought Vessel as a replacement for some other ramp pieces just in case

1x Orzhov Signet - ramp

1x Rhox Faithmender - doubling effect. Imagine you have this out and 50 life and you cast Beacon of Immortality, you'd go straight to 150. And that's conservative for the amount of life you'll have by the time you can cast Beacon.

1x Solemn Simulacrum - all-around good card, but it can be switched out for Thought Vessel if you find you need the effect and don't want to switch out Fellwar Stone.

1x Sphinx's Revelation - draws cards and gains life

1x Swords to Plowshares - you have a lot of removal, but sometimes you need something for one mana

1x Test of Endurance - another Felidar Sovereign-esque effect

VelvetVendetta on {Competitive} Licia Lifegain Beatface

2 months ago

Add Mana Crypt, Imperial Seal, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Enlightened Tutor, Chrome Mox, Gemstone Caverns, Ancient Tomb, Swords to Plowshares, more signets and Fellwar Stone, remove all "enter the battlefield tapped" lands, aside from probably Hall of the Bandit Lord (which you are missing too). Academy Rector can be useful to assemble your combo faster.

To maybe then start calling the deck "semi-competitive".

Cards to cut because they are too slow or work against your own deck somehow:

There are many more that could be cut but those stand out as very bad choices, if you like such heavy creatures perhaps you should include a reanimator sub-theme to the deck.

t3hdarkness on Life

2 months ago

Your deck shares some superficial similarities to my Get a Life, Licia

Since the Act of gaining Life is more important than how much life you gain and since most of your creatures are very small with almost no recursion, and your commander is targeted removal on a stick, I would take out some of the field wipes, removal, and mana rocks.

If you want specifics:

  1. Vizkopa Confessor
  2. Beacon of Immortality
  3. Skeletal Scrying
  4. Swords to Plowshares
  5. Shrine of the Forsaken Gods
  6. Boon Reflection
  7. Trespasser's Curse
  8. Bontu's Last Reckoning
  9. Day of Judgment
  10. Deadly Tempest
  11. Debt to the Deathless
  12. Charcoal Diamond
  13. Marble Diamond
  14. Thran Dynamo
  15. Worn Powerstone
  16. Gideon Jura

CrazedPorcupine on While you're dying, I'm drinking

2 months ago

Anytime I see a Lifegain Deck without Boon Reflection I cry a little, because it's just so disgustingly disheartening to see my opponents gain disgusting amounts of life in one turn that then gets doubled.

I mean, it's bad enough watching an orzhov deck gain 10-15 life, but to watch them gain 20-30 or more is so much worse.

CrazedPorcupine on Darien, King of Kjeldor

2 months ago

I run a token deck myself, and I use Boon Reflection in conjunction with Cradle of Vitality because it allows you to ramp up creatures to insane levels, especially with the amount of passive life gain. But you can also use it with Angelic Accord to ensure you hit 4 life gained per turn to get a 4/4 angel token.

That and with how insane it is with Elspeth Tirel means that you actually have enough lifegain in the deck to make Boon Reflection work. Especially if you're using something that gives all creatures lifelink, OR you can use it to double the amount of cards you draw with Well of Lost Dreams

CrazedPorcupine on Darien, King of Kjeldor

2 months ago

I'd suggest swapping something out for Boon Reflection or a similar effect. Would mean Anointer priest provides 2 life per token, easily allowing you to actually gain life off of pain lands.

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