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Boros Reckoner

Creature — Minotaur Wizard

Whenever Boros Reckoner is dealt damage, it deals that much damage to target creature or player. {R/W}: Boros Reckoner gains first strike until end of turn.

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Boros Reckoner Discussion

cowofduty5225 on Crackling Rakdos

8 hours ago

I made a few changes, I've traded out Flame-Wreathed Phoenix for Boros Reckoner . I've also changed a land out for Deviant Glee .

EsoEric on Crackling Rakdos

10 hours ago

In a rush deck you typically only need 22, maybe 23 land to avoid drawing too much of it. Flame-Wreathed Phoenix might not work in this deck, since it might not always have haste and is a 4 drop. I think I'd put in Boros Reckoner for them. Amazing blocker and people hesitate to block it. If they do, helps to clear the field a little for your next swing. Otherwise, good start, +1!

MadScientist on Blazed and Burned 2

10 hours ago

That is a nice fast boros build.

Here are a couple of suggestions:

I think would be give the deck a little more synergy and speed.

Nice build though +1

TheAshenKnight on Izzet Really Control Without White?

23 hours ago

@Nazha - You're welcome!

Ah, that makes more sense. Yeah, if it's a meta decision, that's an entirely different matter.

Alright, sounds good.

Yeah, that might work out alright. You typically don't need 4 copies of Anger. And the Pithing Needle isn't required by any means, but it helps you out against planeswalkers, which are one of the things that give this deck major problems. It also shuts down certain win-conditions in control matchups, and stops Underworld Connections and Whip of Erebos , so is only really a dead card against aggro. Those are the reasons why I have it in my mainboard.

Yeah, I'm really not sure what to do when RTR rotates out of standard. Tromokratis is probably the next best thing, though it's not as difficult to get rid of (though it's still hard to deal with. Comparing something's difficulty to get rid of with that of AEtherling is setting an unfairly high standard). That, or Spellheart Chimera . Keranos, God of Storms is also a win condition, so I suppose he'd work. The biggest losses would actually be Mizzium Mortars and Turn / Burn . Well, those and Steam Vents . I think the deck will still work, but it depends on what the next block gives us, and how the meta changes. And hopefully the next block is better than this block, because in my opinion, this block was absolutely horrible for standard (I would compare it to Kamigawa, but I wasn't around for that, so I can't do so fairly). It's a good limited environment, but that's about it.

Xenagos card board? What are you referring to? If it's something related to game day, I probably have no idea what it is. It appears from the deck link you sent that you're French (If you're not, sorry!), so it could be a translation problem as well. If so, I apologize.

And you're welcome once again!

@corythackston - I've thought about that card before, and the problem I have with it is its lack of utility (it only does 5 damage no matter what, and can't be used on players) and prohibitive cost (the triple red hurts, and it has an additional colorless). Therefore, my alternative is Boros Reckoner (which admittedly also has a prohibitive cost, but he's why I'm running Temple of Enlightenment over other scrylands that aren't Temple of Epiphany . That temple provides both a scryland and a white source to help pay for him). He doesn't hit for as much, but he also doubles as a blocker or offensive attacker. Also, if they block him swinging in at a planeswalker, the damage can be redirected at the planeswalker anyways, and it still dies (unless it's a chump block, but then they lose a mana dork, and depending on which mana dork they blocked with, you still might be able to remove a loyalty counter). And if the planeswalker didn't die, assuming the Reckoner is still alive, he can swing again. Or, if he isn't, another burn spell should finish the job (in which case Fated Conflagration likely wouldn't have killed the planeswalker anyways). He's also good in other matchups (aggro), though he's best against Monsters.

16smith on Blood Filled Weiner

23 hours ago

I would take out Frontline Medic for 3x Ajani, Caller of the Pride . The buffs and doublestrike/flying are waaaay better than contitional indestructible. I would also pull 2x Boros Reckoner for 2x Spear of Heliod . The buff is way better

corythackston on Boros Aggro

1 day ago

I think Truefire Paladin , while a sweet card could be Imposing Sovereign . Also, Heliod is really meh, try either Wojek Halberdiers , Banisher Priest , or Loyal Pegasus (which is a severely underrated card, especially against creature decks). Boros Reckoner is kind of slow, and he has bad synergy with Iroas, so you could probably replace him with more 1-drops, or a mixture of 1-drops and Ajani, Caller of the Pride or Banisher Priest again. I've been playing white weenie for a while now, and I'll tell you that your basic strategy here is to flood the board with 1 and 2 drops, then play a 3 drop that will either make your dudes better or get bigger creatures out of the way, which is why Banisher Priest and Ajani are the two best cards in my deck, and I think they would help out a lot here.

tripleplayw14 on R/W Aggro - Standard

1 day ago

Boros Reckoner is a personal favorite of mine. Assemble the Legion is also a late win con if you can stay alive that long.

GeoKinetic on What do you want from ...

1 day ago

The thing that I'm annoyed about for minotaurs is that the curve for minotaurs is shocking, there are 4 minotaur lords, 3 of which are 3 mana, one is 5. There is one at 1 mana, and 2, 2 mana minotaurs which realistically are pretty bad. So in the end you have a clogged 3 mana slot, with the lords and Boros Reckoner , you have a gap at 2 mana with only one 1 drop, and then you have a 5 mana lord. Price

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Power / Toughness 3/3
Color(s) R, W
Cost {R/W}{R/W}{R/W}
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 2.42
Avg. cube pick 10.68


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Rare