Boros Reckoner


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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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.

: Boros Reckoner gains first strike until end of turn.

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Boros Reckoner Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Hey I heard you liked stuffy doll

2 days ago

In your colors, Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile, Lightning Helix.

I think Lightning Helix is probably the most interesting, since if you can get a higher life total than the opponent, then Stuffy Doll or Boros Reckoner or Spitemare + Volcano Hellion = win, even without the Pariah.

SPITZtheGOD on Return of Manaburn

5 days ago

I use a deck similar to this and its absolutely brutal. People will take damage every time they exist. They will hate you for it, so multiplayer tends to put a massive planet sized target on youManabarbsPersonal SanctuaryEnlightened Tutor just to be safe

Sphere of LawSulfuric Vortex

Boros Reckoner just to keep you in a life leadDeflecting Palm

SpellshockAnkh of MishraPyrostatic Pillar

Xica on Nahiri's Wrath

1 week ago

In my opinion the following arguments can be made for the superiority of using enchantments:
1# Both Ragged Veins & Spiteful Shadows are on curve (t2), with Nahiri's Wrath on t3
2# If/when the opponent removes the creature that's enchanted they kill their own creature - which can be relevant against deck that play few creatures - instead of having the same removal in hand to harm our threats. Thus the enchantments act as a pseudo removal, and even in the worst case as a deterrent against blocking &attacking.
3# Ragged Veins has "flash". Thus it can be used to combo off when the opponent is tapped out.

(The Boros Reckoner may be a superior option compared to Spiteful Shadows)

I the end this deck should work very differently from skred, assault swans, and even from the various loam discard engines. i the only one who thinks that Nahiri's Wrath would be so nice to play in UR breach, but there is just a better option in the deck for all the roles it could fulfill?

The lists i mentioned checking tended to play some number of Emrakul, the Aeons Torn - in my humble opinion this is certainly a wrong decision, if you need the deck to be consistent.
The problem with emrakul is that it doesn't do anything beside having a large cmc.
(As protection from being milled out shouldn't be relevant)

Playing this fatty with Through the Breach makes the combo a 3 card combo. And that is very bad.

The deck's consistency comes from the fact that it has redundancy in both pieces of the combo, while (aside from a few spells that dig for cards) the rest of the deck is made up of high cmc cards. thus it functions like a 2 card combo instead of playing like a 3 card combo deck.
Preferably by ones that are not only there due their high cost.
They either cycle, can be casted for their delve cost, or can function as removal (for a reasonable cmc).

TheDuggernaught on Nahiri's Wrath

1 week ago

I am personally not sure that Ragged Veins and Spiteful Shadows are better than Boros Reckoner. I might concede that they are better than Spitemare though. But a 3/3 body that can trade with pretty much any creature in modern is not too bad. The 3 toughness for 3 mana is kind of meh, but Lightning Bolt is not as heavily played as it used to be. It still dies to a revolted Fatal Push and of course Path to Exile -- but most things do. I think the big thing that separates Boros Reckoner from the enchantment options is that it can actually do things by itself. It is a usable card by itself and only gets better with set up; whereas those enchantments really do not do much unless you have set up.

That being said, I do like the idea. I, myself, have played a little bit with a version running for Swans of Bryn Argoll, and Nahiri, the Harbinger (along with Emrakul, the Aeons Torn as an alternate win that also combos well with Nahiri's Wrath). Pinging both Swans of Bryn Argoll and Boros Reckoner with a Pyroclasm or Volcanic Fallout to deal 4 dmg to an opposing creature, 2 dmg to all my opponent's other creatures, and then draw 2 cards is pretty nasty.

Xica on Nahiri's Wrath

1 week ago

So since it cam out Nahiri's Wrath was always at the back of my mind.
And i recently stumbled upon some nice cards that compliment it perfectly Ragged Veins (with flash!), Visions of Brutality & Spiteful Shadows - all of which are a lot better than Boros Reckoner or Spitemare in this role.

Of course a short search later i quickly realized that i am not the first to come up with the idea.
And quickly found out, that no one made a serious attempt to make such a deck work.

So in my humble opinion the deck should be built up something like this:
6x Nahiri's Wrath (& Kindle the Carnage )
8x Ragged Veins & Visions of Brutality
4x Faithless Looting
4x Cathartic Reunion (?)
4x Shriekmaw

And a lot of other high costed creatures, something like:
3x Tasigur, the Golden Fang
4x Tombstalker (?)
Horror of the Broken Lands
Desert Cerodon

The problem of creatureless decks can be solved by Forbidden Orchard, and black has plenty of discard for the sideboard, to fight counterspells.

Does this idea seem viable?

severininfurs on Slow roast

2 weeks ago

Very cool deck, I like seeing interesting deck ideas. Only potential add I can think off of the top of my head is Roast. It could be used for 5 to the face if used on Boros Reckoner, or otherwise be used to help take care of larger creatures, such as Tarmogoyf or Gurmag Angler.

Funkydiscogod on Energy Amplification Module

2 weeks ago

With all the mana symbols on Boros Reckoner and Stigma Lasher and Furnace of Rath, I think you might even be able to run Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.

I'd also vote for Pyrohemia since it seems like it'd be pretty efficient at what you're trying to do: spend all your white to Shining Shoal yourself, and all your red mana to nuke the opponent.

hecklefeckle on Weenies Who Smile At Death

2 weeks ago

Nice! Mardu is one of my absolute favourite colour combos.

Personally, I like Talismans more than signets in 3+ colour decks. I'd sub out Rakdos Signet for a Talisman of Indulgence.

Another cute interaction (You're in the colours!) is Blasphemous Act/Star of Extinction and Stuffy Doll/Boros Reckoner/Spitemare. For extra style points, add Arcbond. This is actually probably a bad suggestion and I don't condone it.

Phyrexian Arena and Underworld Connections are great draw in your colours. Cut Ambition's Cost and a land? I usually run 36 lands and adjust as needed; You have a pretty low curve and probably won't be casting a lot of creatures for their actual cost.

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