Boros Reckoner

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

Randomsome1 on Live Burn

2 weeks ago

Oh absolutely, they are great cards. Light of Sanction too. I had Indestructibility in here, but I cut it. Not sure why anymore. After some testing I will most likely put it back in.

I chose not to run them because I don't run a lot of creatures. I focused more on ramp and draw to deal with the Boros Curse and abuse FS/SS. I also chose big blowout spells so I can keep as many cards in my hand as possible.

If you are playing cards like Stuffy Doll Spitemare Boros Reckoner Mogg Maniac and/or Coalhauler Swine be a little careful with your timing on playing Rune-Tail and Asylum to avoid the non-boes.

PlatinumWare on Scrubby Boros Burn

3 weeks ago

Monomanamaniac I like Boros Reckoner, it can be a real threat. searing mediation can also be a real problem for the opponent to deal with. Here's my problem with much of the rest of what you suggested. This is intended to be a competitive modern deck, and there is no room in straight burn for 6 and 7 drops. If I can't win by turn 5, I'm not going to win in modern. That's my experience at tournaments with most decks. Weighing down my deck with giant creatures is not how this deck wins. The goal is to get a creature or two, and a bunch of burn spells and sear the flesh off of my oppenents face at breakneck speed. In commander, these larger creatures and enchantments will work well, but in competitive modern, it just slows me down with things that are dead in my hand when I need to deal damage.

Monomanamaniac on Scrubby Boros Burn

3 weeks ago

Boros Reckoner possibly? Spark Trooper could be useful. Then there's the Foundry Champion to combo with Boros charm and the Boros reckoner. Assemble the Legion isn't terrible. Also Firesong and Sunspeaker would love to play around with that and lightning helix and Warleader's Helix. Aurelia's Fury also could give you a lot of good burn, add well as Deflecting Palm is absolutely brutal as well. searing mediation is a decent Boros mechanic. Ah and don't forget Balefire Liege, Aurelia, the Warleader, and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight I always get really messed up by them. I'm not saying overhaul your deck, just sharing what I've seen work

Balinor5 on Boros Hatebears

3 weeks ago

I love to Shivan Meteor my own Boros Reckoner then reflect that damage elsewhere. Works even better if you meteor a copy put out by Kiki... Just throwing it out there.

Neotrup on Stack Related Questions

1 month ago

What was happening with Unsummoning Boros Reckoner is that they would return it to your hand before Blasphemous Act resolved, so the Boros Reckoner never took the damage. If a creature takes lethal damage (such as the 13 damage to a 3/3 in this situation) it is put into the graveyard before any player can respond, so they wouldn't be able to target it with Unsummon. If the creature never takes the damage though, it's ability cannot trigger.

Epochalyptik on Stack Related Questions

1 month ago

Regarding your follow-up question:

No, that's not how it works. You can return Boros Reckoner before its ability resolves, but the ability remains on the stack and will still resolve as it normally would. The source of an ability that deals damage doesn't actually need to remain present in order for the ability to work (this is how Mogg Fanatic is able to function).

In the event the game needs information about the source of an ability at that source leaves the battlefield, the game uses the "last known information." For example, if you gave Mogg Fanatic a Basilisk Collar, then activated its ability, the damage it deals will be lifelink and deathtouch damage.

Trevorlb21 on Stack Related Questions

1 month ago

Thank you for your response!

If I remember correctly, my opponent could use Unsummon on Boros Reckoner in that situation and it wouldn't deal them 13 damage. Is that not how it actually works?

Thanks again

Neotrup on Stack Related Questions

1 month ago

1) Once an ability is activated, removing the source of the ability doesn't counter it, but you could still cast Seal Away in response to the activation just to get it off of the field. Also, a mana ability like that of Llanowar Elves can't be responded to, but you could cast Seal Away later in the turn to exile it so it can't be used on subsequent turns.

2) A mana ability is an ability that can add mana to a player's mana pool. In order to be a mana ability it cannot target (not stanadard relevant), and cannot be a planeswalker ability (like Chandra, Torch of Defiance's second ability). It only needs to be able to add mana to a mana pool, not necessarily do so, as such Sanctum of the Sun's ability is a mana ability even if you have 0 or less life.

3) Yes, as long as a spell is blue it can be countered by Jace's Defeat even if it has additional colors.

4) Yes, but as addressed earlier the ability will still resolve, and many abilities do not effect their sources so bouncing it will have little effect most of the time, especially with planeswalker ultimates.

5) This is exactly the sort of situation addressed in 1 and 4, Boros Reckoner would die from the 13 damage well before it's ability resolved, but your opponent would still be dealt the damage.

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