Boros Reckoner

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

Blackgate on Bull-crop warriors (Rakdos minotaur tribal)

2 weeks ago

Hi 9-lives. Thanks for the suggestion! I really like Boros Reckoner as well! Yes! This card captures the essence of Aikido great! Good eye! Not sure where to put it in this deck but I do love it! I’m trying to find it a home in another Minotaur build at the moment.

Metroid_Hybrid on Missing Hub (Steal decks)

3 weeks ago

Um... no.

Aikido is not an aggressive art, rather it works along the lines of redirecting & reversing incoming aggression. In the mtg context this would take the form using things like Divine Deflection , Boros Reckoner , etc. Or, to put it another way, Aikido is basically a Pillow fort covered in deadly traps.

Theft really never factors into the equation.

9-lives on Bull-crop warriors (Rakdos minotaur tribal)

1 month ago

Possibly Boros Reckoner ?? I love this aikido card!

king-saproling on Undeniably Indejankable

3 months ago

Sure thing! Justice actually enables infinite damage with a lot of the things you already have, for example:

Arcbond plays a similar role, except that it's even better than Justice as it has the self-damaging effect while also applying the damage-redirection effect of something like Mogg Maniac to any creature. So you could have infinite damage with Arcbond + Tajic + Pariah.

Sunforger essentially acts as a second copy of Arcbond, Boros Charm, or Martyrdom , making the Sunforger super valuable as it can fulfill any role in the combo.

Gratuitous Violence is another cool one because on an indestructible, martyred Boros Reckoner (or similar dude) you can target yourself continuously with Reckoner's redirect trigger to keep multiplying the damage up to a lethal amount, then fire it at an opponent. At worst Violence is letting you two-hit opps with Tajic, which is still pretty good.

Just some food for thought!

Rhadamanthus on My turn of Boros Reckoner …

4 months ago

Yes, this does what you want it to do.

Reckless Rage will deal 4 damage to the first target and 2 damage to Boros Reckoner simultaneously. If you gave Reckless Rage lifelink (for example, with Firesong and Sunspeaker ) then you'll gain a total of 6 life. Boros Reckoner 's ability will trigger and it will deal 2 damage to any target of your choice.

Note that the damage dealt to Boros Reckoner isn't redirected to a different target. The Reckoner still takes the damage.

Yesterday on My turn of Boros Reckoner …

4 months ago

You're mostly right. Creatures heal up any damage they had on them during the cleanup step of the end phase of each turn.

Boros Reckoner doesn't 'redirect' any damage, which sounds pedantic but damage redirection is actually a thing in Magic* and this is something else. After it takes 2 damage, it'll deal 2 damage to any other target of your choice. You could add that to the same target that took the previous 4 damage for a total of 6, but the 2 damage that the Reckoner deals is the only damage that will gain you life, because the Reckoner has lifelink and is the one dealing that 2 damage. (It's a new instance of 2 damage rather than being the same damage that the spell would deal.)

Redirect is an archaic term used on cards like Reflect Damage which has since been oracle-texted to not use that word on newer cards like Razia, Boros Archangel .

9-lives on My turn of Boros Reckoner …

4 months ago

If I cast Reckless Rage and have Boros Reckoner on the battlefield on my turn, will it deal 4 damage to a creature, then I can direct 2 damage to Boros Reckoner which I can redirect to the opponent player's life or the same creature, and then end my turn with my Boros Reckoner having his life regenerated before the end of my turn? And if I have lifelink on my Reckless Rage will I gain 6 life total?

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