Budoka Pupil

Creature — Human Monk

Whenever you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell, you may put a ki counter on Budoka Pupil.

At the beginning of the end step, if there are two or more ki counters on Budoka Pupil, you may flip it.

Ichiga, Who Topples Oaks

Legendary Creature — Spirit


Remove a ki counter from Ichiga, Who Topples Oaks: Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.


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Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Budoka Pupil Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Jhyalli, Gavel of Paludaria

Legendary Creature - Zombie Dragon

Flying, Trample, Infect

At the beginning of your combat phase, you may put a -1/-1 counter on any number of creatures you control, then sacrifice all creatures you control without a -1/-1 counter on them.

: Target creature you control gains Undying.

: Target creature you control gains Persist.


I'd like a legendary creature made generic, like before they were notable:

Akki Lavarunner  Flip, Kitsune Mystic  Flip, Cunning Bandit  Flip, Budoka Pupil  Flip, Bushi Tenderfoot  Flip, Callow Jushi  Flip, Hired Muscle  Flip, etc. but not necessarily a transforming card. Disruptive Student and Hanweir, the Writhing Township from Hanweir Battlements+Hanweir Garrison are also cool possibilities, any other ideas I'm eager to see!

MtgBigYiz on Enter Jukai Forest

3 years ago

Thanks dude appreciate the comments! I was running Elder Pine of Jukai but decided to take it out as the Loam Dweller and Petalmane Baku seemed like enough ramp, I see how the combination of the Elder Pine of Jukai and Loam Dweller would be insane for mana ramp though!! Was also running Sekki, Seasons' Guide hes a really cool and strong card, replaced him with Kodama of the Centre Tree but may switch him back in...Unfortunately I dont think Kodama of the centre tree could soul shift Budoka Pupil as once he was in graveyard he would no longer be a spirit if he had flipped during the game, i assume he would return to his base type once in the yard, nice thought though ill have to look it up clarify

kengiczar on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

3 years ago

Lets focuson what really matteres:

There are 654 legendary creatues and the list only has 620!

Even when you account for banned commanders it's clear that some have been Neglected!

Akki Lavarunner / Tok-Tok, Volcano Born Check out the Oracle text here. There is absolutely nothing that needed to be changed which can only mean WotC wanted people to refer to this card as an object based on the legendary half.

Cunning Bandit / Azamuki, Treachery Incarnate Same thing as Akki Lavarunner.

Budoka Gardener / Dokai, Weaver of Life

Budoka Pupil / Ichiga, Who Topples Oaks

I know all about the whole "the unflipped card has to be blah blah blah" arguement but again check out the pages. The "Oracle" text is the exact same as the "printed" text only they just use half of the card for the oracle text. They treat the card as if the unflipped portion doesn't exist no matter which half of the card you navigate to in the DB. Furthermore they give the "flipped" part a mana cost so that you can cast it directly.

The cards still suck but hey it's something.