Reflect Damage

Reflect Damage

Instant

The next time a source of your choice would deal damage this turn, that damage is dealt to that source's controller instead.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Reflect Damage Discussion

Yesterday on My turn of Boros Reckoner …

3 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 .

Muglacious_NiceFaceToad on

9 months ago

I love it! Have you thought of Arcbond, Delirium, Backlash, Traitor's Roar, Souls of the Faultless, or Boros Fury-Shield?

My favorite are the three that skip damage prevention and redirect instead. Thereby allowing your opponents to take lethal commander damage from their own commander. Although that is a rare occurrence unless you pump their creatures first. Reflect Damage, Mirror Strike & Glarecaster.

Some other interesting cards with similar effects Selfless Squire, Agonizing Demise, Shriveling Rot, Eye for an Eye & Harsh Justice.

I love these effects so much that the first deck I built ended up being split into 3. Each emphasizing different mechanics The bigger they are, the better they fall damage and spell doubling with Deflecting Palm, The Game of Houses (Daes Dae'mar) a more political redirection where I work on building up my opponents creatures and trying to take them out with commander damage from their own commanders, and a Stuffy creature based one with Feather at the helm which I just realized I never added to tapped out. Check them out if you'd like!

Muglacious_NiceFaceToad on Cards that buff opponents creatures

1 year ago

Hello I am tuning my deck towards utilizing Backlash , Reflect Damage , Delirium , Mirror Strike , & Glarecaster . I am finding frequently that their creatures are not big enough and would like to find some cards to increase the power of my opponents creatures.

So far I have Hatred , Rush of Blood , Overblaze , and although Tainted Strike doesn't make them more powerful it can make them lethal for less. I was thinking Coat of Arms ?

I am avoiding the use of damage doublers as I have another deck which focuses on that. Overblaze is an exception.

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance! (I am currently slogging through the gatherer)

chromiumthemutable on

2 years ago

Try adding Deflecting Palm and/or Reflect Damage. Iroas, God of Victory is another one. Huatli, Warrior Poet and Boros Charm are more.

TheDeckMaker2300 on List of Interesting cards some may have forgotten

3 years ago

Part 2

Urborg Justice oh you just played In Garruk's Wake esc card I'm taking you down with me.

Well of Knowledge if you pay a fee we will grant you a bonus card for your draw step

Avenger en-Dal once per turn and only during combat but we got a machine gun of exile attackers

Spiritual Asylum let's buy some time to get ready for battle shall we

Kill Switch holy crud the breya ramp is getting to fast ...HIT THE EMEGENCY STOP QUICK!!!

Imi Statue looky looky Winter Orb for artifacts

Dust Elemental for two more mana a Whitemane Lion but two additional creatures and it can do itself...nice flicker and panic button use

Treacherous Urge you heard of Slave of Bolas right well this one can steal and sac from the hands of opponents and let's not forget stuff like Telepathy

Detritivore delicious nonbasic land removal that's untouchable and the chances of targets being on the field same odds of finding a cow on a field near a farm

Mana Maze oh that's evil star especially since I'm using it in eldrazi decks with devoid cards wich is a loop hole around this.

Backlash another Reflect Damage catergory card

Hammer Mage a driver for the street sweeper of artifact cards in play

Fountain Watch just play a Asceticism with this and you just gave your whole board immunity to spells and abilities

Volcanic Wind hmmmm only six to do easily atleast 20+ damage to creatures and sweep...amazing

Once a upon a time someone just cast Wrath of God esc card then all the sudden I play Natural Affinity then after resolve I cast Eerie Interlude or Teferi's Protection and either resolve every one surrenders and possible a table flip happens because now it sweeps the lands and creatures excepts mine the end.

Centaur Omenreader how convenient I also have a Cryptolith Rite in play

Thermopod only red but that's Phyrexian Altar on a creature

Soulquake a board sweep and group hug at the same time sweet

Sages of the Anima and this isn't a Animar staple because?

Fight to the Death hey I also played a all creatures are forced to block a particular creature escape card earlier board sweep for one player

Death Pits of Rath let's give everything deathtouch even instants/sorcery plus this is a budget No Mercy

Nature's Revolt no need for Living Plane this only needs a few coins to buy living plane needs Benjamin franklin bills

Head Games / Jester's Mask lets rig a opponent's hand with nothing but junk

Balancing Act is that what I... IT IS!!!

A LOOP HOLE OF PLAYING Balance !!!

Teferi's Protection your board then they have to sacrifice all the permanents

Well hope you like my stuff might have more in the future

TheDeckMaker2300 on List of Interesting cards some may have forgotten

3 years ago

Alright lets see if we can resurrect this

Reverence IN YOUR FACE Rhys the Redeemed AND Krenko, Mob Boss!!! >:)

Kuon, Ogre Ascendant flip it then congratulations you just got a budget version of The Abyss to the field

Thoughts of Ruin ados lands

Defensive Formation you get to puppet how damage gets threw asign all 12 of ghaltas damage to a pathetic 1/1 which is also being blocked by a deathtouch creature

Purify destory all artifacts and enchantments for 5 count me in

Planar Void do you reconize the effect?... anwser is Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void the void is $27 rest in peace is $4 (as of masters 25) but whats the price of planar void...28........CENTS WHY IS IT ONLY $0.28 BESIDES THE FACT IT HITS EVERYBODY!!

Outmaneuver here let me give my dudes or your dudes super trample for the attack

Harmonic Convergence enchantments to top which is hate love it

you think Reflect Damage is the only option for this think again we also have Mirror Strike which is one mana less by the way and a creature that does this magic trick its name is Glarecaster ability actiavtion is exspensive but did you notice the part its like shooting everything with redirect damage

Death Match token and creatures 3 toughness or lower hate coming at ya

Debt of Loyalty i will save your creature from being put into the graveyard.....too bad i get to steal it right after

Teferi's Veil unearth and i have to exil...oh wait they don't exist so the exile clause doesn't work and i get to keep my stuff lol

AEther Flash i promise this is underplayed not even the dinosaur tribal decks are using it that much

Tranquil Grove a infinite use enchantment nuke wonderful

AEther Barrier NOW WHAT DO YOU GOT TO SAY FOR YOURSELF ANIMAR!!! >:P

Sudden Death nice try breya

Yixlid Jailer goodbye graveyard evil

Llanowar Mentor Llanowar Elves factory coming right up

to be continued......

Dango on Gahiji, Total Mayhem

3 years ago

Well in that case Reflect Damage is better because Deflecting Palm redirects damage only dealt to you. Either way it's a surprise to your opponents. I just like seeing other Gahiji decks to look at what they play with because I'm also working on some pillow fort chaos with Gahiji at the helm.

Actionhanks on Gahiji, Total Mayhem

3 years ago

Thanks Dango!

Some of my friends play Star of Extinction and Blasphemous Act, so I would love to play Reflect Damage at them :D. But I think you are right, because it is just too expensive.

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