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Boon
Arcane Archery boon.jpg
Card Type
Statistics
7 Boon creation cards
{W} 57.1% {R} 14.3% {G} 14.3% {R/G} 14.3%
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type:"Boon"
Not to be confused with Boon (slang).

A boon is a designed-for-digital, MTG Arena-specific marker introduced in Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate which represents a delayed trigger. Some previous digital cards have used similar phrasing but without attributing the text to a boon, such as Tenacious Pup or Molten Impact.

A boon is created by some cards to set up an effect much like a delayed triggered ability, but the boon is phrased as a separate entity with the trigger on it, similar to an emblem. Once the boon triggers, it disappears.[1]

As a digital-only effect, boons seem to be used for triggers that could be delayed over many turns, which the software can take care of tracking. In contrast, typical triggered abilities either occur immediately, or are delayed at most until the player's next turn, which requires less long term memory by players.

Currently, boons aren't part of the Comprehensive Rules.

Example[]

Example

Arcane Archery {2}{G}
Instant
Target creature get +3/+3 and gains reach and trample until end of turn. You get a boon with "When you cast your next creature spell, that creature enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter, reach counter and trample counter on it."

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