Repercussion's text reads as follows:

Whenever a creature is dealt damage, Repercussion deals that much damage to that creature's controller.

So: if, for example, a 1/1 creature is dealt 10 damage with Repercussion in play, does its controller take 10 damage or 1?

  • It's as you said: The creature was dealt 10 damage, and Repercussion deals that much damage. – ikegami Sep 8 '14 at 14:46
  • Sure. It just seemed too broken to not be banned/restricted. – intuited Sep 9 '14 at 3:51
  • @intuited nah, it's not a particularly strong card. Dealing massive amounts of damage to a creature isn't that much easier than doing the same to a player. Sure, it can make a cool combination with something like Earthquake, but that's a difficult enough interaction to exploit that Repercussion is nowhere near strong enough to be banned or restricted. – David Z Sep 11 '14 at 2:07

The controller takes 10 damage. A creature's toughness does not limit the damage it can take. Toughness just indicates how much damage is enough to destroy it.

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