Ainok Bond-Kin

Ainok Bond-Kin

Creature — Human Soldier

Outlast (, : Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has first strike.

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ainok Bond-Kin occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Ainok Bond-Kin Discussion

Rorolith on

3 months ago

all of your lands enter tapped, which makes it kind of slow for the CMC of your creatures. to replace Stroke of Genius you could add Blue Sun's Zenith or Braingeyser . Herald of Anafenza is a token creator with outlast. Abzan Ascendancy puts counters on all your creatures to make them get the benefits of Abzan Battle Priest and Abzan Falconer . if you want more things with outlast that benefit all your creatures Ainok Bond-Kin , Mer-Ek Nightblade , Tuskguard Captain , Longshot Squad . those are options, not what will necessarily make your deck better.

imaginecamerons on Hardened Scales + Citadel Siege

5 months ago

Switched Honored Hierarch with Ainok Bond-Kin I think this will work better and help the deck's weakness against deathtouch

graycattt on Mono-White Life Gain

9 months ago

I would also probably cut some of the higher CMC creatures. Usually these decks run 3-4x each of Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant . Those are much better than Impassioned Orator since they're cheaper and trigger on opponent's creatures as well.

Ainok Bond-Kin doesn't seem worth it to me, since ideally Ajani's Pridemate will get big enough quickly that the first strike isn't very important.

I suspect Spectra Ward is too expensive to be of much help. Perhaps Ordeal of Heliod instead?

bushido_man96 on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

10 months ago

Bred for the Hunt is a nice card for your theme, but if you are ever stuck at a locked-up table, and are unable to push damage through, Rhystic Study is a bit more consistent. But I can't fault you for going with flavor.

While we're talking about flavor, I've got a Shalai, Voice of Plenty deck in which I run cards with the Outlast mechanic to anthem my whole team. Abzan Battle Priest , Abzan Falconer , Ainok Bond-Kin , Longshot Squad , and Tuskguard Captain all offer great boosts to creatures that have +1/+1 counters on them.

Awoken_Leviathan on The Vengeful Golem

1 year ago


1) Yes, the whole group is making custom commanders. The idea was to make commanders that portray our traits as players. In my case I am often vindictive and will attack until death. However, I usually sit back until someone makes the first move. We each have submitted our commander to group balancing, so this is what I'll be sticking with.

2) I'd like to keep the colors since Jund is often aggressive but still has the ability to scale later into the game. I purposely don't run blue for personal reasons.

3) Apart from the fact that it has already been subjected to group balancing. I'm not sure quite how much you think it's broken. The eminence, although it gives a +1/+1 and menace, gives it only to one creature and the menace only lasts only until end of turn. On top of this I am only able to attack one person and they are not even of my choice, I can only retaliate, not be the aggressor.

The second ability is not part of the eminence and has similar mechanics on commons and uncommons such as Ainok Bond-Kin and Mer-Ek Nightblade.

The last ability I can see how it might be broken and was mainly used for the color identity. However, it does not affect all permanents. Simply myself and the creature. It doesn't even counter the spell, I am still subject to its effects, I simply make (usually the caster) subject to the same effects.

hydrothermia on Heck, it's a Doggo Deck

1 year ago

Ainok Bond-Kin, Ainok Guide, Elven Warhounds, or Mossdog. Muzzle for flavor? Wild Dogs for card draw or pitching for Patrol Hound.

TheErebos on Phyrexian Growth

1 year ago

Here's the deal bois:

Ainok Bond-Kin -> Archangel of Thune

Athreos, God of Passage bumped in my head now and still - I can't find a spot for JTMS.

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