Arcbond

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Rare

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Arcbond

Instant

Choose target creature. Whenever that creature is dealt damage this turn, it deals that much damage to each other creature and each player.

Arcbond Discussion

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Kitchen Table Politics

1 month ago

fun deck! A couple things come to mind.

Deathtouch is not limited to combat damage. An Arcbond , Lavamancer's Skill Power of Fire or Lightning Volley can help your assassins assassinate a lot more hapless victims

I like that humble defector is in here Soldevi Sentry and Wall of Shards are other great political pieces (although wall of shards has shot up in the past couple weeks with all the new snow decks going around, might want to wait to get one) Oath of Lieges is probably my favorite political card. Nobody wants to kill you.

BabyDoc on Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Since Arcbond came up... I agree it doesn't work well with Zada as your commander. But in certain combinations (red/white with a lot of lifelink, red/black with Whip of Erebos ...) the lifelink can keep you alive while the Arcbond wipes out your opponent(s).

Really, though, I just wanted to say how pleased I am at Fists of Flame!

Davihelio on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 months ago

Im going to copy this coment in both precociousapprentice and MegaMatt13 since both their primers for Queen Marchesa were the inspiration to make my own list and I want as much people as I can who is discussing the archetype to discuss this idea. Also excuse my poor grammar please, Im not really good at english.

First of all, thanks you both for making those primers. This is easily my favourite EDH deck and I always have a lot of fun playing it, and most people enjoy playing against it too. The only thing that bothers me about this deck (the strategy in general, not this specific list) is that I sometimes have a lot of trouble closing out games where I am in a clear leading position, or that my aikido cards, even if they do a ton of damage, sometimes fall short of winning the game and its difficult to trick the same opponent into making the same mistake twice.

But I have seen a few cards in WAR that may be really powerfull in this strategy, and I think they have some synergy with common stuff we are already running.

The first card that sparked my interest is The Wanderer . I firmly believe that this card have some serious potential in Mardu colors because it adds consistency to effects that prevent/halves non-combat damage (or damage in general) like Delaying Shield or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight . But clearly, we are not short on pillowfort effects right? So whats the big deal? I'll be there in a moment.

I think that the card that gave me more wins was good ol Insurrection . And I think that Command the Dreadhorde has the potential to be a virtual second, cheaper and slighly worse copy. Be aware that this can resurrect creatures and planeswalkers from ANY graveyard. The most important drawback is that it can do a lot of damage to you, but with Gisela, Delaying Shield, The Wanderer and similar effects we can negate or minimizate most of the damage.

This also opens to run cards like Personal Sanctuary and being able to use mass burn cards like Price of Progress or Molten Disaster or Rolling Earthquake , this last two also double as board wipes.

And it may also open up for fun sheanigans with cards like Arcbond or Repercussion without risking killing ourselves.

I think I will try to adapt my deck to this burn subtheme while trying to keep the political/aikido main theme, but I would love to hear what everyone thinks on this. Thank you for reading!

Davihelio on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 months ago

Im going to copy this coment in both precociousapprentice and MegaMatt13 since both their primers for Queen Marchesa were the inspiration to make my own list and I want as much people as I can who is discussing the archetype to discuss this idea. Also excuse my poor grammar please, Im not really good at english.

First of all, thanks you both for making those primers. This is easily my favourite EDH deck and I always have a lot of fun playing it, and most people enjoy playing against it too. The only thing that bothers me about this deck (the strategy in general, not this specific list) is that I sometimes have a lot of trouble closing out games where I am in a clear leading position, or that my aikido cards, even if they do a ton of damage, sometimes fall short of winning the game and its difficult to trick the same opponent into making the same mistake twice.

But I have seen a few cards in WAR that may be really powerfull in this strategy, and I think they have some synergy with common stuff we are already running.

The first card that sparked my interest is The Wanderer . I firmly believe that this card have some serious potential in Mardu colors because it adds consistency to effects that prevent/halves non-combat damage (or damage in general) like Delaying Shield or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight . But clearly, we are not short on pillowfort effects right? So whats the big deal? I'll be there in a moment.

I think that the card that gave me more wins was good ol Insurrection . And I think that Command the Dreadhorde has the potential to be a virtual second, cheaper and slighly worse copy. Be aware that this can resurrect creatures and planeswalkers from ANY graveyard. The most important drawback is that it can do a lot of damage to you, but with Gisela, Delaying Shield, The Wanderer and similar effects we can negate or minimizate most of the damage.

This also opens to run cards like Personal Sanctuary and being able to use mass burn cards like Price of Progress or Molten Disaster or Rolling Earthquake , this last two also double as board wipes.

And it may also open up for fun sheanigans with cards like Arcbond or Repercussion without risking killing ourselves.

I think I will try to adapt my deck to this burn subtheme while trying to keep the political/aikido main theme, but I would love to hear what everyone thinks on this. Thank you for reading!

Last_Laugh on What cards do MTG players ...

2 months ago

Arcbond - It's a cheap instant speed boardwipe.

Masterful on Feather | Mono Spellslinger Voltron | $20 Budget

3 months ago

the_schulze Yeah, Panic does seem worth it. Grapeshot is interesting, but it may be too conditional, and Conflagrate costs a huge amount of mana to start getting somewhere. Arcbond is kinda convoluted yeah. It's main purpose was to be a gotcha card, but I guess at that doesn't work too well with returning it to my hand. I'll replace it with Panic for now, but I have my eye on Grapeshot .

the_schulze on Feather | Mono Spellslinger Voltron | $20 Budget

3 months ago

I really like this deck. In its purity it might even be better than many non-budget builds. Not running any colorless utility lands really helps. On account of Sunforger I agree with keeping it out, 8 mana is a lot.

Personally, I would play any one mana draw spells, even Panic . You could add Grapeshot or Conflagrate , they are in my opinion better than Arcbond (It seems convoluted to do anything with it).

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