Bonds of Mortality

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Frontier Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Uncommon

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Bonds of Mortality

Enchantment

When Bonds of Mortality enters the battlefield, draw a card.

: Creatures your opponents control lose hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.

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Bonds of Mortality Discussion

Mick-Tis on Welcome to Rikers Island

2 weeks ago

Shinwizzles First off before I forget; Thanks for the review.

To answer some of the choices you suggested. I had Thalia, Guardian of Thraben but it hurt me more than my opponents.Bonds of Mortality also gets rid of indestructible. which is good against those type of creatures like the mono colored deities.Joiner Adept believe or not; puts in work. She is left alone a lot of the time. IDK how I don't have a Chromatic Lantern in there. I think i have both in I have Heliod, God of the Sun so I don't have to use derevi's ability to untap my dudes. Teeg is too expensive for me right now. I like the way you think though. Vedalken Mastermind is mostly to bounce my stasis at the end of my opponent's turn. ooze is just there for spot graveyard removal. Upon further review; there's some cards on this list that I know i cut.

Shinwizzles on Welcome to Rikers Island

2 weeks ago

Hey Mick-Tis,

Looks like a lot of good improvements have been made! I do have a few suggestions for you to mull over though, if you're looking for advice. I'm just gonna go right down the list of who to drop and why in my opinion.

Azorius Guildmage costs too much for too little. That much mana a turn for a Stifle or a Fatestitcher's ability could be used elsewhere.

Heliod, God of the Sun seems ripe for the cutting as well. If you're bent on having vigilance (which isn't mandatory, if you don't let anyone else have any creatures to begin with), then I'd suggest going with Brave the Sands.

Joiner Adept strikes me as a more fragile Chromatic Lantern.

Scavenging Ooze is taking up a slot that could be used by either Relic of Progenitus or Rest in Peace. The counters and lifegain is nice, but not if you're having to pour mana into it, especially if mana is going to be scarce.

Spawnwrithe should go in some clone deck somewhere else far away from here. Unless you've got a way to crank out a bazillion of them a turn a la Doubling Season and Parallel Lives, the cost won't be worth the benefit.

So I noticed you've got a lot of effects that make your opponents' stuff come in tapped. I see that your deck is also focused around stopping your meta's combos, so if that's entirely necessary, then by all means, leave them in. But in my opinion, having Loxodon Gatekeeper, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Blind Obedience, and Frozen AEther seems a little excessive.

You might want to consider swapping out your Thalia, Heretic Cathar for the other one, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben.

Wood Elves could be cut for something more versatile. The Skyward Eye Prophets are a couple of fun-lookin' dudes who have always performed well in my decks, but there are many others that could be used. If you're going for mana ramp, Kodama's Reach and the like are always handy. Walking Atlas is also useful, especially with Derevi, Empyrial Tactician's ability.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard is a card I'm on the fence about, but he seems like he has really limited usage in your deck. Most of your creatures are between two and four mana, so you get a few uses out of him and that's it. Not worth it, in my opinion. A Worldly Tutor or Eladamri's Call used repeatedly with an Eternal Witness/Sun Titan combo seems a little better, if you're digging for critters.

Bonds of Mortality seems like it could be dropped, since you've already got Arcane Lighthouse. But again, if you're not letting them have any creatures to begin with, it shouldn't be much of an issue.

Luminarch Ascension seems like another card you might want to drop. It paints a pretty huge target on you. 4/4 angels don't seem worth it for becoming that much of a target. If you're trying to make creatures in a hurry, Avenger of Zendikar does wonders.

Blustersquall seems like it could be cut for something better. Might I suggest the classic Counterspell? Always a crowd-pleaser.

As for your Maybeboard: Naw. You don't need 'em.

I really like the improvements you've made to your deck! Looks like you're definitely going in the right direction. Two last sort of general suggestions I would make are to perhaps add more card draw in for you. Something along the lines of Coastal Piracy would be a good card to back up your Bident of Thassa. Lastly, more effects to lock the board down. Throw in a Gaddock Teeg to really ruin someone's day. Nobody expects a turn two Green Sun's Zenith into a surprise Gaddock Teeg.

Overall, I like the direction the deck is going in. Looks like it'd be fun to play.

Let me know if you have any questions about my suggestions!

Thanks for sharing!

JAPuckett85 on WonderCats

4 weeks ago

Muglacious_NiceFaceToad I was already considering Mirage Mirror, and after playing EDH a few times, I can think of many many times he would've been amazing. He was too slow for my Modern decks, but looks like an all-star for EDH- I am putting him in instead of Masterwork of Ingenuity. I really like Masterwork of Ingenuity, but Mirage Mirror seems much more flexible (copying Mirari's Wake sounds nice).. Infiltration Lens is interesting, but I'm not quite sold on it yet. I just added Sun Titan & took out Bonds of Mortality as well; I like Bonds of Mortality, especially since it replaces itself with a card in hand, but I never actually used the ability during the the 3 games I played, though I had it on the battlefield during 2 games, & needed recursion after some discard effects.

Cidon-Illusionist on Sigarda, best Voltron

1 month ago

Kusari-Gama + Grafted Exoskeleton + Bonds of Mortality Forcing players to blow up their own board or take X Poison Counters.

discipleofgary73 on Justice, At Any Cost | Sigarda Enchantress Voltron

2 months ago

Another tutor option if you randomly need it could be Academy Rector, but without a reliable way to get him off like Animal Boneyard, probably not worth the time. There's also Time of Need and Chord of Calling.
Land Tax is great for ramp, though I'm sure it's already been recommended. Primal Growth is also an option, as is Traverse the Ulvenwald
Spectra Ward is nice, though the cost is probably prohibitive for this deck. Speaking of costs, Herald of the Pantheon could help, though the build wouldn't leverage it that well. If against high defense that Sigarda can't break, Bonds of Mortality could be another option besides the exile you already run.
If against high destruction, there's always Karmic Justice, but that probably will never be necessary in duel. Another possible bit of extra insurance, is Greater Auramancy. I know you mentioned countering as a concern. Prowling Serpopard might be a good response.
Only other thing that comes to mind is Nature's Will
Really nice deck!

kamarupa on Mono green control

2 months ago

I think it might be more "controlly" with some disruption like Beast Within, Naturalize/Back to Nature. Fog seems relevant, too. Tajuru Preserver, Heroic Intervention, Bonds of Mortality might all be useful.

NV_1980 on Yasova the Borrower II

3 months ago

I'd recommend adding some more (blue) steal-creatures like Empress Galina, Willbreaker, Keiga, the Tide Star, Memnarch and Roil Elemental. Arcane Lighthouse and Bonds of Mortality would also fit well in here.

Happy gaming!

Schrodingers_Cat on Tribal Kitty Cats

3 months ago

A couple of suggestions of cats you could add:Prowling Serpopard to deal with control decks; Aetherstream Leopard + Riparian Tiger to better exploit charge counters; Scrounging Bandar early game creature that can help out your bigger cats late game; Scythe Leopard early game creatures; Felidar Cub can serve as artifact removal or just attack; Felidar Sovereign also a potential win condition

Some instants you could add:Acrobatic Maneuver + Eerie Interlude + Long Road Home blink a cat to avoid damage or to re-trigger Regal Caracal; Appetite for the Unnatural + Decommission makes great enchantment or artifact removal; Commencement of Festivities + Encircling Fissure to stall longer; Gift of Strength + Highspire Infusion + Mighty Leap + Shed Weakness + Swell of Growth for buffing; Gideon's Reproach + Immolating Glare for potentially cheap removal; Life Goes On is really cheap life gain and can combo with Felidar Sovereign; Lifecrafter's Gift can combo with Metallic Mimic; Pulse of Murasa is a generally good card; Prepare / Fight + Tenacity for a smack down end game

Some sorceries:Appeal / Authority + Driven / Despair + Engineered Might + Larger Than Life + Ondu Rising + Overcome for more end game smack down; Approach of the Second Sun could be a win condition if you want, especially if you're stalling; Attune with Aether for lands and energy; Chaplain's Blessing for extra life and to combo with Felidar Sovereign; Collective Effort has a variety of good uses; Dubious Challenge would work well if you get more high cost creatures; Earthen Arms + Incremental Growth for a permanent buff; Mouth / Feed for a creature and card draws; Not Forgotten to either fetch from graveyard or remove from graveyard;

Finally, a few enchantments:Cartouche of Strength + Cartouche of Solidarity + Gryff's Boon + Conviction + Iona's Blessing major creature buffs, Call for Unity + Trial of Solidarity end game smack down, Always Watching make all your non token cats stronger; Authority of the Consuls to punish your opponent and limit his blockers; Bonds of Mortality potentially add to deal with hexproof and indestructible; Bound by Moonsilver removal that can move; Durable Handicraft + Oath of Ajani + Retreat to Kazandu adds more +1/+1 counters; Overwhelming Splendor + Sandwurm Convergence wind condition; Gift of Paradise extra life and mana;

Of course, this is far more cards then you could have in your deck, so you'll need to mix and match. I really recommend Felidar Sovereign and some heal cards like Life Goes On, as this makes a potentially very easy win con. I also think you should try to exploit getting +1/+1 counters more, since green and white are perfect for that. Lots of potential cards for cat decks, I wish you luck finding a good selection.

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