Elemental Bond


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer 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
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Magic Origins (ORI) Uncommon

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Elemental Bond


Whenever a creature with power 3 or greater enters the battlefield under your control, draw a card.

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Elemental Bond Discussion

Mj3913 on How to build better decks

1 month ago

1.) Find your inspiration: be it a specific commander, theme, tribe, jank combo, or desire to go Mono...

2.) Colors: This is usually guided by your inspiration above. Building around a commander or mono color makes it easier. If you're into control, look no further than Esper.

3.) Hash out the details: Now that you've nailed down the above, what do you want your deck to do? Make a few categories and try to find cards that overlap for maximum effort. Example: Draw and Big Creatures, Elemental Bond overlaps both categories. Or Removal and Zombie, Fleshbag Marauder covers each.

4.) Mana Base: after making card choices you should be able to see your curve and what balance is required. Your mana base comprises of not only lands but artifact, spell, and creature based ramp.

5.) Finalize: Make sure you've got an even 100, keeping your stack of 'maybe' cards aside, and test it out a bit to work out any kinks or things you thought would be 'the greatest thing since Betty White' but turned out to be Sliced Bread.

There are a bunch of fantastic sites to use as tools to help you out because memorizing 60,000 cards is just not happening. EDHREC can help you find cards that synergize with commanders and specific cards. Scryfall has a great advanced search (gatherer I find annoying), Mtgassist can find you similar cards for redundancy, and of course Here to make before you buy so your wallet isn't flattened by your poor card choices. Anyway, hope it helps in some small way.

Combat_Tortoise on Trostani Tokens

1 month ago

You might need more card advantage/draw. You have a good amount of search, but it is hard to rely only on Greater Good and Zendikar Resurgent for great card advantage. Probably only get to use those when you are already in a good position in a match.

Elemental Bond Beast Whisperer Lifecrafter's Bestiary Return of the Wildspeaker Even Elvish Visionary could do very well on mimic vat for temporary repeatable card draw.

If you include Archangel of Thune then think about Spike Feeder as well. Might as well go infinite.

For dech tech, I would suggest: Spore Frog Seht's Tiger Voice of Resurgence Noble Purpose Skullwinder Caustic Caterpillar Thrashing Brontodon Emergence Zone Thunderfoot Baloth Dosan the Falling Leaf

KindredDiscovery on Mayael EDH Primer

2 months ago

@Ataraxey I've put together a budget list, which you can find here: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/budget-mayael-edh-4/?cb=1569430018

I'll have some more in-depth commentary on it in the near future. I was surprised to find how much of the deck was fundamentally unchanged! The mana base obviously suffers, but the ramp, draw, and removal packages are nearly identical. 5 power creatures are worse too, of course, but there are still so many suitable options that the deck doesn't feel like it loses too much in that regard.

@bankrupt_on_selling There are definitely cards that I like in Eldraine, but I don't know if I like them enough to find a spot for them. Castle Garenbrig and Fabled Passage are real nice, but they're outclassed by Gaea's Cradle and Prismatic Vista . I'm testing, but I don't know if there's room in an already tight mana base.

I think The Great Henge is right on the cusp of playability. It's super great in a Mayael deck when you're ahead, but downright terrible when you're behind. And as I mentioned in my last post, this deck can often feel like it's on the back foot. I think Henge is at its best in a deck that plays lots of mid-sized threats, where you can get a good (but usually not full) discount early in the game. Honestly, the best part for this deck would be the card draw, but something like Elemental Bond fills that role better.

Return of the Wildspeaker is the only card that I immediately knew deserved a slot. Compare to Shamanic Revelation , a card that has always pulled a lot of weight for me. It's the same mana cost, but easier to cast, instant speed, usually draws more cards, and has an alternate mode that can help close out the game. It's rare for a card to come along that offers such a clear upgrade.

@GlubDaPhish Krosan Tusker is a great budget option that I used to run. My mana base usually runs like clockwork now days, so I like for my fatties to mostly serve other roles like removal or recursion.

TypicalTimmy on Interaction between Tendershoot Dryad and ...

2 months ago

The same interaction can be observed with Elemental Bond , by the way.

Dragon25262 on Xenagos

2 months ago

Ah yes, fellow Xenagos player (you can see my deck here Xenagos). Your deck isn't bad but you do have a couple things you could change. You have a good bit of smaller creatures (P/T wise). Xenagos likes to have big creatures and things like Ghalta, Primal Hunger and Atarka, World Render . Also, I play Elemental Bond over Kavu Lair, as it only affects me and it only needs 3 power. Instead of running Fires, you could run Rhythm of the Wild as it also has "Creatures you control can't be countered". You can also add in more extra combat turn cards as Xenagos' triggers do stack (I've swung with a 24/24 Atarka that one hit killed a person with 48 damage). Overall, your decks isn't bad though

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Elemental Bond occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.29%

RG (Gruul): 1.0%