Polluted Bonds

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Polluted Bonds

Enchantment

Whenever a land enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, that player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Polluted Bonds Discussion

fabiomarley on Mogis: A Very Silly Commander

1 week ago

i play a similar deck -> Mogis Festival, but i play less creature and more "stax card". In my opinion, in your deck there are not enough land/manaramp, +1/2 land and +1 Thran Dynamo don't like you? I don't know your meta, but you don't play any counter-measures vs opponent's ramp, for example in my meta there are many deck with (for ex.Omnath, Locus of Rage) so with a deck like Mogis some card are necessary: Polluted Bonds, Stranglehold, Ankh of Mishra, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Ward of Bones. Another thing, you could play more cards to control the hands (Oppression, Reforge the Soul) and not for last, Torpor Orb is realy important in this deck, to protect your enchantments from Aura Shards and all other cards with triggering abilities when they enter the battlefield.i hope to have left to you a constructive comment! :) and don't forget to click here -> Mogis Festival <-

fabiomarley on The Rakdos Tax Collector

1 week ago

add this card to have more control vs your opponents:Stranglehold,Painful Quandary,Polluted Bonds,No Mercy,Sheoldred, Whispering One.

Phyrexian Arena is a mandatory card in a black deck.

Insurrection is a closure.

Rzepkanut on Ayli's Solemn Sacrifice

2 months ago

Hey! Thanks for the kind words on my profile page. Nice deck you got here, looks fun! I got some random card ideas for you...Ophiomancer, Grave Titan, Phyrexian Delver, Immortal Servitude, Cauldron of Souls, Sifter of Skulls, Pawn of Ulamog, Ogre Slumlord, Authority of the Consuls, Shattered Angel, Angelic Chorus, Polluted Bonds, Pristine Talisman, Celestial Mantle, Boon Reflection and Rings of Brighthearth. Not sure what to add or cut specifically though :)

Good luck & happy gathering!

Karzalar on Kambal, life Gain

2 months ago

Let's start by lands;

Replace Crypt of Agadeem by a basic Swamp (if not budget, Cabal Coffers), since you have only 5-6 black creature cards, the second ability won't be used that often.

Also, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth could be nice, since you already run Crypt Ghast. You could replace Drownyard Temple for it.

Creatures;

Exquisite Archangel is too slow, Kingpin's Pet is bad, Tithe Drinker is so-so and costs as much as your commander, so most of the time you'll want to cast your commander instead of it.

DRmagic2017 made some good creatures suggestions. I personally suggest Soul Warden, Soul Attendant and Drana's Emissary in those. Otherwise, I suggest Rhox Faithmender, Wall of Reverence and Nyx-Fleece Ram.

Instants;

Ouch. Let's start by replacing all of them exception made of Soul's Grace (you made me discover that card, and i need to get it, thanks) and replace by any of the following :

Tribute to Hunger, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, Silence the Believers...

Sorceries;

Grim Discovery and Wander in Death could be replaced easily. Profane Command is not that good. You don't run that many precious creatures...

Replace by Solemn Offering, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper. Drawing is power, removal is important.

Artifacts;

You're quite well builded in there, there's only like two you can easily replace.

Pyramid of the Pantheon and Bontu's Monument.

Suggestions : Staff of the Death Magus / Staff of the Sun Magus (play more basic lands if you intend to play these) or Well of Lost Dreams for drawing cards.

Enchantments;

Curse of Vengeance, Font of Return, Quest for the Gravelord and Unhallowed Pact could be easily replaced. SUggestions to replace for...

Ajani's Mantra, Test of Endurance, Sphere of Safety, Whip of Erebos, Darksteel Mutation (to deny enemy commanders), Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Cradle of Vitality is slow but is a good mana dump, Polluted Bonds, Retreat to Hagra, Vampiric Link...

Hope that helps.

Cheers!

Triton on Erebos, God of the Undying

2 months ago

From what I see if your deck, it looks like mono- group slug/stax.

Bitterblossom also provides tons of creatures to sac.

Curse of the Cabal is pretty mean, always cast it for its suspend cost. There's another card that's like the suspend ability that I forgot the name.. it's an enchantment if that helps.

With all the recurring bodies, Smokestack would be good here.

Polluted Bonds?

If you have the money, The Abyss, Chains of Mephistopheles, and Nether Void are all mean, mean cards. Tainted AEther and Lethal Vapors are also pretty nasty.

maxon on Nekusar, the Mindrazer EDH: Drawn to Death

3 months ago

Hey there. Nekusar is near and dear to my heart. He was my first Commander. I don't play it anymore, but I remember the playstyle well and I remember it being fun to play. You're running a list similar to mine too actually. A lot of Nekusar decks I see don't run Phyrexian Tyranny for some reason. I always found it to be an all-star of pain dealing.

Anyway, I'm just gonna spew some cards at you. Hopefully you like one of them.

My current favorite deck to play is commanded by Kami of the Crescent Moon, and my favorite way to win with that deck is Laboratory Maniac. So, to help me draw out my library as fast as possible I run Jushi Apprentice. Being that you can target any player, this could be a brutal way for you to deal a massive amount of damage to someone if you have all your "pain when draw" effects out. I'm assuming you usually have a pretty full hand when you play this and would be able to flip this easily.

Next is Gray Merchant of Asphodel. He's so common to see these days, but with all the black symbols in the enchantments in this deck, he's a house! You will surely deal a good chunk of damage, and gain a fat stack of life to help offset the damage you do end up taking from your own deck.

This next one might not be what you're trying to do, but Polluted Bonds did some work for me when I played it. It gives the opponent the option to not play lands to avoid the damage, but I've never found people all that willing to put themselves back on mana.

Lastly, in my Kami deck, which also draws a lot, I've found Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar to be really good at allowing me to dig deep for all the right spells. It's just good sift power.

Anyway, +1 from me. This is a nice build.

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