Polluted Bonds


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Shadowmoor Rare

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Polluted Bonds


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

pipadile on Karlov taxes deck

6 days ago

Not sure i like Bontu the Glorified, Filigree Familiar or Cataclysmic Gearhulk in here but they each have their reasons.I'd look into Lightning Greaves, Whispersilk Cloak and Polluted Bonds.

Actually just look at this: https://edhrec.com/commanders/karlov-of-the-ghost-council

Flagellum on Some just want to watch the world burn

2 weeks ago

Sounds to me like you're wanting more of a punisher deck. Mogis, God of Slaughter would give you access to black and other pain spells like Polluted Bonds, Painful Quandary, Bloodchief Ascension ect. Also offers more draw and more control.

Otherwise to really screw over control decks, Mono-red excels at mass land destruction. Couple that with "damned if you do, damned if you don't" type spells like Spellshock, Manabarbs. This will also work well with Mogis. Purphoros is built to be all in and fast. If Purphoros gets out early enough then control decks may have a rough time stopping him. Especially with Price of Glory, MLD, Stoneshaker Shaman and Citadel of Pain, ect.

naynay666 on First Commander

2 weeks ago

Let's free up some space. Next post will fill up some space.

Manalith - should be a Commander's Sphere.
Mox Opal - Far too expensive and serious for your deck.
Serum Powder - This is for super competitive combo decks and isn't even in all of those.
Seal of the Guildpact - Not my style.
Dolmen Gate - Not needed.
Trading Post - Can be good. Can also be annoying and slow the game down.
Lifeline - I KNOW WHAT IT SAYS! Unfortunately that isn't what it actually does. The Oracle text reads "Whenever a creature dies, if another creature is on the battlefield, return the first card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step." Which means it works for your opponents also.


Lightning Strike for Lightning Bolt.
Breath of Malfegor could easily be something better.
Murder is fine, but there are better cards.


Probably don't need Diabolic Tutor.

Creatures (will go review all.)

1x Abyssal Persecutor - Awesome, but you want more sac outlets when you need to get rid of him.
1x Alloy Myr - no
1x Ashenmoor Liege - yeah
1x Butcher of Malakir - maybe. You will find better.
1x Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch - nope.
1x Hellkite Tyrant - yeah looks fun I have never played him. I will soon.
1x Hoarding Dragon - Awesome
1x Iron Myr - no
1x Jeering Instigator - Dude I hate morph creatures so much. I would cut this, with scissors.
1x Leaden Myr - no.
1x Malfegor - FUCK YES.
1x Mogis, God of Slaughter - Cool enough.
1x Myr Superion - no. no way.
1x Ob Nixilis, Unshackled - this guy is brutal.
1x Olivia, Mobilized for War - cool beans.
1x Olivia Voldaren - this one the better of the two.
1x Purphoros, God of the Forge - probably not, but maybe? This is mainly for token decks.
1x Rakdos, Lord of Riots - Nope.
1x Sheoldred, Whispering One - Hell yeah.
1x Tymaret, the Murder King - While he is one of favorite creatures, he doesn't fit here.
1x Urabrask the Hidden - I hate playing against this guy.
1x Vial Smasher the Fierce - Shit yeah good idea.

EnchantmentsHavoc Festival is brutal, but people will immediately target you when you lay this down.
Polluted Bonds is pretty good.

LandsTower of the Magistrate doesn't seem good.
I was going to say Darksteel Citadel seemed out of place until I remembered the Hellkite Tyrant. If you are going to do that, they have a red artifact land and a black one as well. Doing this can help some ways but it also makes your lands a liability. Vandalblast is a commonly played card that will cripple your deck.

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

3 weeks ago

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dlamars on I'm Looking for Enchantments Like ...

1 month ago

Polluted Bonds, Bloodchief Ascension are both pretty similar to Painful Quandary. I think Spreading Plague, Wound Reflection, Overburden and Tainted AEther are all pretty mean and similar to other suggested cards.

Magnivore on Planning for forcefeed

2 months ago

Yeah, with some green spells doing Jund might not be bad. I really want to do 4c non-blue because of the amount of enchantments we have so playing the white enchantment tutors seems very powerful. The mana base gets more shaky at that point because we'd rather play dual-color lands as opposed to basics for consistency so we can't have much non-basic hate (I love playing non-basic hate if I can) but we may be able to build it to where we can play around it. I also love the idea of having any of the cards you mentioned or even Polluted Bonds and playing something like Collective Voyage. Sure, we're probably the only ones paying mana into it at that point but who cares, it then becomes a one-sided 'ramp x lands' spell.

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