Polluted Bonds

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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.

Polluted Bonds Discussion

griffstick on Muldrotha vs Yarok

3 weeks ago

Another good interaction is the cards that say when they enter choose one but give you 2 or more options. So for instance Retreat to Coralhelm , Retreat to Hagra , Retreat to Kazandu , Palace Siege , Frontier Siege , and Monastery Siege

You get to choose both. Another idea is Stuffy Doll choose 2 players for stuffy doll. And another thing to think about is yarok doesn't care if it's your things entering that triggers your stuff so cards like Polluted Bonds , Soul Warden , and Faerie Artisans are good here too

Nevinyrral_Mayor_of_Urborg on Broker of Blood

3 weeks ago

WhichKing Yes! thats what ive been looking for, Venser's Journal ! Ill add Doom Whisperer , Polluted Bonds and Whip. Great suggestions!

WhichKing on Broker of Blood

3 weeks ago

Deck looks fun! I think Doom Whisperer is a shoo-in here.

I feel that the aristocrats theme with weenies like Blood Artist, Falkenrath Noble etc don't really help your game plan that much as you have few creatures, with most of them having large mana investments. Maybe instead you could use things like Subversion , Polluted Bonds or Trading Post . Whip of Erebos gives your creatures lifelink. (Speaking of which, you could use more of the 5 mana demons like Bloodgift Demon . Your commander has such a high CMC already)

Venser's Journal has great synergy with your commander too!

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

3 weeks ago

"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

SP3CTR3_chelts on Rakdos commander

1 month ago

oh do not cut bottom end removal pieces you might have to cut some top end big things.

yes Rocks as in rakdos signed locket and mind stones and all the things bushido_man96 recommended. Although personally I would lean away from the myrs because they are more likly to get removed, the extra body does not help you much, they suffer from summoning sickness and Rakdos TSS might kill them when he lands.

Burnished Hart Gilded Lotus Hedron Archive Wayfarer's Bauble Cabal Coffers Cabal Stronghold are also all good ramp pieces.

Cut wise i would probably ditch:

Charmbreaker Devils Combustible Gearhulk Noxious Gearhulk these are big things which will not be disappointing late game but there are better cards for this deck.

Fate Unraveler Underworld Dreams these cards i would only really put in a deck where you are making them draw cards Nekusar, the Mindrazer for example. really the minor amounds of damage they do is not worth the card slot.

Inquisition of Kozilek Duress These are 1 vs 1 cards not multiplayer cards.

now onto the maybe cuts, this section I'm more hesitant but if you say they work they probably do:

Polluted Bonds does do damage i just thing byt he time you get it out people do not care about 2 life very much. IMHO something like Warstorm Surge just does more damage

Halo Hunter how often do you see angels?

TrevBot33 on Group Slug

2 months ago

wanted updates - Polluted Bonds - Black Market

lyonhaert on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

3 months ago

Lil_Kalki

I definitely understand hanging on to pet cards ( Head Games is one of mine). I've actually never run no-max-hand-size in my Chainer deck, but my meta isn't cutthroat and doesn't exhibit much 'yard exile (yet?) so I just use my normal discard most times to pitch something I want to reanimate. Otherwise it's almost draw-land-go. For frequent bits of lifegain I have several sources, but one I'd considered recently was Polluted Bonds .

If you're going to include an infinite mana piece to go with Rings , you might consider Deserted Temple to go with any of your ritual lands instead of Basalt Monolith (which could only be turned to by Bog Initiate ). It's not a budget card, but even without Rings it nearly doubles the ritual lands and allows double usages of some of your other utility lands.

Infinite mana may not be necessary in your deck with all the boosters and such — I've never needed infinite mana to loop Gary or Koko enough to kill the table whenever I've used them. I do have infinite mana capabilities in my current deck since it needs that much mana for some versions of its loops that aren't self-sustaining.

Edit: I don't think there are any other infinites with Rings currently in your deck, though infinite mana would enable some other infinite or just broken stuff.

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