Polluted Bonds


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) 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

jordybear2002 on Yin and Yang

2 months ago

Ok so I think I will stick with Orzhov but go full on life gain. Now that I think about it and did a lot more play through's I can't do much with trying to get creatures out and life-gaining at the same time. So maybe go a graveyard control/life gain? Does that work? Maybe base it around cards like Tainted Remedy, Polluted Bonds, and Debtors' Knell? Just trying to throw that out there. But if you think that it would go better just focusing on one would go better I will do my best and go for it! : ).

Shinwizzles on Nekusar, the Mindrazer EDH: Drawn to Death

3 months ago

Oh man, finally time to reply to these comments. IrishMidgetMan, thanks for the suggestions! I particularly like Perplex, seems like a very solid choice for the deck. Temple Bell was in there for a while, but it just wasn't worth the slot for the single card, in my opinion.

maxon, solid suggestions--all of them, but I'm not sure I can fit any of them into the deck. I'm still thinking about Jushi Apprentice, because that seems pretty awesome, but the card is pretty mana-intensive, and I think I'd need that mana open to defend myself against all the incoming hatred. Polluted Bonds and Gray Merchant of Asphodel are also great cards, but I'm not sure if this is the deck they belong in. They're both great for lifegain, but I'm trying to keep the deck focused on card-based effects, so I rely more on Venser's Journal and the like for my lifegain. Thanks again for all the neat suggestions, though! Definitely a lot to think about!

AshLucifer, oh yeah, The Locust God definitely has a spot in the deck. I hadn't gotten around to updating it for a while, so I was missing a lot of the good cards from several recent sets. Thanks for the reminder that I finally needed to update this one.

Thanks again for all the helpful suggestions!

Karzalar on Commander Kotex

5 months ago

It's budget, alright. Let's start with some suggestions then!

Nekusar, the Mindrazer is a good pinger and makes you draw more. It does makes your opponents draw more, though... but can shut down many decks that can draw a lot.

Wanna bleed your opponents dry? Polluted Bonds and Ankh of Mishra will do the job!

Fevered Visions still makes you draw more, and pings your opponents for having a lot of cards in hand.

Witch Hunt is janky.

As far as removal goes, you do need some. Budget implies some of these :

Murder, Disperse, Unsummon, Chaos Warp, Go for the Throat, Grip of Desolation, Into the Roil...

As you WILL lose life too, you can try to mitigate with Pristine Talisman - it's ramp AND lifegain!

I'd personnaly replace all the creatures which are only mana rocks with legs such as Iron Myr to actual mana rocks with effects, like Mind Stone and Unstable Obelisk. Bonus points to use them with Daretti for repeatable effects!

Hope that helps!

Nivek31193 on The Demolition Crew

5 months ago

I found Polluted Bonds when I looked up Zo-Zu the Punisher.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Pocket Sand

7 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions gdm1989. I have considered a few of the new Ixalan cards, but really only Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Search for Azcanta  Flip, and maybe Dire Fleet Ravager seemed like potential adds.

The problem with cards like Boneyard Parley and Sepulchral Primordial is their cmc. This deck relies heavily on Duskmantle Seer when I can't attack, so anything over 4 cmc has to be in the deck for a very specific reason. If I do add in a re-animator package I would be considering much cheaper cmc options (though Boneyard Parley will likely be finding its way into my Gonti, Lord of Luxury deck The Sting).

Polluted Bonds seems like an intriguing option, but I'd have to see where/if it fits into the deck.

gdm1989 on Pocket Sand

7 months ago

With the new ixalan set out I think sygg got some new toys I would add Boneyard Parley, Search for Azcanta  Flip, Sword-Point Diplomacy, Raiders' Wake, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Thaumatic Compass  Flip, and Polluted Bonds For a little bit of draw power and defensive purposes. There are some other ideas I can suggest but hopefully those can help you out :)

GoldenDiggle on Pharika, The Enchanter

7 months ago

Hey Spirit! Good to see that you're doubling down on enchantments! I know you're going budget, but you may want some of these!

You have 17 Enchantments in your deck, 7 of them being creatures, +1 for Pharika. ~1/8 of your cards are enchantments. I think you could use more!

Defense of the Heart, Bear Umbra, Rancor, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, Phyrexian Arena, Erebos, God of the Dead, Polluted Bonds, Cryptolith Rite, Tainted Remedy, Evolutionary Leap, Spidersilk Armor, Animate Dead, Burgeoning, and Deathreap Ritual are all pretty solid cards around or under $10 that would fit well in your deck.

Argothian Enchantress, Enchantress's Presence, Shaper's Sanctuary, Harvester of Souls, Abundance, and Skullclamp all help you draw cards pretty easily. I would suggest getting a few of them.

Scute Mob, Managorger Hydra, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, and Ob Nixilis, Unshackled are a few creatures that can get pretty huge. Blade of the Bloodchief and Ancestral Mask will make some stuff pretty big too.

I have particularly found Kruphix's Insight to be pretty good at digging for enchants and filling your graveyard.

Oh, and in case you didn't know, you have 2 Diabolic Tutor on your list right now!

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