Promise of Bunrei


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

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa Rare

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Promise of Bunrei


Whenever a creature you control is put into a graveyard from play, sacrifice Promise of Bunrei. If you do, put four 1/1 colorless Spirit creature tokens into play.

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Promise of Bunrei Discussion

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Zur Reanimator

1 week ago

Promise of Bunrei is promising for either chump blockers or sac fodder.

Soul Exchange is nice, even without a thrull. I know you're pushing the enchantments, but it's cheap animation.

Looks awesome!

Snap157 on Dawn of the Zubera

3 weeks ago

You're running 8 Promise of Bunrei, maybe take out 4 and add 4 Paradox Haze to boost your shrines? Also Pyroclasm can effectivly wipe the board and let you reap the benefits. Looks fun! +1

VesuvanDoppelbanger on Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 month ago

Promise of Bunrei would be great here.

Spectral Procession feeds your token theme as well.

sylvannos on BW Tokens

1 month ago

I wouldn't use Despise in your mainboard. It'd actually be better to swap it for maindeck Tidehollow Sculler.

More importantly, however, I think you need some other kind of removal. Path to Exile is the obvious choice, but it's out of your budget. I'd consider Dismember or Condemn as alternatives. You can also mix things up with Go for the Throat, Murderous Cut, and Victim of Night. I'd at least move around some Doom Blades to make room for those. That way, you have a mix of things and don't just lose to a Siege Rhino or Grim Flayer. Oblivion Ring and Journey to Nowhere also do a lot of work.

At least one Timely Reinforcements can drastically improve your chances when you're behind. It's an absolute beast of a card against decks like Burn.

4 Zealous Persecution seems like a lot. I'd cut 2 of them for Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Oath of Gideon, Promise of Bunrei, or (probably the best choice) Secure the Wastes. If you want to go even more budget, Triplicate Spirits is a cheap alternative to the above.

Vault of the Archangel will win you games. You only need 1, but may find you like it so much you want it every game.

The other issue I see is your mana curve. Normally, your 1-drops are Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize. Since you're on a budget, the Duresses are a good choice. I'd still add some other 1-drops. Soul Warden, Weathered Wayfarer, Thraben Inspector, or some other 1-drop white creature are all good here.

For your sideboard, I'd go something like:

2x Brave the Elements
2x Burrenton Forge-Tender
3x Disenchant/Stony Silence
3x Journey to Nowhere/Go for the Throat/Victim of Night
2x Oblivion Ring
3x Relic of Progenitus/Rest in Peace/Tormod's Crypt

scorchedskiddie on Budget BW Tokens

1 month ago

Tokens do get sent to the graveyard and are instantly done away with, but they do "die" and will trigger Promise of Bunrei

Squirrelbacon on Budget BW Tokens

1 month ago


Just as a heads-up, Promise of Bunrei won't work as you want it too since you are running no actual creatures. Tokens on death are sent to exile, they never actually go to the graveyard. That being said, I also don't think Bile Blight is worth a slot. For that slot, on a budget, there are many better cards.... Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, even Murderous Cut since you're using many spells and your graveyard is a dead resource waiting to be used.

I don't know where they would go, however I do have a few budget suggestions.

First is Honor of the Pure for an extra anthem. I'd actually cut 2 Sorin, Lord of Innistrad since you can only have one sub-type of each planeswalker at a time. I think you want more than 2 honor though, so maybe we should find something else to pull...

Second, I, suppose Condemn can also be used here on place of Path to Exile for the budget reasons.

The next few I'm not sure of, but are definitely worth looking at...Sram's Expertise, Oath of Gideon, Servo Exhibition, and slightly less budget but a lot of fun, Brimaz, King of Oreskos.

Best if luck, I'm here if you have more questions!

VesuvanDoppelbanger on

1 month ago

Promise of Bunrei is a good pick, lots of little guys.

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