Spirit Bonds

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Tokens

Spirit Bonds

Enchantment

Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {W}. If you do, put a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

{1}{W}, Sacrifice a Spirit: Target non-Spirit creature gains indestructible until end of turn. (Effects that say "destroy" don't destroy it. A creature with indestructible can't be destroyed by damage.)

Spirit Bonds Discussion

Quicksilver on Furious Spirits

3 months ago

Spirit Bonds . Get spirits out of your creature spells as well

ehawkins11 on UW Spirits

3 months ago

This is a good start. I'm not a fan of Spirit Bonds . All of your creatures are spirits so you'll never be able to use the second ability. If you are looking for spirit tokens try Spectral Procession . It's faster. Another card to consider is Phantasmal Image . It works wonders in tribal decks. Drogskol Captain gives everyone hexproof except its self. Copy it with a Phantasmal Image , now the original Drogskol Captain and new Phantasmal Image have hexproof. Everyone else is getting +2/+2. These are just a few ideas.

Icbrgr on Elspeth, Sun's Agro

5 months ago

Elspeth, Sun's Champion seems like such a great choice for Oathbreaker! with being able to wipe the board of fatties and pump out tokens to chump block just seems really strong for this multiplayer format...Besides suggestiong a different signature spell; i think some resistance to opponents using their own Damnation / Supreme Verdict is gonna be the biggest setback for your decks gameplan... maybe soemthing like Lena, Selfless Champion , Spirit Bonds or Ghostway / Eerie Interlude can help? love the concept +1

orientalist on Teysa Karlov

6 months ago

With Teysa Karlov out, only 5 creatures of your opponent(s) have to die. Playing in a group of 4, everybody thinks twice wiping the board. It's kinda protective also. Spirit Bonds is also effective and flexible for protection of key creatures for me.

multimedia on HeavenSent

6 months ago

Hey, welcome to TappedOut :) Saw your forum topic asking for help. Very nice first deck. I'm here to give advice therefore I'm going to suggest a lot of upgrades. I hope this doesn't upset you as this is by no means a slight on your deck building.

Orzhov is a really hot guild right now for causal Commander because of Teysa Karlov. Tymna is one of the best Orzhov creatures in Commander, but to abuse her ability you want evasive creatures because they have to do combat damage to opponents to draw cards. Consider expanding on the theme of tokens, Spirit tokens (afterlife) and other flying tokens/creatures? Tokens are good with Teysa as well as Ravos since he's an anthem. Teysa gives tokens lifelink which is helpful to regain life after losing it to draw from Tymna.

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

  • Caves of Koilos
  • Tainted Field
  • Reliquary Tower : staple land, no max hand size is helpful when playing and utilizing Tynma as well as Skullclamp.
  • Luminarch Ascension : powerful card in multiplayer Commander since it looks at each opponent's end step. Repeatable source of 4/4 flying tokens is amazing.
  • Doomed Traveler : combines with Skullclamp and Teysa to draw lots of cards.
  • Tithe Taker : same as Traveler as well as makes it harder for your opponents to cast spells or activate abilities during your turn.
  • Aven Mindcensor : staple white creature, tutors are a huge part of Commander this prevents your opponents from using them effectively. Flying helps with Tynma.
  • Reveillark : staple white creature, combos with Karmic Guide and is very good with Teysa. Can reanimate Teysa/Tynma as well as creatures with afterlife. Good with recursion of Ravos.
  • Karmic Guide : staple white creature, combos with Reveillark to reanimate lots of 2 or less power creatures. Good with recursion of Ravos.
  • Spectral Procession
  • Lingering Souls
  • Blind Obedience : helps to clear away some blockers to do combat damage to opponents. Mana rocks are huge part of Commander and this prevents your opponents from using rocks the turn they play them. Extort is nice to gain some life and make opponents lose life.
  • Spirit Bonds : repeatable way to make flying tokens.
  • Edgewalker : Tymna and Ravos are Clerics this reduces their mana costs. Tymna costs only one mana and Ravos three mana. There's also a lot of other Clerics here.
  • Pitiless Plunderer : creates treasures, very good with Teysa and a sac outlet. Works with tokens.
  • Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim : sac outlet and repeatable exile. With Edgewalker she's free to cast.
  • Soul Warden : gain life when creatures ETB (enter the battlefield) even opponents creatures, tokens ETB when they're created.
  • Soul's Attendant : same as Warden.
  • Sun Titan : staple white creature, reanimate any 3 or less permanent when ETB or attacks is great.
  • Swords to Plowshares : staple white removal, exile is very helpful in Commander.
  • Crush Contraband : exiling any two artifacts or enchantments at instant speed for four mana is good.
  • Orzhov Signet : two drop mana rock.

Can add all these cards for about $25. All for less than one Demonic Tutor , haha :)


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • New Benalia
  • Forge of Heroes
  • Basilica Bell-Haunt
  • Ghost Council of Orzhova
  • Loyal Unicorn
  • Necrotic Ooze
  • Regal Bloodlord
  • Skeletal Vampire
  • Syndicate Guildmage
  • Visara the Dreadful
  • Butcher of Malakir
  • Hero of Precinct One
  • Pitiless Pontiff
  • Perpetual Timepiece
  • Blessing of Leeches
  • Open the Graves
  • Consecrate / Consume
  • In Garruk's Wake
  • Pull from Eternity
  • Mortify
  • Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Good luck with your deck.


Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

8 months ago

ShikiTen Yeah Treasure Keeper certainly is good in this deck with a lot of low cmc cards. It's comparable to Matter Reshaper . I'll add it to the maybeboard.

Now, I'm not a judge, but I'm pretty certain Promise of Bunrei doesn't actually work with Teysa. Similar to Academy Rector , you can only sacrifice it once, so you don't get 4 tokens from each trigger.

Spirit Bonds is a slower token generator/value card that's similar to Dawn of Hope which is good for some builds. Sigil of the New Dawn will find a home in the same kinds of decks. I'll add both to the maybeboard as well.

ShikiTen on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

8 months ago

I've been brewing with the new Teysa myself, though still haven't worked out the kinks. I like the list, but I've noticed something missing: Treasure Keeper . Now I understand with it you could lose a potential threat that costs more than 3 mana, but the value of this card cannot be overstated in decks with lower CMCs.

Another possibility could be Promise of Bunrei to get a massive amount of tokens.

Spirit Bonds may provide some added value considering Teysa's strategies leans more toward creature-heavy playstyles.

For some slower decks that are need of more recursion, Sigil of the New Dawn could be good to add to the PRIMER.

empiretodiefor on "Teysa Never Stops" No Budget Tokens

8 months ago

CaptainBanana42 you make a good point ill try Spirit Bonds out tonight see what it does for me. What would you suggest I cut?

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