Bond Beetle

Bond Beetle

Creature — Insect

When Bond Beetle enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

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Bond Beetle Discussion

Wabbajacke on You Gon' Need Some Pesticide for This!

6 months ago

If you want to stick with the +1/+1 counter theme a little bit more, maybe one of those too? Scute Mob Mortician Beetle

Devouring Swarm as a sac outlet in combination with Gleancrawler ? So you can sac Bond Beetle and Duskshell Crawler and bring them back for more +1/+1 counters. And you could use Grist, the Hunger Tide last ability to deal even more damage.

Then Iridescent Hornbeetle would also fit better in my opinion.

And Scute Swarm for a never ending swarm of Insects?

Swarm Shambler Is not an Insect but i think it still fits the theme somehow. But it will stop your mill from Grist, the Hunger Tide so it´s maybe not that good.

Swarmyard ?

fmastrome2008 on All Creature Animar Primer

1 year ago

Keeping all creatures in mind, here are a few classics you're missing for your typical Animar combo deck...

  1. Bond Beetle gets you 2 counters on Animar for 1 green mana.

  2. Walking Ballista is the other wincon for combo decks alongside Purphoros once Ancestral Statue does its thing.

  3. I utilize Sakura-Tribe Elder alongside Sylvan Ranger for land grabbing at the 2 CMC slot. Of course with Animar, he typically just costs a green mana.

  4. Since you have 2-3 ways to draw your entire deck, utilize Thassa's Oracle to win on the spot. Laboratory Maniac does the same thing, but Oracle is better since its effect goes onto the stack immediately and it being countered doesn't matter.

  5. Mulldrifter is great card draw for a single blue mana.

  6. Sylvan Safekeeper is a great way to push through commander damage, counter spells, keep Animar safe, etc...

fmastrome2008 on Marvin's Take on Animar

1 year ago

Bond Beetle does so much for Animar decks. 1 green mana, 2 counters for Animar. Highly recommend it!

fmastrome2008 on The Party Animar Has Arrived

1 year ago

Bond Beetle lets you get a 2nd counter on Animar when he comes out. Highly recommend him.

I am in agreement with Last_Laugh. This curve should be well below 4, if not below 3.

Kogarashi on Does Bond Beetle Trigger Phalanx …

1 year ago

As others have mentioned, Phalanx Leader triggers off of a spell you cast targeting it. This means the object targeting it must be a spell on the stack. It can't be an ability.

Bond Beetle has an ability that triggers when it enters the battlefield, and it's this ability that targets a creature. Since it's an ability and not a spell, it won't trigger Phalanx Leader.

Something that would trigger Phalanx Leader would be an instant like Colossal Heroics, a sorcery like Desperate Stand, or an Aura like Flickering Ward (since Auras always target while they're on the stack).

One way to tell if something is a spell targeting a creature or not for the purposes of the Heroic ability is to look at the wording. Triggered abilities always start with (or contain, in the case of delayed triggered abilities) "When," "Whenever," or "At" (like the Heroic ability on Phalanx Leader and the ETB on Bond Beetle). Triggered abilities will not trigger Heroic. This is also why Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger's first ability doesn't work, because it is an ability that triggers on casting; it's not part of a spell resolution.

Boza on Does Bond Beetle Trigger Phalanx …

1 year ago

The only spells casts with a target are instants and sorceries that have the word "target" on them and auras always target the relevant permanent when cast. There might be exceptions to this general rule, but none I can think of right now.

Even if Bond Beetle's ability were an on cast ability like Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger's ability, it would still be an ability, not a spell, which Phalanx Leader is looking for.

Optimator on Mowu Musings

1 year ago

Fear the mighty Bond Beetle

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