Bonder's Ornament

Bonder's Ornament


: Gain one mana of any colour.

, : Each player who controls a permanent named Bonder's Ornament draws a card.

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Bonder's Ornament Discussion

BOXES_O_MOXES on Ardenn-Esior Caw Blade [Pauper EDH] "Contest Deck"

3 days ago


Thanks for the reply. I'm confused though. There is quite a bit of card draw and tutoring in the deck. Granted, this is an older build that hasn't underwent any changes since Commander Legends. This was a contest deck built solely for that purpose with what I believed to be at the time the best cards for this deck in specific.

When you note, "I don't see a lot of draw in this". I'm wondering if you really looked the deck over. I noted in early playtesting that it was lacking draw so I added as much as I could without concentrating solely on drawing cards. Examples below.

Bonder's Ornament

Cartouche of Knowledge

Fall from Favor

Ophidian Eye

Pentarch Ward


Dizzy Spell


Muddle the Mixture

Merchant Scroll



Azure Fleet Admiral

Drift of Phantasms


Pondering Mage

Sea Gate Oracle

Staunch Throneguard

And on top of these, Flicker effects can blink Archaeomancer or Mnemonic Wall to get you back your Ghostly Flicker plus an Anticipate, Impulse, Ponder, Preordain etc over and over.

So I mean, There's plenty of draw and pseudo "draw" with transmute and tutor effects. There have been some other cards printed since that should probably be reviewed but I didn't intend on this being a deck I would really spend a lot of my time on. It was built primarily to showcase partner commanders. Especially those being newly released.

I'd be more than happy to hear out any changes that you think should be made. As far as I can tell the best pauper draw spells that are in this deck's color pie are already included in the deck. (Providing they were available for use when CMDR Legends was released).

Coward_Token on Innistrad: Crimson Vow

1 month ago

Geralf: As implied by the flavor text, a cheecky reference to Ghoulcaller Gisa, though note that it checks for toughness, not power.

Dormant Grove/Gnarled Grovestrider: Made for Thantis, the Warweaver, as Thantis appreciates having her team still being able to block after being forced to attack. Flips on the turn they meet too.

Investigator's Journal: ye newe cheap and steady card draw artifact. Obviously, mainly reliable in go-wide decks. Not bad, but I think it's overal inferior to the similar Idol of Oblivion, Tome of Legends, Eye of Vecna, and Bonder's Ornament. Even with that said, there'll be deck configurations where this is more reliable than the mentioned options.

Biolume Egg: that's sacrifice, not just when dies, which is a neat puzzle. The Geralf combo is obvious enough, as is the exploit one.

Spisepinden on The Projects: Budget Urban Development

1 month ago

It's a damn shame this deck can't run Liquimetal Coating :P I love the theme!

As others have stated, the plan hinges on a fragile creature. Having Vines of Vastwood or Apostle's Blessing can be helpful, but if your Myr gets killed, it might be useful to have something like Evolution Charm to bring it back from the graveyard. You're probably not going to use the flying mode often, but being able to search for a land in a pinch is a great secondary option to keep it from being a completely dead card. The instant speed is nice as well.

Beyond that, a card like Nullmage Advocate might be a useful way to keep the land destruction going without relying on draws all the time. The cards you return to your opponent's hand won't matter since they have no mana to cast them, meaning they'll likely end back in the graveyard at your opponent's end step. And even if you're returning lands, the Advocate will happily flatten them over and over again, at no card disadvantage to you.

Other sources of destruction could come in the shape of Mwonvuli Acid-Moss and Conclave Naturalists, though the former might be a bit too slow while I could see the latter competing a bit with the Siege Wurm and Tangle Golem. There's something to be said about card destruction on legs, though.

Card drawing options are a bit far fetched for green, but if you're really desperate, Bonder's Ornament and Arcane Spyglass are probably your best options in case the game goes long.

On a final, sort of side-tangent note, even though I know the deck is mono green and almost certainly benefits from being able to ramp with a single color, I still feel that it would be a shame to not at least mention a card like Sanctum Gargoyle.

Happy deck brewing!

Grubbernaut on Aces in Exile

4 months ago

If there were specific cards you were trying to dig to (lock pieces, a combo, selection for removal/counters/whatever) I could get behind more draw - but all that Potion really reads as is "Discard this card and draw another one for 3 mana: gain 3 life" in this deck. Without a way to bounce it, or a way to use the lifegain, it's not actually doing anything to get you real value or advance your plan.

Shelter , Judge Unworthy (very on-flavor), or old faithful Bonder's Ornament could fit the same role a little better, potentially. Either that, or find a good way to put the extra life to use in your game plan, IMO.

RNR_Gaming on [Pedh] - Dina wooden aristocrat

7 months ago

joelwong81 - like, I'm not opposed to running land ramp just I'm so use to running rocks. Granted, the rocks for pedh aren't as efficent and I don't have my trusty Isochron Scepter but things like Bonder's Ornament and Mind Stone add a bit more utility.

griffstick on [Pedh] - Dina wooden aristocrat

7 months ago

In my experience pEDH players dont just blow up mana ramp. They save the removal for things that can kill them. Things like Whispersilk Cloak or in this decks case the cards to save for artifact or enchantment removal for are Ashnod's Altar , Pestilence , Bonder's Ornament , Presence of Gond , and Tortured Existence . RNR_Gaming did I miss any?

Grubbernaut on Jund Midrange

9 months ago

I love this list - been working on my own pauper jund, as well.

With Bonder's Ornament seeing more play, I like maindecking 1-2 Abrade , as it's still relevant in nearly every matchup, even without opposing artifacts.

I do still think Lightning Bolt is worth it, as well; Skred is obviously solid, but being able to go face at the right moment can really make a difference.

Lastly, one of my pet cards is Evolution Charm . Super relevant in tri-color graveyard decks!

Spell_Slam on [PDH] Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker

1 year ago

Hey BOXES_O_MOXES thanks so much for the great suggestions!

I will definitely be making room for Scaretiller . It would be great to live the dream and get an engine going with Barren Moor , too! It certainly fits the bill as a great creature for Shirei. I think I'll cut Skittering Surveyor for it.

Witch's Cottage is an easy include in this deck. Honestly I haven't updated in over a year until this morning to add Village Rites , so some of of your suggestions of recent cards are just cards I haven't gotten the chance to switch into yet.

Bonder's Ornament should definitely be in here. I think I'll cut Culling the Weak for it.

Thanks again!

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