Elemental Bond

Elemental Bond


Whenever a creature with power 3 or greater enters the battlefield under your control, draw a card.

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Elemental Bond Discussion

TheVectornaut on How does evolve work with …

2 days ago

I haven't gotten the chance to play with Strixhaven yet so I'm not 100% on this, but at face value, it looks like the wording for Fractal creation was specifically chosen to differentiate it from most other 0/0 creatures that are buffed upon entry. The difference is that something like Clockwork Beetle enters "with" its counters while something like the Fractal from Fractal Summoning enters without the counters and they are then "put" on after entry. Therefore, the Beetle would enter as a 2/2 and trigger evolve on a 1/1 Fathom Mage while a fractal on x of 2 would enter as a 0/0, not trigger the evolve, and then get its 2 counters added. ( Elemental Bond 's trigger is worded nearly identically to the reminder text for evolve and should thus work the same too.) What can be confusing about this at first is that the Fractal must then temporarily exist as a creature with no toughness. This isn't a problem because even though state-based actions check to see if a creature is at 0 or less toughness and cause it to die if it is, SBAs aren't checked in the middle of the resolution of spells and abilities. By the time they get checked when someone would get priority again, the token will already have its counters despite not having them on ETB. This lets the Fractal survive. I mean, assuming you didn't add 0 counters at least.

"704.4. Unlike triggered abilities, state-based actions pay no attention to what happens during the resolution of a spell or ability."

GolgariRenegade on Can this creature be saved?

2 days ago

Let's say I have a recently cast Fathom Mage and I create a Fractal and put 2 +1/+1 counters on it. Does evolve trigger? Do Fractals interact the same way with a card like Elemental Bond ?

GolgariRenegade on How does evolve work with …

2 days ago

Let's say I have a recently cast Fathom Mage and I create a Fractal and put 2 +1/+1 counters on it. Does evolve trigger? Do Fractals interact the same way with a card like Elemental Bond ?

Peoyogon on Wasitora (Personal Budget Deck)

2 weeks ago

This deck looks awesome and super fun to play! :D

If you are interested in any more card draw, green has a bunch of conditional sources like Garruk's Packleader , Colossal Majesty , Elemental Bond , or Garruk's Uprising - I definitely wouldn't add too many of this type of card but if you are looking for something like this, it might help you keep drawing into those big dragons late game.

Honestly though, your deck looks great as it is too! The only thing you might want to consider removing is the Ojutai, Soul of Winter since it is technically illegal with your Commander's colors. Even then though, if your play group is cool with it, go for it :)

Mcat1999 on New Gruul / Naya Combo; …

1 month ago

The new card, Trudge Garden is spicy.


What's the combo?

Have Mana Echoes in play and a Beast or Fungus in play. You also want an ETB life trigger such as Soul Warden , Essence Warden , Trostani, Selesnya's Voice or Angelic Chorus . Anything akin to these will do.

Bingo bango bongo infinite 4/4s and infinite life with infinite . If you also have something such as Elemental Bond or any of the other ETB draw, you can draw your entire library.

Slap down a Chromatic Orrery , Prismite or Stonework Packbeast and cast everything you've got that turn and win the game.

Combo Name: Mana Garden

Given how explosive this is and how you can gain multiple types of infinite all at the same time, may I just outright request a new hub be added called Mana Garden? ;)

liquid_water on Karametra Surge Combo EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Wouldn't Elemental Bond and/or Elvish Visionary just cause you to lose the game if you hit them with Primal Surge?

Daedalus19876 on NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

glhfJKiHax: The repeatability is great. And honestly Elemental Bond was underperforming. Sure, it's great with Koma out... But 1) I only play Koma in maybe 50% of games and most of my other tokens are small, and 2) I draw far more cards with a little patience when I have Coastal Piracy out. I get to draw consistently EVERY turn!

Polaris on Does Elemental Bond take counters …

1 month ago

For a counterexample, check the Fractal tokens Quandrix makes in the new set. They generally read "Create a 0/0 Fractal token. Put (some number) +1/+1 counters on it."

Since the Fractals enter as 0/0 creatures and then get counters to boost their P/T, they won't trigger Elemental Bond .

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