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Whenever a land enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, that player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
Polluted Bonds Discussion
2 weeks ago
Greater Auramancy , Dictate of Erebos , Athreos, God of Passage , Erebos, God of the Dead , Authority of the Consuls , Polluted Bonds , Sphere of Safety , Aura of Silence , Lightmine Field , Solemn Simulacrum , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , Mindcrank , Aetherflux Reservoir
1 month ago
I definitely understand hanging on to pet cards ( Head Games is one of mine). I've actually never run no-max-hand-size in my Chainer deck, but my meta isn't cutthroat and doesn't exhibit much 'yard exile (yet?) so I just use my normal discard most times to pitch something I want to reanimate. Otherwise it's almost draw-land-go. For frequent bits of lifegain I have several sources, but one I'd considered recently was Polluted Bonds .
If you're going to include an infinite mana piece to go with Rings , you might consider Deserted Temple to go with any of your ritual lands instead of Basalt Monolith (which could only be turned to by Bog Initiate ). It's not a budget card, but even without Rings it nearly doubles the ritual lands and allows double usages of some of your other utility lands.
Infinite mana may not be necessary in your deck with all the boosters and such — I've never needed infinite mana to loop Gary or Koko enough to kill the table whenever I've used them. I do have infinite mana capabilities in my current deck since it needs that much mana for some versions of its loops that aren't self-sustaining.
Edit: I don't think there are any other infinites with Rings currently in your deck, though infinite mana would enable some other infinite or just broken stuff.
1 month ago
DrukenReaps: Ooh, that looks like a deck i need to give a good look :) Very nice suggestions, some of them might get a home here. What are your experiences with the cards: Luminarch Ascension & Bloodchief Ascension ?
How much does Manabarbs punish you compared to your opponents?
Interesting thoughts about Polluted Bonds , i think i will add it, and then after some playtesting make my decision :)
Thank you so much for the feedback.
1 month ago
Wow, seems like you want to do a deck very similar to my own. I focused pretty hard on pillowfort and punishment. Please take a look at the deck itself, Divine Decree, but I'll list some of my all stars. Hope it helps.
I don't think I suggested any you already have but my bad if I did. I will also say I played Zo-Zu the Punisher for awhile but found it highly underwhelming as a card in the 99 any time it came into the game after turn 6 or so and too aggressive if it came out early... I suspect Polluted Bonds will end up the same way unless you are up against landfall decks.
2 months ago
Hello Commander Forum
For a while i have been trying to build a political Queen Marchesa deck, but i have been cutting and adding cards forever never finding the 99 i want to run. So i was hoping you could help me of considerations of more cards, and maybe themes to cut.
Political effects, effects that punish an opponent for doing something to me, like Karmic Justice
Punish effects, I kind of want to make a sort of rakdos damage theme in the deck as well, like effects such as Polluted Bonds , Painful Quandary , Repercussion & Mogis, God of Slaughter that can win the game over time.
These are sort of the themes i want in the deck, i have been adding some cards i want in the deck, but hopefully with help from the community i can finally make a version i like. Link
Best Regards Odysseus_97
3 months ago
- Angelheart Vial - comes to mind as a first pick if you are in a creature heavy meta.
- Bow of Nylea or Druidic Satchel - both have multiple uses, but the incidental life gain is fine.
- Elixir of Immortality - I put this in everything, kinda messes with seasons past though.
- Exquisite Blood or Polluted Bonds - these will get hate but have really good life gain potential.
- Retreat to Kazandu - for when you play lands.
- Lifegift - for when ANYONE plays a land. This card is super under rated in games of 3-4 players. especially against ramp decks.
- Ivory Tower or Ivory Crane Netsuke or Venser's Journal - trigger on upkeep, dependent on hand size venser is the better of the 3.
- Thoughtleech or Lifetap or Roots of Life - depends on your meta, i think there are more of these.
- Skullmead Cauldron - discard outlet on top of life gain.
- Tower of Eons - HUGE mana sink, but I have a special place in my heart for this card.
3 months ago
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent fits so well into this theme, and has a lower CMC than a lot of the cards on this list, plus looks really fun to have go around the table. I hear she also makes a surprisingly good commander. I like her over the more expensive Crimson Honor Guard too. Furnace of Rath is functionally similar to Wound Reflection and cheaper to cast, just a thought.
This deck seems rather cruel to your opponents but I guess that's the point of Rakdos ;) good luck!
Polluted Bonds occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%