Polluted Bonds

Polluted Bonds


Whenever a land enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, that player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.

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Polluted Bonds Discussion


4 months ago

I've been playing monoblack in EDH for a while! So, I have some advice I can offer that I hope will help you out!

Land base: 35 should be enough, consider some utility lands: Maze of Ith Cabal Coffers (get it while it is cheap!) maybe some land destruction like Field of Ruin, Wasteland, Ghost Quarter, Strip Mine, etc. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Temple of the False God Cabal Stronghold Castle Locthwain Rogue's Passage

Equipment to boost your general:

Sword of War and Peace, life gain and protection Sword of Light and Shadow, recursion and protection Sword of Hearth and Home, protection, blink your ETB kill a guy creatures, ramp Sword of Feast and Famine, expensive, but super good Lashwrithe: ouch Vorpal Sword: haha double ouch Blackblade Reforged Sword of Truth and Justice Sword of the Animist

I might try to add a few more win cons in your creature base

Vilis, Broker of Blood, draw and beat stick Razaketh, the Foulblooded, search and beat stick K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth ramp and can get big Archon of Cruelty been debating adding it to chainer

Ramp and utility suggestions

Bolas's Citadel: super good but can be rough if you aren't gaining a lot of life Caged Sun: super good ramp and works when your opponents tap Skyclave Relic: better than darksteel ingot Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools: good for draw and blockers Grief: hand control Thought-Knot Seer: hand control Ob Nixilis Reignited: stayed in my chainer deck for a while until Tevesh came along

Grim Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition over diabolic tutor (depends on you play group if they allow a "wish board," some don't, I run acquisition but may pick up a grim tutor for groups not okay with it)

I might lose some of the instant speed removal for:

Hero's Downfall: which you are running Deadly Rollick Eat to Extinction Vraska's Contempt

Some general removal as monoblack suffers from inability to handle certain types like enchant and artifact:

Karn Liberated Ugin, the Ineffable Steel Hellkite Nevinyrral's Disk

Suggested drops:

Tattered Mummy: Not that good, more consistent ways of grinding out damage Skyclave Shade: Bloodghast is better 1x Skeletal Grimace: I get the point, but there are better cards 1x Underworld Dreams: I am iffy on this one, Painful Quandary and Polluted Bonds may be better or good additions to complement it. The entire instant pool save hero's downfall and malicious affliction, there are better killspells Expedition Map: really only useful for setting up tron or land combos Liliana, Waker of the Dead: Liliana Vess works better

The True Meaning of Death and Taxes: this is my chainer death and taxes reanimator list, check it out for suggestions, I have a lot of cards in the maybeboard I have considered and even used at one point that may spark some ideas.

JPax on Dirty Obosh and the boys

4 months ago

Thank you, king-saproling. This would make a great replacement for Polluted Bonds , as Polluted Bonds causes life loss instead of damage and doesn't result in any doubling. Gratuitous Violence acts as a great backup for Obosh, the Preypiercer or as yet another multiplier to synergize with the combos in this deck. I'll update the mana base to reflect the change.

kgmf on Don't Call Me Angel

6 months ago

kasprl - Thank you! I just bought everything in paper today so hoping to pick it up in a couple days to play some games.

I might go the way of Polluted Bonds instead of Ankh of Mishra just so I'm getting some kind of benefit of it. I want to test it out first before making any changes though. Thanks for the suggestion again!

Santiago1011 on Liesa, Mother of Monsters and Masochism [PRIMER]

11 months ago

betomindslav thanks for the upvote! Norn's Annex and Polluted Bonds are just too expensive for what they bring to the table imo. They also fall at 5 cmc, which we want to leave as empty as possible so we can drop Liesa when we get 5 mana.

Well of Lost Dreams I am considering as a replacement for Court of Grace. I'm not sure yet though.

Kurppa on

1 year ago

cool deck! i kinda wanna build a stax deck myself (a cheaper and of lower power i might add) but not sure how many times my playgroup would let me play it....

but have you considered Polluted Bonds? it falls more on the groupslug side of things but since you have painful quandary you might be open to including it. it's a disgusting-ly effective card, and really buffers your life total in the long run. though it most likely will annoy your opponents even more! but i guess that's part of the enjoyment?

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