Sanguine Bond

Sanguine Bond


Whenever you gain life, target opponent loses that much life.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Sanguine Bond Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Crimson …

6 days ago

There are still several months remaining before the releases of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow, but I would like to begin speculating about them, now, to see what the users of this forum are seeking in those sets.

First and foremost, I very dearly wish to see a creature version of Exquisite Blood , since there have now been numerous creatures with the ability of Sanguine Bond , but none with the ability of Exquisite Blood , which is both ridiculous and illogical, because EB’s ability actually makes far more sense on a creature than does SB’s.

Second, I hope to see some excellent new angels and demons, since those are my two favorite types of creatures in this game.

Third, I am neutral toward werewolves, but I know that many players are fond of them, so I would like to see another legendary werewolf, since there currently is only one of those, and I know that players wish to have more options for a werewolf tribal EDH deck.

Fourth, on the subject of transforming cards, there have been a number of creatures with abilities that trigger when they transform, but there have been few, if any, cards with abilities that trigger when other permanents transform; for example, I would like to see permanents with effects such as "whenever a creature transforms, this permanent deals 2 damage to that creature's controller," "whenever a creature transforms, its controller draws a card," or "whenever a creature transforms, return target card from your graveyard to your hand," and so forth.

Fifth, I would like to see any of the following cycles of dual lands be completed: the "horizon lands" (i.e., Horizon Canopy , Silent Clearing , etc.), the "battle lands" (i.e., Canopy Vista , Cinder Glade , etc.), or Nimbus Maze (I know that that is only a single land, but it definitely deserves a full cycle).

Sixth, I feel that these sets would be great sets for reusing the unearth mechanic, since that has not been used in some time.

What does everyone else say about this? What would you like to see from the two upcoming Innistrad sets?

monkeyofficeboy on Oloro, Tutored Ascetic

1 month ago

Thanks Albogrease you raise a couple of very good points. I realised that my win con of the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo wasnt in yet as one part is still in the post (and thus not yet in the deck). But this made me think more: what else am I using to win by, rather than durdle round and play cards?

So far I have:

The previously mentioned combo

Exsanguinate for a big wipe out, and protect its casting with counterspells (fragile I know).

Felidar Sovreign plus any lifegain pieces I have to win of its trigger.

If you have any ideas on this I would very much appreciate the suggestions!

As for Cabal Coffers again you actually make an excellent point! I will get on an try and get my hands on a Tolaria West to tutor for the required land. Really appreciate that catch.

Akkie on Dina, Soul Reaper

2 months ago

I have, Elasar99, but together with Sanguine Bond it becomes an infinite combo which isn't very popular in my playgroup. It's a good suggestion for anyone else though.

lifemtg on Gyome's Food Truck

2 months ago

Currently in between classes as of now(got a 97 on my AP Math final :) ). Here is some quick suggestions as of now, as I feel obliged since I’m one week late. I’ll certainly elaborate or find better suggestions as in the future.Definitely suggest Birds of Paradise , maybe Blood Artist or the classic two Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood , putting either one of them or both might work. I haven’t had the luxury of time in my favor, so I haven’t really analyzed your deck, I’ll probably comment later.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Don't Call Me Angel

2 months ago

Maybe try Beacon of Immortality ? It can draw you lots of cards with Well of Lost Dreams , and it can potentially one-shot people with Sanguine Bond . Another great card here would be Alhammarret's Archive .

slowsti on Gyome, Master Chef [Budget]

2 months ago

Firstblood I'm glad you came to those conclusions there. I was thinking about your build last night while I was playing mine and came to the conclusion that Golgari just isn't going to be strong enough to oppress everyone else's board state enough to really be a good life gain/drain build and I need to rekey mine to be a sac deck using ashnod's altar. that said the trick to Exquisite Bond and Sanguine Bond is to get exquisite bond in your hand and not play it until you have the rest of the combo and can sac a pest or target one with a card like Murder , which is the more expensive way to do it but still effective, and play them all in one turn, because you're absolutely right Exquisite bond gets a lot of board hate.

That said I don't disagree with anything you said. its a good mind set to go into with this build. I was just real excited to see Wizards taking a stab at a Golgari life gain but its just not panning out for me in a medium competitive pod and building to sac pests is just a better way to go

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