Sanguine Bond

Sanguine Bond


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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Sanguine Bond occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.2%

WB (Orzhov): 0.79%

WUB (Esper): 0.44%

Sanguine Bond Discussion

griffstick on What is your favorite card ...

6 days ago

SynergyBuild, at first I just read the title and replied.

I just read the rest of it and I do have a different card. My card is Vampire Nighthawk.

That card amazed me. I knew very lil about magic at this time. Lifelink and deathtouch were awesome to me and spawned a frenzy in me. Wanting to know all the best creatures with deathtouch and lifelink. This was before I started playing edh. The first edh deck I built was Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet. I had built it with vampire tribal in mind (inspired by the vampire nighthawk), it was so much fun. My first combo was Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood, and everyone hated it so much. At this time infinite combos in my group were frowned upon very much so. Another cool card I really liked in that deck was Painful Quandary they also really hated this card alot lol. At this time my group was new to cmdr and didn't understand the importance of card draw and removal, including myself. The next combos I assembled in this deck before I took it apart was Bloodchief Ascension and Mindcrank, then Sanguine Bond and Blood Tribute. The deck also contained Rise of the Dark Realms and Army of The Dammed . Again at the time was very reliable win condition cards.

gin93r on Vito Lifelink help

1 week ago

Exquisite Blood if you're looking for some nonsense. It goes infinite with Sanguine Bond

gin93r on

1 week ago

It's a silly deck. The idea is to kill Kokusho, the Evening Star and revive to do it all over again.

Some obnoxious combos include:

Kokusho, the Evening Star, Phyrexian Altar, Haunted Crossroads, Bolas's Citadel

  1. Sacrifice Kokusho to Phyrexian Altar for 1 Black Mana and gain the 5+ life from Kokusho, send him to your graveyard.
  2. Use the 1 Black Mana to activate Haunted Crossroads and put Kokusho on top of your library.
  3. Activate Bolas's Citadel and spend 6 life to put Kokusho back into play.
  4. Go to step 1.

Exquisite Blood, Aetherflux Reservoir

  1. You'll need over 50 life
  2. Send your beam of 50 damage to someone from Aetherflux Reservoir
  3. Gain the life back from Exquisite Blood
  4. Go to step 2.

Exquisite Blood, Sanguine Bond

  1. This is cheap and everyone knows it.
  2. Have both out.
  3. Do damage.

Gidgetimer on What is your favorite combo ...

1 week ago

Is all of them an acceptable answer? Because I have never met a 3 or less card combo I didn't love. I even love some Rube Goldberg-esque combos that have silly amounts of moving pieces. If I have to name some specifically:

Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond

Ashnod's Altar + Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Blowfly Infestation + Blood Artist

Reznorboy on Mogis cEDH Primer (Work-in-Progress)

1 week ago

I really think this deck needs more combos. I totally understand that Mogis is Commander, and is ASKING you not to combo so that you can slowly kill basically for free, but, if you look at competitive decks which do similar things, such as Vial Smasher/ Thrasios decks, they use the burn effect of Vial Smasher with cards such as Curiosity to gain card advantage - the burn has a dual purpose - drawing and card advantage. You can easily make the deck much better, doubling its efficiency, by giving your cards a dual purpose too. In this deck, that would mean preventing opponents from winning right away and from winning in the late game. That is the dual purpose. Mogis prevents losing in the late game already, everything else should be focused towards winning early, since you already have an advantage in the late game.

So, the 2 combos you already have are great. Mindcrank and Bloodchief Ascension, and then Karn, the Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice. I think if you focus most of the deck on combos, and then a small portion on late game, you will be optimal.

Other good combos in Rakdos are, of course, Worldgorger Dragon, Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood, Waste Not and a higher number Wheel cards, more wheels combined with Mind's Eye and cards like Dark Ritual, Bloodghast and Contamination, and more that I can try and come up with.

I don't think that the deck is bad. I think that with a shift in direction, it can be even better.

Alimon238 on Girls Get Everything (Sen Triplets EDH)

1 week ago

I want to make a Sen Triplets deck that plays with life gain and drain, for example using the triplets ability of allowing you to play spells from opponents hands to cast their creatures and having a Soul Warden to gain life and a Cliffhaven Vampire and/or a Epicure of Blood out to drain them. Then when you have enough life, blow the opponents up with Aetherflux Reservoir. Or if that dont work go for the infinite life loop with Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood. What cards should I get to best make that kinda strat possible to pull off?

aekrusty on Vampire: The Dark Ages

2 weeks ago

Hi sensei_cleriker. I'll add the old and good Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood. As soon as the price of Exquisite Blood drops.

linkzero on Elenda, the First Vampire

4 weeks ago

WalkingIllusion thanks for your input!

The main reason I haven’t included most of the cards you’ve mentioned, is because my deck philosophy aims to keep the deck as flavourful towards vampires as possible, which can be a detriment to efficiency.

Hence why I haven’t run the one mana removal, or other tutors.

Likewise, the drain spells are for flavour, and they synergise with the Sanguine Bond half alone, they don’t need to trigger a loop.

I do list a lot of cards as notable exclusions, if they would otherwise synergise well or are more efficient, so I’ll be sure to add your suggestions, thanks!

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