Sanguine Bond


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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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Sanguine Bond


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

Sanguine Bond Discussion

Dungeonbomber on Alela EDH

2 days ago

Thanks for you advice LadyZ.

I'm generally going for artifacts over enchantments to generate tokens. Combat damage in general is the main win-con, lots of tokens obviously help with that.

Commander damage would be an option with Alela, Artful Provocateur , but I think that doesn't fully use her abilities. I'd rather play Zur the Enchanter then.

There also is the Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood interaction, but I don't have enought tutors to pull that of reliably. In my opinion, thanks to the commander having lifelink, both are good on their own though.

I don't think I play enough enchantments for Starfield Mystic to be worth it, but I'll consider adding the other cards.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

1 week ago

Well, I'm 16, so I'm not very dependant on my job.

Vampire of the Dire Moon most of the time was just a stall card, and not a very good one. A lot of the time I was hesitant to trade him for someone else's 1/1 and he ended up doing a whole lot of nothing. Anyway, since Sanguine Bond is only a one-of in this deck, I think I shouldn't build too heavily around it, but the lifelink is sad to lose for Bloodthirsty Aerialist . But, since I have other methods of lifelink, I hope this'll be good.

LVL_666 on Sorin to victory (orzhov vampires)

1 week ago

Sorin_Markov_1947, sorry to hear about your employment situation. Hopefully it will improve soon. As for your suggestion of Divest , I think it's a good one- but you need to be extra mindful of your meta. Now, what to cut? I think you will need to play test and see what works, but it appears you've already worked things in already.

  • Cutting Anowon, the Ruin Sage seems like a good idea. He's very high cost for relatively little pay off- having to wait til the opponent's upkeep to sacrifice one creature hardly makes much of an impact.

  • Cutting Vampire of the Dire Moon , i'd be a bit hesitant to cut this one as it enables your lifelink synergy with Sanguine Bond - but again it depends on how things go as you playtest.

I think the changes you made look great. Good luck at your next Modern Event.

DarkHero on Ayara and sanguine bond combo

1 week ago

5 mana in commander isnt that crazy. But it's going to depend what you want to do. Your either going to try to focus on Exquisite Blood to go infinite, or do the more effitiant Thing and focus on aristocrat effects. There likely wont be a lot of uses for Sanguine Bond aside from that combo.

Teufell on Ayara and sanguine bond combo

1 week ago

So I just recently built my Ayara, First of Locthwain EDH, and I was wondering if she seems like a nice fit for Sanguine Bond and it's combo, since both drain life and could potentially combo off. But what worries me is that the enchantment is quite heavy costed for, in my POV a medium to low cost deck with few high cost spells.

My deck for reference: The Court of Locthwain

Leathable on Angels, Demons and Dragons, Oh My!

2 weeks ago

i see that you heavily focus on gaining life in your deck, but don't utilise it a lot (except for having a ton of life). the only cards that benefit from you having/gaining much life are, as far as i can see Resplendent Angel , Ajani's Pridemate , Dawn of Hope , Storm Herd and Ajani, Strength of the Pride .

if you really want to play around gaining life/having a ton of it, i would recommend Sanguine Bond , Felidar Sovereign , Greed , Ambition's Cost , Night's Whisper , Defiant Bloodlord , Phyrexian Arena , Epicure of Blood and/or Exquisite Blood .

remember that life is a resource in this game. just gaining a lot of it makes it harder for you to lose the game, yes, but you should also trie to use it to win the game.

if you are looking for any other kind of inspiration, feel free to check out my kaalia deck:

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Rakdos, Gruul and Orzhov. Ahh my top three favorite guilds! :33

Presence of Death

Creature - Vampire Spirit

Flying, Deathtouch, Lifelink

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

, Pay X life, : Create X 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying or exile target nonland permanent with converted mana cost X.


This would be the only other card in the game that can work in place of Exquisite Blood for the Sanguine Bond combo.

Continue the challenge with the remaining guilds; Rakdos, Gruul and Golgari.

enrico81 on A Lovely Couple

3 weeks ago

What do u think about Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood combo?

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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%