Sunbond | Magic: The Gathering


Formats Sunbond is Legal in


Sets Sunbond is in




Official Oracle Text for Sunbond

Card Name:
Casting Cost:
Enchantment — Aura

Card Text:
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has "Whenever you gain life, put that many +1/+1 counters on this creature."

Flavor Text:
"I was not chosen for my faith in the gods. Sometimes the gods must put their faith in us."

Official Rulings for Sunbond

2/1/2014 : In some unusual cases, you can gain life even though your life total actually decreases. For example, if you are being attacked by two 3/3 creatures and you block one with a 2/2 creature with lifelink, your life total will decrease by 1 even though you’ve gained 2 life. You’ll put two +1/+1 counters on the enchanted creature.

2/1/2014 : In a Two-Headed Giant game, life gained by your teammate won’t cause the ability to trigger, even though it causes your team’s life total to increase.


Comments on Sunbond

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Author: Malstrife

Date: April 04, 2014


So, if you have a Serra avatar enchanted with Sunbond, celestial mantle and for any number of reasons also has lifelink... How many tokens do you get in the end. For the sake of discussion and ruling, say the Avatar is a 10/10 and is unblocked. I know this comes down to when does each ability resolve on the stack, I'm just unclear how/where the aura abilities will end up on the stack.

Author: PWLAdmin

Date: April 06, 2014


The official oracle rulings for Celestial Mantle state that if the enchanted creature (Serra Avatar in this case) has life link, the life gain from the link link happens first. The official rulings also state that the life doubling effect happens as life gain. Therefore, if the Serra Avatar was a 10/10 and your life total was 7 when it attacked unblocked, it would get 10 +1/+1 counters from the life link, and and another 17 +1/+1 from your life total being doubled for a total of 27 +1/+1 counters.