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2:36 PM
I want to check something: Deadeye Navigator can soulbond to any creature when that creature enters the battlefield (even if it already has a bond, even if that creature is the opponent's), right? And it can blink any arbitrary creature for 2UU, right? (1U to blink Deadeye so as to pick a new bond, and another 1U to blink the newly bonded creature.)
 
@doppelgreener Soulbond only works on creatures you control
 
Must be unpaired
 
702.94a Soulbond is a keyword that represents two triggered abilities. “Soulbond” means “When this creature enters the battlefield, if you control both this creature and another creature and both are unpaired, you may pair this creature with another unpaired creature you control for as long as both remain creatures on the battlefield under your control”
 
@diego Oh, huh; that's a pretty important thing they missed in the reminder text.
 
and “Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, if you control both that creature and this one and both are unpaired, you may pair that creature with this creature for as long as both remain creatures on the battlefield under your control.”
 
2:39 PM
Okay, so if I cast creature A, and bond Deadeye with it, I cannot then cast creature B, and bond Deadeye with that because Deadeye already has a bond.
 
Correct
You could however blink Deadeye and when it returns bond with Creature B
 
Right, so I can at least still blink any creature I control for 2UU (or 1U if it's already paired to Deadeye, of course).
 
Yes, as long as that creature isn't paired with Silverblade Paladin (for example)
 
Ok. I've been trying to figure out recently why some treat it as a scourge of EDH, but at least it is not quite as powerful as I'd read it. If it could soulbond with enemy creature, it would be a card that says "{1}{U}: no, that opponent doesn't get to have that enormous token they just created."
Oh, wait, the blink ability would be under the opponent's control anyway. You can't blink their creature for them. Duh.
 
@doppelgreener It is annoying because it is a part of many infinite combos, which unless you have instant speed removal you can't do anything about.
And even without going infinite you can still get a lot of good ETB triggers for a very low cost. Imagine 4 Diluvian Primordial triggers the turn after it is played. (And that isn't even that bad, it was just the first thing to come to mind)
 
2:48 PM
@diego oh dear.
or four Combustible Gearhulk triggers for explosive fun.
 

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