Carnival of Souls


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

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Set Rarity
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Rare

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Carnival of Souls


Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, you lose 1 life and add (Black) to your mana pool.

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Carnival of Souls Discussion

EarthBound33 on Blood Artist Sacrifice Deck (Turn 1 Win)

3 weeks ago

Hey guys, a new one mana zombie came out in M19 (Stitcher's Supplier) and i've been debating putting it in my deck, but i'm not sure if it would be good here or not. I'd Probably take out the Blood Pet for it, but not sure if his ability would be all that useful here or if it could possibly backfire if he puts anything besides Gravecrawler in my graveyard. I suppose it combos well with Unearth as well if any of my other necessary creatures get put in there, but if too many of my Carnival of Souls or Phyrexian Altar get sent to the graveyard I might be in trouble. Would like some second opinions if you think he's worth putting in here or not, and what could come out for him. Thanks for all the upvotes so far guys, I really appreciate it.

Grifoneis on Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder custom

4 weeks ago

Charcoal Diamond sucks dong, coming in tapped kills it.

Take a look at Carnival of Souls because you've got some life to play with

Tainted Remedy might be good if the meta gets too life-gain-y

If you want stupid high costed spells for fun I'd throw in a Worst Fears.

Mind Slash could be good to fuck up a blue player's hand.

Shadows of the Past is really good because you're constantly saccing shit for free deck digging, scry is super under-rated but in the late game you can almost guarantee a good top deck.

Bojuka Bog and Tormod's Crypt are important because you don't have a way to deal with graveyard decks like Muldrotha/Sidisi/Karador/Meren.

Leaden Myr isn't that great of a mana dork, Ogre Slumlord is okay but a lot of your sac'd creatures are tokens so I don't know how useful it'll be.

If you want another mana accelerator there's Nirkana Revenant.

Torment of Hailfire can just win you the game too.

Necropotence might be just out of your budget but boy is it a fucking good card.

Black Sun's Zenith is another boardwipe that gets around indestructible and it shuffles back in for later which is always good.

Bxbx on Dance of Pales [EDH]

1 month ago

Hi, Carnival of Souls might be good in here, because black is your main color. It can create pretty explosive starts in combination with your commander!

Bxbx on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

1 month ago


as you're going wide with this deck, have you considered to add Carnival of Souls? It can cause some really explosive starts. The life loss may be bearable cause you already have some lifegain in your deck.

Madcookie on A dilemma with priority.

2 months ago

I noticed this question was still marked as unanswered a few days in a row and decided to check it out. First there is no combination of cards that add 4 mana from a creature dying. The only thing I've found that comes remotely close is Carnival of Souls which triggers on entering and will net a total of 3 mana if the created token was sacked with Ashnod's Altar, combined with Pitiless Plunderer, which also adds a treasure token to be sacked. In any way this seems overly complicated way to go infinite. Are you sure you and your brother understand the rules for sacking and the situation is not as follows "I'll sacrfice my token to Ashnod's Altar, then while this is on the stack I'll sacrifice the same token again and net myself 4 colorless mana".

On another note as already said if he holds priority he can't do anything else and will block the game. Also since you gain 1 life for whenever a creature dies (possibly from Deathgreeter) your brother can't kill you since he also does 1 damage for each token dying and the game will end in a draw. But this is the case ONLY if he manages to prevent you from killing Slimefoot. You say you have 12 black mana, but the question is can your brother create tokens more times than you can pay and remove counters to kill his commander. Regenerating Slimefoot does nothing since the ability with the counters give Slimefoot -X/-X and if it resolves he will die as a state-based action.

Hope that clears the situation

EarthBound33 on Blood Artist Sacrifice Deck (Turn 1 Win)

3 months ago

Thanks for the comments guys! Glad you liked the deck. I really like playing it and it keeps getting more and more consistent every time I tweak it. I really appreciate the suggestions. While I do agree that Blood Pet and Cremate are probably the weakest cards in the deck right now, I really don't want to take out Doomsday because it just wins me the game so consistently. Infernal Contract looks really fun I think that'd be a good fit for this deck, maybe I could use that for my card draw instead of Cremate. Blood Pet really helps me when I'm having a hard time drawing lands. He's basically just a Swamp for me that also triggers Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat when I sacrifice him. I even profit mana when Carnival of Souls in in play because I get one when he enters AND another one when I sacrifice him with his ability. Diabolic Intent looks like a really cool card for this deck too, but for that kind of money I'd probably just get Entombs, because 90% of the time the last card I'm looking for is Gravecrawler, and for one less mana and not having to sacrifice a creature I can just put him in my graveyard, which is where he belongs anyway. That reminds me, do you know of any good 1 drop zombies that I could use to ensure I can always play Gravecrawler? Carrion Feeder was really the only good one I could find and he's incredibly good in this deck because not only can I use him to play Gravecrawler from my graveyard, I can also sacrifice him to him as well (for only 1 mana it seems almost too good to be true). Thanks again for the comments guys. I really appreciate it.

SupremeSnowSpork42 on Infinite combo challenge

4 months ago

Mycosynth Lattice + Artificer's Hex + Karn, Silver Golem Krark-Clan Ironworks+ Gemstone Array + Enduring Renewal + Carnival of Souls + any equipment + Reckless Fireweaver

  1. Have all the cards above on the field
  2. activate karn turning hex into a creature
  3. sac the hex to ironworks floating 2 mana, hex comes back do to renewal
  4. with the 2 floating mana put a charge counter on the Gemstone Array, remove the counter from array adding a black mana to pool
  5. cast the hex again triggering the carnival of souls
  6. use the mana from the carnival of souls to activate karn ability targeting hex
  7. repeat steps 2-6 with the highest life total to win do to Reckless Fireweaver triggers.

Now use the card Radiate

chadsansing on Elenda, the Dusk Rose

5 months ago

Spawning Pit looks great here. Have you ever tested with Gemstone Array as another mana sink with Ashnod's Altar? Carnival of Souls, Bitterblossom, and Comeuppance might also be fun here. You might also like Karlov of the Ghost Council.

Happy brewing!

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