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

EsperPanorama on White Night

3 days ago

Thanks for the suggestions moldycrow83 . Bitterblossom is not in my budget range and shares a dowside with the Westvale Cult Leader: It only generates one token per turn which is too slow. Ophiomancer and Skirsdag High Priest are already included because they provide excellent defense.

I totally like your suggestions of all the other cards. My commanders are quite mana intensive and Carnival of Souls and Black Market look like excellent inclusions!

Let's get back to your deck and see if we can find some nice inclusions for it.

moldycrow83 on White Night

4 days ago

Hmmm, going a pure aristocrats route could work. I like having the consistent token generators for things like that, such as:

If you have a decent lifegain engine going, than something like Carnival of Souls could work really well for ramp, but depends when you're getting tokens. Black Market also helps with mana, but 5cmc isn't easy to get out early to pick up those counters.

Decent cards that work on death triggers: Dark Prophecy and Smothering Abomination trigger even if a token dies and can provide some great card draw. Jar of Eyeballs is a strange little card. It lets you not only tutor, but arrange your deck. Proper Burial provides life gain and triggers even on a token's death. Requiem Angel is another high cmc card, but it can really net you a lot of tokens.

Sunbond and Cradle of Vitality are some neat ways to buff your commander(s) or other creature with life gain. Could work nicely with Elenda, the Dusk Rose.

Sicktoid on Krav, the Unhugged

2 weeks ago

Let me see if I can remember what I originally typed...

I basically seconded the Genesis Chamber suggestion - that card is nuts with Bloodsoaked Champion and Nether Traitor. If you want to go more towards that kind of "whenever a non-token creature enters/dies" thing, I'd consider including Reassembling Skeleton. These can all be tutored by Buried Alive or Corpse Connoisseur and if you decide to include the latter one, Gravecrawler could also be a worthy addition even if your deck's zombie count ain't otherwise that high. These weenies that come back from the graveyard also work really well with Pawn of Ulamog and Ogre Slumlord that someone already suggested.

Smothering Abomination and Dark Prophecy are great draw engines in a deck like this.

Carnival of Souls might work here too if you wanna go more combo oriented. I think the card might actually work pretty well with your commander.

Sicktoid on Krav, the Unhugged

2 weeks ago

I second Genesis Chamber. That card can be a house with Nether Traitor and Bloodsoaked Champion. You can add in Reassembling Skeleton too and you can reliably get one (or all) of them with Corpse Connoisseur or Buried Alive. If you decide to 'Connoisseur Gravecrawler can work too, allthough your zombie count otherwise doesn't seem that high.

If you wanna go combo(ish), Carnival of Souls might actually be good with your commander. Also, I've found out that Smothering Abomination and Dark Prophecy are pretty good sources of card draw in these decks.

Hope that helps! :)

WhatevWorks on Savra, Queen of the Value!

3 weeks ago

I have yet another completely different way to build this deck. This is my sixth time typing this comment, because my damn internet keeps cutting out. I'm starting to get very irritated. That being said, I'm gonna try and be brief about this.

It's gravestorm. Get as many deathtriggers as you can in one turn.

Card suggestions:

You could also run a few infinite combos if you want:

Grave Titan/Priest of Gix + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle

Reassembling Skeleton + Pitiless Plunderer + Ashnod's Altar

There's a deck that does exactly what I'm talking about, and it does it very well. It's cEDH, and you're probably not looking for that, but it is a good way to see what I mean if you don't already. Garna The Broflame

I hope I've adequately served my Queen!

Aggronomics on Krav Aristocrats

1 month ago

Endrek sahr is actually a card I totally forgot about that would do great in here!

And there are a handful of Grave Pact effects (Ima just say GPe's since I'm lazy) in the forms of Butcher of Malakir and Grave Pact, but overall I feel like GPe's are cards that work better in a deck that are trying to prolong the length of the game to a point in time where they'll be able to win outright.

With how I have Krav built now, I feel like he's leaning more towards a turbo xerox build with Carnival of Souls turning my reanimation spells into pseudo-rituals. I do think that the GPe's are a good thing to have (purely because my meta is creature heavy), but I feel like two is enough since I'm usually able to eek out wins without combat damage. With that in mind, I'd rather dedicate my slots to card draw and making the deck more consistent overall.

EarthBound33 on Blood Artist Sacrifice Deck (Turn 1 Win)

3 months 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

3 months 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.

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