Cauldron of Souls


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
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Cauldron of Souls


: Choose any number of target creatures. Each of those creatures gains persist until end of turn. (When is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

Cauldron of Souls Discussion

K1ngMars on Which Card Should I Remove ...

1 month ago

I'd take out both Wanderer's Strike and Archmage's Charm for Cauldron of Souls and Sword of Truth and Justice . But it's me.

Between the two I'd take out the charm for the hard to achieve casting cost, but I'd also take out the strike for it's flat out absence of versatility versus any good instant creature exile-removal spell

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should I Remove ...

1 month ago

K1ngMars, I have no room for Cauldron of Souls in this deck, but it is a nice card. I do have Utter End in the deck, but cannot make room for Path to Exile or Swords to Plowshares , unfortunately.

As for the sword, I have decided to keep Grim Affliction in my deck, so the card that I shall remove to make room for the sword will be either Archmage's Charm or Wanderer's Strike ; the charm has a very strict casting cost and does not contribute to the deck's overall theme, but is very versatile, whereas the strike has a higher casting cost and is only a sorcery, but unconditionally exiles a creature and has proliferate; therefore, my situation is this: I have six counterpsells and six removal spells in this deck, so which type of card can this deck afford to lose?

achilles777 on Vorosh's Resizable Army

1 month ago

I’d run Eternal Witness over Golgari Findbroker for sure, she’s just better. You may consider adding Fathom Mage for extra value. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a decent planeswalkers that adds a +1/+1 counter to your team. It does seem a little light on removal. Just for the purposes of protection, you could consider adding Cauldron of Souls because you have a lot of etb triggers with +1/+1 counters. Maybe even Path of Discovery . Seems like a fun deck indeed.

K1ngMars on Which Card Should I Remove ...

1 month ago

If it were me, I'd definitely swap Sword of Truth and Justice in and Grim Affliction out. The latter isn't good enough for a 3 mana instant, even given the proliferate wich makes it a -2/-2.

On the other hand, I would definitely keep Voidslime in the deck, avoiding Wanderer's Strike . 5 mana sorcery speed is not good enough even for EDH. You have already plenty of ways to proliferate.

Also, where is your Cauldron of Souls ? You must have it.

Justmaximum on Whispers in the dark 35$ budget build

1 month ago

Illusionist's Bracers allows you to get 2 for 2 which is nice, and Reassembling Skeleton is a sweet basically free sac outlet because you just pay two to bring it back. Consider Desecrated Tomb and Open the Graves to just keep that sac train rolling without losing power on the battlefield. I know this is out of budget as well but eventually Mikaeus, the Unhallowed crushes in a sac decks like this and Cauldron of Souls is a great alternative as well. Finally with all these death triggers Blood Artist or Dictate of Erebos can go a long way. I know a lot of these cards are out of budget but they are good additional choices. Cabal Stronghold is probably a better similarly priced alternative to Wayfarer's Bauble for ramp, and also since your reanimate Solemn Simulacrum or Burnished Hart get really out of hand for ramp.

Spirits on Kaalia of the Cruel

2 months ago


I use all those same tricks in my Budget Commander League deck Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH.

It's difficult because the A/D/D use the same abilities so the obvious Torpor Orb is out.

The best way is using Haste, Lightning Greaves swing with Kaalia of the Vast , if you've tutored and resolve a Iona, Shield of Emeria naming you should be in pretty good shape for example.

Avacyn, Angel of Hope can protect you from Woodfall Primus .

Leyline of the Void is the best, if it's in your opening hand then It's CMC0, otherwise CMC4 is quite reasonable. Shuts down the recursive component of the deck. Bojuka Bog is a classic. Rest in Peace / Grafdigger's Cage but since you have some recursion too might hurt you on occasion. With either you could combo with Helm of Obedience . Some others Angel of Finality (Angel). Nihil Spellbomb (Draw). Keep in mind that Leyline of the Void also means Meren of Clan Nel Toth isn't getting experience counters since the creatures are exiling not "die"ing.

Cauldron of Souls might also help, but they can see it coming, and CMC5. Cauldron Haze is a bit more tricky. Archangel Avacyn  Flip but doesn't help against Sacrifice (shes no Sigarda, Host of Herons ). Teferi's Protection works good.

You can also just have fodder to sacrifice, Angel of Invention or Bitterblossom or Abhorrent Overlord or Regna, the Redeemer something like that.

Replace the cards with something like Harvester of Souls but he might get killed, or Midnight Reaper .

Another way is to pick an Infinite Combo (like my Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel ). Winning on your turn (maybe with a Grand Abolisher out), is the easiest way to avoid the conflict!

Or just haste + Master of Cruelties him lol, if the board is clear.

Gidgetimer on Both counter revival effects at ...

2 months ago

While it is true that at no point in the interaction does 704.5q (the SBA about counters canceling) apply, it is untrue that Mikaeus, the Unhallowed doesn't combo with persist creatures and a sacrifice outlet. The creature will have both undying and persist. The first time it dies both abilities will trigger and whichever resolves first will return it and the other will do nothing, as cdkime said. I think that the part they missed is that after the first time it will have either a +1/+1 counter or -1/-1 counter on it. This will prevent one of the two abilities from triggering, but the other will still trigger and return the creature with the opposite type of counter.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is a static ability that grants all other non-human creatures undying. This isn't like Cauldron of Souls on an undying creature, the creature will have both abilities each time it dies with Mikaeus out.

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