Cauldron of Souls

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
Shadowmoor Rare

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Cauldron of Souls

Artifact

: Choose any number of target creatures. Each of those creatures gains persist until end of turn. (When it dies, 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.)

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Cauldron of Souls Discussion

MagicalHacker on Most Obscure/unknown commanders/cards for the ...

2 days ago

Allow me to suggest commanders I found didn't have the number of decks they deserve according to edhrec.com:

These have less than 50 decks built each, but they deserve more.

golgariizzet on does persist work on hydras

3 days ago

i have been working on a deck and was thinking about putting in Cauldron of Souls but the majority of the cards are hydra and 0/0 until cast so i would think persist would not work and send them to the grave yard is this right.

RazortoothMtg on AETHERBORN VAMPIRE

1 week ago

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Sheoldred, Whispering One are the next two big cards I'm getting, as they are great in this deck and are some of the best mono-black EDH cards. Until then, Cauldron of Souls looks good. I do like the look of that Skirsdag High Priest, because free(ish) 5/5 flyers every turn seems good. I had Magus of the Abyss in here, but it was one of the last cuts I made so I could playtest on Untap, on the reasoning that it does kill my own stuff evenly, even if it's still great. Once I add more token producers, it'll probably make it's way back in here. I like infinite combos, but feel Nim Deathmantle isn't great without a Grave Titan. I'll put that in once Gary and Overlord find a way in. I don't like the cockroaches because paying 3 mana a turn for an indestructible yahenni doesn't sound exciting.

Once again, thanks for all the help! But now I need to cut more cards...

Wizno on AETHERBORN VAMPIRE

1 week ago

Always happy to help RazortoothMtg! I definitely understand having to stick to budget needs. I think some other token generators you could look at are Ogre Slumlord, Abhorrent Overlord, Sifter of Skulls, and the new Sly Requisitioner. Two cards that could be helpful in a wrath-heavy deck are Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Cauldron of Souls. I know the former is a bit pricey but he may be a good investment down the road.

I'm not sure how you feel about infinite combos but you can make infinite tokens with Grave Titan + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar. You can add other components to this combo to create infinite damage, draw, etc.

One good card I would always have in mono-black is Gray Merchant of Asphodel. He can be a huge life swing and possibly even a game ender.

Magus of the Abyss could also be quite helpful in this deck. I definitely second that (budget pending), you should add Sheoldred, the Whispering One because she's meant for decks like this. You could look at less efficient but still effective means of pseudo-reanimating in the form of Brood of Cockroaches, Endless Cockroaches, and Oversold Cemetery. Since you aren't going to be re-using too many cards in your graveyard, things like Magus of the Will or Empty the Pits could be useful for big plays.

BlueGuildKnight on atraxa

1 week ago

So far I think they biggest problem you're gonna have is board wipes. If you can keep the army out they'll do work but if you get threatening we just need a wrath effect.

indestructible anti-wipe - Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Archangel Avacyn  Flip, Eldrazi Monument, Dauntless Escort, Selfless Spirit

recursion anti-wipe - Sheoldred, Whispering One, Phyrexian Reclamation

tricksy little hobbitses anti-wipe - Ghostway, Eerie Interlude, Heroic Intervention, Ready, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Cauldron of Souls

walkers to include - Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Liliana Vess, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets, Ajani Steadfast

things that I think are just good - Avenger of Zendikar, Mycoloth, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Winding Constrictor, Oath of Ajani, Primeval Protector

Saskia shares this problem of board-wipes fizzling me out. In her list I run a mix of 10ish recursion/indestructible and it feels like the sweet spot for it. I'd recommend about the same.

Cards that I feel are a must are:

Ready - I feel like this card as super blow-out potential like Boros Charm does in my list. Has the added benefit of fusing for lifelink and deathtouch too!

Ajani Steadfast - if you only add one walker make it this guy. devistating ulty with Deepglow Skate, has a universal counter pump, or can make 1 creature super threatening with his +1

Liliana Vess - she's just super solid here. devastating if you get her out with Deepglow Skate, tutors, and has some hand hate for the LOLOLOLs

Jace, Unraveler of Secrets - same as lili. devistating with the skate but boasts some bounce protection and a scry/draw.

Rishkar, Peema Renegade - gives some serious synergy with your outlast peeps as well as providing some serious ramp

Winding Constrictor - literally made for the deck. comes out just after commander 2016 release? suspicious....

Oath of Ajani - see above, MADE FOR THE DECK

FearCutsDeeper on One Thopter to Rule Them All...

2 weeks ago

Dross Scorpion goes infinite with a lot of cards you already have.

Rings of Brighthearth because.

Lotus Bloom with prototype portal. At worst, it's 3 free mana.

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