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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.)
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Cauldron of Souls Discussion
1 day ago
Is it too many boardwipes that you see that make the protection cards not-so-good? Understandable with 7 opponents... that'd drive me bonkers. Those games must grind on and get political as help. Or is it actually few if any boardwipes?
If it's too many, you may be better served by the reusability of Cauldron of Souls . If it's few if any boardwipes, I'm jealous.
5 days ago
Since it looks like the deck is semi-budget I won’t suggest anything overly price but one card to start out with to add a tad more speed would be Ancient Tomb and it won’t exactly break the bank. Here’s a few cards that would combo off of Mikaeus quite nicely
- Woodfall Primus with a way to continually sac him you could wipe out your opponents boardstates.
- Aerie Ouphes will take out all opponents flying critters.
- Cauldron of Souls to give any or all your critters persist to survive an opponents board wipe or for whenever you sac one of your own critters for an effect such as your caustic caterpillar.
If you like any of these cards I can’t offer any help as to what to remove for them because it seems you have this deck fairly streamlined as it is right now. If anything it would be a couple creatures but I’m sure they all serve a purpose in this deck right now.
1 week ago
Well thanks for the heads up about Abomination. I still feel as though it's worth it over some other card-draw pieces I've found (I specifically replaced Grim Haruspex with it) because I'll consistently be sacrificing creatures anyway. This works much better with a token subtheme imo.
As for Hell's Caretaker , my current thought process is that I enjoy the instant speed quality of Whisper's ability. I can send things into combat and then sac the ones that are blocked, for example. I also don't really mind having the power to sac 2 things at once in an aristocrats deck. It may eventually be worth running both cards, though.
1 week ago
Asceticism , Eldrazi Monument , Moldgraf Monstrosity , Stromgald Cabal , Spearbreaker Behemoth , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , and Cauldron of Souls are probably your best options for wrath protection. You can always take them away with Deceiver Exarch , Pilfering Imp , Cabal Interrogator , Disciple of Phenax , or Mind Slash .
1 week ago
Smothering Abomination isn't bad, but keep in mind that it does not combo with Teysa.
Karmic Guide seems a bit slow to me. You're almost definitely not going to pay the Echo cost, which means it is a 5 cost reanimate. But there are a number of cheaper reanimations, some even at instant speed.
If you're still interested in this kind of deck, check out my other Teysa deck, Teysa Karlov: My Death, Your Death. I actually ended up building that one instead of the one you commented on. I realized that in my playgroup, tutors and win-out-of-nowhere combos weren't what I wanted.
1 week ago
I like the list. However, for aggro it is too slow - your manacurve is very steep, yet you have no ramp whatsoever. One land per turn will leave you snailing behind.
First, i suggest removing non-basic taplands. If you run budget, dont bother with them, if you have extra, consider Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - it is great in nonocolor deck.
Third, consider cutting creatures. At no point in time your opponents will let you have full board. Two-Headed Giant , for example, is at least non-synergistic. Instead, add enchantments that give haste and trample.
Fourth, point removal and commander protection. It is more important than you think. Forget about Blood Moon , you are not running stax, you need to beat face.
And lastly, sixth. How will you deal with boardwipes? Get yourself Cauldron of Souls or something similar to prevent your opponent from being a jerk.
3 weeks ago
I'm intrigued by the Child of Alara build. Mass destruction in a deck where most permanents have a death trigger; then pull everything back into play! In addition to Dark Realms, there's Cauldron of Souls , Faith's Reward , and tons of targeted spells that do "when this creature dies, return it to play/hand"
IDK if there are actually enough of those type of cards to make it work, but it'd be awesome if you pulled it off.
(even just as a 'normal' aristocrats deck, it'd be fun to have all 5 colors and the threat of blowing up everything)
4 weeks ago
nickelphoenix I'm glad you brought up the point of graveyard hate. I added an entire section about it and how to better deal with it.
The recursion cards you mentioned are very interesting. Lifeline is a huge impact card that provide unlimited fuel to the engine, and I'm considering adding it to the deck. Another you've mentioned that sparked my interest is Cauldron of Souls . Free recursion is very good, especially when it allows our engine to keep running a lot longer. Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed also give free recursion, but they only work with some of our cards. Nonetheless, they're quite good. Enduring Renewal is weird. It provides very good recursion but makes drawing creatures impossible. Yawgmoth's Will however, doesn't work well with any of our death triggers since it exiles them instead of letting them die, but it does get back our other cards for value.
Another one I just came across is Strands of Night .
Cauldron of Souls occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.09%