Cauldron of Souls


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Commander Anthology Vol. II (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.)

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Cauldron of Souls Discussion

MoistRope on Experience the Golgari

4 days ago

Shrazik, thanks for your in depth response! I took your advice on Melira, Sylvok Outcast, as I wasn't too fond of her to begin with. I basically included her as a cheaper way to go off with Woodfall Primus(also in an early draft of the deck I thought she worked with Devoted Druid :c ) , but after some play-testing it doesn't seem like it'll be too much of an issue. I originally took out Triskelion as well in favor of Walking Ballista, but running both wont hurt. Cauldron of Souls seems a little too situational, though super satisfying if I were to go off with it. Thanks for your input!

ZendikariWol on My Vengeful Golem

4 days ago

Okay. Apologies, this comment is going to be even longer than the last one.

Your entire Recursion folder is not great. Cauldron of Souls is good, but the rest seem very weak. How much removal is there in your meta?

Borborygmos has a nice effect but is also 7 mana.

Death's Presence is fine, but once again, pretty mana-costly. There are better payoffs for that cost.

Oona's Blackguard is not super good. It forces discards, yeah, but not enough. This deck has too few creatures to really make use of it.

Panharmonicon is a confusing inclusion. You have EIGHT creatures with ETB effects. Eight. That is not enough to justify panharmonicon.

Rage Forger's only use outside a deck that's going wide (which yours is not) is as planeswalker removal. And even then, it'll probably take two attack steps.

Solidarity of Heroes is suboptimal. How many creatures do you usually hit with it? Let's assume four if it's cast late-game as your only spell of the turn. It doubles for things' counters, which is probably... 12, total?? Not great.

Lifeblood Hydra is BAD. To understand why, I'll walk you up the curve. At 4 mana, it's a 1/1 that gives you 1 card and 1 life. At 5 mana it's a 2/2 that gives you 2 cards and 2 life. At 6 mana it's a 3/3 that gives you 3 cards and 3 life. The first time I see this being worth the casting cost is at NINE MANA, and by the time you have nine mana, there are better things to cast.

Why are you running Vraska, Golgari Queen? You don't have very many aristocrat synergies, I don't see where sacrificing creatures at sorcery speed would ever help.

World at War isn't that great here. I mean it's good, but not as good as a lot of other things you could play at 5 mana.

Violent Ultimatum is hilariously bad for its mana cost. Its variable use is nice, but SEVEN MANA to destroy 3 permanents? Pass.

Undercity Plague really doesn't do a lot. It's great against one opponent but it doesn't have a lot of impact on the board as a whole.

Triskelion and Walking Ballista are all pretty lame if they're not being used as combo pieces. Triskelion is much worse than Ballista.

Balefire Dragon is good, but it doesn't synergize with the rest of your deck at all.

Oh yeah, and your deck has 109 cards in it, if I read correctly.

Shrazik on Experience the Golgari

6 days ago

Really nice! I like Meren decks, but I will warn you now, anybody that has played against a Meren of Clan Nel Toth before is not gonna let you lay low for very long if at all. She's incredibly powerful at all stages of the game and she's built up a widely known reputation as the queen of sacrifice. She draws a lot of hate when she hits play and playing with the intention of laying low gets drastically reduced because of that. Of course this all depends on who you play with, just letting you know as someone who has both played with and played against Meren.

Overall your deck is pretty solid. However, I personally would swap out Melira, Sylvok Outcast for something like Triskelion. With Triskelion you get infinite damage Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. Melira, as she stands now, is a little too situational for my taste with only one persist creature. She also turns off devoted druid.

However, if you are looking to get more benefit out of her, I would consider looking into Cauldron of Souls. It'll allow you to take full advantage of Melira's ability as well as combo with Mikaeus for a practically unkillable army.

Ocelot44 on Tajic Hatebears

1 week ago

If you love hate cards as much as I do, then I've got a lot of recommendations!

Torpor Orb is a Tocatli Honor Guard that doesn't die to creature wipes

Bastion Protector will protect Tajic while Tajic protects Bastion Protector, so easy wombo combo

I know this might seem counterintuitive, but Boros Reckoner and Truefire Captain could both go really well in here! If Tajic ever gets removed, then suddenly any Blasphemous Act effects become massive burn spells! I'd also recommend other Earthquake effects like Magmaquake, Hour of Devastation, or Chain Reaction

With your +1/+1 counter subtheme, creatures with persist like Twilight Shepherd, Kithkin Spellduster, and Furystoke Giant could all be good, or even Cauldron of Souls could be hilarious

If you want more reanimation hate, I really love Containment Priest! It's a Hallowed Moonlight effect that doesn't hit tokens, but it sticks around if you can defend it

Lanzo493 on phase IV

1 week ago

Coalition Relic is a solid mana rock that also combos well with Atraxa. I also noticed that you're not running Kalonian Hydra. He's awesome. Cauldron of Souls can interact very well with all of your creatures that generate +1/+1 counters.

Gadianten on Dromoka Eternal $50 EDH

2 weeks ago

I like the idea of +1/+1 counters are important and I have tried to keep the suggestions relatively inexpensive. With that in mind here are a few ideas that might further the counter stratagem such as Antler Skulkin, Twilight Shepherd, Cathars' Crusade and Cauldron of Souls. Greater Good is also fairly synergistic and the price is pretty low for what you get on its newest printing.

Gadianten on Krav, the Unhugged

2 weeks ago

I would replace Bond of Agony for Lifeline as Bond of Agony costs life AND mana making it a disappointing Exsanguinate. I think I would add Genesis Chamber over Oath of Ghouls as 22 creatures is not really that much, unless your meta is very creature light. Barring that perhaps something like Cauldron of Souls over Oath of Ghouls, even though in theory you should be the one benefiting the most it still seems a little to situational.

Some other considerations are Mikaeus, the Unhallowed as he is pretty since he allows you to re-sacrifice non human non token creatures with his handy undying ability. Hangarback Walker is an interesting choice since it creates tokens to fuel sacrifices and they fly. Puppeteer Clique is a solid creature in general and as a bonus is very synergistic with your commander allowing you to double dip for sacrificial purposes.

I think Rogue's Passage is worth considering since this is a pretty low opportunity cost to add some unblockable ability to your deck with a commander that could potentially one shot people. Also it can mess with opponents blocking other opponents stuff and that's always funny.

Acute19 on Aminatou the Fateshifter | Commander 2018

3 weeks ago

Greeting Jumbo Commander! I've loved watching you on the Command Zone and appreciate you keeping up on your original channel as well. I've done a lot of testing with Aminatou and there are a couple cards that I would highly recommend. Cauldron of Souls is a fantastic board-wipe protector that also triggers ETBs. Transmogrifying Wand is SOOOOOOO GOOOOOD with a blink commander. I really can't say enough about how much work this card puts in. One of the problems that I've encountered with these ETB decks is amassing too many ETB targets without enough enablers (a good problem but still a problem). Transmogrifying Wand isn't so needy providing sustained value over the course of a couple turns before needing a recharge. It's a wonderful feeling to hand out those Ox tokens left and right. Buy your copies now because that card will gradually find it's way into every flicker/blink commander deck.

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