Center Soul

Center Soul


Target creature you control gains protection from the colour of your choice until end of turn.

Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Common

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Center Soul Discussion

Omniscience_is_life on What are your favorite underused, …

3 months ago

I love Mausoleum Secrets as a hella cheap instant speed tutor, and I think Aid from the Cowl provides nice extra-extra fancy scrying with a super easy-to-meet requirement, and Captured by the Consulate is fun to force an opponent to waste a removal spell or something of the sort. Seeker of the Way is a great creature to drop all your buffs on, and Center Soul is an interesting protection spell that you can use the next turn to get some damage in. Congregation at Dawn is awesome for cheating things off your deck, and Dispel is I feel the most underused actually-good counterspell ever. Destiny Spinner can make some massive creatures and keep your unresolved spells of all sorts safe, and Refurbish is super cracked at getting massive artifacts back onto the battlefield cheeaap (think Cataclysmic Gearhulk-type cards) and finally, Looming Altisaur is the best voltron commander I’ve ever seen.

ambitiouspuddle on $15 RW Heroic

4 months ago

The combo between Favored Hoplite and Rile is really good. Also, Ephemerate and Center Soul or Stave Off protect your creatures and provide more triggers. I have a weird love for Artful Maneuver, but Idk if it's objectively worth it. Unfortunately, Zada won't trigger everyone else's Heroic abilities, but it's still a very good card. Combo with Defiant Strike, Samut's Sprint, or Titan's Strength for big card advantage. Seeker of the Way is a popular include in Boros Feather, and it could probably make it's way into here. Monastery Swiftspear Monastery Mentor, Dreadhorde Arcanist, Boros Charm, Temur Battle Rage and Feather, the Redeemed are all good options to upgrade with if you have the money for them.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Jeskai monks

9 months ago

Hellos, I like what you have here. I definitely agree with Silverdrake when it comes to the land balance and how it can be lowered much more.

Other than that, have you considered Center Soul or Emerge Unscathed ? They both feel like they were made for aggro prowess decks. It'll provide protection when you need it, sneak your creatures through, leaves your mana open the second time to use Shu-Yun, and it'll trigger prowess the second time around too.

Though not quite on theme, Dreadhorde Arcanist and Runechanter's Pike seem like it would fit your deck pretty well too and give you some additional uses from your spent spells. Hope this helps.

5dollarMTG on Graceblade Artisan

1 year ago

Cool deck! Emerge Unscathed is a cheaper version of Center Soul . Kor Spiritdancer or Mesa Enchantress would also be good additions.

kamarupa on White deck thing

1 year ago

Add "budget" to the deck's hubs. Wall of Tanglecord is better than Fortified Rampart .

Ajani's Pridemate seems appropriate. Soul Warden and/or Soul's Attendant would be good to if you can afford them.

Oblivion Ring is incredibly useful. Highly recommend.

This deck is close to Pauper. Might be worth considering going in that direction instead of Modern.

Love Riot Control - I don't know if people realize this, but it's one of very few spells that say "prevent all damage" vs "prevent all combat damage. That makes RC waaaay more useful! And you get to gain life! Wow!! In that same vein of though. you might consider Pay No Heed over Shielded Passage .

I think Oppressive Rays is better than Pacifism . Lower CMC and it disrupts activated abilities. In my experience, people seem to subconciously consider creatures I've enchanted with OR as completely non-functional. 3 is just too high a cost - in most cases people will get more out of 3 mana just playing new spells.

Suture Priest might be worth considering.

You've got a decent number of Enchantments going. Ethereal Armor might be worth considering.

I'm thinking Chalice of Life  Flip would be good here, but I will caution you that people in my playgroup hate it and do everything they can to remove it.

Mentor of the Meek would probably draw you some cards. I hate the cost, but it repeatable.

Brave the Elements is almost certainly better than Center Soul .

Kogarashi on What are the interactions between …

1 year ago

If you cast an instant or sorcery with Rebound (let's say Center Soul ) while Feather, the Redeemed both Feather's trigger and Rebound will create a replacement effect for when the spell would go to your graveyard.

Because two or more replacement effects are trying to affect your spell, you would get to choose which one applies, and the other will have no effect. Whichever one you choose will create a delayed triggered ability.

If you choose Feather, the Redeemed , the delayed triggered ability will trigger at the beginning of the next end step, and return the card to your hand.

If you choose Rebound, however, the delayed triggered ability will trigger at the beginning of your next upkeep and allow you to cast the spell from exile without paying its mana cost.

It's important to note that no player receives priority during the untap step, so you can't cast any spells during the untap step. The first point at which any player receives priority is the upkeep step, after all "beginning of upkeep" triggers have been put on the stack.

5dollarMTG on A Little Project

1 year ago

This is a good collection of cards! If I were you, I would either go for a more midrange deck built around non-auras like Sigil of the Empty Throne and Sphere of Safety or focus on a more aggressive aura-based deck that is built around Hero of Iroas and other heroic creatures. If you take the latter option, you can curve from Favored Hoplite or Lagonna-Band Trailblazer into Phalanx Leader and Blessed Spirits. Then start targeting Phalanx Leader with cheap auras and Blessed Spirits will get huge fast. If you go this route you need protection since creatures with auras have a huge target on them. You already have Emerge Unscathed, which is great, but you might also consider Gods Willing, Center Soul, or an umbra like Hyena Umbra. Those are a lot cheaper to cast than Spectra Ward and, unlike Selfless Spirit, they'll re-trigger the heroic mechanic.

5dollarMTG on Super duper budget fun

1 year ago

Love the idea behind this deck. I had a hard time consistently drawing creatures with it though. Maybe drop Grip of the Roil or Center Soul and add in some more copies of your heroic creatures? Also, with the heroic mechanic, it's nice to include a few copies of a card like Launch the Fleet or Cauldron Haze that you can target all your creatures at once.

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