Champion of Stray Souls

Champion of Stray Souls

Creature — Skeleton Warrior

, , Sacrifice X other creatures: Return X target creatures from your graveyard to the battlefield.

: Put Champion of Stray Souls on top of your library from your graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare
Born of the Gods (BNG) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
MTGO Legal
Heirloom Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Hero Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Champion of Stray Souls occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%

Champion of Stray Souls Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The True Skeleton Was Inside You All Along

1 week ago

I love that deck name. This is pure perfection. There isn't much I could improve regarding the deck. But what about a 1-of Champion of Stray Souls? It's ability is absolutely insane with gravepact, but I know both itself and the ability are pretty expensive.

Gbeail on Gisa's Undead Army

2 months ago

If you want bang for your buck there's Abyssal Persecutor which can get you 6 tokens for 5 mana with your commander, or can be used to do a little damage before sacrificing it, being that it has flying and can swing over some people. Then a good card for any black token deck with a decent mana supply is Champion of Stray Souls which has a repeatable effect.

glorf on Spirit of Xmas Past

2 months ago

Updates:

Grave Betrayal -> Mortal Combat : Better alternate wincon since I'm not running a ton of removal and combos well with Syr Konrad and the large amount of creatures I'm running.

Thorn of the Black Rose -> Balthor the Defiled : Mass graveyard recursion > Monarch.

Noosegraf Mob -> Syr Konrad, the Grim : This decision was between Noosegraf Mob and Marionette Master. Noosegraf seemed the better choice to cut since Marionette makes 3 tokens on ETB as opposed to waiting for players to cast spells. Syr Konrad is a good alternate commander for this deck and pairs well with the theme to dish out some damage.

Champion of Stray Souls -> Living Death : Tough decision since this feels like a good home for Champion of Stray Souls, but it costs so much to get out and use it's ability. I'll still try to get him in the deck, but unless I cheat him out with Hell's Caretaker or something similar his cost is hard to justify. Living Death is an all-star recursion piece and works well with Grave Pact-like abilities.

king-saproling on syr konrad with auto win

4 months ago

I recommend Mimic Vat. It can double and in some cases triple the amount of damage Konrad deals. When a creature dies, put it on the vat: that's 1 damage from dying, and another damage for leaving the grave if the creature was yours. Then the old imprinted creature falls off the vat, another damage. So 2-3 damage per creature dying instead of 1!

Here are others you might consider: Neko-Te, Witch's Cottage, Memorial to Folly, Crypt of Agadeem, Buried Alive, Champion of Stray Souls, Death Denied, Empty the Catacombs, Footbottom Feast, Bone Harvest, Wake the Dead, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Cauldron of Souls, Dread Summons, Awaken the Erstwhile

triproberts12 on Midrange in EDH - Curves, ...

4 months ago

Sounds like a job for Insurrection.

It also kinda looks like you're trying to build a combo deck, what with the Congregation at Dawn and specific 3 creatures you want out, in which case Genesis Wave, Genesis Hydra, Lurking Predators, Kamahl's Druidic Vow, Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire, See the Unwritten, Atla Palani, Nest Tender, Aid from the Cowl, Warp World, Divergent Transformations, Indomitable Creativity, Reality Scramble, and Genesis Storm are your options for cheating out multiple creatures off the top of your deck. You'd then want to shore up your tutors (not having blue hurts here, but black is king) to be able to consistently grab Congregation at Dawn.

The other option (or perhaps in addition to) is to go reanimator. Buried Alive+Balthor the Defiled, Champion of Stray Souls, All Hallow's Eve, Immortal Servitude, Pyrrhic Revival, or Rise of the Dark Realms.

Tutors can serve each plan equally, and it keeps the deck from doing the same thing every time, which is good for casual play. Also, if you throw in Footbottom Feast, Gravepurge, Forever Young, and/or Bone Harvest, Buried Alive interacts with Genesis Wave and friends.

multimedia on Merciless rage needs upgrading

4 months ago

Hey, Worldgorger would make your deck unfair. Without it you could still play reanimation, but fair reanimation. There's nothing wrong with fair reanimation it can still be powerful and fast, it will just take longer to win a game. The upgrade would be to reanimate better budget creatures and add support creatures/other cards that can help reanimation. Reanimation would be one of the most simple of upgrades you could make by replacing subpar creatures with better ones to reanimate and subpar cards that only belong in a precon with better ones.

An example is Vilis, Broker of Blood. Powerful budget creature who you want to reanimate and who's busted with Krrik's Phyrexian mana ability. Could replace Soul of Innistrad with Vilis.

Glint-Horn Buccaneer can be an unfair creature with combos or just a fair creature who can repeatedly hurt your opponents, but not kill the table. Buccaneer is good with wheels because wheels make you discard all the cards in your hand which can be a lot. Repeatable wheels can really do a lot of damage to your opponents with Buccaneer. Wheels are good with reanimation. Could replace Scaretiller with Buccaneer.

Dragon Mage is an upgrade of a big creature to reanimate who can be a repeatable wheel. Chainer, Nightmare Adept is good with repeatable reanimation with Doomed and Apprentice Necromancers. Chainer is also amazing with Magus of the Wheel who can be a repeatable wheel effect. Could replace Boneyard Parley with Mage. If not playing Worldgorger then Bloodhall Priest is lackluster esspecially with wheels. Could replace Priest with Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion, who can be another repeatable wheel effect.

Anger is very good when you have a consistent way to discard it, since giving reanimated creatures haste makes them so much better. Could replace Skyfire Phoenix with Anger.

These are just a few examples of upgrades to expand on reanimation.

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