Champion of Stray Souls

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare
Born of the Gods (BNG) Mythic Rare

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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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Champion of Stray Souls Discussion

Trizzo2 on Elenda EDH

2 weeks ago

Nice deck.

Landwise, I suggest Fetid Heath and probably Crypt of Agadeem.

Creaturewise, I'd add Sanctum Seeker, Champion of Stray Souls, and Butcher of Malakir.

I'd take out Sword of the Animist, Aetherflux Reservoir, and Demon of Dark Schemes for the other cards.

If you are looking for another planeswalker, there is also Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Overall, this seems like a really interesting deck.

t3hdarkness on Rat Swarm

3 weeks ago

If you feel Geth's Grimoire isn't good enough, then Liliana's Caress and Megrim can probably afford to go too.

Heirloom Blade, Vanquisher's Banner, and Door of Destinies are always great in a tribal deck.Oversold Cemetery and Champion of Stray Souls can probably do a lot of work for you too.

sebastian1994 on Meren’s Resilient Army of Baddies

1 month ago

Two cards that I would highly recommend, especially if you are running Panharmonicon with the intent of abusing ETB triggers, are Champion of Stray Souls and Living Death. Both have similar functions, basically swapping what is on your battlefield for what is in your graveyard. With Champion of Stray Souls, you can do it repeatedly which with powerful ETBs and Panharmonicon can be game breaking if not just an amazing value engine. Living Death on its own can be a one card win-con if you are able to set it up correctly!

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Skeletal Control

1 month ago

If you want to go with more of the skeleton theme, I highly suggest including Restless Dead over Drowned since the latter is a Zombie and not a Skeleton.

Portent seems like an interesting take on a Ponder variant that would be useful for early topdeck manipulation; crucial for control.

Your ability to close out games seems kind of narrow, with Bone Picker as your only genuine wincon. I would add a couple fatties like the Skeletal Wurms, or if you want to acquire other cards, Skeletal Vampire and Champion of Stray Souls seem cool.

If you're looking for cut options, Gorgon Flail doesn't really make sense in this list, and you could probably go down to 23 lands.

Happy brewing!

Bababad on

1 month ago

Satyr Wayfinder over Balustrade Spy

Thragtusk over Hollowhenge Scavenger (if you feel you need need the lifegain)

Living Death or Wake the Dead over Champion of Stray Souls

direct budget swaps that are better most of the time.

I would say your curve is a tad high (average 4.03 atm, even with over 100 this is problematic). Depending on the speed of your meta you will get left behind on experience counters and setup if you can't play anything. So more value 2 drops and 3 drops will smooth the deck out.

Spore Frog

Wood Elves

Viscera Seer

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

I would also recommend Shadowborn Demon quite heavily in any meren deck. Surprise catch most kill with a slow sac outlet in a pinch (with a 5/6 flying body when you are adequately set up).

A question you want to ask yourself while cutting/swapping with this deck is: What do I want my mid/late game to look like?

Do you want combos? (Death's Presence, Corpsejack Menace, Butcher of Malakir)

Do you want tutor? (Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Protean Hulk, Rune-Scarred Demon

Do you want fatty beats? (Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, etc)

Is this deck focused more on multiplayer amongst friends, store multiplayer, or 1v1?

Konglicker on SAC FO DAYZ. Looking for ...

2 months ago

Hey guys, I've looked at different decklists, did a bunch of reading and I've settled for the Jund color combination. It takes the resilience, ramp capability, efficiency and value from sacrificing abused by the Golgari hordes and provides ways to convert those variables into damage-based win-conditions by adding the color red.

Of the Jund generals, Prossh, Skyraider of Kher fits my style most. As I designed my ideal deck without the general to stay true to my playstyle, I noticed that I liked building engines with several components:

  1. Something that generates tokens/a nontoken creature I can sac and easily get back.

  2. A sacrifice outlet, preferably a free one.

  3. A card that triggers whenever something dies, giving me extra value.

The goal is to abuse items 2 and 3. If it was nontoken creatures I'm sacrificing, I'd have some kind of recursion engine in play as well, like Meren of Clan Nel Toth or Phyrexian Reclamation or Champion of Stray Souls.

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher has TWO of those functions attached to him, (token generation and a free sac outlet, one that converts to extra commander damage), and I'll always have access to him. This means I won't have to devote space to as many token producers or sac outlets as I usually would, choosing instead to devote more space to value-adding cards and answers for my opponents' decks. Best of all, I can devote more space to ramp via mana-dorks, so I can ramp insanely fast for Prossh's first cast in the early game and sac those dorks later for value. I'll recur them if necessary.

Thank you all for your help and sound recommendations, and thank you to MagicalHacker for the suggestion of Prossh.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Sp00ky Skeletons (ULTRA Budget)

2 months ago

How about including that funny on-theme funny little combo between Buried Alive and Champion of Stray Souls? You might just need some bigger skeletons. Maybe Skeletal Wurm?

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Damn, i wanna play that combo now.

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