Champion of Stray Souls


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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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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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

king-saproling on Budget Ayara

2 days ago

Looks good! You might like these: Infernal Genesis , Champion of Stray Souls , Ogre Slumlord , Harvester of Souls , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Grave Betrayal , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Cauldron of Souls , Desecrated Tomb , Mimic Vat , Xathrid Necromancer .

Also, I hate to burst your bubble, but Carrion has been errata'd; You only sacrifice one creature at the time of casting, you can't sacrifice more than one.

Strangelove on Syr Konrad EDH

1 week ago

+1 my guy. @Your post

I wanted to second Necropotence , great combo, as well as the classic Painter's Servant / Grindstone .

Darkblast is probably playable.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Zombie... goes infinite.

Putrid Goblin / Lesser Masticore + Metallic Mimic + Sacrifice... also goes infinite... maybe this and Gravecrawler could push you into a soft Zombie Tribal subtheme?

Have you considered Living Death or Twilight's Call ?

Lifeline or Champion of Stray Souls are similar to a Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker build.

Phyrexian Reclamation is a great way to access your graveyard.

You could go crazy and try the Lich cards or maybe Forbidden Crypt .

Geth, Lord of the Vault

You really need more draw and to that end try Thought Gorger / Geier Reach Sanitarium / Null Profusion / Harvester of Souls

I would remove most of your milling artifacts to make room for some of the above, more draw, more removal, and 4-5 board wipes ( Boompile and Oblivion Stone effects are a must in monoblack). You have strong combos with Syr Konrad and I would focus on drawing/ tutoring into those while you control the board a bit more. With more interaction it'll be less of a glass cannon and more fun to play with and against.

Good luck!

TheSimikBOat on Budget Slimefoot deck

3 weeks ago

Hey, I saw the deck, and I have some suggestions:

I hope this helped you

Shabompistan on Kresh prefeered

3 months ago

The balance between slow reanimate engines and self reanimating creatures is one that can be tuned with playtesting. I would say it depends on how you want your mana curve to run. I personally prefer low mana curves but you can support big spells with enough ramp if you prefer.

Although I will say I think Palace Siege is objectively better than Champion of Stray Souls .

hankhill on Kresh prefeered

3 months ago

That's a good point actually, I guess I usually start sacing stuff too soon. But yea i'm definitly down with switching out mana rocks for dorks and more ramp, especially since they'll trigger kresh later.

Also are you saying I should just take out the larger creatures that reanimate (like Sheoldred, Whispering One / Champion of Stray Souls ) for creatures with built reanimation (like Bloodghast and Reassembling Skeleton )? If so I like the idea, gives me more room for cool death triggers and maybe more utility.

lol i should probably actually make these changes at some point here, just been kind of busy.

hankhill on Kresh prefeered

3 months ago

I definitely want to add more death triggers, and the ones you suggested are what I'm looking at next.

I think I'll move towards the reanimate aspect. Something I always wonder though is early game, most good reanimate outlets are usually 4+ mana (things like Hell's Caretaker , Sheoldred, Whispering One and Champion of Stray Souls ) so I feel usually pretty vulnerable early game.

Any suggestions?

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