Champion of Stray Souls


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Mythic Rare
Born of the Gods 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

CaiusV on Double strike vs multiple blockers

1 week ago

My Pheres-Band Raiders is enchanted with Hopeful Eidolon and Ghostblade Eidolon, power and toughness each 7. My opponent is blocking with Champion of Stray Souls whose power and toughness are each 4, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord whose power and toughness are each 5, and Rot Shambler whose power and toughness are each 8. That is the blocking order she is choosing in hopes that my Pheres-Band Raiders will die before it deals enough damage to her Rot Shambler to kill it. Will either of the first two blockers do ANY damage to my creature, or will the first strike kill both of them before either of them deal damage and she's killing them unnecessarily?

Tyr_W on Meren's Grave Shenanigans

1 month ago

Fun cards yet budget:

Browsing the cards, I think you could use reanimating creatures like Apprentice Necromancer and Doomed Necromancer as they can reappear.

Cards to cut:

GregariousG on Living Tokens

1 month ago

Cards to Consider

triproberts12 on Necrotic Arachnidism

1 month ago

I've been looking at building an Ishkana deck, too. I was looking at mine from more of an online place, budget-wise, but I checked out the differences between our decks, and I think there are quite a few budget cards that would help: Tree of Tales and Vault of Whispers both net two types when milled. Vessel of Nascency was a standard in Standard Delirium, since it immediately puts and enchantment in your graveyard. Syphon Mind and Harmonize are both great value cards. Millikin is a great fit in Ishkanah decks, since it can ramp, chump to put two types in the graveyard, and mill, all on its own. Commander's Sphere is the same. It can ramp you from 4 to 5 mana and cycle to fuel delirium as early as turn 4. Foul Renewal should be pretty powerful in this deck, and I had Sight of the Scalelords and Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper for the same toughness reasons. Finally, the piece of tech I'm proudest of is Champion of Stray Souls. If you're already milling creatures into your graveyard, then sacking 3 1/2 spider tokens for 3 real creatures is fantastic, especially since you can let Ishkanah go to the graveyard be be re-risen with fresh tokens. If you move away from budget options, I also think Buried Alive is a good choice. Choosing Arachnoid, nyxweaver, and a fattie, you get Delirium and a reanimation target. I also included a land tutor package. Here's my full list: Spiders.

crawler3 on The Devils Bleeding Crown (Volrath Reanimator)

1 month ago

@HOPMONSTER, yup alot of these cards were in my Fat Bottomed Girls (Liliana Reanimator) deck, which housed nearly all of the reanimation spells. alot of these got trimmed down to to add better support for Volrath the Fallen himself ( Whispersilk Cloak, Lightning Greaves, ect).

-Victimize is nice, but having two requirements to be met to activate means the simpler Animate Dead or Necromancy gets that spot

-Rise of the Dark Realms and Living Death funny and amazing, but im not discarding or self milling enough to warrant it

-Putrid Imp does what Necromancer's Stockpile does but cheaper, and out of 29 creatures, 3 of them are zombies

-Palace Siege is cool and has good utility with the life gain/loss

-I NEED A Sidisi, Undead Vizier

-Champion of Stray Souls is interesting... if he was legendary, hed be a great recursion/reanimator general but i dont want him in my deck, his abilities are too expensive

-Nightmare Lash and Lashwrithe may get worked in there, they combo too well with Liliana of the Dark Realms, plus they can be equipped little to no mana... i hate 4 drops though :/

ill take these under consideration, thanks for the advice and if im missing something with combos and whatnot, let me know :)

hoardofnotions on Meren's Grave Shenanigans

1 month ago

Polluted Mire and Slippery Karst could come out for Barren Moor and Tranquil Thicket

Ghoulcaller's Bell for Mesmeric Orb uber mill!

Gravecrawler for Reassembling Skeleton or Bloodghast you could even have a combo with Perilous Forays

Viridian Emissary- not strong enough? maybe Satyr Wayfinder

Zulaport Cutthroat- Blood Artist if you're playing in a multiplayer format there will be more creatures dying then just your own, therefore i think blood artist is better

upgrade Murder to Hero's Downfall

upgrade Rise from the Grave to Zombify, or remove entirely

Corpse Connoisseur is great!

Champion of Stray Souls have you thought this card is too slow

Scourge of Nel Toth is this card too slow

Verdant Force good enough?

if you're trying to combo, maybe Tooth and Nail.

also if you're running Living Death maybe run more graveyard hate, Agent of Erebos and Scavenging Ooze

viperfang4 on Teysa Is Kinda Sexy, Right?

2 months ago

Renegade Map just came out, Walking Atlas is always good, you might like Reaper from the Abyss in your creatures, Yahenni's Expertise just came out, Liliana of the Dark Realms helps with grabbing swamps, Endless Horizons grabs plains, Thawing Glaciers is the only fetch land that goes back to your hand, Gilded Lotus is good despite the mana sink, Sorin Markov pings someone to ten, Tree of Perdition too, Hell's Caretaker, Champion of Stray Souls, and Debtors' Knell all grab creatures from your grave regularly, Dark Confidant is like phyrexian arena in a way, Vow of Duty and Vow of Malice could be nice on teysa, Entangler is ridiculous on her, Conqueror's Flail would be good too, and I will come up with more stuff later, that's enough for now.

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