Decaying Soil


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

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Decaying Soil


At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a card in your graveyard from the game.

Threshold - As long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard, Decaying Soil has "Whenever a nontoken creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay (1). If you do, return that card to your hand."

Decaying Soil Discussion

Suns_Champion on Xiahou Dun, the Corpse Dancer

1 month ago

Awesome deck! +1 for sure!

Doom Whisperer might be useful to fill your graveyard.

Smothering Abomination is a card drawing POWERHOUSE is a deck like this.

Decaying Soil might be a fun card to play around with... easy to get threshold and cheap to return stuff to hand. Lots of Deathrender combos too.

Final Parting could be a better Dark Petition in this deck. Doesn't give you mana back but basically tutors 2 cards instead of one, making it more flexible.

Suns_Champion on Gonti, Lord of Luxury

2 months ago

First off, You might like Lantern of Insight . Great way to know who exactly to hit.

Second, you might love Decaying Soil (with threshold) + Deathrender . ETBs For as much as you have mana. Obviously much better with infinite mana, as then you can just exile everything and win with Gonti.

You might be interested in my four color deck that does similar things with Gonti: TAKE WHAT'S MINE | Yore-Tiller EDH

thehat on Athreos TL

2 years ago

Researching your other path and trying to improve AetherBro's ability I found some enchantments you might look at:

Decaying Soil

No Rest for the Wicked

Angelic Renewal

Firebones675 on balthor the defiler of infinite combos budget

2 years ago

You're a little light on draw power. Read the Bones or Bitter Revelation could be worth including.

At present i don't see too many ways of generating infinite mana. I see the Necrotic Ooze/Palladium Myr/Pili-Pala one but that's it

If you add Decaying Soil, it goes infinite with Priest of Gix+ Ashnod's Altar

When I think of generals for monoblack combo decks Mikaeus, the Unhallowed comes to mind. (Mikaeus, the Unhallowed+Triskelion deals infinite damag by removing its last counter to deal 1 damage to itself which brings it back with more counters). Also mikaeus+ any creature with persist like Puppeteer Clique+ any free sac outlet like Altar of Dementia gives infinite triggers as the two counters cancel eachother out. Workhorse also provides infinite mana with mikeus

Blasting Station is another free sac outlet in such a combo as each time the loop is performed the creature enters from the graveyard untapping the station.

Provided you have 7 swamps in play Staff of Domination gives infinite mana and draws your entire deck with the help of the Magus of the Coffers you already have

bushido_man96 on Meren of Clan Combo

2 years ago

Ok, some changes made. Yavimaya Elder in for Crumbling Vestige (an early game Elder will provide excellent card draw and land fetch, thinning the deck by at least three cards per turn, if not more); Phyrexian Plaguelord in, Baloth Null out; Eternal Witness in for Restock (recursion makes it too good to pass up); Carnival of Souls in for Decaying Soil (the price for keeping Decaying Soil around is too steep, as I need the cards in my graveyard); Necropotence in for Blood Bairn (going to give it a try).

Always looking for some more comments!

hoardofnotions on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

2 years ago

I've been changing the deck quite a lot to get the budget right so a quick recap of the changes are

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Opifex Thanks for all the suggestions! You're coming in with stuff i've never thought of, and that's awesome!

I am trying to go wide and really liked your suggestion for Cryptolith Rite so i added Rishkar, Peema Renegade

Elder of Laurels seems good, but expensive to use his ability. What would i take out for it?

I've never even heard of Decaying Soil before! That's a clever combo with it too!! I think that if i added that combo i'd need to retool the deck a little more to get the most out of it, like adding the Deathgreeter, Extractor Demon, and Altar of the Brood. I think adding all these cards would weaken the deck overall and i don't run any tutors to find missing combo pieces anyway. I'd have to draw all the pieces naturally, which seems bad imo.

Nether Traitor is an amazing card i wish i had the budget for! i think it fits all the themes i'm going for and has shadow for unblockable beats to boot!

Whisperwood Elemental I just took out. I think it's good, possibly to slow with the amount of tokens it produces but really good in the face of a wrath. I'm still on the fence about this one

Magus of the Abyss is a interesting card. Board control is a good thing and i think i'm warming up to the idea of the card. I just need to find cuts for all these good suggestions i'm getting!!!

carpecanum Thanks for the explaning your card suggestions!

sounds like Curse of the Cabal is the closest thing we now have to Braids, Cabal Minion? I could see politics happening when this card is hanging around in suspend. I'm hoping Wave of Vitriol provides a simliar effect i can more reliabliy cast

bushido_man96 I had Smokestack in the original build of the deck, had to cut it when Tireless Tracker got so expensive. Will have to look into putting it back in now that the tracker is cut.

Opifex on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

2 years ago

If you are going wide Cryptolith Rite, and Elder of Laurels for green. I used to use Pawn of Ulamog and Blood Pet with Decaying Soil to trigger infinite deaths. Deathgreeterand cards that trigger on death like Extractor Demon are good. If you went that route, milling with Altar of the Brood and cards like Animate Dead that let you take from their grave. Great sacrifice fodder: Nether Traitor and Reassembling Skeleton.

electric012 on timckmorse

2 years ago

here is the list of some of my Mythic Rares I own and a few rares Spear of Heliod, Whip of Erebos, Door to Nothingness, Cairn Wanderer, Decaying Soil, Desolation Twin, Aegis Angel, Descent into Madness, Essence of the Wild, Necropolis Regent, Garruk Relentless  Flip, Vraska the Unseen, Empty the Pits, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Rise of the Dark Realms, Kiora, the Crashing Wave, Liliana of the Dark Realms, Avenger of Zendikar, Chromanticore, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Champion of Stray Souls, Worst Fears that is what I have besides the other 5o cards not named but the ones that I want to trade if you want the amount that I have ask and you shall receve, also I will give condition if asked and I am the one who wanted Entreat the Angels also if you don't want those I will give you the names of the others.

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