Harvester of Souls


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) None
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Harvester of Souls

Creature — Demon


Whenever another nontoken creature dies, you may draw a card.

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Harvester of Souls Discussion

crabclaw on Teysa Karlov (I NEED HELP)

1 week ago

Some of these cuts below are for efficiency to reign in your cmc, others because there are better cards. Are you looking to make a lifegain-matters deck or a tokens/aristocrat deck? You have a ton of lifegain sources that situationally come into play.

Consider cutting some of the permanent-based sources of card draw for things like Night's Whisper or Sign in Blood . Harvester of Souls is great, especially with Teysa on the board, but it costs 6 mana and can potentially draw you into nothing. Or it may give underwhelming returns for the amount of mana you have to pay into it.

Cuts --

Impassioned Orator

Dutiful Attendant

Orzhov Cluestone and/or Orzhov Locket . Replace with Commander's Sphere

Debt to the Deathless

Exquisite Blood

Sanguine Bond

Open the Graves --> maybe consider Field of Souls . 1 cmc less, and flying is almost always relevant.

Requiem Angel --> I know the combo with Divine Visitation , but that's an 11 mana combo that still needs other cards for any sort of payoff.

Regna, the Redeemer --> Could still leave Krav, the Unredeemed in.

Butcher of Malakir .

lullerz on Ghave Grave-Tokens

1 week ago

For Reference,

Fierce Empath tutors for:

  1. Woodfall Primus - removal/finisher
  2. Sun Titan - Graveyard Recursion Value
  3. Harvester of Souls - Draw after board setup
  4. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed - Token Generation when yard stocked

Dimir House Guard usually tutors for:

  1. Price of Fame - instant speed removal + surveil. Cost reduced to kill commanders
  2. Guardian Project - Draw Engine
  3. Peregrination - Ramp
  4. Corpsejack Menace - Combo with commander
  5. Debt to the Deathless - Finisher/Lifegain
  6. Return to Dust Artifact/Enchantment Removal
  7. Marshal's Anthem Token enhancer
  8. Decree of Justice - small token spam / big flying token generator
  9. Teysa Karlov - Enhances enchantment engines (usually weak pick)

Mwonvuli Beast Tracker gets:

  1. Acidic Slime - Artifact/Enchantment/Land removal
  2. Woodfall Primus - Finisher / Removal Combo
  3. Harvester of Souls - Draw Engine
  4. Night Incarnate - small board wipe via -3/-3

Other tutors are Mausoleum Secrets (situational depending on graveyard) and Fauna Shaman (creatures - if she untaps)

Some cheap pieces to keep in mind are:

  1. Tragic Slip
  2. Skullclamp
  3. Assassin's Trophy
  4. Life from the Loam (given some available fetches in yard)
  5. Blood Artist

griffstick on Your Most Complex/Expensive InfiCombos/Game-Ending Synergies

2 weeks ago

I came up with a versatile combo a long time ago, where you need any sac outlet like Yahenni, Undying Partisan , any draw Engine that triggers on creatures dying like Harvester of Souls , Deathrender , Mortuary , and a creature with a cool etb ability like Gray Merchant of Asphodel .

Heres how it works. Have in play all the cards, equip Gray Merchant of Asphodel to the Deathrender , then sac him to Yahenni, Undying Partisan , that triggers 3 things at the bottom of the stack is the Deathrender trigger, that puts a creature from your hand into play attached to Deathrender . That resolves last. In the middle of the stack is the Harvester of Souls trigger that draws you a card. And on the top of the stack is the Mortuary trigger, putting Gray Merchant of Asphodel back into your hand.

The triggers resolve in that order creating a loop. Gray Merchant of Asphodel dies goes to the top of the library you draw a card then put Gray Merchant of Asphodel into play attached to Deathrender for infinite life drain and gain.

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

3 weeks ago

patrikl Nether Traitor is good for the reasons you mentioned, but that doesn't mean its better than reassembling skeleton. They're quite different, and neither is better than the other. I personally like skeleton more because it's more independent than traitor. Skeleton can go off with just a sac outlet and a mana-producer while traitor needs consistent other creatures. However, traitor does need less mana producers to go off, so I'm gonna find a place for it for consistency's sake. I've found that many wins come off of reassembling skeleton, so having another one will be helpful.

Nim Deathmantle is basically a more expensive reassembling skeleton that can loop other creatures instead of just itself. If I'm going to be looping something, the game is going to end soon, especially with the amount of death-trigger-card-draw in the deck. Personally, skeleton and traitor are preferable to deathmantle because they cost less to loop. However, deathmantle only requires generic mana which is a big plus, especially in terms of Ashnod's Altar . I'm not completely closed to the idea of deathmantle, but I currently I feel like its too specific in its needs for a combo. I understand its power though and if the maybeboard was ordered it would definitely be close to the top.

Gate to the Afterlife does actually seem a lot better than Harvester of Souls because finding specific combo pieces is very often the plan. I'll definitely include it instead of the ladder.

Yeah Lifeline is insane. I'm definitely gonna replace something for it. For now, I think its gonna be krav, regna, and harvester out for lifeline, traitor, and gate. I like krav and regna, and I'd like to find a place for them again, but for now, they're pretty slow to help the engine while the cards you mentioned do so much more efficiently.

bwanabeast5 on Grenzo's Dungeon of BIG BEEFY BOIS

1 month ago

Ok well you gave it your best shot. How I win is Harvester of Souls then I can play all my artifacts, draw infinite cards and make infinite colored mana. And play everything.

Alkadron on Rakdos, Lord of Riots

1 month ago

Hello fellow carnage enthusiast!

Rakdos is my mother flippin Jam, so I thought I'd drop by to see if I could make a suggestion or two. More-or-less every card I wanted to suggest is already in here, though, so... great work! Imma include some fringe recommendations anyways, but the core is definitely there.

If you wanted to lean more into Rioting, Darksteel Colossus is great at surviving boardwipes, Bearer of the Heavens is great at discouraging them, and Harvester of Souls is great at profiting off them. (I run a Riots deck in a boardwipe heavy meta, so I'm always very concerned about that. Come to think of it, it might've become a boardwipe heavy meta because I run a Riots deck. Hmm.) Here's that if you wanted to have a look: It's Riot Time

If you wanted to lean more into Rakdos-flavored nonsense, I'd like to recommend Dreadbore , Anthem of Rakdos , Mass Hysteria , and Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded . I'm trying to put a Showstopper deck together based around Rakdos-flavored nonsense, and those feel like they'll be super fun cards for me. Here's that, if you wanted to have a look: Showstopper Ideas.

All in all this looks like a great list! I'm stealing some of your ideas for my Rakdos decks. I'm a little ashamed that I didn't realize how good Loyal Subordinate and Rix Maadi Reveler were at rioting. Thanks!

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Harvester of Souls occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.49%

Golgari: 0.17%

Rakdos: 0.63%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.47%