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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
6 days ago
Hey, one way to make this deck faster and more efficient is to increase the amount of ramp. Since Kresh is green, you have lots of sorceries that ramp. I highly recommend Farseek, Nature's Lore, Rampant Growth, and Search for Tomorrow. Sakura-Tribe Elder also adds a +1/+1 counter to Kresh if you draw it later. From Beyond and Sifter of Skulls should generate lots of scions which also grow Kresh when you sacrifice them for mana. The deck basically needs Kresh to be in play, so you need lots of ramp to get him out early. Jet Medallion and Bontu's Monument are not that good because they don't help for a lot of your spells.
Apprentice Necromancer, Disciple of Griselbrand, and Ogre Marauder don't seem very efficient. Ashling, the Extinguisher needs to hit a player for its effect, which can be hard. Savra sort of forces you to play mostly black creatures which can be restrictive. I feel like you don't really need Costly Plunder. Smothering Abomination is great for repeated card draw in this deck, as is Harvester of Souls. Rishkar's Expertise will also draw you lots of cards once Kresh is big.
You could also replace some of your removal spells with creatures that act as removal. Impetuous Devils can kill most creatures while growing Kresh by +6/+6. Avatar of Woe should end up quite cheap to cast in this deck. Gruul Ragebeast makes your big creatures fight their creatures, and even if your stuff dies Kresh grows bigger. Ryusei, the Falling Star is amazing as a boardwipe once Kresh is at least 6/6. Last Laugh works really well with Kresh since he will grow bigger when creatures die and be the only one surviving, but be careful of dying along with the other players.
Champion of Stray Souls and Journey to Eternity Flip are great for bringing creatures back. You can also try Whip of Erebos since the lifesteal is valuable when you're attacking with big creatures. Sepulchral Primordial is great to steal your opponents' dead creatures. Molten Primordial lets you steal the living ones so you can attack and then sacrifice them.
Rite of the Raging Storm grows Kresh by 5/5 on each players turn. Kalonian Hydra seems nice to double the counters from Kresh and Mazirek. You could also consider Pathbreaker Ibex to pump all your other creatures to the size of Kresh. Brawn is good to sacrifice for trample. I feel like Mage Slayer will be overkill most of the time.
You can check out my Kresh deck for more inspiration.
Commander / EDH
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3 weeks ago
I like the title. Champion of Stray Souls is another repeatable effect to reuse Gonti and your other ETBs and death effects. Smothering Abomination and Harvester of Souls could reward you with card draw, and Butcher of Malakir could punish other players hard.
3 weeks ago
Thanks!I am definitely getting primal amulet and Nirkana Revenant. I do have a Magus of the Coffers but i'm not completely sold on it. Revel in Riches was already on the deck. I might try Demon of Dark Schemes and Harvester of Souls, though i'll have to cut some other creatures.
3 weeks ago
Unfortunately, Athreos, God of Passage is just a hard cart to get ot work in commander. Since you start with 40 life, people will almost always be willing to pay the 3 to keep your stuff dead if it is worth killing, so your recursion is pretty unreliable. That said, if you want to stick with this commander, I might suggest:
Harvester of Souls: Whenever anything dies, you draw cards, and since you want your stuff to die a lot anyways...
Immortal Servitude: lets you bring back all the critters your opponents wanted to keep dead.
Orzhov Signet: getting to your mana earlier means making bigger plays before your opponents get to.
Burnished Hart: See above. This one also lets you reuse it.
High Priest of Penance: Let this get hit whenever someone attacks you to kill one of their things, then possibly bring it back with your commander to do it again, and again, and again...
Merciless Executioner: Sacrifice it to itself, make everyone else sac, then someone has to pay the life or you get to keep doing it.
Tragic Slip: Great creature removal given how often your things die.
3 weeks ago
thanks for the comments. I actually tried using Harvester of Souls and it didn't always worked out. I also had Massacre Wurm. I really liked it, but the instant board wipe appeal of Bane of the Living melded better. I like Archfiend of Depravity. But I don't know what to take out for wurm and archfiend. Any suggestions?
3 weeks ago
You could add Harvester of Souls and Massacre Wurm to make creature deaths even more beneficial to you. Archfiend of Depravity also limits your opponents to just two creatures each, and you can place a bounty on one of them. Kozilek costs too much mana for what it offers to your deck.
3 weeks ago
Primal Amulet Flip makes your spells cheaper and can copy them as well. Revel in Riches gives you mana when creatures die so you can cast from the graveyard. Nirkana Revenant and Magus of the Coffers could be good to ramp more. Harvester of Souls draws you more cards to keep the cycle going, and Demon of Dark Schemes can reanimate some of the creatures you kill.
1 month ago
For ETB enablers, Panharmonicon (if you have a critical mass of etb abilities)