Harvester of Souls

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
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

Deathtouch

Whenever another nontoken creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, you may draw a card.

Harvester of Souls Discussion

SirHerpaderp on Meren of Clan Nel Toth ...

1 day ago

Hey boys and girls! I wan't to try out Carpet of Flowers in my Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck but am really insecure about what to cut. Normally I have a golden rule of 36 lands but atm I think about cutting the Evolving Wilds for the carpet since it feels like I got plenty of manaramp adn colorfixing isn't that much of a thing in dualcolored decks. I'd like your opinions on this or on what to cut instead. Thank you in advance and have a great week!

Here's the decklist:

Meren of Clan Nel Toth Reanimator

(I also want to try the new Cavalier of Night and the thing I most likely would cut is the Harvester of Souls . I would like your opinion on this was well if you feel like it.)

austintayshus on Ishai says: Rey-Hun get us le help

2 weeks ago

Looks like a fun strategy, but I have a few suggestions.

First, you need more lands. Looks like you have 6 open spots atm, definitely fill those with lands, preferably shock lands like Overgrown Tomb and Hallowed Fountain . I think you would be okay with 34-38 lands. And a few basic lands is fine in a 4-color deck.

Second, you'll need more card draw effects, by my count you only have 6 (7 if you count Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, which I really don't). I'd recommend recurrable effects like Beast Whisperer and Harvester of Souls and Consecrated Sphinx and Mentor of the Meek . About 10 card draw effects is a good number for most decks.

I TOTALLY understand getting too attached to certain cards and I also hate cutting cards, but some cards that I would recommend cutting are

Hope this helps! +1

Strangelove on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH

4 weeks ago

You can, if you like, create custom sort categories by adding a # in your edit list (eg. "1x City of Brass #Land") and then setting >Edit >Default category >Custom

Don't forget Thraximundar and Warstorm Surge ...

Here are some houses:

Bloodtracker ... must have imo

Herald of Secret Streams ... where'd this go?

Dack's Duplicate ... +1/+1 clone

Spark Double ... +1/+1 clone

Viscera Seer ... tier 1 version of Carrion Feeder

Mulldrifter ... if is too much then play this

Treasonous Ogre ... seems good

Harvester of Souls ... + Damnation ?

Reef Worm ... endless worms

Spawning Pit ... you can sacrifice the Spawn tokens to recoup 1/2 the value if they're wiped

Drana, Liberator of Malakir ... yes... anything that lets you ignore the throne is amazing

Yahenni, Undying Partisan ... it never leaves the board so expect 10+/10+

Toothy, Imaginary Friend ... yes

Midnight Reaper ... yes

Burnished Hart ... do not underestimate this

Goblin Bombardment ... yes

You could also try playing some big beefs that are wipe oriented like...

Ogre Slumlord

Overseer of the Damned

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Revel in Riches

If you count Merciless Executioner , Innocent Blood , etc, with wipes like Damnation , etc, you have 12 wipes and 5 removal... which is probably too much control.

To play aggressively, Marchesa needs evasive creatures with double strike ...or maybe even...

Core Prowler ... maybe

Flesh-Eater Imp ... I have one, you should try it out

Grafted Exoskeleton ... sacrifice might be nice

Viral Drake ... proliferating your +1/+1 counters would be pretty sweet

...Keep in mind Infect replaces damage so either make it a core theme or only play the ones that can get to 10 Infect quickly.

Demons would also be pretty sweet:

Archfiend of Depravity ... wipe

Defiler of Souls ... make them sacrifice

Demon of Wailing Agonies ... make them sacrifice

Havoc Demon ... wipe

Indulgent Tormentor ... another Bloodgift Demon

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ... draw to get off the throne?

Krav, the Unredeemed ... seems good

Lord of the Void ... betrayal

Malfegor ... wipe?

Rakdos, the Showstopper ... wipe

Ravenous Demon  Flip... sacrifice Marchesa or take the 9 to get off the throne?

Reaper from the Abyss ... removal

Rune-Scarred Demon ... tutor

Silent-Blade Oni ... betrayal

Liliana's Contract ... hilarous

austintayshus on Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief

1 month ago

Sorry, I didn't that you already have Blood tribute in your deck. lol

But I think you could use a few more card draw effects. Perhaps Greed and Harvester of Souls and Damnable Pact ?

multimedia on Mono black

1 month ago

Hey, good start, but with Liliana as Commander consider expanding on the sacrifice theme? Sacrifice strategies with aristocrats can be good and powerful, but you need to commit to them with many sac outlets to make the payoffs for sacing creatures worth it. Cards such as Liliana herself, Pawn of Ulamog , Sifter of Skulls , Grim Haruspex , etc. are payoffs for sacing creatures, but they're lackluster without sac support.

Cards that are within your deck's budget to consider adding for sacrifice strategy:

Reanimation is a fine secondary strategy to use consider also expanding on it:

Other cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting (no order):

Strangelove on Chainer Fun

1 month ago

Chainer wants unconditional goodstuff. Anything that asks you to swarm the board is "win-more." Avoid detours. Follow a plan that enables Chainer: eg. fill all graveyards and get 6-8+ mana; then finish with Torment of Hailfire , etc. If you want to count creatures, count all creatures.

Zulaport Cutthroat is a good example of too much "If... then." eg. "if I play X cards that make lots of creatures (or if everyone leaves me alone for 3+ turns with Chainer in play -which should not happen)... then deal X damage and gain life." Blood Artist is similar, but I like it as a hate-bear that punishes large boards, but then maybe all you need is Massacre Wurm + Phyrexian Altar + Chainer.

So I'm thinking -1 Zulaport Cutthroat , -1 Blood Artist and -1 Bloodghast ...too much "aristocrat."

-1 Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip < +1 Oppression .

-1 Puppeteer Clique . Lightning Greaves would be better for Chainer.

I almost like Harvester of Souls more than Liliana, Dreadhorde General because it counts all creatures, but really you want to draw before turn 5 to just to set up ramp and black bombs. Maybe +1 Midnight Reaper because it draws off itself.

-1 Meteor Golem ... +1 Nevinyrral's Disk , etc.

These are painful cuts, but they'll let the deck flow. Get Chainer to do his thing and then tutor to end it (you have all the best tutors in the game). If you want to be less redundant and durdle more, you could take them out.

gaarvaag on Scarab God EDH

1 month ago

Thanks for all the tips, already made a few changes to the deck now that I'm quite happy with. Still considering making more changes. I have now included Mind Stone and Basalt Monolith for more ramp. Also running Frantic Search , Careful Study and Ancient Excavation now.

I also added a few more lands that I can sack to get more value out of Crucible of Worlds , not looking to invest too much money in lands though because of the overall low impact of including those expensive lands ( Cabal Coffers being the only thing I might really want because of its high impact). Three sac lands was really not enough to justify Crucible of Worlds , honestly should've done something about that far sooner.

Going to consider putting Harvester of Souls in the deck, not going to invest in a Damnation however, a bit too expensive for what it does. More likely to run Life's Finale or Necromantic Selection instead if I feel like I need more boardwipes.

Wanted to mention why I run Unstable Obelisk . It's in the deck as a way for me to deal with non-creature permanents, it's more a removal spell that also acts as a mana-rock instead of the other way around. It's also a great bartering tool in my opinion (not to mention Ashes to Ashes is also kinda unattractive since I don't want to exile creatures, I'd rather have them die so I can Eternalize them with The Scarab God ).

I did end up cutting Soul Ransom , but the card was honestly used more to gain card advantage, I was totally fine with people discarding two and letting me draw two (basically Divination and Mind Rot for one card). You can even sack the creature in response to the discard, you still get the cards, but they don't get the creature back. Holding their commander hostage this way is in my opinion pretty good. If you don't draw cards off of it at least you get to have control of the creature, so win-win really (admittedly this card is way worse if they have cards they don't mind discarding in hand, but still, you at least draw two).

What I should've mentioned before is that I'm not too keen on running more tutors. Too many makes the deck too repetitive to play and more importantly, to play against. Friends have already complained about my life-drain combos being a bit much and happening too frequently.

Going infinite is not something I typically look to do either, which is why Gravecrawler is in the maybe section. I know he's incredible, but he kinda feels too easy to exploit, still on the fence about including him.

Overall thank you again for all your ideas, some of the changes you've suggested have helped already and I certainly have plenty of choices to consider now! Feeling a lot more con

iwillbeheard2day on Yawgmoth

1 month ago

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would be really good and Cabal Stronghold (cheap version of cabal coffers) would be good. Harvester of Souls would give you a lot of card draw because a lot of creatures are dying. Also Grave Pact would be a good enchantment.

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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%

WB (Orzhov): 0.47%