Lingering Souls


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Uncommon
Modern Event Deck Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt Uncommon
Dark Ascension Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Lingering Souls


Create two 1/1 white Spirit creature tokens with flying.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Lingering Souls Discussion

TheDuggernaught on The Sacrifice

47 minutes ago

Aristocrats is a fairly established archetype that does exactly what you are interested in -- sacrifice things for value. There are a number of different styles and color combinations you can run for this style of deck. But the ideas behind the deck are almost always the same: you want low drop recursive creatures or token generators (Tukatongue Thallid, Doomed Traveler, Blisterpod, Safehold Elite, Young Wolf, Voice of Resurgence, Bloodghast, Gravecrawler, Bloodsoaked Champion, Mogg War Marshal, Lingering Souls, Promise of Bunrei, and Abzan Ascendancy), sacrifice engines (Viscera Seer, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Cartel Aristocrat, Nantuko Husk, Bloodthrone Vampire, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Butcher of the Horde), and ways to generate advantages off of the sacrifices (primarily Blood Artist, and Zulaport Cutthroat).

Some decks operate as an aggro deck, some operate as more of a midrange deck, and other still operate more along the lines of a combo deck. Depending on the style you want, and the color combination, I can give more direct advice. I just don't ant to type up a long list of tips and advice for a deck you don't want :P

PickleNutz on Need help with Spirit Deck

2 hours ago

4x Selfless Spirit 2x Supreme Verdict is a great combo. Selfless can be sacrificed to make your spirits invulnerable and then you can boardwipe your enemy without losing your creatures. Spell Queller, Rattlechains, Geist of Saint Traft, Drogskol Captain, Lingering Souls, Intangible Virtue, Spectral Procession, Path to Exile, Serum Visions, Mana Leak, Spell Pierce, Journey to Nowhere and Ardent Plea are all good for a spirit deck.

landofMordor on uw spirits

1 day ago

Love it. Azorius Charm is one of my favorite multi-modal spells, because it's great tempo/stabilizing/card advantage. Try Lingering Souls over Spectral Procession if the latter becomes hard to cast with the WWW. I would also mainboard a couple more creatures over Invocation of Saint Traft, like Selfless Spirit. And finally, perhaps try Serum Visions, Dreamcatcher, or Anticipate or some other cantrip as a way to see if you can accelerate your draws into your win conditions.

Squirrelbacon on Black Moon

1 day ago

I agree that Bob is better, just was worth a point since hands will be empty at some point... Also, going along with your point, I have to cast all those spells in order to empty the opponents hand. In turn that will empty mine as well. I looked at the stats on the deck and the avg. cmc is still only 2. Even with the four 4 drops so I think I have to give this list a shot.

I do agree that at some point it will change, but I don't know which four drop to cut. I like the recursion on Bloodhall Priest, but the life link is definitely welcomed from kalitas. However the flipside to that argument is that on average with priest, I'll deal a minimum of 2 damage per turn just from moving to attacks... which is the average amount of life I'll take from Bob. This deck likes going one for one with removal and damage...... if priest is a check for Bob through damaging an opponent does that give it more than Kalitas.

The answer is probably not, and I get that, but in the least I want to give it a shot.

Yea, Lingering Souls has to go lol. I'm gonna try this list once since I have all the cards for friday, however, it's probably way to cute. The only ways to cast are from lili, brutality and my personal favorite, wipe the board with a Yahenni's Expertise and then cast both halves!So there are ways to make it work, but I can't see myself ever actually boarding them in and with my luck it actually working. It was just a thought.

Now, when I cut those it is feasible to move either Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Bloodhall Priest to the sideboard. I'll run the main as it is for this week, but by next week I should have an idea as to which I prefer for a closing creature.

Do you have any other ideas or suggestions on what to run alongside my(soon to be) finisher? Again, it'll probably be kalitas, but I want to give priest a shot.

Thanks in advance for any help possible!

Tethys on Black Moon

1 day ago

Bob definitely tops Asylum Visitor IMO. In all likelyhood, you're not going to empty your hand fast enough to make Visitor worth it. You might empty your opponent's hand quickly enough for them to benefit though with 4x Inquisition, 2x Thoughtseize, 2x Brutality, and 3x Lili.

As for getting rid of four drops, what it ultimately boils down to is that you need to cut either Bloodhall Priest or Kalitas. Although this deck can benefit from Madness effects, Kalitas is still the stronger card, especially in a control shell that runs a lot of removal, and even moreso when you consider that his Lifelink helps offset the life-loss from Bob.

Lastly, you're running sideboard Lingering Souls with no White source. I realize you have Looting and Lili, but that's still a gamble. With sideboard sweepers and 10x mainboard removal, I don't think Souls is necessary TBH.

Shane on Phyrexian solemnity

2 days ago

So it makes you unkillable and then you just wittle away at their life. But why? I feel like it would just be better to have 8 other cards that did something. Different play styles I guess. It looks good though. Maybe add Lingering Souls.

Spazik008 on Platinum Experiment

3 days ago

I can use the +1 throw away a Lingering Souls or extra emperions, same with Collective Brutality. And yes if they have removal they can kill the emperion, on top of the fact that most people have artifact kill on the side like Ancient Grudge. But it's pretty great if they don't have an answer, and I can always prioritize problematic cards such as Path to Exile with my targeted discard. And if he does die, the souls are there to attack from the other end of the spectrum. Cards that deal with the Emperion easily such as Path don't easily deal with soul tokens, and vice versa for cards that easily deal with Lingering Souls such as Anger of the Gods.

maxon on Crouching Salamander, Hidden Courtyard

3 days ago

Weenie_Roaster9000: I finally got to playtest this thing. I will say it definitely wants all 4 copies of Bubbling Cauldron, since this is the key to spamming angels with Angelic Accord. Having multiples allows me to make an angel on my turn, and my opponents turn. When you don't have the accord out yet, it's also handy to have an extra around for responding to removal. I agree though on dropping 1 Elixir of Immortality, especially now that I run Lingering Souls. I also like the idea of adding the 4th orzhov charm, as well as some more removal. I'm thinking that, as much as I love Trading Post, more than one is one more than you need on the field. I'm gonna drop 1 copy each of Trading Post, Zulaport Cutthroat, Bogbrew Witch, and Elixir of Immortality. This will make room for a 4th copy of Orzhov Charm and Raise the Alarm (loving the instant speed on this token maker). That will leave 3 spots open for Path to Exile, which I will have to pick up.

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