Lingering Souls

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

zephyr_chang on Dead Guy Ale

3 weeks ago

I feel like some copies of Lingering Souls are always good in a deck like this that is grindy and also plays Equipment. I might cut at least one Cling to Dust and one Kaya's Guile - they are quite situational and I don't know if you need 2 copies of each.

liquid_water on Unblock-able

3 weeks ago

I don't think you need Mirror Gallery here. Your only legendary is Tetsuko, and you generally don't need multiple copies of her in play anyways. +1 to the recommendation of Intangible Virtue.

Battle Screech would be a great addition here, as it creates a ton of flying tokens very efficiently. You could also consider Lingering Souls alongside a light black splash.

Funeral Pyre seems pretty lackluster here, since you couldn't even cast it turn one because it would need to target something in your own graveyard. Doomed Traveler or Hunted Witness might be better ways to generate an early board presence.

ezio2907 on life matter

3 weeks ago

If you want some value for interaction, then the answer is cheap versatile spells. Here are my favourites:

You are playing multiple mana artefacts. I don't like them. If you look at your curve you have plenty to do. I think you can better put more lands in your deck then these mana rocks. Only exceptions are rocks that help you more than getting more than just 1 mana for 3 mana. Spectral Searchlight is something that you can use to help your opponents to kill each other before killing you.

ezio2907 on life matter

3 weeks ago

If you want to go to the angel sub-theme with life gain, then why are you not playing Lyra Dawnbringer? Pump the angels and give them lifelink. Herald of War can also help you get the board filled with angels.

Just too bad there is no cheap thing to prevent all your creatures to die from a single board wipe! Something in the form of a permanent that gives your team indestructible like Sephara, Sky's Blade! Too bad that there is no angel you can play for single mana just like Sephara, Sky's Blade with tapping a few creatures you made with something like Lingering Souls. Ow, wait there is a good one for that... !Sephara, Sky's Blade!

Something to think about is also Angelic Field Marshal & Ondu Inversion  Flip. Don't forget something like Day of Judgment :P

What I also think is that you are hard to attack well. You will have a field and you can hit hardback with revenge. Becoming the monarch is the way to get card draw. Court of Grace & Court of Ambition can help you with that.

You also have a life gain package. How about some payoffs for that? Vilis, Broker of Blood, Sanguine Bond & Bloodthirsty Aerialist can help you with that.

You are trying to slowly gain value, get a big board and kill your opponents over the long game. How about you stop others from gaining life with Erebos, God of the Dead.

If you play multiple colours you can use Field of the Dead :).

sylvannos on *{[Budget Gifts Control]}*

4 weeks ago

I have to agree with JKRice and matti_4_4. You need more Gifts piles, the most obvious one being Languish/Ritual of Soot/Day of Judgment/Supreme Verdict/Damnation/AEtherize. I think 4x Path to Exile and Lingering Souls is perfectly fine, but you may want to supplement them with more removal. Especially with removal that helps make more Gift piles and has lifegain. Unfortunately, since this is a budget deck, you're not playing a fourth/fifth color for stuff like Lightning Helix. You may have to use something like Oath of Kaya.

Your hardest matchups are Burn and Tron. Other decks you can just 1-for-1 them and then bamboozle their deck with a single Gifts Ungiven. Burn eats away quickly at your life total, while Tron is the same speed as you but it has much better cards. The easiest way to deal with both of these decks game one is Inquisition of Kozilek. You take away those Goblin Guides and Expedition Maps before things get too out of control. You also need a sideboard to further help deal with these two archetypes. Kor Firewalker dumpsters Burn, while you'll need stuff like Disenchant and Rain of Tears to deal with Tron.

Blood Baron of Vizkopa is super-secret tech. It can't die against most of the decks in Modern and helps you play around graveyard hate when they can eat your Unburial Rites. It's not a card you need in game one, though. You don't want to have too many win conditions between your maindeck creatures and manlands. You probably don't need 2x Grave Titan for similar reasons. I'd suggest cutting at least one of them.

Lastly, if you're having trouble deciding what removal to use, go with silver-bullet hard counterspells. Stuff like Dispel, Spell Snare, Absorb, and Essence Scatter can go a long way. The only issue is that you're already really strong against other control decks, which is where these cards usually shine. They do, however, make Mystical Teachings more appealing as a "fifth" copy of Gifts Ungiven.

cyeRunner on Brothers o' War - MonoW Tokens

1 month ago

ellie-is: here is the update from today:
- Game1 Esper Control: Got good starts in both Matches
- Game2 AspiringSpikes Jeskai Wildfire:
-- Match 1: Mulligand to 5 with still 1 Land -> Conceded turn 3 to opponents Teferi, Time Raveler with only 1 Land myself
-- Match 2, the good case happened: Got 4 Birds out of Battle Screech Turn 4 and won Turn 6 with them :)
-- Match 3, the bad case happened: Got my board cleared with Supreme Verdict, played but was not able to flash back Battle Screech afterwards and then lost the game to Cryptic Command + Mystic Sanctuary + Jace, the Mind Sculptor :(
- Game3 Temur Taking Turns:
-- Match 1: Opponent was able to keep his head above the water with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath's Lifegain and Cryptic Command-Tap my Team. Did not draw any "Virtues" and lost to the combo with 13 1/1 creature tokens onboard
-- Match 2: Opponent got down a turn 1 Wrenn and Six due to Gemstone Caverns and was able to ping down my early tokens, played an Anger of the Gods turn 4, slowed me down with Jace, the Mind Sculptor & Chandra, Torch of Defiance and won with his combo turn 7

Conclusion: the games where overshadowed by my lack of sideboard cards against control and not by Battle Screech alone and I need more playtests, do you have any suggestions ?
The MonoW manabase felt a lot better than the Orzhov manabase indeed

I don't think that cutting on the 2-Drops is a good idea due to the low landcount and Windbrisk Heights coming into play tapped (sometimes turn 3) , it would be possible to run a split between Battle Screech, Spectral Procession and Lingering Souls.

ellie-is on Brothers o' War - MonoW Tokens

1 month ago


And yeah, with the small amount of cards you have that require black mana that seems more than enough. You can even use Lingering Souls once and not run into black mana and still not lose the game because of it. For such small splashes I don't think you need to invest heavily in shocks and fetches at all (though it's theoretically the most optimized version of the deck if you want as close to 100% as possible consistency).

An advantage of not running Lingering Souls is that you can keep it mono-white and spend that land money on other cards, though. But let me know how it goes!

Also, not 100% sure on this, but maybe try playtesting with removing Servo Exhibition for Battle Screech and keeping Lingering Souls? You have plenty of 2-drops besides the servos to keep you busy on t2, but Lingering Souls gets you the most out of t3 and without it you might be wasting mana if you don't have a 1-drop to play alongside a 2-drop or don't have a path in hand or something to use it on. But like I said, not 100% sure about this :)

cyeRunner on Brothers o' War - MonoW Tokens

1 month ago

ellie-is: Battle Screech is more of a Win-More card while Lingering Souls lets you recover after a boardwipes, they serve different purposes.
I am in my local store this Thursday, I will put + Lingering Souls on the bench an try Battle Screech, do you want an update afterwards ?

Out of curiosity (and due to the low price) I bought 2x Brightclimb Pathway  Flip and with both 4x Concealed Courtyard and 4x Silent Clearing I never had problems with -Mana

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