Lingering Souls


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders 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 (MM3) Uncommon
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Uncommon
Dark Ascension (DKA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) 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

ZenTheGlomper on Abzan Reanimator

4 days ago

-Birds of Paradise is legal in the Brew-Off. It's the best mana dork, no contest. I don't like Arbor Elf that much, as he's not always active. Given your wealth of mana dorks, Gavony Township might give you extra late game.

-Lingering Souls with your self mill is great. It stalls aggresssive decks and gives midrange decks fits. Control can deal with it a bit easier, but it's still card advantage. Did I mention those Gavony Townships?

-Sever the Bloodline is okay, but I'm not sure you want to be wasting a removal slot for it. That's just something that will be borne out in testing, and it's great at answering a lot of popular threats. Abrupt Decay, Putrefy, Hero's Downfall, Devour Flesh... so many options.

-If you need a discard outlet, instead of going for the rickety 4C plan, you could play Liliana of the Veil. She lets you bin cards, gains card advantage with the help of flashback spells, and stops Geist of Saint Traft/Thrun, the Last Troll.

-Fiend Hunter is similarly not exciting to me. This format has a lot of efficient removal, so all he does in a lot of games is give your opponent an extra ETB trigger and some tempo.

-Blood Baron of Vizkopa is amazing. Lifelink helps you stabilize against aggro, and it has protection from so many of the format's best spells. I remember your reaction to Stormbreath Dragon (and my reactions to losing to it a lot), and Blood Baron is the WB equivalent.

ZorrosRage on Mono White Spirits

4 days ago

Splash a small amount of black for Lingering Souls maybe?

Sunbrosoulaire on Heartless Angel

4 days ago be perfectly blunt; I have no clue how you can win with so many random assorted 1 ofs. Modern is a format that strives for consistency in every deck that is played and I see no possible way for this deck to have consistency or if I am being honest how this deck even functions. If you would like a quick start to something for modern; I'd try something like 4 Path to Exile, 2 Anguished Unmaking, 3 Inquisition of Kozilek, 3 Thoughtseize, maybe a copy or two of Collective Brutality. That is 12-14 Cards in B/W colors that more or less take out anything you'd need to. That takes care of the removal and discard packages you need in a semi-typical B/W deck. Next probably best to start with including 4 Lingering Souls as it is one of the best spells that B/W decks share so we are at 16-18 cards. You're going to need plenty of land so, typically anywhere from 23-25 land seems to be a rather solid mana base so we are now at 39-43 cards for the deck. The rest of the deck should be filled with your threats/other necessities like draw power. MAybe add some Ob Nixilis Reignited, a playset of Wall of Omens, Phyrexian Arena, or the like into the deck as well. Possibly fill your curve with some effecient low costing creatures like Tidehollow Sculler. A few threats like Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. See what you can come up with!

sylvannos on Bygone Bishop over Smuggler's copter?

4 days ago

Smuggler's Copter is way better just on the side of dodging sorceries. It also costs less.

I have to agree with SoakingDrop52's points. The fact you can curve into Lingering Souls/Spectral Procession/Timely Reinforcements makes Smuggler's Copter way better.

SoakingDrop52 on Bygone Bishop over Smuggler's copter?

5 days ago

I think Smuggler's Copter is way better:

1) you instantly draw a card and you can discard it or one you don't need

2) it costs 1 mana less

3) it has a 3/3 body not a 2/3

4) bishop does not make you draw but spend more mana to draw next turn over and over again

5)you're white so you have acces to staples like Lingering Souls it would not be so diffucult to activate and, more over, while not activated is not under removal radar

I personally use the copter and i find it very useful

antacidbrn on Bygone Bishop over Smuggler's copter?

5 days ago

It is not an apples to apples comparison because the Copter is a looter, the draw and discard on both attack and block is huge and the Bishop only drops clues that require mana to cash.

I believe you could fit both into a white deck if you wanted too. I could see spirit tribal synergy if you use Lingering Souls and want your ghosts to fly helicopters. I do agree the Bishop is better late game, but I like the looting ability better personally.

clayperce on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)

5 days ago

At their worst, Pia and Kiran Nalaar are a 4/4 for 4 spread across 3 bodies, which makes them essentially a Red Lingering Souls ... a painfully slow clock, but great for blocking. They get better if they stick long enough to use their activated ability, because the threat of an extra 2 damage really complicates Combat math for our opp. And they get even better still with Tireless Tracker or Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip, since they can throw Clues (and Tracker gets the +1/+1 anyways), plus Huntmaster is happy to flip when we use our Mana to throw Artifacts. Also: Affinity pilots seriously hate the card, since it's one of the few things we have that can slow down Etched Champion.

I'm not sure what you mean by "rather drop a bigger threat" ... 4/4 for 4 is pretty much our going rate in RG, and P&K is right there with Chameleon Colossus, Obstinate Baloth, Thrun, the Last Troll, and Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip.

But I can certainly understand wanting different threats, as others may work better for your playstyle and meta. Same with more Land Destruction (or more Removal, or whatever) ... my intent is not to convince you that you should run P&K, just to explain why lots of folks do! :-)

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