Ravos, Soultender


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Ravos, Soultender

Legendary Creature — Human Cleric


Other creatures you control get +1/+1.

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

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Ravos, Soultender Discussion

StopShot on Alesha, Who Smiles at Extra Combat

3 days ago

Hmmm, I could think of a few ways to up-tune this deck if you'd like your combat phase to be a little spicier.

Akroan Hoplite I would swap for Eidolon of Countless Battles as it's power and toughness are equal to the number of creatures you have, not just the attacking creatures.

Archetype of Aggression has three power so it can not be recurred with your commander. Since most of your creatures have 2 power giving them trample is not the greatest keyword ability you could give them. Instead I think Goblin War Drums could give your creatures more of an edge and damage output instead.

Armored Transport is alright, but Everdawn Champion would be a good upgrade as you can also use the champion to block without it dying, and it doesn't die to artifact removal.

A better card for Ashmouth Hound would be Benalish Cavalry as it has one more toughness and it decreases the blocking creature's power as well. This makes the Cavalry better as it is much more likely to survive in combat unlike the Hound.

Attended Knight is alright, but a stronger inclusion would be Blade Splicer as it puts more power on the board for the same mana, and if the Splicer dies, recurring it multiple times produces bigger tokens than the Knight.

Battle-Mad Ronin can be a 3/3 for 2 mana, but when it's not blacked it doesn't do a lot of damage to your opponent, and sometimes you are forced to attack with it when it would not be preferable to do so. War-Name Aspirant would be more preferable, as you get a 3/2 with an added ability that makes it harder for your opponent to block it. It also doesn't have to attack each turn so you can use it to block if needed.

Capashen Knight is alright, but if you're short on mana to pump into him he can be rather ineffective. A reasonable replacement would be Knight of Grace which should easily be a 3/2 first strike if you or another player have a black card or creature on the battlefield. Having a constant 3-power first strike creature would be the equivalent of paying 4 mana into the Capashen Knight every turn. Plus the Knight of Grace has one more toughness and hexproof from black so it's much harder to remove as well.

Devoted Retainer's Bushido can make it a 2/2, but Isamaru, Hound of Konda would be a strong inclusion as it's always a 2/2 which means it would deal more damage to your opponent when not blocked.

Dragon's Eye Sentry can be a sizeable 1 mana defender, but I think this deck would enjoy Snubhorn Sentry more as most of the time it will be a 3/3 for one mana that can also attack.

Kiln Walker is a standard 3 mana 3/3, but a better card to run would be Nighthowler as having just 3 creatures in any graveyard makes it just as big all the time rather than when only attacking. In commander graveyards tend to fill up fast so the Howler will always be larger and larger as the game drags on.

Paragon of Fierce Defiance, Paragon of New Dawns, and Paragon of Open Graves do provide anthem effects, but since their anthems are limited by color of creatures you won't always get the paragon you need to buff up your whole team. Instead I would recommend running Angel of Invention, Ravos, Soultender, and Drana, Liberator of Malakir as they all can pump up your creatures regardless of color restrictions.

Pulse Tracker has a unique effect however you may want to switch it out for Vicious Conquistador as it is the same exact card, but with 1 more toughness, which will help it last longer in combat.

Rogue's Gloves does provide card draw, however; you may enjoy Mask of Memory more as the equip cost is cheaper, and drawing two cards then discarding one card can be more advantageous than drawing just one card.

Legion's Initiative only really buffs the attack of half your creatures which can be not as helpful if you don't have any red creatures out besides your commander. Leonin Sun Standard may prove better as it can pump all your creatures multiple times if needed.

Orcish Oriflamme can provide increased attack power for your creatures, but it's nowhere near as good as Glory of Warfare which provides more attack power, and it also provides more toughness when you need blockers.

You might also want to touch up on your mana-base a bit. Path of Ancestry works exactly like Nomad Outpost as it produces the same colors, but you can also scry with your commander off it. Command Tower and Ash Barrens also provide excellent mana fixing that you might want to look into. Other lands you may want to consider obtaining would be Wind-Scarred Crag, Tainted Peak, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat, Graven Cairns, Fetid Heath, and Rugged Prairie.

I hope you find these card suggestions useful to you.

Arcaneful on Tymna, Without a Partner?

2 months ago

Hey all.

I love the Orzhov guild and I love Tymna the Weaver, but I for some reason dislike Ravos, Soultender, so I decided to build a deck around her alone.

The deck is a lot like an Athreos deck but with more reliable CA, (Athreos is in there for good measure) and goldfishing it has been pretty fun. Most of the cards I'm buying (and trying to keep this purchase under $80 if you look at the aquireboard) and before I do I want some feedback on the deck, you know, for some other eyes to look at it and point out any weaknesses.

Tymna Alone is Pretty Fun

Thanks in advanced!


Scytec on Dominus - Dreamcrusher Edition

2 months ago

Have you considered swapping Damia, Sage of Stone for both Thrasios, Triton Hero and Ravos, Soultender? This does two things, it gives you access to white, which means additional wrath and utility effects as well as the two best spot removal spells in commander Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile. It also gives you an additional outlet for your infinite mana combo which is accessible at all times in the command zone. With the addition of Laboratory Maniac Thrasios becomes a tutor, and instant win by playing LabMan after you find him by digging with her ability. By adding Demonic Consultation in addition to LabMan, you have the ability to win turn 2 while holding some protection with a little ramp by using Consultation to name a card outside of your deck list. Consultation can also serve as a tutor in very dire situations. This will make you mana base substantially more expensive, however you state budget is no concern, so that shouldn't be an issue for you. Probably not what you're looking to do with the deck, I just hadn't seen it suggested yet and thought I would throw it out there. I also chose Ravos over Tymna the Weaver for a reason, while Tymna is more popular, your deck isn't looking to win through combat, so Ravos will allow you to merely wait a turn to go off by recurring whatever piece you need if any of your key pieces get destroyed before you can establish your combo. Best of luck in all future tournaments.

Drakorya on Next "EDH Tribal Series" Tribe

3 months ago

How about Clerics? You could do WB with Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim or Tymna the Weaver/Ravos, Soultender.

Or you could even try 4 colour with either Tymna/Ravos with Kydele or Thrasios. Though there aren't too many green/blue clerics (and even less in red).

I had a cleric deck back in the Onslaught block, and loved using Starlit Sanctum and Edgewalker.

enpc on World Breaker Hulk

3 months ago

That's fair. It does add a bit more of a selling point for Ravos, Soultender over Tymna the Weaver as you can evolution from him into hulk and adding a Phyrexian Tower would give you an easy sac outlet. though I can still understand wanting to keep Tymna.

enpc on World Breaker Hulk

4 months ago

First off, the deck looks really tight. I really like the combo line with Muldrothra. Do you find you see many cards off Tymna the Weaver? Given the deck is based so heavily on graveyard combo, is there any merit in running Ravos, Soultender instead?

Iamme10000 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Teysa, Debtor Envoy

Legendary Creature - Human Advisor

Whenever a creature dies, you lose 1 life and each opponent gains 1 life.

As an additional cost to cast any spell, you may pay any amount of life. Reduce the cost of that card by , where X is the amount of life you paid.



Congrats Catalog9000!

...it died, but I haven't spent all that time running Ravos, Soultender as a commander to shy from a little necromancy.

Start a new chain: make a card that has synergy with this one in some way.

thijmnesoy on Rith, the Sapling lord

4 months ago

yeah. that's true. 'cause you can run Slimefoot, the Stowaway and Thallid Omnivore from Dominaria in the colors from Abzan. so that's pretty neat. My friend combocatastrophy167 is going to build a Saproling deck around Tana, the Bloodsower partnering with Ravos, Soultender from C16. with those as your commander, you can use both Naya ánd Abzan in one deck. so you can run Ghave, Guru of Spores ánd Rith, the Awakener

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