Reforge the Soul

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Reforge the Soul

Sorcery

Each player discards his or her hand and draws seven cards.

Miracle symbol:1[[symbol:R (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)

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Reforge the Soul Discussion

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

11 hours ago

Hi NV_1980,

I have extensively tested the Strionic Resonator with Kaalia of the Vast here are some observations and thus why it doesn't make the deck.

Observations:

Mardu doesn't have a lot of great drawing, you can try and force draw, but if that's the strategy then play Grixis instead . Some longer games, until we get recursion online may be running card to card sadly.

Because of the lack of draw, if Kaalia of the Vast isn't being hyper-controlled, I already find that OFTEN I attack, and have no A/D/D to play as-is, if there was a way (there is: Wheel of Fortune/Dragon Mage/Etc.) to consistently draw into multiple A/D/D, it might be viable, even with the creature count I am running, it's already too lean without doubling the Kaalia of the Vast triggers.

If you don't have an A/D/D Strionic Resonator is a dead draw, I'd probably rather draw another A/D/D in that case. It has two requirements that are too difficult, those being 1) It need a Kaalia of the Vast on the battlefield, not being controlled 2) It needs A/D/D in hand (Even if it's just 1 with a useful ETB) to be free cast by Kaalia of the Vast. If both these conditions aren't true Strionic Resonator just sits there. Maralen of the Mornsong is another example like this, was a lock down queen for me, but when I draw her without a Stranglehold it was a dead draw, and found it had to come out ultimately.

It's rare, like almost NEVER, that I cast any Angels/Dragons/Demons that have ETB triggered abilities to abuse from my hand. If you're at the point your hard casting A/D/D you've already lost. If you are casting them, you won't be having to spare for the Strionic Resonator anyway.

Strionic Resonator makes you over-commit. If it's running effectively then you're already leading, If it's a dead draw you're already behind. As a mid-range strategy it doesn't change your fate. If Kaalia of the Vast is being controlled it just stalls you further, if she is not controlled, then it over-commits you and walk into a Terminus or such.

I'm trying to cast Kaalia of the Vast turn 2, 3, or 4 with haste. I'll never have an extra on those turns to double her or a A/D/D triggered ability. If I'm waiting until turn 6-7 to attack with Kaalia of the Vast probably other Commander's are in combo mode, or control/blockers/Etc. or so extreme it's not going to work. I need to have her swing an attack and drop in a controlling A/D/D before other decks establish their plan.

Kaalia of the Vast IS the mid-range strategy. Tutoring Buried Alive + Reanimate is the primary Win-Con. Buried Alive: Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Karmic Guide + Restoration Angel, Reanimate > Karmic Guide > Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (Copy Karmic Guide) > Restoration Angel > Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and attack with Infinite Haste Restoration Angel copies. I don't need cards that's support/strengthen my mid-range strategy.

I would suggest there are only 6 prime targets (6/99=6%, or if you assume it's turn 5 39.5% to have one of the 6): Angel of Despair, Angel of Serenity (Situational? 6 Targets?), Karmic Guide (Situational, 2 Targets?), Lord of the Void, Rakdos the Defiler, Rune-Scarred Demon.

Secondary targets (4/99=4%) Balefire Dragon (6 didn't kill all the creatures?), Ob Nixilis, Unshackled (Turn 6 still tutoring and have 2 creatures or care about life?), Restoration Angel (2 targets?), Reveillark (4 power 2 or less creatures in graveyard?). Lastly poor targets Avacyn, the Purifier (6 damage to my stuff too!), Stoneforge Mystic (Only have 2 equipment), Thundermaw Hellkite (Is the 1 extra damage doing anything?)

Rune-Scarred Demon or an early Rakdos the Defiler are the only really really valuable targets, and a Angel of Despair. Rune-Scarred Demon is hopefully completing your primary win-con, and Rakdos the Defiler if I have the extra mana something's gone very wrong already (This is a multi-4 player build not a 1v1).

I don't have any real-recurring blink built in, If I built this around flicker, I would use it, like that Eldrazi Displacer/Kaalia of the Vast decks, but I'm not built as such. Strionic Resonator + Brago, King Eternal + Sol Ring is a primary win-con in my Brago, the Banisher deck, so it is powerful, no doubt.

That's just some of my thoughts I had through the testing. When a card sits dormant on the battlefield for me too often, or it puts me in an over-committed board position that gets controlled, that's when I know it's not quite right.

In a Dragon Mage, Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul it would be a key card. The reason I don't play those is because I found that 1) I was holding control spells and having to discard them, 2) There are better decks at recurring graveyards that mine, and I was basically causing myself pain, 3) I was restocking everyone's hands so that they can draw a control card for Kaalia of the Vast and I was never keeping her on the battlefield only. If I'm running that I feel I'm playing a fun Kaalia of the Vast, I wan't a competitive Kaalia of the Vast.

Hope some of the insights explain sort-of what I'm thinking. But I have lot's of strange analysis I've done like why I don't run Aurelia, the Warleader, and why Reveillark is going to come out for something. And why Steel Hellkite is out. I also run weird cards like Steelshaper's Gift can't understand why other's dont want a second Lightning Greaves that costs , I do.

Cheers!

HobbyGamer007 on Kaalia of the Vast Prototype

3 days ago

Necropotence isn't for you since you'll have to discard to handsize if you can't play it all on the end step. I'd rather go for cards like Wheel of Fortune Magus of the Wheel and Reforge the Soul and the like. It'll fill up your hand and disrupt your opponents plands.

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

5 days ago

Going to be playtesting Howling Mine as more draw. I don't really want to run Reforge the Soul in addition to the Wheel of Fortune I already run because I've always had bad luck being able to use its Miracle cost, and I really only want to Wheel as a last resort, since it can end up giving my opponent's so many answers.

I think Howling Mine is a good alternative because of how quickly it starts working (compared to say Outpost Siege or Vanquisher's Banner), and even though it is symmetrical it gives opponents fuel a lot more slowly. The political aspect is also something I like, as opponents are just a little less likely to attack if it means losing that extra card each turn. Not attacking me for one turn is often all I need to seal a win.

Mike94 on Karrthus, the Mortician

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions Rabid_Wombat, atm I'm still play-testing the deck and Ill-Gotten Gains and Reforge the Soul are definitely cards that should be tested. I'm also not entirely sure if this deck is going to be a more combo based or reanimoter in the future. Thus far, the combo strategy supported with reanimation works the best within my meta.

Rabid_Wombat on Karrthus, the Mortician

1 week ago

Great to see another Reanimation deck with a cool theme...Just traded for Karrthus yesterday so I'm wanting to build this list!

May I suggest the following cards to ditch your entire hand in the yard that will make the deck faster and more competitive Ill-Gotten Gains, Reforge the Soul and Fateful Showdown to dump those dragons in the yard as reanimation targets.

franjimen421 on Is this Storm?

1 week ago

legality on Tappedout sucks. you should not look at the legality section here. if you wanna see what cards are banned from pauper,

p.s. Goblin Guide, Reforge the Soul, Mind's Desire are rares, and is not pauper legal no matter how you put it. pauper is a format only consistent of commons. your deck is at the very least vintage.

Suns_Champion on Before There Was Nothing, There Were Monsters

2 weeks ago

Came here looking for Neheb, the Eternal, was not disappointed.

Sword of the Animist, Reforge the Soul, Commune with Lava, Explorer's Scope, Infiltration Lens, Knollspine Dragon are all good ramp/card draw options you might want to consider. Mono red has trouble in these areas but all these seem to fit the deck really well.

Also, you have no instant speed interaction, which means running Price of Glory could benifit you greatly...

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