Soul Barrier


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

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Set Rarity
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Ice Age (ICE) Uncommon

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Soul Barrier


Whenever an opponent plays a creature spell, Soul Barrier deals 2 damage to that player unless he or she pays (2).

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Soul Barrier Discussion

Flooremoji on Talrand, Sky Summoner

3 months ago

I don't know what it uses, probably mana curve and something else, but it has made some stupid decisions in the past, this deck locks good! Maybe a Dismal Failure, Soul Barrier or Dissipation Field? I'll +1!

P.S. I don't play commander and my opinions may not be expert.

Alkadron on Exponential Growth

10 months ago

Vraska - Vorel can't double the counters on Planeswalkers. I still like Kiora in this deck, but the only way to user her -8 ability right after you cast her is Doubling Season.

Winterblast - All of your suggestions are terrible and you should feel bad. (Except Crystalline Crawler, that's fine.) Why do you hate fun?

Arikarin - Mostly I agree with Vraska; you need a lot more mana. Try to run at least 38 lands, and get some more mana rocks. The very best Mana Rocks for you are Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia, 'cause they can get really out of hand really fast with Vorel. I also run a Pentad Prism - it just a Crystalline Crawler without a body, it's pretty nice.

Also look into more utility Graft Cards. Vigean Graftmage is really silly with Vorel. Sage of Fables and Zameck Guildmage each do serious work for you.

Mostly I think you need to take out a bunch of cards that are... sort of just terrible?

Good luck!

Von.Banamaor on Stopped Dead in Your Tax (Dimir U/B Taxes)

1 year ago

So, I just learned that Seizures, Errant Minion and Soul Barrier are all illegal in the online pauper format. Which basically means this deck is not viable. I don't think there are any legal approximations, but I am open to suggestion.

Von.Banamaor on UB Mana tax

1 year ago

I am building my own pauper taxing deck based on an old, old deck I once played with using Errant Minion and Winter Orb. I thought I'd see what I could do with a pauper variant. Here is a link to my deck: A Tax to Grind

To start off, I really like what you have going here.

A few suggestions...

Right off, I think you should consider Errant Minion for reasons I don't think I need to explain. Perhaps in place of Soul Barrier?

Most cards in pauper are very cheap and lots of decks are very thin on mana production as a result, so playing Rhystic Study can be a huge burden. Playing more than one, is almost unfair. Plus, you should really have some card drawing ability.

Here are some other ways to consider tapping creatures: Flood, Rhystic Deluge, Norritt & Rathi Trapper.

Shimmering Glasskite might be an interesting creature to consider as well. It'll be hard for your opponent to cast two creature-hate spells in a turn.

You might want to consider Fade Away for the sideboard if too many creatures are hitting the table.

And one last note, if you were to splash green, Kruphix's Insight and Aura Gnarlid would be brutal.

felipeparayba83 on

1 year ago

Thanks, mjrlupus!! I think that Soul Barrier works fine in this deck, but it needs tested in IRL, because in the Xmage this card no exists.

Lanzo493 on I am G.O.D.

1 year ago

Eater of the Dead is definitely a card you should get for your deck. It's usually a wincon by itself. Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura allow you to get massive milling from just a lot of blue mana. Pemmin's Aura can even use your black mana to increase the creature's toughness for more milling. Tree of Perdition is a new card that sounds really fun in Phenax. I plan on getting it for my Phenax deck eventually. Wall of Frost is a good wall you can play with Phenax.

Painful Quandary is probably a good upgrade to Soul Barrier if you feel like getting it.

Raging_Squiggle on Sygg, Lord of Card Advantage (NEED HELP!!!)

1 year ago

Soul Barrier is fun depending on how heavy in creatures your meta is. Either they waste 2 more mana or get you 2 damage closer to drawing a card each turn.

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