Soul Foundry

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Mirrodin Rare

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Soul Foundry

Artifact

Imprint - When Soul Foundry enters the battlefield, you may remove a creature card in your hand from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.)

(X), Tap: Put a token into play that's a copy of the imprinted creature card. X is the converted mana cost of that card.

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Soul Foundry Discussion

RoarMaster on Alt-win-con players ASSEMBLE!!

14 hours ago

If you go 5 color, gotta run the guildgate win con Maze's End. Mechanized Production is easy to slip in with other goodstuffs like Prototype Portal, Soul Foundry, and a ton of other cards that copy artifacts.

Darksteel reactor is always fun too. Azor's Elocutors is also one of those 'tick-tock win cons.

Mortal Combat may synergize well with whatever you are using to trigger lab maniac.

Im not sure if Coalition Victory is legal, but if so it seems legit.

And if you want the most epic of in-your-face wins, its gotta be Barren Glory. But good luck with that one, haha, it requires too much support I think.

marcus1679 on Holy Striking Slivers, Batman!

1 week ago

I just happened to find this deck and have a suggestion. One card I usually put into my Sliver decks is Soul Foundry. If it isn't pauper legal, then just disregard this comment. Otherwise, it's something to consider for such decks. The only problem is deciding which Sliver to imprint on the Foundry (usually).

windexnose44 on How Bernie Sanders Plays Magic

1 month ago

@xmistfitxzviprx - Birds of Paradise is a great card, to be sure. It just doesn't play with counters. Not sure it'll find a spot in here.

@feyn_do_alduin - Thank you for the kind words!

  • Bow of Nylea is very versatile, which is great in edh. It's a good card! I was thinking I would never use the counters, but then I thought about using them on Ezuri himself, and I was sold. I'll try to fit it in!

  • I had not seen Soul Foundry before. The only downside with this is that, should the artifact be destroyed (a common occurrence in edh, as I'm sure you know), then I would lose the creature. But , that said, it's still a good card, and U'll see if I can squeeze it in the build.

  • Master Biomancer is one I hear often. The only issue with this is that it gives counters to creatures before they hit the board; meaning, they won't trigger Ezuri. Now obviously I have creatures that are already too big, but I want as many experience counters as I can get, since that's how the deck grows. Thus, although it is a great card, Biomancer will most likely not see play in my build. Were this an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice build, however...

You asked about what to put in if the infect cards were cut. I've actually been considering removing that aspect, myself. My playgroup has been engaged in a rather cancerous arms race as of late, with the likes of Sen Triplets, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, and Sliver Overlord. So I'm trying to clean up our group. Were I to cut infect, I would go full-blown token generation. I would introduce such cards as Hangarback Walker, Awakening Zone, Hornet Queen, as well as Parallel Lives and Primal Vigor on top of the already included Doubling Season. What do you think about that? Let me know :)

feyn_do_alduin on How Bernie Sanders Plays Magic

1 month ago

Love the deck! it's wonderfully eeeeeeevil work of madness. That said, I have three suggestions;

-Bow of Nylea for counters, combat tricks, and probably the most important role: refilling your library for those long drawn out games with weary opponents.

-Soul Foundry combos with most of your creatures and is flexible enough in this list to allow for all kinds of plays from control to aggro to big stompy at a drop of the hat. notable targets are; Glen Elendra Archmage, Reclamation Sage, Kalonian Hydra, Avenger of Zendikar, freakin Eternal Witness!

NOTE: you can generate the token at instant speed for extra versatility!

Master Biomancer because who doesn't want more counters, right? besides, you have all the other great counters suppost cards here, why not one more? #winmore

that said; if, say, I wanted to remove the infect mechanic from the deck what would you replace those cards with to maintain synergy and speed?

MagicalHacker on The Bones To Build Your Tribal Deck

1 month ago

Well, for those of us that use this resource when building our tribal decks, it would be nice to see cards that pump any chosen tribe, draw based on a chosen tribe, make tokens based on a certain tribe, etc., which Soul Foundry and other effects like it are very good at doing.

merrowMania on The Bones To Build Your Tribal Deck

1 month ago

I think so. Volrath's Laboratory lets you choose the creature type, while Soul Foundry (though it makes creature tokens) makes copies of a 'random' creature. My reasoning for including the Laboratory is that it cares about creature types, and while this does not necessarily make it good in a tribal deck, it fits the theme of being tribal-relevant. Foundry has nothing to do with creature type. This does not mean it would not be good in a tribal deck, just that it does not need to be in a tribal deck to justify its inclusion as it is a powerful token maker.

While I see where you are coming from, I do not believe that Laboratory being on the list necessitates Foundry being there as well.

I encourage you to convince me otherwise should you so desire. Being wrong has been and always will be the highlight of my day.

metalmagic on Custom Commanders

1 month ago

MagicalHacker - For Ghazid, my friend wanted it to make a token(s) but remain in exile so you could make the same creature more than once, sort of like Soul Foundry on a stick.

For Karn, I was going mostly for flavor. I do realize that Teferi was the one who came up with Phasing magic in the lore, but Karn and Teferi were good friends, and besides Sarkhan as of recent, Karn is the only other being to have successfully traveled back in time of which I know (or can remember at least). If I had to change it from phasing, I'd probably want it to do something like manifest your opponent's creatures instead of Ixidroning them, or maybe give them Vanishing/Fading X.

After much thinking and research, I believe I have come up with my rebuttal to changing the first ability on One With Nature, so hear me out.

As far as I can tell, there aren't any replacement effects that modify choices as you are attempting to cast a spell. This immediately made me think of the FRF Sieges, but that is a replacement effect that modifies how the card enters the battlefield, not how you make a choice. The next closest thing would be cards with the Bestow mechanic. The first ruling for Bestow cards is sort of ambiguous. You don't choose whether the spell is going to be an Aura spell or not until the spell is already on the stack. Abilities that affect when you can cast a spell, such as flash, will apply to the creature card in whatever zone you're casting it from. For example, an effect that said you can cast creature spells as though they have flash will allow you to cast a creature card with bestow as an Aura spell anytime you could cast an instant.

However, the second rule clears this up a bit, furthering the idea that no replacement effects modify how you make choices as you are casting a spell or activating an ability. On the stack, a spell with bestow is either a creature spell or an Aura spell. It's never both. Most importantly, the Bestow mechanic represents two Static Abilities, the first of which is the alternate cost. The second is a characteristic defining ability, not a replacement effect.

Now that I've said all that, the main point I want to make is that there is literally no precedent to an effect like this of which I'm aware, and even my example of Ballot Broker earlier - from which I derived my wording - isn't the perfect example either because that effect only kicks in when the spell is resolving, as that's how voting works in MTG.

In conclusion, I definitely see the argument for it to be worded the other way, and these points can be argued back and forth all day, but with no previous example, we can only guess at how it might be worded.

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