Soul of Innistrad

Soul of Innistrad

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: Return up to three target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.

, Exile Soul of Innistrad from your graveyard: Return up to three target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Mythic Rare
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare
Commander 2018 (C18) Mythic Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Soul of Innistrad Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

I'm not exactly sure what a "Titan" is, as that is not a recognized subtype in MTG. However, I can speculate.

So if a God is some sort of divine being above mortality and generally created by the manifestation of compressed mana... and a Demigod is a being who is ascended to Godhood by a God... maybe a Titan is something the Plane itself creates? Think like Soul of Innistrad, although instead of being an Avatar it's different.

An Avatar is the physical embodiment of a representation. For example, an Avatar of Rage might be a being who is literally created out of the abstract emotion of "rage" itself.

Souls are beings created by the leylines of a world. It's literally that world's "soul".

So perhaps a Titan isn't so much a soul as much of it's primordial manifestation. Life before life existed. Sort of like the God-equivalent of an Elemental.

So that's what I'm going with.

Endor of the First Root

Legendary Creature - Treefolk Titan


You may play land cards from any player's graveyard.

Treefolk, Dryad, Plant, Fungus and Saproling creatures you control get +1/+1 for each land you control but do not own.

Landfall - Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose Treefolk, Dryad, Plant, Fungus or Saproling. Each opponent loses life equal to the number of that creature type that you control and you gain that much life.


Got ninja'd. That's okay. God I love this design. I feel like 6cmc is too low, but it's six specific colors so I think it's alright.

Grind on Vol-Vo

3 months ago

Maybe Soul of Innistrad?
And Bubbling Muck or Rain of Filth are options.

amayer49 on Windgrace

5 months ago


I see your point about Liege of the Tangle. For example if someone plays a card with "return all creatures to hand", these land creatures would go to my hand (correct me if I'm wrong on that). I had paired Liege of the Tangle and Embodiment of Insight and since there are often board wipes in my groups meta I will probably eliminate these two cards.

As for Titania, Protector of Argoth, I have seen this card before and think it would do really well in this deck. This would be a great addition.

While the lands you suggested would pair really well with Titania, I'm not too keen on the pay one life part of the cost. There are a few decks in our meta that tick life totals quite a bit and this wouldn't help out with that. If I would add these lands it might be worth having Lifegift, I'm just not sure what to take out for them.

As for cards to take out, I know that Thantis, the Warweaver and Gyrus, walker of corpses don't do much for the landfall theme, so I was planning on taking them out. Also on this list were Bloodtracker, Worm Harvest and Soul of Innistrad.

I really just put in Etali, Primal Storm for the effect and the heavy hitting, I know he doesn't fit the landfall theme. He may be taken out for a different deck tho.

Thank you so much for the advice I really appreciate it!!

multimedia on Merciless rage needs upgrading

6 months ago

Hey, Worldgorger would make your deck unfair. Without it you could still play reanimation, but fair reanimation. There's nothing wrong with fair reanimation it can still be powerful and fast, it will just take longer to win a game. The upgrade would be to reanimate better budget creatures and add support creatures/other cards that can help reanimation. Reanimation would be one of the most simple of upgrades you could make by replacing subpar creatures with better ones to reanimate and subpar cards that only belong in a precon with better ones.

An example is Vilis, Broker of Blood. Powerful budget creature who you want to reanimate and who's busted with Krrik's Phyrexian mana ability. Could replace Soul of Innistrad with Vilis.

Glint-Horn Buccaneer can be an unfair creature with combos or just a fair creature who can repeatedly hurt your opponents, but not kill the table. Buccaneer is good with wheels because wheels make you discard all the cards in your hand which can be a lot. Repeatable wheels can really do a lot of damage to your opponents with Buccaneer. Wheels are good with reanimation. Could replace Scaretiller with Buccaneer.

Dragon Mage is an upgrade of a big creature to reanimate who can be a repeatable wheel. Chainer, Nightmare Adept is good with repeatable reanimation with Doomed and Apprentice Necromancers. Chainer is also amazing with Magus of the Wheel who can be a repeatable wheel effect. Could replace Boneyard Parley with Mage. If not playing Worldgorger then Bloodhall Priest is lackluster esspecially with wheels. Could replace Priest with Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion, who can be another repeatable wheel effect.

Anger is very good when you have a consistent way to discard it, since giving reanimated creatures haste makes them so much better. Could replace Skyfire Phoenix with Anger.

These are just a few examples of upgrades to expand on reanimation.

Xephon_ on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

Demonic Gambit


Search your library for up to 3 cards and put them into your hand. Reveal your hand. Each opponent may guess which cards were put into your hand this way until 3 guesses are made. For each correct guess, exile the guessed card and lose 3 life. For each incorrect guess, draw a card and gain 3 life.

"Pick a card, any card..."

Make a card that represents the planes of MTG. Not like Soul of Innistrad where it represents Innistrad, but the literal concept of planes themselves. Maybe an enchantment, god, or new card/permanent type all together. I'm curious to see what you guys will come up with.

GabrielBossei on The Laughing Rat Gang

7 months ago

Friend, what do you think of changing Soul of Innistrad for Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Finale of Eternity for Thrilling Encore, and Profane Command for Akroma's Memorial/Eldrazi Monument? I'm very interested in making a rat tribal Commander and I think i'm going for this recipe of yours, with the alterations i'm mentioning.

TypicalTimmy on Possible answer as to what …

9 months ago

ScionsStillLive, Joe_Ken_; No idea about lesser Eldrazi. Sorry.

ZendikariWol; The YouTuber Aether Hub. He goes over lore, both common and fringe, from all years of MTG. I was watching this video in which he goes over the newest evil Planeswalker; Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage . In the video, Seiben - the host - explains how Davriel's vast power comes from how a Worldsoul Entity embedded itself into Davriel's mind, driving him insane but giving him near-limitless power.

That got me thinking on Worldsouls and how the Plane itself is alive.

The rest is just pure conjecture on my behalf, since we don't actually have an answer.

But to me, it makes perfect sense. If the soul of an entire world happens into the Blind Eternities, which are known to warp, twist and rend physical nature and reality , then it makes sense that a Worldsoul could become distorted so much that it becomes an Eldrazi Titan.

We can also look back to see how many worlds are, in canon, dead / destroyed. Not just changed or altered, such as Mirrodin / New Phyrexia, but literally no longer in existence.

We have the world of Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath , who literally killed every last living thing of his world (See: Conqueror).

We also have Vivien Reid 's world, Skalla, which was destroyed by Nicol Bolas.

There is, technically speaking, Amonkhet - though it is still alive by just a hair with Hazoret protecting a small population of survivors. However, I suspect Amonkhet will soon fall, as a Plane of limitless undead can not be held off forever.

I wish I had at least one more to bring to the table that we know for sure is dead and is also prior to the events of Rise of the Eldrazi, but I don't know of any.

Regardless, we have the following pieces;

  • Planes have Worldsouls that can be represented in Avatars - See cards such as Soul of Zendikar and Soul of Innistrad .
  • Planes can die, see Ob Nixilis' world, Vivien's world, and the currently dying Amonkhet
  • When a Plane dies, it's Worldsoul becomes an 'Entity', which we know is sentient and can influence others. See Davriel
  • We know that the Blind Eternities twist and warp reality, nature, biology, mind, body, soul, mana - everything

So it's not a far leap, more like a small step, to assume that the Eldrazi Titans are corrupted Worldsouls.

bushido_man96 on Arvad, Leader of Legends

1 year ago

Reference your question on the Advertise your Deck page, I think you'd be ok in cutting Soul of Innistrad for K'rrick. Reanimator doesn't seem to be a major theme, and SOI is rather mana-intensive, and does't fit your legendary theme. Chainer, Dementia Master would fit your theme better, I think. If you can afford a copy, Volrath's Stronghold would add another element of recursion, as well.

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