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Whenever a creature is exiled from the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on Soulherder.

At the beginning of your end step, you may exile another target creature you control, then return to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Modern Horizons (MH1) Uncommon

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

Soulherder Discussion

AZURE230 on Reaper king

1 month ago


Deadeye Navigator,Soulherder,Brago, King Eternal All allow you blink or flicker scarecrows in and out to get more etb removal with your commander.

Minion Reflector,Mimic Vat,Both these artifacts let you make short term copies of a scarecrow for 2-3 mana. These not only can be used to swing but allow will count as 2-3 mana permanent removal with your commander

Crib Swap,Irregular Cohort, Both give extra triggers of the commander through changelings and shapeshifters. Irregular Cohort also is two triggers on one body.

Ephemerate, is a one mana blink creatures once for two turns essentially giving you two blow up triggers for one mana

Conjurer's Closet, Gives you a blink each turn for recurring value

Mirror Entity, not only will give you a way to destroy a permanent because it is a changeling but also gives you a win condition if you have a lot of scarecrows.

mynameisfifi on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

1 month ago

Sure thing, I will look into joining the Discord server later this afternoon, that sounds fun! In my deck description I joke about VE being the absolute best commander for PDH (and in my heart this remains the truth), but realistically I would imagine he probably belongs in Tier 2. He can generate an aggressive board presence quickly enough to keep up with a powerful Corpsejack Menace deck, but admittedly every 1 in 5 games or so can be a dud depending on the circumstances. VE can put up wins against decks like Soulherder and Satyr Enchanter fairly reliably but the deck does have it's bad matchups, most significantly against draw-go control strategies like Crackling Drake. Generally speaking, two or more control heavy decks at the table ruins VE's day, but I would argue that he recovers more easily than Corpsejack Menace for example provided VE dies at least one time. Typically, the strategy is to focus control players out of the game ASAP and then standoff against the other aggro decks until the endgame.

xtechnetia on UW Blink

1 month ago

Legacy miracles player here. Without Force of Will you will not be able to play this competitively in any fashion. As long as you understand that, I think this is a sweet deck for casual play.

A few suggestions:

  • Soulherder is the best payoff for this kind of deck. It automatically flickers your creatures and grows with each flicker. I highly recommend getting yourself 4 of these.
  • Supreme Verdict is awkward in a creature-heavy deck such as yours. Ultimately you want board control, and your deck does it via board presence of disruptive creatures. If you really need a sweeper, I suggest a look at Settle the Wreckage, which is one-sided.
  • More generally, it's probably better for your deck to handle problematic opposing creatures individually. Swords to Plowshares is the best card ever for this, it's pretty cheap, and if you run Soulherder it will power up Soulherder too!
  • Although Brainstorm and Ponder are powerful cards, they lose a lot of their potential without fetches (Flooded Strand and friends), which I'm guessing is out of your budget range. Furthermore, creature-heavy decks usually don't care too much about cantrips because they operate more on redundancy than an actual control deck like miracles. If you really want to run cantrips, I would suggest Evolving Wilds as a budget substitute for real fetches.
  • Otherwise, in place of Brainstorm/Ponder, I would suggest Swords to Plowshares and Ephemerate. Its card efficiency is unrivaled, flickering a creature twice for a 1-time 1 mana investment.
  • Elspeth, Sun's Champion is a sweet card, but 6 mana is high for a deck that wants to curve out at about 4. If you want to run walkers, I see you have access to Gideon, Ally of Zendikar - that is a strong planeswalker, even in Legacy.

Best of luck with the deck!

wallisface on

1 month ago

The 5-cost splicer feels really slow, and without much of a payoff. Overall feels like the curve is too steep imo.

Have you thought about running blue to get Soulherder? Would also allow you to run some Wing Splicer, which should be a pretty good wincon against most decks.

CaptainToll on Brago - where did all my friends go?

2 months ago

HELLcaster19 hey there :) Actually Soulherder is just about to come into the Deck :) Felidar Guardian and Conjurer's Closet have been considered, but I deemed them to slow...maybe you have experience with how they are doing. I actually tried to actively avoid the permanents, that lay on the field and need another creature to do anything, however I opened an showcase-art Thassa, Deep-Dwelling and just had to put that beauty in. That maybe marked the point, where I start to include those effects :) I will have a look at your Deck aswell, maybe I get some inspiration from your list.

HELLcaster19 on Brago - where did all my friends go?

2 months ago

CaptainToll Would you possibly consider: Felidar Guardian, Soulherder, Conjurer's Closet?

The Closet and Soulherder can blink out one of your creatures at your end step, generating additional value off of any permanents of your choosing.

Additionally, Soulherder gets bigger each time a creature is exiled (including those of each of your opponents), deterring people from wanting to swing any of their remaining big bois your way. Which also works really well with Felidar Guardian, which will blink in any permanent upon re-entry, so it can speed up the buff process of Soulherder.

Just a few suggestions! Overall, I like it. It is similar to mine.

MindAblaze on Roon your day in a blink of an eye

2 months ago

Yeah taking a closer look at the mana base I’d say Farhaven Elf too. Wood Elves gets non-basic forests untapped, so it’s generally my go to, but without shocks, check duals, cycling lands or abur duals it doesn’t do much.

Attacking tends to be one of those things that just isn’t guaranteed so anything that doesn’t have to attack to function is definitely more useful.

I was looking at that aspect of Soulherder’s functionality and still don’t like it. Yes it’s free and yes it comes back right away, untapping things, but creatures die a lot in this format, and I’m generally disappointed if my value engine gets killed by a random wrath. Venser, the Sojourner? It still comes back on your end step and it also gets the upside of making all your stuff unblockable...

ZendikariWol on Roon your day in a blink of an eye

2 months ago

Personally I'd say Farhaven Elf over Wood Elves, but I agree- better picks than Fertilid. Also agreed on cutting Myr Battlesphere, Pride Sovereign, and Galepowder Mage.

However, Soulherder's dual use as a general value accumulator and a wincon sets it, imo, as a must-have for any blink deck. Blade of Selves might not be as good as, perhaps, Progenitor Mimic, Helm of the Host, or other cards that don't require you to attack to get copies.

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