Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls


Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, you lose 1 life and add (Black) to your mana pool.

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

Carnival of Souls occurrence in decks from the last year

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Carnival of Souls Discussion


1 month ago

I added Carnival of Souls to sideboard, cuz that combo is awesome! And thanks for the recommendations, they really helped shape the deck together. Happy Magicking(if that's how you spell it)!king-saproling

king-saproling on SAPROLING_ARMY!!!

1 month ago

Here are some less-vital swaps I'd make as well:

Also just noticed you already have Fungal Plots, my bad. Maybe Carnival of Souls ? Risky card but it has infinite combo potential (e.g. Carnival + Utopia Mycon + Illusionists Bracers + Slimefoot = you win). Even outside of the coumbo it is decent since it increases sap production and Slime's lifegain effect can mitigate Carnival's downside somewhat.

MagicMarc on How Does This Aristocrats Deck …

3 months ago

To answer theindigoeffect:

Once it can create an endless supply of creatures it can generate mana with any of the following; Carnival of Souls, Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar. The deck has a number of ways to create very high creature counts to trigger enter the battlefield abilities, leave the battlefield abilities, or sacrifice events.

Once it can generate large numbers of creatures or infinite recursion or infinite mana, it will just bleed you dead with the triggers. Even the commander can go infinite off of any creature sacrifice once your opponent cannot afford the life loss to stop the return to hand trigger. So the deck is filled with punisher creatures or recursion creatures so your opponent is "damned if they do or damned if they don't".

The deck also has multiple ways to win via the storm mechanic by either draining you to death or removing your library from the game.

Basically it has many ways to achieve a recursion or storm engine following a few simple steps:

Step 1: Sacrifice or Cast a creature. Then profiting from sac or cast triggers.
Step 2: Return it to play with a trigger or ability or cast it again when returned to hand. Raising storm count or draining more life or other triggers or abilities.
Step 3: Repeating this process and winning or raising Storm count to win using one of the multiple storm cards.

MrKillStar on Grab your shovel and dig

3 months ago

Sanglier: I somehow got Thornbite Staff from someone's entire collection before it jumped to like 6-7 dollars :D
To mess with my others, I like Life's Finale; Sadistic Sacrament and Bitter Ordeal to cripple their cards or entire libraries with some infinite die triggers for Bitter Ordeal (I use Desecrated Tomb + Phyrexian Altar + Tortured Existence for that), but thats a bit more evil than just a discard spell... :D More cards I know about like that are Nightmare Incursion and Praetor's Grasp, all those cards could work really well together in some library-hate themed deck I guess.

Anyway, Thornbite Staff could be really sweet here with Gisa, even with only a 2/2 zombie token on board, which would basically be: ": sacrifice a 2/2 token to make two 2/2 tokens." whiiiiiiich, just looking at my collection again, could go infinite with Carnival of Souls and something that gives you 1 or more life upon a creature etb, like Ayara, First of Locthwain. Just not every playgroup is OK with infinite combos.. just some ideas here :D

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