Carnival of Souls
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, you lose 1 life and add (Black) to your mana pool.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Carnival of Souls occurrence in decks from the last year
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Carnival of Souls Discussion
1 week ago
You might like these: Marauding Blight-Priest , Cliffhaven Vampire , Epicure of Blood , Shabraz, the Skyshark , Drogskol Reaver , Psychosis Crawler , Suture Priest , Polluted Bonds , Painful Quandary , Soul Warden , Soul's Attendant , Carnival of Souls , Curse of Fool's Wisdom , Bontu's Monument , Thran Turbine , Nyx-Fleece Ram
2 weeks ago
Here are some others that might be worth considering: Storm the Citadel , Attrition , Shamanic Revelation , Moldervine Reclamation , Wilderness Reclamation , Awakening , Parallel Evolution , Carnival of Souls , Revel in Riches
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
1 month ago
Here are some less-vital swaps I'd make as well:
Cultivate -> Wild Growth (Wild Growth can get Slimefoot out faster, Cultivate can't)
Koadama's Reach -> Elves of Deep Shadow (same reasoning as above)
Grim Affliction -> Smothering Abomination
Verdeloth the Ancient -> Harvest Season
Necrogenesis -> Second Harvest
1 Swamp -> Llanowar Elves (cheap dorks are basically lands except that they can speed up your game)
1 Swamp -> Fyndhorn Elves
1 Swamp -> Elvish Mystic
1 Forest -> Birds of Paradise
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.
2 months ago
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.
3 months ago
Metallic Mastery, Seething Song, Song of Blood, Songs of the Damned, Apocalypse, All of the death cards like Certain Death, Death Baron, Death Cloud, Death Speakers, Death Stroke, Death Watch, Death Wind,Death Wish. Deathrender, Death's Approach, Death's Duet, and Kiss of Death, and pretty much anything with death in the name. Yet more;
Battle Screech, Chaos Lord, Reign of Chaos, Clinging Darkness, Dark Bargain, Darkest Hour, Darkness, Scion of Darkness, Tombfire, Burnt Offering, Soul Bleed, Soul Burn, Soul Feast, Soulblast, and Soulshriek.
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