Harvester of Souls

Harvester of Souls

Creature — Demon

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Whenever another nontoken creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, you may draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Harvester of Souls occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.49%

Golgari: 0.17%

Rakdos: 0.63%

WB (Orzhov): 0.47%

Harvester of Souls Discussion

SideBae on Mogis Slaughter House: Bleeding Out Or Mercy Kill

6 days ago

Sulfuric Vortex comes to mind... I think it's probably better than Falkenrath Noble . Eidolon of the Great Revel , Harsh Mentor and other such duders also work.

I also think that if you cut a few of the more expensive cards (ex: Kaervek the Merciless , Ward of Bones ) for more mana ramp ( Rakdos Signet , Talisman of Indulgence ...) you can get away with running just around 31 or 32 lands. That'll free up some more slots for low-to-the-ground burn. Overall I think the deck would improve by a lot if you lowered the average CMC to something like 2 or 2.5.

I don't think very highly of Dash Hopes , to be honest. Maybe your experience has been different than mine, but in general people will be perfectly happy to pay 5 life for a significant spell. You're probably better off running something that generates card advantage, like Commune with Lava or Light Up the Stage . Gamble isn't really card advantage, but I think you should run it if only for the selection. Same goes for Faithless Looting .

Wheel of Fortune is amazing, although it's sitting around $100 these days. Reforge the Soul works as a more accessible replacement. Theater of Horrors is worth considering, too.

If you want a discard-style sub-theme (with your Geier Reach Sanitarium , Painful Quandary ...) Waste Not can be helpful.

Harvester of Souls works pretty well as a top-end, I think. It gets you cards when your opponents sac guys.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck.

multimedia on

6 days ago

Hey, already been suggested, but Vilis is amazing with Erebos. It's also amazing with K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth because then you're drawing cards when paying Phyrexian mana (life) for black spells you cast. Vilis is a big upgrade for Harvester of Souls .

Some other upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

Beware on Atheros God of Wifi

1 month ago

It's about time to dig this deck up since we are returning to Theros. After some debate I think Harvester of Souls is actually better than Grim Haruspex since Harvester allows you to get an engine in play with Shadowborn Apostle 's ability.

I've streamlined some things, cut cards that didn't offer synergy even if they are "good," cut control cards (embracing the glass cannon), added an Apostle, and switched around some of the combo enablers.

I haven't trawled through the latest sets yet so I'm sure I've missed some stuff. This might be my most viewed deck, I see no reason it isn't just as fun today.

king-saproling on Budget Ayara

1 month ago

Looks good! You might like these: Infernal Genesis , Champion of Stray Souls , Ogre Slumlord , Harvester of Souls , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Grave Betrayal , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Cauldron of Souls , Desecrated Tomb , Mimic Vat , Xathrid Necromancer .

Also, I hate to burst your bubble, but Carrion has been errata'd; You only sacrifice one creature at the time of casting, you can't sacrifice more than one.

Wigu90 on K'rrik tries to play fair

1 month ago

Thanks for your advice, xaarvaxus!

Yeah, I feel like Demon's Horn will lose its usefulness quite soon. Same goes for Pristine Talisman . About Basilica Screecher -- true, it's not super helpful, especially since the generic mana in its cost makes it impossible to cast for "free".

The cards I feel like cutting in the near future (apart from the ones I mentioned above) are Harvester of Souls , and probably Lotus Bloom (still on the fence about it and the same goes for Chrome Mox ), and Vampiric Link since I don't have enough demons to make it reliably worth it (and by demons I mean big creatures that I can stick the link on and be happy with it). Obviously, Necropotence and Yawgmoth's Will are auto-includes. I just haven't ordered them yet. I'd love to be able to stick Sheoldred, Whispering One somewhere. but I'm getting pretty short on space.

Gate to Phyrexia is an expensive card, yeah, but there's no replacement for it in black and artifacts are obviously a big part of EDH. No generic mana in the cost is also a big plus. I'm just having trouble with staying within the 100 card limit :D

Oh, and I guess Exquisite Blood is another one of those must-have cards for K'rrik.

Big thanks for your input!

Strangelove on Syr Konrad EDH

1 month ago

+1 my guy. @Your post

I wanted to second Necropotence , great combo, as well as the classic Painter's Servant / Grindstone .

Darkblast is probably playable.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Zombie... goes infinite.

Putrid Goblin / Lesser Masticore + Metallic Mimic + Sacrifice... also goes infinite... maybe this and Gravecrawler could push you into a soft Zombie Tribal subtheme?

Have you considered Living Death or Twilight's Call ?

Lifeline or Champion of Stray Souls are similar to a Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker build.

Phyrexian Reclamation is a great way to access your graveyard.

You could go crazy and try the Lich cards or maybe Forbidden Crypt .

Geth, Lord of the Vault

You really need more draw and to that end try Thought Gorger / Geier Reach Sanitarium / Null Profusion / Harvester of Souls

I would remove most of your milling artifacts to make room for some of the above, more draw, more removal, and 4-5 board wipes ( Boompile and Oblivion Stone effects are a must in monoblack). You have strong combos with Syr Konrad and I would focus on drawing/ tutoring into those while you control the board a bit more. With more interaction it'll be less of a glass cannon and more fun to play with and against.

Good luck!

moremanawins on ☣ sтσяяεv, вσσм-тεη∂εя - $50 ∂εcктεcн ☣

1 month ago

Sweet deck. A few possible bombs and things that would be synergistic. 1. Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis 2. Sisters of Stone Death 3. Leyline Prowler 4. Ambush Viper 5. Tetzimoc, Primal Death aka the gift that keeps on giving. 6. Harvester of Souls 7. Terastodon or as my friends call him T-Nasty. 8. God-Eternal Bontu anyways +1

saluma on Athreos God of pain

2 months ago

Usually you want 37-40 ~ in a commander deck (depending on avrage CMC, mana rocks and so on). Im by no means a shadowborn player, but I think 10 are to few. And you most definitive want some more demons like Rune-Scarred Demon , Archfiend of Depravity , Archfiend of Despair , Demonlord Belzenlok and Harvester of Souls to name a few. I also recomend Edgewalker to make your apostels free.

Looking forward to see your deck take form! Welcome to commander!

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