Harvester of Souls
Creature — Demon
Whenever another nontoken creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, you may draw a card.
|Have (4)||IcyLightning , DStroy252000 , metalmagic , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819|
|Want (3)||Asmerv , blakejohn , KimmyBoy|
Printings View all
|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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Harvester of Souls occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.06%
WB (Orzhov): 0.47%
Harvester of Souls Discussion
6 days ago
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 .
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.
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:
- Necropotence > Dark Prophecy
- Sol Ring > Vedalken Orrery
- Viscera Seer > Undercity Informer
- Dark Ritual > Weaponcraft Enthusiast
- Crypt Ghast > Revel in Riches
- Soldevi Adnate > Pilgrim's Eye
- Sidisi, Undead Vizier > Pitiless Plunderer
- Buried Alive > Vampiric Rites
- Animate Dead > Cadaver Imp
- Apprentice Necromancer > Whisper, Blood Liturgist
- Plaguecrafter > Merciless Executioner
- Murderous Rider > Murder
- Defile > Doom Blade
Good luck with your deck.
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.
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.
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!
1 month ago
+1 my guy. @Your post
Darkblast is probably playable.
Phyrexian Reclamation is a great way to access your graveyard.
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.
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
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!