Soul Burn

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Soul Burn


Spend only black and/or red mana on X.

Soul Burn deals X damage to target creature or player. You gain life equal to the damage dealt, but not more than the amount of spent on X, the player's life total before Soul Burn dealt damage, or the creature's toughness.

griffstick on simple color identity question

4 years ago

You can run Soul Burn in Sen Triplets. The words of colors is much different then the actual mana symbol. From what I believe you can run it in Sen Triplets

nenekoxkun on simple color identity question

4 years ago

Hi :D I've read the color identity rules and from what I understand it means I cannot run Soul Burn with Sen Triplets as my commander correct?

bushido_man96 on Vilis, The Edge Lord

5 years ago

Other spells that function like Exsanguinate are Drain Life and Soul Burn , if you're looking for more of that.

Shamanintraining on Time to let old painless out of the bag

5 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions B0effe

Reliquary Tower for Swamp looks like a easy update and will give me 2 anti discarding effects in case I don't get Venser's Journal out. I'm trying to keep the Black mana symbols since those count toward a couple of my drain effects Soul Burn , Consume Spirit , Drain Life .

I might consider swapping Thought Vessel in for Charcoal Diamond . Seems like a fair trade off, especially if I look to add Ad Nauseam .

Ad Nauseam , Cabal Coffers look like easy additions. Why so expensive Coffers???

I absolutely love the buyback of Slaughter in this deck so it's staying in. I am considering the swap of Go for the Throat for Vraska's Contempt though. I won't get to reanimate the creature but sometime it's better to permanently remove a problem.

JANKYARD_DOG on Breaking Carnival of Souls

5 years ago

Plunge into Darkness is made extra Janky in a blue version by adding Laboratory Maniac , also works with other cards that draw when a creature dies. I think Soul Burn is black in identity as there are no red symbols on it (though may want to check Oracle text).

Problem with Glacial Chasm is lost of life does not count as damage (but damage counts as loss of life.

goldlion on Breaking Carnival of Souls

5 years ago

Found some new card ideas today.

Check out Plague of Vermin ! Pricey, but we know where to find .

Platinum Emperion could also be a good combo with Carnival of Souls rather than worrying about the Soulcats. Or Phyrexian Unlife if you're on the combo turn or have a Glacial Chasm out.

Children of Korlis could be a safety net in any version, but imagine this card with The Carousel in motion and Carnival of Souls out! Wow. Don't know how I didn't think of this for the Ghave, Lord of Leaches deck.

Plunge into Darkness ? Janky. probably a way to make the mill work to our advantage for getting combo pieces.

Soul Burn for the version with . Is this usable if your commander doesn't have red in his colours?

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