Soul Sear

Soul Sear


Soul Sear deals 5 damage to target creature or planeswalker. That permanent loses indestructible until end of turn.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Soul Sear Discussion

amerika00 on Gyruda's Experiment

3 weeks ago

Fling Kazuul's Fury  Flip to gurantee landing damage with the large creatures. Crash Through could also work for similar reasons, and as a good card to cycle. Prismari Command for ramp and filling the graveyard. Soul Sear against indestructible. Divide by Zero to bounce bastions and pick up a situational lesson. Thassa probably wouldn't hurt, same can be said for the God. I would try to add at least a few more creatures to guarantee getting value from Gyruda.

legendofa on Confused?

2 months ago

Path to Exile resolves, since (I assume) it was cast in reaction to your Soul Sear . Once Path resolves, the chosen target for Soul Sear is no longer present, so it "fizzles" without doing anything.

Hypothetically, if you had Cancel led the Path, then the Path would be countered and the Soul Sear would resolve normally.

Essentially, the most recent action taken (spell, triggered ability, activated ability) is the first to resolve. This rule is often referred to as LIFO--Last In, First Out.

Wbg1415 on Confused?

2 months ago

An opponent casts Mistcutter Hydra at 4/4. I cast Soul Sear . My opponent thinks for a little bit and then casts Path to Exile on his mistcutter Hydra. Which spell actually resolves, the Soul Sear or Path to Exile?

NicodaPico on Magda, Magicians Red

2 months ago

i love the name first and foremost and i think the deck looks really neat. It's got alot of cool drgaons, lots of neat dwarves, its got a fair amount of ramp between artifacts and treasures, and its got a couple of board wipes. I think 39 lands is too many cause most of your cards are gonna be cheap dwarves and the bigger dragons you're gonna cheat into play anyways. dropping down to even 36 would probably be fine.

red has a big issue with removal when it comes to commander. abrade is a great start, but a well timed Lightning Strike , Lightning Bolt , Blazing Volley can help those dwarves swing in unimpeded. Footfall Crater has actually been a really fun card in my decks that i think you might enjoy, gives haste and trample to your dragons when they come in. Fire Prophecy and Soul Sear , Jaya's Immolating Inferno are also decent kill spells in commander. By Force is great for dealing with alot artifacts.

in terms of dwarves, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is amazing, and i know you don't like the old frame cards but Dwarven Trader , Dwarven Scorcher , Spark Mage , Dwarven Grunt are some good one drop dwarves to play before magda so you can start making treasures turn two when she comes down.

TheVectornaut on jeskai

2 months ago

My main suggestion would just be to look for versions of your cards that do similar things for less mana. For instance, Soul Sear could probably be Lightning Bolt , Blazing Salvo , Mizzium Mortars , Thundering Rebuke , Roast , or Tears of Valakut if you're expecting flyers. Similarly, Dissolve and Ionize might be better as Spell Pierce , Counterspell , Hindering Light , Izzet Charm , Mana Leak , etc. depending on what you need to counter when.

The only other card I'll suggest (and I admit that it's a pet card of mine so I might be biased) is Myth Realized . It triggers prowess itself, grows from the same triggers as prowess, provides a mana sink in the late game, and is a creature that can conveniently dodge your own boardwipes whether they be Pyroclasm , Evacuation , or Wrath of God .

DanMcSharp on Standard burn

4 months ago


First off, when you say "cutting the last few cards" do you mean to go from 83 to 60 cards? That's a lot of cutting! lol

Anyway, usually "burn" decks want to have a lot of cards that can hit the player's health, otherwise you could just be stock in a match-up where most of your cards don't do much. Maybe start by cutting a few copies of cards like Demon Bolt , Frost Bite , Tundra Fumarole , Soul Sear and Squash . Those cards make more sense when the "burn" part of the deck is only meant to help you stay alive into mid to late game, not as much when you try to use them as win cons. I'm guessing you mean to get the most out of Toralf, God of Fury  Flip with those spells, but instead I would cut a few copies of him as well.

You could cut a few copies of Aegar, the Freezing Flame since it's legendary. It's a good card but I don't think it's good enough to have 1 in play and be stuck with 2 more in your hand. Chances are you won't even be able to play it anyway since you only run 4 lands that produce blue mana as it is. On the other hand, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is probably overpowered enough to stay at 4! lol

Speaking of lands, I'm not sure why you have a mix of basic lands and snow basic lands, might as well go all snow if you want to make use of them. Adding 4 Riverglide Pathway  Flip would probably be a good idea too.

If you had more blue mana in your lands you could probably afford to have some more useful cards like Negate in your sideboard instead of a full playset of Ox of Agonas and Tibalt's Trickery . Btw, just to be sure, that Tibalt card isn't meant to be used as a counter spell. It's meant to be used on your own spell in very wild combo decks that can predict the outcome.

Hopefully these suggestions are useful, cheers!

defamagraphy1 on An Invitation to Help Magic

8 months ago

Determining just how broken a card is depends on how well it can be interacted with. Omanth is very easy to interact with. However I do believe Genesis Ultimatum or Escape to the Wilds should have seen the axe

The other problem is that so many players are playing it just to win.

I think the bigger problem is that it forces a player to interact with it so early which throws off an opponents game plan, that and players don't want to put more removal in their decks.

Bloodchief's Thirst, Giant Killer, Mutual Destruction, Feed the Swarm Heartless Act Legion's Judgment Murderous Rider Mythos of Nethroi Dirge Bat Hagra Mauling  Flip Drag to the Underworld Smite the Monstrous Triumphant Surge Angelic Ascension Dire Tactics Epic Downfall Necromentia Deny the Divine Eat to Extinction Banishing Light Skyclave Apparition Redcap Melee Thundering Rebuke Charge of the Forever-Beast Flame Spill Soul Sear Channeled Force Mythos of Vadrok Rumbling Rockslide The Akroan War Concerted Defense Anticognition Essence Scatter Jwari Disruption  Flip Lofty Denial Cancel Convolute Deny the Divine Didn't Say Please Mystical Dispute Mystical Dispute Memory Drain Rewind Agonizing Remorse Memory Theft Pelakka Predation  Flip Shatter the Sky Storm's Wrath Extinction Event

That's a whole lot of cards that can deal with Omnath decks. So its not so broken that it can't be dealt with. Does it mean you have to add more than 4 removal cards or change colors? You might have to. Does it mean you might have to change some strategy? Possibly.

Mono White has at least 12 solid answer cards for Omnath and you can still play aggro. Blue has counterspells though you might have to pair it with another color. Red has a few options as well, and the only color that is lacking is if you play mono green. With that many cards you really can't say it's so broken it's unbeatable. You have to play around it. You have to anticipate the strategy. These cards can easily be maindecked, and if youre a player that goes 38 creatures and only 22 lands then I'm sorry for you.

But I wholey disagree with the term Broken. Ive often seen Omnath players quit when they lose Cobra and Omnath. I've also seen a lot of them pass the turn and pass several turns. If you cannot answer it, its out of lack of trying, preparedness, or just a bad game which happens. Also, its not Omnath doing broken things. Omnath only produces the mana to do really really good things. IF Wizards bans Escape and Ultimatum players will have to switch to Lithoforming and while it won't kill the deck it will slow it down and I think that's a more fair approach. But yeah... as above, you don't have to limit yourself to just what's being played. Think outside the box.

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