Soulherder

Creature — Spirit

Whenever a creature is exiled from the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on this

At the beginning of your end step, you may exile another target creature you control, then return to the battlefield under its owner's control.

wallisface on Exiled?

1 month ago

Some thoughts:

Day of the Dragons isn’t modern legal, but in any case it’s far too high a mana cost to ever realistically be cast anyway.

in general, i think your mana curve is a bit high. Having no 1cmc cards is going to be problematic, because it’ll mean you’re starting most games on a back-footing already. I think you should probably try running just 4 cards the 4cmc-slot, and nothing above this.

Feels like you’d want both Soulherder and Ephemerate in a deck like this.

while 64 cards isn’t much above 60, it’s still going to give you a weaker deck overall (less consistent/powerful hands/draws). Always aim to cut a deck back to 60 cards.

wallisface on Exiled? copy

1 month ago

Some thoughts:

  • Day of the Dragons isn’t modern legal, but in any case it’s far too high a mana cost to ever realistically be cast anyway.

  • in general, i think your mana curve is a bit high. Having no 1cmc cards is going to be problematic, because it’ll mean you’re starting most games on a back-footing already. I think you should probably try running just 4 cards the 4cmc-slot, and nothing above this.

  • Feels like you’d want both Soulherder and Ephemerate in a deck like this.

  • while 64 cards isn’t much above 60, it’s still going to give you a weaker deck overall (less consistent/powerful hands/draws). Always aim to cut a deck back to 60 cards.

wallisface on Asking for Help: what cards …

2 months ago

This is the most viable list I could think up on a budget. I have no idea how good it’d actually be (it feels like it’d be better without the Judge). It also feels like it desperately wants fetchlands for Slogurk. Being 3 colours might also be prohibitive to your budget.

Corrosive_Cat on Bant Soulherder except I NOW have money

4 months ago

Ninth Bridge Patrol is also somewhat an even-more-budget Soulherder!

multimedia on First Dragon Commander Deck

5 months ago

Hey, you're welcome. Yes, if you cast Painful Truths with Jodah you converge for five, draw five and lose five life. Nice changes, but the card suggestions in my last comment were for using Garth as Commander not Jodah. Since you've made the change to Jodah then Soulherder and Vizier of Tumbling Sands are not needed.

With the change to Jodah here's some budget cards to consider adding and some explanation of the powerful interactions with these cards.


With Jodah cards you cast with his ability don't change their original CMC, you're just using an alternative casting cost to cast them. Imoti, Celebrant of Bounty is a nice budget card for this interaction for repeatable cascade. Any 6 CMC or greater Dragon can be cast for five mana, but still trigger Imoti to cascade. Imoti triggers for any 6 CMC or greater spell cast not just creatures.

Cascade is a powerful effect that lets you from the top of your library cast the first spell that's less than 6 CMC for free. Because with Jodah you can cast huge CMC spells for only five mana then Imoti's cascade can be bonkers. You can abuse Imoti's cascade with Dragons Draco and Scion of Draco with Crystal Shard to return them back to your hand to cast again and cascade again. Scion is excellent with Jodah because it gives him hexproof, vigilance and first strike, hexproof is the best of these for protection.

Conflux is powerful budget tutor when you cast it for only five mana and it's 8 CMC for Imoti. In Garruk's Wake wrecks your opponents creatures/Planeswalkers and is an 9 CMC card for Imoti. Artisan of Kozilek is 9 CMC, but cast for five mana which reanimates any creature in your graveyard and gives you a 10/9 Monster who if it gets to attack triggers devastating annihilator 2.


When playing Jodah as Commander then having a lot of protection for him is important because he will be a target for opponent removal as soon as he appears in the game. Swiftfoot Boots equipped can give Jodah hexproof protection from opponent's targeted removal. Stubborn Denial is a one mana Negate to protect Jodah since he has 4 power. Most likely Denial will be used to counter a board wipe for one mana.

Boros Charm can give Jodah as well as all your other permanents including lands indestructible to survive most board wipes and any removal that destroys. Shielded by Faith can give Jodah indestructible and this aura can change who it's attached to which can be helpful when playing lots of creatures. Cast Faith early enchanting any creature you control and then when Jodah appears attach Faith to him.

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