Tariel, Reckoner of Souls
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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
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Tariel, Reckoner of Souls

Legendary Creature — Angel

Flying, vigilance

: Choose a creature card at random from target opponent's graveyard. Put that card onto the battlefield under your control.

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DemonDragonJ on Treasury Thrull or Carmen, Cruel …

7 months ago

I have a copy of Treasury Thrull in both my Tariel, Reckoner of Souls and Teneb, the Harvester EDH decks, as sacrificing and reanimating creatures is one of the central themes in each of those decks, but I am considering replacing that card with Carmen, cruel skymarcher, since she has a lower mana cost and also is overall more versatile; it is true that the cards that she can return are limited by her power, but I am confident that I shall be able to make her sufficiently power to return any cards in my deck, and she also returns them directly to the battlefield, rather than my hand, which is very nice.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Treasury Thrull with Carmen, cruel skymarcher?

legendofa on BBEG Deck Ideas

8 months ago

For my breakdown here, I'm focusing on characters who are villains in their story arc and characters who don't have much specific backstory. Pretty much any legendary creature can be flavored as a villain in front of the right deck. I'm also not focusing on the Forgotten Realms sets, I'm broadening the net.

What's available:

: Eldrazi or artifacts. Most of the artifacts are either hero-aligned or not an independent threat, like Graaz, Unstoppable Juggernaut. If you want a challenge, Omarthis, Ghostfire Initiate, but I wouldn't, just for lack of depth.

: Villains are oddly centered on Old Kamigawa. Konda, Lord of Eiganjo is a near-immortal emperor and master duelist. Hokori, Dust Drinker is destroying resources and the land. And, of course, there's the apocalyptic, unrelenting evil that is Hazduhr the Abbot.

: Heidar, Rimewind Master is an elementalist fanatic. The manipulations of Orvar, the All-Form or Kami of the Crescent Moon could cause problems, as could a big sea creature like Tromokratis or Charix, the Raging Isle.

: Pretty much everyone. It's easier to count the people who aren't outright villains.

: Relatively few actual villains, but a bunch of manipulators, dragons, and angry people that could fill the role.

: A bunch of wild animals and nature types. No scheming villains, but a good selection of rampaging monsters. Meng Huo, Barbarian King would be a unique choice (if you're willing to.proxy or drop $150+).

: Polukranos Reborn  Flip is the most (only?) villainous character in these colors.

: Lots of options, from the behind-the-scenes manipulation of Lazav, Dimir Mastermind to the illithid Captain N'ghathrod, Gisa and Geralf's necromancer army, whatever Umbris, Fear Manifest is, and a lot more.

: A few options, but lots of depth in them. Insane biologist Momir Vig, Simic Visionary and his magnum opus Experiment Kraj, nature's avenger Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, or maybe Aesi, Tyrant of Gyre Strait is flooding the area.

: A very deep and wide pool for villains. Vampires, demons, dragons, demon dragons, warlords, torturers...

: Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager joins the ranks of the big scary monsters. A more calculating BBEG would probably be one of the death lords like Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord. Vhati il-Dal or Old Rutstein or probably more storyline villains than BBEG material.

: A very shallow pool. Storvald, Frost Giant Jarl, Rubinia Soulsinger, and maybe Falco Spara, Pactweaver or Katilda and Lier (mostly because of Lier) are the best options for an Archenemy villain. I'd throw Kros, Defense Contractor in, but goading is kind of limited when you're the Archenemy.

: This color set will probably be either a cold, distant, merciless villain or a manipulative puppet master. Raffine, Scheming Seer and Oloro, Ageless Ascetic fall into the first category, and Sen Triplets and The Ever-Changing 'Dane in the second. Varina, Lich Queen is another option for a zombie army.

: Big, angry, and violent, with some good dragons. Xira, the Golden Sting and Vazi, Keen Negotiator break out of this mold, but they strike me as more lieutenant-types, not arc villains by themselves.

: Not much; these tend to be either heroic or big smashy monsters. Uril, the Miststalker could work.

: Queen Marchesa is a classic, as you mentioned, and Edgar Markov is right there, too. Actually, this color set has some good depth and variety for an Archenemy. Some are more overtly villainous, and some are just very martial. My top picks would be Edgar, Licia, Sanguine Tribune, or Tariel, Reckoner of Souls.

: Mostly either weird esotericism or "nature's avenger" types. I don't think any of these are outright villainous in-story, but most of them have loose or vague stories. With the right deck, this could be a unique and interesting villain. Riku of Two Reflections is my top pick.

Four-color sets in general: Any of them would work, except for a couple of the .

: Use this color set if you want a truly apocalyptic feel. saluma mentioned Tiamat, which is a very good choice, and finding a way to get through Progenitus or O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami is a story of epic scale.

Kingtao on Cheap cards for Kaalia

11 months ago

Hi,

Playing Kaalia can become very expensive very quickly, I try and make the best of her ability with cheap but high drop like Aegis Angel , Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, Starnheim Aspirant.

even if it isn't optimal, mine run mostly as an angel tribal, feel free to take a look if it can be of any help Kaalia of the poor

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should Denethor Replace?

1 year ago

I am planning to put a copy of Denethor, Ruling Steward into my Tariel, Reckoner of Souls EDH deck, but I am not certain which card to remove to make room for him.

I believe that Denethor should replace either Scourge of the Nobilis or Searing Meditation, since neither of those cards contributes very strongly to the deck's theme, and the scourge, in particular, is very vulnerable to removal, as it is an aura, so I think that it may be the best card to remove.

What does everyone else say about this? Which card should Denethor replace?

DemonDragonJ on Should I Put Altar of …

1 year ago

I am contemplating putting a copy of Altar of Dementia into my Tariel, Reckoner of Souls EDH deck, likely replacing either Searing Meditation or possibly Fists of the Demigod, but I wish to ask the other users here for advice, before I do that.

Since that deck focuses on stealing my opponents' creatures for both combat and sacrificing, AoD would provide both an additional sacrifice outlet and an additional way to put creature cards into my opponents' graveyard, for me to steal, which is obviously a good thing.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I put Altar of Dementia into my Tariel deck?

DemonDragonJ on Should I Put FotVD in …

1 year ago

I would like to put Feast of the Victorious Dead into these two decks, but I am not certain what cards to remove from those decks to make room for the feast.

In my Tariel, Reckoner of Souls deck, I feel that Glory of Warfare may be rather expensive (although I admit that Fists of the Demigod or Searing Meditation may also be rather superfluous in that deck, as well; Pain Magnification at least helps to fill my opponents' graveyards, for me to plunder them), but I am less certain about my Teneb, the Harvester deck; I am not certain that that deck contains a sufficient number of artifacts to justify it containing Glissa, the Traitor, but she also is an easy way to get creatures into my opponents' graveyards, for me to then steal with Teneb.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I put Feast of the Victorious Dead into those two decks?

DemonDragonJ on Captivating Crew or Commissar Severina …

1 year ago

I currently have a copy of Captivating Crew in my Tariel, Reckoner of Souls EDH deck, and they certainly work with the deck's main theme, but their ability is very expensive, and they do not do much, outside of that ability, so I am contemplating replacing them with another creature, and I am considering Commissar Severina Raine for that role, as she is less expensive, for both initial casting and activating her ability, she provides an additional sacrifice outlet, and her first ability fits into the combat sub-theme that this deck has. I would lose the ability to take control of my opponent's creatures, but that ability can be used only at any time that I could cast a sorcery, whereas Raine's ability can be used at any time, at all.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Captivating Crew with Commissar Severina Raine?

multimedia on Tariel wrecker of holes

1 year ago

Hey, you haven't really made a complete deck yet to begin optimizing? Since there's only 14 lands here and you have to know that's not enough lands for a Commander deck?

There's some good ideas here, such as stealing opponent's creatures, attacking with them and then sacing them, but you want more sac outlets for this strategy. Making opponents discard cards is good, but giving an opponent the choice of what card to discard can be problematic for Tariel since opponent is not going to discard a creature. There's some reanimation and lots of recursion here which is good in these colors, but there's few enablers to get your creatures into your graveyard.

Some causal budget deck building advice to get started.

To start add 36 lands, they can be all basic lands to begin, can change some to dual lands later. Have 36 lands so you fill all the spots that are needed for lands and to clearly see how many cards have to be cut for lands. The double faced cards represented as lands here are all terrible cards for the mana cost. Cut them all and replace them with basic lands?

To add more lands next cut all the Pacifism removal? This type of creature removal doesn't interact with Tariel, Reckoner of Souls because it doesn't kill opponent's creature putting it into opponent's graveyard. If you want to utilize Tariel's ability then your opponent's creatures have to be put into graveyards, not exiled or stuck on the battlefield unable to attack or block.

The next cards to cut to add more lands are the high mana cost creatures who don't do enough for Tariel, Reckoner of Souls. Tariel is the high mana cost spell you want to cast more than the rest, the other spells played should have some interaction with him or interact with opponent's creature in some way such as In Garruk's Wake. Keep Wake, cut the rest?

Cards to cut last are some that just aren't doing enough for the mana cost and don't have any interaction with Tariel, Reckoner of Souls or the other strategies being played.

All these cuts make enough spots for 36 lands. When you have enough lands then you can begin to optimize the rest of your deck. Good luck.

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