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Soul of Innistrad from 'Magic 2015'

Soul of Innistrad from "Magic 2015"
Soul of Innistrad from "Magic 2015"
Photo courtesy of Wizards of the Coast, used with permission.

Soul of Innistrad is one of the newest Magic: The Gathering cards revealed today June 24, 2014 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expansion set Magic 2015 in an article by Gavin Verhey on

Soul of Innistrad - 4BB
Creature - Avatar (Mythic Rare)
3BB: Return up to three target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.
3BB, Exile Soul of Innistrad from your graveyard: Return up to three target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.

Soul of Innistrad joins Soul of New Phyrexia and Soul of Shandalar as part of a powerful new cycle of six mythic rare creature cards that are "fixed" Titans (Primeval Titan, Inferno Titan, Frost Titan, Grave Titan, and Sun Titan).

Soul of Innistrad is a card advantage machine. Forget about interactions with other cards for a moment: Over the course of a game creatures die all the time. Refilling your hand with threats is arguably more powerful than drawing the same amount of cards, as you won't come across any lands.

Soul of Innistrad allows you to recycle cards dumped into your graveyard via Lotleth Troll, Drown in Filth, Grisly Salvage, Deadbridge Chant, or any other card that puts creatures into your graveyard.

One idea for abusing Soul of Innistrad is to combine it with creatures which have "enters the battlefield," "dies," or "sacrifice" effects in a toolbox style deck that can handle just about any situation thrown at it. Creatures such as Armada Wurm, Banisher Priest, or Dinrova Horror. You know what's really sick? Getting back multiple Gray Merchant of Asphodel in a mono black devotion deck or recurring Shadowborn Demon.

As we've seen with the other Soul cards, the only effective way for one of your rivals to answer it is by exiling it with Swords to Plowshares, Chained to the Rocks, and Banishing Light. Otherwise you'll be able to just use it from your graveyard later on, winning the attrition battle in a drawn out game.

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