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Soul of Theros
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Soul of Theros
- M15

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Soul of Theros

This is a rather curious card to me. It seems to suggest you play a large number of small creatures, but is itself an expensive finisher-style creature. I suppose you could play it as a curve-topping creature with lots of faster, smaller creatures, but it's very mana-intensive for that sort of strategy. It's possible that white has more efficient options for Glorious Anthem effects, but there may be a role for this card to play somewhere.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Soul of Theros which is a six mana White 6/6 with Vigilance and for six mana it can give all of your creatures +2/+2, First Strike, and Lifelink until end of turn or for six mana it can be exiled from the graveyard for the same effect.  A six mana 6/6 with Vigilance is decent, much like Sun Titan, though the Titan or an angel offers more without the expense of mana. Needing six mana to activate the effect means it will generally not be activated the same turn it enters play and that little if anything else can be cast on the same turn.  It is a reasonable cost for the effect as First Strike makes attacking or blocking into it difficult and the life gain can be noticeable even with just Soul of Theros.  Overall this is a strong card, but the mana cost and reduced benefit without a swarm will likely keep it from seeing much play outside of Multiplayer.
 
In Limited this is a six mana 6/6 with beneficial effects which makes it an easy first pick in Booster while the two White mana in the casting cost and effects works well for a two color deck in Sealed.  Vigilance and the potential life gain can make it very difficult for an opponent to overcome, so it stands out as both a defensive and offensive threat.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


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