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Cauldron of Souls

Reviewed April 29, 2008

Constructed: 1.33
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 3.17

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Tuesday - Cauldron of Souls

This card laughs at Wrath of God and other board sweepers, so you would think it would be playable in constructed, right? Unfortunately, they decided to cost it at 5 mana, and so it's too expensive for what it does. Into the crap rare shoebox you go.

In limited, it's a bit better, but with all the cards that can put -1/-1 counters on your creatures, I'd rather have a creature or something.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Cauldron of Souls
Whoever chose the name for this card deserves a raise for finding something that matches so evocatively with its ability. Sadly, it's a little slow for most applications. Even in limited, I'd usually rather have another creature or something like Runes of the Deus than Cauldron of Souls. It can be a complete blowout, but it requires too much work to be worth it.
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Cauldron of Souls

For constructed, it's simply too costly for the effect, which usually isn't very relevant.

In limited, this gives all your creatures another use, but there's a lot of -1/-1 counters out there in Shadowmoor which weakens this a bit.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1.5/5
Limited: 2/5


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Tuesday - Cauldron of Souls

This card seems a little too slow for constructed play. For five mana, it's only likely to get sided in against control style decks with lots of "wrath" effects. It could essentially keep you from ever having an empty board. It's an interesting concept.

In limited, this card is great, because it definitely get a change to hit th eboard and can offer lots of play advantages.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

Cauldron of Souls

            Simply terrible in constructed. It may spawn a combo deck based around come-into-play/leaves-play effects, but I doubt that it would be better than Reveillark.

            Cauldron of Souls shines in limited. Persist is awesome ability that will force your opponent to kill your guys twice. Combos well with Tatterkite.


Constructed: 1

Casual: 2

Limited: 4

Miguel Cauldron of Souls

Constructed: Not a very good for a 5 drop for constructed play. It has a nice ability, used with creatures with come into play abilities can really get annoy. There will be a combo show up with this card just give it time.

Casual: Alot of fun in multiplayer, use it with Maggot Carrier.

Limited: Sealed, I would use it to get some reusable effects from my creatures. There are only a couple of cards that destroy artifacts in Shadowmoor. Draft I would pick it first for the same reason. When you can swing with all of your creatures to put the pressure on and then it they block and kill any of them you can persist the ones you want back and they come back untap and ready to block next turn. Or the other way around.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: 5


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