Soulshift

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Soulshift
Type: Triggered
Introduced: Champions of Kamigawa
Last Used: Saviors of Kamigawa
Reminder Text: Soulshift N (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost N or less from your graveyard to your hand.)
Statistics: 27 cards
{G}48% {B}33% {W}19%
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Soulshift is a triggered ability on some Spirit creatures found in Champions of Kamigawa. The ability allows a player to return a, typically, less expensive Spirit creature card from his or her graveyard to his or her hand.

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the Comprehensive Rules (Ixalan (September 29, 2017))

  • 702.45. Soulshift
    • 702.45a Soulshift is a triggered ability. “Soulshift N” means “When this permanent is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost N or less from your graveyard to your hand.”
    • 702.45b If a permanent has multiple instances of soulshift, each triggers separately.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Ixalan (September 29, 2017))

Soulshift
A keyword ability that lets a player return a card from his or her graveyard to his or her hand. See rule 702.45, “Soulshift.”

Rulings[edit | edit source]

  • The soulshift number tells you the maximum converted mana cost of the Spirit card you can target.
  • You choose whether or not to return the targeted creature card when the ability resolves.

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • Thousand-legged Kami - {6}{G}{G}
    Creature — Spirit 6/6
    Soulshift 7 (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost 7 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)
  • Forked-Branch Garami - {3}{G}{G}
    Creature — Spirit 4/4
    Soulshift 4, soulshift 4 (When this creature dies, you may return up to two target Spirit cards with converted mana cost 4 or less from your graveyard to your hand.)
  • Kodama of the Center Tree - {4}{G}
    Legendary Creature — Spirit */*
    Kodama of the Center Tree’s power and toughness are each equal to the number of Spirits you control.
    Kodama of the Center Tree has soulshift X, where X is the number of Spirits you control. (When this creature dies, you may return target Spirit card with converted mana cost X or less from your graveyard to your hand.)