Elusive Tormentor


Insidious Mist


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Elusive Tormentor

Creature — Vampire Wizard

, Discard a card: Transform Elusive Tormentor.

Elusive Tormentor Discussion

lagotripha on Advice Needed on Performance Tuning ...

2 months ago

I have a few vamps lists in the back catalogue. I've tended towards mono-black because I like to pretend to be 'the rack' for bad matchups, but I've played with mardu too.

The big question is what payoff you are looking at. You can go anywhere from pure aggro to midrange value, and since so many of the pieces work well together, the majority of options are viable.

If you have even a modest collection of vamps you can always bring something fresh to FNM which plays off the same manabase and uses the same hand disruption. This means that there is a vamps list that will work well in practically any meta, and sitting down against vamps you could be facing almost anything from pure 'small vamps/discard/burn' aggro right up to 'solemnity/unlife/ad nausiem/blood baron'.

I'm gonna try and give a quick overview of sets of cards and what they do. None of these sets are perfect, so tournament play is patchy, but some may sit in your local meta in a dominant position- use judgement and don't be scared to mix and match.

More aggro really likes lords (and Drana, Liberator of Malakir ), sac engines & Blade of the Bloodchief .

With all the small lifelinkers ( Indulgent Aristocrat , Gifted Aetherborn , Vampire Cutthroat do a lot). You play a very grindy game going over most aggro with lifelink and under most midrange with sac value. Card filtering makes a lot of value here, and things like Bloodghast / Faithless Looting (despite the meta being all graveyard hate all the time) put a lot of work in.

Madness vamps has Bloodghast engines and obscenities like Olivia, Mobilized for War / Haakon, Stromgald Scourge for vampire knight tribal, and similar 'high synergy/bad combo' setups can pack massive amounts of hand disruptiuon while cheap lifelink/deathtouch gums up the board.

Gaining a lot of life with more disruption into cards like Blood Baron of Vizkopa / Elusive Tormentor  Flip is also viable, if you are comfortable executing a more old-school control list in your meta.

You also have compelling burn options- zombie infestation, sac outlet vamps and Alms of the Vein / Lightning Bolt / Gonti's Machinations does well.

Human sac outlets into Falkenrath Aristocrat hits hard, but most of what it wants to do is done better by 'all vampires into nocturnus' lists the moment Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle was printed.

ThunderCrank on Can The Mimeoplasm transform?

5 months ago

If i have The Mimeoplasm enter as Elusive Tormentor  Flip can i use the discard effect to transform the Mimeoplasm into Insidious Mist ? If yes, does it lose it the counters it got from the second creature?

Darth_Savage on Dimir Control

5 months ago

Your deck gives me a chance to suggest a card the I've wanted to use, but never quite seen the right setup for, but more on that in a bit...

Conventional wisdom is that you shouldn't mix creatures with infect and those without, outside of mana dorks. It is also that you shouldn't rely on auras, as they give your opponent a 2-for-1. Invisible Stalker though will wear any aura quite happily since it has hexproof, it also can't be blocked. A card like Slippery Scoundrel might also be ok, though 10 permanents is a lot. Neither of these were the card I mentioned in my opening, that card is Elusive Tormentor  Flip this card is interesting because it transforms into a 0/1 hexproof, indestructible, can't be blocked creature and can then be flipped back to deliver the 4 damage. It doesn't lose any auras attached when it transforms, so that means a 4/4 infect and the gag is you can transform it back to Insidious Mist in response to your opponents removal.

There is also a decent draw spell with proliferate Tezzeret's Gambit and proliferate on a stick Thrummingbird, both of these are worth consideration. 27 land is a lot, 23-5 would be fine and this gives you more slots. Your also wanting to play control, so Temple of Deceit or Fetid Pools is a lot better than Submerged Boneyard, Halimar Depths might also be worth considering. Moving on, a pump spell might be a good idea Virulent Swipe or Supernatural Stamina for example.

There are 2 cards in modern that wreck an infect plan Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Solemnity , so be aware and don't let these resolve... That's it from me, good luck and have fun brewing your deck.

Moosh528491 on Whisper Cheats Mana Costs On A BUDGET

5 months ago

bradtheimpaler13 On second thought I think Oona's Prowler may be a better choice. It's slightly cheaper and it replaces Elusive Tormentor  Flip as a discard outlet. Thanks for the help anway.

bradtheimpaler13 on Whisper Cheats Mana Costs On A BUDGET

5 months ago

Is Elusive Tormentor  Flip legal in this deck? The back side is blue. I know it doesn't have any blue mana symbols, But I think it color identity is still blue. But awesome deck.

Asder on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

Make a transformative creature that transforms to protect itself. like Elusive Tormentor  Flip

ERoss8 on Elusive Tormentor in an Edgar ...

7 months ago

No. Color identity includes all colors the card can be, like multicolored cards (Hostage Taker), double-face cards (like the aforementioned Elusive Tormentor  Flip), and off-color activated abilities (Harbor Bandit) all have the same color identity (in this case U/B). That said, talk to your playgroup and see if it’s ok with them

Weekend_Magic_NC on Elusive Tormentor in an Edgar ...

7 months ago

I was brewing up a Vampire tribal deck using Edgar Markov as a commander. I was hoping to use Elusive Tormentor  Flip in that deck. But if I'm not way off base the flip side of Elusive Tormentor  Flip is considered blue. BUT the mana symbol doesn't show up on the card. So...Can I play it in the deck?

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