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Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
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As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. This spell costs less to cast for each creature sacrificed this way.
When Torgaar, Famine Incarnate enters the battlefield, up to one target player's life total becomes half their starting life total, rounded down.
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Torgaar, Famine Incarnate Discussion
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
A quick rundown of the first changes I'd try to implement.
- Start / Finish
- Ministrant of Obligation
- Doomed Traveler
- Not Forgotten
- Lingering Souls
- Diabolic Intent
- Altar's Reap , Bankrupt in Blood , Blood Divination , Costly Plunder
- Severed Strands , Bone Splinters
- Torgaar, Famine Incarnate , Demon of Catastrophes
- Knight of the White Orchid
- Spectral Reserves
- Vessel of Malignity
- Vessel of Ephemera
- Debtors' Knell
- Ethereal Absolution
- Always Watching
- Mindwrack Demon
- I'd go down to singles of all the legendary creatures, if you add Diabolic Intent or Diabolic Tutor
You'll want some way to deal with artifacts and enchantments, possibly Seal of Cleansing in the sideboard.
Also you don't have exile-versions of removal, but white and black are good for it, if you wanted to give up some of the "sacrifice for insane value" plan. Utter End and its variants.
1 month ago
Ravnica Allegiance was great for clan Rakdos! Time to make some changes..
Flexibility is king in Commander. Blow up anything that Rakdos can blow up!
2 cards for one mana? Yes please! Also, Torgaar is a bit of an awkward card. Typically, we've done a huge amount of damage by the time we cast this (presumably with discount from Rakdos's ability). So it turns out to be "win more" most of the time.
Damage to summon the king. Vial Smasher was also awkward because we typically don't want to cast spells before getting our mana discount. And by himself, he probably won't help us get any damage.
A wrath for only 2 mana that conveniently won't destroy our commander. And let's face it, the variance on this card is what makes it both memorable and so Rakdos! Also, remember that you don't have to play it just because it's in your hand. If you're winning, keep winning...
Damage to summon the king. 4 mana spent to get an 18 (EIGHTEEN) mana discount!
Damage to summon the king. The Spawn alone can get us a 7 mana discount!
2 months ago
Hi Asder, I found my way here from the advertise-your-modern-deck forum page...
First off, Careful Study isn't modern legal, heck, Ponder and Preordain are banned, though we all hope one of them comes off the list, maybe this month (probably not). So in blue maybe Magus of the Bazaar , which your opponent will likely remove before you get to use it...
Dragonlord Kolaghan, is a solid reanimation target as are Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Void Winnower and Iona, Shield of Emeria These all impact the board in some way the turn they come into play Sphinx of the Steel Wind, is nice, but has no impact that turn. Off the top of my head; Massacre Wurm , Hellkite Overlord , Architects of Will , Torgaar, Famine Incarnate , Flayer of the Hatebound , Tyrant of Discord or Ashen Rider have an impact on the board state the turn they enter play, they are of variable quality, but I'd rather see them than Sphinx of the Steel Wind, which does nothing without Kolaghan.
The other issue I see here is that you are either taking a mulligan or looting to find As Foretold, which is key, but how often will you have to tutor (Tolaria West) for a last ditch As Fortold via a lucky Ancestral Vision? More to the point, what is keeping you alive against fast aggro? The deck you based this on had Hollow One , but your looting spells won't work with it, maybe if you ran 4x Darkness , maybe you could survive and combo off... Lasty point on your deck, I'd up your land count to 18, maybe 2x Darkslick Shores ?
Now for a separate point, as I said, I found my way here from the advertise-your-modern-deck forum page. I recently posted a deck (Power 4 is Ferocious) there, after reviewing Chadnausem Control on the decks page. 2 When you post, you must offer feedback on the deck posted immediately before yours (leave the feedback on that deck's page). This feedback needs to be genuine; "Cool deck" replies don't count. Try to be as helpful as possible. You did not do this, Vannifar&Kiki's devotted PØD has no comment from yourself, so it's a little off to complain about others not following the rules, when actually they have...
I hope this feedback helps, good luck with your brew.
2 months ago
Here are some budget cards that are in my pile to build something similar:
Oversold Cemetery -recursion.
Smothering Abomination card draw.
Ravenous Chupacabra fun in funeral when repeayed.
Whisper, Blood Liturgist recursion that triggers death triggers two times.
Helm of Possession board control - I have left it untapped with tokens as a deterrent to being attacked.
Dawn of the Dead recursion - remember to sac the creature before end of turn.
Ogre Slumlord let's make tokens fun again.
Wonder flying is great for the whole family(team).
Priest of the Blood Rite cast, get 5/5 token, sac, repeat.
Shriekmaw removal that's good with creature recursion
Duplicant exiles indestructible creatures.
Torgaar, Famine Incarnate - for the opponent who likes to get way too much life.
Hope something in this list is helpful. Also Noxious Gearhulk might be good in the deck, but is not in my pile as I don't have an extra one ATM.
2 months ago
I have been playing this deck on Arena some, but subbed in Goblin Motivator in place of the Dusk Legion Zealot and it feels really good. It really ups the tempo of the deck. It allows Legion Warboss to mentor on T3. It hastens a T4 Demon of Catastrophes to swing for a quick 6. And it allows your Rite of Belzenlok Demon or Torgaar, Famine Incarnate to attack immediately. Goblin Motivator has been a win con multiple times for me. The last game I played before typing out this comment, I was one turn away from death when I top-decked Torgaar, Famine Incarnate, hastened him with Goblin Motivator, and attacked and sac'd with Thud to swing for 14 and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Plus it just goes better with the whole Goblins&Demons theme.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Poaralion I did run Doomed Dissenter before in this deck but I find that being able to bring back Reassembling Skeleton to feed brawl bash is better because I can reuse Brawl-Bash Ogre's ability. Then bring back the skeleton to be a body to block next turn or to sacrifice for Torgaar, Famine Incarnate, plus I can still use the skeleton if I am forced to discard a card from Risk Factor or from my opponent.
Goblin Instigator is something I considered but decided that I wouldn't get much value from it. Due it being easily wiped from Goblin Chainwhirler plus the reasons above for Dissenter. But I do plan to swap brawl-bash for Rakdos Firewheeler in future which then I will consider Instigator more.
Demon of Catastrophes is a pretty good suggestion I run 1 in the deck currently due being short of a Doom Whisperer but I would still prefer a Whisperer instead since I can somewhat sift through my deck to find answers.
Torgaar, Famine Incarnate occurrence in decks from the last year
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