Torgaar, Famine Incarnate


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare

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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

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

1 hour ago

More changes. The summary of the changes is to 1) increase the payoff of mana discount from Rakdos, Lord of Riots and 2) add more colorless creatures that I can windmill slam for no cost.

freshdemon on GravePact, Scions and Ulamog on ...

3 days ago

So you say if I choose to cast a Torgaar, Famine Incarnate with Grave Pact in play, it is an automatic illegal action? Because he is not instant speed


3 days ago

Again, I'm going to be one of those people who look at Karn, Scion of Urza and just completely disregard the awesomeness of the deck because of the price.

There are more types of cheap and effective card draw whilst working with your exile theme with Mastermind's Acquisition but also being able to have repeated card draw and not just wasting mana on a one time sorcery. I myself would suggest cards like; razaketh, the foulblooded even though its a bit pricey mana wise, it can constantly push into the late game with its "loose 2 search for a card and put it into your hand." Another one could be Torment of Scarabs . It'll constantly push that takedown every turn. 4 mana seems steppe but once it's played, it burns as long as your opponent doesn't have major enchantment removal. I dont know if you would profit from Ifnir Deadlands but it could be okay to throw in, in place of a swamp or two just to create some diversity.

With that said there are others that just popped into my mind and I'd thought I'd share just to get your input. I'm on the fence about Torgaar, Famine Incarnate seeing as you dont run enough creatures to make it worth while but again, i find this deck sometimes coming up short with the late game play. But then again, i might just not be using the card combos and abilities to their fullest extent.

razelfark on BG Saproling

6 days ago

Interesting idea you have going here. I think you might need to some changes to help your deck either be more focused into saps, or switch some cards up to be more b/g control.

For Sap focus I would cut

Bone Picker: this creature does give a flying option to deck but ultimately has no synergy with other cards.

Ravenous Chupacabra: just a creature that functions as a kill spell, can stay in deck but not necessary.

Torgaar, Famine Incarnate: Only good if you get it in play before you do any early damage to your opponent, bad when drawn late because you must select a player to put at 10. The main issue is this creature also does not have trample meaning he is easy to chump block as well. (best in side deck for matches that your opponent recovers life)

Additions to deck:

You should run Tendershoot Dryad, Sporecrown Thallid and Saproling Migration at 4 copies as these are cards your deck is focused to run. The Migration is also very pivotal to the deck as it generates you two bodies turn two and helps you play Song of Freyalise on turn 3 for a dangerous setup for turn 5 swing that can be lethal.

Heroic Intervention: This card does so much to protect your board from sweepers to direct control against Tendershoot. Would suggest 2 copies in the main and additional 2 in the side when you are vs control heavy decks.

Lastly I suggest Llanowar Elves as it gives your deck a one drop that the deck lacks and serves to ramp into the rest of the deck.

These are suggestions based on my experience from my own version of the deck (sorry its not posted yet for comparison). Best of luck with the deck.

ClockworkSwordfish on casual black recursion deck

6 days ago

With all of these little guys dying and coming back, you might like Attrition or Grave Pact as ways to keep the board clear, and Blood Artist and/or Zulaport Cutthroat as alternate win conditions. The new Torgaar, Famine Incarnate is an interesting take on a big creature you can "cheat out" by feeding him three little ones.

beyblade904 on Josu Vess Lich Knight

1 week ago

Do you think Torgaar, Famine Incarnate would be good in this deck?

Dorotheus on Deck Problems and Finalizing Decks

1 week ago

I love my Grisel Cannon, ENRAGED! deck. Been playing it for a long time, but it's way way over $400 anymore, so many price spikes. I do have a few foils in mine, and tappedout lists it at like $1200.

But it's my baby and I'll keep playing it and updating it with each set.

HOWEVER, Spirit Soul Bomb is a list I invented after streamer Brewspythemagicguy started playing an Esper Goryos list using Iname, and I decided to make it a full combo deck instead of a control style list, and Torgaar, Famine Incarnate from Dominaria sealed the deal on it, with Goryo's Vengeance being the most expensive card in the list, for now.

Coward_Token on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

Have you considered adding Thief of Blood to the wishboard as an akido wincon vs nonplayer counters (and yet another Dark Depths enabler) for when Solemnity gets removed? I understand if you're averse to its CMC and lack of haste/flash (Vedalken Orrery would help with the latter and enable synergy with Delaying Shield but I couldn't tell you what to swap it in for, nor know if it would be too threatening).'

(Could arguably also wish for Torgaar, Famine Incarnate as an answer to arbitrarily high life, particularly with Wound Reflection around.)

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