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Tormented Soul can't block and is unblockable.
You should link your deck if/when you make it. Anyway, mono-black EDH decks do well to include cards like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , Phyrexian Obliterator , Crypt Ghast , Rune-Scarred Demon , Geth, Lord of the Vault , Sanguine Bond , Exquisite Blood Grey Merchant of Asphodel etc. You can do a keyword search for cards that'll help you get through with Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni on Gatherer, such as Tormented Soul and the like.
I have made a very similar deck, but it is mono-blue:
I can definitely recommend Triton Shorestalker over Tormented Soul . Aqueous Form and Phantom Wings have also done good work for me; making the ninjas unblockable after they get onto the battlefield with ninjutsu. The reason I went mono-blue over dimir came down to balancing my unblockable creatures, other spells, and still keeping what I felt were the ninjas that gave me the best tempo advantage. Higure, the Still Wind and Throat Slitter are hard to say no to though. Signal Pest can also be a good addition because it is evasive, boosts other attacking creatures before being bounced with ninjutsu, and has a low CMC. Looter il-Kor is great at digging for more ninjas by drawing an extra card each turn and Thassa, God of the Sea is just all-around great as a way to make creatures unblockable, scry for cards, and just end the game as a 5/5 indestructible creature.
If I may be so bold, you may want to consider scrapping green entirely out of your deck, as the workhorses are in blue and black. Then you could make room for cards such as Blood Artist , which helps you every time a creature dies, as well as field wipes like Forced March , which works in the same vein as Abrupt Decay . And Tormented Soul could ping your opponent along with Invisible Stalker , helping better ensure an endgame.
awesome. nice use of varolz and death's shadow, definitely a cool combo i hadnt seen before. i feel like if you want to go hardcore as a combo deck you should maybe work some more tricks in at lower CMC to keep things afloat. Thoughtseize Inquisition of Kozilek Vines of Vastwood could help prevent it getting derailed. my gut reaction though is that its a bit singleminded on the beastmaster. she might be an extra step you could cut out in favor of a more balanced agile approach. scavenging Death's Shadow should already be enough to win, the beastmaster feels like overkill. Gladecover Scout Charging Badger Tormented Soul any of those guys getting 13 +1/+1 counters should do it as well.
the cool thing about this combo is that you dont even need to work very hard to get deaths shadow into the graveyard. just playing him normally on turn 1 or 2 or something kills him as soon as he hits and gets him set up for varolz. you might not even need to work very hard to mill yourself out if you ran it at 4x. cool idea, definitely a cool synergy i hadnt seen before.
and lastly before somebody else says it... manabase :O
You've got a solid base here for an exalted deck, and I like the inclusion of Essence Harvest
as a finisher. I feel Guardians of Akrasa
could be removed, this is an aggressive deck, and I feel something better could fit in at the 3 drop. Maybe just add in additional Faith's Shield
to help protect your exalted attacker.
I like the idea of using tokens to work with Sublime Archangel
, but think you can do better than Triplicate Spirits
. I'll list a few options below:Elspeth Tirel
or Ajani, Caller of the Pride
could be a handy token generator as well as lending their other abilities to the deck.
Cenn's Enlistment is a handy reusable token generator.Increasing Devotion lots of tokens. Flashback for lots more tokens!God-Favored General reusable token generation if you are using him as your exalted attacker. Could replace Tormented Soul if you don't mind using additional Spirit Mantle to make him unblockable.Knight-Captain of Eos makes tokens, protects your ass.Lingering Souls Flying tokens! Flashback for more flying tokens!Mercy Killing Swing with an exalted token, after damage, sacrifice it for... more tokens!!! Rise of the Hobgoblins X amount of tokens! And now you can have first strike.White Sun's Zenith MOOOOORE TOKENS!!!!
|Power / Toughness||1/1|
|Avg. draft pick||6.54|
|Avg. cube pick||11.72|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Planechase 2012 Edition||Common|
|2012 Core Set||Common|