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Tormented Soul can't block and is unblockable.
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Tormented Soul Discussion
3 weeks ago
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Inkfathom Witch: Fear; a great combat trick if i have a lot of my low power creatures out. To put into perpective if I have 3 creatures and the witch, its a 4 turn clock.
True-Name Nemesis: Protection from a named player; with bounce effects, this card can be a great beater. Dont know what I would take out for it though.
Skullsnatcher: Ninja with graveyard hate, something Im actually missing in this deck.
Liliana's Reaver causes discard and produces tokens, but i feel it doesnt fit in this deck.
Banshee of the Dread Choir has myriad and causes discarding, but once again, i feel its better in other decks.
Broodbirth Viper, however, is pretty good in my opinion. With myriad, it can draw me tons of cards per attack. The tokens also provide ninjutsu fodder if i want it. Dont know what i should replace for it though.
Phage the Untouchable is a game winner, bjt this may be too cruel in this deck. Maybe Ill use it as a sideboard card for more competitive matches.
Big Game Hunter, Nekrataal, Bone Shredder, and Shriekmaw all are very good ETB removal effects. Of these, I would add in Bone Shredder and Shriekmaw for their innate evasion. Though BGH can be cutch against Blightsteel and the like.
Duplicant should be an auto-include, but i never got around to getting him. What should i replace for him?
Sire of Stagnation can also draw me a crazy amount of cards if i can get it out early.
Scuttlemutt: Fantastic with intimidate and Vela.
Tamiyo, the Moon Sage: Value city
Liliana of the Dark Realms: Insane ramp, so much that i feel it needs to be in this deck xD.
Blade of Selves: insane with all of the ETB and Attacking effects in the deck.
Conjurer's Closet gives more value to ETB effects, and Erratic Portal allows for another Crystal Shard. Cloudstone Curio is a one-sided Equilibrium. Is the three I have enough, or should add more of these effects?
I think I need some pillow fort effects in the deck because of all the attacking the deck wants to do. Propaganda, Crawlspace, Dissipation Field, and No Mercy are all great candidates. How many should I run?
Dire Undercurrents: Just pure value. Need to find a spot.
Increasing Devotion or other tutors: Is it imperative I run more?
Sorry about the length xD
Of these, the most important are the pillow fort cards, Dire Undercurrents, Nether Traitor, Blade of Selves and Broodbirth Viper, Archetype of Imagination, Lord of the Void, Scuttlemutt, and Inkfathom Witch
4 weeks ago
Also because you have no ninjas and only a couple cards to search for with Dimir Infiltrator, I would personally switch em out for more unblockable one drops. I've seen Tormented Soul go unchecked and win games before. Invisible Stalker is a viable option too since he has hexproof so you know he's getting through. Great deck for being only like 30 bucks, and tribal wars are my favorite way to play
1 month ago
1 month ago
Rakdos is a crazy good Commander, created a deck around him a few weeks ago and played about ten matches until now...first advice I can give you- dream bigger when it comes to creatures in your deck :) I almost only play big creatures, mostly Demons, Dragons and Eldrazi and havent had any huge problems with mana costs so far.Most important part is to get out Rakdos. Onyx Goblet and Gut Shot are obvious choices, but if you dont have any of those available creatures like Bloodgift Demon or Indulgent Tormentor can do the trick too.Since you also have Goblin Fireslinger and Tormented Soul I dont think you will have problems with getting Rakdos out.
But since Rakdos costs I would recommend more Lands that produce both colors of Mana to increase your chances on playing him in round 4, for example Command Tower, Tainted Peak and Smoldering Marsh are a must have. Also a Sol Ring never hurts.
You can take a look at my version of the deck, its called Hells Kitchen in my profile. Its still in testing phase but I love to play with this deck, and most of the time you can steamroll your enemies. Last Match I played, I attacked with Rakdos and another Creature in Turn 6 to play Desolation Twin, It That Betrays and Reaper from the Abyss simultaneously...good times :)
1 month ago
As a fellow ninja afficionado, I wonder, what is the twist? I'm not sure I understand the premise of this deck. You have no cheap unblockable creatures like Tormented Soul or Triton Shorestalker to use ninjutsu on. Not sure how Shizo or Tamiyo fit in, either.
1 month ago
Walker of Secret Ways can help protect your ninjas by bouncing them back to your hand if needed, and lets you peek at your opponent's hand. I would also put one or two of your Throat Slitters in the mainboard as well. Not a huge fan of Typhoid Rats in this build, since they can just chump those rather than letting you play a ninja. I prefer Tormented Soul and Nether Traitor, which is a bit pricier, but can be broght back rom the grave. Distortion Strike can be very helpful as well, and the rebound ability makes it even better.
1 month ago
Hmm I am really not sure where this deck is going. Viridian Longbow and Typhoid Rats (or other deathtouch) is of course a great combo - but you need to tap it for it. Skirsdag High Priest also needs to tap creatures for a totally different approach.
Also I do not see any tutor card.. this means you will ned to count on luck or cheating to consistently get the cards that you only put in once in your deck. Sure, tutors tend to be expensive, but you can also budget-substiute them with card draw and so far you don't really do that either.
The combo with Nested Ghoul is nice, but be aware that you need someone without deathtouch for that too and only Tormented Soul or Nested Ghoul himslef would be worth. This is not very consistent either, because in the total it is a very slow and expensive combo: 5 mana for Nested Ghoul, 3 mana for equipping Viridian Longbow (and manybe 3 more to unequip it or 1 more to cast it) means that coss you at least 8 mana (or maybe even 11) to actually start geting out 2/2 tokens. Thinking of 2 mana is good for a 2/2 token, it takes at least 4 rounds to finally pay off - sorry that is too damn long in my eyes and it does not even include the "costs" of tapping the ghoul every turn and also not having the Viridian Longbow available for the deathtouch combo to trigger morbid.
1 month ago
Well this looks like a blast. Rakdos colors are always just the coolest.
Most Rakdos, Lord of Riots decks run cheap pingers to get around the fact that you can't cast him unless an opponent lost life this turn, to get things started faster. Some ideas for pingers: Goblin Fireslinger, Tormented Soul, Fireslinger, Nettle Drone, Insolent Neonate, Goblin Sharpshooter, Zulaport Cutthroat, Hissing Iguanar
The fireslinger and tormented soul type ones are cheapest and most reliable, while ones like hissing iguanar may have to suicide to trigger early game, they have a lot more impact if drawn late game.
There are a ton of cards you can use for this role, the point is most rakdos riots decks use something cheap to ping opponents to cast Rakdos faster
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Planechase 2012 Edition||Common|
|2012 Core Set||Common|