Tormented Soul

Tormented Soul

Creature — Spirit

Tormented Soul can't block and is unblockable.

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Tormented Soul Discussion

TheDevicer on Rakdos, lord of rioting greed!

4 days ago

Let's cut some cards: Artisan of Kozilek. Might as well pay 1 more and cast Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. Magmatic Force provides very little immediate value. He's costly and needs to survive to do much. I'm really iffy on Kaervek the Merciless. I'd swap him to the maybeboard for now. Myr Battlesphere shouldn't be here. You don't have many ways of using Butcher of Malakir here. It's should leave. Inferno Titan is not good enough. Same goes for Scuttling Doom Engine, Xathrid Gorgon, and Staff of Nin. Archfiend of Depravity is terrible. You're Rakdos. Don't give people choices. Besides, the decks with the highest priority creatures usually only tend to run a few on board anyways.

Is your meta very creature heavy? Do people attack you often? If so, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs is fine. Otherwise it's terrible. Palace Siege is too slow. Gratuitous Violence may be a bit win-more. Gilded Lotus is too heavy as far as ramp is concerned. Be very careful with Underworld Cerberus. Diabolic Revelation is not a very good black tutor. I'd recommend Vampiric Tutor if you can afford it. Pestilence is meh. Same for Pyrohemia. Go with Damnation if you can afford it. Remove Lobber Crew. Maga, Traitor to Mortals is just unwieldy. Might as well run Exsanguinate for that effect. Prodigal Pyromancer and Vulshok Sorcerer are just meh. Chromatic Lantern isn't needed here. Rakdos Keyrune is shit. We'll need to replace them with better ramp. Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, and Toil / Trouble are too bulky in EDH. Rakdos's Return isn't good in a multiplayer format. Tormented Soul and Goblin Fireslinger need to leave. Rakdos Carnarium is the ideal target for land destruction. You don't want someone pointing a Strip Mine at this. If you can afford them, get Blood Crypt, Bloodstained Mire, Shadowblood Ridge, and Sulfurous Springs.

Annnnnd breathe... Ok. I got through that.

I've just spent some time ragging on all the cards in your deck that I don't like. Why? Because Magic is primarily a game about managing resources and you've chosen to play a color combination that's known for not having the best way to collect resources. That means getting the most bang for your buck for the cards you cast is incredibly important. What do I mean by that? Well, instead of playing Butcher of Malakir, you could put in Thundermaw Hellkite. He costs less and there's immediate impact when he hits the field. You're limited to drawing one card and placing one land on the field per turn. Those two things are limitations to what you can do. By actiely looking to break those limits, you'll make a faster deck. Seems self-explanatory, I know.

What you basically want is a smaller curve. Because your commander can make spells cheaper, it's ok to have some higher costing cards. Still, your non-creature spells should be cheap and high-impact. This deck should be between 2.5 and 3.5 average converted mana cost. To help you cast spells, you need proper ramp. The fact that you don't even have a Sol Ring speaks volumes. I highly recommend Braid of Fire and Talisman of Indulgence. They're two cheap rocks. Charcoal Diamond is a decent rock, as is Jet Medallion since your primary color is black. There's also Mana Crypt, but that's serious money.

That's all I have time for at the moment. Hope that helps.

TheSurgeon on 2015-04-10 update of Open Skull ...

3 weeks ago

I actually had those in a previous version. I cant recollect why I took them out, though. What would I replace? Perhaps, the Triton Shorestalker and Tormented Soul, to make it spell based? I'm not sure how that makes me feel.. vulnerable? Especially where Leyline of Sanctity, and Aegis of the Gods is concerned.

TheSurgeon on No cards no game

3 weeks ago

I love mill decks.
This is a little more expensive CMC wise than I like to see in a mill deck. I would replace Memory Sluice with Thought Scour the draw with thought scour may help you a bit in the speed area.
Balustrade Spy is nice, but for 4, it usually only mills 2-3 cards. Perhaps a little unblockabke damage? Like Triton Shorestalker or Tormented Soul and cast something like Paranoid Delusions.
Here's a deck that might give you some ideas: NosebleedI've been trying to perfect the mill for almost a decade now and I've learned that if you can't move quickly, you can't win. Just some friendly advice. I like the idea behind this deck though!

TheSurgeon on 2015-04-10 update of Open Skull ...

3 weeks ago

(v. 1.7)
Took out both Invisible Stalkers and put in one of each Triton Shorestalker and Tormented Soul. I found my other Pact of Negation, and replaced one Shred Memory.
After all, aren't 5 transmute cards good enough?

Blind_Guardian on

4 weeks ago

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MirkoVosktheMilkDrinker on Ninjutsu

1 month ago

Tormented Soul is a great way to get ninjutsus in

DaitokujiAmnael on 2015-02-25 update of You're His ...

2 months ago

I recommend stronger removal. Vandalblast, Dreadbore, Hero's Downfall, and Terminate are great for getting the job done. You also want creatures that can do easy damage. Goblin Fireslinger, Lobber Crew, Tormented Soul, and Bloodgift Demon are great at doing this.

Power / Toughness 1/1
Color(s) Black
Cost B
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 7.05
Avg. cube pick 12.35


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 Common
Planechase 2012 Edition Common
2012 Core Set Common

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