Tormented Soul


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

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

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Tormented Soul

Creature — Spirit

Tormented Soul can't block and is unblockable.

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Tormented Soul Discussion

RazortoothMtg on Evasion in Black

5 days ago

So my journey through every legend ever has brought me to Withengar Unbound  Flip. Yes, I am doing transforming legends.

Anyway, the front side, Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip, needs to hit to flip. I have Tormented Soul as a good way to get it through, but don't really know any other good ways.

Anyway, my question is: What are some unblockable/good evasion creatures in mono-black?

aholder7 on My First BU Control Deck

1 week ago

hey im in agreeance with everything landofmordor said. cut anything that doesn't fit your theme/goal. Desecration Demon, Fetid Imp, Morkrut Necropod, Pestilence Demon (this ones mostly do to its high cost), Shadow Alley Denizen, Thriving Turtle, Artificer's Epiphany (because you have no artifacts), Dramatic reversal (you don't really have much that this helps), Tidy Conclusion (because its way over costed and you have no artifacts), Weave Fate (because Divination is terrible at 3 mana and this is 4), Assassin's Strike (6 mana removal is bad), Crippling Blight (1 mana cards removal that probably won't kill anything is even worse), Dead Weight, Singing Bell Strike, Spectral Prison, Viper's Kiss (basically all of your enchantments are much worse than any instant or sorcery you should be playing).

that leaves

2x Aether Theorist (slow and doesn't help you control much)

1x Aethersquall Ancient (expensive finisher, you could do alot better but if you really like it this one can work i guess).

1x Air Servant (expensive flier that dies to every piece of removal that i can think of that costs 1 or 2 mana. and doesnt really close things out that fast. you can find much better threats).

2x Azure Mage (too mana intensive for any modern deck other than the absolute slowest control deck. generally speaking you can find better cards that give you card advantage)

1x Benthic Giant (this one is hexproof so it does act as a better finisher compared to Air Servant, but it has no evasion which means it will be chump blocked all day).

1x Benthic Infiltrator (you have no cards that interact with the exile effect and its a terrible card in terms of unblockable damage dealers. Tormented Soul would deal damage just as fast at 1 mana).

1x Harbinger of the Tides (actually a pretty good card. play more of these probably)

1x Salvage Drone (somewhat lackluster as a 1 drop)

1x Disperse (decent card)

2x Doom Blade (very solid card. may want to switch to Ultimate Price)

1x Force Away (probably should just be another disperse)

2x Glimmer of Genius (this is a pretty bad draw spell)

3x Select for Inspection (great card).

things you can add

Mana Leak, Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, Dismember, Boomerang maybe a Tasigur, the Golden Fang or two.

lagotripha on The Deck That Says "YEET, NOPE"- My Friends 2016

4 weeks ago

I've messed around with some unblockable builds in the past- things I've seen work well have been Hands of Binding and friends, alongside Biomass Mutation.

For other unblockable spirits in various budgets, Ghastlord of Fugue, Nether Traitor, Tormented Soul, Hunted Phantasm are worth a look. The big trick is managing to pump out the damage with the unblocked creatures or get other fun effects- I've seen Curiosity, Tainted Strike, Phyresis, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Oona's Blackguard, Paranoid Delusions, Call of the Nightwing Skullsnatcher, Stronghold Rats, Helm of the Ghastlord, Mephidross Vampire/Necropolis Regent, you name it. Its all about deciding how you want to make that unblockable damage into an unstoppable advantage

Kyleeee on A deck under 5 dollars

1 month ago

Ryjo Oh okay! :D here :D

Black-5 Budget

Blue-5 Control

With blue, you need some early damage and draw cards. With that you can start with a momentary early draw against opponent, allowing counters and freezing cards to enter hand. With those, lock down game with constant draw. Slow kill, but hard to break if it the draw is good. :)

With black, an early Tormented Soul is needed to allow other cards to deal the correct damage. To allow you time, there is easy discard. You can win the game quickly if you get the correct cards, at the correct times. :)

I want advice if you can give it for 15 cents or less cards.

Scathain on Another man's trash is my treasure

1 month ago

The Urborg Panther, Breathstealer and Feral Shadow combo isn't going to come off often at all, and those creatures are a bit sub-par otherwise, so I'd drop those. Knight of Dusk is also a bit overpriced, its essentially going to end up being a 2/2 unblockable for 3, except slightly worse. I'd replace those with things like Tormented Soul, the dauthi, an Ornithopter, or a Signal Pest to trigger your commander's ninjutsu. For defenses, you might like Ophiomancer and Royal Assassin, both of which should usually outperform Wall of Corpses, and the latter of which would help out your Scarblade Elite. I'd also consider putting in a Ruthless Ripper, which is good either for defense or for triggering ninjutsu.

You also might consider other stuff that like creatures dying, such as Toshiro Umezawa, Harvester of Souls, and Reaper from the Abyss.

Bradmanthegreat on EDH Skithiryx

1 month ago

Tormented Soul and Duty-Bound Dead have no place here. Use Necropede to replace one of them. There are plenty of other infect creatures out there even better than that. I will be back with more suggestions in that regard.

Inkmoth Nexus? Hero's Downfall?

Its_Johnny_Bravo on Modern One Drop Beat Down

2 months ago

Tormented Soul would do much more than your shadow.

Chino90 on Torpor Scavenge (opinions and upvote please!)

2 months ago

Birds of Paradise in place of Tormented Soul could be an option. You trade unblockability for evasion and manafixing/ramp.

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