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

musicman3310 on

6 days ago

The reason that I don't have any discard is because the original idea, the whole point of this deck, is to have MAX removal. The idea was to run 100% of noncreatures be removal. Discard may be a staple of black in modern but the point of this deck was to ATTEMPT to be viable without it.

Also, I added Relentless Dead and Gravecrawler in place of Paragon of Open Graves and Tormented Soul.

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions whether I accepted them or not. I don't know a lot of cards where I only came in at BFZ so I come here to gain a larger knowledge of what cards are out there in modern.


6 days ago

youve had tons of viable suggestions that you refuse to listen to.

If you're going to play black then you need discard. It's a staple of the format. Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek or Duress.

You don't need a black anthem but since you insist on having one Bad Moon is the most cost effective. Lord of the Undead is okay if you're running Zombies.

As it is you have a mono black good stuff deck with none of the good stuff.

I suggest you look at some of the mono black decks around the site to see what's actually viable.

A good replacement for Tormented Soul would be Gravecrawler, Diregraf Ghoul, or Vampire Lacerator. Although your turn 1 play should actually be discard.

musicman3310 on

6 days ago

MAJOR UPDATE on the deck. After some testing it ran really bad so this is the new version. So far, the games with it have went decent which is much better than the vampire tribal. Geralf's Messenger's Undying and Gatekeeper of Malakir's extra removal really help. I'm looking for an upgrade on Tormented Soul and Paragon of Open Graves.

derekb79 on Death's Menace

1 week ago

Tormented Soul occupies the 1 CMC slot instead of Slitherhead because it is unblockable. I want creatures who are most likely to do player damage, to buff with counters scavenged from Death's Shadow.

ej133 on Death's Menace

1 week ago

I don't really see why using Tormented Soul.

Wouldn't Slitherhead be more useful?

slaftergames on Ninja gaiden: mtg edition

1 week ago

Three of the cards in this deck - Broken Dam, Cavern Harpy, and Silent-Blade Oni - are illegal in modern, if it matters. You might consider Blustersquall, Artful Dodge, Slip Through Space over Broken Dam.

I'd recommend Invisible Stalker over Dimir Infiltrator unless the transmute ability is hugely important to you - otherwise the Stalker is just strictly better.

As far as ninjas are concerned you've got just about everything; perhaps remove the two copies of the illegal Silent-Blade Oni in favor of two more Mistblade Shinobi.

Other thoughts include: Tormented Soul (for this deck strictly worse than Triton Shorestalker, but the next-best thing since you're already running four of the latter); Inkfathom Witch (another possible replacement for the Oni); and Boomerang, Dispel, Familiar's Ruse, Fatal Push, and Murderous Cut.

On the whole I like it a lot; +1 from me.

Halphinian on Creatures? I think not

1 month ago


First of all, a commander deck must have exactly 100 cards (including your commander), and you have 106

I suggest you remove some lands, as that takes up almost 50% of your deck

Now, if I were to build a Mazirek deck, I would definitely go with a heavy token strategy, as tokens are relatively easy to produce (especially in Golgari), expendable, and given enough time and resources, can easily win you the game.

So, with that in mind, I suggest you remove these:

-1 Sedge Scorpion, Typhoid Rats, Tormented Soul, Pharika's Chosen, Blisterpod, Black Cat, Elderscale Wurm, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Ghoultree, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Dark Betrayal, Traveler's Amulet, Kheru Dreadmaw, Hunter's Ambush, Commencement of Festivities, Pulse of Murasa, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Bonds of Mortality, Karametra's Acolyte, Baloth Null

And possibly replace some of them with some of these:

Mycoloth, Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact, Viscera Seer, Avenger of Zendikar, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Animation Module, Hardened Scales, Mind Slash, Orochi Hatchery, It That Betrays, Creakwood Liege, Vulturous Zombie, Catacomb Sifter, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Falkenrath Noble, Blood Artist, Necrogenesis, Deathreap Ritual, Attrition, Perilous Forays, Korozda Guildmage, Reaper of the Wilds, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Abhorrent Overlord, Grim Haruspex, Yavimaya Elder, Golgari Germination

That's all I can think of off of the top of my head

Snacrifice on U/B Ninja sub 35$

1 month ago

Instead of Shadowmage Infiltrator you could run Tormented Soul - they're essentially black versions of your lurkers, and they'll save you 40 cents a pop for each of the shadowmages

Otherwise great deck! Upvoted.

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