Tormented Soul


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Tormented Soul

Creature — Spirit

Tormented Soul can't block and is unblockable.

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Tormented Soul Discussion


4 days ago

I love that you can completely shut your opponent down right away with all these discard cards. Tormented Soul doesn't seem very good here though. I also wouldn't run Dark Deal since you don't want to lose too much of your own cards. It might be better to go for some more low mana discard cards like Divest and Lay Bare the Heart. You should definitely run Guul Draz Specter, that would be a great alternate wincondition in this deck. Shrieking Affliction could be of great help as well.

Some other discard cards that could work (but might be too expensive or not useful because you can empty your opponents hand pretty quickly already) are Scepter of Fugue and Mind Shatter.


1 week ago

Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of deckbuilding mono-black tools.

Shrieking Affliction is a cheap rack alternative. Geier Reach Sanitarium can slot in place of a couple of swamps with low cost.

I don't like Tormented Soul outside of spirit tribal, If you love it you should run Lashwrithe and Will-o'-the-Wisp. Mental Agony costs too much mana. Blackmail, Mire's Toll etc and some Sign in Blood/Night's Whisper just runs smoother.

If you absolutely must have consistant draw and Phyrexian Arena is off the table Underworld Connections exists, but just running a bunch of Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood works very well.

My favourite discard spell is Delirium Skeins, which combos neatly with Asylum Visitor. With the symetrical discard plan, you get access to the hella fun Call the Bloodline and Zombie Infestation, alongside madness tools.

The big thing budget mono-black has going for it is cheap, powerful sideboard tools. Mutilate, Languish, Storage Matrix, Witchbane Orb, Bile Blight, Lost Legacy etc.

SSJ2KidGohan on Demonic Sacrifice

1 month ago

True, Bloodghast would probably benefit my deck, but I was originally running this deck with 4x Tormented Soul and it became a pain to not be able to block anything. I already have Nether Traitor so I don't think I want to drop 65 bucks on Bloodghast's.

I forgot to add them but Smallpox and Altar's Reap/Costly Plunder were in the first iteration of this deck but I moved them to the sideboard.

Devour Flesh didn't make it into the deck but it was definitely an honorable mention.

As for Voldaren Pariah  Flip, I love her. She is brutal and will trigger both sides of my deck mechanic for sure, but I am going to save her for the Grixis commander deck that I am building. That deck has the recipe for some fun and brutal combos. It started as the Mindseize Commander deck but I'm making Thraximundar my Commander and Nekusar, the Mindrazer his Lieutenant. Draw, discard, madness, sacrifice, flashback/other play from graveyard effects. It should be one hell of a deck.

Vyruletic on Death by wither scarabs! Suggestions?

2 months ago

So I have a mono black wither deck ive been working on. Its mostly for funsies, but I want to use it for Modern FNM without get turn 4'd with moderate success. Im having some issues deciding on what to keep/upgrade, switch from side to main, or generally trim out.

The basic core premise to throw neg counters on everything, then spreas the disease with Blowfly Infestation and proliferate, and kill big opponent creatures then control them with Crumbling Ashes and Necroskitter.

Win conditions are using Nest of Scarabs with any combination of -1/-1 generation to wipe the board then swarm.

Failing that, big creature control.

Alternatively using Tree of Perdition with -1/-1 counters.

And the weakest backup, Tormented Soul + Quietus Spike chip to death. Thanks in advance!

spudman3d on Elbrus, the Binding Blade / Withengar Unbound EDH

2 months ago

Tormented Soul could be interesting if you want to push through with your general.

mana_master45 on Chaotic Good

4 months ago

Switched out Guul Draz Vampire for Tormented Soul. The vampire wasn't really doing it for me since it usually was bad due to not getting opponents low enough when it came out. Plus I needed a more reliable way to push damage through when the board isn't open.

Lame_Duck on Dimir Ninja

5 months ago

Triton Shorestalker to replace Tormented Soul; it can block and it's in your primary colour.

Edit: In fact, Slither Blade is even marginally better than that.

UltimatHedgehog on BR Dragons

6 months ago

I agree Firebreathing should go because I never have the mana free to use it, so that's gone. Sengir Vampire was there for his ability to keep getting stronger and cheaper CMC than the dragons, but I'm probably better off removing him and Furnace Whelp for Thunderbreak Regent (which I tend to do when sideboarding) and more removal for the cheaper cards. I do have Blightning and Slaughter Games but I took them out when I was adding creatures. They're probably going back in.The reason I have Archetype of Finality is to give the dragons deathtouch for their abilities that can hit opponent's creatures. Stormblood Berserker also hasn't been that useful but I thought he could be able to protect me earlier with Lightning Bolt and Tormented Soul to get damage in for his Bloodthirst. Are there better lower cost cards I can replace it with?

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