Tormented Soul


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

Yolo_Von_Bieberswag on Tap/Kill

1 week ago

I think as long as you can consistently get the swamps you need, it shouldn't be a problem. I do like Tormented Soul as a one drop, but the immunity to spot removal you get from Invisible Stalker would make the swap worth it in my opinion. That's just me though.

H0L0cr0nHunter16 on Tap/Kill

1 week ago

Yolo_Von_Bieberswag this is perfect, if I put him in I could take out Robe of Mirrors. Would I swap him out for Tormented Soul then swap a swamp for an island?

BrotherofTarmogoyf on Assassin (Ninjutsu)

1 month ago

Just out of curiosity, why not Tormented Soul instead of Faerie Miscreant?

Disfigure on Ninjutsu, Art of Tokyo

1 month ago

Tormented Soul is good to activate Ninjutsu. Mistblade Shinobi and Sakashima's Student seem good in certain match ups.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Proliferating Vampires (EDH)

1 month ago

This deck is in dire need of card draw and mana ramp, because it only has Staff of Nin in the former category and zero in the latter. In EDH, opponents have twice as much life as a normal game of Magic, which means in order to aggro your opponents down, you will need to keep your hand refreshed, and to be able to play your bigger threats earlier.

The amount of spot removal in this list, especially in weak forms like Shock and Tribal Flames, isn't necessary. Typically when you're facing multiple opponents, targeted removal isn't as useful, and when you do need it, you need to make it unconditional, like Doom Blade and Go for the Throat.

Another category that is missing is wraths. Even when playing aggro, in a multiplayer setting, boardwipes are necessary for value, and to save yourself when you are behind.

With these points in mind, I would try to find ways to incorporate the following list of cards:

Rakdos Signet, Nirkana Revenant, Crypt Ghast, Asylum Visitor, Stromkirk Occultist, Solemn Simulacrum, Sign in Blood, Blasphemous Act, Stensia Banquet, Decree of Pain, Black Sun's Zenith, Sol Ring, Urza's Incubator, Caged Sun, Gilded Lotus, Commander's Sphere, Talisman of Indulgence, Chromatic Lantern, Phyrexian Arena, Temple of the False God, and Cabal Coffers.

I know that's a long list of cards, and that some of them are pretty pricy, but a good standard in EDH is to have around 8-10 mana ramp cards, 8-10 card draw spells, 4-5 spot removal, 4-5 boardwipes, and 5-6 tutors.

I would cut from the list cards that are either weak spot removal, or less effective in a multiplayer setting, or not on-theme (in this case, vampires, counters, and proliferate):

Tormented Soul, Nightbird's Clutches, Tribal Flames, Geth's Verdict, Incinerate, Lightning Bolt, Shock, Sorin's Thirst, Sudden Shock, Tribute to Hunger, Curse of the Pierced Heart.

For more ideas, I highly recommend using the website since it offers a database of popularly-used cards for your commander to get ideas (I can't hyperlink it for some reason). You can also check out my own Olivia Voldaren Vampire EDH deck for other ideas.

rsweeney56 on Orzhov Exalted

1 month ago

I really like this deck! A few additions I think might help a bit, Fatal Push because everything runs it if its black. Also Tormented Soul could be good just becasuse he's unblockable. Nice deck!

Snacrifice on Pocket Sand

2 months ago

Instead of Shadowmage Infiltrator you could run Tormented Soul for a lot cheaper mana-wise.

Praetor's Grasp gives you a fun way to steal a good blue or black centerpiece from an opponent-at the worst it's another Sol Ring or utility.

Since you're playing to avoid being picked on early, you can skip a turn with Magosi, the Waterveil and use it to a get a second turn later when it matters more.

Dauthi Embrace is neat because you can make any creature essentially unblockable-or so that it can't block at a critical juncture. May be fun political wise to aid someone with a swing, or make it so a critical blocker isn't there...

Great deck!

flintshadowrider on Death's Menace

2 months ago

Silhana Ledgewalker might be a good alternative I agree. Would prevent removal that Tormented Soul is vulnerable to.

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