Torpor Orb


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Torpor Orb


Creatures entering the battlefield don't cause abilities to trigger.

Latest as Commander

Torpor Orb Discussion

foxboy93 on "Marked For Death" - Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 day ago


It's not that I don't want to spend the money for them, but to narrow down why I cannot afford them, I recently lost my job so cash is a bit tighter :c

The deck I have going is mostly replacing creatures with tokens. So saccing something to make a token to then sac again is sort of the goal. Thus cards that make tokens when another creature dies is good, or on cast. I am trying to avoid some of the ETB cards, since I have been running into more Torpor Orb effects to shut it down, meaning it's harder to keep it going with ETB and then recur. It is also why cards like Reassembling Skeleton and Nether Traitor are so important, cause they are easily recurable triggers to sac again to, which is another reason I wanted to add Bloodghast and Bloodsoaked Champion . Slightly harder to recur, but are repeatable. If I get enough Zombies, Gravecrawler is another possible addition.

Sandsowers ability is to tap down creatures, not untap "Tap 3 untapped creatures, tap creature". The reason I added it as of now, is to help slow down. The big bad attackers with trample or big guys that can kill me in one fell swoop. Tap a big one, sac three Spirits and exile something else if I have to.

If I add another Blood Artist, id likely put Falkenrath Noble back. It's a flyer that triggers whenever a creature dies, so not just my own. Sorin isn't a bad idea, but I feel like making a +1/+0 emblem seems good if I can protect him. Downticking to recur something basically puts him at near death already though. I see Planeswalker cards as "modal" spells more than anything; if I only get one activation, I need to make it count. So compared to Elspeth, Suns Champion, who is also a board wipe, seems much better, imo. Liliana is a very potent card and I could see it going in, as well as the uncommon Ob. Destroy my own creature, draw two and then recur seems decent.

DH can be in the deck and just not cast. Having it and not using it, is better than needing it and not having it. Another option is to try and include tutors as well. While I cannot afford Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor , anything to get cards in my hand seems good, such as Beseech the Queen or even Diabolic Tutor .

I'll take a look at your list and comment on your list link accordingly if possible

Ravos and Whisper were added for a few reasons; 1) able to be used repeatedly 2) are creatures that, in a pinch, can be used as fodder and 3) it's what I have available. Some of the cards in the maybe list are cards I own, or are cheap enough to get.

QuietMyth on Primer: Kozilek Great Distortion of the Boardstate

3 days ago

Ripwater great to hear!

I rely on Soul of New Phyrexia for my indestructibility. Darksteel like many other cards has aged pretty badly as commander evolves and wizards prints things specifically for commander. Definitely prefer each card to do a variety of things.

Recently with the printing of such strong cards as Yawgmoth, i am looking at adding Sorcerous Spyglass as a versatile answer to many strategies, the deck needs all the cheap interaction it can get without dipping into bad cards like Titan's Presence

The immortal sun is great, its just a matter of fact that now, thankfully, there are enough great colorless cards that we cant play all of them.

Paradox engine ought to be here but i havent picked up a new one. I believe Torpor Orb will be coming back once i can find one too, it is way too good to exclude. Even if its shutting down our powerful Duplicant / Meteor Golem + Mimic Vat it hoses so many lethal effects for this deck like Bane of Progress or Aura Shards . And if we need to turn ETB back on we can sacrifice the orb to our many outlets

cdkime on ManaLink1

4 days ago

I saw your post in response to The First Sliver versus Niv-Mizzet Reborn , and wanted to follow-up since you seemed interested in the topic and provided a non-trivial response.

The First Sliver is a strict upgrade to Niv-Mizzet Reborn for a couple reasons. To start, you seemed to be thinking of the Sliver in terms of tribal synergies. That is not how it is built in cEDH - rather, TFS is a combo deck just like Niv and Tazri before.

Therein lies its competitive superiority - Tazri finds allies; Niv finds multicoloured; TFS finds every card in your deck with a CMC of 4 or less. You have no dead cards in your entire deck, and it drastically increases the availability of combo pieces you can run.

Further, since Cascade is on the cast, Torpor Orb does not shut TFS down, where it would the other two.

Ultimately, TFS does everything the two predecessor decks did, it just does them a whole lot better and more resiliently.

sonnet666 on philktoken8998

5 days ago

My Ensnaring Bridge is Stronghold. And is pretty close o NM as far as I can tell. Here's a picture: link

However, I'm not going to trade it down, so if you want to make a trade, I would only trade for your Doubling Season as a 1 to 1.

Either way, I'm still interested in the cards you listed, and I have some other wants from your binder:

Total Price: $40.82

I'd be interested in trading those for these cards out of what you listed:

Spellseeker , Gamble , Talisman of Hierarchy , Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion , Cruel Celebrant , Ugin, the Ineffable , Emmara, Soul of the Accord , Immolation Shaman , Bolas's Citadel , Flux Channeler , Evolution Sage , Finale of Revelation , Karn's Bastion , Inspiring Vantage , and Rugged Prairie . (Total: $39.79)

Also, I just like to say that I'm sorry for falling though on that trade we'd worked out like 6 months ago. I believe it was for my Leyline of the Void . I wasn't on this site for a while, and it kinda slipped my mind. Neither of us had sent anything at that point, so it's not a big deal, but I remembered it when I saw your username and thought I should mention it.

Let me know if this sounds good, and if you want to include Ensnaring Bridge for Doubling Season as well.

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

1 week ago

Should be „with something like humility...“.

It’s also good with cards like Torpor Orb that would stop a reclamation sage

heckproof on Phage Voltron

1 week ago

Crucible of Worlds for rebuying Command Beacon ? It’s good in the scenarios that you don’t have a Torpor Orb on the table

achilles777 on Lavinia the Warden

2 weeks ago

May as well lay into the stax effects with Winter Orb , Torpor Orb , Crawlspace , Defense Grid , Authority of the Consuls . The table is going to be miserable, so might as well add in Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and to Consecrated Sphinx .

gavriel1136 on The Court

3 weeks ago

Just a heads-up, Torpor Orb will block your own ETB's as well

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Torpor Orb occurrence in decks from the last year


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