Wheel of Torture


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Rare

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Wheel of Torture


At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, Wheel of Torture deals 1 damage to that player for each card fewer than three in his or her hand.

Wheel of Torture Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Sygg, River Cutthroat EDH Suggestions

3 weeks ago

My first thought was Magmatic Force and Havoc Festival to draw a card every turn. but neither work because your commander identifies as blue and black.

I did a gatherer search for black and blue cards that deal damage during each upkeep, and the results are interesting: Most of them dealt with hand size.

There are only 2 unconditional damage artifacts:

And there were two other outliers:

KayneMarco on The Finest Flavor Text Comedy (Top 60 of MTG)

3 months ago

I absolutely have to suggest Wheel of Torture for its flavor txt. It’s the only one where I’ve laughed out loud to myself after reading it. Chuckling right now thinking of it.

Haxu on BBB

3 months ago

Hey friend

You seem to really like card draw, so i'm surprised you missed Indulgent Tormentor !

This deck is pretty budget, but if you want a great comander draw engine consider saving for Rhystic Study .

If you are aiming to do some damage with AoE B Enchantments, consider getting Painful Quandary .

If you want to go a bit more discard route, how about Quest for the Nihil Stone , Wheel of Torture , Shrieking Affliction . (you'd need cards like Guul Draz Specter , Stronghold Rats , Urgoros, the Empty One .)

I feel like card draw is less valuable then you might think. At some point i wonder what it is you want to draw with your card draw, and why having card draw would be better than having said card in your deck. I wouldn't expect any card draw in a deck with your commander. If you'd have to make this deck without any card draw, what would it look like? What problem then, are you solving by adding card draw?

GL with your deck and playing mtg!


griffstick on Who Do You Voodoo?

4 months ago

Stuffy Doll and Creepy Doll are the perfect inclusions. Theres also Puppet Strings . Theres a bunch of like Black Vise but bot the masterpiece the older ones like this enter image description here

Wheel of Torture , Viseling , Rackling , Shrieking Affliction , and Iron Maiden .

Rahvin_dom on Muldrotha Stax + Punisher

10 months ago

jadedflames - thanks!

I dont know how I missed Grimoire and Words of Waste in the list. They're actually in the paper deck - I've been messing with the actual 99 a lot of late. And you're right, they each generate some extreme value.

Mindlash Sliver is a recent include, and unfortunately I just haven't drawn it yet. The cost is just so low and Muldrotha lets me re-use it every turn so I thought it would be worth trying.

Right now my major issue seems to be...me. I make overly greedy plays. Last night I tried to use LED to get Muldrotha on the table...and she was countered. So I had dumped my entire hand, made myself entirely reliant on Muldrotha to recover even a little, and I lost the cornerstone with that counterspell. I eventually started to recover a little, but that was the real moment I lost that game. I'm even tempted to remove LED at least temporarily just because of the greedy plays it inspires from me.

But I have another concern that you might be able to help with, considering your success with Grixis discard. Discard punishers like Megrim are quite slow. While Muldrotha has a lot of resilience and could potentially grind out a game through sheer tenacity, waiting for discard triggers and Wheel of Torture effects to eke out a win feels very slow. Even with all of my hand disruption, other decks may simply outrace me to a win condition. Do you have any advice on closing out the game reliably?

KayneMarco on A Hellish Crusade | Edgy Specter Tribal

10 months ago

Damage to opponents from discard effects is good but what bout when they have no cards left to discard? Got a few ideas for ya to check out that will damage them for having an empty hand:

KayneMarco on Bolas Says Discard

10 months ago

Have a few card ideas for ya to mull over:

KayneMarco on Nath the Discard King

10 months ago

Here’s a few ideas for you to kick around that would really add to the strong discard theme:

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