Torpor Orb


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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.

Torpor Orb Discussion

BigDogRemy on urza's enginering

6 days ago

Future Sight is countered by Grafdigger's Cage if you hit a creature and Torpor Orb blocks Urza’s ETB trigger... maybe put in a Basalt Monolith and Vedalken Orrery instead?

DotaFerShota on Jund Em Out

1 week ago

Thanks saturn999! Against all of the blink/ snow decks Torpor Orb was excellent. I had it on turn two for both games 2 and 3. Only out for him was T3feri bounce it for one turn.... so it really helps in that matchup.

saturn999 on Jund Em Out

1 week ago

I like the addition of Torpor Orb in the side and I’m with you on Questing Beast . Good luck with future games and brewing! +1

BMHKain on cEDH Boros is rewritten as a Vengeful Martyr

2 weeks ago

Within 2 Months, we have an update:

We got stuff added, but some still include Anti-ETB, & now Anti-Death Triggers from Hushbringer . Also, we got a new "Rule of Law"-like card called Deafening Silence might even be a big treat on its own. So I ask:

  1. How to make the deck Asymmetrical in regards to Torpor Orb / Hushbringer effects?

  2. How to allow Death Triggers while being Asymmetrical about Rest in Peace & Grafdigger's Cage / Ashes of the Abhorrent /Other?

  3. Is there such a thing as a Good Boros-Friendly Sorcery in cEDH? Is so, what? I'm stunned I only have 5 in general...

  4. Sometimes Stax shouldn't be the only strategy here; hell I still have failed to make my own Breakfast-Hulk (Or similar...) combo for Boros. I already have several ideas for combos for otherwise. Any other ideas?

  5. Is anyone here cEDH-centric, but supports Boros even if they don't have the "Same" thing as any other colors?

6/FINAL: How can I even make Eldrazi Displacer Viable as an ETB Engine anymore?

I hope this helps. I'm SO far away from 100 cards it is MURDER. Thanks if anyone wants to help... :D

multimedia on Akiri and Bruse *EDH Testing*

2 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. This is a good start, you have the right idea if you want to make this a cEDH deck then stax is a direction to consider, but there's only three stax cards here.

Consider more stax and hatebears?

Priest, Ferocidon and Mentor depend on the meta you play in, but each can stop combos. Priest prevents reanimation combos, Ferocidon prevents infinite creature combos and Mentor prevents infinite nonmana activated abilities combos.

Red does a good job of hating on blue.

All these can be cast with Sunforger.

Extra turn spells can let you hit another player with Akiri potentially killing two players or more with Commander damage.

Grace can prevent you from losing the game after casting these extra turn spells and Grace can be cast with Sunforger.

Other cards to consider adding:

Out of all these suggestions consider this expanded stax package and additional cards to consider adding:

Good luck with your deck.

grimcase21 on Varolz Counters EDH

2 weeks ago

Hi l0ry,

Varolz is probably my favorite deck that I've built so far, but the ideal route is to go with a elf ball shell. Play all the dorks you can find because 1) they are very early mana ramp, 2) you can sac them to protect your commander, and 3) you can scavenge them when you're done with them (nice thing is the elves usually pay for themselves, float mana, sac and use it to scavenge). Don't forget Birds of Paradise

That is step # 1 for consistency mana to do crazy stuff. Step 2 is either consistent mill, or consistent tutor, or both. For the mill plan, best card to use is Mesmeric Orb . Get that turn 1 with soul ring, and you're going places. There are a lot of budget options to mill. On the other hand, with the tutors you'll be more consistent and basically turn into an one-turn-kill with either Phyrexian Dreadnought or Death's Shadow on your commander or something that has infect.

Cards to think about, as they have work wonders for me

BMHKain on Help for cEDH Boros Deck ...

3 weeks ago

cEDH Boros is the Martyrs of the Black Sheep!

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


(OP Revising in progess...)

(NOTE: This is a Topic for cEDH Players that seem to know Boros on a more positive note.)

First Card: Hushbringer . It's no Hushwing Gryff , but I dun even know if there is a way cEDH Boros can use Flash besides Vedalken Orrery . Torpor Orb is another good alt. But this is one Step Up to the Plate; Not only would Creatures' ETB Triggers get negated, but death triggers do nil. Sure, Aristocrats may be too able to prevent creatures from dying before this Fae dies first. But in the right hands, this can potentially lock them down, but are they truly worth cEDH Standards?

Q: W/ ETB/Death Triggers biting the dust, what ideas would you add instead of, say, Eldrazi Displacer ? This is an entire rebuild as stuff like Hushbringer & Torpor Orb seem to lock all that down.

Second Card: Deafening Silence

One spell each turn? How about only playing one Noncreature Spell each turn? This might move as a Mana Color, forcing others to restrict to mostly creatures; & I could've thought some of the better decks don't run that many Creatures anyway; Sans CMDR. This can a hard card to beat. Unless your cEDH Deck has few Creatures, this could force your opponents to Scoop if played precisely.

Q: How much trimming down mostly noncreatures by the time the deck is at 100 cards might be needed??

Well, Throne of Eldraine has a full spoiler, but I've no clue how Adventure Cards Work. That said, both Hushbringer & Deafening Silence are great adds; but this also gets to a point of frustration as so many of my Creatures ETB. I just hope any of my combos I did work on was for at least something. I'm going to need your help all over again. If I add both aforementioned Mono- cards, & if I keep Rest in Peace in, Death Triggers won't matter, meaning Hushbringer & Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero are not needed. But what about Deafening Silence ? Would it be a true stallion? Also, should I keep one of the following, or both: Hushwing Gryff , & Torpor Orb ? & in any of that case, how to surpass them both in Boros Colors? I'm even working on combos that prove Boros is more than just Aggro, Stax, & even Mill. We're talking Card Draw, LEGIT Mana Ramp, & other effects. What would you cut just to get even a little closer to 100 cards?

Thanks for still hanging onto me to show the cEDH Players that this might be worth using, that said, I'd like some constructive criticism, & some cuts if any; Some wanted me to quit. I say MUCH different. Two awesome cards in cEDH Boros; IN ONE SET? That's pretty good IMO; at least this means WotC does care in some aspects...

Thanks for any suggestions, if any, & I hope actual cEDH Players help this time, I feel the last several times I did this, I've too few cEDH Players who run Boros even now, & more "Casual" players instead.

Just tell me your cEDH experience, & I'll let you suggest adds, or cuts. Otherwise, this OP is now closed.

Honorable Unmentioned: Fires of Invention : I wonder how I can incorporate this to cEDH Boros; Experiment Frenzy is completely Random, but I've Rule of Law & Eidolon of Rhetoric anyways. So my only problem is to play as many lands as possible. I wonder if it's worth it...

EsperControl4Life on HOUSE OF HORRORS

3 weeks ago

Just an FYI you have been mislead on Torpor Orb Titi will still have the counters on it as it is not a triggered ability. If it were triggered it would read WHEN titi enters PUT 4 counters on it, but it is considered a replacement effect such of that of Clone and therefore does not have any interaction with Torpor orb.

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Torpor Orb occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.01%

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