Tortured Existence

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Tortured Existence

Enchantment

(Black), Discard a creature card: Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

Gamazson on Tormod the Desecrator Dredge EDH

1 week ago

I would recommend Dreamscape Artist. Provides both ramp and you can fill up the grave.

Tortured Existence + any 2 creatures in the grave can make as many tokens as you have black mana.

DreadKhan on Teysa pale booby

1 month ago

If you want a cheap source of bodies, Haakon, Stromgald Scourge can reanimate any knights, including Changelings. If you Final Parting for Haakon into the Yard and Nameless Inversion you can recast Inversion for 1B as many times as you want, potentially killing lots of stuff. If you use Haakon, you should look at ways to discard him incase you draw into him. I have run Avenger en-Dal to decent effect. Bloodsoaked Altar is a sneakily good card if you can stand to discard. Body Snatcher isn't super-cheap, but it's a ton of value and can discard Haakon. Bog Witch can turn any card into a Dark Ritual, which helps since your deck has a lot of Black costs. Devout Witness is handy if you don't want to run Disenchant because you need more creatures. Icatian Crier makes 2 bodies fwiw. Skirk Ridge Exhumer makes nifty bodies. The Restoration of Eiganjo  Flip not only makes bodies and discards, it also can recur something small, it can even ramp you if you recur a land. Undertaker is much cheaper than Tortured Existence, it's not as good but it's still solid. This isn't an exhaustive list, but these are some options if you want to try out Haakon.

If you use Haakon and something like Pawn of Ulamog or Sifter of Skulls, a sac outlet and Universal Automaton to get infinite death triggers. If you use a Knight that costs B to cast, there is Bog Initiate to fix. There are better things you can do than this, but this is pretty budget. If someone tries to exile your combo pieces, you can always sacrifice them to send them to your graveyard instead.

Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire is a pretty reasonable tutor, and if you need to, you can find an effect for someone else to use (hopefully to your benefit, like a board wipe or removal spell). Eye of Vecna is nice cheap card draw. Strands of Night is a cheap repeatable recursion source, something that is worth a look. Casting of Bones is pretty solid draw if you can count on having creatures you want dead, 3 cards is a lot for 3 mana.

Hydrax on [Primer] Dungeon Crawler - Sefris EDH

1 month ago

Phule451 you're absolutely right and it is indeed in the paper version of this deck; Frantic Search should not be in here, that should be Tortured Existence. I knew something was off when I made this deck online, thanks for pointing that out!

Phule451 on [Primer] Dungeon Crawler - Sefris EDH

1 month ago

Did I miss a mention of Tortured Existence? That card is a total workhorse in a Sefris deck, giving an easily recurrable way to trigger on each players’ turn.

Phule451 on Sefris of the Hidden Ways

2 months ago

I’m surprised to see Tortured Existence in your maybe board and not in the deck. That card is a powerhouse in a Sefris deck.

Phule451 on Sefris Of The ______ ____

2 months ago

I would highly recommend Tortured Existence as it allows you to activate Sefris on each players’ turn. Also, I’d increase your creature count simply to ensure you have creature cards to be going to your graveyard.

ClockworkKubrick on Dungeon Crawler

2 months ago

Phule451, I like that Tortured Existence suggestion. I did not know about that card until now. I have those other two cards ready to add to my deck, I just haven't gone through to add them in yet. I am excited to add them in, don't you worry!

Phule451 on Dungeon Crawler

2 months ago

If you really want to take advantage of Sefris’ abilities, consider Tortured Existence. It allows you, as long as you have black mana, the ability to trigger Sefris on each players’ turn. Tomb of Horrors Adventurer can give you extra value while giving you access to the Undercity. Seasoned Dungeoneer will do the same as well as possibly beefing up and activating Sefris. Good luck on you dungeon crawl!

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