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Tormented Soul
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Tormented Soul

Reviewed September 7, 2011

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.25

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Tormented Soul

Cheap evasive creatures are always useful, more so if you've got a way to pump it-- Equipment would look very good on this creature. The "can't block" restriction doesn't mean much, since an unblockable creature always wants to attack whenever it can. If anything, the inability to block will encourage newer players to be aggressive wherever possible-- skittishness to attack is a classic neophyte mistake. Tormented Soul also represents a quick inevitable win condition-- it can come down as early as turn one, get in there for 1 turn after turn, go unnoticed due to the bigger creatures you'll inevitably play, and the next thing your opponent knows, he's at 3 and he's taken 14 damage from a 1/1 he never bothered to kill. And that's before you Equip it.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Tormented Soul

Why is this creature okay but shadow is considered the worst keyword ability ever? It's almost exactly the same . . . but I digress. Like the ghost it portrays, the card may not be quite powerful enough to make a major impact in a world of larger and more tangible things, but there are certain things it can do. Not only does it go well with bloodthirst, it works with Kamigawa's soulshift and "spiritcraft" triggers. There's something awfully Edgar Allan Poe-ish about getting worn down by a depressed ghost over twenty turns.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Tormented Soul which is a one mana Black 1/1 that is Unblockable and can't block.  The potential damage this can deal is quite high and forcing an opponent to use removal on a one mana creature is an advantage for any other threats in your deck.  Mono-Black decks can easily include this and augment it with an efficient equipment and being only one Black allows Blue/Black or other designs to utilize it as well.  Overall this is one of the better options for Black to run and will likely be popular for quite some time.
In Limited this is an excellent one drop that works well with Bloodthirst or by itself and is a strong target for Auras or Equipments.  Any Sealed build running Black should include any copies and it is worth drafting fairly early as one mana creatures and Unblockable are very useful in the format.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

TDogg The card of the day today is Tormented Soul.  He is a 1/1 for one black that is unblockable, but cannot block himself.  Personally I think if something is unblockable then it shouldn't be blocking to begin with.  The fact of the matter is, its not a nice knowing that a creature you are playing can't protect you.  That is the drawback for a quick 1/1 for one.  I don't see this as a quality card for standard, its a decent card but not good enough to start making it into top decks, there are better cards to be played.  Limited on the other hand, this guy is amazing.  Generally any kind of evasion is a big plus in limited, especially one this early in the game.  Would I consider him a first pick in a draft? He is almost there, the only thing I think that is holding him back is his quality in mid to late game.
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayed: 3.0

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