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.
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.
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
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.
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