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Torment of Scarabs
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Torment of Scarabs
- Hour of Devastation

Reviewed July 19, 2017

Constructed: 2.88
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 2.38
Commander [EDH]: 2.67

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Torment of Scarabs
 
I'm not sure how well the Amonkhet curses fit thematically with Innistrad's, but it happens that Torment of Scarabs also stands up pretty well on its own. It's a pretty efficient way to disrupt your opponent once it gets going, and it can fit in either a controlling style of deck or as a supplement to denial of other resources: once your opponent has discarded their hand to your Monomania-style effects, for example, they're facing a pretty fast clock that's not subject to a lot of common removal spells.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
EDH/Commander: 2/5
James H. Torment of Scarabs
 
On one hand, giving opponents choices isn’t great. On the other hand, all of these choices are painful, and it’s not too hard to make this really painful without a lot of effort. They lose a card from their hand, a permanent, or 3 life during each of their turns, and that sort of perpetual chipping away at their board is a good way to make sure they don't have a board to come back to.
 
The flipside is that they​ still have a choice as to which torment they take, and this is ultimately a slow way to rip their board state apart. It’s nice in Limited to have that angle of inevitability, but this strikes me as too slow for Constructed.
 
Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 2.75
Commander: 3.25

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