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The Tormented (B/W Theme), by CaptShetz      (60 cards)

 
Deck Info
Created: 1/5/2006
Updated: 10/6/2008
Colors: White Black

Intended Format: Casual/Fun
Vintage: Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Not Legal
MTGO Open: Not Legal
MTGO Vinta: Not Legal
MTGO Exten: Not Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Not Legal
Modern: Not Legal

Deck Cost: $175.21*
Sideboard: $40.76*
Total Cost: $215.97*

Average Ratings
Playability
Synergy
Originality
Overall
Deck Tools
Creatures
1 View Picture Angel of Despair Buy
1 View Picture Crovax the Cursed Buy
1 View Picture Cursed Ronin Buy
1 View Picture Desolation Angel Buy
1 View Picture Fallen Angel Buy
1 View Picture Fallen Askari Buy
1 View Picture Haunted Angel Buy
1 View Picture Ihsan's Shade Buy
1 View Picture Lost Soul Buy
1 View Picture Repentant Vampire Buy
1 View Picture Selenia, Dark Angel Buy
1 View Picture The Fallen Buy
1 View Picture Tormented Angel Buy
1 View Picture Wayward Angel Buy


Spells
1 View Picture Damnation Buy
1 View Picture Dark Ritual Buy
1 View Picture Demonic Tutor Buy
1 View Picture Diabolic Tutor Buy
1 View Picture Innocent Blood Buy
1 View Picture Lose Hope Buy
1 View Picture Neverending Torment Buy
1 View Picture Promise of Power Buy
1 View Picture Purify Buy
1 View Picture Repentance Buy
1 View Picture Sins of the Past Buy
1 View Picture Swords to Plowshares Buy
1 View Picture Vindicate Buy


Enchantments
1 View Picture Darkest Hour Buy
1 View Picture Demonic Torment Buy
1 View Picture Despondency Buy
1 View Picture Oath of Ghouls Buy
1 View Picture Pariah Buy
1 View Picture Penance Buy
1 View Picture Pillory of the Sleepless Buy
1 View Picture Purgatory Buy
1 View Picture Recurring Nightmare Buy
1 View Picture Torment Buy
1 View Picture Tortured Existence Buy


Lands
1 View Picture Caves of Koilos Buy
1 View Picture Godless Shrine Buy
1 View Picture Lake of the Dead Buy
1 View Picture Orzhov Basilica Buy
5 View Picture Plains Buy
1 View Picture Reflecting Pool Buy
1 View Picture Salt Flats Buy
1 View Picture Scrubland Buy
1 View Picture Shizo, Death's Storehouse Buy
7 View Picture Swamp Buy
1 View Picture Tainted Field Buy
1 View Picture Undiscovered Paradise Buy

 
Sideboard     (32 cards)
1 View Picture Mirri the Cursed Buy
1 View Picture Repentant Blacksmith Buy
1 View Picture Abandon Hope Buy
1 View Picture Agonizing Memories Buy
1 View Picture Broken Visage Buy
1 View Picture Choice of Damnations Buy
1 View Picture Condemn Buy
1 View Picture Corrupt Buy
1 View Picture Cry of Contrition Buy
1 View Picture Dash Hopes Buy
1 View Picture Defiling Tears Buy
1 View Picture Demonic Collusion Buy
1 View Picture Demonic Consultation Buy
1 View Picture Dregs of Sorrow Buy
1 View Picture Final Judgment Buy
1 View Picture Gerrard's Verdict Buy
1 View Picture Ill-Gotten Gains Buy
1 View Picture Mortify Buy
1 View Picture Painful Memories Buy
1 View Picture Planar Despair Buy
1 View Picture Plunge into Darkness Buy
1 View Picture Rebuff the Wicked Buy
1 View Picture Revive the Fallen Buy
1 View Picture Wrath of God Buy
1 View Picture Diabolic Servitude Buy
1 View Picture Dread of Night Buy
1 View Picture Faith's Fetters Buy
1 View Picture Gloom Buy
1 View Picture Melancholy Buy
1 View Picture Sadistic Glee Buy
1 View Picture Torture Buy
1 View Picture Sword of Light and Shadow Buy

What's a Sideboard?


How it Works

{W}{B} The Tormented {B}{W}
...now Highlander (Singleton).

A theme deck based on cards that have been forsaken, fallen from grace, haunted, tormented, cursed, or sadly evil. Perhaps, one day, they will be forgiven, or perhaps they will fall deeper and deeper into the bowels of el Diablo.

All of the creatures represent the tormented, which live through a Tortured Existence Buy.

The spells and enchantments represent either a route to salvation, or the descent into darkness.

Lorwyn was so cheery, I didn't get much (or were too haughty for this deck, like Nath of the Gilt-Leaf Buy). Shadowmoor has been so dark and evil, I haven't gotten anything either! This deck looks more to the gray, and those don't seem to be present.

The Route to Redemption - The Tormented hope to Vindicate Buy themselves

Swords to Plowshares Buy: A creature lays down the life of a warrior, and takes up a life of farming and peace (Path of Peace Buy was also considered, but that card is barely playable, even in a theme deck). Or perhaps you should Condemn Buy those who would oppose you.

Repentance Buy & Cry of Contrition Buy: The fallen know their sins, and wish to atone.

Purify Buy: Expunge Buy the soul from the Sins of the Past Buy

Penance Buy and Gallantry Buy: Salvation through deeds.

Purgatory Buy: Salvation through suffering.

Undiscovered Paradise Buy: The tormented search for a place to rest their souls. This is such a place, but only temporarily; their cursed presence quickly spoils its untouched serenity.

The places between - where Salvation and Damnation Buy meet
Reflecting Pool Buy: A place to go to meditate and reflect, usually on the status of the soul (perhaps the color of the soul). The reflecting pool is a dangerous place to go - it does not guarantee salvation in meditation.

Caves of Koilos Buy: The mystical caves where Urza and Mishra studied under Tocasia. Perhaps something was left behind? But what made Mishra and Urza part ways after studying in the Caves? Perhaps something there sent Mishra toward darkness, while sending Urza to the light...

Scrubland Buy: Where Adam & Eve were expelled after their sins. Many of the tormented now roam here.

Godless Shrine Buy: Religion, but no diety. Prayer, but no hope.

Sins of the Past Buy: Will the sins of the past return as Agonizing Memories Buy, or as motivation toward purity?

Descent into Darkness (or, for those perferring a faster pace, a Plunge into Darkness Buy):

Dark Ritual Buy: Performing the dark rituals moves one closer to Diablo.

Tainted Field Buy: The tormented spread their taint, infecting previously pristine lands.

Shizo, Death's Storehouse Buy: Much like the tainted fields, Shizo was once a vibrant land. After the slaughter on its plains, Shizo is now a haunted moor.

Oath of Ghouls Buy: Take the oath, and become one in darkness.

Demonic Tutor Buy & Diabolic Tutor Buy: I don't even want to know what kind of homework these guys assign.

Despondency Buy: Damnation through depression.

Demonic Torment Buyand Torment Buy: Torture Buy others for your own pleasure

Promise of Power Buy: The darkness does offer rewards... for a price.

Innocent Blood Buy: Spill the blood of the innocent, leaving the corrupted and vile.

Pariah Buy: Add another to the list of cursed, tormented and outcast.

Pillory of the Sleepless Buy: The tormented suffer sleepless existences, their lives living nightmares.

Recurring Nightmare Buy: The tormented are cursed to forever relive their Painful Memories Buy.

Damnation Buy:
For those that are truly fallen and tormented, all of eternity awaits in Neverending Torment Buy at the Darkest Hour Buy.
Or, should they anger the divine being, the Wrath of God Buy will be known.

Suggestions welcome! I want to try and keep this deck to around 60 cards. If you suggest something, try to suggest what to remove in favor of your new card. Thnx

The sideboard is a place for all the cards "under consideration." They either don't fit quite right, or are too unplayable, even for a theme deck. :P


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