Tormented Hero is one of the newest "Theros" spoilers revealed today Sept. 10, 2013 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set in a video by Loading Ready Run. This efficiently costed black uncommon creature can put early pressure on your opponent.
Tormented Hero - B
Creature - Human Warrior (Uncommon)
Tormented Hero enters the battlefield tapped.
Heroic - Whenever you cast a spell that targets Tormented Hero, each opponent loses 1 life. You gain life equal to the life lost this way.
A 2/1 for just one mana can deal a significant amount of damage in the first few turns of a game unless your adversary has an answer or blocker. If that wasn't enough to make it playable, Tormented soul also features a triggered ability that can slowly peck away at your rival's life total while increasing your own. Because Tormented Hero says each opponent, its heroic ability is better in multiplayer games like Commander where it can have a bigger impact.
Tormented Heros isn't all upside though. Its one glaring drawback is that it enters the battlefield tapped. That's not such a big deal in the first few turns of a duel, however if you're stuck in top decking mode past turn six you won't be able to use Tormented Hero to block and trade with one of your opponent's threats.
How will you use Tormented Hero?
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