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I am Lord of Tresserhorn and i approve this message.
Posted By: myblackplague (5/29/2011 5:39:27 PM)


Phyrexian Dreadnought approves
Posted By: Bass1987 (4/28/2011 6:37:52 PM)


Of course there's Phyrexian Dreadnought, but don't forget about Eater Of Days, Leveler or even Sky Swallower either. I smell an Armageddon themed deck...
Posted By: Splizer (5/29/2011 3:54:08 AM)


"I was going to kill this guy with my deathtouch, but I don't feel like it."
-Phage the Untouchable
Posted By: RocketLobster (2/22/2013 1:24:58 AM)


Clearly, the Phyrexians invaded Mirrodin just so they could cast their Dreadnoughts on turn 3 without any mana ramping.

(Yes, I know Stifle is quicker, but it's also around $70 for a playset.)
Posted By: Zetan (6/11/2011 7:40:41 AM)


If flicker effects really takes off in Standard, this card is gonna be vital. Get 'em now while they're cheap!
Posted By: Toquinha1977 (4/30/2012 1:26:08 PM)


I guess it shows how bad I am at this game, but my first thought on seeing this card was "Phage the Untouchable EDH is now possible!"

Seriously, though, I didn't expect Wizards to keep printing cards like this one that just turn the whole game upside down. It can mightily interfere with your opponents' combos, help with your own combos... Torpor Orb does it all. Johnnies are going to be abusing this puppy for years. Bravo, R&D.
Posted By: Japicx (5/1/2011 4:36:11 PM)


That shady duder in the background totally just tried to trigger an ability when he entered the battlefield and doesn't know what went wrong.
Posted By: My_Name_Is_Kaz (8/16/2011 10:12:06 AM)


... This card is nuts.
Posted By: Bursama (5/31/2011 11:51:55 AM)


What an interesting card! There are probably thousands of good uses for this thing.

I've seen some comments about how this would hose a Venser deck, and it certainly could, as they're built now. May I suggest, instead, pairing Venser and the orb to abuse leaves the battlefield effects? The first card that comes to mind is Wormfang Manta...

Why, yes; I do like taking turns... especially if they're all my turns.
Posted By: Leshrac_Nightwalker (5/4/2011 6:44:28 AM)


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So this is how the Phyrexians beat the Mirrans. The resistance was really counting on their Arcbound murder machines that had been so feared under Memnarch's reign.

It came as a nasty surprise to the Mirrans when one Thrummingbird armed with one Torpor Orb made every Arcbound construct on Mirrodin fall apart.
Posted By: volkiteSerpenta (4/7/2014 12:04:59 PM)


Guy in the background is similar to Tsabo's Decree, no?

I also want to point out that this, for Phyrexian Dreadnaught, can be faster than stifle! If you Dark Ritual it (which you can't with stifle) you can have a T1 Dreadnaught. Given that the Orb allows a repeatable effect; that can be pretty good.
Posted By: blurrymadness (2/14/2014 6:10:44 PM)


This card is proof that Wizards knew exactly what the consequences would be of putting Deceiver Exarch in standard with Splinter Twin. Also that they had a slight idea of how powerful Snapcaster Mage would turn out to be.
Posted By: MostlyLost (12/30/2013 10:48:22 AM)


When I first saw this card, I was a little skeptical at first; then I took a look at a bunch of cards I had back home and realized the potential this thing has.

Boldwyr Heavyweights and Eater of Days are just some decent examples for a great modern deck. Even when Avacyn Restored came out, I quickly acquired a playset of Vexing Devils. At least that way I could keep them and my opponent's only choice was to either get rid of the artifact, or the creature.
Posted By: SaneMadman (9/19/2013 8:19:14 AM)


This plus Leveler, Eater of Days, and finally Phyrexian Dreadnought.
Posted By: MadManChubChub (8/31/2013 4:31:16 PM)


@El_Pared: Yeah I was wondering the same thing. According to the rules, the sacrifice part of evoke is stopped by this card. The relevant part says:

"When this permanent enters the battlefield, if its evoke cost was paid, its controller sacrifices it."

EDIT: @Fenizrael: For an ability to be considered a triggered ability, it has to begin with "when," "whenever," or "at." So although your rules excerpt says things with vanishing enter the battlefield with counters, the ability would have to say something like, "When Chronozoa enters the battlefield, put 3 time counters on it," for Torpor Orb to affect it.

Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (7/14/2013 11:06:28 PM)


Here's a fun one for everybody...
Torpor Orb paired with Carrion Feeder OR Bloodflow Connoisseur
and... Chronozoa

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Torpor Orb stops the Chronozoa from entering with any vanish counters... just keep saccing him over... and over... and over.

(Rules Excerpt: 702.62a - Vanishing is a keyword that represents three abilities. “Vanishing N” means “This permanent enters the battlefield with N time counters on it,”...) etc.
Posted By: Fenizrael (7/14/2013 6:03:53 PM)


My deck includes:
4 of this
16 swamps, 8 mountains,
4 hunted horror,
4 eater of days,
4 phyrexian dreadnought,
4 hunted dragon,
4 hidden horror,
4 shivan wumpus,
4 demonic tutor,
and 4 diabolic tutor.
Posted By: demonknight18 (7/12/2013 1:14:36 PM)


I just run it in Commander as hate in decks that don't have many ETBs. Suddenly so many creatures are nerfed.
Posted By: DiamondFlavor (6/25/2013 9:36:02 AM)


Nullify Goblin Guide's ability.
Nullify Vexing Devil's ability.
so much $wag
Posted By: MagicCritic (5/5/2013 12:40:34 PM)


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