Torpor Orb is okay, but it never really stopped Pod or Splinter Twin, which are also heavily reliant on ETB effects of creatures. One problem is that it is 2 mana, so on the draw you are already pretty late, especially if they have Thalia. Then, it doesn't really stop creatures. Humans are like sorceries that have an effect and after which they deal 1-3 damage/turn. You still need to get rid of the remaining creatures. I guess if you already were ahead, Torpor Orb crushes them. If behind, it doesn't really do that much to get you back.Quote from KTROJAN »Put 3 torpor orb in your sb and just go crush humans. I realize it’s not actually that easy but honestly torpor orb has been amazing vs humans in my testing. It is ok in some other matchups too but if I know an event like scg is going to be humans heavy it’s worth the spot.
Torpor Orb certainly helps, but is a bit narrow (mostly for Humans).