Archfiend of Ifnir


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Archfiend of Ifnir

Creature — Demon


Whenever you cycle or discard another card, put a -1/-1 counter on each creature your opponents control.

Cycling (, Dicard this card: Draw a card.)

Archfiend of Ifnir Discussion

DrukenReaps on Mono-Black Discard

1 day ago

The Haunt of Hightower , Urgoros, the Empty One , Archfiend of Ifnir are pretty cool.

Also just this page in general will give you more ideas then you can handle in one deck.

golgariizzet on Nekusar Wheels Deck

5 days ago

im just going to throw out a bunch of card ideas to you Archfiend of Ifnir , Barbed Shocker , Shocker , Dragon Mage , Wheel of Fate , Megrim , Molten Psyche , Collective Defiance , Dark Deal , Waste Not , Standstill , Past in Flames , Kess, Dissident Mage , Sangromancer , Seizan, Perverter of Truth , Guiltfeeder , consuming abberation, Runehorn Hellkite , Prosperity . this is how i have mine if you would like to check it out really fun deck i feel like kess and past in flames are huge tools for using spells in your graveyard it has won me the game.

KingLard on Hellbent For Leather V2

2 weeks ago

If you want your opponents to hate your face, check out Archfiend of Ifnir

Enral on Archfiend of Ifnir and discarding ...

3 weeks ago

Let's say I have Archfiend of Ifnir and Lion's Eye Diamond .in play with 7 cards in hand. If I sac LED to discard my hand, will it trigger Archfiend once and only put one counter on each opponent's creature or it will trigger per discarded card which will put 7 counters?

firestorms90 on Yawgmoth Token Storm

4 weeks ago

Slivortal, another "free" spell worth considering is Priest of Gix . Though not as good as the 0cmc creatures because it requires you have mana open to cast it, it does have the added benefit of converting into . It's just a shame it's a human; looping it with Mikaeus would be sick.

I actually hadn't been thinking about using Carnifex Demon strictly to cancel Mikaeus, the Unhallowed 's counters; I'd been thinking to make a one-sided wipe. As I was typing that comment out, I remembered Mikaeus didn't grant undying to himself, thus was vulnerable to Carnifex counters. I want to use Hex Parasite in the deck anyway, both for flavor and mechanical reasons (nuke opponents' creatures while keeping mine around and making a massive Parasite to boot), so it seemed a logical way to keep Mikaeus up and running.

Thank you for spelling out the infinite combo to me. I was very short on sleep when I read your deck's description, so I couldn't really grasp what I was reading at that point in time. When first brainstorming for this deck, my first instinct was to go all in on the -1/-1 counter theme, including perhaps wither and infect, and I failed to notice how sweet Yawgmoth truly is. What's fun is that I was already considering some of the other elements of the combo for the deck ( Myr Sire , Rotlung Reanimator ). I also really like the idea of Archfiend of Ifnir , as it plays nicely with Yawgmoth's second ability, and spreads infection to my opponents.

My build will likely end up much less streamlined than yours, due to the fact that I want a heavy focus on flavor. For instance, while I'm sure there's nothing saying faeries can't seek compleation, I'll probably skip Bitterblossom because, while mechanically it's a strong fit, it just doesn't scream Phyrexia to me (the fact I don't own a copy is further deterrence, lol). I'll also be more inclined to use infect, which is rather surprising, given how much I usually dislike playing against infect decks... but a Phyrexian theme deck without at least Glistening Oil or Phyresis strikes me as lacking. Whether or not I try for a poison counter win remains to be seen, though.

Currently I'm looking at a list of 250+ cards; I spent last weekend moving and hadn't had time at all this week to tinker with my build. Once I get a chance to cull unnecessary jank and get to something a little more reasonable I'll link it and see what you think.

BlaineTog on That Girl Is Poison - budget Hapatra

1 month ago

@Darksword29: Thank you, that's so kind of you to say!

@moutogetyou: I absolutely adore Archfiend of Ifnir but I didn't want to take the deck in too many directions. It's already a bit stretched between -1/-1 counters, go-wide, sacrifice, and graveyard recursion. Trying to fit enough discard outlets to support Archfiend reliably felt awfully greedy, especially since it would be the only card in the deck with discard synergies. That said, I really would like to include it, I just don't know how to pull it off!

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Archfiend of Ifnir occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.28%