Archfiend of Ifnir


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

4 days ago

OptimalGreen: Blooming Marsh (or a basic) would be my cut here.

GoldenGolgari: Honestly, I do not have much discard in this deck. The only significant discard spell is Survival of the Fittest , which can tutor him (plus Sadistic Hypnotist in a severe pinch). Much of the time, Archfiend of Ifnir just gets cycled, which is fine.

However, when I have an ability to draw a significant number of cards - particularly with Skullclamp or Generous Patron - my discard source is my maximum hand size. Notably, with Generous Patron , if I end the turn with 7+ cards in hand, I kill all of my opponents' creatures on the end step and draw cards equal to their total toughness (b/c I discard down to 7 in the cleanup step, place -1 counters, draw cards, return to the cleanup step again, repeat).

DrkNinja on The Pit of Despair: Scarab God EDH

1 week ago

@Darkshadow327 he wants to play discard reanimation, which is why he's choosing Scarab God, honestly it's a deck I've thought about playing.

Also I agree heavily with with the Painful Quandary , Vedalken Orrery (You're too black to play Leyline, lol), Windfall , and Oversold Cemetery ; especially the Quandary it puts your opponents in a lose lose situation.

I'm not a fan of Awaken the Erstwhile.

I also think that you could really use an Ashnod's Altar for some of those X spells to get a a better pay off.

I took at look at my Thought Scour Nath! (love for you guys to take a look at this) deck for some additional adds... here's what I got.

Clammster on Kess, Cyclist Extraordinaire

3 weeks ago

I had considered Archfiend of Ifnir , but my playgroup tends to play creature light decks, so the effect is often doing nothing. For a while there was a Krenko player who showed up from time to time, but they don't come to commander night anymore. If there were more aggro strategies in my meta, it would certainly find a place in order to stall games for as long as possible. I also should have explained in the deck description, this is actually a combo deck. The combo is to flicker Cloud of Faeries with Deadeye Navigator with at least one Roo land in play. This gives me infinite mana to cast an x=infinite Torment of Hailfire . Cycling helps me to churn through my deck to find the combo, while recasting spells with Kess to extend the game until I can find my combo.

triproberts12 on Despicable Me: Rakdos and his Minions

4 weeks ago

If you're going to build a deck as cheap as $30, you're probably going to have to lean on a theme to make it functional. That can be supplemented with the fact that even mediocre demons and devils are good at not being coin-flipped away, but stuff like Dance with Devils wasn't even playable in Limited.

I see some reanimator stuff going on, so if you go that route, Torrent of Souls , Zombify , and Profane Command are all solid budget options. You'll want some graveyard stocking power to go with it. Mindwrack Demon , Extractor Demon , Archfiend of Ifnir , pull double duty. Cathartic Reunion , Dark Deal , Faithless Looting , Hazoret's Monument , Khorvath's Fury , Collective Defiance , Shattered Perception , and Tormenting Voice all fit the bill.

Also, Flayer of the Hatebound could power a nice subtheme with your reanimation, and you can stock up on cheap Undying creatures like Demonlord of Ashmouth , Hound of Griselbrand , and Pyreheart Wolf to lower your budget and synergize with Rakdos. Charmbreaker Devils could also be a house once you stock the yard.

Also, maybe improve general card quality by splurging on Bloodgift Demon and Demon of Wailing Agonies ? Demon's Horn , Carnage Altar , Rakdos Riteknife , Devils' Playground , Dance with Devils , Consume the Meek , and Rite of Belzenlok , Archdemon of Greed , Temple of the False God , Tomb of Urami , and Kindly Stranger  Flip are all pretty bad. Akoum Refuge and Bloodfell Caves seem like easy adds, as well.

Dead213End on Kess, Cyclist Extraordinaire

1 month ago

You need to find a spot for Archfiend of Ifnir

Church_of_Rakdos on Your Donations Fund Satan's 9th Yacht

1 month ago

@Osbert You're right I do need to add more graveyard hate for sure. I really wish Leyline of the Void would get reprinted so I could justify buying one.

As for the ramp I am trying to be cautious since I am already at a point where my curve is pushing the high end.

The Goblin Assault was added as filler since someone made a suggestion that I needed to have something to help with my early game but cards like Tainted AEther would help with that problem.

I love the Oppression suggestion and maybe Painful Quandary (concerned about my avg cmc costs). If I did add enough discard, then I could add Archfiend of Ifnir but im not sure I want to really go full discard.

Your suggestions were useful though thanks for the help!

OptimalGreen on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

It's a one and done type draw card but also it has Seb Mckinnon art like Archfiend of Ifnir so I love it on art alone.

Daedalus19876 on Hapatra, Poison but Tasty

1 month ago

Pikobyte: Yeah, if I didn't have a Survival of the Fittest, I'm not sure if I'd run Archfiend of Ifnir. The two together are vicious, though! :)

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Archfiend of Ifnir occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Black: 0.05%

Rakdos: 0.46%

Golgari: 0.04%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.1%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.08%