Archfiend of Ifnir

Archfiend of Ifnir

Creature — Demon

Flying

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.)

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Amonkhet (AKH) Rare
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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Archfiend of Ifnir occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.28%

Archfiend of Ifnir Discussion

Boza on Test me: $10 Decklists

4 weeks ago

After that Baron Von Count deck, I have seen that there is at least 1 card Archfiend of Ifnir that has all the numbers 1-5 in the right spots. It is too expensive for a 10 dollar deck, but just wanted to mention it.

Here is an article for less budget friendly Baron deck:

Baron top of the line

goldlion on Marchesa, Mad Mistress of Vampires

1 month ago

Thanks Deadpoo111. I've got another madness deck which isn't held back by the vampire theme where I include Archfiend of Ifnir (amazing) and had Shadow of the Grave (though replaced it with Garna for the haste and lowering of the power level). Skirge Familiar would be great, I'll try him down the road but he's committed to my Gitrog right now as is Bone Miser. I also have Chainer in my other Marchessa Madness. Here's that deck https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/marchesas-sanitarium/?cb=1575939263

This one is more of a fun side project specifically committed to the Vampire theme, with a unique take that abuses Marchessa's +1/+1. The more on theme each card can be the better. In this case Olivia's Dragoon would be a great addition, to minimize the amount of non-vampire themed discards I have to include. Insolent Neonate didn't make the cut before because it was a one time use, but after you reposting it I've reconsidered. Of course it could work considering Marchesa's ability! It'd be slow, once a turn, but no slower than Merfolk Looter without untapped effects, and potentially faster if I got a Cordial Vampire out and another sac engine. Then it could be every turn as sacrificing another vampire to cordial would put a +1/+1 counter on Neonate, sac/discard/draw with neonate, then when they both return, I could sac a third to put counters on both, then sac Neonate again. Nice, fun tech!

Vampire themed everything! What else you got?

Deadpoo111 on Marchesa, Mad Mistress of Vampires

1 month ago

Two cards I will always recommend for madness decks are Shadow of the Grave and Skirge Familiar . They are among the strongest discard theme cards out there and will definitely improve the deck.

If you need more removal or better control against decks with creatures, I'd suggest Archfiend of Ifnir , the card is amazing and if you don't need it, just draw a card off it.

In general, I'd add more discard outlets, yeah I get the vampire tribal theme which totally fits and stuff, but discard like Chainer, Nightmare Adept and Zombie Infestation are amazing. If you want a more vampire themed stuff, try Olivia's Dragoon or Insolent Neonate .

Finally, and this is with every emotion I can muster, HOW DARE YOU NOT RUN Bone Miser ! That card was built for this archetype and you ignored it. To quote Norman Osborn from the first spiderman movie: "I offered you kindness and you spat in my face." That's you, you're the face spitter. Please for the love of god put that card in.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on My Bourne! It's Scorpion God!

1 month ago

Another awesome deck. Happy birthday btw. I read it on the cycling list, but as I had no ideas for that, leaving that here seems better.

I'm currently building a hapatra list and am considering the combo of Archfiend of Ifnir and Ill-Gotten Gains . Maybe you'd enjoy that synergy as well.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Here is a card I've been wanting for a while. Not necessarily on a god, but at least on a legendary creature.


Yu Ren Szi, the Power of Thought

Legendary Creature - God

Flying, haste, prowess

Cycling noncreature spells from your hand triggers Prowess abilities on your creatures.

Whenever you cycle a card, you may Scry 1.

4 / 5


I have wanted a commander for Cycling effects for a long time, and keying it to Prowess also gives it some power and flexibility, but it doesn't deliver you that win-con unless you go wide, which isn't easy to do with prowess, since those bodies aren't cheap and don't always replenish themselves.

Other prospects for cycling commanders that I can imagine would be rakdos (who likes it when you discard) and abzan (who will reanimate the creatures you cycle). Let me show you this Abzan commander I've been sitting on for a while (it's been ages since I've seen a wildcard so indulge me ;) )


Azranath, Master of Life's Cycle

Legendary Creature - Demon Angel Avatar

Vigilance

Creatures with cycling you control enter the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on them.

Whenever you cycle a creature card on your turn, until end of turn you may cast another creature card from your graveyard by paying its cycling cost and paying 3 life.

2 / 4


Not only is it card advantage, but it's a very cheap reanimator recursion of Abzan flavor that keeps it solidly in a cycling theme. (You can't break it with the big green or white creatures that you want to; instead you're limited to the ones that have cycling, like Krosan Tusker , Barkhide Mauler , Elvish Aberration , Greater Sandwurm , Jungle Weaver , Shefet Monitor , Pale Recluse , Horror of the Broken Lands , Archfiend of Ifnir , and Street Wraith ) ( Ruthless Sniper also goes in that deck, though it can't be reanimated or cycled). Access to white and green means you can remove those artifacts that keep you from accessing your graveyard.

Looking at Cycling as a commander theme thus far untapped, what would you do? Rakdos seems the other obvious choice for its wide discard mechanic applicability, but maybe you have another idea with bant, boros, orzhov... show me!

Massacar on We're All Mad Here (budget cEDH)

1 month ago

Boomcat12B I totally agree on the front of tapped lands (though certain taplands have a purpose, such as Mortuary Mire for recursion). The issue at hand is that I want to keep this deck as budget as possible to make it accessible, and for me that means keeping it under $300. Sadly good lands are stupidly expensive, so I purposefully excluded most of them. Also, I already did run Blood Crypt and Graven Cairns . But I do think I may swap out City of Brass for Sulfurous Springs as it brings the price down by about $2.

I will definitely look to include the Sunscorched Desert , ping damage adds up and can be underappreciated.

The Dualcaster Mage + Heat Shimmer combo is actually one that I initially considered and dismissed for this deck, so for now I will continue to forego it for now.

TetrAggressive I agree that the crawler is powerful if it hits the field with Anje, but I don't currently have any creature's I would want to cut for the include. For instance, Archfiend of Ifnir is the same CMC, but it plays off the discard, as opposed to the draw.

LVL_666 on [Optimized] Nekusar's Hot Wheels

2 months ago

Interesting name "Almost cEDH" - that being the case the particular power level I believe you are referencing is known as Optimized (as detailed in the video "How to Power-up your decks" by The Command Zone Podcast - which is roughly translated to you using only the best versions of cards only - monetary cost is not an issue. Examples would be you using Wheel of Fortune over Windfall , Vampiric Tutor over Gamble , or Revised Dual Lands over anything that ETB tapped. Additionally, an Optomized deck is streamlined in function - it has a cohesive and consistent strategy that is packed with contingencies - just because an opponent stops one possible means of winning doesn't mean you don't have an alternative. Last, but certainly not least - this deck can be played against cEDH decks and offer a challenge - it would rarely ever overpower a cEDH deck, it would be able to "hang" with them so to speak. Keep in mind that my use of the Optimized power level is just personal preference and you can communicate the power level of your deck any way you so choose...but I think it's best to use something that's readily available to try and convey that level a little easier.

Now, onward to a separate issue - your deck page lacks any real description of your deck. Basically, I have absolutely no idea what your strategies are or how you play your deck - luckily I used to have Nekusar in a Yeezy deck so I have an idea of what some cards you could use - but more on that later. I suggest you write a real deck description - no, a Primer for your deck. Here are some resources to get you started Epochalyptik's Do you want to make a Primer?"

As for card suggestions, Archfiend of Ifnir served me well when I needed a board clear - and since this deck is full of wheel effects, I think you'd be able to get those board clearing events very often. Oh, and +1 - for Nekusar.

Xica on Living End Lives!!... at least, ...

2 months ago

...tiers tend to describe how popular a given deck is.
In the sense that "how likely am i to encounter the deck in question during a major tournament?"
So no.
Your homebrew won't ever be a tier deck, unless it blows up, and everyone starts t copy it left and right.


More importantly you need some way to fight through hate cards - in this case Rest in Peace & Leyline of the Void .
The cascade living end decks do this by swapping Living End for Crashing Footfalls and casting big angry beat sticks like Archfiend of Ifnir or Horror of the Broken Lands .
The UR variants tend to swap to a control game plan that is enabled by Curator of Mysteries .

This deck accomplishes none of that.
Its simply a dredge deck without cards that feature the titular mechanic, or answers card for the hate that is going to come your way in game 2 & 3 in your 75.
(And Cathartic Reunion is terrible with living end, as the deck is risky enough already against counterspell decks and the card just increases the problem.)



While its true that before the ban of Faithless Looting "go-fast living end" variants were able to succeed via ignoring hate and jamming whatever hit hardest into their creature suit, the card is banned and the sub archetype is effectively dead as a result.
Right now you cannot "go under" interaction with living end decks.

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