Carnifex Demon


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin Rare

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Carnifex Demon

Creature — Demon


Carnifex Demon enters the battlefield with two -1/-1 counters on it.

b, Remove a -1/-1 counter from Carnifex Demon: Put a -1/-1 counter on each other creature.

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Carnifex Demon Discussion

Izu_Korasu on Hapatra Sniper Sneks

3 days ago

Quillspike+Devoted Druid also gives unilimited sneks if haptra is on board.

Phage the Untouchable should probably be dropped from the list, there are too many ways for it to backfire (Eldrazi Displacer/Oblivion Ring for example)

Carnifex Demon seems fun here, especially with Crumbling Ashes, Consumptive Goo/Fevered Convulsions.

Flourishing Defenses and Nest of Scarabs seem like good ways to flood the board with tokens in addition to haptra's ability

Spirits on You can't Touch That! Under 50$ format

1 week ago

Hi SolomonsEfreet,

Nice to have seen the 1/1 Snakes be set free on Thursday.

Black Sun's Zenith $3 would be all star.

Gale Force is a high CMC, it will kill 1/1 Thopter but little else in this format. Why not just Toxic Deluge for 1.

Really like Sorceress Queen, very cool.

Guul Draz Assassin is just -2/-2, he doesn't use counters so he's not right, won't make 1/1 Snakes. Why not just a Royal Assassin for 1/3 the cost.

Gladehart Cavalry for CMC 7, he adds +1/+1 counters, which actually remove -1/-1 counters, which you then won't be able to proliferate. He's counter productive with this Commander.

Rendclaw Trow has Wither and Persist, so he makes 2 1/1 Snakes when blocked, plus 1 1/1 Snake when he persists. 3 1/1 Snakes, a 2/2 wither, a 1/1 wither for CMC 3 is pretty OP for $0.25.

Alpha Authority, Enchantment based Hexproof (unless it's Bestow or something), isn't usually good, Swiftfoot Boots a far better option.

Never//Return could be a Hero's Downfall which is Instant speed and less than $3.50.

Carnifex Demon can keep making snakes for . CMC 6 for 4/4 Flying + 2 1/1 Snakes then for another 2 1/1 Snakes and he becomes a 6/6 Flying. Pretty decent. You have some other CMC 7 creatures that do much less for $0.60, like Arachnus Spinner, Skysnare Spider.

Midnight Banshee could create a few 1/1 Snakes, he doesn't hit himself or Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons. Just think of the poor 2/2 Wolfs though! He also is Whither, much better than a Arachnus Spinner or Skysnare Spider.

Grim Affliction the proliferate seems good, but not sure how many lingering -1/-1 there are. Definetely if you continue to pump up your -1/-1 counters through Wither and ETB's it would be useful. It's 2 1/1 Snakes but could be many more depending on the board state.

Deity of Scars CMC 5 for a 5/5 Trample is good, comes with 2 1/1 Snakes and for can make 2 more 1/1 Snakes and regenerate! $2.50 though, not sure if anyone of value can come out.

Some ideas anyway.

Depolo on Dragon Demon EDH

1 week ago

First of all, I think this is pretty good for your first EDH deck.

I do have a few suggestions though. Haven of the Spirit Dragon would be a good addition, while I don't really see the purpose of Carnifex Demon. Other than that just play it, and over time you should get a feel for what needs to change/ stay the same.

DiamondFlavor on Upgrading preconstructed Atraxa

1 week ago

I see 4 obvious ways to build Atraxa:

  1. Good stuff. You have an insane card pool and a keyword-heavy Commander. Pick a general direction and play all the solid-to-busted cards that support it.

  2. Counter shenanigans. This can be building up huge beaters with +1/+1 counters, huge mana engines with stuff like Fertilid, Gyre Sage, Everflowing Chalice, etc.

  3. Infect. Pretty cutthroat--some groups will hate it--but totally legal and not as broken as much as people believe. But with Atraxa it is very dangerous. Ichor Rats and pillow fort (Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Spike Weaver, etc.) or just plain aggro.

  4. Planeswalker super-friends. Absolutely not my style (nor, in my opinion, very good) and not budget. But if you want to show off an overpriced and unfocused pile of mythics, at least the Commander is directly synergistic.

For building out from the pre-con, your deck will likely fall somewhere between the first two. There are a ton of respectable budget cards that will do work with such a powerful card in the Command zone. Fertilid, Spike Weaver, Carnifex Demon, Black Sun's Zenith, and so on.

HOPMONSTER on Hapatra -1/-1 Snakes

2 weeks ago

Good build, here are some fun cards I've tried in my own Hapatra deck that you might want to consider: Midnight Banshee, Gyre Sage, Carnifex Demon, Ulvenwald Tracker, Liliana, Death Wielder, Plaguemaw Beast, Collective Unconscious, Lockjaw Snapper, Hunter of Eyeblights.

Simplyafish on Snakes on a Plane

1 month ago

I saw Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and immediately loved the build-around potential. She just generates so much value!

A few possible additions I've found:

Quillspike goes infinite with Devoted Druid and also helps control the -1/-1 counters on your side of the board. Midnight Banshee and Carnifex Demon give great sweeper value and all pump out snakes with your commander. It's a little on the pricier side but Mikaeus, the Unhallowed has great synergy with your snake army. And if you want another Overrun effect that is extra synergistic, why not Triumph of the Hordes?

Take a look at my Hapatra deck for more ideas, and let me know if you have any suggestions for me! I'm looking forward to really developing this new commander with my playgroup.

Guerte on Hapatra - Queen of Toxicity

1 month ago

Daedalus19876: I actually used yours and one other list to pull ideas from, so thank you for that.

The reason I chose not to run Harbinger of Night is that after three turns, he's dead and so is a good portion of your board. I suppose you could run Melira, Sylvok Outcast to help counteract that, so it could be something to consider. I do agree that Convulsions is expensive for just single counter.

Not entirely sure on the other two suggestions yet. I think I'm going to drop Doubling Season for Carnifex Demon simply cuz I don't want my stuff to die from the extra -1/-1 counters. I would also like to find a spot for Whispersilk Cloak as another way for Hapatra to get a hit in.

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