Carnifex Demon


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Carnifex Demon

Creature — Demon


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

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

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Carnifex Demon Discussion

Mofogigas on Death and Demons

3 months ago

mfogle you'll definitely like my most recent revisions.

I've replace Archdemon of Unx and Eater of Hope and Carnifex Demon for Kuro, Pitlord. Acrhdemon is to slow, eater needs to many resources to be efficient and carnifex has the problem of hitting my commander and has limited kill potential and use.

I've included Secret Salvage which is ideal for a shadowborn EDH deck and Archfiend of Despair shuts down life gain while doubling life loss.

Best of all I dropped Bloodgift Demon for Krav, the Unredeemed who is perfect for a shadowborn deck.

Lastly I think I'll swap Reprocess for Liliana's Contract when I am able to, reprocess can net you more cards but you have to have the available creatures to sac, versus contract will net you four cards no matter what, plus the additional win con makes it an excellent card for this build.

Let me know what kind of build you go with when its finished, I'd recommend all of the above mentioned.

captainamerica on Hapatra, Crazy Snake Lady

4 months ago

Carnifex Demon is a bit of a nonbo. It kills all of the snakes you want to make

KoiBoy on Hapatra

4 months ago

A few thoughts to go over!

Ammit Eternal will net you snakes very quickly as your opponents cast spells. If anybody is left open, (Or you use your Whispersilk Cloak/Rogues Passage) you can extend that engine's lifespan.

Skinrender only triggers Hapatra once, but is solid removal.

Flesh-Eater Imp is a solid flying infecter that explodes a win if you have snakes to feed. Phyrexian Crusader, Phyrexian Hydra, Phyrexian Vatmother are cheap solid infect sources too. Grafted Exoskeleton and Glistening Oil turn any of your creatures into surprise infect threats. I know its not budget, but Inkmoth Nexus is going to do a LOT of work for you.

Soul Snuffers will flood your field with tokens, even if you kill your own snakes they replace themselves. Carnifex Demon works along the same line of thought.

Diabolic Intent is not a budget choice right now, but with a Battlebond release it may drop into range. Speaking of Battlebond... Generous Patron is going to make you swim in card draw.

Viridian Longbow You've never seen a snake shoot a bow, but they're deadly little archers. Thornbite Staff too.

Your land base isn't bad, but could be better in my opinion by focusing harder on Basics. In addition to making you more resilient to non basic hate/punish, two color doesn't get color starved easily. Especially if you to focus on basic ramp like Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, and other similar that search Any Basic Land. Drop the majority of your lands that enter tapped with little to no other benefit. Gaining 1 life or a 0/1 plant aren't going to win you the day, and will often slow your plan painfully. Nykthos is questionable. Being so evenly split in mana costs plus so much of the deck's presence being token based, I wonder how often it will actually run positive on devotion.

S1ydevi1 on Phenax- Tell Me Again Why Mill is Bad (Retired)

4 months ago

Most recent win involved putting Pemmin's Aura on Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and having Phenax in play. One opponent had Induced Amnesia on them, so I focused on milling the other out with Lazav, who quickly turned into a Carnifex Demon and they were both milled out swiftly after that.

NV_1980 on Back in Black!

5 months ago

Hi He_Who_Hungers,

If possible, I'd like to keep the average CMC of this deck on the low side. Carnifex Demon and Grim Poppet both fit with the deck's strategy, but each is rather expensive to cast and I have cheaper alternatives.

I love your idea of adding Retribution. It will ensure that my creatures without persist will also be able to recur multiple times if Mikaeus is on the field. I will replace Murder with it. Many thanks for your input!



He_Who_Hungers on Back in Black!

5 months ago

Mikaeus is cool. I run him in my 60-card demon deck, mainly because of his synergy with sacrifice effects. One thing I can recommend is Carnifex Demon, as it comes into play with -1/-1 counters which offset the +1/+1 counter from Undying, making it practically immortal. Same goes for Grim Poppet, although that may be a bit on the costly side for what it does. Lastly, you could include Retribution of the Ancients in order to remove any +1/+1 counters from your creatures on instant speed in order to guarantee their safe return from Mikaeus' undying.

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