Death Pits of Rath
Whenever a creature is dealt damage, destroy it. It can't be regenerated.
Printings View all
|Tempest Remastered (TPR)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Rare|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Death Pits of Rath Discussion
4 weeks ago
I have Caltrops and Death Pits of Rath, so if I attack my creature dies. Do I get my opponents Coveted Jewel? Or at this point, would the declare block step not happen, as my creature is no longer there to be blocked? Unfortunately, I feel it is the second option
1 month ago
Fumiko the Lowblood . Creates an interesting dynamic on the board every time your commander is out. Lots of neat effects to pair it with, whether you go for untap restrictions like Smoke or Static Orb , or just want to cause games to end quickly with things like Furnace of Rath
Also a big fan of Horobi, Death's Wail . Pack it full of every single death black effect you can find, like Death Match Death Pits of Rath , Mindslicer Pestilence and whatever else you can find. You'll win far more games than you imagine as you create a board state so toxic no one can develop properly. You don't even need free target effects, but it helps.
Kaervek the Merciless is another general that allows some unique building imo. Stuff yourself full of board wipes like Pyroclasm Anger of the Gods Toxic Deluge Earthquake and similar to keep the board clear while you build up to 7 mana. Stuff your deck full of fatties who can survive small red sweeper effects, and punish players with the Kaervek trigger and your fatties.
For a serious competitive answer, look at Tasigur, the Golden Fang . Highly political deck with a strong color identity, and lots of different infinite combos available as your means of winning. The GY recursion allows you to play control in a format that is traditionally hard to play control in.
2 months ago
ScionsStillLive - much appreciated
Deck list is here: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/burn-everyone-bwr-pillow-fort-bleed/
I've been play testing it for a week. In the description I have some notes and half the cards I've been considering.
10 months ago
11 months ago
I don't have a Sunstone as of yet, but I'll definitely get one. As for this deck, however, I don't think I can make room for this artifact. I would need to also include a land recursion package to make it viable. Maybe it will find a home in a Green Pillow-Fort deck.
The reason I chose Oros, the Avenger over Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is threefold: I don't own a Tariel, I've been on a legendary dragon stint lately, and Oros's ability pairs fairly well Death Pits of Rath .
1 year ago
Since you're running so many ways to cheaply ping all of your opponent's creatures, the forthcoming Pestilent Spirit will be a dream come true. Death Pits of Rath is a backup way to do the same, and it also extends to damage dealt by your creatures and enchantments, though it can occasionally backfire as well.
1 year ago
So you're basically playing prison, but without prison cards? I get the appeal of a combo where your opponents creatures die, but in Modern you're liable to die on turn 4 if you're too slow. This is neat but super slow. Cards really have to function well on their own in modern, especially if they cost 3 or more, which a lot of the cards here don't do very well. It really looks like this should be a Ghostly Prison + Sphere of Safety deck. The Lightmine + Pits + Gideon combo is 14 mana! And it accomplishes the same thing running an extra Wrath of God does for 4 mana, and Wrath is often considered too slow. I love the idea, and enchantment prison in general. I think you would benefit from cutting the Death Pits of Rath, Gideon Jura, and maybe a couple Lightmine Field for Ghostly Prison and Sphere of Safetys. (They would also justify the Banishing Lights and Oblivion Rings.) Would be sweet to see a WB prison. One other thing to keep in mind is there are decks that don't care about attacking with creatures at all in modern, so fun brews like this are relegated to basically Commander and playgroups casual.