Death Pits of Rath

Death Pits of Rath

Enchantment

Whenever a creature is dealt damage, destroy it. It can't be regenerated.

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Tempest (TMP) Rare

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Legality

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

Death Pits of Rath Discussion

Colten_Lee on Coveted Jewel, dies before blockers ...

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

dingusdingo on Commanders that create an interesting ...

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.

B.A.N.E. on Pillow Fort Bleed - Protecting ...

2 months ago

BS-T - you know I had most of those cards on my list and cut them before my last refinement. I don't know why I didn't put Circle of Protection: Red or Story Circle in there!

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.

griffstick - I was afraid I would kill Platinum Emperion if using Death Pits of Rath or that it would prevent me from using Necropotence

StopShot - Karma and Blanket of Night was my combo but I dropped it because I was trying to simplify the deck. I might put it back in. Actually I think I should.

Angel_Zero on Impenetrable defenses

10 months ago

cool idea! what do you think of Death Pits of Rath ? also Entrapment Maneuver isn't modern legal.

kamelyan on Enchantments? Don't Mind If I Mardu.

11 months ago

Natalbee, I used to love Scrying Sheets back in its standard days; unfortunately, it has wasted many a mana in commander more often than not.

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 .

ClockworkSwordfish on Kazarasjnikov, Sengir Blitz Bomber

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.

Dreamweav3r on SUICIDE (The way of Gideon)

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.

Temporal_Inept on Epidemic

1 year ago

I've always enjoyed Crypt Rats with Scythe of the Wretched. Even better with Death Pits of Rath

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