Empty the Pits


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir Mythic Rare

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Empty the Pits


Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting the spell pays for 1.)

Put X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens onto the battlefield tapped.

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Empty the Pits Discussion

Vaan on what is yours is mine and what is mine is dead

1 day ago

Raven's Crime, Nyxathid, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Jace's Archivist, Chasm Skulker, Dream Salvage and Empty the Pits are good options for this kind of deck. Also, you should really run some kind of removal, Void Snare is not enough.

enpc on Tasigur's Cruel Schemes (EDH Combos)

6 days ago

You'd be better off using ramp pieces like Rampant Growth/Cultivate/Kodama's Reach over just mana rocks. Not only does it make the deck more resistant to mass (or even targeted) artifact hate, but synergises better with both Rise from the Tides and Empty the Pits.

You're better off running Swan Song over Dispel - 99.99% of the time it'sa direct upgrade. The other thing is that you might want to look at your ddrawcard suite. A lot of the effects are either only on parity or worse, just re-order your top deck but don't draw you a card. When yo ustart dealing with stuff like Mystical Tutor or Vampiric Tutor, you're happy to make the trade-off because you're finding a card you want. But when you're just manipuating top deck, you don't gain much. alos, as far as cantrips go, Impulse is amazing.

PeeBee on Just Mono Black

1 week ago

Some good cards that mono black usually like are Dark Confidant, Pain Seer, Gifted Aetherborn, Geralf's Messenger, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Dismember, Victim of Night, Sign in Blood. Depends what you want to do with the deck.

You could become creature based devotion with a finisher of Gray Merchant of Asphodel

You could also become control with all the good kill spells and win with a late game Empty the Pits or planeswakers like Liliana of the Veil

You could also become a pain drain with cards like Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Crypt Ghast, Night Market Lookout

You'd need to give more direction on what you want to do with the deck, or what cards you like, what budget you have, before I can criteque any more.

IAmTheWraith on The Five Laws of NecroWarfare

2 weeks ago

Empty the Pits For your aggro footnote

_Kane_ on

3 weeks ago

Cryptbreaker - Great for dumping creatures into the graveyard, making tokens, and drawing you cards.

Death Baron - Not a budget option, but highly effective.

Empty the Pits - I have a bunch of these from my Khans redemption.

Ghoulcaller Gisa - A great way to get creatures in to the bin and make a significant amount of token zombies.

Ghoulcaller's Chant - An interesting option as you can recur two zombies for one black mana.

Grave Betrayal - Similar to your commander's abilities as it steals dead creatures and makes them zombies under your control.

Graveborn Muse - Card draw FTW!!!

Gravespawn Sovereign - A spendy activated ability for an powerhouse ability.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - Not all creatures need to fit the tribal theme as your commander makes them Zombies.

Liliana's Reaver - Token generation, discard effect, decent rate. Viable option.

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip - All the value :).

Lim-Dul the Necromancer - Spendy, but another redundant stealing effect . I would consider Clone and Mind Control effects also!

Necromantic Selection A board wipe with a recursion ability.

Noosegraf Mob This card makes a ridiculous amount of zombies!

Oath of Liliana - A decent Diabolic Edict effect with an upside for adding more Liliana's. Overall the oath and the PW's are vulnerable.

Quest for the Gravelord - An interesting, cheap, enchantment with repeatable value.

Risen Executioner - Odd Zombie Lord.

Rooftop Storm - A must in any Zombie deck.

Metallic Mimic - Lord

Adaptive Automaton

Unbreathing Horde

Vizier of Many Faces - Clones!

Waste Not

AND OF COURSEZombie Fanboy

Polupus on Eternal Scourge the Horror Nightmare

3 weeks ago


I am also on a quest to break Eternal Scourge!

I am using him as a transformational sideboard package in a grave based monob pox deck. When they try bringing in gy hate, I bring in scourges plus some gy hate of my own.

Here are some things I've found that work well:

Hope that helps! Let me know if you find any other useful cards or learn any tips/tricks for the scourges. It would be much appreciated!

Weenie_Roaster9000 on Liliana's Torture Dungeon

1 month ago

Polupus Awesome suggestions.

First, no, the zombies don't protect from creatures that well, they're more of a finisher after their hand has been emptied. It's true this deck is paper against scissors when it comes to aggro, so if that's the case I usually side out Waste Not and Dark Deal in favor of Dismember, Ensnaring Bridge, as well as Funeral Charm and it works fairly well.

Dark Deal can dry up often, maybe it's a good idea to try 3 instead of 4. too bad it doesn't have cycling, that'd be a dream.

Lantern of Insight looks so fun. it doesn't matter if they see what I have, they know it's just going to be discard. Keeping an eye on their deck would be cool.

21 lands works perfectly when it works, but more would be consistent, especially with Raven's Crime. I'll add some more. Dakmor Salvage works well in a pinch.

Empty the Pits looks fun, but more like a luxury than a necessity, Would still be fun to try out, though! Thanks for the critic! I've made changed to the deck :-)

Polupus on Liliana's Torture Dungeon

1 month ago

Oh and Empty the Pits might be a good finisher with Dark Deal. It's black's White Sun's Zenith.

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