Kuro, Pitlord


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Kuro, Pitlord

Legendary Creature — Demon Spirit

At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Kuro, Pitlord unless you pay (Black)(Black)(Black)(Black).

Pay 1 life: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

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Kuro, Pitlord Discussion

GoldenDiggle on Mairsil test

2 weeks ago

Good to see AEtherling and Torchling in here, definite must includes. Jace's Archivist also finds a nice home here.

Kuro, Pitlord and Demonic Hordes can lock opponents out pretty well. Helldozer or Trench Wurm also smash lands if you're into that.

Does exiling Fatestitcher give him the Unearth ability? If so, thats fantastic!

DrukenReaps on Indestructible explanation

1 month ago

-1/-1 effects = negging. things like Kuro, Pitlord or infect and wither.

2gherkins on You Can Call Me Pitlord

3 months ago

Hey man, love the deck. Always a fan of Kuro. But I just think that Nightmare and Squelching Leeches don't deserve a slot here. Additionally, Sorin's Vengeance, while flashy, only targets a single player, and ends up being fairly mediocre in EDH. I think you should really consider more boardwipes: Mutilate is phenomenal. Additionally, with Kuro, Pitlord on the battlefield, Horobi, Death's Wail becomes an instant boardwipe. If you want more boarwipes, Toxic Deluge, Decree of Pain and Damnation are the way to go. You also might want to consider more targeted removal such as Malicious Affliction. Falkenrath Noble and Victimize also seems mainboard worthy.

Also, if budget isn't an issue for you, Karn Liberated is pretty much strictly better than Scour from Existence.

DemonDragonJ on Iconic Masters Announced

4 months ago

Eladamri's Call and Cromat have never been reprinted, so I would like to see them reprinted in this set, and Worldly Tutor also should be here, as well, since it was left out of Eternal Masters in favor of Green Sun's Zenith.

As for iconic creatures, my predictions are as follows:

Angels: it is very safe to presume that both Serra Angel and Akroma, Angel of Wrath shall be in this set, hopefully, with new artwork for both, and I also would like to see Angelic Arbiter, Shepherd of the Lost, Angel of Jubilation, Pristine Angel, Iridescent Angel, Crypt Angel, Desolation Angel, Angel of Despair, Empyrial Archangel, and Archangel of Thune.

Demons: Lord of the Pit is one of the most iconic demons in the game, but some other excellent choices are Abyssal Persecutor, Archfiend of Depravity, Bloodgift Demon, Butcher of the Horde, Grinning Demon, Havoc Demon, Herald of Torment, Kagemaro, First to Suffer, Kuro, Pitlord, Lord of the Void, and Xathrid Demon.

Sphinxes: it was not until recently that sphinxes started to become powerful and efficient, but, thankfully, there ave been a number of excellent sphinxes made, recently, including Consecrated Sphinx, Conundrum Sphinx, Goliath Sphinx, Guardian of Tazeem, Medomai the Ageless, Sharuum the Hegemon, Sphinx of Jwar Isle, Sphinx of Magosi, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, and Sphinx of Uthuun.

Hydras: as with sphinxes, hydras only recently have been well-designed creatures, so some hydras that I would like to see in this set are Apocalypse Hydra, Domesticated Hydra, Genesis Hydra, Hydra Broodmaster, Hydra Omnivore, Kalonian Hydra, Khalni Hydra, Managorger Hydra, Primordial Hydra, Savageborn Hydra, Ulasht, the Hate Seed, and Vastwood Hydra.

Dragons: there are too many dragons for me too list all of them, but it is safe to presume that Shivan Dragon shall be in this set, hopefully with new artwork, and some of my top choices are Moonveil Dragon, Balefire Dragon, Dragon Tyrant, Ebon Dragon, Mirrorwing Dragon, Moltensteel Dragon, Scourge of Valkas, Stormbreath Dragon, Two-Headed Dragon, Utvara Hellkite, Vampiric Dragon, Viashivan Dragon, and Hellkite Overlord.

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Slaughtar on Shadowborn Daemons

10 months ago

cmsrDPM no, that was perfect! Thank you! That actually makes perfect sense. Seriously, thank you. Do you think Kuro, Pitlord is what I should put in for it or should I put in a 36th land or another card in my sideboard?

K34 on I need help on my ...

10 months ago

Bhaal666, et al: Judge. Sorry, it slipped my mind.

Khazrax: I've been abusing Whitemane Lion, Stonecloaker and Lab Rats, so I get more triggers off of ETB vs dies. Do you think it would be better to use 2 strategies or focus on 1?

PookandPie: I tried running Righteous Cause, but the only one that actually attacks with creatures in my group is myself; everyone else just combos off or uses mana denial to lock other players out of the game.

I used to run Death Grasp, that's kind of like Essence harvest, but I never really felt impressed with it. You may be right about avatar of woe, destroying has a lot less weight than exiling. I'm pretty attached to Kuro, Pitlord, he has saved me before when the commander tax on Karlov was too high to pay. His -1/-1 boost gets past indestructible, which is nice. Plus I can Reanimate him for much less sometimes.

I think you're right about Stern Judge, he's never done anything for me. I've actually won the majority of games where Unspeakable Symbol came out, I try to be fairly aggressive with my own life when playing Karlov.

I really would like to try out Test of Endurance, it's a very good card.

PookandPie on I need help on my ...

10 months ago

I don't understand why you need to squeeze in Sunbond over literally any other continuous lifegain card. Your list on your profile isn't running Archangel of Thune or Righteous Cause or Patron of the Kitsune, whom are absolutely ridiculous (for every one creature attacking, gain two counters on Karlov? That's pretty incredible if your meta isn't all combo all the time). Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood are better than the creatures you're running that are kinda Sanguine Bond too.

You're not even running the good one shot spells like Essence Harvest. You can drop slow bunk like Avatar of Woe (why when your Commander exiles or you could just run a kill spell. With no tutors, I do not see Thornbite Staff occurring often which means one is a slow card, and the other can be dead oftentimes), Kuro, Pitlord (Too much mana for an upkeep cost, and at his mana cost you could cast a tutor, get Aetherflux Reservoir, cast Reservoir, and just kill the player with the creatures you're so scared of), Stern Judge (no tutors and Urborg Tomb, huh? Okay. This card is trash without Urborg as it is wholly dependent on it), Unspeakable Symbol (this isn't Marchesa, I get that you gain life, but this would be better as a tutor for Aetherflux Reservoir or something). You could easily drop any one of these for Sunbond and Falkenreath Noble if the list on your profile is anything like the one that you're currently playing.

Test of Endurance would be solid in your list too. Soldier of the Pantheon gives a solid number of triggers for more counters on Karlov, as well (I personally think it could do more than Ajani's Mantra/Ram and other once-per-turn effects).

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