Kuro, Pitlord

Kuro, Pitlord

Legendary Creature — Demon Spirit

At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice Kuro, Pitlord unless you pay

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Rare
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

Kuro, Pitlord Discussion

Deadpoo111 on Memento Mori: Remember That You Must Die

3 months ago

There's a promo of Brain Maggot that is absolutely disgusting and perverse, I think it'd be pretty cool.

In terms of extra cards, I'd suggest some legendary creatures from the Kamigawa blocks, not only is their art exactly what you're looking for, but some have the same theme as your deck. Here's the ones I would suggest:

Some extra weird cards that I've found in my journey's:

Overall, really cool deck theme! I'd put in an Underworld Dreams because it's pretty creepy and goes great with your theme +1

Oh yeah! and you should take out Jungle Hollow and Bloodfell Caves!

Poly_raptor on Volrath Voltron Reanimator

5 months ago

Ahhh sorry, I miss read the card, I’ve got into a habit of skim reading recently and thought it said power/toughness, not cmc on Volrath! My bad.

Kuro, Pitlord would have been a better suggestion

Dragon2559 on Kaalia The Killer

1 year ago

Thank you for very much for sharing! I have a couple of questions:

Kuro, Pitlord: I imagine he is mostly a one-shot effect, has he been performing well for you?

Collective Brutality: Does the discard option raise this over other removal options like Swords to Plowshares? I don't see single-target discard like Thoughtseize, Duress, etc. often in multiplayer EDH.

Subterranean Tremors: Do you prefer this to Toxic Deluge?

Eidolon of Rhetoric, Ethersworn Canonist: What is your opinion of these two compared to Rule of Law? Do the creature bodies and lower cost (respectively) outweigh the immunity to creature removal and restriction on artifact?

Final Parting: This card seems awfully expensive to me in a cEDH environment, even for tutoring your full combo. Has it been working well for you?

Chalice of the Void, Sanctum Prelate: What is the correct number to name with these in cEDH?

Worldgorger Dragon: As one of the most high-risk high-reward combos out there, how often does this backfire on you and how do you know when to "go for it"?

Thanks again for writing this! Several of the cards (esp. the fast mana) are out of my price range, but it's great to see someone doing well in cEDH with my favorite commander :D

Mofogigas on Death and Demons

2 years 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.

MisterMomotaro on Torgaar rise, die, repeat

2 years ago

I like it, there's some spicy shit here. I'm sure you know you can target yourself with Torgaar to gain life, so you should be running more pay life effects. Necropotence and Greed are amazing. Carrion Howler and Kuro, Pitlord might be good too. Vedalken Orrery goes in almost every deck. Playing Torgaar at instant speed seems really good. I'm not a fan of Yahenni's Expertise. Toxic Deluge is just better. Empty the Pits is also bad. Too expensive and you don't want Delve to be exiling your stuff. I would also take out some of the vanilla creatures to make room. Finally, Cabal Coffers and Cabal Stronghold (the new one from Dominaria.)

Pluto__ on Commanders of Ixalan: Vampires

2 years ago

It might be interesting and more flavorful to do more of a life-pay type deck, and then use life switching cards. It fits the theme of Vona more, while also being a very curious strategy.


Read the Bones

Bond of Agony

Wall of Blood

Cruel Sadist

Kuro, Pitlord


Underworld Coinsmith


Axis of Mortality

Magus of the Mirror

Repay in Kind

Mirror Universe

Soul Conduit

Reverse the Sands

You would still have lifelink cards, but be a little less focused on having the highest life total, but instead use your life to gain the advantage.

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