Lord of the Pit

Lord of the Pit

Creature — Demon

Flying, trample

At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature other than Lord of the Pit. If you can't, Lord of the Pit deals 7 damage to you.

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Rare
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Mythic Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Lord of the Pit Discussion

MrKillStar on B-Waste Recycling

2 months ago

Im blind and cant count, so just ignore the previous comment... :D

I would remove:
Indulgent Tormentor/Lord of the Pit - Tormentor can put a bit of pressure I guess, but it happens only once + cant get him back with Shirei; same with LotP.
Witch's Oven - As I already wrote.
Spark Reaper - Only 1 card and 1 life for 3mana+sac creature is very meh + you cant get Spark Reaper back with Shirei.
Liliana's Triumph - You dont have any Lili walker and some direct removal or board wipe would be more useful.
Thaumaturge's Familiar - Its nice it works with Shirei, but you already have some nice Scry cards.

Anyway, I think the more creatures with 0 or 1 power you get for Shirei, the better it gets. Of course with enough free insant outlets (btw Woe Strider is also nice to use)... and of course cards like Crypt Ghast is very good in most decks with black.

[email protected]_only on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Gabriel, Eternal Thirsting

Legendary Creature - Angel Vampire


At the beginning of each combat step, you may sacrifice a creature. if you do, put a +1/+1 counter on ~, and ~ gains one of the following abilities until the end of turn: Indestructable, Wither, First Strike, or Vigilance. If you do not and ~ is untapped, tap ~ and lose life equal to it's power.

Even the Eternal must submit before the hunger of the Pit.


based on the old legend, Gabriel Angelfire , corrupted by Lord of the Pit .

make another mixed card, and cite your sources.

Rabid_Wombat on Thrull Tribal

1 year ago

After checking out my Thrull Tribal deck....I'd recommend the following:

2x Bad Moon, 4x Lord of the Pit, 4x Hymn to Tourach, 4x Dark Ritual, 2x Derelor 4x Breeding Pit and 3x Demonic Consultation

DemonDragonJ on Infernal Majesty

1 year ago

Lord of the Pit is an iconic card, and has inspired several similar cards, such as Liege of the Pit and Xathrid Demon, but I thought that it would be interesting if there was an aura that turned a creature into a lord of the pit, so here is what I devised.

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I made the mana cost of this card mirror that of Celestial Mantle, as this card is very heavily black in the way that that card is heavily white. As with the cards that inspired it, it requires careful strategy to properly use, but, as an aura, it could, theoretically, be put on an opponent's creature to hurt them.

What does everyone else think of this card?

Also, I would like to thank whoever devised the custom card tag, except that, when I attempted to use it, it did not work, so I still needed to type out everything manually.

Himhotepp on Breeding Pit Deck

2 years ago

Indeed, you are absolutely correct, all the best BP decks had at least two Lord of the Pit in them. But I didn't have any back in the day, so I didn't put it into this list.


Rabid_Wombat on Breeding Pit Deck

2 years ago

Needs 4x Lord of the Pit like all the Breeding Pit decks had back in the day.

QuantumSkies on

2 years ago

I think that having expensive cards like Lord of the Pit is not the best because there are scenarios when you don't draw enough lands (you run only 20) or you don't draw the elves. Personally, I would play Collected Company with elves rather than high-cost demons because of consistency.

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