Lord of the Pit


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) Mythic Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) 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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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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Lord of the Pit Discussion

Catalog9000 on On the starting life total ...

2 weeks ago

Well, going into Limited Edition Alpha's card list (where the life total was set to 20) the majority of creatures are at 2 and 3 power with several big guys like Force of Nature and Lord of the Pit, both of whom have sever drawbacks.

So you need to ask: How frequently can player's bring out creatures and how much damage can those creatures deal in a given period of time (turns)?

By extending or reducing the life total, you change how fast or slow the game is played.

At 20 life, a game probably will go to round 6 - 10 which should take maybe 10 minutes as player's think, debate, and have fun.

So in a half hour, you can play 3 games. My friend and I okay after work sometimes for two hours and get in about 7 or 8 games and we play mostly tempo. Keep in mind this is with relaxing, looking up rules, testing new decks, and talking.

So at 20 life, games aren't so long that they become "boring" but aren't so short you feel like you're "wasting your time" either.

LordNazahn on Shadowborn Fuckery

5 months ago

So I get that this is casual, but i feel like these few cards help with the Demon theme as well as Sac outlets for the Blood Artist Triggers

Ravenous Demon  Flip, Demon of Dark Schemes, Demon of Death's Gate, Harvester of Souls, Lord of the Pit, Westvale Abbey

What to remove is kind of up for debate, maybe jsut add them as a Sideboard and switch them up to keep it fresh?

DemonDragonJ on Iconic Masters Announced

6 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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Guftders on Iconic Masters Announced

7 months ago

When I first heard of the Iconic Masters set... My first thought was that this would be synonymous with Jank Masters. Ie NONE of the cards would be worthwhile, just a bunch of random as cards with little to no financial value.

And then. What if we got none reserved list cards like Phyrexian Altar, Phyrexian Tower etc. got reprinted?

...But I'm not getting my hopes up, so I'll stick with calling this Jank Masters for now.

Pretty sure Akroma, Angel of Wrath and Lord of the Pit will be in there as the most iconic angel and demon.

Tarmogoyf will most likely be in the set, because he's super iconic, and would be great to push him ddown further.

I imagine the Lorwyn 5 will be reprinted too (seeing as how they are the iconic planeswalkers)

The Elder Dragons will probably get a reprint, if they do, it'll be with new art, exc Nicol Bolas.

And then maybe yet another reprint of the pit fighters (ie: Rorix Bladewing, Arcanis the Omnipotent etc).

GeminiSpartanX on Iconic Masters Announced

7 months ago

I agree that non-standard sets over the last year have been really great. However I'm still cautious with this theme in relation to the price point of these packs considering that many of the iconic cards in magic history have already been reprinted into the ground. Shivan Dragon, Lord of the Pit and friends really don't jump out as something that I'll spend $10 a pack for. I'm sure there will be some value reprints, but it will be tough to top the awesomeness that was MM17. I'll be buying packs/cards from that set until all of the LGS's in my area are sold out. I'm not saying it can't happen, but unless they reverse the reserve list I can't imagine too many cards they'll include that I'll want (although having 2 sets in the same year that include both goyf and LotV would be awesome!).

Delta-117 on Iconic Masters Announced

7 months ago

Also Ceondoc for demon there might be Lord of the Pit too, as to what else might be in this besides what you said I'm not too sure at the moment.

Joegandalf69 on Sacrilife - the Executioning

7 months ago

I remember when I was in grade school I got Lord of the Pit in a pack for Christmas and I was so pumped! I didn't have Breeding Pit but I traded a kid at school for it and I had a pretty sweet black deck! Lol! You could add Breeding Pit to get free sacrifice creatures but then it wouldn't be modern.

Joegandalf69 on Sacrilife - the Executioning

7 months ago

Awesome deck! I love the synergy! take a look at Lord of the Pit bad ass card and a free sacrifice every turn!

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