Lord of the Pit


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) 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
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Unlimited Foreign Black Border (2EDFBB) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) 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

QuantumSkies on

1 month 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.

CinoKino on Creatures with bad effects for ...

3 months ago

Hey, i am breweing arround a EDH deck with Endless Whispers and I am looking for creatures with bad effects for the controller so i can give them to my opponents. Any ideas?

In the style of Lord of the Pit and Abyssal Persecutor

Tyrant-Thanatos on Incandescent Soulstoke ability ruling with ...

3 months ago

Yup. Soulstoke's ability just sets up a delayed trigger to sacrifice the creature it put into play when the end step arrives. The creature can die or be sacrificed to any creature sacrifice effect before that time comes. Be it Fling, Ashnod's Altar, Lord of the Pit, Innocent Blood, etc. It just has to have survived its attack, assuming you do attack with it.

Coward_Token on Grixis!Zedruu

3 months ago

(I would add a proper community card but that feature seems to be malfunctioning right now.)

Farly straightforward, this card would mostly be Zedruu the Greathearted (although a different character, not simply her gone evil or something) with a casting cost of and an activation cost of . In EDH, this could lead to some fun usage of cards like the following:

(I realize you can basically already do this with any Grixis commander + e.g. Bazaar Trader, but that's a bit less straightforward.)

I'm unsure what would be suitable for its upkeep ability. Just copying Zedruu's straight off isn't too inappropriate, as drawing is certainly associated with black and life gain isn't too far out either, but that's kinda boring. Replacing the life gain with something negative towards opponents like milling, discard or plain life loss proportional to the amount of gifted permanent could be one option that's more in line with the color change (thought the negative effects would probably targeted in order to preserve some political potential). Putting a +1/+1 counter per gift on Zedruu the Grixishearted to take advantage of commander damage could also work (especially when combined with auras like Herald of Torment), in which case you could also change power/toughness from the original's 2/4 to 4/2 to signal greater aggression.

For the sake of flavor its subtype would be Horse Djinn, with the artwork depicting a djinn with a mare's head, wearing a mouth-covering veil.

Feedback would be welcome, especially on ways to make Grixis!Zedruu more distinct from the original while still fulfilling the basic function of giving out torturous black cards, in addition to the blue and red ones they both share.

(A version containing green could also be made for the sake of giving that color a chance to show off its painful cards, in which case the creature in question should probably have monkey paws.)

Gamered on The Thrull Is Gone - Endrek $40 Budget Control

4 months ago

Hi, i really like your deck. It's cheap and seems fun to play. Don't you need mana ramp to play your commander earlier? I might consider buying every card and try it with my group, but i also want to include a Lord of the Pit, what could i remove?

Catalog9000 on On the starting life total ...

6 months 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

11 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

1 year 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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