Spawning Pit


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon

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Spawning Pit


Sacrifice a creature: Put a charge counter on Spawning Pit.

(1), Remove two charge counters from Spawning Pit: Put a 2/2 Spawn artifact creature token into play.

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Spawning Pit Discussion

Shinwizzles on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH: Steal Yo Gurl!

1 week ago

LeeRoy_Jenkiins, I particularly like Altar of Dementia because it thins out my opponents' decks while also potentially depriving them of valuable cards. I don't think I'd ever use Spawning Pit's second ability to make creatures. Having to pay one mana, as well as having to remove two charge counters seems like it might be a little more difficult to get up and running than simply sacrificing a creature to mill an opponent a few cards.

I've been waffling over Sepulchral Primordial for a while now. I'm not too crazy about the mana cost, but I certainly do like that he hits each opponent's yard. I think you make a good point about including him if I keep Altar of Dementia in the deck.

Thanks for the suggestions!

LeeRoy_Jenkiins on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH: Steal Yo Gurl!

1 week ago

You could switch Spawning Pit for Altar of Dementia. Pit has the same CMC, sacs a creature for free and in my opinion pit has a better ability than than altar.

I think that you don't actually gain anything from altar milling an opponent. You don't run any reanimation from the graveyard or anything else to benefit from it.

If you keep altar I would recommend Sepulchral Primordial. This card can be repeated value using marchesa's ability and primordial has some evasion stapled on it.

Shinwizzles on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH: Steal Yo Gurl!

2 weeks ago

LeeRoy_Jenkiins, your mention of Souldrinker reminded me that I do have Unspeakable Symbol in the deck, which has been an absolute all-star. I like Souldrinker, but I don't like that he only puts the counter on himself. I'll consider finding a spot in the deck for him if I make some cuts.

I like Spawning Pit, but I'm on the fence. I'd never use the creature generation ability, meaning it'd only be a 2-mana sac outlet. While that in and of itself might not be too bad, I'm not sure if I want a card that I'd only use half of in the deck, especially when there are so many 2-mana or less sac outlets out there (Goblin Bombardment, Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Skullclamp, Greater Gargadon, Bloodthrone Vampire, Dark Privilege, Dross Hopper, etc).

I think you've got a good point about boardwipes too. I should find some more to put in the deck. Been thinking about Damnation and, as you'd suggested previously, Toxic Deluge.

Thanks for the suggestions!

LeeRoy_Jenkiins on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH: Steal Yo Gurl!

3 weeks ago

Sadly, I don't think there are any other similar cards. :( Unless you want to pay 1 B to filter Mana.

I have a budget version of the deck that is full of creatures that enter with counters or easily obtain counters, sac outlets and paying life. Most of these abilities do not cost any Mana and allow me to respond whenever I want.

One weird card that has preformed quite well is Souldrinker. It provides itself with protection while paying life. Spawning Pit is an underated sac out let that can create you tokens.

Also I think board wipes are quite good in these decks because Marchesa's ability easily allows you to kill all of your opponents creatures while you lose next to nothing.

Mortiferus_Rosa on Ghave

1 month ago

Spawning Pit is a bit clunky/slow. Given that you already have a sufficient number of sac outlets already there are definitely some more efficient cards to run (some of which have already been listed above).

Given the creature recursion you have with cards like Reassembling Skeleton and the like, you could get a lot of mileage out of Gutter Grime.

You also have a lot of cards to take advantage of token creatures but not a lot of cards to generate creature tokens. Fungal Sprouting, Increasing Devotion, Saproling Migration, Rhys the Redeemed, Geist-Honored Monk, Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, Mycoloth, Noosegraf Mob, Tendershoot Dryad, and Twilight Drover are some solid options in addition to what has already been suggested above.

Some land recommendations would be Westvale Abbey  Flip, Vault of the Archangel, Windbrisk Heights, Gavony Township, and Arch of Orazca.

Also, if going the token creature route, there isnt a better board wipe than Hour of Reckoning

Ghave was my first commander deck and is still one of my favorites. Always enjoy seeing other peoples take on him.

skibulk on Blade of Allys

1 month ago

Blade does nothing against a single opponent and not much against 2 opponents. So you may want to add some stronger late game cards to contend with hard to kill players. Since blade exiles your tokens at end of turn, Zulaport Cutthroat is not useful except when combined with a sac outlet (In your case, Fleshbag Marauder). Even then, he'll only net you 1 life drain per opponent beyond the first, which probably won't amount to a lot.

Spawning Pit could be a sac outlet to abuse Stone Haven Outfitter and Zulaport Cutthroat. It would make even Cutthroat a juicy target for your Blade, with much higher potential for drain. It would help you charge up for a better late game, too.

Cajek on Fecundity Artifact Storm

1 month ago

Artifact can be a bonkers type - I played it against my Mind Aids Modern and I noticed that you might have too many sac outlets? I'm not exactly sure - I kept drawing sacrifice things like Spawning Pit and Blasting Station that I felt were not pulling their weight

Fun deck lots of possibilities

SirSh4ggy on Muldrotha’s Recyclables

2 months ago

Definitely include some sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar or Spawning Pit.

I agree with the Spore Frog add-in, and then if you like combo's try out Time Warp.

Check out tutors like Fauna Shaman, Survival of the Fittest, Fleshwrither, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier (who can exploit herself).

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