Spawning Pit


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Spawning Pit Discussion

dizzierabit on Teysa "Panharmonicon" Karlov

5 days ago

Ramp cards I like: Surveyor's Scope Gift of Estates , Liliana's Shade are all great. Shade is more expensive than Knight of the White Orchid , but it will always get you a land. The other two are just great generally.

I absolutely love Aetherworks Marvel which is busted in this deck. Revel in Riches I see in your maybeboard. I like it in the deck simply to eat removal that would otherwise target something more integral to what I'm doing.

Spawning Pit op.

Chainer, Dementia Master I like alot as well. gets you goodstuff from anyone's yard, and it exiles them whenever you want so its a great way to kill reanimator decks.

Killing Wave and Massacre Girl may also be worth looks? They're symmetrical, but often I find that I'm not affected by that nearly as much as everyone else.

I love Teysa Karlov so much omg

[email protected]_only on The Hammer Is My Penis

1 month ago

my only regret is that I have but one upvote to give.

possible suggestions:

Goblinslide - makes tokens for casting non-creature spells

Mirari - cast things again

Goblin Warrens - sac 2, make 3? with etb triggers? seems legit.

Pentavus turns into an etb trigger

Spawning Pit lets you lose only half your tokens to a board wipe, but they come back as 2/2s

Thopter Assembly becomes stupidly good if you can get rid of thopters fast enough.

Lanzo493 on The Game of Thrones

2 months ago

Spawning Pit can get really nasty. Every creature sacrificed to it gets you another creature with Teysa in play. So for you can activate abilities like Zulaport Cutthroat or Dictate of Erebos repeatedly. Throw in Pawn of Ulamog and you're looking at an infinite combo.

Tripike on Omnath, Locus of Rage | *100% COMPETITIVE PRIMER*

2 months ago

channelfireball12345 It's already in the deck.


  • Because this deck uses a cast-fueled ramp package, Graveyard land effects don't synergize super well. Titania, Protector of Argoth and Crucible of Worlds were considered, but might require a larger overhaul to be optimal. However, the Sylvan Safekeeper + World Shaper combo is incredibly powerful with how many sacrifice outlets I'm running, so I really might consider that.

  • Scapeshift is also pretty tempting. It's definitely explosive, but my main worry is that if I don't win off of it I've run out of land drops!

  • Krosan Grip was originally included, but Reclamation Sage took the slot because of how easy it is to tutor up in my build.

  • I'm in between Ashnod's Altar and Spawning Pit at the moment. On one hand, Ashnod's can net me a huge mana advantage very quickly. On the other hand, Spawning Pit and any Doubling Season effect is way better with Purphoros, God of the Forge or Stalking Vengeance on the board. Plus, with two Token Doublers on board, I can make as many 1 mana 2/2s as I want. Considering the rest of the deck is about gaining the mana advantage, I'm currently of the opinion that Spawning Pit wins out.

  • I'm still trying to find room for Nissa, Vital Force . Her Ult is absolutely amazing, but her +1 is pretty underwhelming. I'm not sure she's worth the slot, but I'm undecided.

majorappliance on Reindeer God Poops Elementals [Primer-ish]

2 months ago

Spawning Pit can be an alternate route with all the doublers you run as well as ashnods. Rhys the Redeemed seems fun and jank. ><

Monti_Jones on Crafty Token Explosions

2 months ago

Thank you for your suggestions!

Due to the convoluted engine the deck needs to "go off" I have to carefully chose what permanents I play. I want to be as low as possible on creatures as well as non-creature permanents to make my key pieces (Engine, Ascendancy, Alarm) work. The first version of the deck actually had both Faces and the Pit in. Although they look right on point for the deck, they are not good enough unfortunately.

Faces of the Past is just too narrow. Just look at how many different types of token my spells create! Even if they ended up being all the same, I would need a sac outlet for it. Another type of card that dilutes my gameplan. When I played it, it only sat around doing nothing.

I wanted to play Spawning Pit in case of a board wipe. "Haha! Me smart! Me keep token after wipe!" Turns out, just another token spell does the same work and the deck doesn't need a sac outlet per se. Then it also isn't a spell that triggers all my untap outs. I still play Goblin Bombardment because it is just too good. I can nuke something if necessary, can retaliate in case of a wipe or can win on the spot with infinite tokens. To make the card work, I would have to heavily build around it but the deck just can't handle another setup branch.

I tried both in a slower first variant of this deck, where I have some kind of lockdown plan with Opposition , Glare of Subdual , Quest for Renewal and Seedborn Muse . I like this fast combo variant I'm playing right now way more though.

You are on the right track of what kind of cards I'm looking for. Thank you again for your contribution!

majorappliance on Crafty Token Explosions

2 months ago

may i suggest a card i recently found to exist and immediately fell in love with? Faces of the Past , also i like that its cheap af. Its great in tribal, untapping and with sac engines. Imagine Marrow-Gnawer for infinite rats, or Krenko, Mob Boss with a Goblin Bombardment for infinite everything. delightful. It is a bit hard to justify it in this deck with only a goblin bombardment (as a sac engine), but it is on theme, and your tribal swarm does exist. Also, Spawning Pit exists, is on theme, and with token doublers in this deck, goes infinite with earth craft and other cool cards.

illusivehaze on Yahenni, Undying Partisan EDH

2 months ago

Hey! Nice deck, I also have a Yahenni deck and I have a few low budget cards that i think would be great for your deck. First card that I think is a must for Yahenni is Spawning Pit this card over performs every time I put it out. It's another sacrifice outlet and it doubles as a token generator, it's amazing. Another great sac outlet is Sadistic Hypnotist its my favorite card in my list and has let me win countless games by virtually locking others out of the game outside of topdecking. Helm of Possession is another favorite card of mine, i still cant believe it cost less then 5 dollars.

I would put in Plaguecrafter over merciless executioner, same price but better effect.

I think you also want more token generators, ones that I like that you dont have are Noosegraf Mob for a best budget option, Hangarback Walker and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as well as Grave Titan for a bit more expensive options and finally Bitterblossom if you're looking to splash some cash.

Another cheap all star is Mirage Mirror this card is amazing. Doubling our Dictate of Erebos triggers is insane and in your voltron deck you can make it a copy of an equipment to make Yahenni larger or just copy a different target, theres always great ones.

Another aspect of the deck that could use some love is your land base. Obviously there's Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth which is the sacred black combo if you want to spend some money on those but theres some great more budget friendly options too. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a great card for under 10 dollars and can produce a ton of mana, Cabal Stronghold is very powerful and its a land that you can copy with Mirage Mirror to make even more mana if you want. High Market is another great one and finally Myriad Landscape and Barren Moor are two great cheap ones.

Removal is something that you can upgrade rather easily as well. Hero's Downfall is strictly better murder and Ashes to Ashes still cost 50 cent for some reason. Another great one is Attrition it gets rid of artifact creatures too which sometimes is an issue. Unstable Obelisk is a good card with dual purpose as removal for things that are hard to get rid of for mono black and it ramps, a great card to add.

If there is one card that I think is an absolute must add to your list though its Grave Pact I know it's on the pricey side but believe me, there isn't enough of this effect it is always useful.

Feel free to check out my list if you want to see more cards that could be good to add. I wish you luck in your endeavors as a member of Sac gang, and remember "The time for subtlety is over, darling."

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Spawning Pit occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.16%