Spawning Pit

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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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Tokens

Spawning Pit

Artifact

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

palmie91 on GET endREKED, sac erything

20 hours ago

OOoo yes, definitely putting in Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and Liliana, Dreadhorde General . I'd rather use Shadows of the Past if I'm gonna try to scry. I see what you mean with Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief but I've been play testing it and it is absolutely insane how much mana I can generate with this deck, and she is an amazing mana sink. I actually may be looking fo more mana sinks like Exsanguinate . Barter in Blood goes towards making the whole field sac creatures, which is my main goal. I most often play with big groups in free for all. And you're right with Spawning Pit , I have plenty of other sac outlets, I just am still looking for more creature fodder to sac.

austintayshus on GET endREKED, sac erything

1 day ago

Can I interest you in Yawgmoth, Thran Physician or Viscera Seer or Liliana, Dreadhorde General ?

I'm not great at cutting cards, but I'll list some cuts that I think you can make.

  • Anowon, the Ruin Sage seems a bit slow and will end up hurting you as well.

  • Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief can probably be cut. If you're using her as a removal spell, she's wicked expensive. As much as I love Drana, I think she can be cut.

  • Barter in Blood isn't really recurrable in your deck, so I think it can be cut.

  • Spawning Pit idk I get that this card is an sac-outlet but it already looks like you have a bunch and doesn't seem like a good benefit for sac-ing creatures.

Hope this helps! +1

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov - The Church of Death

6 days ago

You are making the same mistake a lot of people do, you have all these cards that will generate you sac fodder later in the game but little actual early game sac fodder.

For creature control you’ve left out gravepact and Butcher of Malakir .

Burnished Hart and Knight of the White Orchid can help ramp out more lands.

Crypt Ghast helps ramp and it has “Extort”.

Bontu's Monument is cost reduction ramp and and damage to all opponents on you casting a creature.

Bontu the Glorified is a good sac outlet with a death trigger built in.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a sac outlet and removal in one.

Spawning Pit free sac outlet creature generator.

Phyrexian Reclamation and Malevolent Awakening are good creature recursion cards.

If your opponents play life gain Tainted Remedy and Erebos, God of the Dead can put a stop to that.

jpstodds on Teysa Karlov EDH

1 week ago

KibaAlpha,

First off, thanks a ton for the input!

Bontu is very interesting - do you find it a problem at all that the sac outlet costs mana, and especially coloured mana?

Spawning Pit should definitely make the cut, you're right.

I haven't found I need more ramp thus far, but Knight of the White Orchid and Burnished Hart are both solid. What do you think of Land Tax ?

Expedition Map and Crypt Ghast both should also probably be in, I think, despite what I just said about ramp. They just have a high ceiling on what they can accomplish.

Speaking of monuments, what do you think of Oketra's Monument ? Its reduction effect won't be as relevant but it makes a lot of tokens.

Any suggestions on what to cut?

Thanks again for your input!

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov EDH

1 week ago

With Death Tigger Aristocrats these are my suggestions.

Archon of Justice Recurable Removal.

Burnished Hart and Knight of the White Orchid Land Ramp

Keep Toxic Deluge just in case someone drops Gaddock Teeg which pretty much shuts down nearly all board wipes.

Bontu's Monument cost reduction+creature EBT life loss trigger all opponents.

Bontu the Glorified sac outlet+activated death trigger.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim sac outlet+lifegain or removal.

Expedition Map helps get that Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers combo on the field.

Spawning Pit sac outlet+creature creation

Butcher of Malakir don't let the high cmc deter you from him. Being able to remove your opponents creatures is a huge help to the deck.

Crypt Ghast doubles mana for swamps, works super well with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth but also has Extort, pay a white or black mana extra for each spell you cast each opponent loses 1 life.

Review you sac fodder. There are plenty of good cards but in the end if you don't have sac fodder which is one of the 4 key pieces for an aristocrats deck you will stall out or fail to even get going before you are taken out of the game.

  1. Death Triggers

  2. Sacrifice Outlets 8-10

  3. Sacrifice Fodder

  4. Recursion

Osbert on Vilis Mono Black Commander

1 week ago

Mono black decks can take advantage of some very specific cards: Jet Medallion , Caged Sun , and Contamination (if you're feeling spikey), Cabal Ritual , and Bubbling Muck . The rituals hurt a lot less due to Villis's amazing ability to draw cards. Heartless Summoning is also a fantastic creature ramp card when your deck is composed primarily of large creatures like demons, however it prevents you from keeping x/1 creatures around. In my opinion it is VERY worth it because there is little difference between an 8/8 and a 7/7 but saving 2 mana on every creature makes a huge impact.

Mindslicer makes everyone hell bent but you will often pull ahead with Villis afterward so it could be a decent include.

Villis costs ALOT of mana and adding commander tax to that makes it crippling so I suggest including some ways to cheat him into play through reanimiation or other tricks. Geode Golem and Command Beacon can get Villis out of the command zone much sooner than normal and you can abuse Black's amazing reanimation spells to cheat him into play more efficiently than returning him to the command zone. Chainer, Dementia Master , Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Reanimate (also draws you 8 cards after he enters!!), Strands of Night , there are so many more I haven't listed.

Loxodon Warhammer is a fantastic equipment that serves multiple purpose by giving your flying demons trample and the much desires lifelink. This also turns Villis into a 2 hit commander damage killer making it even a win condition.

Including some quality sacrifice outlets feels like a must in a mono black deck because you are always playing with the grave. High Market and Miren, the Moaning Well are great sac outlets in land slots. Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar , Spawning Pit and Dimir House Guard are also good option that can serve multiple purposes.

Strangelove on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH

3 weeks ago

You can, if you like, create custom sort categories by adding a # in your edit list (eg. "1x City of Brass #Land") and then setting >Edit >Default category >Custom

Don't forget Thraximundar and Warstorm Surge ...

Here are some houses:

Bloodtracker ... must have imo

Herald of Secret Streams ... where'd this go?

Dack's Duplicate ... +1/+1 clone

Spark Double ... +1/+1 clone

Viscera Seer ... tier 1 version of Carrion Feeder

Mulldrifter ... if is too much then play this

Treasonous Ogre ... seems good

Harvester of Souls ... + Damnation ?

Reef Worm ... endless worms

Spawning Pit ... you can sacrifice the Spawn tokens to recoup 1/2 the value if they're wiped

Drana, Liberator of Malakir ... yes... anything that lets you ignore the throne is amazing

Yahenni, Undying Partisan ... it never leaves the board so expect 10+/10+

Toothy, Imaginary Friend ... yes

Midnight Reaper ... yes

Burnished Hart ... do not underestimate this

Goblin Bombardment ... yes

You could also try playing some big beefs that are wipe oriented like...

Ogre Slumlord

Overseer of the Damned

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Revel in Riches

If you count Merciless Executioner , Innocent Blood , etc, with wipes like Damnation , etc, you have 12 wipes and 5 removal... which is probably too much control.

To play aggressively, Marchesa needs evasive creatures with double strike ...or maybe even...

Core Prowler ... maybe

Flesh-Eater Imp ... I have one, you should try it out

Grafted Exoskeleton ... sacrifice might be nice

Viral Drake ... proliferating your +1/+1 counters would be pretty sweet

...Keep in mind Infect replaces damage so either make it a core theme or only play the ones that can get to 10 Infect quickly.

Demons would also be pretty sweet:

Archfiend of Depravity ... wipe

Defiler of Souls ... make them sacrifice

Demon of Wailing Agonies ... make them sacrifice

Havoc Demon ... wipe

Indulgent Tormentor ... another Bloodgift Demon

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ... draw to get off the throne?

Krav, the Unredeemed ... seems good

Lord of the Void ... betrayal

Malfegor ... wipe?

Rakdos, the Showstopper ... wipe

Ravenous Demon  Flip... sacrifice Marchesa or take the 9 to get off the throne?

Reaper from the Abyss ... removal

Rune-Scarred Demon ... tutor

Silent-Blade Oni ... betrayal

Liliana's Contract ... hilarous

lifemtg on Varina: Roid-Rage Zombos n' turn 2 Combos *PRIMER*

1 month ago

What really sets this back is board wipes. Sometimes you just can’t stop them so maybe a sac outlets ? I suggest Spawning Pit which is a great way to get back from a boardwipe. Also Phyrexian Altar is great. All these sac outlets are great, but in the long run it’s not really necessary. Unless your meta is heavy with board wipes and Child of Alara ’s :)

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Spawning Pit occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.16%