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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
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.
1 day ago
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
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.
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.
1 week ago
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.
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!
1 week ago
With Death Tigger Aristocrats these are my suggestions.
Archon of Justice Recurable Removal.
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.
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.
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.
Sacrifice Outlets 8-10
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.
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
Here are some houses:
Herald of Secret Streams ... where'd this go?
Dack's Duplicate ... +1/+1 clone
Spark Double ... +1/+1 clone
Mulldrifter ... if is too much then play this
Treasonous Ogre ... seems good
Reef Worm ... endless worms
Spawning Pit ... you can sacrifice the Spawn tokens to recoup 1/2 the value if they're wiped
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...
To play aggressively, Marchesa needs evasive creatures with double strike ...or maybe even...
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:
Defiler of Souls ... make them sacrifice
Demon of Wailing Agonies ... make them sacrifice
Havoc Demon ... wipe
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
Reaper from the Abyss ... removal
Rune-Scarred Demon ... tutor
Silent-Blade Oni ... betrayal
Liliana's Contract ... hilarous
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 :)
Spawning Pit occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%