Spawning Pit


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

David_H18 on Orzhov Phyrexian Altar Combo

1 day ago

That's exactly right. However, right now your deck is labeled Standard on the website. You can fix this by clicking edit, then changing the format. If you are looking for removal, then in black you can go with Dismember, which you can reliably cast for 1 cmc. At two cmc, I am a big fan of playing a mix of Go for the Throat and Victim of Night (although with your split you may find Victim tough to cast on turn two). White gives you access to some of the best removal in modern with Path to Exile. May I also recommend Spawning Pit. It gives you a chance to go infinite combo with Darkest Hour, Blood Artist, Tesya and any other black creature the moment it goes down. Killing Wave could also be fun. As far as card draw goes Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, and Dark Confidant are all options (the confidant would also give you a black creature to sacrifice, and would probably do much better for you than Doomed Dissenter). Unfortunately these all add to your price tag as well. Either way, this looks like a fun deck when it goes off! You'll have to let me know how it ends up playing.

SMASHER101 on Need to cut 7 cards

2 days ago

Martyr's Cause is very necessary to not die to dragons and xenagoses and kaalia's. Diviner's wand is an attept to play 2 thrasioses. you're probably right about Spawning Pit and Serra Ascendant though. What would I use for card advantage instead of armasaur. I've played with Luminarch Ascension a lot and it definitely blocks more damage than it causes in my playgroup, people usually target me anyway so there isn't much of a downside.

ninjaclevs13 on Need to cut 7 cards

4 days ago

Luminarch Ascension- Seems rather out of place, and in my experience, draws a lot of early hate.

Martyr's Cause- I do see a small token subtheme, but unless your meta calls for it, I don't see this justifying a slot.

Diviner's Wand- There are probably enough wizards to trigger it, but I still don't see it as efficient enough.

Serra Ascendant- It does seem good on turn one (even then it draws an incredible amount of hate), but past that and you're likely going to be below 30 and it is just a horrendous topdeck.

Spawning Pit- Are you going for a token theme? Even if so, I still am iffy on this one

Runic Armasaur- If you were in mono green I could see this, but you do have blue, and shouldn't struggle for card advantage.

For the last one, I would consider cutting one or even a couple of the Wild Growth-like cards. I get they're good in Derevi, but I also think you might have too many.

Cards to consider:

shagreel on I will kill myself till you die

1 week ago

Section 1 Get +1/+1 counters other than attacking

Arcbound stuff by CMC (some are in other categories): Arcbound Worker, Arcbound Slith, Arcbound Stinger, Arcbound Crusher, Arcbound Hybrid, Arcbound Bruiser, Arcbound Fiend, Arcbound Lancer, Arcbound Overseer

Creature type based: Metallic Mimic

Just because it is an artifact: Steel Overseer

Creatures that already have counters:

Clock work creatures by CMC: Clockwork Beetle, Clockwork Condor, Clockwork Vorrac, Clockwork Hydra, Clockwork Dragon

Sacrifice outlets to consider:

  1. Culling Dais
  2. Demonmail Hauberk
  3. Blasting Station
  4. Metalwork Colossus
  5. Phyrexian Vault
  6. Spawning Pit
  7. Shivan Harvest
  8. Arcbound Ravager

Value / payoff cards Ramp Scion tokens:Eldrazi Skyspawner, Drowner of Hope, Incubator Drone

+1/+1 Ramp: Crystalline Crawler, Workhorse

Other cool Ramp Oblivion Sower, Pilgrim's Eye

Token time: Pentavus, Tetravus, Triskelavus

Draw: Matter Reshaper Solemn Simulacrum Filigree Familiar

Other: Control: Wizard Replica

Damage: Flayer Drone, Vulshok Replica, Pierce Strider

Gain Life: Peace Strider

Recur: Scrap Trawler, Myr Retriever, Arcbound Reclaimer

Cheating: Summoner's Egg

Other cards I like

Vela the Night-Clad She makes all your colorless permanents only blockable by an artifact

Scarecrone Recursion

Storm the Vault Mana ramp

Liquimetal Coating some of those creature that are not a artifact... now it is

Phyrexian Scriptures Kill all non-artifact creatures / also places a +1/+1 counter

lagotripha on B/G Demon Midrange

1 week ago

I like this list a lot better. Skirsdag High Priest is a little slow- I'd look for a card with more immediate board impact (the tap in the cost is a major drawback, as well as the lack of ability to self-proc morbid. It can work, but three cards and 3 mana is a lot to pay for a 5/5).

From here on its playtesting and feeling out the local meta.

I'd look at testing cards like Costly Plunder, Demonic Taskmaster, Evolutionary Leap, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Spawning Pit etc. After you've played a few matches you'll have a better idea what the deck feels like and where you should be looking to make fixes.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Krav, the Unhugged

2 weeks ago

I agree that you should definitely be considering Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Spawning Pit, and Noosegraf Mob as additional token producers. You could also consider Mimic Vat, Golden Guardian  Flip, and Phyrexian Processor.

The fact that you don't have Skullclamp in here is a bit surprising. It is generally the best card in any token deck (and I am not speaking in hyperbole here).


Dolphin_Jesus on Golgari Trigger Reanimator

2 weeks ago

I would look into more sacrifice outlets. In a reanimation deck sacrifice outlets let you do nasty things and create cool loops.

Altar of Dementia in your sideboard can suicide mill to get more gas in your yard. Ashnod's Altar has huge combo potential and can kill tables with things like Marionette Master combo’d with Nim Deathmantle

Yahenni, Undying Partisan is a sac outlet that gets out of hand very quickly, especially paired with effects like Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos or the budget friendly Butcher of Malakir buy will draw hate from the table, especially in more casual play environments.

Spawning Pit is my favorite sac outlet in decks with the edict package above. Sacrificing dudes to create more dudes to sacrifice more dudes is an instant speed board wipe or can clear lanes to kill opponents if you have a strong board state.

Even though you are in green, Sad Robot is a cool value piece to ramp and can’t rip with if repeated.

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