Treacherous Pit-Dweller

Treacherous Pit-Dweller

Creature — Demon

When Treacherous Pit-Dweller enters the battlefield from a graveyard, target opponent gains control of it. Undying

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Treacherous Pit-Dweller Discussion

Mike94 on A pact with demons

3 months ago

Mark of the Oni seems like a fun addition for your gameplan! Treacherous Pit-Dweller could also be a great budget upgrade for Doomed Dissenter , more demons the better. Have you also heard of the card Blood Speaker ?? He is perfect if you want to win with Liliana's Contract .

If you are looking for some inspiration this is my casual demon deck -> Worshipping Demons

eatmygender on Rakdos Contract Modern

11 months ago

Fatal Push and Tragic Slip really can't compare in the current meta, since most if not all creatures in Modern right now (Even the 1 Drops) are at the very least 1/2s, so it would require more setup to make it worth playing ( Tragic Slip is absolutely sweet in Pauper right now though). Also, maybe you could make this a sort of Mono-Black Demon stompy list? Ammit Eternal is a great threat (at least once Pheonix gets banned or severely nerfed), and Treacherous Pit-Dweller might be interesting. Kinda sad that Vexing Devil isn't a full-on Demon. Anyways, these are just some small suggestions, I wish you the best of luck in surviving Modern's toxic meta!

Kogarashi on Can someone clarify the Undying ...

1 year ago

Undying doesn't change the first ability of Treacherous Pit-Dweller based on whether or not there's a counter. It just means that if TPD has no +1/+1 counters on it when it dies, it comes back from the graveyard.

As mentioned, if it enters the battlefield from the graveyard at all, an opponent will gain control of it. It doesn't matter how it got to the battlefield from the graveyard. This could be due to its own Undying trigger, or somehow being given Unearth or a similar ability. It could also be due to things like Reanimate , Rise from the Grave , Grave Betrayal , Necromantic Selection , Liliana, Death's Majesty (second ability), and so on. It's worth noting that some of these (Grave Betrayal, Necromantic Selection) could be used by your opponents to steal TPD from your graveyard. If they do, it enters under their control, but then the control-switching effect triggers and they have to hand it off to one of their opponents.

coltron518 on Can someone clarify the Undying ...

1 year ago

"when Treacherous Pit-Dweller enters the battlefield from a graveyard, target opponent gains control of it".

so when undying triggers, it will come into play under your control, then switch control to the opponent. there are 2 problems with your understanding of the ability. first, it doesn't matter how many times the creature has died. if it enters the battlefield from a graveyard, an opponent gains control of it. so the first time it dies, undying will trigger (if it had no counters), and an opponent will gain control of it. second, the creature will not reanimate itself if it dies with +1/+1 counters on it.

in other words, you cast the creature, opponent kills it, opponent gets the creature with a counter on it.

mcflash on Can someone clarify the Undying ...

1 year ago

As I understand it, the first time the creature dies (as it has no +1/+1 counters on it), it goes back to you (the original caster) with a +1/+1 counter (with summoning sickness also??) and if it dies again, then it goes to the graveyard and then under the opponent's control (with summoning sickness)? And if by some mechanism such as a sorcery spell, etc you were able to remove that +1/+1 counter, then the second time it dies the Treacherous Pit-Dweller goes back to you again under your control (with the +1/+1 counter re-added again)?

Cereal_Killer on The Orb has the Power

1 year ago

I really like the deck's idea!

Have you considered splashing black for things like Treacherous Pit-Dweller or Hunted Horror, or do you think it's a bad idea?

Could Leveler, Hunted Phantasm, Sky Swallower fit this deck?

ecmartinez on Devilish Demons

1 year ago

Those cards are both great ideas, but I'm not really sure what to take out for those. At the moment I was thinking about removing either Treacherous Pit-Dweller or a couple of my Shadowborn Apostle but I feel that would kinda mess with my mana curve. If you have a better idea for cards to take out for Rune-Scarred Demon or Razaketh, the Foulblooded I'm all ears. I'd love to add either (if not both) of those cards into this deck

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