Treacherous Pit-Dweller


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

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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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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Treacherous Pit-Dweller Discussion

Cereal_Killer on The Orb has the Power

1 month 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

4 months 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

xEleven on Cheap and Fun Demons!

8 months ago

Sorry I'm like 3 years late lmao, but I think that Treacherous Pit-Dweller is a good choice. Have you thought about Hero's Downfall?

Kjartan on ETB Value Cheats

10 months ago

You are missing one of your best options

Treacherous Pit-Dwellers

Entrei on Torpor Infinite

10 months ago

Vexing Devil and Treacherous Pit-Dweller come to mind.

King_Raikou on Demonic orb

10 months ago

Ahh, ok that makes a little bit more sense. As for suggestions, you could up the Ghost Quarter to a 4 of and then put in Ob Nixilis, Unshackled for the nifty combo of making them lose 10 life and sac a creature. Also with Torpor Orb, Soulstinger becomes a great vanilla body, but its ETB is still good enough to play without Torpor Orb. Treacherous Pit-Dweller is fantastic with Torpor Orb a 4/3 then a 5/4 all for ? Hell yeah, I'll do that! Abhorrent Overlord may be a fantastic late-game play if you have enough devotion. Hope that helps!

xyr0s on What?? Did you just lose on turn 2??

1 year ago

Treacherous Pit-Dweller is technically speaking a 4/3 for 2 mana. Do you want to play it? ok, not a serious suggestion.

But how about Vexing Devil? That's a 4/3 for 1 mana, or a Boros Charm at half cost, depending on your opponent... not bad for this kind of deck.

SteelSentry on Devotion to Insanity ($14 Budget)

1 year ago

Endless Whispers and Treacherous Pit-Dweller is an interesting interaction. What happens is, you initially cast it and it comes in on your side with no counters. When it dies, both Undying and Endless Whispers will trigger. No matter how you stack the triggers, undying will happen first (since Whispers is a delayed EOT trigger), and your opponent will get the Pit-Dweller. At this point, you opponent has it, and it has a +1/+1 counter on it. When it dies again, undying will not trigger unless the counter has been removed, so only Whispers will trigger. According to the rulings,

The creatures have the triggered ability, so each creature’s controller chooses one of his or her opponents to target
which means your opponent (the controller) will choose you to get the Pit-Dweller at end of turn. You get the Pit-Dweller, and have to give it to your opponent. It no longer has a +1/+1 counter on it. Undying specifies owner's control, so when it dies again, you will get it and have to give it to your opponent with a +1/+1 counter. The only way this would work the way you want it to work is if you controlled it while it had a +1/+1 counter on it, but at that point there is better options.

tl;dr Treacherous Pit-Dweller and Endless Whispers is a nonbo

I'm not sure how well this card would actually work for you, but Sleeper Agent works exactly the way you want Treacherous Pit-Dweller to work. You cast it, and give it to your opponent. When it dies, Endless Whispers means you get it, and then give it to your opponent. Your opponent is locked into controlling Sleeper Agent as long as Whispers is on the battlefield

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