Archfiend of Depravity

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01) Rare
Fate Reforged (FRF) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Archfiend of Depravity

Creature — Demon

Flying

At the beginning of each opponent's end step, that player chooses up to two creatures he or she controls, then sacrifices the rest.

Archfiend of Depravity Discussion

Skyler1776 on Nicol Bolas, the Original

5 hours ago

Alright. After looking through, I have a few ideas. 1. Instead of stealing other’s artifacts for 4+ mana, perhaps running things like Abrade , Artifact Possession , Copy Artifact , or Bedevil to either create copies of other’s artifacts, or destroy them with more options than what you currently have.

  1. Mana fixing Drowned Catacomb , Dragonskull Summit , Watery Grave , Command Tower , Arcane Signet , Grixis Obelisk, and Grixis Panorama would all help in your ability to cast Bolas on curve.
  2. Holding off the other players.

Wrath of God , Vraska's Contempt , Bontu's Last Reckoning , Cast Down , and Cavalier of Night all keep the board clear while you set up for the victory!

  1. Creatures. Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp , Wall of Stone , Norritt , Chainwhip Cyclops , and Vraska's Finisher are all bad cards. I suggest cards like Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, Sheoldred, Whispering One , Notion Thief , Archfiend of Depravity , and Massacre Girl could be more beneficial than the current ones you have.

TypicalTimmy on Love Thy Plainswalker

2 weeks ago

You said you want to make room for Teferi, Temporal Archmage ? I'd say cut Tamiyo, Collector of Tales . She doesn't appear to have much value in your deck as it currently stands. In order for you to achieve maximum value from her, you'd need to both have her out and be able to reliably manipulate the top of your deck each turn. Then, even if you can do this, because this is EDH you will only ever at most get a single card in your hand, and put three into your graveyard. Considering your deck is not built for graveyard synergy, I'd say she's easily the weakest link here. As for her static ability, not many cards out there force opponents to sacrifice permanents they own. They do exist, but by far it is one of the less relevant options of removal. Even those who do exist, it usually then befalls upon the opponent's choice, which means they will likely sacrifice their weakest permanents first. For example, obviously a player will keep their strongest two creatures when Archfiend of Depravity goes off, or they will sacrifice a token creature if able to Mogis, God of Slaughter . Likewise, Crackling Doom gives them the option to choose if they have two or more creatures that meet the condition, and even if they don't this only removes a single threat from their board.

So I think I can pretty confidently say you can forgo Tamiyo and run just fine :)

BS-T on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

1 month ago

Magus of the Abyss / Defiler of Souls / Reaper from the Abyss and the under-used Archfiend of Depravity will do pretty well at keeping folks down

TypicalTimmy on What non legendaries would you ...

1 month ago

Captivating Vampire would be disgustingly awesome. Also Archfiend of Depravity would be cool, though I may prefer Indulgent Tormentor for the engine.

multimedia on Ob Nixilis, unshackled

1 month ago

Hey, nice start and there's several good cards here.

Cards that are within the budget to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Command Tower
  • Path of Ancestry
  • Akroma's Memorial
  • Darksteel Forge
  • Bloodsoaked Altar
  • Coat of Arms
  • War Horn
  • Obelisk of Urd
  • Elbrus, the Binding Blade
  • Unholy Hunger
  • Liliana's Influence
  • Liliana, Death Wielder
  • Painful Quandary
  • Prismite
  • Pit Spawn
  • Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
  • Diamond Knight
  • Alhammarret's Archive
  • The Wretched

The majority of these suggested cuts are high mana cost cards. Anthems such as Memorial, Urd, Coat, etc. are not needed with Demons because they're already flying creatures with high power/toughness.

troublinparadise on Jarad visits the rat colonies

2 months ago

Love this deck! I'm in the process of building a very similar one. I wish thrumming stone weren't so darn expensive! I'm sure when I buy one they'll immediately reprint it, or ban it...

I've compiled a list of cards I'm considering that aren't in your deck. I expect that many of them are cards you either: 1. Thought about and decided against. 2. Didn't want to shell out the cash for, (I feel ya) 3. Don't use in your play group. (I noticed you've got no tutors. A card like Mausoleum Secrets is very affordable and super strong in this deck. If your playgroup or you personally avoid tutors for balance/powerlevel/gameplay reasons, I commend you.) Hopefully there's a card or two in this list that make you say "oooh!", because your deck certainly got that reaction from me! Bloodbond March is INSANE and it's only 50 cents!

If any of these cards are like... aggressively bad, let me know so I don't put them in my deck, haha. I'm assuming you've actually assembled and playtested the deck, whereas I am still residing in the magical christmas land of my mind.

Creatures:
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Crypt Ghast
Erebos, God of the Dead
Moodmark Painter
Pitiless Plunderer
Solemn Simulacrum
Archfiend of Depravity
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Butcher of Malakir
Spells:
Necrotic Wound
Soulshriek
Ghoul's Feast
Living Death
Thrilling Encore
Artifacts:
Lightning Greaves
Swiftfoot Boots
Heartstone
Enchantments:
Phyrexian Arena
Spidersilk Armor
Journey to Eternity  Flip
Black Market
Dictate of Erebos
Lands:
Cabal Coffers
Cabal Stronghold
Cascading Cataracts
Mutavault
Nurturing Peatland
Overgrown Tomb
Twilight Mire
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Verdant Catacombs

I haven't put much thought into what you would cut if you like any of these, aside from Blighted Fen . Once you get Bontu's Monument , Herald's Horn , or Jet Medallion out, Blighted Fen and any basic forests you end up with are gonna feel bad. Initiates of the Ebon Hand and Bog Initiate are spicy ways to fix the issue, but they are also... bad.

Side note: I'm curious how Rancor would be in this deck. It's a weird cost/benefit analysis because of course you want as many rats as possible, but when you can rancor to boost your sac creature +2/+0, then it pops back into your hand every time, it seems like the recursion value might add up. Also allows you to trample through extra damage on one player if they're gaining life. Anyone feel free to explain why Rancor is a dumb idea in this deck :)

Cheerio,
-Trouble

Last_Laugh on Commander format pet cards

2 months ago

Archfiend of Depravity is excellent in most metas and is grossly underutilized and underappreciated. (There's no reason the alternate art foil should be $2-3...)

Life_autonomous on As Above, So Below (Kaalia Zenith Seeker)

2 months ago

This is awesome! I am going to build around this Kaalia as soon as I can. Archfiend of Depravity and Desecration Demon are low cost demons that can make your opponents sac stuff, 5 and 4 cmc, respectively. And they're easy on the wallet. I'm sure there is better stuff out there, but demons on the cheaper side with good effects!

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Archfiend of Depravity occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.36%

Golgari: 0.09%

Rakdos: 0.48%