Archfiend of Ifnir


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Archfiend of Ifnir

Creature — Demon


Whenever you cycle or discard another card, put a -1/-1 counter on each creature your opponents control.

Cycling (, Dicard this card: Draw a card.)

Archfiend of Ifnir Discussion

Gidgetimer on Reality Scramble shenanigans

10 hours ago

When multiple triggers have happened since the last time a player had priority the controllers put them in the stack in active player, non-active player (APNAP) order. If a single player controls more than one trigger they get to decide what order to put them on the stack and then they resolve in first in last out (FILO) order. So you get to decide what order the triggers go on the stack.

In this scenario casting Reality Scramble via retracing it will trigger Mirrorwing Dragon and Archfiend of Ifnir .

If you put the Archfiend trigger on the stack first Mirrorwing Dragon will resolve first (because of FILO ordering) making copies of Reality Scramble . You will make 2 copies and they will go on the stack above the -1/-1 counter ability. They will resolve first and Archfiend of Ifnir and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons will not be on the battlefield when the counters are placed and you will not get snakes.

If you put the Dragon ability on the stack first the -1/-1 counters will be placed first. Hapatra will trigger off of the counters getting placed and her trigger(s) will go on the stack above the copy ability. Because of objects resolving FILO, the snakes will be created before the copy ability resolves and there will be a copy made for each snake.

TL;DR: Depending on how you order the triggers you will either get a copy for each snake or you will never have made snakes at all.

ulysses2009 on Reality Scramble shenanigans

10 hours ago

If I want to play Reality Scramble from the graveyard by discarding a land while having Mirrorwing Dragon , Archfiend of Ifnir and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons on the battlefield (targeting Mirrorwing Dragon ), what would happen?

Mirrorwing Dragon will make copies of Reality Scramble as it is the only target.

Archfiend of Ifnir will distribute -1/-1 counters what will trigger my Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons to create some snakes.

Will the snakes be in play before Mirrorwing Dragon 's effect happens, so that i get a copy of the spell for every snake i created?

match_lighter on Hellbent on Reanimation

1 week ago

I believe that swapping out a Archfiend of Ifnir or a Sangromancer for a Chaos Maw could greatly improve your decks matchup against aggro decks. Otherwise cool deck!

chadsansing on Anje Falkenrath combo

1 month ago

I dig it.

Generally, I'd include fewer Madness cards that buff your creatures and include more tutors, reanimation spells, and control pieces to help you buy time to find your combo. Black damage taxes are good, like Dread or No Mercy .

Archfiend of Ifnir over Archfiend of Spite . Maybe some more modular wipes (like Crux of Fate , Decree of Pain , or Kindred Dominance ) + spells like Grim Return or Endless Obedience . Have a way to win with other people's decks after they exile your graveyard or Worldgorger Dragon .

Maybe play Talisman of Dominance over any other rock than your signet. Play a cost reducer or two, as well, like Jet Medallion or Ruby Medallion , or more 2-drop rocks like Charcoal Diamond and Fire Diamond . I'd play the red and black cycle lands for extra draw/dig/loot, as well.

Massacar on Chainer, nightmare adept edh

1 month ago

Also, since you have a solid discard outlet from Chainer, Nightmare Adept and synergy with things like Archfiend of Ifnir you may be interested in Glint-Horn Buccaneer .

MindAblaze on Self discard commanders

1 month ago

Jund has Lord Windgrace as a solid option that likes discarding his things, although not sure how much he wants Bone Miser .

Malfegor would benefit from the Bone Miser .

Olivia, Mobilized for War could too.

Varina, Lich Queen seems like an obvious option.

Essentially any deck that can support wheeling and would want Archfiend of Ifnir would want Bone Miser too. Probably. Depends on your competitiveness level I guess.

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Archfiend of Ifnir occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.28%