Spawning Pit

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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Set Rarity
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon

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

Spawning Pit occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.16%

Spawning Pit Discussion

bushido_man96 on Korvold's Conundrum

4 weeks ago

Thank you for the recommendations, xander11. I have considered cutting Bloodsoaked Altar for those very reasons. Phyrexian Plaguelord may take its place. I do plan to add Viscera Seer, and Spawning Pit isn't a bad idea, either!

xander11 on Korvold's Conundrum

4 weeks ago

Have you thought about maybe adding in a Spawning Pit to the mix? One card I personally believe is absolutely necessary for a deck like this is Viscera Seer it adds a huge amount of value as a sac outlet.

Dolphin_Jesus on Alela

1 month ago

If you want longevity, stax is a very viable route to take!

Smokestack is a house in my list, and with the recent banning, Mycosynth Lattice may come down to a reasonable price to throw in to generate extra tokens! Mace of the Valiant does tons of work too.

Tutors are a great way to increase consistency, and some of them are decently affordable. Diabolic Intent is half the cost of a Demonic Tutor and you can sac a fairy that you pooped with Alela.

Sacrifice outlets that produce mana like Ashnod's Altar and an X spell like Torment of Hailfire are more consistent ways to combo kill, and can add value mid game when a combo is not an option. Others like Spawning Pit or krav will provide value recycling your creatures.

I would lastly look at effiecint removal and draw. Swords to Plowshares is excellent and things like Read the Bones is an affordable way to dig and get through those mid turns with a refill, draw selection, and enough mana to play a thing.

Hope some of these help!

bushido_man96 on trying to build EDH meren ...

2 months ago

Blood Pet and Blood Vassal as mana dorks, alongside the standard dorks, because they can sac themselves. Evolutionary Leap , Carnage Altar , Spawning Pit , Phyrexian Ghoul , and Nantuko Husk are budget sac outlets.

This is a start. More to come...

koizintec9 on Alesha EDH

2 months ago

I'm not sure if you're already aware of this, but Ankle Shanker doesn't work with Alesha's ability because he already comes tapped and attacking, while his trigger happens during it's attack declaration. Ignition Team is one I really like in my Alesha deck, he usually enters as a very big beater and when reanimated with Alesha can be deadly. Altar of Dementia , Spawning Pit , Ashnod's Altar . Alesha really smiles at death, so having those sac outlets will be the best way to get the most value out of recurring creatures with your commander. Plus it's an essential enabler if you wish to combo off with Karmic Guide + Reveillark or Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit + Murderous Redcap .

Hybrow on Becoming the target

2 months ago

Wow, you play yours quite different from mine, way more 0 cost creatures. Your Average CMC is so much lower than mine.. Nice.

couple cards i would recommend:

Devastating Summons - you have the option to not sac any mountains.. still get the 2 ETBs before they die

Temple Bell or even Endless Atlas - because of your low mana curve, draw should always be better for your than your opponents.

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle - I usually use this to target an annoying creature on the board.

Spawning Pit - fairly new add for me, but won me the last game, so cant argue with its success .. lol, 1 for 1.

bushido_man96 on This deck has a 100% chance of stealing your girl

2 months ago

I like your creative approach here. I really think you should consider running some of the protective equipment to take care of your commander. Swiftfoot Boots , Mask of Avacyn , and with blue in the deck, you could also run Neurok Stealthsuit , all of which are pretty good budget option.

I think you should also consider running some sac outlets, that way if you see something nicer you want to steal with Rubinia, you don't have to give the other creature back. Criminally underplayed sac outlets like Fanatical Devotion and Martyr's Cause would also double up as protection cards. Carnage Altar is pretty non-threatening and provides card draw, and Spawning Pit is nice in that it doesn't instantly scream "COMBO ENGINE" when it hits the board.

Some flicker effects might also let you make the most out of ETB effects from creatures that steal stuff. Flickering Altered Ego every turn could get terribly annoying. If you could afford a Gilded Drake , it get's really annoying. But, you aren't running a critical mass of creatures here, so that may not be worth considering.

Again, love the idea here. +1.

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