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Lord of the Pit
10th Edition

Reviewed June 26, 2007

Constructed: 1.80
Casual: 2.60
Limited: 2.40

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Lord of the Pit - Tuesday

I'm not sure what to say about this card. It's big. It's risky. It's nearly unplayable for a lot of decks. There are also some big black fliers that are much more useful and much more practical. He has mean scary art, which is always cool, but I'm likely to pass on this guy most of the time.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1.5


Lord of the Pit

It's big. It pounds through everything. And it's HUNGRY. The sacrifice is worth it, especially if you've got some Nether Traitors or what-have-you, but why not run Liege of the Pit instead? It's basically the same thing, except the Liege can hide in a morph shell and wait for you to accrue enough sacrificial meat to sate its hunger. The Lord comes down much later, and demands its buffet immediately. The only advantage the Lord has over the Liege is that cards like Red Akroma, Fortune Theif, and Vesuvan Shapeshifter have made "kill all morphs on sight" a sound policy. Other than that, it's just ahuge creature that probably isn't worth the hoops you have to jump through to keep it in play, unless you're building around it. And then, you're building around a creature that won't see play until Turn Seven or later.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 3
Limited- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Lord of the Pit

I still remember the old-school combos of Lord of the Pit plus Breeding Pit, or Lord of the Pit plus Spirit Link. Neither of those was a very good combo, however. Creatures with upkeep costs are usually difficult to use in constructed, especially expensive ones - you want an investment that large to win you the game. If it can't win you the game without further investment, you might want to reconsider. The Lord of the Pit will always be a favorite in casual play, though. He likes Honden of Life's Web, I hear.

Creatures of this size and cost can win games in limited - assuming you can pay the upkeep cost. Since you should be picking up lots of creatures, you may well be able to. Lord of the Pit is far from an auto-play in draft or sealed, but he can be good.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

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Lord of the Pit
This card is one that over the years has seen some play. Not as much as of late. It will be interesting to see if it does get some play back in the type 2 environment as it has not been back with us for quite some time. A 7/7 trampling flyer is something to contend with for many decks. Pull this out of your graveyard with some reainimation early, and you could have the game. It's cost is extremely high however. I suggest making sure you have a back up creature to sac. Having someone surprise you on your upkeep by killing your token can give you a yesterdays card of the day.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
7 mana is pretty huge, and you need a constant upkeep so I'm saying no to this card. Liege of the Pit is better than this in every single way.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 1/5

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