Athreos, God of Passage

Athreos, God of Passage

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God


As long as your devotion to white and black is less than seven, Athreos isn't a creature.

When another creature you own dies, (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield) return it to your hand unless target opponent pays three life.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Mythic Rare
Secret Lair (SLD) Mythic Rare
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Heirloom Legal
Highlander Legal
Noble Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Hero Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal

Athreos, God of Passage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

WB (Orzhov): 0.98%

Athreos, God of Passage Discussion

Apollo_Paladin on Teysa, Orzhov Scion: Life and Death

1 day ago

Athreos, God of Passage is another one I can see really offering some great synergy/combos here.

He's a bit expensive, but he's massively good in quite a few deck builds. (Might even make a decent Commander himself in the right construction)

qao50 on Kathril's Revenge

2 weeks ago
  • You only need 35-38 lands
  • Maralen of the Mornsong doesnt benefit this deck imo, if I'm an opponent ill just get to tutor for a kill spell and kill it

  • Trostani, Selesnya's Voice you dont run tokens so you dont need this.

  • Colossification this card is not as good as you think it is but if you want it be my guest.

  • Ayara, First of Locthwain This is isn't viable in this deck since you don't have many black creatures

  • Reveillark You don't have that many 2 or less power creatures so this could end up just sticking in your hand

All in all, this isn't bad except some of the cards you've added just won't be efficient or they go against what you're trying to do. Like Athreos, God of Passage would make your creatures not go to the graveyard, which is what you want. Since you're new you won't know exactly what's good but when constructing a deck always try to focus on a few things.

  1. How am I trying to win the game?
  2. What are my strengths and what are my weaknesses?
  3. How will I deal with what other people are doing?

Also, it is entirely up to you what you want to get but just keep in mind the cost of some of the cards. you have like 3 or 4 cards that cost $20 each and if you want to spend that much that's fine but having 4 cards worth $5 is more valuable than 1 card worth $20. Big effects are great and fun but any spell can be undone with one spell. Decks that are consistently apply pressure are better than those that apply a lot of pressure every now and then.

SilentPlague on Blood is Constant

3 weeks ago

This is very similar to a deck I just put together. Seeing you have Athreos, God of Passage,you can pair it well with cards such as Corpse Knight and Cruel Celebrant for a constant wheel of life gain and opponent life loss. Then use Pitiless Pontiff and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim to keep cycling that wheel. Teysa Karlov helps quicken the pace of this as well, but you are wasting the second ability if you can't get a bunch of tokens. Only reason I don't use her.

SilentPlague on Evolving Magic

3 weeks ago

craigm104, I agree I need a way to get my creatures off the board more often with Athreos, God of Passage out. I keep a rule for myself to not put more than 2 legendary creatures into a deck. So I have added in Pitiless Pontiff to help with the self sacrifice. Nothing wrong with some indestructible and death touch. I did add Debt to the Deathless into the sideboard to use for multiplayer games. No reason not to. If I add Teysa Karlov, I think I would need to add Beckon Apparition, but I want to keep the deck down to as few spells as possible for now. Her other ability would make her really good though in this deck. I mainly want to see if mutate can be a decent substitute for spells. For it to really work, Wizards probably need to add some more 1 drops in future sets that utilize the ability. Thanks for the help.

craigm104 on Evolving Magic

3 weeks ago

This deck looks tight.The synergy you will get with Athreos, God of Passage and a couple other creatures out will be insanely powerful.

I would put in 4 Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim instead of 2 so you can have a bit more control with killing off your own creatures for good effects. Even if you have no other creatures on the board, a 2/3 deathtouch for 2 mana is going to provide strong defense while you get other creatures out. Teysa Karlov may be another creature to add. She could be good to increase the triggers when creatures die.

The low number of non-creature spells may be a bit concerning, but if you are open to changes, Beckon Apparition may be a good instant if you're looking for non-creature spells to get cheap creatures out on the board. Also, Mortify would be good for removal (can be used on your creatures too if needed).

If you play multiplayer, Debt to the Deathless would be great for late-game stalemates.

BRG24 on Evolving Magic

4 weeks ago

Nice deck. I may be wrong about this, but I believe that copy effects on mutated cards copy the entire stack of creatures, so something like Pack Rat could be really strong here. If you don’t have the Athreos, God of Passage out, the mutate creature dying might be a bit of a blowout for the deck, so maybe this can provide some protection against this. As another possible mutate creature, Vulpikeet might be nice, if you’re building up onto one creature then the additional power might be necessary? I’d check up on the rules on mutate and clones, but I hope this is helpful.

Tylord2894 on Athreos and Rayami

1 month ago

Athreos, God of Passage will not trigger if Rayami, First of the Fallen is out.

Rayami's first ability is a replacement effect. It replaces any would be death events with that creature being exiled with a Blood counter on it. So, nothing actually dies which means Athreos won't trigger. This is similar to how Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void work.

Hope this helps!!

Cardgamer9632 on Athreos and Rayami

1 month ago

Just wondering If Athreos, God of Passage would work if a Rayami, First of the Fallen is on the battlefield?

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