Athreos, God of Passage


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

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Mythic Rare

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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, return it to your hand unless target opponent pays three life.

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Athreos, God of Passage Discussion

CrimsonChaos on First-Time Deck Builder, Looking For ...

9 hours ago

Hello everyone! As the title suggests, I'm new to the format and I've been spending the last couple weeks or so putting together my first deck, Orzhov and Friends. I feel it's come a long way since it's humble beginnings, and I do have some ideas on possible upgrades in the Maybeboard. If things work out, I'm hoping to get my hands on a copy of Athreos, God of Passage and replace my current commanders Tymna the Weaver and Ravos, Soultender with that, taking out a card to keep the other two in the deck.

The others on my Maybeboard will take some time for me to track down or work into my budget, but I'd like to get some more experienced players' input on affordable things to consider adding, and perhaps what cards would be best to take out in exchange for upgrades. To be clear, I'm not looking to make this deck overly-competitive as I can only afford so much, but I would like to see it be able to hold its own with stronger decks. Thanks in advance!

Tenebroleso on Zur the Enchanter [Voltron] [6/10]

1 week ago

08/03/2019: WIN

vs Toshiro Umezawa + Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Teysa Karlov + Athreos, God of Passage

Partita interessante e tesissima in un field a 5 giocatori estremamente difficile, contro avversari dotati di numerose removal e counter.
Rhystic Study di 3° che rimane sul tavolo fino a fine partita è il vero vincitore, mentre Windborn Muse al 4° mi garantisce di poter tirare avanti qualche turno.
Zur scende al 5° turno, protetto da doppio counter a cc1 ( Dispel + Swan Song ).
Il comandante riesce in qualche modo a fare il giro del tavolo e indossa Swiftfoot Boots . Attaccando, si mette anche addosso Shielded by Faith e da lì è protetto.
A quel punto parte l'ovvio archenemy ma Rhystic Study continua a darmi gas e a garantirmi una mano piena, senza saltare land drop.
Si aggiunge presto anche uno Strionic Resonator che mi permette di tutorare due a turno. Senza senso.
Nell'ultimo turno disponibile Teysa tutora Dictate of Erebos su cui piazzo un Negate . Se avesse tutorato Fleshbag Marauder non avevo counter contro creatura e avrei perso.
Tolgo di mezzo Teysa e rimango solo contro Athreos, sparo un Teferi's Protection nel suo upkeep e vinco nel mio.

Ardval on I die, you die, we all die, bye bye!

2 weeks ago

I love the deck! I get that the 1 mana self sacking creatures paired with Athreos, God of Passage must be insane with the drain triggers (or 3 life to the face) but did you consider running the likes of Cartel Aristocrat Bloodsoaked Champion Lingering Souls in a more aristocrats style deck? Cartel Aristocrat your free sac outlet will constantly have protection in this deck, Bloodsoaked Champion has recursion so you can keep casting, if they take the athreos damage you can play him again, if they don’t take the damage you guessed it you can play him again. Lingering Souls is just one of the best cards in modern for BW sac fodder, flyers and recursion.

Continuing this way does open you up to Xathrid Necromancer because of the humans but I’ve never found it to work out that well myself. Elenda, the Dusk Rose is another option to crank up the tokens by doing what you’re doing anyway but I imagine Teysa is a better filler for that drop anyway.

Vizkopa Guildmage basically gives you pay three mana and double your drain, before you sack the board that would be devastating.

Another human with great synergy for the deck humanless or not is Qarsi Sadist

Gorbah on Bloodline of an Ancient Coven

2 weeks ago

Last_Laugh , thx for the comment much appreciated !

I don't have the feeling i need ramp when i play my deck, i compared our decks and yours runs bigger vamps than mine so i get the point of it in yours, I only run 7 cards that are above 4mana. I'd rather play an aggro card than a ramp card.

Draw is something that's always handy to have, Necropotence is the best fuel in my case but im happy with the card advantages that Phyrexian Arena , Twilight Prophet , Skullclamp , Vanquisher's Banner give me! Even Athreos, God of Passage can end a game real quick or give me a lot of card advantage.

Upcoming changes are: Out: Diabolic Tutor & Vicious Conquistador In: Vampiric Tutor & Land Tax

goldlion on Breaking Carnival of Souls

3 weeks ago

Great points! How about we explore a variety? Build a few versions?

I think the red one would be really fun, using some of the ideas already in that Kresh, Guru of Entropy deck and whatever else we can mastermind up.

seems like it has some pretty great potential. I love ClockworkSwordfish idea with Donate . Muldrotha could definitely be a fun commander there, though he's high cmc and doesn't have the . I wouldn't rule him out yet though. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic wins on flavour/synergy though.

And as for , I was already going to build the competitive version of my Ghave "Lord of Leaches" deck still focusing on Carnival of Souls . So, why don't I get that started and I'll invite you all to chime in? I already have a big card list for it and I can just compose the description to get the ideas thus far condensed and rolling.

Currently I feel the Aluren + Athreos, God of Passage is a great secondary focal point... I'm calling it "The Carousel" combo because

  1. the carousel is everyone's favourite ride at the carnival (flavour win!), and
  2. with one opponent low enough in life (from a Tree of Perdition for example), we can target them with Athreos triggers to cycle creatures battlefield to hand to battlefield, around and around triggering Carnival and all the other enter/exit the battlefield triggers.

It gets nuts when you think about having something like a Dark Prophecy out! Draw your deck and cast all your creatures... For free. I have a few other ideas with it.

What does everyone think?

Mj3913 on Breaking Carnival of Souls

3 weeks ago

So after a little more exploring I'm further stuck on colors. Here's why: We can establish is neccessary for Soulsisters, Aristocrats, and our center piece Carnival of Souls , so do we stick with that or add a 3rd color. My initial thought process was green for the additional sisters and gy retrieval. Green also is the key color of ramp. However, I've come to realize the potential of other colors.

Sticking with there's way too may choices for a commander. Athreos, God of Passage , Teysa Karlov , Karlov of the Ghost Council , Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Krav/Regna (kinda stretches it, but an option nonetheless). Pick one, the rest I The 99 likely... that's if we don't want/need a 3rd color.

Onto , I'm sure we'd be running Ghave, Guru of Spores , Soulcats, tokens (spore focused?), ramp, recursion, alt win con incase they catch on to CoS plan?

Moving to , we could add things like Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors to tie into the mass token creation/sacrifices. Partners Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and Ravos, Soultender are the closest fit I could muster, though feels we'd have to add some other aggression for bruse's sake.

Lastly we have Blue. This adds a control element as well as more draw/dig options. Who to use other than the Soul Brother Oloro, Ageless Ascetic aka the first eminence commander. Fits the bill...

Well, that's all for now. Let me know what you think.

Mattman384 on Vampires On Top

3 weeks ago

I decided to use Athreos, God of Passage to help deal with people destroying my creatures. I moved Gatekeeper of Malakir to the sideboard because he is mostly just needed when I can't target my opponent's creatures. I also decided Spiteful Visions is more useful for me than artifact remover, which I already can using Anguished Unmaking .

Gadianten on Teysa, Queen of Death

3 weeks ago

You have had some very good suggestions provided, particularly Athreos, God of Passage and Massacre Wurm ; while not quite of the same caliber, Yosei, the Morning Star seems like a nice fit and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a good sacrifice outlet and blocker. Elenda, the Dusk Rose synergizes so well it seems custom made for your commander. If you need a little recursion consider Gift of Immortality to abuse sacrifice outlets.

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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.98%