Athreos, God of Passage


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx 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

Wizno on Unorthodox Queen Marchesa help

10 hours ago

It's a neat idea and it has been shown in the lore that Marchesa uses zombies for protection so it's on point for flavor too! Black will be the core of your deck since a large majority of your best zombies are in that color.

Orzhov is actually kind of awesome at reanimation with cards like Immortal Servitude, Debtors' Knell, Necromancer's Covenant, Obzedat's Aid, and Athreos, God of Passage.

Red is a tough color to support a zombie theme since there are only a few good zombies in Rakdos colors. Wheel effects are nice though as they can fill your graveyard for mass reanimation.

I run a more pillow-fort/stax style Queen Marchesa deck and very rarely do people fight for the crown as much as I would like. That being said, it never hurts to have some protection in case your meta is different. Ghostly Prison, No Mercy, and other spells that make it tougher to attack you are solid support for monarchy. Skyline Despot is a wonderful little bomb. Since you're running zombies and will have reliable recursion, you could run a card like Smokestack and be fine.

Best of luck with the deck! Sounds like a cool idea!

Orain on Interview with the Allies

1 day ago

Have you considered Chalice of Life  Flip? It's a fun option for decks like this. Here are my suggestions.

I'd personally remove some of the high drops, namely Felidar Sovereign since so many of your cards remove the opponent's life I'm not sure how frequently you'll reach the point where you have enough life to trigger it but haven't won already. I'd probably also drop the second Defiant Bloodlord.

Kambal, Consul of Allocation might belong in the sideboard instead of the mainboard, since he just does nothing against creature heavy decks. If you just wanted to make a straight swap I think Lantern Scout is good enough to be in the maindeck.

You should probably have more than one 1-drop, Hada Freeblade is a good option for an ally deck.

Beyond that this deck really does not want to get board wiped. Consider Brave the Elements or other white protection cards. Ajani's Presence is my favorite because it even helps with things that protection doesn't work on. Based on this deck I think you might like Athreos, God of Passage as a different sort of board wipe discouragement.

Lastly some modern stables in Orzhov include Path to Exile and Thoughtseize. Running at least a few of these will almost always make your deck a bit better.

filkinsmark on Saskia the Unyielding Face Smash

5 days ago

Some cards I would look at cutting; Wilderness Elemental, Wight of Precinct Six, Thelonite Hermit, Selesnya Guildmage, Primeval Protector and Sylvok Explorer could be switched out for Birds of Paradise and Sylvan Caryatid, Gaea's Revenge is super expensive in an otherwise inexpensive agro deck, Evolutionary Escalation could be switched out for Gratuitous Violence... Just a few choices. Athreos, God of Passage and Heliod, God of the Sun are insane with Saskia and Iroas, God of Victory. My Saskia Decks are here- I'd love some feedback too Unstoppable Warrior Tribal Input Welcome!, and United and Unyielding Deck

filkinsmark on Saskia's Saga

5 days ago

Hey! Fellow Saskia lover! Just some constructive feedback, if that's cool? Eldrazi Displacer seems like a weak choice, with only so many (6) ETB effects from creatures? But I get what you're going for fasho. Vexing Shusher is a cool card, and easy to play with the half/half mana, but definitely a better sideboard choice than mainboard to me. Personally, I LOVE the Theros god cards. But Erebos, God of the Dead is definitely a better sideboard choice against a lifelike crazy deck, since you're never going to get his devotion high enough. The same could be said about Nylea, God of the Hunt- especially since you could just play Archetype of Aggression instead?Heliod, God of the Sun's Vigilance, Iroas, God of Victory's abilities, and Xenagos, God of Revels's combat tricks are all worthwhile even if they aren't creatures. But if that's the route you're going, Athreos, God of Passage would be worth consideration.

I have two Saskia decks if you wanna leave me some feedback too, or get some ideas, Warrior TribalUnstoppable Warrior Tribal Input Welcome! and Human Tribal United and Unyielding Deck

MarquisOfSalt on You Will Serve, Even In Death

1 week ago

I'm excited to see Orzhov advokist. I should add that to my deck... However, if you want to keep the sac mechanic going, Butcher of Malakir, Ashnod's Altar, Thoughtpicker Witch, Grim Haruspex, Dark Prophecy. Black is really good at this stuff. Solemn Simulacrum gives you a lot of value and Athreos, God of Passage keeps them coming back after your opponents start running out of life. Shivan Harvest decimates those fancy, expensive decks with lands like Gaea's Cradle. Diabolic Intent and Academy Rector is a nasty combo but I'm not sure you have any enchantments that worth warranting that amount of money. Lyzolda, the Blood Witch makes every sac have value, but for 2 mana each.

landofMordor on Reanimator in Commander?

1 week ago

Orzhov also has some solid options. Athreos, God of Passage and Ravos, Soultender are both solid options.

The thing is, each color combo has its own "flavor" and reanimator staples, so your choices for cards depend on your commander choice.

Ajuntoson on Vish Kal, The Sword in the Darkness [[Primer]]

2 weeks ago

Have you ever considered Athreos, God of Passage? He would provide a way to drain your opponents life, as people rarely want your cards coming back.

Exo_Spectre on B/W EDH Teysa Fun Sauce

2 weeks ago

Hi, I've been running a similar list to this could you possibly put Athreos, God of Passage in here? Would his ability make having to sac certain creatures to targeted exile cards like Anguished Unmaking.

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