Athreos, God of Passage


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

LeaPlath on Gods

1 day ago

IMO Iroas, God of Victory, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Keranos, God of Storms, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Thassa, God of the Sea and Erebos, God of the Dead are the least interesting. They provide generic good stuff but don't really push anything cool.

Athreos, God of Passage has some interesting uses as a political commander, and WB lacks other political commanders.

Ephara, God of the Polis has some interesting flash tricks you can do that keeps her involved and involving.

Heliod, God of the Sun's token making is interesting for stuff that triggers on enchantments, creating more options.

Karametra, God of Harvests likes you playing stuff like Whitemane Lion which lets you build interesting decks abusing her.

Kruphix, God of Horizons IMO is one of the less intresting options, but even he changes your deck in a significant and cool way.

Phenax, God of Deception lets you do a UB control deck win con that isn't combo or damage, just slowly deck everyone.

Pharika, God of Affliction has the political angle with the snakes being GY hate and attack deflection. Also enchantress synergy.

Xenagos, God of Revels is another one that is barely interesting enough but it makes main phase 1 priority interesting.

Purphoros, God of the Forge isn't that intresting, but he is one of those rare commanders who gives mono red the punch it sorely needs for very little build around.

frostdiggity on Infinite Combo Emeria

3 days ago

WhisperingBlade - While I'm not the most experienced player and haven't played toooo many different styles of decks, I will say that Emeria decks are a lot of fun!

Blasting Station sounds pretty interesting! Might have to pick a couple up and play around with them..

As for the Athreos, I've been going back and forth lately. You're right, there are a lot of great cards to play in this list. Athreos sometimes is worth it - Supreme Verdict when there's a board full of creatures and Athreos, God of Passage out there puts a smile on my face, but other games he basically does nothing. Black also let me put Fatal Push in the sideboard, but lately I've been wanting Negate in the sideboard. Removing black would solve that problem. Overall, I think the deck would perform better without black. I could add a third Emeria, which I've been wanting to do, and another basic so I don't run out from Path to Exile and Sakura-Tribe Elder.

Perhaps I'll just try Blasting Station in Athreos' place. I also feel like I want a third Sun Titan, too. Court Hussar was always a great card... There's too many options. What are your thoughts on replacements for removing the black from the deck?

Patolea on Need advice on Commander Deck

5 days ago

Going Orzhov or Mardu?

Reuse of the GY we have Athreos, God of Passage and Ravos, Soultender

Steal from graveyard we have Tariel, Reckoner of Souls to be used as general.

Some good cards to steal things from gy are:Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Grave Upheaval, Beacon of Unrest and Rise from the Grave.

For your on use:Reanimate, Unburial Rites and Torrent of Souls.

Some big hitters:Aurelia, the Warleader, Archangel Avacyn  Flip, Bloodgift Demon and Rune-Scarred Demon.

frostdiggity on Infinite Combo Emeria

1 week ago

Waffleoflegned - The thumbs up was toward you for your 'constructive criticism' not asking for a thumbs up on the deck.

I've never taken a deck to an event before, and I generally play janky/cheap decks with friends (see my other decks) for fun. That being said, Emeria/Sun Titan decks are a lot of fun to play, and I don't expect this particular deck to be tier 1 quality.

This deck is barely four-color, as black is only here for Athreos, God of Passage and Fatal Push in the sideboard. In this case, it's been pretty easy to pull off. Also, I think the synergy here is higher than you're giving it credit for.

DrayDray on Humans of the Syndicate

1 week ago

Athreos, God of Passage could work in this deck. Mentor of the Meek is a decent draw engine in decks like this as well.

goblinguiderevealpls on Tymna and Ravos

1 week ago

Have you tried Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Edgewalker or Athreos, God of Passage? They're all cheap and work well with cleric/reanimation theme. Also I like the list! Was going to buikd a stax version of these two with Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Smokestack type effects and this list helped me get some ideas, thanks!

Eiti3 on Orzhov commander

2 weeks ago

With that in mind then Karlov of the Ghost Council, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, and Athreos, God of Passage are probably the best bets for you.

Karlov of the Ghost Council and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim both use life gain as a constant and the deck usually has a high theme of it. However, once it settles in, the activated abilities combined with Illusionist's Bracers and Rings of Brighthearth offer exponential opportunities. Other than that, Karlov usually goes for politics as Ayli goes for cleric tribal (Edgewalker) or some sort of defender-esque tribal (Wall of Shards) to maximize her starting abilities.

Athreos, God of Passage tends to be more diverse in his gameplay. While the main goal is to eventually lose your creatures and force your opponents to choose, themes for Athreos are seemingly endless. Shadowborn Apostle decks, Fleshbag Marauder sac decks, etc.

Up to you on which you'd prefer to play from then on; especially the themes and the like. If you like good vs bad, you could do an angels and demons deck (I've seen a few good ones). Otherwise, that's all I can offer you. Best of luck.

MRDOOM3 on Daxos Enchanments

2 weeks ago

Enduring Ideal is a very nice card that I have in my Daxos the Returned deck. Although it does not have much synergy with his ability, chances are, by the time you draw into it, you will have enough experience counters to have super, super large Spirit Enchantment tokens.

Some of my favorite enchantments in the Magic: the Gathering world are Ghostly Prison, Koskun Falls, Sphere of Safety, Lightmine Field, Painful Quandary, Opalescence, Land Tax, Leyline of Sanctity, Leyline of the Void, Greater Auramancy, No Mercy, etc.

You also can try out Blessed Spirits, Blightcaster, and Athreos, God of Passage.

More Constellation is nice as well.

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