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

Cloudius on Cloudius

4 days ago

KayneMarco I like the primer layout. Great job!

Interestingly, Zur was the 1st commander I want to build when I first venture into EDH! But I got distracted thereafter but ended up making other decks instead.

My favourite deck at the moment is my home brewed original Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign deck:

We Love Freebies! *Primer*

Commander / EDH Cloudius


While it is still work in progress, I also like the layout for my Athreos, God of Passage deck below:

Recurring Nightmare

Commander / EDH Cloudius


Keep in touch buddy! Cheers.

Bionicle4320 on Teysa’s Orzhov

1 week ago

IMO Teysa Karlov is what makes Elenda, the Dusk Rose so good (Teysa effectively quadruples her tokens). I might switch to 2 elenda and 3 teysa, or cut a Hunted Witness to get 3 of both.

The major issue I see at this point is that there is no card draw. Athreos, God of Passage kind of fixes this if you get him early enough, but otherwise it can be a problem. To fix it, there should probably 2 Viscera Seer to filter some or just draw. Bankrupt in Blood is coming out in RNA, and it looks like a particularly good choice. Having both 4 Zulaport Cutthroat and 4 Blood Artist can make this wildly more consistent, but the only thing I could think to cut to add zulaports would be Dictate of Erebos, but that kills a lot of the flavor.

Sideboard is also important. Stony Silence, Dusk / Dawn, Tidehollow Sculler, Solemnity, and Disenchant are all good options.

I hope you're having fun refining the list!

Bionicle4320 on Teysa’s Orzhov

1 week ago

I was looking into a similar thing, and I think it would work better with a more normal aristocrats build. To do so, I would cut down on legendaries (as Scion_of_Darkness suggested) and add Blood Artist. It's Zulaport Cutthroat, but better! The name Aristocrats comes from Cartel Aristocrat. It's a good sac outlet because it protects itself very well as long as it has stuff to sac. another possible thought is Butcher of Malakir. The 7 CMC is kinda dumb, but it's Dictate of Erebos with a 5/4 flyer body.

Since Athreos, God of Passage and Pawn of Ulamog have somewhat restrictive mana requirements for turn 3, I would add some more dual lands. It doesn't have to be anything expensive like Godless Shrine, but Concealed Courtyard would do wonderfully for under $3 per card.

Asder on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Prophet of Athreos

Creature - human cleric

Whenever a creature enters or leaves the graveyard you may pay 3 life and sacrifice prophet of athreos, if you do, return that creature to your hand then search your library for a card named Athreos, God of Passage and put that card into your hand then shuffle your library.

Athreos demands only safe passage for the dead


jasonkrivera on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Prophet of Athreos

Enchantment Creature - Spirit Cleric

When another creature you control dies, return it to your hand unless target opponent pays 1 life. If they do, sacrifice Prophet of Athreos and search your library for a card named Athreos, God of Passage, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.


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DrukenReaps on A new option for Shadowborn ...

1 week ago

So I have a Shadowborn Apostle deck led by Athreos, God of Passage here Reaper Born. Problem is I can't put Malfegor, Master of Cruelties, and Rakdos, Lord of Riots into the deck...

Enter our new Rakdos Blood Witch Judith

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Now she isn't as hard to remove as Athreos but I like that she will do 6 damage split where I choose when I activate the Apostles. Currently people just take 6-9 life loss and then I have to use a mass re-animator anyways. Don't get me wrong Athreos is cool and powerful but also quite random and can't always be counted on. I will always know what Judith will do for me. I consider the deck more of a demon deck than an apostle deck too and will get to use more demons like I've been wanting.

Here is what I've got so far Judith's Shadowborn Pact.

I'm just not sure what else should go in or if there are some things to remove?

Thanks for your thoughts.

Deruvid on Athreos Rally

1 week ago

Use the Viscera Seer or Cartel Aristocrat to sac all your creatures, triggering Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist. If Athreos, God of Passage is also in play, your opponent must either pay 3 life or let the creature be returned to your hand for you to recast and do it again.

Once everything is finally in your graveyard, cast Rally the Ancestors to bring back your creatures with at least 1 sac ability to do it all over again. It goldfishes well, but I haven't proxied this list up yet to actually play against another deck, but I'm going to guess it's too slow for Modern play, but maybe good for kitchen table fun.

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