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
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Mythic Rare

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

Pal00ka on Halloween Themed Tariel

2 weeks ago

Athreos, God of Passage is spooky + has synergy with all of your wraths to get some creatures potentially back. Likewise for recursion is Dawn of the Dead and Dance of the Dead .

Murder kinda looks like a halloween porch piece, Ravenous Chupacabra too.

Also the basics from Tempest are a bit darker overall and might fit with the theme better too Plains , Mountain , Swamp .

papafranku99 on Black/White Vampire Token Deck

2 weeks ago

Hey dude, first off i have to say thank you, i got some good baseline ideas from your deck.

Secondly, i think this deck could definitely use some refining and i do have some suggestions.

If you want to take a look at my vampire token deck for some ideas, please do: Life & Death: A wicked story

IN: 1x Hall of Heliod's Generosity , 2x Forerunner of the Legion , 2x Zulaport Cutthroat , 1x Athreos, God of Passage , 2x Mastermind's Acquisition

OUT: 2x Legion's Landing  Flip, 3x Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , 2x Bloodlord of Vaasgoth ,

In a deck like this, you need to be able to fetch your key cards, with Forerunner of the Legion you can search for your token generator(s) to get them out much earlier, and using Mastermind's Acquisition to get Anointed Procession out quicker greatly improves how the deck plays, it also allows you to search your sideboard or entire library (in casual games) for any card you may want to use, very handy!

IMO your deck is a bit creature heavy, however with the changes i suggested it, it may even it out quite well, let me know your thoughts :)

Lanzo493 on Alela, Queen of the Scrapyard

1 month ago

As for cards to remove, though, I would suggest removing cards that try to take your deck in a different direction. If you want to go all in on the combo, then this is what I'd suggest. Crypt Ghast can go. Combo doesn't need extort to win, and you don't have many swamps. Tezzeret the Schemer is even worse ramp. Athreos, God of Passage actually doesn't help your combo, it hurts it by giving control to your opponents. Better to just have more tutors. Aether Gale and Depths of Desire don't do much to support your gameplan, so I'd toss them. It's good to interact with opponents, but if your deck can win without caring what anyone else is doing, that's a good enough reason to focus your deck on protecting your game plan instead of interaction. After all, there's no need to interact with an opponent you can kill.

TheFateless on Cleanse the Bloodlines

2 months ago

Slightly upgraded! Added Cruel Celebrant , Cordial Vampire , upgraded a couple to foils and got some signatures! Unfortunately Athreos, God of Passage didn't make the cut (He has a new and Loving home in my Teysa Karlov deck, and Necropolis Regent was also cut. Can't remember what else went in and out, but those were the most recent

Kavle on Does this work the way ...

2 months ago

Ok, say I have a Nyxborn Shieldmate as a creature out enchanted by another Nyxborn Shieldmate, another creature enchanted by Necromancer's Magemark , and a Blood Funnel .

I cast another Nyxborn Shieldmate for W targeting either your already enchanted Nyxborn Shieldmate (both aura sheildmates become creatures) when you sacrifice the creature sheildmate for Blood Funnel .

Additionally, because the creature sheildmate was enchanted by an aura, it has Necromancer's Magemark raise dead effect returning it to my hand.

From this point I could cast the returned Nyxborn Shieldmate for W targeting one sheildmate, and sacrificing the other.

There would be other cards that work well with this like Athreos, God of Passage , Blood Artist , Hall of Heliod's Generosity , Sigil of the Empty Throne , and my favorite Bitter Ordeal .

And I found this hiding: Bestow and Cost Modifications

I'm just making sure this part is correct: "So, by the time you get to applying Thalia, it’s a noncreature spell and will cost you 1 more. By the time you get to applying Heartless Summoning, it’s not a creature so you won’t get the discount."

If Thalia, Guardian of Thraben would increase the cost because it's a noncreature, then Blood Funnel should reduce it too, right?

I think I answered your question and brought it back around to my question in maybe too many words there lol.

CaptainBanana42 on Teysa Karlov Aristocrats

3 months ago

Thanks for linking my profile. :D Athreos, God of Passage and Yosei, the Morning Star are really cool additions. I would add Athreos myself if I had one. It should be a really strong card in this deck.

I hope you had fun playing this deck. Personally I really like to play this deck.

K1ngMars on Need help getting into 1v1 ...

4 months ago

I think Athreos, God of Passage tribal Shadowborn Apostle is a quite competitive deck, can stomp really fast with black mana ramp and huge demons.

Other good choices for competitive decks could be:

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