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